Category Archives: television
There have been some outstanding television series this year, and there have been some duds to boot. For this installment of our Holiday Gift Guide, I’m recommending two very different shows, both of which are worth watching for various reasons.
We kick things off with Preacher, the 10-episode adaptation of the Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon Vertigo comic book series that should have been, for all intents and purposes, totally unfilmable. The series, which ran for 65 issues, was about a preacher named Jesse Custer who becomes possessed by the offspring of a demon and an angel. Imbued with the word of God, Custer hits the road with his hit girl girlfriend Tulip and new best buddy, the Irish vampire Cassidy. Preacher, the comic book, is full of sacrilege, sex, sodomy and lots of fun stuff that you’d be hard-pressed to see on television.
So rather than put it all out there, show developers Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen and Sam Caitlin attempt to find a balancing act between the depraved and digestible. Read the rest of this entry
The television crossover event of the season, Heroes v Aliens, concludes here in this week’s episode of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. To catch up on the Dominion’s attack on the Earth, you can click here for the first night with Supergirl, here for the second night with The Flash, and here for the offbeat third part coinciding with the 100th episode of Arrow. After probing the minds of five of our heroes, the Dominators have constructed a weapon to use on us. As their mothership approaches the Earth for their final assault, can the united heroes of our world save us? Find out after the jump in my review of the concluding chapter of “Invasion!”
The television crossover event of the season, Heroes v Aliens, continues here in this week’s episode of Arrow. To catch up on the Dominators’ attack on the Earth, you can click here for the first night with Supergirl, and here for the second night with The Flash. We’re under attack by aliens, and as the heroes regroup to fight back – five of them are kidnapped and subjected to mental probing. Meet me after the jump to find out what happens to Green Arrow, Speedy, Spartan, White Canary, and the Atom, in “Invasion!”
When we last left Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., things were looking rather grim. Ghost Rider‘s uncle, Elias Morrow, had become a “god,” empowered by the Darkhold and able to create matter from thin air. With half the team missing, to quote Mack, “We’re in nightmare territory here, this is evil.” Meet me after the jump for my review of “Deals with Our Devils.”
On Supergirl this week, we saw Barry and Cisco journey to her universe to ask for help, and now in this episode of The Flash, we find out what for. As the Flash, Green Arrow, Supergirl, the Legends of Tomorrow, and more join forces against alien attack, meet me after the super speed, extra-dimensional, and interstellar jump for my thoughts on “Invasion!”
With the Red Hulk turned into a “perfect weapon” by the Leader last episode, the Avengers, without their own Hulk, have to stop the bigger, badder, and hotter Rulk by themselves. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on the latest episode of Avengers: Ultron Revolution – “World War Hulk!”
Television crossovers rarely happened in the past, and when they did, it was more in the way of a backdoor pilot or a guest-star role. Things like Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley spring to mind, but there were full-blown crossovers in the past – doctors from St. Elsewhere visited the bar Cheers, and Charlie’s Angels solved a mystery on The Love Boat – but in an age where we have huge extended continuities like the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it happens a lot more often. Meet me after the jump and we’ll discuss one of the most ambitious crossovers in recent television history – Heroes v Aliens, Invasion in the Arrowverse!
I’ve been obsessed with Anne of Green Gables since I was a kid, and I’m always a bit nervous when new adaptations appear. I never want to see anything that ruins my Anne, so as I sat down to watch the PBS Holiday special, I crossed my fingers, and did my best to keep an open mind.