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TV Recommendation: Peacemaker

| February 23, 2022

We’ve been watching Peacemaker on HBO Max, which originally was a show we weren’t so sure about. John Cena’s Peacemaker character in The Suicide Squad was kind of a jerk. But we like John Cena as a human being (he seems smart, articulate, and kind, despite some of his in-ring antics and roles he’s played), so we […]

TV Recommendation: Loki

| July 28, 2021

So it’s been hard to look any direction on the internet lately without seeing people raving about the Loki series on Disney+. And I’m here to join the clamor! Though Loki may not have had quite the same pace and flash as some of the other recent MCU series on Disney+, it more than made up for […]

TV Show Recommendation: The Nevers

| May 26, 2021

I had a lot of trepidation about watching The Nevers, knowing that Joss Whedon was involved. Because while I am a fan of a lot of Joss Whedon’s shows, I’m not a fan of his behavior, and I’ve been gradually moving away from supporting his previous projects. But The Nevers hooked me from almost the first moment, […]

TV Show Recommendation: The Irregulars

| May 12, 2021

(This show recommendation has a couple of small spoilers, but they’re not anything that should ruin your enjoyment of the show if you haven’t already watched it!) I’m a fan of period dramas, ensemble casts, and supernatural elements, so there is basically no surprise at all that I adored The Irregulars. It was a wild twist […]

TV Show Recommendation: The Owl House

| April 21, 2021

We’ve just recently finished watching the first season of The Owl House, and it’s a a delight! It’s definitely a cartoon that’s designed for kids and tweens, but it’s so utterly charming and, like many cartoons, has plenty of humor for adults as well. What I really love about this show is that the main character […]

TV Show Recommendation: WandaVision

| February 3, 2021

We normally don’t watch new shows as they air, because it’s hard for us to commit to sitting down to watching something weekly. But we’re making an exception for WandaVision, because it’s wonderful and weird, and we love it! It’s equal parts homage to classic television sitcoms and creepy weirdness. In some ways, it reminds me […]

TV Show Recommendation: Riverdale

| February 12, 2020

We are, as per the usual, way behind on almost every show there is out there. But Jeremy recently watched the first episode of Riverdale and thought I might like it. He was, unsurprisingly, right. I’ve mentioned before that I didn’t come into comics through the superhero route. My first comics were Archie and Richie Rich. So seeing […]

TV Show Recommendation: Reign

| July 17, 2019

When Jeremy has stuff that takes him out of the apartment on the weekends, I often wind up watching period dramas, usually loosely based on history. But they cancelled Versailles and I finished up Tudors, so I poked around Netflix a bit until I stumbled across Reign. I’ve mentioned before that I tend to like my period dramas […]

Show Recommendation: Good Omens

| June 12, 2019

We’ve been looking forward to the Good Omens TV show since they announced it, and now that it’s here, it’s just as delightful and wonderful as I hoped. I read the book long enough ago that I don’t remember details, but there are little bits, here and there, that I do remember with great glee when […]

TV Show Recommendation: Lucifer

| May 29, 2019

I’m a huge Neil Gaiman fan, and I wasn’t sure what to think when they first announced the Lucifer TV show. Would it be half as wonderful as Lucifer is in the comics? The answer is yes, but … If you’re hoping for a faithful recreation of the comics, you’re going to be sorely disappointed. But […]