Are you in the mood for something different? Well, this series definitely fits that bill. I finished the third (and final) season of Legion in much the same frame of mind as the first two: mesmerized with the imagery and mind-blowing effects; dazzled by the unconventional storytelling that seemingly breaks all of the rules; impressed […]Read more "Legion: Season 3 — a review"
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"
The first season of The Gifted surprised me. No, it didn’t surprise me by being more of the same “mutant superheroes being persecuted and treated as the unwanted minority du jour.” That comic book trope has been with us since at least the beginning of the X-Men, and isn’t likely to go away. The surprise […]Read more "The Gifted: Season 2 Premiere: Episode 2.1 “eMergence” — 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"
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"
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"