TV Show Review: The Boys

Details: More information can be found at https://www.amazon.com/The-Boys-Season-1/dp/B07QMKXRFL and https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1190634/

Score: 7.3/10

The Boys is a new show from Amazon streaming that is based on the comic book of the same name. It takes place in a world of superheroes and focuses on a small group of people who want to take down some misbehaving superheroes.

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TV Show Review: Stranger Things, Season 3

Details: More information can be found at https://www.netflix.com/title/80057281

Score: 7/10

I feel like this season of Strangers Things was a lot more fun than the prior seasons. I mean, there was always a bit of fun in the prior seasons, but I feel like this season was a lot more focused and had a lot better pacing. Also, each episode seemingly had something important that dealt with the primary plot line. No episodes with Eleven running off with other powered teenagers in this season. Just some kids fighting a monster. It’s also somewhat easier to sympathize with teenage actors than child actors.

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TV Show Review: Jessica Jones, Season 3

Details: More information can be found at https://www.netflix.com/title/80002311

Score: 7/10

And so, the end to the Netflix-Marvel partnership has unceremoniously arrived. Disney has come out with their own streaming service, which means Netflix has been forced by Disney to shut down all their Disney related shows. Season three of Jessica Jones is the last of these shows. It’s a decent season and a sad farewell to these groundbreaking shows that tried to bring a grittiness to televised superhero fiction.

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TV Show Review: Umbrella Academy

Details: More information can be found at https://www.netflix.com/title/80186863 and https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1312171/

Score: 7/10

Umbrella Academy is a new Netflix series based off a comic book written by the lead singer of My Chemical Romance. It’s an entertaining show that does a great job adapting the story by omitting a ton of things from the comic book that would likely never work in a televised series.

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TV Show Review: Star Trek: Discovery, Season 2

Detais: More information can be found at https://www.cbs.com/shows/star-trek-discovery/ and https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5171438/?ref_=ttep_ep_tt

Score: 7/10

While I mostly enjoyed this season because I’m a slut for science fiction, this season fell into a deep dark pit of science fiction tropes that I did not appreciate. Stuff like time travel, evil artificial intelligence from the future, and relying on past characters in the franchise (like Spock) instead of trying to tell its own story.

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