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G4TV Is Looking For A New Host And Here’s How You Can Apply

With everyone’s favorite gaming TV channel making a comeback next year it was only logical to think they’d need new talent soon…We’ll all love the OG hosts of course but it’s been many years since G4 was around and they will obviously need some new younger talent. It’s not just a show it’s an entire station with 24 hours of programming to figure out , so it’s likely they’re looking for more than one person…anyways one of the more well known faces from the old days would be Adam Sessler and he posted a strange video to Twitter causing this job offering to trend…here’s the video:

The link in the post he made will lead you to a Reddit post with more info on the process for applying but a couple of the requirements are that you have to be 18 or older and a legal US resident…Click here to see the rest of the requirements.

The process is pretty simple though…They want quick 2 minute or less videos of you stating why you should be chosen, you can post these to Twitter ,Instagram or the Reddit post linked above and tag it with the hashtag #G4NeedsTalent. they also provide an email for submissions on the Reddit page.

So if you think you have what it takes to be a G4TV host then why not take your shot…can’t win if you don’t try right?

There has already been a huge flood of submissions on Twitter so If you want to stand a chance I’d say you better get right on top of it.

Do you think you have what it takes?

Do you know someone that would be a perfect host?

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Netflix Is Working On A Live Action Resident Evil Series

With the success of The Witcher series it was only a matter of time until Netflix adapted another video game into a series and according to an announcement made today that next series will be Resident Evil. According to Netflix the series will be headed up by Constantin Film who’s also responsible for the 6 most recent Resident Evil movies.

The series is seemingly going to be an original story taking place in the Resident Evil universe but separate from past story arcs we’ve seen, focusing on two sisters named Jade and Billie Wesker and their journey to a corporate town to start their lives and the mysteries and dangers surrounding both the town and their father…who may or may not be Albert Wesker, the antagonist from the video game series. There will also reportedly be a time jump at some point of 16 years or so to a dystopian future overrun by zombies, 6 billion to be exact…with only 15 million human beings left alive…

Executive Producer and Writer Andrew Dabb is know for his work on Supernatural is joined by director Bronwen Hughes, known for his work on The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad he will direct at least the first two episodes…no word yet on whether or not the series will be tied to the movies at all and Netflix hasn’t issued any other info on much…No cast or release date yet but certainly something I’m actually looking forward to seeing, which is rare on Netflix these days.

What are your thoughts?

Are you excited for the series or do you think it will bomb?

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Comedy Central Cancels Drunk History After 6 Great Seasons

The show that taught a lot of us way more history than we were expecting to learn while at the same time being highly entertaining has finally come to an end, although the 7th season was in production before the pandemic hit Comedy Central has decided to just let the show go due in part to the pandemic and in part to their desire to focus more on adult animation type TV shows.

Featuring many different actors doing some very fun skits based around historical events the show found a near perfect formula for comedy. Featuring a multitude of celebrities such as Winona Ryder, Tessa Thompson and Seth Rogen among others I’m certain the show will be missed by many including myself.

With there only being a couple live scripted shows left on Comedy Central and the slew of 90’s animation reboots coming up including Beavis & Butthead and Daria is this the beginning of the end of the Comedy Central we’ve all grown to love? Is it just slowly becoming an adult animation channel? I for one am totally okay with that and am looking forward to seeing which direction Comedy Central takes from here.

What are youtr thoughts?

Will you miss the show or are you okay with seeing it go away?

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Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Review (Spoilers)

Based on the comic book series by Gerard Way The first season of The Umbrella Academy on Netflix did a great job of introducing the characters and giving fans a peak into their flaws and self loathing as well as the bond they share through a neglectful upbringing and left off leaving fans wanting more.

With the second season finally released on Netflix the story starts out with each of the 7 being dropped off in the same alley but in different years, forcing them to start lives back in 1963 and bringing a new dynamic to the show, I enjoy time travel and parallel universes on shows if done right and I honestly feel they did a good job with it here for the most part

The second season not only further fleshes out the 7’s back story but delves more into Sir Reginald Hargreeve’s past and his motivations for adopting the 7 in the first place as well as revealing that he may not even be of this earth…I was kind of annoyed they didn’t go into any more detail with that.

We are also introduced to a new character named Lila who ends up having her own motivations for seeking out the 7 as well as being the adopted daughter of The Handler, who is the main antagonist of this season. I have a few issues with the character of Lila as her power is she can reflect other people’s powers but is surprised when she sees 5 teleport, as if she’s never seen anyone with a power before…so how does she even know about her own power and how to use it? I’m wondering if the handler has had her hunting all the children born on that day and they just didn’t mention it, either way I’m very interested to see where her story arc goes.

Every show these days has plot holes, especially those involving time travel of any kind and I try not to let it bother me too much but little things like 5 being “out of fuel” to teleport just because it’s convenient to the plot is a little lame but with so many good things about the show I can look past it and be fine with it.

I also liked that they touched on the subject of racism, even if it was the racism of 1963, it’s still a great thing to bring more attention to , especially in the world we’re living in today..the kind of things shown on the show really happened to POC back then and still do today, it’s important for us not to deny that and pretend otherwise.

Overall I really enjoyed this second season and love how they left things off with the parallel timeline and the Sparrow Academy added into the mix, which if anything like the comics should be very interesting. I wouldn’t say the acting on the show is award winning , Ellen Page is good but sometimes feels a bit flat but perhaps that’s just the character she’s playing’s affect. The show is unique and fun to watch and I certainly don’t need a show to be perfect to enjoy it.

I give the second season a solid 7 out of 10 and would suggest watching it for sure.

What are your thoughts?

Did you enjoy the new season or did you like season 1 better?

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It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia Turns 15 Today Here’s How Twitter Is Celebrating

It may be Obama’s birthday but just as many people are honoring today for the fact the TV series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia turns 15 today. The show quickly became a cultural phenomenon thanks in part to it’s unique brand of humor and it’s great cast including Danny DeVito, Howie Day and Kaitlin Olson among others. Twitter users are tweeting out birthday wishes to the show and I thought it’d be fun to take a look at some of them, so without further adieu let’s get started.

Many people would agree with this sentiment and yes I could always use a nice egg…

It was part of our lives for many years and people are sharing their favorite episodes.

Even people that aren’t die-hard fans still appreciate the glorious memes that were inspired by the show.

Although it’s not everyone’s favorite show it does tend to be in a lot of people’s top 5 list.

Some people are just tweeting their version of a happy birthday song.

It was certainly made when there were a lot fewer snowflakes in the world.

Man that’s a lot of TV watching…

It is a great show, which we don’t get too often these days.

Are you a big fan of the show?

Have a favorite episode? let us know in the comments 🙂

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#TheWorstEndingEver Is Trending On Twitter And People Are Sharing Their Picks

With the abundance of TV shows and Movies that come out these days it’s impossible that they’d all get their endings right, lots of shows have left fans disappointed with how they ended and people on Twitter are sharing their biggest disappointments.

So let’s take a look at what people are saying about #TheWorstEndingEver.

Was the first thing that came to mind for me as well.

Never watched the show , just wasn’t my kinda thing but I’m a huge fan of Nathan Fillion

I think no Kevin Spacey was a good move considering he’s a sexual predator…

Hard to have a good ending when the show barely got started.

Then there’s always someone that makes everything political, these hashtags are usually a nice little break from all the bad shit in the world.

Yea that ending makes me want to cry too…

Think she may have missed the whole point…

Loved this show, if it had 2 more seasons it could have been done so well.

Wish they’d come out with a new Stargate series…

Agreed 2020 is turning out like a bad sequel…

What TV shows or movies do you think had the worst endings?

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27 TV Shows Inspired By Comic Books

Gotham

Inspired by the characters from the Batman comic book series the crime drama Gotham takes place during Bruce Wayne’s childhood immediately following the death of his parents and is an in depth look at the origins of Batman and the many villains he battles. The show features many characters from the comics including Penguin, The Riddler, Bane and the beginnings of The Joker. The cast includes Ben Mckenzie as James Gordon and David Mazouz as a young Bruce Wayne and the two are joined by Jada Pinkett Smith and Donal Logue. the series has an even 100 episodes over 5 seasons and is one of the better comic book based shows out there.

Buy the complete series on DVD or Blu-Ray here https://amzn.to/2QwWLSr

Buy Batman :The Killing Joke graphic novel here https://amzn.to/2pyKCBG

Gotham

Preacher

Based on the DC Comics series of the same name by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon the TV series Preacher is one hell of a fun show to watch and I suggest it to everyone that hasn’t watched it yet, I’ll link to my review of the show below.

Check out my review of Preacher here https://bit.ly/2r2KJ8P

Preacher comic book

Lucifer

Based on the DC Comics character of the same name from the Neil Gaiman comic book series The Sandman revolves around the life of the Devil himself Lucifer and his life as a nightclub owner and playboy. The show is a bit different than most comic book based shows and the show itself, although decent, isn’t really my thing but the musical numbers that Lucifer does at the end or start of some episodes are amazing and make the show worth watching just for those alone. Starring Tom Ellis as Lucifer who’s joined by Lauren German and Tom Welling the series has 67 episodes over 4 seasons available to watch and Netflix has renewed it for a fifth final season of 16 episodes.

Buy seasons 1-3 on DVD here https://amzn.to/2qZITpp

Get the Lucifer Book One graphic novel here https://amzn.to/37diULP

Lucifer on Fox

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

More based on The Avengers movie than the comic books themselves but still the movies were based on the comics , so same thing. The action science fiction drama follows the story of Phil Coulson after his supposed death in the film The Avengers, he’s put in control of his own team of agents and although the series starts out a bit slow it does get lots better after the first season. There haven’t been a ton of Marvel characters featured on the show but characters like Quake, Absorbing Man and even Ghost Rider have made appearances or been regulars on the show. The show stars Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson who is joined by Chloe Bennet and Ming-Na Wen and currently has 123 episodes over 6 seasons, giving you plenty to binge on. The final season is set to broadcast sometime in 2020.

Buy the complete first season here https://amzn.to/2OknTl4

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Constantine

Based on the DC Comics character John Constantine from the Justice League Dark comic book series the horror drama series Constantine depicted the life of exorcist and occult detective John Constantine as he battles the forces of evil. The show sadly was canceled after only one season but deserved so many more. The show starred Matt Ryan as the title character who has made guest appearances on multiple DC Comics series on the CW since the cancellation of his show. There’s only 13 episodes total but they’re good enough that they leave you wondering how the show got canceled so quickly. There was also a film starring Keanu Reeves about the same character which is amazing!

Buy the complete series on DVD or Blu-ray here https://amzn.to/340tUKb

Buy or Rent the Keanu Reeves film here https://amzn.to/32Y90KH

Constantine

Arrow

Based on the DC Comics character Green Arrow the superhero tv series Arrow explores his origins and then stretches throughout his entire life and career as a vigilante/superhero. Starring Stephen Amell, Manu Bennett and Colton Haynes the series spawned what is now known as the Arrowverse, a group of shows on the CW all based in the same universe and connected to each other and has 7 seasons currently with an eighth in the works.

Buy seasons 1-7 on DVD here https://amzn.to/2ptknMN

Buy the Green Arrow: Year One graphic novel here https://amzn.to/35eAtt2

Stephen Amell as Green Arrow

The Flash

Based on the DC Comics character of the same name the superhero series The Flash would be the second show to become part of the Arrowverse and would follow the life of the Barry Allen version of the character as he gains his powers and learns to use them and learns what it really means to be a hero. Starring Grant Gustin as the title character the series has 5 complete seasons with season 6 currently airing on the CW.

Buy seasons 1-4 on DVD here https://amzn.to/2XrN2P6

Buy The Flash: Year One graphic novel here https://amzn.to/33TOfRv

The Flash and Green Arrow in CW

Legends of Tomorrow

Featuring various DC Comics characters the superhero series Legends of Tomorrow focuses on the adventures of a group of superheroes who travel through time to set history right. One of the interesting things about the show is they change the lineup a little every season, giving fresh characters and fresh stories. The show currently has 4 seasons available and a fifth season that will air January 2020.

Buy the complete first season here https://amzn.to/37gW0TO

Legends of Tomorrow

Supergirl

Based on the DC Comics character of the same name created by Otto Binder and al Plastino the superhero series Supergirl follows the life of Superman’s cousin Kara Zor-El and her struggles to balance being a superhero with living a normal human life. The series currently has 4 complete seasons with a 5th airing on the CW right now and stars Melissa Benoist as the title character.

But the first two seasons on DVD here https://amzn.to/2CWGi2e

Buy the Supergirl Vol. 1: Last Daughter of Krypton graphic novel here https://amzn.to/32WFk0p

Melissa Benoist as Supergirl

Black Lightning

Based on the DC Comics character of the same named created by Tony Isabella and Trevor Von Eeden the superhero drama stars Cress Williams as the titular character and shows a retired superhero returning to his hero ways. It adds much needed diversity to the superhero genre and currently has 2 complete seasons with a third now airing on the CW.

Buy the complete first season here https://amzn.to/2Xqz3c1

Buy the Black Lightning Vol. 1 graphic novel here https://amzn.to/35eXQmk

Black Lightning

Batwoman

Based on the DC Comics character of the same name created by Geoff Johns the superhero series Batwoman explores the life of Kate Kane(Ruby Rose) and a Gotham missing a Batman so Kate takes on the moniker of the bat but with her own little twist. The series first aired just a month ago and is still somewhere in the middle of its first season but shows lots of promise so far and can currently be watched on the CW as part of the Arrowverse.

Buy the Batwoman Vol. 1: The Many Arms of Death graphic novel here https://amzn.to/2qokYjn

Ruby Rose as Batwoman

The Walking Dead

Based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman the post apocalyptic horror show depicts the lives of normal people in a world where the dead don’t stay dead and explores how humans become the real monster when put in certain situations. The show is a cultural phenomenon and currently has been nominated for numerous awards. it has 9 complete seasons with the 10th airing currently on AMC and has a great cast including Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Chandler Riggs, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Jon Bernthal.

The Walking Dead

Daredevil

The Netflix series Daredevil is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name and would be the beginning of a good run of Marvel Comics Netflix series. Starring Charlie Cox as the titular character the show explores the origins of the blind superhero and takes a dark and gritty approach as well as having some of the best fight scenes I’ve ever seen on television. It would spawn multiple spin-off series but sadly was canceled after the third season.

Buy the complete first season here https://amzn.to/2Orl0Pg

Buy the Daredevil: Man Without Fear graphic novel here https://amzn.to/2CR9wzs

Daredevil on Netflix

The Punisher

Another one of Netflix’s Marvel series based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name The Punisher depicts the tragedy that turns Frank Castle into the anti-hero and is hands down my favorite of the Netflix series. Jon Bernthal stars as Frank Castle and he is absolutely perfect in the role, I can’t imagine anyone else playing the character now, he just portrayed him too perfectly. It’s a crying shame that this show was canceled after only 2 seasons but with the new Disney Plus streaming service who knows what the future might hold for Frank Castle.

Buy the first season on DVD here https://amzn.to/2KyNjdI

Buy The Punisher War Journal graphic novel here https://amzn.to/33YQ3sv

Jon Bernthal as The Punisher

Jessica Jones

Once again a Netflix series based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name Jessica Jones stars Krysten Ritter and portrays her work as a private detective and her apprehension to be a hero. The best part of the show in my opinion was David Tennant’s portrayal as the villain Killgrave or Mr. Purple as he’s known in the comics, he was brilliantly creepy and sent chills up my spine. The show was canceled after 3 seasons but did fit a lot of story into those three.

Buy the complete first season on DVD or Blu-ray here https://amzn.to/2CWNSd7

Buy the Jessica Jones: Blind Spot graphic novel here https://amzn.to/2KA3wzf

Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones

Luke Cage

Once again a Netflix series based on a Marvel Comics character of the same name, Luke Cage stars Mike Colter as the hero with indestructible skin and although it’s a decent show is about the point where the quality of the Netflix Marvel shows started to drop off quite a bit. The show was canceled after 2 seasons.

Buy the complete first season on DVD or Blu-ray here https://amzn.to/2CW0Pnm

Buy the Luke Cage: Everyman graphic novel here https://amzn.to/2CTCizx

Mike Colter as Luke Cage

Iron Fist

Another Netflix series based on a Marvel Comics character of the same name but in my opinion not done nearly as well as the past few entries on this list. Iron Fist falls short of being great television and it almost felt like Netflix gave up trying at this point. Starring Finn Jones in a less than stellar performance as the kung fu fighting hero Iron Fist the series was canceled after 2 seasons and for once I agreed with that decision. I’m not a fan but it was part of the universe Netflix was trying to build so figured I’d list it.

Buy the Immortal Iron Fist: The Complete Collection Volume 1 graphic novel here https://amzn.to/2O1BUp3

Finn Jones as Iron Fist

The Defenders

The final series released as part of this Marvel Netflix group of shows The Defenders was the culmination of all the Netflix series I just listed, taking the characters from each show and throwing them together as a team. It was a decent show and certainly better than Iron Fist but was canceled after just one season with 8 episodes and was the nail in the coffin for Netflix and Marvel working together.

Buy the Defenders Vol. 1: Diamonds Are Forever graphic novel here https://amzn.to/33V7fz0

Netflix’s The Defenders

Titans

Based on the DC Comics team Teen Titans created by Geoff Johns, Akiva Goldsman and Greg Berlanti the superhero series Titans is one of the first originals that the DC streaming service offered and explores how the superhero team was first formed and how they all found each other. I love the direction DC took with this series, making it gritty and dark and keeping us adult comic book fans in mind. The series currently has 2 full seasons available with a third one the way and is a great start for the newer streaming service.

Subscribe to the streaming service here https://amzn.to/2XqYv13

DC’s Titans

Doom Patrol

Another great offering from the DC streaming service Doom Patrol is based on the DC Comics superhero team of the same name, who are kind of like the misfits of the superhero world. The series is a great addition to the streaming service and the cast is great including Brendan Fraser, Timothy Dalton and Diane Guerrero(Who I absolutely love and I’ll link to the article that explains why below). The series has 1 full season so far with a second on the way sometime in 2020.

Buy the complete first season here https://amzn.to/2XrGXSC

Check out my article featuring Diane Guerrero here https://bit.ly/2KzZmHw

DC’s Doom Patrol

Raising Dion

Another Netflix Original, this time based on the comic book of the same name by Dennis Liu Raising Dion is about a mom trying to keep her child safe when she finds out he has superpowers. I will link to my review on the series below. The show currently has 1 season available on Netflix.

Check out my full review here https://bit.ly/2QBQdSy

Netflix’s Raising Dion

The Boys

Amazon Prime Video is starting to come out with some pretty good series and The Boys is perhaps the best of the bunch. Based on the comic book of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson the show focuses on a group of normal guys that get together to take down the very corrupt and very powerful superheroes of the world. I love how the series shows us how even superpowered beings are flawed and have issues like the rest of us. Karl Urban leads a great cast in a fresh take on the superhero genre and the series has 1 season available so far with a second on the way.

Watch free with Amazon Prime here https://amzn.to/35bvQzO

Buy the The Boys Omnibus Vol. 1 TPB here https://amzn.to/35k5jR7

Amazon Original Series The Boys

Legion

Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name the FX series Legion is set in the X-men universe and is perhaps one of the strangest shows I’ve ever watched. In the comics Legion or David Haller is Professor X’s very powerful mutant son, the show hasn’t made it clear as to the background of David Haller and so far only seems loosely connected to the comic book character but nonetheless is an interesting and unique approach to the genre. The show has a total of 3 seasons available with no further ones planned, so it is a neat little binge-worthy package for any comic book fan that wants their mind messed with a bit while watching a good show.

Check out the first season here https://amzn.to/2NW6ZKx

Buy the X-Men: Legion – Shadow King Rising graphic novel here https://amzn.to/2CRrJNn

FX’s Legion

Cloak & Dagger

ABC takes a crack at the superhero genre with this series about the Marvel Comics characters of the same name starting at their origins and slowly broadening their story from there. I couldn’t really get into this show much but can certainly see why a younger generation of comic book fans might enjoy this show, it’s basically a teen coming of age story but with superpowers thrown in. The series was canceled after just 2 seasons but is worth a watch if you’ve run out of new shows to check out.

Buy or Rent season 1 here https://amzn.to/2XrSRMj

ABC’s Cloak & Dagger

Runaways

The Hulu Original series based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name Runaways explores the formation of the young team and the problems that arise when they find out their own parents are the villains they need to stop. The show that features a pet dinosaur and teenage team of heroes has 2 full seasons available currently with a third and final season due out in December, 2019.

Buy the first season here https://amzn.to/2OjNMBy

Buy the Runaways: The Complete Collection Volume 1 graphic novel here https://amzn.to/2QvlIhm

Marvel’s Runaways

The Gifted

Although it isn’t based on any comic books specifically the series The Gifted takes place in an alternate Marvel universe where the X-men were wiped out and mutants are in hiding. The show is filled with interesting characters, some from the comics and some made up just for the show and I actually enjoyed this show quite a lot and that’s why it saddens me a bit that it was canceled after just 2 seasons but it’s still worth checking out for sure.

Buy season 1 here https://amzn.to/330lotm

Marvel’s The Gifted

Heroes

Although it isn’t based on any comic books specifically the science fiction serial drama Heroes is based on comic books in general and depicts a world where an eclipse causes ordinary people all over the world to gain extraordinary powers. The series first aired on NBC back in 2006 and had 4 seasons before it was canceled and it also spawned a miniseries in 2015 titled Heroes Reborn, which in my opinion wasn’t anywhere near as good as the original series which to this day remains one of my favorites.

Buy the complete series on multiple formats here https://amzn.to/2KyYMdn

NBC’s Heroes

I’m sure I am missing a few shows and there are a ton of new Marvel series coming out in the next year or so on the new Disney Plus streaming service but I wanted to stick to shows I’ve actually seen and can give a real opinion on, any shows I’ve missed I’ll probably write a review about once I do watch them so follow my blog to watch for future posts.

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An Honest Review of SYFY’s 12 Monkeys

Amanda Schull from 12 Monkeys

Adapted from the 1995 film of the same name starring Brad Pitt, The SYFY series 12 Monkeys explores the concept of time travel and depicts the struggles of a group of people who use it to try and stop a plague that wiped out most of humanity. Time travel can be tricky to pull off on a tv series or a movie, even when it’s just a small part of the plot but when it is the whole theme of your show it can be even tougher to pull off without confusing the audience but like the film in 1995, the series does a pretty decent job with how they handle the time travel aspect of the show.

The show mostly centers on Dr. Cassie Railly (Amanda Schull) and a time traveler from the future named James Cole (Aaron Stanford) and their attempts to stop an evil and mysterious organization known as The Army of the 12 Monkeys. As with any show involving time travel there are a ton of twists and turns to keep you guessing through 4 seasons of this science fiction tv series.

The Good

Although there aren’t any huge names attached to the series the cast is full of talent and Aaron Stanford and Amanda Schull have great onscreen chemistry , really bringing the two main characters to life, plus Kirk Acevedo becomes a bigger part of the series in season 2, best known for his roles on HBO’s Oz and the science fiction series Fringe he helps to round out a decent cast.

Another good thing about the series is the way they approach explaining time travel, it starts out as basic as you can when it comes to time travel and slowly throughout the 4 seasons will complicate it a little more here and there, making it much easier to keep up with and follow the constantly changing plot. The inventors of time travel are constantly learning more about it as the show goes on and we get to learn right along with them.

The Bad

There’s not a ton bad to say about the show, I wouldn’t call it a masterpiece by any means but it is a decent show with 4 seasons to keep any science fiction fan busy for awhile. I guess the one bad thing I can think of would be the one aspect of the time traveling that is really tough to avoid and that would be the fact that any character that dies can always be brought back, either through traveling back and grabbing a different version of them from before they died or just traveling back and stopping their death. The fear of losing one of your favorite characters can be the main draw of some shows and 12 Monkeys is missing that feeling you get when you wonder if they’ll make it through a tough situation or not.

Is It Worth Watching?

If you’re into science fiction at all I believe you’d most likely enjoy this show, I wouldn’t say it’ll change your life or you’ll become a superfan or anything but 12 Monkeys will keep you busy with 47 episodes over 4 seasons and it will keep you guessing and stay unpredictable right up to the last minute. I would suggest this show to any science fiction fan and after finishing up season 4 last night I feel like my time was well spent on an enjoyable series. You can watch it on Hulu or get it at the link I provide below.

Buy season 1 on Blu-Ray here https://amzn.to/2Oo6Xdx

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An Honest Review Of AMC’s Into The Badlands

Back at the end of 2015 the series Into The Badlands premiered on AMC and has for the most part flew right under most people’s radars. The show takes place around 500 years after a war that ended civilization as we know it and in a world where everyone shuns guns so that pretty much everything is settled with sword fights, think the matrix if it was a western where guns didn’t exist.

The world is now run by Barons who control different sections of what used to be The United States and each Baron has an army of men called Clippers who are under the control of a regent. The show follows one of these clippers/regents named Sunny as he strives to find redemption for past wrongs and all the people he has killed in the name of his Baron and while on this journey meets a young man named MK who has mystical powers that cause him to be unstoppable when he is cut and bleeds, this mysticism becomes a huge part of the show as it goes on.

One of the best parts of the series are the fight scenes, they have a Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon feel to them and are just a blast to watch. If you like old school kung fu movies you will most likely love this show. When there is a full scale battle on the screen it’s almost magical to watch these fights as people gracefully float through the air doing bicycle kicks and whatever else you can dream up for crazy moves.

The main character of the show, Sunny, is played by Daniel Wu and he is joined by some great actors such as Martin Csokas, who is absolutely brilliant as Quinn, an evil and ruthless baron and main antagonist of the series as well as Nick Frost, who has been a favorite of mine ever since Sean of the Dead, his addition to the show in season 2 was the best decision they could have made because he’s just effin great.

The series was canceled early this year after the 3rd season and although it ended sooner than I feel it should have there are 32 episodes over 3 seasons to enjoy and sink yourself into for a few binge-worthy nights in bed. I wouldn’t say it’s a perfect show by any means but it is rather enjoyable if you just take it for what it is…A fun little show with fun little fight scenes. It’s a good series and a shame that it flew under the radar to the point of cancellation.

Get the final season on Blu-Ray here https://amzn.to/37c9DTZ

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First Impressions of The Mandalorian On Disney Plus

The new Disney Plus streaming service is finally up and running and one of their first offerings in the way of exclusives is the series The Mandalorian Which is set in the Star Wars universe somewhere between the fall of The Galactic Empire and the rise of The First Order. The show focuses in on a bounty hunter who is hired to track down a bounty that by the looks of it will turn out to be the main plotline of the series. The title character is played by Pedro Pascal who is best known for his roles on Game of Thrones and Narcos.

What is a Mandalorian?

Before we get into the actual show I thought it might be a good idea to learn a bit about the lore and history of what Mandalorians are really all about. Originating from the planet Mandalore they are known for their prowess in battle and are legendary for being some of the only warriors around that can stand toe to toe with a jedi and are feared throughout the galaxy for their mercenary and bounty hunting skills. Mandalore has pretty much been at war for one reason or another their entire history and Mandalorians are known to never remove their helmets, giving a bit of mystery to their already intimidating personas and they typically use advanced technologies mixed with amazing fighting techniques to overcome their enemies. A couple well known Mandalorians in Star Wars lore are Jango and Boba Fett.

So how’s the show?

There has only been one episode already so there is only so much I can gather about the series at this point but what I’ve seen so far is promising and left me wanting to see more. The production quality is great as you’d expect from Disney, it feels like you’re watching a Star Wars movie rather than a TV show and that is certainly a good thing. The makeup and special effects are done very, very well and help to immerse you in the show.

Another thing I really enjoyed about this first episode was that they sprinkled just the right amount of comedic moments in, I was worried they might do it too much and end up going the Jar Jar Binks route but they balanced the comedy with the seriousness perfectly.

The Plot

I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone but the first episode did give a few clues as to where this show might be headed. It feels like we’ll be along for the ride while the title character seeks to find redemption and is sure to evolve as we join hm on this journey. The first episode leaves off in a way that makes me pretty sure our main protagonist is going to have to do a 180 in his beliefs and I’m pretty sure we’ll be watching a man struggle with the lines between who he is ,who he was and who he wants to be.

So far the first episode alone is enough to make me want to subscribe to Disney Plus for a long time to come, there are a limited amount of exclusives at the moment but the whole Disney, Star Wars and Marvel catalog is available to watch at your leisure…For $6.99 a month there really isn’t a better deal out there right now.

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