As should be apparent from the series title, this show has been another comic-book-to-television adaptation. (Although, come to think of it, IMdB lists the series without the “Marvel’s” prefix—maybe I have the title wrong.) In the Marvel comics, S.H.I.E.L.D. was a fictional espionage, special law enforcement, and counter-terrorism agency created by Stan Lee and Jack […]Read more "Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 6 — a review"
Jessica Jones goes out on a high note. Netflix cancelled this series (along with the rest of the Marvel Netflix series) even before the third season premiered. The creators and showrunners of the series didn’t pull any punches on the final season, which, in many ways, was even stronger than Season 1. These Marvel shows […]Read more "Jessica Jones: Season 3 — a review and a farewell"
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"
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Gotham have a lot in common to me. I’ve watched both series from their beginnings. Both had a lot of things that appealed to me from both sides of the Marvel-DC aisle. And, both had strung me along with a lot of unspoken promises that never really managed to pay […]Read more "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 5 — a review"
When I first started watching The Gifted, I was prepared to hate it. In fact, if I’m honest with you (and I always am), I think I wanted to hate it. I had convinced myself that I didn’t need more of the Bryan Singer-version of mutants presented as a metaphor for bigotry and persecution […]Read more "The Gifted: Season One – a review"