Supergirl Season One

SUPERGIRL Season One Warner Home Video   I love comics and so of course I am loving all the comic based TV shows. DC has been doing a great job and there newest addition Supergirl is so good on so many levels. It’s great to see them have a female lead who can really carry the show with seemingly no effort. I also love the rest of the cast and the great story telling.   Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) is the cousin of Superman and was originally put in a ship as Krypton was exploding so she could watch out for her cousin Kal-El. The ship went astray and she instead of being the older kryptonian watching over Kal-El she landed years...

HAIL, CAESAR! Reviewed

HAIL, CAESAR! Universal Studios The Coen Brothers are hit and miss for me, and it’s not just because they veer from bloody noir (Blood Simple) to screwball comedy (Raising Arizona) to deadpan absurdity (A Serious Man). This one’s somewhere between The Hudsucker Proxy and O Brother, Where Art Thou? in the Coen spectrum. To quote George Schmidt, conductor of the New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra, a jazz band who I can’t believe hasn’t been on the soundtrack of a Coen Bros movie yet, “art fails where concept outstrips performance.” I love that line. It’s as economical as a telegram. (You know, like the old joke where a brother buys a...

Endeavor Season 3 Reviewed

ENDEAVOR Season 3 PBS Just to get it off my chest I have a major problem with this show. I need more than just four stories. Yes, it’s six hours of viewing but I need more. Why do I need more? Because I really love this show. Inspector Morse was always interesting to me but sometime a bit dry. I like the continuation of the story through Inspector Lewis quite a bit. But there is something about Endeavor with Morse as detective constable working with DI Thursday that I just love. Watching him try and fit in with the system that seems outdated and counter intuitive to his intellect is a big part of the show and I think having seen where he...

PREACHER: Season One comes home in October

Sony Picture Home Entertainment has announced that PREACHER: Season One will be released, on Blu-ray and DVD, on October 4th. PREACHER is based on the amazing comic book series from Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. Jesse Custer (played by Dominic Cooper) a down and out Texas preacher that becomes imbibed with the incredible power of Genesis, an entity that is the result of the coupling of an angel and a demon. Upon finding out that God has apparently abandoned his duties in heaven, the Preacher heads out, across country, to confront God. His ex-girlfriend Tulip (Ruth Negga) and Cassidy, a hard drinking Irish vampire (Joseph Gilgun) accompany...

THE AMERICANS: The Complete Third Season Reviewed

THE AMERICANS Third Season FOX Home Entertainment   From the outset this show has pulled that wonderful trick of getting me to cheer for people who are actually the bad guys. Phil and Liz Jennings have been trained and set up in the US by Russia to do what they can to slow down our brand of Democracy. Usually they come off as pretty nice folks and we want to like them but then they go on a mission and then we are reminded that oh yes, they are Russian Spies! Season three the bar has been raised. Reagan is making the overtures that will eventually “end communism” and the Russians are having more than a few problems with their war in...

GRANTCHESTER Season 2

GRANTCHESTER Complete Second Season PBS We loved the first season of Granchester and so we could not wait to sit down with this DVD set. Reverend Sidney Chambers (James Norton and Inspector Goerdie Keating (Robson Green) are such an unlikely but prefect team-up for solving mysteries. They complement each other so well in personality and action. Season two opens with 1954 Grantchester being a pretty happy place. Sidney and Geordie seem to be in good place and so it’s only natural that something would happen to throw a wrench into this. A case comes along that has ongoing consequences though out the season. A girl is found dead, she’s under...