I know I just complained about this, but here we go again. This time, there was a thread regarding Neil Blomkamp’s new online “film” Rakka, where he posted a teaser, of sorts, in the form of 20 minutes of footage. Reactions on the thread were mixed, but I said that, having seen the 20 minutes of footage, that I thought the whole thing was stupid. And how dare I say anything disparaging about anything I see online, right? Almost immediately, I had one person jumping down my throat for saying anything against Blomkamp. But sorry, I didn’t like it. I thought the story, as presented in those 20 minutes, was stupid. I guess I’m not entitled to have an opinion that might offend someone.
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I know, I know, I said I was off the Doctor Who train until Steven Moffat was gone, but when my wife wanted to watch some episodes on Mother’s Day, what can you do? So I relented and sat down with her to see the first five and, to be honest, it wasn’t as awful as the last couple of seasons had been, so it returned to our regular rotation. Now that it’s done, it’s time to weigh in on what I thought of the end of the Moffat era and the last of Peter Capaldi’s Doctor. Strap in, this is going to be bumpy.
I was listening to a podcast recently where they were talking about Cloverfield and, in general at least, they all liked it. I don’t get it. I think Cloverfield sucks.
So, like a lot of other posts I’ve done, I want to go into why I really hate this thing and why it’s just not a good film.
I liked Lucifer a lot last season and was happy that it got a second season. Of course, there were problems, some that made the series slow and others that seriously diverged from its comic book origins, but by and large, it did what it set out to do admirably.
But was the first season a fluke or is there more behind the show than some people might think? I take a look at Lucifer season 2, which was expanded from 12 to 18 episodes, and see how well it stands up when it’s not brand new.
Following the Bethesda announcements at E3, my daughter and I were talking about Fallout 4 and why some people didn’t like the game. All of the things that people complain about really don’t bother me in the least.
So I figured I’d take a look at some of the most common complaints and explain why I not only don’t have a problem with them, but why I think some of them are actual positives. Keep in mind, these are my opinions, yours may vary. Let’s get started.
This is something that keeps coming up, now that I’m doing a lot of renovation on the new house, but I keep finding that I need to move big items and unfortunately, I really don’t have a good way of doing it.
But it isn’t just moving around doors and fences, but it’s really hard to go get wood for woodworking. So how do people manage it if you don’t have a truck?
I have no idea why, but Syfy decided to just dump the entire season of 12 Monkeys over a 3 day period, sort of like Netflix does, only a little longer. Supposedly this summer, Syfy is rebranding itself back into an actual science fiction network, so it could be that they were trying to clear summer shows. After all, they’ve already greenlit a final season for 12 Monkeys next year so it isn’t like they’re trying to burn off the episodes like I initially thought. That said, this really isn’t a very good show anymore and maybe it would have been better to just let it die. But let’s look at the season anyhow, shall we?
There are shows that sound great on the surface, but once you sit down to watch them, they just don’t sit right with you. This is one of those series. Tenshi to Akuma, or in English, Angels and Demons, was a 2015 series that aired on TV Asahi between April and June, running 9 episodes. But while it has everything I’d normally like in a series like this, I really had a problem with the way things turned out and that’s a shame.
So here we go, with my take on what might have been a really good show, had they not gone sideways.
There are some series that are just unique. Cold Case, a 2016 Japanese drama, is actually a re-imagining of an American TV series of the same name that ran from 2003 to 2010. The Japanese series is also sponsored by Warner Brothers, which I was quite surprised by. I never watched the American series, so I have nothing to go by, so let’s look at the overseas version and judge it by its own merits.
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?