The Comic Book: The TV Show: The Thread

#454

I can honestly say this is the only show that I’ve stopped enjoying after they stopped producing it in Vancouver

#455

Doom Patrol continues to be absolutely delightful. Again, the casting is superb and I love the risks they take again and again. The one with Culder’s backstory was so fucking weird and wonderful it felt like an Outer Limits episode or something.

The Bureau of Normalcy as bad guys are a litttttle meh? For me? It’s very comic-bookey and fun, just, it clashes with the notion that they were doing a more substantial story arc. Suddenly there’s just the anti-Doom Patrol, who arrive and are just cartoonishly, generically evil.

I’m also really not into this edgy Cyborg storyline, which was my biggest fear when he entered the series, and continues to be one of the weaker sides of the show. Joivan Wade is great, Phil Morris is perfect (particularly in the latest ep), just, man, what is the point of these storylines when a character thinks they’re crazy, but it turns out it’s just like an alien or a ghost or something supernatural? Cyborg killing his own father because of a completely false memory Mr. Nobody put into his head is moronic. Why wouldn’t he just straight-up mind-control Cyborg at that point? Might as well.

Anyways, still love it, still full of great character moments and fun, weird-ass shit.

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#456

whoa is that Lauren from Terrace House: Aloha State?

edit: confirmed Lauren Tsai spotting

(she was just an 18-year-old aspiring artist/model from Massachusetts when she failed to fall in love with a sweet, soft ukulele boy and left him to eat an entire fish by himself on that show, so this is fairly surprising)

#457

What went wrong with season 2? I only saw season 1, and season 1 ruled.

#458

it really did!

uh, short list:

  • way too much convoluted 90s comic book style plotting; the first season was surreal and inventive but not in a way that ever required you to trust that they’d connect what was happening from scene to scene several episodes later, and the second really overindulged
  • farouk is incredibly hammy and not really in a good way and not nearly as scary compelling as aubrey plaza
  • they do a lot of needlessly horrible shit to the characters (especially syd and amy and lenny) without really justifying much of it narratively
  • jemaine clement chews up too much of the scenery
  • it feels a lot harsher without the forested sets

I was blown away by the first season and didn’t like the second very much at all

#459

The first time I recognized a YouTube Star on a Real Professional Television Commercial I was on my way between mine and my friends’ adjoining hotel rooms in Fresno (we were there for a wedding) and I had to sit down on the carpet and think about things for a while.

#460

also just for emphasis now that I’m thinking about it, legon s1 actually had some of my very favourite “can I ever be good again” moments of any recent work I can think of, and I really missed that in 2

#461
#462

um. hm.

Well, it can’t be worse than Zack Snyder.

#463

I share the numbness for s2 of legion but s3 is apparently the last one and xavier is a character now so let’s a go

#464
#465

Wh- a GIRL BATMAN?!?!?!

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#466

I heard it wasn’t that great but I loved her design and vibe from the comic solely based on the art and paneling. This show should replicate using her flowing hair and cape to transition between scenes.

#467

Looks to me like they’re being evocative of the original BTAS trade dress aesthetics, which is a pretty daring thing to directly compare yourself to.

I do know I am vastly more interested in a batwoman show on paper than most of the other DC TV show characters, especially if she’s still lesbian like the comics.

#468

it blows my mind that weve gone from the justice league on smallville being assembled teenagers in hot topic superhero hoodies to this

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#469

I don’t think CW really has an excuse to change that, especially considering the casts they’ve built up for their shows already.

I don’t know how Batwoman was portrayed in the Arrowverse crossover event she debuted in, but I also believe this is the case because I rememeber there was big kerfluffle when the casting was announced revolving around Batwoman’s actress being genderfluid and not a gay cis woman.

#470

Agents of Shield has gone full on Deep Space and I’m into it

Also into Mad Max Phil Coulson

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#471

god ruby rose is such a specifically singular kinda presence but i kinda wish she had a lead role outside of the weird formula of the arrowverse

also they really just made luke fox into curtis 2.0 lol

#472

The LoT finale’s Monitor cameo had me in stitches. Also, the “hard pass on the crossover” call back. Also also, nice-guy Vandal Savage in hell playing jenga with Ray-Ray. Hopefully the crisis will bring back Zari somehow, she was my favorite legend .

#473

I wonder if the producers approached Echo Kellum to reprise his character, and decided to just go ahead and “do Curtis anyway” when he turned them down.

Oh and hey, Dougray Scott! I guess he’ll disappear after the pilot because there’s no way they can afford him in a reoccurring role.