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"
“Know Thyself,” Socrates is supposed to have said. According to Plato, I guess. Or maybe it was Xenophon. In either case, the quote is older than Socrates himself. It was inscribed on the frontispiece of the Temple of Delphi. It has also been attributed to Heraclitus, Pythagoras, and Solon, among esteemed others, including the god […]Read more "Socratic Dictums (from Socrates to Superheroes)"
DC Universe is a video-on-demand service operated by DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Digital Network. Titans was the first web television series offered on this streaming platform. The series was created by Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, and Greg Berlanti, three names that should be familiar to DC Comics fans. Akiva Goldsman was a screenwriter […]Read more "Titans: Season 1 — a review"
The television series with the longest episode titles known to man (which still aren’t as long as my own 15-Minute Force titles) has returned for a second season. I liked the first season of Black Lightning. Specifically, I liked that it featured a middle-aged superhero, who happens to be black. I also liked the cast […]Read more "Black Lightning: Season 2 Premiere Episode, “The Book of Consequences-Chapter One: Rise of the Green Light Babies” — 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"
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"
It’s no big secret that Supergirl is one of my two favorite DC superhero shows on the CW. The other is The Flash, of course. The two series share some common traits. Their titular heroes are, by and large, positive-minded and classically heroic, in the comic book sense of the word “hero.” And they are […]Read more "Supergirl: Season 3 — a review"
Since my entertainment cup runneth over in this new glorious age of superhero television, I decided to trim a few shows from my viewing schedule when the cycle begins anew in the fall. This show was not one of those culled. I liked the first season of Krypton. Liked, not loved yet, but liked. […]Read more "Krypton: Season One – a review"
In a television season in which I find myself thinking that I might be too critical of everything that I’m watching (as if I were a true critic: Egads!), I find that I have truly enjoyed Season 4 of The Flash. The whole Savitar thing was a misstep for me, I’ll admit. So, it was […]Read more "The Flash: Season 4 – 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"