It’s damning with feint praise to say Blindspot is the best of the new shows. It’s a standard procedural with a faux mystery arc. And yet, every now and then, there are moments, just moments of being above the average.
It seems so very recently that we started down this road together. Who could have predicted that we’d come to this point? Not the characters in this show and certainly not the creators and writers.
I harp on a lot... A LOT about world building. This right here is an, albeit imperfect, example of getting that done right. Where the characters don’t need to explain their motivations to you before they take an action; it’s already pretty fucking clear.
More high school drama in this high school drama about high school students... with access to firearms and high explosives.
It is completely up to the writers and creators of a narrative what things they include and what elements they exclude. It is their choice. Completely. So, when a time travel show invokes a time travel trope and uses it wrongly, one has to wonder what’s going on?
What happens in Vegas apparently doesn’t stay in Vegas.
I like to think that you can learn something from each and every story. Some of the time there are aspects which are positive and worthwhile and general growth, but most of the time its’ a case of what not to do. With Heroes Reborn, what not to do is this... its’ entirely. There are no redeeming features here. Not one.
In this episode, we see a powerless superhero deal with a group of vigilantes led by an enigmatic cult leader who are hell-bent on destroying the city with a stolen bomb on a train. Wait, did I just describe the plot to Batman Begins? I think I did!
Another episode and another struggle to remain interested, even in taking it apart. Seriously, when it’s this straightforward it’s just no fun.
AoS continues to be the idiot, red-haired step-child to the MCU. The MCU doesn’t acknowledge it, but AoS keeps making out that they’re bosom buddies. It’s basically Turtle from Entourage.
The Flash is back and... I was really hoping to say “better than ever”. I’ll leave that to the hyperbole machine to say, ‘cause this episode felt a lot like clean-up.
Last year, I spoke to a lot of Leftover fans who claimed that the mystery of those who disappeared would be resolved, that it would all work out in the end. This year, I doubt I’ll hear from them as The Leftovers has done away with the mystery of last year and is, instead, switching up to a new mystery where a bunch…
Blindspot is by no means original. Just this season, there are three other shows using similar models and at least two other shows which are hauntingly similar. Despite all that, the third episode was surprisingly entertaining. It’s still flawed, but if all you want is to sit down and forget about your day, this can’t…
In this episode of the short lived Minority Report, the new non-precrime precrime system is tested and they spend a lot of time talking about legal stuff... and then ignoring the ramifications of same.
Finally! It’s been so dead recently. But, look! Walkers!
Is this just a High School drama with older characters so it’s not as weird when the teachers sleep with the students? I think it is!
At its finest, Doctor Who is about a vagabond traveler whose only real power is experience. Sure, he has his sonic this and his whatever that, but throughout the runs, both new and old, the strongest episodes have been the one were the Doctor is trying to figure stuff out, and brings the audience along for the ride.…
Every show teaches you something. Something about the creative process. Something about the human condition. Something about the TV business. And sometimes, it’s about what not to do. Heroes Reborn is a master-class in this.
It must be said that the Player isn’t long for this world. If a pilot doesn’t score more than 9 million viewers, with a 2+ in the households, it’s looking to go down sooner rather than later. So, there is an onus on delivering higher quality episodes right off the bat. Of perhaps changing things up, within the…
Every Specialist Male/Cop Female show goes through the same pattern. Yes, they are not just formulaic in design and concept, but in execution. Here, we have the standards sidelining-of-the-hero-so-they-can-show-they-need-the-hero episode. I need to think of a catchy short form for that. Ahh, I’ll call it... episode #2.