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Marvel Mutates Source Material Into a Gifted TV Series

When a television pilot introduces a new series with characters who are, “a couple of freaks, same as you,” I immediately perked up. The Gifted had my full attention. Maybe this wasn’t going to be the generic teeny bopper-outsiders soap opera… Continue Reading →

Marvel’s Runaway Hit on Hulu?

What would you do if you discovered that your parents are supervillains? Well, if you’re a group of teenagers, you run away and call yourselves the Runaways.

Preacher Does Some Soul Searching in Season 2

Jesse Custer’s journey, as a character on Preacher, has been an emotionally rocky road so far, but Season 2 of the AMC TV series has led him to New Orleans, where he seeks an audience with God, who has strangely… Continue Reading →

Marvel’s Misstep: The Inhumans

Last week, Marvel Television expanded its superhero roster with the release of Marvel’s Inhumans. The series premiere aired on Friday night, which is generally regarded as TV’s wasteland, where ratings go to die. So, why did Marvel adapt this family drama, which is… Continue Reading →

Star Trek: Discovery Begs You to Join CBS All Access

As of this writing, it has been almost a week since the premiere episode of Star Trek: Discovery (titled “The Vulcan Hello”) aired on CBS. I didn’t get to pump out a full review in a timely manner due to some… Continue Reading →

The Good Place Keeps Forking With You in Season 2

Season 1 of The Good Place ended with one doozy of twist for Eleanor. It turned out that her experience, along with Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Jason (Manny Jacinto), was a new form of torture, dreamt up… Continue Reading →

The Vietnam War By Ken Burns Tells the True Horror Story of the Real Walking Dead

Hey, millennials and other kids born after 1980 (1970, actually), here’s a real-life horror film for you. I know you have a short attention span, so maybe an 18-hour “deep dive” into The Vietnam War may not sound like something… Continue Reading →

Are We Watching The Punisher Trailer or Conspiracy Theory?

Netflix just dropped a new trailer for The Punisher and it looks pretty good. It definitely looks better than than the teaser trailer that had Frank Castle wailing away on some concrete with a sledgehammer like he was John Wick.

Inhumans: Comic Connections to the Latest Marvel TV Series

The Inhumans are coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe this fall, as part of a new eight-episode television series on ABC. The latest edition to the MCU had a complicated journey, as it made its way from the comic book… Continue Reading →

The Orville Tries to Boldly Go

The Orville is the new hour-long space exploration series from Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. Taking cues from Star Trek and Galaxy Quest, the TV show centers on new Captain Ed Mercer (played by MacFarlane, himself) and his ship the U.S.S. Orville. The pilot… Continue Reading →

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