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Dueling TV Show Trailers

Yesterday, in my quest to find something new to post about, I found a pair of brand new trailers for some upcoming streaming TV shows that seem remarkably similar. They’re both spy shows that are also romances between a man and a woman, and both star some famous Hollywood folks. Neat!

First up is the better of the two, in my opinion. This is Ghosted, starring Chris Evans and Ana de Armas, which is coming to AppleTV+ on April 21.

I really like this one! It’s funny, it’s charming, it’s got a nifty premise; seems really fun. And obviously Evans and de Armas are really entertaining people. I think I might actually watch this one.

Next up is Citadel, which seems far more generic. It’s produced by the Russo Brothers, so that’s nice. And it stars Richard Madden and Priyanka Chopra Jonas. This one lacks the charm of Ghosted.

Honestly, I can’t even remember what this one is about…zing! Yeah, something about memory loss and true love? Doesn’t looka s appealing, but perhaps it will still be fun. Citadel is coming to Amazon Prime on April 28.


Carnival Row is Still a Thing!

Hey everybody! Did you know that Carnival Row was still a show that exists on Amazon? Because it’s second season is right around the corner! In fact, here’s a new trailer to prove it! Remember these characters? This world? I sure hope so!

I kid because I love. I really enjoyed the first season of Carnival Row when it came out way back in 2019, in the before times, in the long long ago. Cool world of downtrodden pixies and mythical humanoid creatures, with lots of interesting stories and some solid performances. But the pandemic ruins all things, and we’ve had to wait this long for season 2. I probably should have also posted a recap video of season 1 for everybody…

Carnival Row returns on Feb. 17 to Amazon Prime, and I think I read somewhere that they’re going to do two episodes a week for this second and final season.


There’s Gonna Be More Vox Machina!

I am not a Critical Role junkie, but I am very familiar with their work and really enjoyed the first season of The Legend of Vox Machina. So hoorays all around for the fact that we’re going to get a second season already! Sometimes it feels like years between TV seasons these days. But these animation boys and girls have whipped this one together for the new year!

Looks like fun! Personally, I think I’m a bigger fan of the Mighty Nein, and I hope we get to see them in animation someday. But The Legend of Vox Machina is good enough for this weary, old, cartoon-loving soul.

Check out the new season on Amazon Prime in January.


The Rings of Power Hasn’t Hooked Me Yet

There’s going to be a big, expensive Lord of the Rings TV show. It’s going to be set millennia before the movies, focusing on some supplemental material from J.R.R. Tolkien. It’s going to be called The Rings of Power on Amazon Prime, and it’s going to look like this.

And I don’t think it looks like anything. This trailer looks gorgeous. Clearly the money was spent on big CGI landscapes. Because all the character scenes look far less expensive. And none of them are talking about anything interesting. It all looks really cool. But this trailer doesn’t reveal anything about plot or story or characters that gets me excited.

It looks like Amazon put all of their money into making this big show, but have probably failed to come up with any sort of story worth telling.

I hope I’m wrong, obviously. I’m going to watch this show. There’s no reason the showrunners and writers can’t have come up with something really great, that just so happens to have billion-dollar CGI landscapes.

So I’m going to keep my hopes up for when The Rings of Power premieres on Sept. 2!


How Far is the Paper Girls TV Show Gonna Go?

Paper Dolls is becoming a TV show on Amazon Prime later this month! It’s a really cool comic, but it’s also a really wild and weird comic. Writer Brian K. Vaughn and artist Cliff Chiang go balls to the wall in terms of crazy time travel and sci-fi shenanigans.

Will the show be able to match that stuff?

We had a teaser trailer last week, and this full trailer doesn’t fill me with too much confidence. It grounds the whole thing in the part where young Erin meets adult Erin, because that’s understandable. But that stuff is only a small part of the madness to come. Will we get that madness? Are they saving it for a season 2, in the hopes that they get a season 2? I guess we’ll find out! But this first full trailer plays things a little too safe for my tastes.

Paper Girls arrives on Amazon Prime on July 29!


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