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Women in Badlands and on Thrones

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HBO’s adaptation of George RR Martin’s series of novels, Game of Thrones, was taken a large space in pop culture for a variety of reasons. It’s intricate plotlines, long-form storytelling, deep character acting, complex motivations, and its very brutal depiction of women. AMC’s Kung-Fu/Mad Max infusion Into the Badlands receives much less attention, yet, both share some striking similarities now that the former has entered into its second season.  Continue reading Women in Badlands and on Thrones

This Year’s Finest 2016: TV Convo

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2016 brought an increasing number of comic based programs to television. Josh joins me in discussing a large cross-section of what both worked and did not these past twelve months.

Cosmo: This year, the DC/CW brand continued its bold expansion, launching one new series (Legends of Tomorrow) and annexing a another (Supergirl). Before we get to those, and the Arrowverse’s namesake, let’s begin with what I feel remains the most consistently successful of the CW shows: Flash.

Josh how are you feeling about the series?

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This Year’s Finest 2015: Comic Convo TV

Thought that there were a fair amount of comic book based TV series last year? Well, this year there were even more. So, let’s dive right in and revisit what excelled and what was meh in home viewing in 2015  . . .

Daredevil Fisk paintingCosmo: So, I was thinking that we should start with Marvel’s pair of Netflix series as they were the most high-profile comic book TV projects of the year. As I stated in my reviews, I feel that Daredevil & Jessica Jones both really raised the bar on what a superhero series could be. They were among the best TV of any kind  I saw in 2015.

Josh:I have to agree, and not just because Game of Thrones was so-so and Fargo Season 2 has been a slow-burner.

Marvel’s Netflix is shaping up to be the dramatic counterpoint/compliment to their films.
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