I usually don’t pay a lot of attention to Hulu, but recently they’ve started coming up with some decent original programming and I might have to see what else they have. This time around, they brought us Future Man, a flat-out spoof of everything pop culture, especially 80s pop culture, created by Seth Rogen. It’s the first show he’s ever done that he hasn’t acted in. But the second I saw the trailer, I knew this was going to be something special and damn it, it was. So let’s hop into the future and see just what makes this such a great show.
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I really loved the first Tick live action series, it was a great show with what I consider to be the perfect actor in the role, Patrick Warburton. Of course, the animated series from the 90s was fantastic, so when I heard that Amazon Prime was going to reboot the series, I was certainly interested, albeit cautious. After all, I couldn’t imagine anyone else in the role but Warburton and even though I knew he was involved, he also wasn’t playing the titular character.
Even after seeing a “leaked” first episode just over a year ago, while I really liked it, I knew it had a lot of work to do to get past that hump. Well, yesterday, at least as I write this, Amazon dropped half of the 12-episode season and I had to watch it right away. But since I have no idea when the rest of the season is coming, I figured I’d review what I have so far. Was it worth the wait? Let’s find out.
I’m not a fan of Marvel’s Inhumans in the comics. Never have been, never will be. Sure, there are some stories that have been enjoyable, but overall, they’re just a hard pass because they lack everything that I care about in comic characters, that being reliability. But since Marvel TV has been pushing the whole inhumans thing for a while, as an alternative to being able to use mutants, hey, I have to get used to it or I might as well just stop watching a lot of Marvel TV. But when I heard that this show was coming, I figured it might be an “Avengers” moment, a way to bring all of the inhuman storylines together into something glorious.
Yeah, that didn’t happen. But let’s see what did as I review the first season of Marvel’s Inhumans.
I loved the first season of Stranger Things, it was one of the best shows I had seen in a very long time. But I had a really, really bad feeling about season 2, mostly because most shows that have an outstanding first season fall apart entirely in the second, because as I’ve said before, most shows blow their load on the first season and have no clue what to do if they’re lucky enough to get renewed.
So I was very wary going into the second season because I figured I was going to be very disappointed.
And wow was I wrong about that!
So let’s get into the second season of Stranger Things and why this continues to be an amazing television series!
The Last Ship is yet another series that started off strong but they clearly didn’t know what to do with a second season when they got it, or a third, or a fourth. I think they did a passable job in the second year, but it’s been drifting downward ever since. It just gets more and more unrealistic as time goes on, until there’s no way to suspend disbelief. It just gets ridiculous after a while.
So let’s see what went wrong in season 4, because this thing is going down for the last time as far as I’m concerned.
I’m always looking for a good sci-fi show and there have been plenty of pretenders to the throne this year. Some have been good, some not so much. This time out I look at the first season of Salvation, a CBS drama that promised a lot of race-against-the-clock action. But did it deliver? Let’s take a look.
There really wasn’t anything good for Halloween on this year, and with TV shows ending left and right, we decided to hit up Amazon Prime to see if there was anything but awful low-budget movies to watch. We came across this, a 26-episode series that aired back in 1996, hosted by Christopher Lee, that detailed the first 100 years of horror movies worldwide. Classic horror? Sign me up!
I tried to like The Strain, I really did. I loved the books by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan and I had high hopes that when the series premiered on FX, that it would be a reasonably faithful adaptation of the stories in the books.
Now why in the world would I ever think that? So now that we come to the end of the road, and thankfully so, here are my thoughts that are the slow-motion disaster that was The Strain.
I’ll be honest, there’s always been something about this show that struck me wrong and I have no idea what it is. Given a choice between first season Killjoys and first season Dark Matter, another show that started at the same time on Syfy, I’d pick Dark Matter every time. But you can look at my review of that show where I explain where I think it fell apart.
But this one isn’t much better, even though it’s gotten a 2-season pickup, after which it dies because nothing on Syfy ever lasts longer than 5 seasons (Syfy has to start paying people more if they do).
So here’s my take on the third season of Killjoys and why… it just isn’t that good anymore.
You know, I really used to like this show, far more than it’s “sister” show Killjoys which started around the same time. But Dark Matter soon lost the charm of the crew of strangers with amnesia trying to recover their pasts. And seriously, I am not remotely sorry that this got cancelled. It deserved it. That’s something sad to say about a show that once had so much promise.
So let’s look at the final season of Dark Matter and see what went wrong.