An old retired cop is reborn into a younger, stronger, version of himself, and fights crime.
Seems fairly good, though I'd bet it would be bland without the pretty girl.
A dude begins his career as a night manager for some place somewhere but gets used by British intelligence to act against an arms dealer.
Fairly decent, but I suspect it's only because this is another show with a British accent being thrown around carelessly.
A man attains mystical powers originally for selfish reasons, but they taint with a life fraught with danger and demons.
Not a bad show, but the lead character's personality isn't attracting, and there's the old celestial stick-up-the-ass personality in another. The lead female is hot. Hotty hot hot.
This was cancelled after one season. Back in the 90s this show would have done well, but I'm guessing this genre has alternately been well-poisoned or saturated. This show has too much it has to be better than to catch enough attention to survive. I think that it's magic-fantasy was competing with an extraordinarily-strong superhero-fantasy genre.
- 2014-10-24 - 2015-02-13
- More-or-less based on Constantine - (2005 movie)
.. which in turn is based on the DC comic book series Hellblazer.
A spy does spy stuff, drinks, hits on women and makes a jackass of himself while being surprisingly competent.
A fun, light, series which has a whole lot of laugh-out-loud moments.
Though I've seen it all, I didn't begin taking notes until later on.
Good fun. Not too great, not too funny, but light entertainment. It's not quite bubblegum. Most especially recommended for fans of fantasy fiction, and even more so for those familiar with the Australian flavour of comedy.
This was released as three television episodes, and later released as six parts on YouTube.
Note to self - avoid cliffhangers: watch more when it's part way into the next season.
A bad guy blackmails the good guys because he likes this one good girl.
My impression from the first few episodes was:
Seems "ok". Unless this has a more interesting story-arc, I won't consider this particularly good. The predictable and episodic nature of television bores the shit out of me. It makes a series only valuable only the course of multiple episodes and individual episodes become the shit I have to slog through.
My later impression, from the end of the second season:
Characters were slow and stiff until they were developed more fully. When they were, a broader story arc took hold, making this show quite a bit more interesting.
A guy goes mad and has visions, except they're real people.
Decent, with occasional awesomeness between cringeworthy moments of "let's see if we can put this shit in a show".
TODO - I'll add notes when I get around to re-re-watching this.
TODO - Is this out in blu-ray?
Particularly notable for its subtle and overt corporate jamming, Max Headroom was unique and wildly popular in its day but, for reasons unknown to me and not yet researched, had its life cut short.
I think I give my high personal rating because of its strong influences on my perceptions of the world. Perhaps it would not hold up today, but I'll note that on my eventual re-watch.
- TODO - The movie Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future
See also Dark Angel - (2000 show), if you like the general feel of this show.
TODO - Is this out in blu-ray?
A girl, engineered to be a killer, flees her keepers, but as a woman she pursues general vigilante justice by helping a crime-fighting genius.
This series hits the ground running, featuring not just a stupifyingly hot Jessica Alba, but a great world, plot and everything else.
However, like too many series', Dark Angel suicide-bombs like it's been lit on fire and is heading for a volcano to end it's suffering. Not only is the second season bad enough to end the show, it's bad enough to not watch, even and especially for people who like the first.
- See also Max Headroom - (1987 show), if you like the general feel of this show.
See also Orphan Black - (2013 show)