It was a little instructional to binge watch this 2nd season to Netflix’s 80s scifi homage Stranger Things after catching the risible Thor: Ragnarok. If nothing else, Stranger Things 2 demonstrated that the golden age of scifi movies was definitely the 80s.
Once the Marvel Cinematic Universe was up and running, it was only a matter of time before an adaptation of the teen-centric comic Runaways would become reality.
The reason why Fox’s The Gifted is resonating with us while CW’s slate of DC superhero shows continue to bore and annoy is simple – the stakes seem real and urgent for the mutant characters.
Six episodes in, Star Trek: Discovery takes time out to explore and examine two relationships key to our main protagonists – that between Michael Burnham and her adoptive Vulcan father Sarek and between Captain Gabriel Lorca and Admiral Kat Cornwall (Jayne Brook).
It’s time to stop being surprised about how good The Gifted is! Episode 3 “eXodus” continued the standard of excellence thus far experienced with this well-written mutant series.
Chances are if you are expecting Electric Dreams to be on the level of Black Mirror, then you will be upset and disappointed.
Another riveting episode that builds up both plot and character as the series moves forward impressively!
The best Netflix series hook you in sometimes on premise alone. And that was certainly the case with Mindhunter.
With The Gifted, there are now three Marvel-based TV series – the other two being Agents of SHIELD and Legion – that have surpassed the entire slate of CW DC Comics-based series.
Star Trek: Discovery has been a revelation so far – succeeding at combining classic Trek tropes with a more post-modern sensibility. As good as the previous episodes have been, “The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not For the Lamb’s Cry” may be the best instalment so far.
Oh we truly believe that the producers cheated with this episode of Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams.
Expectations were predictably low for The Gifted, the latest Fox mutant TV series. Based on the synopsis, it appeared similar to Heroes and the first season of Agents of SHIELD. Thankfully, it exceeded our expectations!
As we have mentioned before, the problem with Electric Dreams is that it has issues adapting the original Philip K Dick short stories.
Well, we knew that our protagonist Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) would end up on the USS Discovery after the events of the pilot episode/s.
Spock has a sister?
The whole point of an adaptation is, not to slavishly follow the source material, but to utilise the changed medium to say something different but remaining true to the core of the original.
Why does The Orville even exist?
The first two seasons of the Netflix Crime drama Narcos centred around the infamous Columbian drug lord Pablo Escobar and his powerful Medellin cartel, told through the perspective of US DEA agent Steve Murphy (Boyd Holbrook).
What else can one say about Game of Thrones?
The medieval fantasy series has captured global imagination to become one of the biggest TV series ever. It has actually surpassed the Lord of the Rings movie adaptations in reach and influence over the last seven years of its run. It has made stars out of previously unknown actors and has made HBO millions. A cultural phenomenon.
Sometimes we wonder if the worst thing to ever happen to geek movies/TV was the massive success of the first Avengers movie.
Here we go! Jack Kirby’s Inhumans finally gets an on-screen adaptation. Except it’s not the promised MCU film but an ABC TV series instead.
Screen captures from the latest trailer.
… still there’s more …
Winter is finally here and so is Game of Thrones!
Neil Gaiman is a critically acclaimed award-winning writer who started his career with comic books – notably on the fan favourite Sandman – and novels (viz. American Gods, Coraline, Stardust and The Graveyard Book).
Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale reminded us of Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle. Both are TV adaptations of award-winning critically acclaimed scifi novels that involve a dystopian reality, whether set in the past or the future.