“The Return of Doctor Mysterio” is not very Christmasy. But it does make a key step the show has been in need of for a while: it made Doctor Who fun again.
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It goes without saying that Disney has been very busy on the Star Wars front. Specifically where the Rebels TV series is concerned, quite a bit has happened already.
The horror genre is all too often a canvas for graphic depictions of evil with no redeeming qualities. But the horror-influenced Netflix original Stranger Things uses those frightening elements to a greater purpose. Few stories with these elements use them to such great effect, in a way that makes it not only a fantastic story, but also in a way that, implicitly, leads us closer to a Christian worldview.
Superhero movies and TV shows are at an all-time high. We’re approaching a regular output of six to eight major blockbusters in the genre per year, with no sign of slowing down. So logically, it’s the perfect time for a ridiculous, over-the-top parody of the superhero genre. This, in a nutshell, is The Tick.
BBC has a thing for adapting classical stories. British culture generally speaking does too, and understandably so – Jane Austen’s wit sounds much more refined with an English accent. But beyond the curious oddity of English actors playing Russian characters who speak French, this adaptation, perhaps like its source material, is something of a mixed bag.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow has been among the most highly anticipated comic book shows around. That’s not without reason, seeing as it’s the closest fans will get to a TV Justice League, and Doctor Who vet Arthur Darvill is starring. And while it employs many of the same silly mistakes that keep Arrow and The Flash from being top-tier, it’s far from disappointing.