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Iron Fist has been cast

The wait is over, Finn Jones is Iron Fist.

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Legends of Tomorrow first look

CW is quickly becoming the DC comics TV network and while CBS is definitely able to pump more money into Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow looks like it has a much more interesting premise. Unfortunately the lower budget is really obvious when you look at the ambitious special effects.

Special effects are something both Arrow and Flash have struggled with, but this show seems to use way more and it looks really bad. Legends of Tomorrow is still a year out, so it is possible that the effects shown are not fully finished. It’s a really ambitious project so let’s all hope that they pull it off.


Supergirl extended trailer

For anyone that saw the Black Widow spoof on SNL and thought “I really want to see that movie” Supergirl could be the show for you.

Unfortunate similarities with the SNL skit aside, the effects are impressive. Check it out.


Murder She Wrote revived

Jessica Fletcher could be returning to TV screens as NBC reimagines the hit 1980s crime drama Murder She Wrote with Octavia Spencer set to star.

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Murder She Wrote was popular in its day, particularly with older demographics, having run for an impressive 12 seasons, but it was the inability to click with younger viewers that ultimately caused the show to get cancelled. With that in mind, is it a good idea to bring back Murder She Wrote?

As both a fan of the original show and young person the response I’d like to give is yes, but it’s not hard to see the pit falls. To often classic shows are reimagined and bare little resemblance to the original other than the title, which just becomes a gimmick to get people talking about the show. Take the recent attempt at a Charlie’s Angels TV series for example.

20131025-011416.jpgEven if that doesn’t happen and a show that is somewhat similar to the original is produced, chances are it won’t connect well with modern audiences. The entertainment industry has changed since the original series ended in 1996. Crime shows are now more gruesome and centre heavily around DNA evidence rather than having an author come in to solve the case by setting up a trap that leaves her and the killer alone in a room so that she can get a confession while the police ease drop on the conversation.

A few details were given about the remake, we know that this version of Jessica Fletcher works as a hospital administrator who has an interest in true crime and publishes her first mystery novel. The show has also been described as a light version of Bones or Fargo.

Spencer did say that, in a meeting with NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt, she was asked what type of character would lure her back to television and she said ‘J.B. Fletcher meets Columbo’, which is what started the ball moving on the project.

As far as leading ladies go Octavia Spencer is a great choice for almost any role, she’s a versatile actress. The problem is that she hasn’t really made much of an impact yet. Before her Oscar winning role in The Help she was known mostly for doing smaller roles mainly in television. Now that she has the Oscar winning status she should be focusing more on her film career. Returning to television so soon may be a mistake for her since she hasn’t really made a name for herself independent of The Help yet and it’d be a shame if she moved backwards in her career since she is such a good actress.

Even if the show ends up being completely different fans will enjoy the fact that the theme music will be the same as the original series. Try picturing that over the opening credits of Bones.

What do you think? Are you a fan of the original show? Would you like to see this reimagining? Do you think that producers should leave classic programs alone? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.


Spartacus: War of the Damned at Comic-Con

The first trailer for the final season of the hit Starz series Spartacus has been shown at comic-con.

Spartacus: War of the Damned looks to be filled with just as much gore and sex as the previous seasons.  It seems like the show had such a short run, three seasons (four if you count the prequel, Gods of the Arena), but it does seem, from a storytelling angle, it is time for the show to come to an end.  Even though most people know how Spartacus is going to end the show looks like it will be a hell of a ride to get to the tragic conclusion.

Check out the trailer below.


Dexter Ending After Season Eight

Everyone’s favourite sociopath, Dexter, will soon be making his last kill as the show will be coming to an end after its eighth season.

As Dexter prepares to enter its seventh season executive producer Sara Colleton has announced that the eighth season will be the show’s last.  Colleton also said that the producers of the show wanted to finish up with season seven but were convinced by Showtime to continue for one more.  ‘We wanted to end it this year, but the network convinced us that it would be best to do it in two years.  In some ways, this is a two-season series-ender.  We have worked that out and know where it’s going to end. Next year will definitely be the last year of Dexter.’

Now the story is planned and ready to film, which leaves only one question; how will the show end?  Will Dexter run off and continue killing?  Will he die or get locked up?  Will he wake up in the shower and realise it was all a dream (I hope not)?  How do you think it will end?  Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below.  Also, don’t forget to click the like button or subscribe if you enjoyed this post.


House Season 8 is the Final Season

It has been announced that, after 8 seasons, House is coming to an end.

The decision to end the hit show was no doubt a hard one to make, but it’s good that they came to the decision by themselves.  It means that they are doing it on their own terms and can give it a proper send off.  Still, I can’t help but feel that this is a personal attack on me, as they choose to finish up just weeks after I got into the show.  I guess, on the bright side, there are still a lot of episodes that I haven’t seen.

Despite having followed the show for, what will be, 8 years, a large amount of fans seem to be happy with the announcement.  This could be due to the shows fall in popularity after its third season and also the fact that it will have a proper conclusion, which is always a good thing.


Death Valley Premieres on MTV

Tonight a new show, called Death Valley, premiered on MTV, though in other countries it began airing last year.

The show is a mockumentary about police officers in a world that is inhabited by an array of supernatural creatures.  A running gag is that the show often parodies the type of things that would appear in traditional cop shows.  However, the addition of monsters has made it, in my eyes, more entertaining than said cop shows.

While not exactly as satisfying as shows like True Blood or Being Human, at least not yet, the show is still an enjoyable way to spend half an hour.  Jokes at the expense of popular monster shows and movies are pretty funny, such as vampires selling sex for blood, which seems to be making fun of True Blood and prostitutes at the same time.

Vampires are not the only monsters being parodied by the show; zombies and werewolves are also present.  It seems as though they took the three most popular monsters, ones that appear in a lot of movies and shows today, and made fun of them.  Though they did manage to explain the whole fast zombie slow zombie thing, which is cool.

The show is told from the perspective of the cops as they struggle to enforce the law in a world filled with supernatural creatures.  The characters are funny, a couple potentially standing out above the rest, but all things considered there was nothing remarkable about the actors performances.  The episode was funny, but not extremely impressive.  Hopefully the series will get better with each passing episode.

What do you think?  Did you enjoy the episode?  Do you like Death Valley?  Would you like to work as a cop in a world that contained monsters?  Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below.  Don’t forget to follow/subscribe and click the like button if you liked this post.


Keeping up with the Schrutes

Could Dwight be getting his own spinoff?

Though nothing is set in stone, it seems that, probably in an attempt to keep the franchise alive, a spinoff of the US version of The Office, starring Rainn Wilson as Dwight, is in the planning stages.  A future episode of The Office will follow Dwight and his family on Schrute farm and will act as a backdoor pilot for the proposed spinoff, but will the concept be strong enough to carry an entire series?

Of all the characters of the show, Dwight is definitely the most interesting.  Having said that, Joey wasn’t exactly the boring one on Friends, no that role went to Ross, but his spinoff still failed.  Even thinking about how this show would work is pretty crazy and it’s hard to imagine it going on for more than a season, that’s if it even gets picked up.  Still, judgement should be reserved at least until the episode airs and then we can all jump on or off the band wagon.

What do you think?  Do you think it would make a good show?  Is Dwight your favourite character?  Which character from The Office would you most like to see get their own spinoff?  Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below.  Also don’t forget to follow/subscribe and like the like button, unless you didn’t like this post.  You can also follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/AdamODwyer1, I follow back as long as it’s not spam.


Spartacus: Vengence Premiere

Are you sick of waiting for the premiere of the new season of Spartacus?  Well wait no longer.

Rather than keep fans in suspense, for less than a week in some cases, Starz have put the entire first episode of Spartacus: Vengence online.  So check out the trailer below and then, if you like it, head over to the Starz website and take a look at the episode.  Unless, you live outside of America, like me.  Unfortunately, the video is not available everywhere, but that doesn’t mean Starz loves it’s non-America fans any less.  Though they are fine with making us wait.

What do you think?  Are you lucky enough to be able to watch the episode?  Do you even want to see it?  Have you seen the other seasons?  Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below.  Also don’t forget to follow/subscribe and click the like button, if you liked this post.  You can also follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/AdamODwyer1.