As of the day I’m typing this review, The Gifted, FOX’s entry into the Marvel mutant sweepstakes, has not been renewed for a third season. Whether it gets renewed or not, I’m tapping out after this season. It’s not that this has been a terrible show. It is an okay superhero series, with some […]Read more "The Gifted: Season 2 — a review"
On the same day I finished watching the second season of Marvel’s The Punisher on Netflix, I also read the (expected) announcement that both this series and Jessica Jones have been cancelled by the streamer. There is already a third season of everyone’s favorite powered alcoholic private eye in the can, to be dropped later […]Read more "Marvel’s The Punisher: Season 2 (and last?) — a review"
Here’s what it’s like to me. Were you ever forced to read James Joyce in school? I’m thinking Ulysses here. Or any of the other “difficult” reads that high school teachers liked to torture us with. For me, Moby Dick applies, as does Thomas Wolfe’s Look Homeward, Angel. When I had to read these books, […]Read more "Legion: Season 2 — a review"
It really doesn’t seem like two years since the debut of the first season of Netflix’s Jessica Jones. Mostly it’s because I saw Jessica again in last year’s Defenders. I checked my archives to see what I might have said about the first season here on WordPress. The answer? I said nothing. The first […]Read more "Jessica Jones: Season 2 – a review"
I’ve wanted to watch Spider-Man: Homecoming even before it came out in the theaters, back when Spider-Man was just making a cameo appearance in Captain America: Civil War. I almost saw it in the theater, but on the day I intended to see it, my granddaughter Taylee talked me into watching Wonder Woman with […]Read more "Spider-Man: Homecoming – a belated review"
By now, you know that Marvel’s Inhumans was the most-widely panned MCU project since Netflix’s Iron Fist. Many critics say that it is worse than the maligned Iron Fist project. The audience—those non-professional critics—gave the show a 51% Fresh rating over on Rotten Tomatoes, just slightly better than average. A solid grade of C, […]Read more "Marvel’s Inhumans: Season 1 (And Only?): a review"
The double-episode premiere got my attention a few weeks ago. Interesting premise: SHIELD in space, in the future; Earth destroyed. But, the premise began to get tired for me during episodes 3 and 4, at least until Fitz showed up at the very end of Episode #4, “A Life Earned.” Leopold Fitz (Iain de Caestecker) […]Read more "Agents of SHIELD: Season 5: Episode 5.5 “Rewind”"
It will come as no surprise to anyone who knows me that I loved the first season of The Punisher. You might have assumed that I would like it since I am an admitted former comic book geek, even though I’m a couple of decades out of the continuity. While this is true, I was […]Read more "Marvel’s The Punisher: Season 1: a review"