Television

Reviews of both new release and older television series, seasons, or episodes.

The Umbrella Academy Is Not Your Parents’ X-Men

Hit show The Umbrella Academy has been renewed for a second season, according to such sources as the Nerdist, so now seems as good a time as any to review season one. I embrace science fiction when the stories go down an unorthodox road. Too often, comic-based and Disney movies follow typical archetypes of a story. I like it when something breaks the mold and goes down a darker road for once, or even a strange or obscure one,...

Did the Punisher Kill It in His Final Netflix Season?

In between watching season 2 of The Punisher and sitting down to write this article, it became common knowledge that the series, along with Jessica Jones, had been canceled by Netflix. It was highly predictable this would happen, given that the other Marvel Netflix series had already been canceled, and the rumor and innuendo are that some if not all of them will reappear on the Disney streaming service that’s in the works. Still, I can’t say I wasn’t disappointed....

The SimulDub of Fairy Tail’s Final Season Is a Homecoming

For Fairy Tail fans, the quiet slumber between the manga’s conclusion in summer 2017 and the anime’s return was a long, drawn-out wait. Once it was announced Fairy Tail would be back in fall 2018, a large chunk of fans continued to wait, hoping Funimation would SimulDub the final season. I was one of those fans, faithfully checking Funimation’s Twitter and other news outlets. I didn’t doubt Funimation’s desire to SimulDub the final season, but I knew coordinating voice actors who had projects...

Origin Is the Sci-Fi Series That Might Make You Get YouTube Premium

I recently had the chance to screen the first two episodes of YouTube Premium’s new series, Origin, premiering on November 14, 2018. With producers from Lost and The Crown and some recognizable actors, I figured that the show at least had some credibility behind it. The premise? “A group of strangers find themselves stranded on a spacecraft bound for a distant planet. The abandoned passengers must work together for survival, but quickly realize that one of them is far...

Yuri!!! on Ice Is a Delightful Anime That Will Leave You Wanting More

It’s always an unpredictable experience jumping into a mainstream anime series you’ve heard a lot about. By the time you sit down to watch it, you’ve probably heard so much about it that it’s hard to know what to expect, or even to be able to predict whether you’re likely to enjoy it. So you take the plunge, wondering just what about the show, if anything, will live up to what you’ve heard. For me, finally getting around to...

Jodie Whittaker Is Off to a Fantastic Start in Doctor Who

It felt like an eternity floating through all that wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff for the 13th Doctor to make her proper premiere. But nearly seven months after regenerating and being blown out of the TARDIS, Jodie Whittaker became “The Woman Who Fell to Earth,” starting a brand-new direction for the beloved Doctor Who. Each and every regeneration, folks complain and complain about how the new Doctor just isn’t their Doctor. Well, this Whovian is here to tell you to grab your fish...

Zombie Land Saga Is the Perfect Wacky Anime for Halloween

October means a lot of different things to different people. Scarves, the ability to finally break out flannel, the carving of pumpkins, deciding on a Halloween costume, the start of the fall anime season, the happy accident when your multiple moods collide. Every quarter of the year also marks the beginning of a new anime season. In the months leading up to the first week of premiers, the community is usually buzzing with the season’s most anticipated shows. This...

Iron Fist Season 2 Was the Iron Fist We Deserved

In 2017, I wrote about the first season of Netflix’s Iron Fist. In that article, I argued that though the show fell short, especially in comparison to Jessica Jones or Daredevil, it was not nearly the disaster it got credit for being. With that said, I binged the second season of Iron Fist after it was released last month, and I would like to declare that its creators obviously heard the complaints and bad reviews and definitely did their homework...

Good Omens Is Coming, So Get Your Popcorn Ready for the Apocalypse

If you’re a Neil Gaiman fan, you probably saw the trailer for his latest small-screen project circulating last week. Good Omens, a novel penned as a joint effort between Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett published nearly three decades ago, is an apocalyptic buddy comedy about an angel and a demon that join forces to save the world from Armageddon. Gaiman penned the screenplay for the miniseries based on the novel and serves as executive producer for the project. On...

How to Avoid Problematic Shows and Enjoy TV and Movies This Fall

It’s that time of year again: autumn is in the air! Time to break out the sweaters and scarves, coordinate apple-picking trips, and indulge your annual proclivity for pumpkin-spice lattes. (Or your annual proclivity for making fun of people who dig pumpkin-spice lattes. But really, the only thing more eye-roll inducing than an overzealous affinity for pumpkin-spiced libations is an overzealous affinity for mocking those with an affinity for pumpkin-spiced libations. Seriously, you can call me “basic” if you...
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