Designated Survivor – A few Thoughts

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Designated Survivor has taken a ratings hit. If you were to believe ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey people are coping with election fatigue. That’s just not the case. It’s the fact that they are hotshotting the show for ratings.

What I mean by that is that storylines, that on most shows would play out for weeks, are being resolved in 42 minutes(maybe?).There’s something to be said for a slow burn on a political drama. I enjoyed the first few episodes and then it was a earth shattering political crisis each week that got resolved rather quickly.

Add to that some rather sloppy writing(wasn’t the presidents son a drug dealer?!?….and I’m sure they have written the fact he has/had a daughter to out of the show completely.)and it begins to turn into a mess.

I do have a bit of bias to be honest. The West Wing was a masterpiece and it will be tough to have another political drama follow in it’s footsteps, but honestly, at this point it’s not even close.

I hope they do turn it around because in the first few episodes it definitely had potential to be a break out hit of the season. They need a little less Jack Bauer and a little more Josiah Bartlett. Let’s see what they can do in the second half.

Designated Survivor airs again March 8th on ABC

Credit to our brothers from another mother at Entertainment Weekly

‘Designated Survivor’ ratings blamed on ‘White House politics fatigue’

Pick up your F’in books!!!!!

I can see this gents point. This post is kind of rebuttal to the issue of digital comics being removed from the paper books. As he suggests, I would suspect that folks putting in orders and not picking them up is a MUCH bigger issue for the your local comic dealer.

I’ve been a fly on the wall during a few calls in a few shops and it can get in the hundreds of dollars before people pick them up. That can put pressure on a shop financially..

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Netflix – SANTA CLARITA DIET

So do you love zombies? How about someone that is sort of like the living dead but more along the lines of  iZombie. Well the new series coming to Netflix on February 3, 2017 maybe the show you been looking for.

The Santa Clarita Diet is a 13 episode run that follows the life of Sheila (Drew Barrymore) and Joel (Timothy Olyphant) as a husband and wife realtors living a very strange and discontented lives in the L.A.  suburb of Santa Clarita.  Also along for the ride is their teenage daughter Abby (Liv Hewson).  Shelia goes through a striking change sending the family down a road of death and destruction…..but in a very good way.

Santa Clarita Diet stars Drew Barrymore as Sheila Hammond, Timothy Olyphant as Joel Hammond, Liv Hewson as Abby Hammond and Skylar Gisondo as Eric Bemis.

Showrunner Victor Fresco, Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Aaron Kaplan, Tracy Katsky, Chris Miller and Ember Truesdell are executive producers on the series. Nancy Juvonen is a producer.

Source: Netflix, Environics Communications

Supergirl renewed for a 2nd season on the CW

 

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I have to admit I have seen next to none of the new season yet, but watched all of its first and loved it. Glad to hear its being renewed for a second season on the CW. Those DC cross overs would not be the same without her now. Plus…….uber hottie Melissa Benoist pic. My soda pop offer would go out to her also……

David Harewood seems pretty happy by the news. I’ve enjoyed watching his acting since “Homeland” and very glad he’s fit into this cast so well. Warm fuzzies to denofgeek.com for the headline.

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Grimm Tales of Terror. No.1,Vol.3

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The re-imagined story of the invisible man. How would you react if someday no one could see you? Would you use your powers for good? Or would you find a darker side within yourself? This is a story of just that question.

I should start out by saying I liked the general vibe of this story. Artist Umberto Giampa is able to capture the dark and foreboding sense of the 50’s & 60’s horror novels very well and the panels flowed well with the story. Colorist Robby Bevard made good use of shades of darkness to accentuate the art. The writing was ,well, a bit simplistic for my tastes, but it did fit this 1 shot story which does have an ample amount of foul language in it .The language did however fit into the character of the storyline.

Like with any good horror story there is no happy ending here. If there is a moral here it’s that you should watch what you do, and know when enough is enough because sooner or later………even an invisible man can be seen

Story: Joe Brusha/Ralph Tedesco

Writer: Ralph Tedesco

Artwork: Umberto Giampa

Colors: Robby Bevard

Letters: Fabio Amelia

 

The Naughty Pirates of AMC

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Courtesy of our drinking buddies at Bleeding Cool. Seems like AMC used some art for a media conference in Las Vegas that belonged to “Touchboyj-hero” on a site called “DEVIANT ART”. Absolutely not a cool thing to do.

It’s tough to go TOO rough on them though since they have probably lost millions in sales due to piracy. I suspect “Touchboyj-hero ” may even get some new fans(ME!!) due to the article. At your leisure folks

https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/01/10/han-solo-movie-poster-come-amc/

http://touchboyj-hero.deviantart.com/