Category Archives: TV

Unimpressed by Star on Disney+

For the first time I had a chance to browse through the list of shows and films last night and I really wasn’t that impressed. Lots of, what I have seen before and lots of old stuff that I don’t really want to watch.

There were only two shows that took my fancy, I will probably binge watch all of Castle again as I like Nathan Fillion and the quirkiness of that show. There is also a spy-drama, sort of comedy in Burn Notice. That is also a fun show to watch. But overall, so far, I am really unimpressed.

I don’t know if other people saw any gems they wish to share, or what others are interested in. For me there wasn’t much.

Hopefully it will improve overtime.

Cobra Kai season 3

Another season has arrived on Netflix taking the show to the next level. Having binged watched the lot, I didn’t feel the intercity of the previous two seasons. At times the show felt stupid and irksome.

I liked seeing the back story for the John Kreese character, and felt Martin Kove although corny and crass does justice to the role. From a lost love to torn morals in the Vietnam War.

Although choppy and the feeling the storyline had been rushed out we have fight scenes and incidents where most of the characters would really be behind bars. Reality feels like it has come crashing down. Clearly not on par with the previous two seasons and a mash of talent had been ill used.

Saying that there is a lot of enjoyment value, some beautiful scenes when Daniel visits Japan and another beautiful location when he goes fishing with his daughter. Then we are back to smashing up homes, which doesn’t make sense to me.

The inserting of Elisabeth Shue who played Eli added good value and comedy, however I couldn’t shake the fact I saw her brains that got lasered in the show The Boys which was still fresh in my head!

We are setup for a another tournament in season four, at first I thought it would be a Mexican standoff, however we have bridges built. There are issues to resolve there with father and son. Guess we have to wait and see.

Cobra Kai and Karate Kid

Yesterday I watched the final few episodes of Cobra Kai and boy did the last episode of season two turn into a war zone in the school. I am not sure I’ve ever seen anything else like it.

The character development really draws you in from the start. Johnny who was the bad guy in the first film is really the main character here. You are drawn in and you really do feel for the guy. His problems feel real, but his bad luck comes and goes with some good luck and more bad luck.

As the show went on you get drawn in and feel more involved, there are very few programs on TV which have this. Game of Thrones had you and this does as well.

Another aspect of Cobra Kai is the Romeo and Juliet story, with two different characters falling in love with each other from rival families. And if you watch carefully, there are three different RoJ stories in the show.

Now because of watching that, today I’ve just watched Karate Kid, 1, 2 and 3 on Amazon Prime and realised I’ve actually never seen the third one. I enjoyed the films but on each one I felt there could of been more of a solid ending.

If you’re a fan of the original films and have Netflix I highly recommend watching the show.

Batwoman is boring me!

I’ve been watching the new TV series of Batwoman. I have enjoyed Arrow and the Flash shows, didn’t like Supergirl that much and some of the others.. Well they were not working for me.

I was up to episode ten of season one, but now I’ve decided to give up. It pains me to say it, but I am finding the show really boring. There is only one nemesis for Batwoman, the same old premises of saving Gotham from evil. It’s a dry feeling, the character development, well, not much of a back story really.

In Arrow, the main character of Oliver Queen, there were several dimensions, the darkness, impact of loss, anger. With Batwoman, there is… Batwoman, then Kate Kane with her sweet smile. You see her love interests, a little bit of something else. With Batman there was always mystery. With Batwoman, there is none! This is a gimmicky like cold toast.

The one floor with Arrow was the poor sound quality of the show. Sadly with Batwoman is not only the poor sound quality but the calm of the whole thing. It’s feels action-less, the stupid aspect of applying social media trying to squeeze a picture, all those extra’s trying to take that photo with a mobile phone! Trying to be modern and up to date, everything is too clean, even the dirty places are clean.

I didn’t even mind that she was gay, that didn’t freak me out, but for me there is no good story here, and I am giving up.

DC Titans season one on Netflix

It started off so well in my opinion, gritty, harsh, shocked me a bit, but this weekend I have just binged watched the whole series while suffering with a cold.

It seems there are less and less charming super heroes on TV. In one way I was hooked, in another way, I would look up stuff and play a few mobile games while watching the show.

I have never watched the cartoon version, nor do I know the story, but here the story revolves around a character called Rachel also known by Raven. With Robin breaking away from Batman in the lead. The other characters I don’t really know what to make of them.

At times, this jumped back and forth between the story-arcs that seemed to throw me off. Why are we going here? Are we going there? There were stages in this show that touched subjects like child abuse that I really didn’t want to know and wished a fair chucked wasn’t written in to the script.

For me it was too gritty, too dark, hardly a whisper of honour and overall made me feel a little sicker than I already am. If I rated this show, I would probably give a 5.5 out of 10. There was some very good acting, not bad special effects, but at times, the explosions you could tell looked animated which took away some score, but for me the story seemed a bit convoluted. Good luck if you want to watch this.

Marvel Inhumans wow is it boring!

I got up to episode three, still trying to watch it, but, very little action. What’s with wasted viewing time on meaningless content like an Inhuman on a drug farm, stupid small talk, incoherent content, plot holes. A stupid scene of going to the beach, trying to be sexy when it just wasn’t!

This has to be one of the worst TV shows I have ever tried to watch, I couldn’t watch all the episode. All I can say to people is please don’t waste your time watching this drab-trash of a TV show.

The MacGyver remake pilot review

That famous hairstyle belongs to the 80s and when are we? 2017, so clearly time has moved on and what the hell is going on? 

Dodgyness has returned to our TV screen in the form of campy, terrible acting with a concept that no longer works for modern viewing.

Are we trying to copy James Bond again, a guy in a tux jumps into another party to steal a bio-weapon, only to be stolen off of him.

The classic run around, some terrible puns, cliches and some terrible pyrotechnics. I like computers, but is there an over use here?

I really shouldn’t of wasted an hour watching this, I better cancel the series link!

Conviction TV show in review

I only started watching the show because it had Hayley Atwell on lead. But why am I watching this show? Loose storylines, plot holes, fair sized plot holes and some dodgy acting. And why only five days to solve or review a crime? And the fillers? Showing the city, a little quick review shot of the evidence. These take time away from producing a better storyline. It seems to copy CSI and other shows but in a format which has been scripted by a 12 year-old.

Atwell plays Hayes Morrison who is a former First Daughter who is also a lawyer. The idea could of been better used. A show about a former presidential family might of been interesting, but we have gone down the wrong path and Conviction has taken too many wrong turns to come back from.

Time to cancel?

 

 

The Young Pope review.

What is the message? Is there a reason for watching? What is there to teach us?

To begin with there is a grandeur about the whole show, the architecture, the buildings, so beautiful in design and the elegance of marble stone. The art form of the show does standout and the music gives a feel of something else. Jude Law (Lenny Belardo) who portrays The Young Pope has an impressive on-screen presence and his ability to play into the character certainly grabs you and draws you in. But there is a wonder, is he actually psychotic?

We start off in a dream sequence, it bounces around so at times you don’t know what is suppose to be reality or what is in his head. When Diane Keaton turns up as Sister Mary they start to try and provide a back story to how Lenny Belardo came to be. But instead this feels like taking a book of history and just dropping it off the side of the boat. So in essence you only saw what the front cover said. This is carried into the politics of the Vatican followed by some interested sequences one of which are some nun’s playing football which I rather liked. There was also an interesting scene with a kangaroo, however how flash the show, I felt like I zoned out at times.

The edginess towards the Pope making his first address was a constant flow throughout the show and when it came to it, I felt disappointed. There didn’t seem any clarity and it’s as if the show petered out at the end leaving you with unanswered questions.

I am not a fan of smoking in films and for a modern generation I didn’t think this was such a good idea to promote it in a way which it looks like a fashion accessory. And the fact he has a Coca-Cola for breakfast felt more like product placement rather than what one might expect to get in an orphanage growing up.

I guess I wont go for the answer as I don’t think I want to watch the next episode.

 

Luke Cage Review

You previously had a taste of Luke Cage when he showed up in Jessica Jones but now you get the full on show complete with one liners and puns that any comic-book fan would love.

This time in New York we head over to the Harlem district where the African Americans live, breath and die. You are introduced to this part of the city which feels cleaner and less gritty than Jessica Jones and less dark than Dare Devil. But like the rest of New York it clearly has its problems.

Throughout the course of the series you get elements of Luke Cage back story and it unfolds nicely. Each character seems unique, many are provided a back story also and are certainly not one dimensional. Mahershala Ali who plays cottonmouth was the standout character, the actor portrayed him so well that I felt sorry for him in the end.

Another element to the show is the music, that 70s sleek feel. The way the Jazz evolves around life in Harlem. There is a sense and feel that make a very unique take on life.

The show revolves around the Barber Shop, The Club and the streets. Cage doesn’t want to get involved with anyone until he is pushed beyond his capacity to restrain his desire for revenge after his mentor is kill. At this point Cage feels he has to help those in need, while at the same time creating a path of destruction. Mind you, the destruction didn’t seem that much and Cage wasn’t the main culprit.

Often I felt there wasn’t enough action, there were never enough fight scenes for me. The problem with origin stories is the need to develop a character often takes away the ability to headlong into what the current affairs are. This being said there was a healthy mix of each.

After the political mess, the gangland war and police corruption there is a feeling the show leaves you wondering was that all worth it? Although I enjoyed the show, I was left with questions. What did Cage do in the military? What am I missing? And do I really need to see more of this messed up world?