Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 2 Trailer and Impressions

I ignored Kimmy Schmidt when it first came to netflix, and in fact just got through season one a couple of days ago. and with the exception of one uncomfortably racist subplot i really enjoyed the show. So i was looking forward to see Kimmy’s journey to continue and was excited when i heard the season two trailer had dropped. Unfortunately this trailer reminded me of why i chose to ignore the show in the first place. While it does introduce some interesting plot lines for the season to follow, this was not a good trailer. I’m hoping this is just a bad cut and not indicative of the season as a whole, but there is very little here to get me exited.


Daredevil Season 2 Trailer and Impressions

There has been three Punisher movies made so far (1989, 2004 and 2008) and i love each one (although 2008’s War Zone is the only one i’d call a good movie). So i think it’s safe to say i rather like the character, and it would be safe to presume i’m glad to see him make his way into the MCU, right? You’d be correct. And while i do thing Jessica Jones will end up being the better remember of Marvels Netflix shows, i really enjoyed Daredevil and am looking forward to seeing the characters return. I do wish they had held off on making this until Luke Cage and Iron Fist had their shows come out, and i’m a little worried this may be Netflix’s “Iron Man 2” (the rushed sequel only made when a character no one was expecting to get popular became an over night sensation), but other than that i say bring it on! Plus i think my spring break starts around the time the show starts, so whoo hoo, i’ll get to binge the whole thing in one sitting….i mean watch at a reasonable pace over afew days…..yeah…..that’s what i’m going to do…..totally

Jessica Jones Trailer and Impressions

Even thought i believe in adding more diversity in media i am one of the few Marvel fans who really just did not care to see a Black Widow movie. I love the character and i love Scarlett Johansson in the role, but i’ve been wanting their first female lead superhero movie to be a more interesting an unique character. And this is exactly why. While it does kind of suck that this has been relegated to the small screen, its kind of hard to care when the show looks this damn good.

While i’ve always held that the general posativity of Marvels movies has been one of their biggest strengths, i really did enjoy the darker tone of Daredevil, if for no other reason than it was a change of pace. But more importantly, then went dark the right way, by not backing down from the subject matter but still having a clear division between hero and villain. Jessica Jones really seems to be running with that idea and i’m loving the look of it so far. Tennant‘s “Kilgrave” is looking to be an awesome villain (even if his name is really stupid. not as bad as “Blackheart” though) and Krysten Ritter’s take on Jessica really works for me.

This is, by far, what i’m most excited for TV/Movie wise for the rest of this year.

Doctor Who Season 9 Trailer and Impressions

I wish i could be excited for this, i really do. I love Doctor Who; i think The Doctor is one of the best Sci-fi characters ever invented and I’d rather journey around in the TARDIS rather than the Millennium Falcon, The Enterprise or Battalestar Galactica. But there is one major reason why i just can’t get excited for this season: Steven Moffat. He is, by far, the worst show runner the series ever had. There are better people to talk about the more problematic aspects of his work, but for me his run has mostly just been boring. The fun and excitement of the show just left once he took over. The sad part is, he has a quote that is a perfect summation of why i love Doctor Who, but he has never done anything with his time on the show that proves he believes it. He said once:

“When they made this particular hero, they didn’t give him a gun, they gave him a screwdriver to fix things. They didn’t give him a tank or a warship or an x-wing fighter, they gave him a call box from which you can call for help. And the didn’t give him a superpower or pointy ears or a heat ray, they gave him an extra heart. They gave him two hearts. And that’s an extraordinary thing; there will never come a time when we don’t need a hero like the doctor.”

I love that. I love that idea and understanding of the character. But i hate Moffat’s time as show runner and to be honest, i think i’m just going to skip this season, and probibly every other until he leaves.

Retraction: Netflix Unfortunate Events Trailer Fake

It has come to my attention that this trailer, expertly made as it is, was a fake. While the bulk of my feelings on the show remain the same (ie, if they keep too much to the books it may throw ff the pacing, killing the show) it’s unprofessional of me to make judgments or offer observations on a product from a source that does not accurately represent the product. While i know i’m not the only one that made this mistake, i still offer my apologies for not looking for not looking for a better/ second source before uploading my post.

A Series of Unfortunate Events Netflix Series Trailer and Impressions

I can not begin to explain just how much i love Lemony Snicket’s 13 book saga. I read all the books at lest three times (yes, all 13) and even forced my sibling to get into them. So it probably wont surprise you that i was…underwhelmed…by the 2004 Jim Carry movie. Because of this i’ve been eager to see how Netflix would handle the franchise for a while, as i;ve seen this go wrong before, and a television series comes with it’s own complications.

The thing that has me the most worried is the pacing. i know alot of people say that books should be turned into TV shows instead of movies because then you can ad more of the book, but that also means dealing with all the superfluous crap that drags down the pacing of the book. With books this isn’t so bad as you control the pace more (you can read faster, slower whatever you need), but you can’t do that with a TV show. In fact, it was the poor pacing that killed Sence8 for me. So if the creative team can deal with that one major issue, we should be good.

Probable pace issues aside, i like what i saw in this trailer. I mean, the tone is just spot on, from the look of the leeches, to the color pallet to the great choice of music, missed me by the dresden dolls (by the way, if any of the film makers are reading this, i’d be 100% ok if Amanda Palmer did the soundtrack for the show).

All in all, i have high hopes for this. What about you? Are you looking forward to another adaptation of the books, or should people get away from the TV and read all 13 books? Leave a comment below and let me know.

CBS’s Supergirl First Look and Impressions

My Thoughts:

I don’t think i can adequately express just how mixed i feel about this trailer. Through out most of the trailer i was reminded of the Saturday Night Live Black Widow Parody Trailer, but then something would happen that either made me laugh or go “okay, that’s not too bad”. For example, Kara’s reaction when she’s about to hit the bridge when saving the plan, i liked that. It made her feel like her own character and not just “Superman with boobs”. And i also liked the progression of her costume, showing how she keeps learning from her mistakes. But then she just goes back to acting like Jess from “New girl” and….really, who wants another “new girl” even one with super powers and crime fighting.

My biggest issue is that i don’t know why i dislike this trailer so much. See, the show feels like it’s not marketed towards me. it feels like the target audience is women. And with how little female comic/superhero fans are appreciated i can respect that, hell, i even applaud it. But in a strange way, that also feels like part of the problem. I think that’s because in making this “for women” they made it too much like every other “for women” sitcom/comedy i’ve seen. This felt like “New Girl” meets “The Devil Wears Prada” (the movie, not the crappy metalcore band) meets superheros, and i’m just not digging that formula. But then, isn’t saying that the only way to make a female superhero “the right way” is to reject traditionally “girly” things a sexist accusation in it’s own right? Or is this just bad and overall under whelming and i just feel bad for not being into it as it is the only female tareted superhero…anything until 2017’s “Wonder Woman”

What do you think? Do you like the trailer? Are You interested in the show? Do you think i’m over thinking things or am i just another sexist cog in the patriarchal machine? Leave a comment below and let me know.

Guardians of the Galaxy Animated Series NYCC Trailer and Impressions

My Thoughts:
I am a Marvel guy. I feel Marvel makes better comics, better movies and better heroes. But there is on field were DC has always had the upper-hand in my opinion, and that is on their cartoons. Sure, the 90’s “X-Men” cartoon is great, and Marvel really haven’t done anything truly awful, but they’ve also never really done much to stand out. DC on the other hand have almost always hit their animated shows out of the park. So the question here is: will this be just another bland but harmless Marvel cartoon, or will it be as special as the live action movie was?
I’m not really sure what to think just yet. The art looks nice for stills, but the animation (especially on Peter Quill’s face) just didn’t quite do it for me. However, a friend of mine convinced me to watch another Disney animated show, “Gravity Falls” and i was pleasantly surprised. Disney does know what they’re doing. So…will this be any good? I don’t know, it’s just too early to tell. I’m going to be an optimist and choose to hope for the best though. What about you? DO you shear my hopes? Are you concerned? leave a comment below and let me know.

Z Nation Trailer and Impressions

My Thoughts:
So, yeah, normally i don’t do trailer reviews for 30 second teasers, especially when that teaser is for a syfy original series, but this one hits a bit close to home for me. Or should i say it was filmed close to home? Yes, part of the filming for this took place in my lovely city of Spokane Washington. If i had known that at the time i would have killed to be a part of this. But alas, i only learned about that a few weeks ago, so i was too late. And yes, that is the only reason i am bringing this to your attention. Out side of that one tid bit, this is a syfy original series.By now i think we can all assume it’s not going to be any good.

The Legend of Korra Book 3 Trailer and Impressions.

My Thoughts:
It’s about damn time. Book two wasn’t quite as good as it could have been, but it left the series in a very interesting place, and ever since i’ve been eagerly awaiting what was to come. So, what do we know from this trailer? Not a hell of a lot. However, with the fact that there was no dialogue and almost the entire trailer was action based, that could mean this season will be more action devoted. At least that’s what i’m hoping for.