A lot of people chose to dogpile on the mound of criticism directed at the first season of Iron Fist. I can understand why, objectively. It was my least favorite of the Marvel shows on Netflix, at the time. Still, I thought it was okay. Just okay. Not great. So, I went into Season Two […]Read more "Marvel’s Iron Fist: Season Two — a review"
I’ve sat on this for a few days, to give my thoughts and feelings about the second season of this Netflix series time to marinate. Back when I was required to write performance reviews for people as part of my job responsibilities, managers were warned to watch out for the horns/halo effect. In short, […]Read more "Marvel’s Luke Cage: Season Two — 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"
As soon as I began watching this episode of Legion, I found myself completely lost and had to resist the irrational urge to go back and watch all eight episodes from the first season. I didn’t do this. I will cop to going to the first season’s Wikipedia page and giving myself a brief […]Read more "Legion: Season 2 Premiere: “Chapter 9” – a review"
I have a confession. I’ve liked all three of the Thor movies, and for three different reasons. I enjoyed the world-building in Thor (2011). The Jack Kirby version of Asgard was brought to life on film, and director Kenneth Branagh treated the subject matter with a seriousness that it might not have even deserved. […]Read more "Thor: Ragnarok — a movie review [Here There Be Spoilers]"
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"
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"
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"
So, everyone already knows that Disney is now the proud owner of the Star Wars and Marvel Cinematic Universe franchises, along with their own vault of Disney and Pixar animation and live-action creations. And, you probably knew that Sony had the rights to Spider-Man, which they decided to share with Marvel Studios for what […]Read more "Disney Purchases 20th Century Fox: What This Corporate Deal Means to Me (Hint: It’s Fantastic!)"
I was happy that Agents of SHIELD was picked up for a fifth season. The series has a cast of characters whom I genuinely like, which means I’m willing to watch them doing almost anything. Almost anything. The LMD story line in the middle of Season 4 was a bit on the weak side, […]Read more "Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD: Season 5 Premiere “Orientation, Parts 1 & 2”"