The season two return of American Gods was so distracting, last week’s post was completely missed. (Feel free to talk about last week’s episodes here, as well.) American Gods lets us see the trains we all know are circling the country and performing illicit acts of espionage. Supergirl had already given us a new Superman for her universe, now we get to meet their `Lex, err… Lex. Arrow goes into the future and stays there for the issue. Black Lightning adds more metas, probably. The Flash takes a trip out to the suburbs. Outside of DC, Riverdale gets musical.
Category: TV Series
March 18, 2019
March 15, 2019
We never did get around to reviewing the second season of Westworld (The Door) so we’re offering it as a Weekend Review.
I was concerned the show might break stride or hobble a bit in its second season. It heads out a full gallop, and drops some of the best episodes in the history of SF television.
Scroll down a bit to find the review. The cast is very large.
March 4, 2019
Did anyone other than me expect more of The Gifted this season? If so, too bad, last week was the season finale. Apparently DC was afraid of it, and now that it is over the Arrow-verse comes back out of the woodwork for their new episodes. Synopses are light, but Manchester Black returns to vex Supergirl and The Flash gives us the animal on animal action as King Shark takes on Gorilla Grodd. Riverdale also continues to besmirch the names of Archie’s characters this week.
March 2, 2019
Seth MacFarlane made it big with Family Guy, a not-so-family-friendly animated comedy show, but he also worked to bring Cosmos’ revival to air and is a big fan of Star Trek. While I can’t back up this claim, it seems as though he asked to make a new Star Trek show (before Discovery took off) and was rebuked for being the crude comedy guy. His show had a lot of what we love about Star Trek, but he couldn’t sell it without cashing in on his crude comedy background, and as a result, we have The Orville, a clear rip off on Star Trek, but with what my wife describes as Frat Boy comedy overlaying everything.
Despite this, the show tackles serious social issues, such as the expectations of gender, social media and trial by public opinion, and porn addiction. In the same way classic Star Trek uses strange new worlds to sign a spotlight on our own world’s problems, The Orville does the same thing within a coating of low brow comedy.
…until now. In Identity, The Orville drops the jokes and just tells a space-based sci-fi story. I truly think they just want their off-beat comedy to be More…
February 25, 2019
DC doesn’t believe in the fourth week of February, so they have all decided to take it off. The Gifted could see this was coming, and Archie goes back to taking his punches. Are these two going to carry the weight for the week, or is it an excuse to phone it in until everything returns next week?
February 18, 2019
In a move that will surprise no one who has been watching Disney consolidate its properties, the last MCU Nextflix dramas have been cancelled, though Jessica Jones will receive one more season.
The shows could reappear on Disney’s own service or even in the MCU, but (by legal agreement with Netflix) not until 2020.
February 17, 2019
Supergirl returns, and everyone else disappears. One has to wonders if her super costume could use a trip to the super dry cleaners. The Gifted hides their capitalized M at the beginning while forcing others to deal with monsters.
February 11, 2019
Lots missing items in our Comic Television Discussion, but we do have three DC shows this week, with Arrow, Flash and Black Lightning all dealing with their children. Is this evidence that the super heroes on television are being targeted at the geeky kids of decades gone but now-grown-up and dealing with their children? The Gifted also returns, as Reeva goes on a rampage and we get a Morlocks and Purifiers rumble.
January 28, 2019
This week, Supergirl makes a big deal to introduce the world’s first transgender superhero on television, Arrow keeps recreating Suicide Squad, Flash’s daughter’s secrets get revealed, Black Lightning doesn’t give us a synopsis, and The Gifted takes the week off. Riverdale continues to feel purely like a soap opera. What are you watching, anything keeping your interest?
January 21, 2019
January is screeching past us as the third week of the year is already over. As we stride into the end of the month, the comics start seriously returning to television. Supergirl fights to keep the name Carol Danvers from being popular, The Flash gets angry, Arrow tries to chill out, and the Legends and Black Lightning are without a synopsis. The Gifted gets sleepy. Riverdale prepares for their college prep tests, because those kids are actually high-schoolers, surprise! The Punisher has released Season 2 for Netflix, and as of this posting has not been cancelled yet. While not technically a comic, out in space the Discovery and the Orville also share a nigh of television which really highlights the differences between the two shows.