Category Archives: Television

Danny DeVito and Aubrey Plaza are Making a Cartoon!

I am a fan of random adult cartoons that show up on streaming services and various channels. I’ve watched Inside Job, Chicago Party Aunt, Solar Opposites; and now I have Little Demon to look forward to from Danny DeVito and Aubrey Plaza!

Looks both tame and interesting. So it’ll fit right in among those other shows I mentioned, and probably a dozen others that I’ve since forgotten I watched. But FX usually makes good stuff. And if Danny DeVito wants to make an entire cartoon show just to get his daughter a starring role in something, I’m all for it! The man can do no wrong.

Little Demon arrives on FXX and Hulu on Aug. 25. So I have a month to forget it even exists.

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Star Trek: Lower Decks is Coming Back!

I am a huge fan of Star Trek: Lower Decks. I’ve never been a big Trekkie. It just wasn’t my thing growing up. But I’ve watched a lot of modern Trek stuff and Lower Decks is my favorite. It’s a brilliant show with great characters, a great sense of humor and a real love of all things Trek. It’s great for me because I can enjoy the jokes on the show and then look them up online to get the deeper meaning.

I can’t wait for season 3. The first two seasons were friggin’ perfect, and more of this show is going to be a real treat. I want a ton of seasons! I want a full, class Star Trek show length amount! Six seasons and a movie! And we also learned at Comic-Con that Lower Decks is going to crossover with Strange New Worlds. I haven’t watched that yet but am considering it. And, for some reason, they won’t have the voice actors play the characters in live action, even though they look perfect for the live action roles. Weird choice.

But whatever, I’ll take weird choices. Star Trek: Lower Decks arrives on Paramount+ on Aug. 25! Just gotta wait another month!

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The Sandman TV Show is Closer Than Ever

Another Comic Con trailer we got this past weekend was a big, beefy trailer for the Sandman TV show coming to Netflix. I read all of Sandman back in the day and it was as great a story as everybody says. The TV show looks like a damn fine adaptation.

There seems to be a real focus on The Corinthian being the big bad of the show. Was he that big of a deal in the comics? I know he’s got that freaky look, but I don’t remember him being the major villain of the series. The Sandman comic wasn’t about that. So hopefully we get more of the cool, dreamy stuff instead of the straight villain fight stuff. Still looks great!

The Sandman comes to Netflix on Aug. 5.

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Marvel Studios Bring the Awesome!

Marvel Studios returned to San Diego Comic Con for the first time in years last night, and they brought the power. They outline the ending of Phase 4 and all of Phase 5, with a hint at Phase 6 even, stretching out into 2025. It all looks pretty great to me!

Specifically, we got some great trailers. Like this first look at the next movie, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

That is a damn powerful trailer. I am perfectly fine with the idea of not casting the late Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa. It would have been very simple to just recast him and tell another story where Black Panther fights a new bad guy. But it’s a real creative challenge for everybody else to come together and come up with a great new story that pays respect to his death and legacy. I’m excited!

We also got a new trailer for She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. I’m excited for this show, and this trailer looks good.

Some of the CGI looks wonky still, and some looks better. The whole thing overall looks like a great watch. She-Hulk is a fun character, and I really want a procedural law show starring She-Hulk and a bunch of comic book stuff. Should be fun!

Those were the only trailers we got, though the people at Comic Con got some exclusive footage from a bunch of other projects. Good for them.

We got a few new projects revealed last night, all of which sound great.

Out of those, I’m definitely looking forward to what they end up doing with Thunderbolts. And new Avengers movies sound great to me! We have three whole years for them to put together a new Avengers team to star in Kang Dynasty and Secret Wars. And new Daredevil and Captain America stuff should be a hoot!

Marvel Studios had a great night at Comic-Con and I’m looking forward to all of these things! Gonna be a fun three years, as always.

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Groot Is Adorable As Ever in I Am Groot Cartoons

Groot is awesome. We can all agree on that. Well he’s going to star in his own series of animated shorts this fall, called I Am Groot. We’re known about the show for a while, and no we’ve got the first trailer, courtesy of San Diego Comic Con.

And I think it looks great. I’m no elitist. I will gladly accept any and all content Marvel wishes to give me. It doesn’t take a lot to make me happy when it comes to this stuff. And this looks adorable and fun. My life can support watching a couple of neat little cartoon shorts about Groot. Bring them on!

Five original shorts are going to start up on Disney+ on Aug. 10.

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