Potential and shortcomings of “Incorporated” (2016)

Since “Terminator”, I’ve watched a lot of material about the evilness of corporations. “Terminator” was the first and the scariest. Because of that, I must admit that I was skeptical when SyFy started “Incorporated”. It was a longshot since I expected just one more show about the food shortage and the apocalypse. More to that,…

2016 in retrospective: Superhero TV

Superheroes on TV aren’t easy subject, when 2016 is concerned. We lost at least one show with potential (Agent Carter). In the thin line between superheroes and gothic romanticism, we also unexpectedly lost Penny Dreadful. When we’re talking about superheroes on TV, we usually use the differentiation between CW-verse (Arrow, Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and…

“House of Cards” S04 – Tables are overturned.

The fourth season is out. “House of Cards” went as far from the British original as possible. Its journey is often seen as criticism of the current US politics and as the personification of everything that’s wrong with it. After the events of the third season, where Frank Underwood was the President of the United…

Call for a change and tolerance in “Sense 8” (2015)

There are few authors with the visual excitement of the Wachowskis. Every movie they make will be, I’m sure of it, unique, at least as a visual treat. After “Matrix” and “Cloud Atlas” they failed with “Jupiter Ascending”, and I was skeptical about their cooperation with a legend of the SF genre – J. Michael…

“Arrow” missed the target in Season 03.

CW’s “Arrow” S03 is over. “My name is Oliver Queen” was familiar intro into the series from the very beginning and at the end of the S03 it is also the title of the last episode. “Arrow” closed the full circle. Final episode of the third season could serve as the end of the series,…

Don’t dismiss “The Knick” as another “House” alike show

When I saw the announcement of “The Knick” on CINEMAX, I thought that the show will be just another “House” copy. “The Knick” has similarities to “House”, but it’s very good show in its own right. The brilliance of Clive Owen truly shines in the role of John Thackery, a surgeon who is changing the…

Houdini escaped his own adaptation

f you like magic and impossible odds you’ve probably heard of the master magician Harry Houdini. He escaped all kinds of chains and traps and has a biography full of fascinating facts. History Channel made mini-series about his life. In it Adrian Brody plays the great magician. His “Houdini” is well made in terms of…

Irony of the #Save Constantine campaign

If you’ve read “Hellblazer” then you’ll recognize the irony of the #Save Constantine movement. John Constantine tricked the devil himself and saved bunch of people in the comics and now is campaigned to save him. Sweet irony. It felt right for the old bugger to be saved from time to time, but I wonder is…

Pleasant surprise of “Agent Carter” (2015.)

If you read comics then you probably know who Peggy Carter is. If that’s not the case and you noticed a new series about cute female agent surrounded with male colleagues who don’t take her seriously than you probably noticed campy surroundings and comical atmosphere. If, despite all that you continued to watch the series…

“HOUSE OF CARDS” SEASON 3: BURNING BRIDGES, WIDENING RIFTS

“House of Cards” in its first three seasons established itself as one of the best political thrillers currently available on all platforms. Frank Underwood and his wife Claire entered the minds of many viewers while they gave us the insight into the functioning of American politics and we followed the magical couple through the rights…