Marvel’s Luke Cage (Season 1) Review

Luke Cage Season 1 follows a former convict named Luke Cage with superhuman strength and unbreakable skin who fights crime in Harlem. First, I’d like to say that Mike Colter completely owns the role of Luke Cage.  Not only is the guy a great actor but he just has that presence, the way he carries himself, the way he looks; the guy just owns the role.  Luke Cage is trying to live a life of peace without wanting to attract attention.  What is revealed about the character in Jessica Jones is better…

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Martin Review

Martin is a 1992 comedy drama sitcom created by John Leanne Bowman, Martin Lawrence, Topper Carew, and Bentley Kyle Evans, starring Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell, Carl Anthony Payne II, Thomas Mikal Ford, and Tichina Arnold.  Series focuses on his romantic relationship with girlfriend Gina, her best friend Pam and escapades with best friends Tommy and Cole. Positives: Great performances Great cast Great humor Great writing Good makeup effects Great characters Witty dialogue Negatives: Season 5 starts to fall off Over-the-top performances Cheesy humor Plot:  The series is about a radio disk…

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Tiger & Bunny Review

Tiger & Bunny is a 2011 science fiction superhero action comedy Japanese animated series directed by Keiichi Satou. It is set in a futuristic city where heroes fight crime whilst promoting real life sponsors, focusing on two superheroes, the old-fashioned Kotetsu T. “Wild Tiger” Kaburagi and the rookie hero Barnaby “Bunny” Brooks Jr., as they are forced by their employers to work together Positives: Interesting premise Good amount of humor Good voice performances Great English dubbing Good characters Great animation style Awesome intros Good world building Great music/sound effects Negatives: Too…

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New Girl Review

New Girl is a 2011 comedy drama sitcom series developed by Elizabeth Meriwether, starring Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greeenfield, Lamorne Morris, Hannah Simone, and Daman Wayans Jr.  The series revolves around a teacher, Jessica Day, after she moves into a Los Angeles loft with three men, Nick, Schmidt, and Winston. Positives: Great characters Good cast and performances Intelligent writing Great humor Negatives: Repetitive writing Cheesy humor Plot: The premise of the show follows Jessica “Jess” Day who’s living with three guys and all the wacky adventures that ensue.  In…

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Orange is the New Black Review

Orange is the New Black is a 2010 comedy drama web television series created by Jenji Kohan, starring Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Selenis Leyva, Kate Mulgrew, Samira Wiley, Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks, and Taryn Manning.  Based on the memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison (2010) written by Piper Kerman, the series centers around a privileged New Yorker named Piper Chapman ends up in a women’s prison when a past crime catches up with her. Positives: Great characters Great cast and performances Awesome intro theme High budget…

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Once Upon a Time Review

Once Upon a Time is a 2011 fantasy drama television series created by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, starring Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Robert Carlyle, Josh Dallas, and Jared S. Gilmore.  Set in the fictional seaside town of Storybrooke, Maine, the series follows various fairy-tale characters who were transported to the “real world” and robbed of their original memories by a powerful curse. Positives: Great performances Great cast Great music Memorable, well-written characters Complex storylines Clever writing Negatives: Cgi is crappy at times Repetitive subplots Plot:  Emma Swan,…

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ReBoot Review

ReBoot is a 1994 CGI-animated action-adventure science fiction television series created by Gavin Blair, Ian Pearson, Phil Mitchell, and John Grace.  The series follows the adventures of a Guardian named Bob and his companions Enzo and Dot Matrix as they work to keep the computer system of Mainframe safe from the viruses known as Megabyte and Hexadecimal. Positives: Great characters Good voice performances Good graphics Good score Great sound Great premise Intelligent writing Negatives: Graphics are dated Plot:  The story is set in the inner computer world of Mainframe, a…

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Penny Dreadful Review

Penny Dreadful is a 2014 supernatural dark fantasy horror drama thriller television series created by John Logan, starring Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Danny Sapani, Harry Treadaway, Josh Hartnett, Helen McCrory, Simon Russell Beale, Patti LuPone, and Wes Studi.   The series follows explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler, scientist Victor Frankenstein, and medium Vanessa Ives unite to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London. Positives: Great performances Deep, compelling characters Awesome soundtrack Engaging story Very violent Terrific special effects Clever writing Negatives: Stories don’t…

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Review

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters is a 2000 fantasy adventure Japanese animated series directed by Kunihisa Sugishima, starring Dan Green, Wayne Grayson, Amy Birnbaum, Greg Abbey, Megan Hollingshead, and Eric Stuart.  Based on the manga written by Kazuki Takahashi, the series revolves around a boy named Yugi Mutou who battles opponents in the Duel Monsters card game. Positives: Great, well-written characters Awesome English dubbing Great score Interesting story Awesome dialogue Good art style Negatives: Useless characters Plot: The show revolves around a young teen named Yugi Mutou and friends who engage in…

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Birds of Prey Review

Birds of Prey is a 2002 superhero action drama television series developed by Laeta Kalogridis, Ashley Scott, Dina Meyer, Rachel Skarsten, Shemar Moore, Ian Abercrombie, and Mia Sara.  Loosely based on the DC Comics series of the same name, the series follows the Birds of Prey who protect New Gotham City from criminals and metahumans. Positives: Good performances Some good special effects Good characters Great atmosphere Good score Good action Interesting premise Negatives: Exceptional bad writing Some poor special effects Plot:  The plot takes place in New Gotham City where…

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