Category Archives: Television
As you’ll see when you watch the trailer, I went for the easy pun there. I’m very excited for the new season of Doctor Who, and Jodie Whittaker in the lead role. The new trailer gives us a fairly good taste of what she’s going to be like as the Doctor.
I like the adventurous feeling of the trailer. The grouchy Peter Capaldi Doctor is gone (and I loved him!). Now we have a younger, more jovial, more adventurous Doctor! And I rather like the idea that she has three companions. I’m curious to see how the four of them come to traveling together. Taking one young sidekick on their adventure of their lives is one thing. How does the Doctor end up with three traveling companions longterm?
We’ll find out starting Oct. 7!
And just like that, Iron Fist totally redeems itself! I loved the second season of Iron Fist! I haven’t been this excited about Marvel’s Netflix Defenders in what feels like a long time. The action was thrilling, the pacing was solid and the characters were full of life and good development. This was a very exciting season of television.
TV Show Rating: 9/10 – Great.
I did not dislike the first season of Iron Fist like most people. I didn’t love it, but I also didn’t hate it. I was largely just fine with it. But I’m very pleased to say that Marvel and Netflix took all of our criticisms to heart, brought in a new showrunner and set about fixing Iron Fist‘s problems. I would have to say that they largely succeed across the board!
First and foremost, the fights are much better choreographed and more fun to watch! This is a show about mystical martial arts, so the martial arts action should be the most important part of the darn show. Iron Fist season 2 makes that happen and is therefore better for it.
Join me after the jump for all my thoughts on the second season of Iron Fist! Expect FULL SPOILERS for the entire season.
I don’t remember if I ever watched the She-Ra cartoon back in the 1980s, and I watched a lot of cartoons in the 80s. I definitely watched He-Man. I also watch a lot of cartoons these days, and the new She-Ra and the Princesses of Power looks pretty good to me!
We’re in an odd place right now. There are a lot of awesome cartoons, like Steven Universe, Adventure Time and more…but some of those are ending. We’ll need new cartoons. And so many of those cartoons appear to be reboots all of a sudden, instead of original ideas.
We have the DuckTales reboot, the Voltron reboot, then there’s that Thundercats reboot, now here’s a She-Ra reboot and there’s even been an announcement of a Care Bears reboot. So much for original cartoon ideas. I hope I live long enough for the Steven Universe reboot.
Happy Birthday to me! And what better way to celebrate than with the trailer for the new season of my favorite show, BoJack Horseman! Season 5 starts later this month!
Don’t worry about getting me anything for my birthday. The number of things I’ve written off in the past few months as a ‘birthday gift to myself’ would make you shake your head in shame at my poor money management skills. No worries, I’m likely having a blast today.
The first season of the DuckTales cartoon revival ended a couple weeks ago, and I finally got around to watching the last string of episodes this past weekend, including the epic finale. Considering how much I’ve ranted about the show on this blog, I wanted to give my thoughts on the first season. For the most part, I liked it!
TV Show Rating: 8/10 – Very Good.
I was originally going to review the first season of Disenchantment, Matt Groening’s new Netflix cartoon, but I immediately lost all interest in that List of Six after I stopped working on it for a couple days. Mostly I just wanted to write about how much I disliked Elfo.
Whereas I like pretty much everybody on DuckTales and I think it’s a worthy reboot of this beloved cartoon from my childhood. It’s got some obvious flaws here and there, but on a whole, it was an enjoyable show. And I’m excited for future seasons.
Join me after the jump for my full review of DuckTales! There will also be FULL SPOILERS for the first season.