Category Archives: TV Reviews

TV Review: The Gifted (Season 1)

*This review may contain some spoilers* “The Gifted” starts off grounded, and then slowly transitions into the more well-known X-Men territory. At times, it captures much of what makes the X-Men film and comic books great. But it is hurt by occasional lacks of direction and operating on a television budget. The story takes a… Read More »

TV Review: Runaways (Season 1)

*This review may contain some spoilers* This show has a strong concept, and shows signs of making something great out of it, but there’s too much time wasted going nowhere and setting up season two. I have not read the “Runaways” comic books, but I know the general concept: A group of high school friends… Read More »

TV Review: The Punisher (Season 1)

*This review may contain minor spoilers* Season one of The Punisher is easily the least superhero-like Marvel Netflix show. It’s the most grounded, and that’s what makes it so much more compelling. Aside from Frank Castle’s ability to take a beating and just keep coming, there’s no superhuman abilities on this show. The villains are… Read More »

Marvel’s Inhumans (Season 1)

*This review may contain minor spoilers* This show was almost a complete mess from start to finish. Anything with superheroes/comic book themes will always get the benefit of the doubt from me, but with the high quality of material out there now, this series just did not cut it. Everything seemed low budget and amateurish.… Read More »

TV Review: Gotham (Season 3)

**Contains spoilers** “Gotham” improves yet again by tweaking its characters and moving them closer to the versions that comic fans will recognize, yet it takes steps back as some of the better characters are stripped of their appeal. Probably the character make the biggest progress is Bruce Wayne. His continued training and “no-killing” stance finally… Read More »

TV Review: Arrow (Season 5)

**Contains spoilers** With a revamped Team Arrow, more focused flashbacks and one of “Arrow’s” strongest villains, season 5 breathed new life into the Arrowverse’s flagship series. The biggest change this season was giving Oliver a new group of heroes to fight alongside him. The previously established characters of Curtis Holt and Evelyn Sharp, Mr. Terrific… Read More »

TV Review: The Flash (Season 3)

**Contains spoilers** This season started off with strong possibilities, beginning with an adaption of the popular “Flashpoint” storyline and the anticipated “Invasion” crossover event. While they seemed to miss the mark a bit on the earlier part of the season, the final stretch began to pull things together in time for a solid conclusion. The… Read More »

TV Review: Supergirl (Season 2)

**Contains spoilers** With the move to the CW, “Supergirl” sees some improvements….and takes a few steps back. The biggest loss is Calista Flockhart’s Cat Grant. Due to the show’s filming locations switching from Los Angeles to Vancouver, it was announced that she would be having a reduced role. Ultimately, that meant only appearing in two… Read More »