RE: Comic-to-TV adaptations -Gotham & The Agents of Shield Series mid-season finale continued…

Agents of Shield -A bit slower, but seriously gaining momentum. Giving otherwise unused, unsung ‘second stringers’ a chance to rightfully hold the center stage. Also -and this is new -effectively weaving continuity with their cinematic universe counterparts (guest features from the big screen do add weight); the on-screen equivalents of crossovers! Sins of the Past: though comics boast a virtually endless list of characters, many stay in the abyss or never reach full potential -Coulson and his team, team Hydra, even the gadgets would’ve remained footnotes. It was also frustrating & confusing -especially to non-fans -to see TV versions & Big-screen counterparts with unnecessary skewed continuity. [The Guilty: i) Xmen films that $$@@ed the ‘Dark Phoenix’ & ‘Weapon-X’ story-lines, each of which could’ve easily carried a Trilogy ii) Hulk films which keep changing the on-screen Bruce Banner. Now we’re afraid to like any of them -after all, we could have ‘Brangelina Smash’ next!]

Gotham -Tricky to say, it being both early in the game & a prequel of sorts. Still… so far -great! The real star is The City -grim, gothic, dangerous, the darkest of New York & Chicago rolled in one -the best depiction thus far showing us why Batman must be so dark. In a ‘Life before That One Dark Knight’-prequels present a heady challenge -carved-in-stone backstory, with little room to maneuver. But this has been turned into unseen opportunity –enriching the mythos of characters already explained -Cobblepot has never been better! Sins of the Past: settings in which the locale is so badly imagined that we recon it to be on another planet -or at least Disneyland! Also, nuking any hope of expanding a legend by putting it in the wrong hands. [The Guilty: the list is too long and sadly, mostly in the Bat-franchise; so-called scribes who’ve never bothered to pick up past literature on the projects they’re entrusted –and it shows!]

Ah, it’s good to be alive…­­

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RE: The Flash, Arrow, Gotham & The Agents of Shield Series…

At mid-season finale for a few Comic-to-TV adaptations, seems fitting to throw in a word or two.

The Flash -Has my vote. First season & already at breakneck speed introducing new characters & sub-plots faster than we can keep up(Firestorm was a pleasant surprise), can’t wait for more! Sins of the Past: wagging the bone by dragging us thru endless, pointless fillers till end of Season -as if to say ideas have run out, when the reverse is true. [The Guilty:10 agonizing seasons of Smallville when the best stuff needed -at most -fit 2 or 3!]

Arrow -Casting: from Oliver to Diggle, Thea, The Lance Family, Amanda Waller, Ray Palmer etc -it’s getting hard to imagine other Actors in these shoes. Balls: killing Oliver’s Mom, Sara Lance & adding other main characters to the series so soon -did not expect to see Ra’s for a while. Sins of the Past: making the show hinge on the same 1 or 2 clowns till we pray for their deaths & actors who were the wrong age, physique, sometimes even gender! [The Guilty: apart from Lex Luthor; virtually all the Smallville villians. Plus, I respect tradition, but -Adam West?!?] 

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cheers.

…is it possible…finally…

….hey all,

sorry, will take a while for us fossils to catch up,but…

is it actually possible that the big-buck@#$%s have finally let the comic book writers do what they’ve always done better -namely, movies, series & film??!

I sure as hell am a traditionalist (no views on Thor,wolvie,spidey,cap etc -yet,haven’t read em yet…yes even the net’s slow i  Africa -feel it), closing in on nearly a century of continuity surely meant a few eggs gotta crack for this dish.

we’re the best you’ll ever have, we’re still here when the smoke clears..entertain us

get it right peeps, remember who brought you to the dance…