The Boys was a revelation. This is the superhero television show that I’ve been waiting for, apparently. Comic book deconstructionism, as a movement in superhero comics, owes some of its longevity to the work done in the 1980s by writers like Alan Moore and Frank Miller. Moore and Miller, and others of their ilk, attempted […]Read more "The Boys: Season 1 (Amazon original) — a review"
I delayed writing my review of the first season of DC Universe’s Harley Quinn because I thought I had more time. The first season debuted November 29, 2019. I assumed that meant Season 2 wouldn’t come out until at least the fall of 2020. You remember that old saying about what it means when you […]Read more "Harley Quinn: Season 1 — a review"
I didn’t think a sequel to the Alan Moore/Dave Gibbons classic Watchmen comic (much less the Zach Snyder movie) was possible. I was mistaken. Having finished the season, though, I’m not certain that there will be another. The finale ends on a semi-cliffhanger, which made me think another season was in the works. I avoided […]Read more "Watchmen: Season 1 — a review"
I watched the final episode of the second season of DC Universe’s Titans this morning. Appropriately enough, it was titled “Nightwing,” and featured the first appearance of Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites) in the Nightwing costume. The Boy Wonder has finally grown up. This season showed me that it was possible to be both impressed and […]Read more "Titans: Season 2 — a review"
I almost didn’t watch Pennyworth. You want reasons? Well . . . I knew it was developed by Bruno Heller, the British gentleman who also created the show Gotham for FOX. It’s not fair to let that sentence stand alone like that. It makes it sound like I didn’t like Gotham, which is not wholly […]Read more "Pennyworth: Season 1 — a review"
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"
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"
What did I just watch? I mean, really. What was that? And why was it just so damned interesting? Doom Patrol is not the first show about unconventional superheroes, on television or at the movies. We’ve seen what kind of box office numbers Deadpool (a Rob Liefeld creation: Egads!!) is capable of generating. The Suicide […]Read more "Doom Patrol: Season 1 — a review"
Way back in March 2018, I announced that I was going to stop watching Gotham after Season 4. It was one of the series on my DVR that I put off watching each week. My lack of enthusiasm to watch the show was a sign. And my decision to stop watching was final. Until the […]Read more "Gotham: Season 5 — a review and postmortem"
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"