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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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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Being Human (UK Version) Review

Being Human (UK Version) is a 2008 supernatural horror drama television series created by Toby Whithouse, starring Lenora Crichlow, Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner, Sinead Keenan, Michael Socha, Damien Molony, Kate Bracken, and Steven Robertson.  The series follows a ghost, a werewolf, and a vampire who all share accommodation and attempting as best as they can to live a “normal” life. Positives: Well-written characters Good score Great performances by a talented cast Interesting story Great special effects Negatives: Flaky writing Silly subplots Plot: The premise of the series follows George (a…

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Smallville Review

Smallville is a 2001 superhero action drama television series developed by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, based on the DC Comics character Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, starring Tom Welling, Kristin Kreuk, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack, John Glover, and Erica Durance.  The story tells the tale of a teenage Clark Kent who must deal with a variety of individuals given powers by the green rocks called Kryptonite, keep his powers a secret, cope with his friendship with a young Lex Luthor, and balance the two girls in his…

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From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series Review

From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series is a 2014 supernatural horror television series developed by Robert Rodriguez, starring D. J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Jesse Garcia, Eiza Gonzalez, Madison Davenport, and Brandon Soo Hoo. Based on the From Dusk Till Dawn series by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Kurtzman, the series follows a Texas Ranger is in hot pursuit of the infamous Gecko brothers and their hostages. They all end up trapped in a desert bar secretly run by vampires and discover a vampire conspiracy. Positives: Great performances by a great cast Great…

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Marvel’s Luke Cage Review

Marvel’s Luke Cage is a 2016 superhero action drama web television series created by Cheo Hodari Coker, starring Mike Colter, Mahershala Ali, Simone Missick, Theo Rossi, Erik LaRay Harvey, Rosario Dawson, and Alfre Woodard. Given super strength and durability by a sabotaged experiment, a former convict by the name Luke Cage becomes a superhero-for-hire and fight crime. Positives: Great soundtrack Great characters Great performances by the cast Great use of practical Talented cast Engaging storyline Negatives: Slow paced Plot:  Given super strength and durability by a sabotaged experiment, a former…

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Inside Out Review

Inside Out is a 2015 3D computer-animated comedy, drama adventure film directed by Pete Docter, starring Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Richard King, Kaitlyn Dias, Diane Lane, and Kyle MacLachlan. The film is set in the mind of a young girl, Riley Andersen, where five personified emotions-Joy, Fear, Anger, Sadness, and Disgust-try to lead her through life as she moves with her parents to a new city.

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Maggie Review

Maggie is a 2015 post-apocalyptic drama film directed by Henry Hobson, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin, Douglas M. Griffin, J.D. Evermore, and Joely Richardson. After his daughter is infected with a virus that transforms her into a zombie, a small-town farmer will stop at nothing to save her.

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Ascension Review/Discussion | Breaker Debates Ep.32

Welcome to the 32nd episode of Breaker Debates.  Narik and Ken talk about Ascension, a 2014 science fiction mystery drama miniseries created by Damion Black, Philip Levens, and Adrian A. Cruz, starring Tricia Helfer, Gil Bellows, Brian Van Holt, Andrea Roth, Brandon P. Bell, Jacqueline Byers, Tiffany Lonsdale, and P.J. Boudousqué.  The story takes place aboard a generation ship originally launched in the 1960s and now half-way into its 100-year journey to Proxima Centauri. A murder onboard sparks off a series of events that leads the crew to begin second-guessing their…

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Supergirl Review

Supergirl is a 2015 superhero action adventure drama television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti, and Andrew Kreisberg, starring Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, Jeremy Jordan, David Harewood, Calista Flockhart, Chris Wood, and Floriana Lima.  The show follows the adventures of Kara Zor-El, cousin of Superman and one of the last surviving Kryptonians, who finds herself on Earth and becomes the superheroine Supergirl. Positives: Great characters Great cast Great performances Great use of makeup, practical, and CGI Interesting stories Good score Negatives: Some character designs are lackluster Villains…

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