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"
The brains behind the show Gotham have done something very smart. They’ve announced that Season 5 will be the final season of the series, and that it will be a shorter season as well—13 episodes, just enough to get it to 100 episodes, that old syndication milestone. I applaud this decision. I had already decided […]Read more "Gotham: Season 4 – 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"
It really doesn’t seem like two years since the debut of the first season of Netflix’s Jessica Jones. Mostly it’s because I saw Jessica again in last year’s Defenders. I checked my archives to see what I might have said about the first season here on WordPress. The answer? I said nothing. The first […]Read more "Jessica Jones: Season 2 – a review"
Maybe I shouldn’t watch new television programs. It seems like I begin watching them, wanting to hate them, because there’s already so much good television out there that it becomes difficult to watch everything. An embarrassment of riches, especially for those of us with a certain nerdish bent. But, there was no way I […]Read more "Krypton: Season One Premiere: “Pilot”"
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"