It seems nothing can stop the entertainment juggernaut that is the combined might of Disney and Marvel in the areas of film and television. Not only have their properties consistently raked in billions of dollars each year in cinemas since the MCEU debuted, they have had quite a showing on the small screen as well. Marvel’s Agents of Shield on ABC and the successful hits on Netflix clearly aren’t enough to keep the company sated. In 2018, Marvel will be debuting another Superhero-themed television series, this time to FreeForm with the debut of a new Cloak & Dagger series. Details have been slim for this series, which still has over a year before it airs, but today news came out that the pilot episode has finally gotten its director.
Last week was one of the most pivotal and emotional episodes of The Walking Dead. It left many of us hopeless and many of us rewatching a certain scene frame by frame looking for signs of hope.
We don’t get a resolution to that this week. Instead, we see Morgan’s origin story – and all good superheroes have an origin story.
Morgan tells his story to the Wolf that he encountered at the end of JSS, the same Wolf who approached him in the woods in season 5’s “Conquer.” Morgan tells him that if he truly wants to take everything from him, then he’s going to give him everything. Like most of us, “everything” to Morgan isn’t something material. It’s not something he owns. It’s his memories, his history, his emotions.
As summer comes to a close, the powers-that-be at the cable and network television stations (and let’s not forget the burgeoning online and on-demand TV original content as well) are ready to unleash a wave of brand-new shows and returning fan favorites. Will you and your DVR have the time, capacity, and dedication to be like a Pokemon master and catch ‘em all?
If you do find yourself able to watch every single show that’s skewed towards the sci-fi, fantasy, super-hero, horror, and pop-culture-entertainment genres, then you likely either don’t have a job and live in some type of underground dwelling or are a trophy-partner, Real Housewife/Husband of <<Insert Major City Name Here>> type. For the rest of us “normal” folks, however, choosing what to commit our precious free time and fan fervor to can be a daunting task; heck, there’s such an overload of stuff coming our way in the next few weeks that you may not even know about everything or when it’s going to start coming at you! Fortunately, NerdBastards has got you covered. (more…)
According to a fan’s website, he has been invited to pitch his TV series idea for a new small-screen iteration of Star Trek directly to the folks at Paramount Pictures. Michael Gummelt has been working for years and years on a new Trek storyline for television, and has an insanely-detailed website devoted to it, which may be enough for some Hollywood execs to say “eh, why not, let’s give the guy a chance.” (more…)
When it comes to comic book adaptations, “dark and gritty” is the term du jour. After the Dark Knight trilogy managed to reboot the Batman franchise by giving audiences a more grounded, realistic take on the characters and the world in which they inhabit, television and movie studios alike have adapted their strategy when it comes to their comic book properties and, for the most part, that dark and gritty take has worked out pretty well. So, it should come as no surprise that Netflix’s newest original series, Marvel’s Daredevil, is following suit and giving audiences a much darker offering than Marvel’s other fare. At a recent press event, DD executive producers Jeph Loeb and Steven DeKnight took some time to discuss the decisions that led them in this direction, which go far beyond just joining a fad. (more…)
Another week, another entertaining episode of The Flash. At this point, it is pretty much a guarantee that The Flash will deliver an entertaining episode and all of the naysayers who were sure the series wouldn’t make it past the first few episodes are now claiming that they knew the series would succeed all along. That’s when you know you have made it and The Flash has certainly made it big. No one will claim that last night’s episode, Fallout, was the best episode of the season, but it was certainly entertaining and gave its audience a few laughs along with the action. Spoilers ahead. (more…)
I am a cynic by nature. I am always waiting for the other shoe to drop; for the pieces of the puzzle to fall away; for the cloud to burn out the silver lining; pick your cliché. This is generally a trait that serves me well as a critic, since I rarely watch/read/play anything while wearing rose-tinted glasses. Since the Flash has started, I have been waiting for the freshman series to run out of steam. After all, every single episode of the series has been more than just a little bit fantastic. In fact, the Flash’s successful streak makes it seem impossible to stay ahead of the inevitable misstep. As viewers are often reminded in its opening moments, however, The Flash is all about believing the impossible and after yet another very successful episode, The Sound and the Fury will finally have people believing that The Flash may be a show that manages to produce nothing but successful stories, again and again. Spoilers ahead. (more…)
There is very little doubt that comic book fans and television fans alike are absolutely infatuated with The Flash’s inaugural season. The series currently sits at a very hefty 96% approval over at Rotten Tomatoes (a site that is known as much for internet trolls and naysayers as it is for its “freshness” scores) and it even took home the 2014 People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama. After one of the more successful mid-season finales on television, fans of the CW series were chomping at the bit to get back to the adventures of Barry Allen, and after a month long hiatus, those fans got their wish with Revenge of the Rogues. Was it worth the wait? In a word: abso-fucking-lutely. Spoilers ahead. (more…)
Marvel may have a death grip on the box office when it comes to their cinematic universe, but WB has let them know that DC has its sights set on the production house juggernaut and is coming to take some of the wind out of their sails. Well, at least, they plan on giving it the old college try! While the big screen showdown won’t actually heat up until Batman v. Superman hits theaters in 2016, DC is already making its mark on the small screen and while Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has improved by leaps and bounds upon its freshman season, DC unleashed a secret weapon this season: CW’s The Flash. Last night’s episode of the new series, Plastique, was another great example of why Marvel should be worried about DC’s future on television. Mild spoilers ahead. (more…)
I love Netflix. Netflix is my best good friend and we go together like peas and carrots. It’s because of that god of streaming that I discovered ‘Torchwood.’ Not to mention those upcoming Marvel shows. Thanks to Netflix, I was able to see my beloved Bluth family do an ‘Arrested Development’ Season 4; and without them, I’d be looking at my Facebook feed asking myself “who the hell is ‘Crazy Eyes?’“ For $8 to $10 a month, depending on when you signed up, the company offers a strong assortment of new and old drugs for your TV addiction. And it also contributes to the weaning off that outrageous leach – cable television. We’ve picked up a huge list of October goodies coming your way. Just let your pointer do what it does best to join the party! (more…)