Category Archives: Television
My mind is reeling. The latest issue of Go Go Power Rangers from BOOM! Studios came out this week and has delivered what might be the greatest Power Rangers retcon of all time. Even bigger than the Omega Rangers reveal from a couple of months ago. This is a perfect retcon. This is “Sinestro Corps” levels of perfection in that this retcon makes perfect sense and fits seamlessly into existing continuity.
And it involves a second Dragonzord that was right under our noses the entire time!
If you don’t want to be spoiled about the latest development — and it is so good to have Power Rangers comics back! — here is your chance to stop reading. But if you want to have your mind blown just as wildly as my own, click on!
Last week, the big announcement came down that filmmaker George Miller is going to make a Mad Max prequel starring Furiosa, telling her origin story. I think this is a bad idea. Furioda arrived in Fury Road fully formed and had a very compelling, very well-done story arc over the course of that movie. Furiosa doesn’t need an origin story.
A lot of different characters don’t need origin stories.
What’s the Furiosa origin story going to be? She’s kidnapped from her home and is forced through very ugly circumstances until she reaches the point that she’s a hardened nerve of a human being? Are we going to see the harrowing scene where she loses an arm? Surely Immortan Joe did terrible things to her. Do we really want to watch that? Especially since Charlize Theron won’t be returning. She got to introduce one of the greatest female protagonists in the history of Hollywood, but to follow up, they’re going to recast the part and show us all her ugly, abusive moments? Why not a badass sequel?
Furiosa would have topped this list prior to last week. But since we’re doomed to that prequel, here are six other characters who do not need origin stories.
So this is a thing. And it’s surprised me that I’ve been able to find six examples to make this list. But the series finale of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power provided the last piece of the puzzle and I finally finished this article. It’s a sign of the times. There have been multiple instances where a cartoon show’s series finale finally allows certain characters to come out of the closet and be true to their gay, lesbian and/or bisexual selves.
I think it’s great! But it’s still weird that it’s only allowed to happen in the series finale, right?
Some day, we are going to get a show where the main character and their love interest are both openly queer. Or are both somewhere on the LGBTQ+ spectrum. It’s gonna happen. Some day we’re going to get a lesbian Disney Princess. Some day, a big fancy company is going to purchase the rights to my own self-published queer comic, Gamer Girl & Vixen, and turn it into a popular, award-winning show! And no, that’s not the only reason I’m doing this list! I just wanted to shamelessly self-promote for a little bit.
Join me after the jump for the phenomenon that is LGBTQ+ cartoon couples allowed to come out and be proud at the very, very, very end of the series. SPOILERS for the end of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.
I liked the first season of The Umbrella Academy on Netflix. It was a fun little show, and I’m looking forward to season 2. It’ll be here sooner than we think, thanks to this nifty quarantine trailer which sees the various actors stuck at home.
But stuck at home dancing, in a callback to that nice little dance bit from the first season.
I liked that scene as much as the next person! And I think it’s really clever to have the actors recreate it while quarantined at home as a teaser trailer for season 2. That’s just fun. We’re all in this together, including actors, and they still need to promote the new material coming out. It’s good stuff stuff!
Season 2 of The Umbrella Academy arrives on Netflix on July 31.
I’ve been sitting on this trailer for a week or so now, just waiting for a lazy Friday to throw it up and let everyone enjoy. It’s for Space Force, the new Steve Carell/Greg Daniels joint project coming to Netflix at the end of the month. Looks funny, and I like funny!
I was a huge fan of The Office way back in the day, when it was actually airing on regular, network TV. So I’m excited to see some of those creative people give us another funny workplace comedy. I’m a fan of the genre, especially when applied to weird topics.
Have you seen Death of Stalin yet? That’s also on Netflix, and it is an hilariously dark and bleak workplace comedy about the titular death of Josef Stalin. Highly recommended.
Space Force lands on May 29, which will be here before we know it.