Jessica Jones is a Nightowl

I would have posted this teaser trailer for Marvel’s Jessica Jones earlier, but interestingly enough I had the same issue that Jess seems to have – I really don’t do mornings.  Her way of dealing with unwanted alarms is just a bit more…enthusiastic than mine.  See for yourself:

I’m really looking forward to seeing the story of this fallen superhero turned detective when the entire first season is released on Netflix on November 20th, 2015.  I think Krysten Ritter is going to be a fantastic Jessica Jones!  Will any of you be watching the second of the Netflix MCU shows as well?  Let us know in the comments!

DeAno’s Perspective: Fear the Walking Dead Episode 103

The best episode of Fear the Walking Dead yet.  Not only that FTWD fans, but I actually didn’t hate this one.  Yes, there were several moments of me yelling at the TV (Why in the hell are you idiots leaving the damned door open!?!?), but overall this was a good episode.  Finally.

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I’ve said this before, but one of the main irritations to me in this show is that fact that we as viewers know how all this is going to end up, and after five years of TWD we all know how Walkers should be dealt with and what preventative measures should be taken, so when we see these characters NOT doing that, we think them idiots.  Which of course isn’t really fair because they don’t know what we know, but it’s not like we can just turn off all that prior knowledge in our brains and give them that benefit of the doubt.

Having said all that, it’s cool to see Madison start to become what she needs to be in the world that things are about to become. Alicia is still pretty useless, wandering about managing to get herself into trouble.  Daniel meanwhile is pretty much there already, and proved that when he got his first zombie kill shortly after arriving at the Clark household.

Speaking of the Salazar family, I found it entertaining to see the dynamics of their family.  Daniel, as I said earlier, seems more ready than most to deal with the New Walker Order even if he can be a bit stubborn and unrealistic (what was he gonna do, dial 1-800-DOCTORS and get someone to look at Griselda’s leg delivered to the door).  Ofelia on the other hand seems to understand that there’s safety in numbers.

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Now with the road trip cut short due to military intervention, the first such action we’ve had a chance to see in this universe, I’m curious about how things will go from this to what we already know things become.  Then again, who’s to say that things get as bad on the West Coast as they did down South?  At the least I’m getting interested in this show for real this time, and with three episodes remaining I’m hoping that this upward trend continues.

How about you all?  You still in?  Let me know int the comments, and I’ll see you next week for “Not Fade Away!”


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Show Details

Network: AMC
Starring: Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Mercedes Mason, Lorenzo James Henrie, and Rubén Blades.
Created By:  Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson.
Availability: Show is aired weekly on AMC Sunday nights in the U.S.A.  First season is six episodes.

Jessica Jones Teaser Trailer Released

After the release of Daredevil, the first of the MCU-connected Netflix shows, I have been practically drooling at the coming of the second such show Jessica Jones.  While this stylized teaser trailer doesn’t have much in the way of show footage or plot points, I think it’s a cool way to introduce the masses to exactly who Jessica Jones is.  Check it out for yourself below!

Looking good so far!  We’ll see how it all plays out when the entire first season comes to Netflix on November 20th, 2015.  I’ll be posting my thoughts on each episode here on the site, and we’ll also do a Discussion Vidcast on the entire series as a whole.  Should be a lot of fun!  Will you be joining us in watching Jessica Jones?  Let us know in the comments!


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Show Information

Developed By: Melissa Rosenberg
Starring: Krysten Ritter, David Tennant, Mike Colter, Rachael Taylor, Carrie-Anne Moss, Eka Darville, Erin Moriarty, and Wil Traval.  Rosario Dawson also reprises her role of Claire Temple from Daredevil in a guest-starring role.
Availability: The 13 episode first season will be on Netflix starting November 20, 2015.

DeAno’s Perspective: Fear the Walking Dead Episode 102

Apologies, dear readers.  Obviously this article is a couple of days late, but it’s mostly because I wanted to watch the episode several more times in hopes that I’d have more good things to say about this episode.  Unfortunately, I really don’t.

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I think my main issue with Fear the Walking Dead in general is simply that I’ve been watching The Walking Dead for the past five years.  I already know where this story is going, so I’m just kinda waiting for it to hurry up and get there.  If the pacing of the show were a little bit better I’d probably be more enthused with this show, but what they’re currently doing just isn’t good enough for me.  Do you lot recall the first season of TWD?  The pacing was fantastic, from the pilot on.  Characters were introduced, we learned what we needed to know about them, and then the story started rolling.  In this spin-off show meanwhile we have things plodding forward at a glacial pace, which is particularly frustrating because this is only a six episode season.  With the antepenultimate episode mere days away, things need to pick up.

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Past all that, and I almost hate to point this out, but given the propensity of the original show to kill off Black male characters at a downright meme-worthy rate, I honestly found it funny that thus far in the two episodes I’ve seen so far that this show has managed to kill of every single Black male character we’ve seen so far in the show.  Seriously, at this point it’s just comedy.

The saving grace of this show, and the only reason that I’m going to continue to watch it, is that I still find the character dynamics to be interesting; particularly with the introduction of the Salazar family.  With several of our main characters now separated, Madison getting her first Walker kill and truly starting to understand the situation they’re in (mostly thanks to Tobias, who is quickly becoming my favorite character), and Nick still suffering from heroin withdrawals, it should be interesting to see what happens next.  My only big issue with the plot is why in the hell did Tobias leave the school without what he came for?!  Seriously, getting food supplies from the school was brilliant, but leaving them behind after the Walker kill was uncharacteristically idiotic.

At any rate, this episode’s title “So Close Yet So Far,” pretty accurately sums up my opinion on the episode itself.  Here’s hoping that episode 103 “The Dog” fairs better.


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Show Details

Network: AMC
Starring: Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Mercedes Mason, Lorenzo James Henrie, and Rubén Blades.
Created By:  Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson.
Availability: Show is aired weekly on AMC Sunday nights in the U.S.A.  First season is six episodes.