I am absolutely delighted by The Afterparty. It’s a murder mystery tv show from the guys behind The LEGO Movie set at the afterparty of a high school reunion and told through a mishmash of genres depending on the suspect’s point of view. And honestly, if that doesn’t hook you, I’m not sure what will.… Continue reading Murder Mystery Puzzle
Amazon’s long-gestating Middle-earth set project is looming in the autumn, and this week we got a look at some character posters. They aren’t much, just shots of torsos and hands that give us an idea of the show’s aesthetic. There's cool armor, berries, and it’s anyone’s guess as to which one is Hot Sauron (as… Continue reading More Rings
This week’s episode of The Book of Boba Fett wasn’t an episode of Boba Fett at all, but really an episode of The Mandalorian. Despite the title being The Book of Boba Fett, it focussed solely on Din Djarin (the Mandalorian) and an adventure he was having after last season, only tying in to the… Continue reading Identity Crisis
A tv show about Boba Fett sounds like it’d be about the armored bounty hunter going around the galaxy on space adventures as he hunts down people wanted by his employers. There’s gonna be gunslinging, space battles, and probably a moment where Boba has his quarry cornered and quips some one-liner before shooting them. You… Continue reading Boba Fett Was Never That Cool
Hawkeye is a really good adaption of the Hawkeye comics, and probably more of a direct adaption of a Marvel comic than any of the other movies or shows. Most MCU properties borrow parts or ideas from source comics while making something new; Iron Man 3 took cues from Extremis and Infinity War took both… Continue reading Hawkguys
Brooklyn Nine-Nine was a show I liked to classify as a low-fantasy (I snuck it onto the fantasy side of a chart I did some time ago). It existed outside of many of the issues surrounding policing, give or take the occasional episode. Notably, though, the villains in Nine-Nine were often corrupt police officers, sometimes… Continue reading Nine-Nine Out
I knew that What If…? was gonna be a show of twists on stories that we knew, different takes on characters and events in the Marvel universe. What if T’challa became Star-Lord? What if Ultron had gotten his new body? What if there were zombies? It’s been a merry delight. They’re variations on a theme,… Continue reading What if… It was all about stories?
I’m wary of live-action adaptions of animated stuff. Sometimes, it ends up pretty well, like Speed Racer (which is a kinetic flurry of fun that, even though it is live-action, does feel in many ways as if it is still a cartoon). Sometimes you get the disaster that was The Last Airbender. It’s a tricky… Continue reading Bebop, Live!
When the synopsis for this week’s episode of Ted Lasso was released, I jumped to some wild ideas. Ted Lasso is a show about an American Football coach assigned to coach an Association Football (aka the better football) team. His hopefulness in the face of adversity is contagious, and it’s a really nice and optimistic… Continue reading Coach Beard and Ulysses
Marvel’s been doing great with their TV shows, which continues to be a wild sentence to write even after we’ve had three complete seasons of shows. WandaVision was an absolute delight that had a lot of fun with its television format, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier was solid fun, even if it didn’t lean… Continue reading Cut The Exposition