Coming Attractions

I’m very excited about this summer. There are a number of movies and TV shows I’m geeking out about and I’ll be talking about them here. All of the Fall shows will be on hiatus, but that’s okay, because I’ll soon have some new/old stuff to geek out about.

Coming Soon:

The Strain

The second season of The Strain is on the FX network.

I very much enjoyed the first season, even though it was a bit uneven. I thought some of the characters were pretty dumb but it was very suspenseful and the vampires were awesome. Like a lot of shows, however,  it fell into the trap of having a couple of token POC,  but over time they  became a little more fleshed out. I love vampires as much as you guys do, and we’ll be seeing more of them in the second season as the Vampocalypse gets into full swing.

From Dusk Til Dawn The Series

I’ve  spoken to several people, who have no idea, what the Hell I’m talking about, when I mention this show. Well, for those not in the know, this is a new series based on the Quentin Tarantino film of the same name. Yeah, it’s about vampires too and they are very intriguing.

It’s produced and directed by Robert Rodriguez, for the new El Rey network. Going into its second season, the acting is alright, the Hispanic actors look very, very fine, and it’s just different enough from the film to make things suspenseful. There’s  plenty of vampire action, with just enough Mexican Supernatural Mythos, to make them fascinating.

And the entire first season is available on Netflix. It’s totally binge worthy.

Penny Dreadful

I very much   enjoyed the first season of this. The only part of it that got boggy for me was the Dr. Frankenstein storyline, but the rest was very well done and the show looks gorgeous. It stars a full cast of the supernatural – psychics, Dorian Gray, a werewolf, an African shaman, and of course, vampires.

It stars Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, and Timothy Dalton on the Showtime network. I don’t have Showtime, but  I do have Amazon. I’ll buy the whole season and recap/review each episode, right here.

Daredevil

This new version of Daredevil will be airing it’s entire first season on Netflix.Yet another story about a guy who puts on an odd suit and decides to go out and punch evildoers, because the police are horrible at their jobs. It will be interesting to see if it has any ties to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The trailer looks great, but really, all I hope is that its better than the movie and we get to see The Night Nurse. I’m  going to be binging this one and reviewing as I go along and as time allows.

Some forthcoming posts will discuss:

The different Blob movies,  including Rob Zombies new version, the upcoming Avengers film,  Mad Max’s Fury Road and Jurassic World. I’ll be having thoughts about the Captain America films, Black Women in Genre TV,  my niece’s favorite Anime, the world’s most beautiful films, the best movies about werewolves, and some Martial Arts favorites will be thrown in there,  too.

Future reviews of books will include: Nick Cutter’s Horror novel, The Deep, Clive Barker’s new Pinhead novel called The Scarlet Gospels, will be out this summer, Alan Smale’s Clash of Eagles, which I’m totally loving right now,  The Devil’s Detective by Simon Unsworth, and Richard Kadrey’s newest Sandman Slim novel will be released this summer, as well.

So stay tuned people!

14 thoughts on “Coming Attractions

  1. Tony

    Like you, I look forward to seeing Daredevil and Season 2 of The Strain. I really ought to get back into watching television. I fell out of the habit of watching tv after the devastating loss of my best friend years ago (one of the many bonds we formed was over a shared love of the same tv shows and movie).

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    1. barb

      I am more excited about the return of the Strain than Daredevil-too many action hero tv shows! But I will certainly give it a try!

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  2. I guess my blog is fairly similar in the sense I like to celebrate the movies I love too but I do try to review latest releases that intrigue me whether its shrouded in controversy or admiration then I just objectively analyse how I felt about the experience and the film itself.

    I have a lot of trouble retaining my interest with TV shows as for me I’m very particular about the kind of thing I want to see in a show….it really has to keep me hooked a majority of the way through for me to totally enjoy it. That’s something I found Breaking Bad, GoT, and True Detective all accomplished.

    On the flip side of that, a show that I found to be very exciting in it’s opening stages but lost my interest as it progressed was Fargo. Not sure why as I loved the film but it just couldn’t excite me anymore. Shame, really.

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  3. Yes, I too am a huge Marvel fan but couldn’t get into Agents of Shield ,either. And I really tried to like it. It just wasn’t compelling enough to hold me, I guess. The same with Agent Carter. I was very excited about it but now I’m not and I’m not entirely certain as to my reasons why. I may delve into that at some point. Why might I stop watching a show?

    At the beginning of every season I always start out watching or planning to watch, anywhere from 6 to 10 shows, which gradually get whittled down to about maybe 1 or 2 new shows by the end of the year. I think Constantine would have been that one new show.

    Last year it was Sleepy Hollow and the year before that it was Teen Wolf. I wonder who the winner will be this Fall.

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    1. barb

      Agents of Shield got better however the last 2 episodes weren’t my cup of tea. Did Constantine get renewed? I started to really really like that at the end. Agent Carter is ok-I don’t know why I don’t love it?!

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      1. According to Screen Rant ,we won’t know until sometime in May, whether or not Constantine will be renewed. I hope it does because the season finale looked promising.

        I stopped reviewing it but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t keeping an eye on it. It just wasn’t compelling enough to review, until that last couple of episodes. But there was a ratings drop so, idk.

        I’ve really tried to like Agent Carter but its just not working for me. I watched the first few episodes and liked them okay, but I didn’t see any promising additions or changes and I just didn’t love it.

        There was a bit of controversy about not having any PoC, on the show, especially since it’s set in 1950’s NY and plenty of PoC were there, at that time, but that’s not why I stopped watching it. I don’t exactly know why I don’t like it. I just got bored.

        Was that your reaction, too?

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      2. barb

        Yes I am getting bored. However my husband likes it so I will give it till the end of the season unless he falls out of love with it LOL.

        Oh I am glad there’s still a chance of Constantine getting renewed. I really started to enjoy it the last 2 episodes. I am curious what the deal is with Zeds father and the angel being bad really came from left field (in a good way)

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  4. I don’t actually watch as much TV as people think. The problem is that the are so many genre shows and I make those my priority ,so I miss out on some non-genre stuff like Breaking Bad. I keep abreast of other shows like Game of Thrones through trailers and news articles.

    I have watched True Detective and enjoyed it quite a lot and am looking forward to the next season. I probably won’t review it because I don’t think I’m at that level of reviewing yet. So far, I’m sticking with what I know and SciFi, Horror and Fantasy is what I know best.

    There are also shows I watch but just don’t blog very much about except to signal boost that it’s a great show. Vikings is one of those shows. I don’t know enough about the background of that era or its characters to review/recap them as well as I do ,say, Supernatural, which I watched from the very first episode.

    I ve watched only a couple of episodes of GoT, and intend to watch this new season, if I can find the time, but I probably won’t blog about it because there are plenty of people out there discussing it much better than I ever could.

    But just because I don’t talk about a show very much, doesn’t mean I don’t have tremendous respect or even mad love for it.

    My blog is all about that. I want to celebrate the stuff I love, not denigrate the stuff I dont. So if you see me talking about a movie or show, even peripherally, I do love it, I just don’t have the time to watch or talk about it very much.

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  5. By the way, I see you’ve reviewed and discussed a lot of TV. I wouldn’t say I watch a great deal of TV or follow many shows but I do like a handful. What’s your general opinion on Game of Thrones, True Detective or (what I believe to be the greatest TV show ever made…so far) Breaking Bad?

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  6. I’m really looking forward to Daredevil. I think it will have a few subtle links to the MCU especially as it’s set in the same city as the Avengers…plus a motion poster of the DD show has been released with a glimpse of the Avengers tower in the background 🙂 I would also go as far as betting my house on this being better than the movie haha

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    1. I’ll take that bet and raise you an Elektra. Both of those movies mostly sucked. I’m tentatively hopeful that this show will be better. (I’ve been burned too many times to be too enthusiastic about a show I haven’t actually watched yet.)
      But your assurance is heartening. Thank you!

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      1. I have much reason to believe it will work. It’s based on the Frank miller series, it’s created/directed by Drew Goddard (the director of the very successful Cabin in the Woods movie), and the latest distributed shows from Netflix are doing very well so I can’t see them dropping the ball of a sudden on that front. I’m holding out hope for it but mainly cos i’m a fan of Marvel in general and would love to see an improvement on Agents of Shield…not that I think it’s poor I just couldn’t get into as much as I would have liked.

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