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.
Strange Things season 4 has been pretty darn killer so far! Lots of action, lots of neat stuff has happened so far. I’m really excited for the final two episodes that will make up the season 4 finale. Here’s a trailer to give us all a really neat sneak peek!
Loving the continued use of Kate Bush music. I’d never heard the song “Running Up That Hill” before this season, and I’m loving it. I’m loving how Kate Bush is getting money and new recognition. That’s super fun for her! Hopefully much continued rocking is done in these last two, oversized episodes!
Stranger Things season 4 comes to an end on July 1!
The Sandman TV show is coming this summer! Fingers are crossed all the possible ways that this is going to be good. I loved all the comics. I love Neil Gaiman. And I’ve been loving most live action comic book streaming adaptations that we’ve been getting. So my hopes are up!
It looks fantastic. Very spooky. Very accurate. Also very existential. Will it get too weird for me? Maybe! But I’d like to think the showrunners will keep that in mind and make the show very approachable. Also, in case it needs to be said, I’m perfectly fine with Jenna Coleman being a genderbent John Constantine. Why the hell would I have a problem with that?
The Sandman comes to Netflix on Aug. 5.
I’ve been sitting on a bunch of TV show trailers for no particular reason other than to take up time on a Monday. And guess what? It’s a Monday! So on the off chance you haven’t seen any of these yet, enjoy some trailers for some upcoming big ticket TV shows.
First up is the trailer for the third season of the Umbrella Academy.
Love this show, love how season 3 looks. I never read the comics so I don’t know if we’re still following existing stories or if the TV show is off on its own road. Doesn’t matter to me. It’s all good, and season 3 should be just as good as the rest. Everybody on the team seems to be on the same page, so at least they won’t be butting heads the whole season.
Umbrella Academy returns to Netflix on June 22.
Next, how about we take a peak at the upcoming fourth season of Westworld!
I will probably watch Westworld, but I can’t be sure. I barely remember what happened in season 3, and I definitely barely remember what the larger, ongoing narrative has been. I’m pretty sure I liked season 3, but again, I honestly don’t remember. Did I even finish the season?
Whatever the case may be, Westworld season 4 comes to HBO Max on June 26.
Finally, the first trailer for the Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon.
Honestly, I have no interest in this show. I loved Game of Thrones as much as the next person. Heck, I’m even one of those rare weirdos who was perfectly content with the final seasons and the finale. It all ended perfectly fine by me. But a prequel? Set thousands of years in the past? And is basically a story we already know from Game of Thrones? No thank you.
I just don’t know what this show can possibly offer. A bunch of Targaryen in-fighting? And some less-memorable CGI dragons? It feels so desperate.
But what do I know? I’ll probably watch it eventually.
House of the Dragon comes to HBO Max on Aug. 21.
I was a big Resident Evil fan back at the beginning, in my childhood Playstation 1 years. I enjoyed the games so much I sought out and read some tie-in novels, and some novel adaptations of the early games. I dunno. I was just that kind of kid.
I never got into the Resident Evil movies, though I’m pretty sure I’ve seen them all. And I skipped watching that Welcome to Raccoon City movie last year because I heard it was terrible. Suffice to say, I like the lore and characters of Resident Evil, but nobody is really adapting that just right.
And it looks like they’re going to miss the mark again with the upcoming Netflix TV show.
Those two trailers look fine, but it also looks like they’re just taking the zombies, some specific monsters and the Umbrella Corporation and tying them to a completely different story and group of characters. Is that what we want? Is that what any of us want?
Just give me a faithful Resident Evil 2 adaptation complete with Leon, Claire, Hunk and then a Resident Evil 3 with Jill Valentine subplot. Those two games took place at largely the same time, right?
Look at how much success Disney is having with Star Wars shows that give fans what they want!
Anyway, Resident Evil comes to Netflix on July 14. Some of us will watch it that weekend and then nobody will ever talk about it again, because that’s what has becoming of the binging model.