TV Review: The Umbrella Academy (2019-)

The moment I saw the trailer for Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy, I knew this was made for me. As much as I love the good ‘ol standard caped crusader fare with their shiny suits, unerring sense of justice and Messianic Complex, I have always had a soft spot for misfits, oddballs and anti-hero superheroes. And…

TV Review: Titans (2018 -)

My first introduction to the Teen Titans was the Cartoon Network animated series of the same name released during the year 2003. A couple of years back, my niece and nephew told me about how they were loving Teen Titans. And I thought great! I loved that show! But it turned out, it was not…

TV Review: Sex Education (2019)

I usually am wary of sex comedies because they could easily venture towards the offensive route. Sex is a tricky topic to delve into, one that requires a degree of perceptiveness. So I came into Netflix’s Sex Education (2019) with not much expectations really. In my mind I was already categorizing this as one of those…

TV Review: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017-)

Plot: Miriam “Midge” Maisel is an upper middle class Jewish housewife living on the Upper West Side of New York City in 1958. She has it all until she doesn’t. She loses her husband, her apartment, and her privileged life (or some of it), and she is soon led into the world of stand-up comedy…

TV Review: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018)

Plot: Sabrina Spellman must reconcile her dual nature as a half-witch, half-mortal while fighting the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit. (See Wikipedia) The Bad News: One of the main plot points in Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is how she is split down the middle. One foot in the…

TV Review: Queer Eye (2018)

Soooo I just gobbled up the entire first season of Netflix’s Queer Eye. And I now have been saying things like: “Yaaas Queen”, “Ferosh”, “GORJ”, and “Can You Belive?!” I don’t think I have ever been this obsessed with a reality TV show since Survivor: All Stars circa 2003. And just so you know, Netflix’s Queer…

TV Review: Game of Thrones 7 Episode 5: Eastwatch

You know what? I propose that there’d be a whole episode devoted to just Drogon flying, screeching, and dracarys-ing for a full one hour. I’d be riveted! These dragons are so fantastically rendered! With that said, episode 5 has a tad less of Drogon in it, and therefore compared to Episode 4: The Spoils of…

Misfits and British Television

TV REVIEW: MISFITS (2009-2013) A few days ago, I finished watching all 5 seasons of E4’s Misfits (2009-2013, a British science fiction, comedy-drama tv show created by Howard Overman.This is a fairly old (3-4 years ago old) show about a group of young offenders all of whom, while in the middle of their appointed community service,…

Suicide and Superpowers

I was well into the 7th season of AMC’s The Walking Dead. But come the tenth episode entitled New Best Friends, I begin to question the road this show is taking which might just be “downhill”. Because the “scavengers” scene was pretty darned ridiculous, almost cartoonishly so. But no, I am not going to write…

Old New Discovery: Brooklyn Nine-Nine

I first heard of Brooklyn Nine-Nine when it pulled an upset and nabbed a Golden Globe for Best TV Series – Musical or Comedy back in 2014. It was quite a shocker because Brooklyn Nine-Nine was a very young show back then, virtually an unknown with just one season under their belt. They were able…