A retired superhero is drawn back into his old lifestyle when his daughter seeks to serve justice to evil-doers. Based on the DC Comics series. – (Source)
I finally was able to finish my struggle watch of MARVEL’S THE INHUMANS TV show and I really would like to have those 10 hours of my life back. The show was dull, bland and aimless with no one thing or person truly standing out aside from an animated giant teleporting dog. Hopefully this failed experiment has taught the folks at Marvel’s TV division realizes that big cosmic fantasy properties are not the best use of their time and (obviously) limited resources. Also The Powers That Be over there have got to realize that Scott Buck is a guaranteed disaster machine as a showrunner and they never let him near another Marvel property ever again.
With all that being said, the thing that really stood out to me the most about this show is just how limited the aforementioned limited resources were. Not only did the show look cheap as hell, it also tried every trick in the book to clip coupons when it came to showing the fantastical powers and abilities of the titular characters on-screen.
Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist team up to fight crime in New York City. (Source)
After a long and rocky road that saw The Inhumans go from being a scheduled big screen tentpole film for Marvel Studios to being tossed aside for other characters like (the re-acquired from Sony) Spider-Man and The Black Panther, the property landed at ABC as a TV show. And after a couple of bad official photo releases and a less than overwhelming teaser we finally get the first full trailer for the show and it aint good. So join me as I point out what is wrong with The Inhumans show and the one thing that they seem to have gotten right.
As a big old nerd I wholeheartedly recognize and appreciate that the realm of genre (science fiction, fantasy, horror, action/adventure) TV has always been very progressive and ahead of the curve in pop culture when it comes to LGBTQ representation and over the years I have become a major fanboy of many of the LGBTQ characters that have appeared on those TV shows. So in honor of LGBTQ Pride Month I figured I’d share some of that love with this list of my favorite characters from some of my favorite TV shows.
Summer time is almost here and you know what that means: lots of sitting on the couch in front of the boob tube (with a tall glass of lemonade) catching all of the cool new and returning shows that the networks are going to be putting out during the humid months! The outside is full of cancer causing sunshine and malicious bugs out to give you lyme disease…stay inside where its safe under the warm glow of the television. Now click onward to see which shows I will be setting my DVR to record this summer.
In its first season on CBS, SUPERGIRL was a light and airy show that featured lots of “Girl Power!” that was a nice alternative to the more testosterone heavy fare on the other DC shows that were airing on Fox and The CW. With the move to The CW in its 2nd season I was pretty excited since that meant crossovers with ARROW, THE FLASH AND LEGENDS OF TOMORROW would be much easier to get done than they were when SUPERGIRL was on another network. And that was proven by just how enjoyable the “Invasion” crossover turned out to be. But aside from that blip of awesome, the 2nd season of SUPERGIRL has been a chore to get through and since I am the type of guy who likes to share my opinion…click onward to find out exactly why SUPERGIRL really does suck now.