One of my guilty pleasures in recent years was the young adult horror drama, The Vampire Diaries. As someone who violently hated anything that came close to The Twilight Saga, you’d think I’d stay as far away from this show as possible. And that was the true, until I got diagnosed with shingles and was stuck in bed recuperating for two weeks. It was a time when I just had tv and streaming to keep me company, and I happened to fall asleep to one show and wake up to The Vampire Diaries already playing. I should’a just stopped it but I didn’t. I continued to watch it… and 5 episodes later I realized it was as bad as I thought I was, so I restarted watching it from the beginning.
I stuck with it until it’s faithful finale in last year, but not before picking up the narrative in the first spine-off The Originals four years before. Unfortunately, that show didn’t have the same vibe as the.. well… original show so I kinda dropped off. And any attempt to start watching it again kinda fell off due to other more interesting shows on TV.
With The Originals ending this year, I expected the franchise to also die. I mean, how many vampire/werewolf/witch stories can you keep rehashing, just with different characters. The answer is ‘one more time’. Now we get to see what happens to the next generation in Legacies. Am I looking forward to this show? No. really. Will I be watching it? Most definitely.
One of my favorite British cop shows is back. DI Vivienne Deering and company once again do their best to keep the peace and live their lives.
Unlike a lot of folks, I actually liked the first season of Iron Fist. Granted, it wasn’t anywhere near Netflix’s best marvel series, but I’ve seen a lot worse. And after seeing what they did with Danny Rand in Luke Cage’s second season it feels like they finally have a handle on the character. Less whiney, more fun fighty. Pushing Colleen Wing and Misty Knight to a more prominent role this season was very smart. Jessica Henwick’s portrayal of Wing was on of the standouts of season 1. Now it’s time to give The Daughters of The Dragon their own series. And seeing that the dragon’s powers have been given to Colleen, they might be doing that.. or some type of Immortal Weapons series. One can only hope.
When it first started, the SyFy drama Killjoys felt like another peripheral syndicated show that filled the time in-between the shows you really wanted to watch. Don’t get me wrong, it was good. But it felt like it was still figuring out what it wanted to be. It was trying way too hard to the cool, hip and sexy. With the ridiculously sexy Hannah John-Kamen (The Tunnel, Ant-man and The Wasp) in the title role, alongside genre favorite Aaron Ashmore (Smallville, Lost Girl, Warehouse 13), it had all the pieces in place. Fortunately, it really hit it’s stride by season 3 with some excellent world-building and an over-arching story arc to give some weight to our heroes. Now in it’s 4th season, Killjoys has become the show it was trying to be.. a major player in the sci-fi tv landscape.
Possibly one of the best television court dramas ever. I always forget how good Glenn Close was on this show, as well as The Shield. I think this was the show that got me into court dramas, even though it was more of a murder series and court shenanigans. There’s 5 seasons to get through, so I’m going to enjoy this ride.
Who in the hell needs yet another peripheral Superman TV show? It seems like Warner Bros. wants to give us a Man of Steel tv show without using the man himself. When it comes to Krypton, I’m totally fine with that. After the trailer is knew this would be a show that didn’t make it through it’s first season. But man, was i wrong. This gripping space drama didn’t need Superman. It didn’t need anything of the comic book lore. On it’s own, it’s a crazy time traveling space mystery with a rag tag group trying to change history and stop the impending arrival of Brainiac to Krypton. Let’s hope SyFy gives this show a few more seasons to build out the rich past of Krypton.