With Dave on vacation, Devindra and Jeff review the sequel we didn’t know we needed, T2 Trainspotting. They also chat about this year’s SXSW, the prospect of new Matrix films, and the downsides of good shows on streaming platforms nobody is subscribing to (looking at you, CBS).
Note: Supergirl premieres tonight on CBS. Below is our original review of the pilot, which ran in July during San Diego Comic-Con.
In a TV landscape littered with superhero shows, Supergirl stands out in a couple of ways. For one thing, it’s the rare superhero show that’s about a superheroine. For another, whereas most of those other dramas tend toward the dark and brooding, Supergirl is mostly bubbly and upbeat — just like its plucky heroine Kara, played by the radiant Melissa Benoist.
But for a show to succeed, it can’t just capture the audience’s interest, it has to sustain it. On that front, Supergirl unfortunately struggles by prioritizing plot over characterization. Read More »
Posted on Sunday, June 28th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
Since it’s the weekend, you’re likely spending at least some of the time watching your favorite show or a new movie on Netflix. There’s no doubt that the streaming entertainment service has become a major player and influence in how we consume movies and television, and now we have word that it will become more popular than network television in the next year.
A new analysis from FBR Capital Markets, a Wall Street analyst firm, has surfaced showing that if Netflix were a Nielsen-rated TV network, their 24-hour audience numbers would be greater than that of all the major broadcast networks by 2016.
Find out more about the Netflix ratings after the jump! Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 by Angie Han
The latest DC Comics TV adaptation is ready to take flight. CBS has just set a fall premiere date for Supergirl, starring Melissa Benoist as the titular superheroine.
Also announced is the premiere date for Limitless, the small-screen follow-up to the 2011 Bradley Cooper thriller. Get the Limitless and Supergirl release dates after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, May 14th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
So far, the network with the most promising new shows coming in the fall seems to be ABC. Their upfronts presentation showed off the best comedies, including the return of The Muppets to television, and they have a couple intriguing dramas on the way as well. Now the network usually geared towards is chiming in with their forthcoming shows as CBS has unleashed the trailers for new programming that will premiere in the fall.
We’ve already seen an extended trailer for Supergirl (which we’ve included again below in case you missed it), but there’s also a new comedy with Jane Lynch called Angel from Hell as well as the series adaptation of Limitless, which we just learned will see Bradley Cooper guest star from time to time. Watch CBS’s new 2015-2016 TV series trailers after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 by Angie Han
CBS is getting into the superhero game this fall with Supergirl, starring Melissa Benoist as the less famous cousin of Superman. Now 24, Kara decides to embrace her Kryptonian superpowers and become the hero she was always meant to be. Watch the first Supergirl trailer, and check out a couple of new Supergirl images, after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 by Angie Han
A-list movie star Bradley Cooper is returning to television. Cooper is set for a recurring role on Limitless, CBS’ upcoming drama based on Cooper’s 2011 thriller. He’ll reprise his role as Eddie Morra, making the Limitless show a direct sequel to the Limitless movie. Cooper’s American Sniper co-star Jake McDorman plays the new protagonist, Brian Finch.
Find out how the Bradley Cooper Limitless casting fits into the series after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, May 8th, 2015 by Angie Han
Your TV schedule might look a lot like your DVD collection next season. ABC has just given a series order to Uncle Buck, adapted from the 1989 John Hughes comedy, while CBS is moving ahead with small-screen versions of Rush Hour and Limitless. More details on the Uncle Buck, Limitless, and Rush Hour TV shows after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 by Angie Han
The deluge of superpowered TV shows isn’t letting up anytime soon. CBS has just given a series order to Supergirl, the DC Comics adaptation starring Melissa Benoist as Superman’s less famous, but similarly superheroic cousin. Meanwhile, Sony has just announced that it is renewing Powers, which follows two detectives in a supowerpowered world, for a second season.
More details on the new Supergirl CBS series and the Sony Powers renewal after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 by Angie Han
Jon Foo is the new Jackie Chan. Well, for the purposes of CBS’ Rush Hour pilot, anyway. The British actor, stunt man, and martial artist has just been cast as Detective Lee in the action-comedy series, based on the 1998 film starring Chan and Chris Tucker.
More details on the new Rush Hour casting after the jump. Read More »