Daredevil Season Two

Daredevil is besought on all sides by faceless foes, competent in combat but heartless. Such is true not only of generic gaiden, but of the series’ second season itself.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow #101 – “Pilot”

Past experience has proved that even eventually excellent superhero shows have poor pilots, and the dismal debut of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow certainly doesn’t buck this trend.

Jessica Jones

No little girl watching this show would look at Jessica Jones and think, “When I grow up, I want to be like her.” If there were tie-in merchandise for said little girl’s parents to buy her, it’d be a shard of broken glass and a bottle of cheap whiskey.

Master of None

Famously pitched as “a show about nothing,” Seinfeld achieved unprecedented and unsurpassed cultural permeation by being a show very much about something: the shared experience, down to the minute and mundane, of life in the ‘90s.  It was born out of Seinfeld’s stand-up, his signature phrase in which being “What’s the deal with…?” Each episode…

Supergirl #101 – “Pilot”

Beginning with the 1960’s Batman series starring Adam West, live action adaptations of super-heroics on television has had a penchant towards camp.  Only in the past decade have recent entries into the genre taken significant steps to sanitize such shows of their soapier elements.  Arrow, The Flash, and season one of Heroes all favored mythology…