As a lifetime fan of comic-books even I’m starting to get burned out by the genre. Fox Tv’s Gifted, is TV’s latest attempt at bringing Superheroics to our small screen. Fox only provided the pilot episode to review which means take this review with a grain of salt as we all know pilots generally suck. Yes, I love The X-Men and it’s nice to see Marvel finally bring proper mutants to the TV Landscape, but so far the efforts have felt low budget and pretty depressing. We are in for a rough ride when their supernatural comedy Ghosted had better visual flair and sfx than this. The Gifted premieres, Monday, Oct 2nd on Fox.
For years its been threatened, but now we finally have a Jack Bauer free 24. Fans never asked for this, it was always the Producers and Kiefer Southernland’s goal/dream to be able to continue 24 without him having to be involved – on camera. I would imagine it’s a pretty intense role to play. So, Kiefer’s desire to get out is understandable. So now we have another attempt to revive 24 with 24 Legacy. Only we don’t get 24 hours to save the world, it’s only 12. 24: Legacy premieres Sunday, February 5th after the Superbowl and will air Monday nights.
With the season premiere on July 27, it signified the end of another era in Wayward Pines created by writer Chad Hodge. The first season was about surviving and escaping the creepy town of Wayward Pines. The second season was about surviving the creepy town of Wayward Pines and just staying alive. As as expected, there were so many twists and turns, you didn’t know who was going to live or die. Take a step back in time to see what executive producer M. Night Shyamalan, actors Jason Patric, & Djimon Hounsou had to say about season 2 of Wayward Pines, see an overview of this season and its season finale. Spoiler alerts ahead!
[SPOILER ALERT: This article contains spoilers from the new episode]
Second Chance premieres on FOX on Wednesday nights (9/8C) and is intriguing enough to be worth your time. Pilots are always a difficult thing to pull off since they have only 45 minutes to introduce characters, provide adequate back-story, and establish the driving force of the series. It is no surprise that things may feel a bit rushed. They also need to be fascinating enough so that the viewer would be interested in tuning in to the series in the weeks to follow. Second Chance delivers a solid pilot covering all the requirements and sets up interesting themes to move the series forward. No doubt there are going to be some high expectations as the series evolves, considering the producers have some outstanding television credits as part of their resumes such as Life, Crisis, 24, Homeland, Tyrant, Law & Order: SVU, and Elementary.
Also, in case you missed it, be sure to check out the Eclipse interview with Executive Producer Rand Ravich and stars Rob Kazinsky for some great character insights.
After a pretty busy and sometimes shaky start, is Gotham ready to come back strong for the 2nd half of their freshman year? The first episode of the new year has a promising title “Rogues Gallery.” Are we finally going to get some forward momentum going?
Last week Bruce Wayne discovered that criminals were worming their way into Wayne Enterprises, Maroni is making a power play against Falcone and the Penguin gave Maroni leverge against Gordon. This week it looks like Gotham is doing a weird Halloween themed episode with a really creepy villain of the week.
Last week we saw Gotham’s first vigilante the Balloonman make an appearance and Bruce realizes that killing the bad guys isn’t the way. The week’s episode kicks off right where last week’s ended with freaky Cobblepot showing up on Gordon’s doorstep.
After a very strong pilot, Gotham returns for its second episode and already you can start to see a little pattern forming in the show’s initial formula. It’s too early to tell if this will make the show a little too predictable or not.