Category Archives: Television

Powers Trailer Debuts at NYCC

For those of you who don’t know, Powers is a comic series written by Brian Michael Bendis. The book is pretty popular, and has been going strong for 14 years.

It’s been long-rumored that the book would be coming to TV. FX was going to produce the series, but that fell through a couple of years back. Earlier this year, Sony announces that they would be producing a 10 episode series for the Playstation Network. I was skeptical at the time, but based on the trailer that just debuted at NYCC, I’d say that it’s going to be worth checking out. Very dark and noir, they really captured the feel of the book. (Warning, lots of bad language in the trailer).

If the lead actor looks familiar, that’s Sharlto Copley (District 9) playing Powers Detective, Christian. The series also features Eddie Izzard, so they’re lining up some decent talent – which will be nice because it’s pretty obvious they’re making this on a low budget.

So (assuming they have access to Playstation Network), Powers fans are finally getting the show they’ve been waiting for.

– CCG

Marvel/Netflix “Jessica Jones” – A Casual Comics perspective

Jessica Jones is the “x” factor  in the Marvel/Netflix deal.

No, not that X-Factor.

As the least recognizable name in the line-up announced by Marvel and Netflix, “Jessica Jones” has a lot of casual fans scratching their heads.

A series starring Jessica Jones has actually been in the works longer than the Daredevil, Iron Fist, or Luke Cage TV series. Way back in 2010, ABC was talking about a TV series called “AKA Jessica Jones”, but her show never got off the ground until now.

But just who is Jessica Jones? Read the rest of this entry

The Day of the Doctor – Another Preview for the Doctor Who 50th

During the BBC’s annual “Children in Need” fundraiser, they premiered another two minute clip from “The Day of the Doctor”. Just when I thought it was not possible to get more jazzed for this special, we’ve got Ten and Eleven and Fezzes and GERONIMO! On with the clippy:

See you there (November 25 in Omaha, to be precise.)

– CCG

Luke Cage and Iron Fist Netflix Original Series – CCG First Look

When Marvel announced their Netflix deal for four original series (Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Jessica Jones), I wasn’t the only confused fan. Because of the history of the “Heroes for Hire”, the natural assumption was that Luke Cage (Power Man) and Iron Fist (Danny Rand) were going to kick it (and by “it, I mean “crotches”) old school from the streets of Marvel’s Hell’s Kitchen.

Like this. FOOM!

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Marvel/Netflix “Daredevil” – A Casual Comics perspective

Daredevil’s got a new series coming to your TV screens. If you have Netflix, that is. Should you be excited?

Daredevil is a guy with an odd name for what he actually does. The name would suggest an Evel Kenevel-type, motorcycle-jumping, shark-defying… well… daredevil. Read the rest of this entry