There are few writers that were more important to the overall landscape of television than Norman Lear. From the 1950’s to today, Lear has been a comedic genius and workhorse whose job it was to show the world different kinds of people, more realistic people, having discussions you wouldn’t see on other shows of the time. These characters would provide us with laughs, first and foremost but also deal with real issues concerning people of the day. The majority of his hits over the years have stood the test of time and become evergreen favourites. That is what makes the original One Day at a Time such a shocking misstep.
I am sometimes taken to task by other reviewers and friends as being too easy on films that I see. I am often more able to find the positives in a middling movie than to outright trash a film. This may happen because of how many much worse films I have seen over the years, be them riffed with jokes on things like Mystery Science Theater 3000, my general ability to enjoy schlock or just knowing how hard it is to make the final product an absolute treasure. Filmmaking is a tricky art that sometimes needs a passing grade with a reliable fast food product style rather than the five star, five-course meal we often wish for.
Daddy’s Home 2 is not a reliable fast food product. Daddy’s Home 2 is gas station sushi, that was purchased on sale. And then left out overnight.
Let me premise this by saying, this review will not be spoiler free as it would be impossible to talk about the episodes without venturing into spoilers.
I thought that both parts 1 and 2 of the Arrowverse were solid, but they were just set-up to what was one of the most entertaining two-hour events on television in a very long time. What makes this year’s crossover works so well is that it blends the four shows so much better than last year’s crossover. Continue reading “Crisis on Earth X Parts 3&4 – Review”
In 2003, Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona created a little comic book for Marvel call Runaways. Over time, the comic book became one of Marvel’s most beloved title, and it was just a matter of time before it got his own tv show.