June 22nd, 2017
More shows need to realize that you don’t mess with a working formula. Far too many just throw what works out the window in favor of trying things that ultimately fail. Not Elementary. They don’t try to get Holmes and Watson romantically involved. They don’t try to introduce elements outside of their wheelhouse. They just tell consistently good stories season in and season out.
Why can’t other shows know their audience as well as Elementary’s does?
June 15th, 2017
There are some shows that I really wonder why they remain on the air, and more why I bother watching them. This has become the norm for Greg Berlanti shows this year, where I was disappointed by pretty much all of them, superhero or not.
I really didn’t like Supergirl last year on CBS and with the move to CW, it’s even worse. There is a very distinctive hard-left bent that’s hard to ignore and even harder to take seriously. So let’s see where this show went completely wrong and why Supergirl’s first season on CW sucked.
June 8th, 2017
Wow, have the mighty fallen. Loved the first season of this show, now, not so much. And this is becoming commonplace for Greg Berlanti series, they start off amazing and then rapidly fall apart because I honestly don’t think he, or any of the people he has working for him, have the slightest clue what they’re doing in the long run. It happened to Arrow, it happened to Flash, it happened to Supergirl (well, that was never that good to begin with) and now, unfortunately, it’s happened to Blindspot. So let’s look at what went wrong.
June 1st, 2017
I was one of the rare defenders of this show during the first half of the first season, when everyone panned it because it wasn’t “super-heroic” enough. But I never wanted it to be that way, I wanted it to be about the normal men and women who worked behind the scenes with S.H.I.E.L.D. in the shadows of the super-powered world.
But that’s not what we got and that’s not really what I want and frankly, I’m getting tired of the whole thing.
May 25th, 2017
Last year, I took a liking, at least in general, to Syfy’s new series The Expanse. Based on James A. Corey’s book series, The Expanse takes a look at human politics in the not too distant future, as man has spread out among the planets in our solar system.
However, while people seem to think that you get more out of the series if you read the books, I strongly oppose any series where you have to do extra homework to enjoy it. It has to stand or fall on its own merits and I questioned if it could do so in the long term. So how has it fared in the second season? Read on to find out.
May 18th, 2017
Now I don’t usually review things like this on TV Thursday. I typically reserve it for serial television and this simply isn’t. But I’m a massive fan of the original Mystery Science Theater 3000, I started watching it in season one on the Comedy Channel and when I heard it might be coming back, it scared me. I mean literally scared me. Because it’s very rare that lightning strikes in exactly the right place twice.
Wow, was I ever wrong.
May 11th, 2017
You know, this could have been such a good series. When it was originally presented at SDCC, everyone loved it. Then show creator Ben Queen left the series and it was completely redone and it went from being a legitimately clever show to the complete disaster that we got.
This would have been a full season review, but NBC yanked the last three episodes due to really awful ratings. It could have been better. It should have been better. It just wasn’t.
May 4th, 2017
I really enjoyed a lot of the first season of Legends of Tomorrow. It wasn’t perfect, but the DC television universe is becoming large enough that there needed to be an ensemble series to showcase all of the lower tier characters. While they had some mis-steps in the first seasons, I had hoped that they’d pick the best parts to focus on and drop the worst because the show had a lot of potential.
So here come my look at the second season, which ran a bizarre 17 episodes, something I really don’t understand.
April 27th, 2017
Some things should be allowed to die. Last season, Sleepy Hollow co-star Nicole Beharie decided to leave the show and they should have just killed the series. Unfortunately, they decided to keep going, trading in the majority of the cast and the iconic location to move to Washington D.C. What a mistake that was! Once a really great series, it has largely fallen apart and only got 13 episodes this season. So was it worthwhile? Read on to find out.
April 20th, 2017
It seems like everyone wants to get in on the Marvel TV bandwagon. ABC has Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Netflix has their own pile of shows and now FX has Legion.
I really have no idea why they picked this particular character. The son of Charles Xavier, he is ridiculously powerful, but also insane, thus making him inherently outside of the typical superhero paradigm. That is not, in this case, a good thing, as I’m sure you’ll agree, as I take a look at the first 8-episode season of Legion.