Monday, 12 June 2017

Hail Wonder Woman!

Wonder Woman is the superhero film I’ve been waiting for! Ever since I became a fan of the animated Justice League series as a child, Wonder Woman became the hero who interested me the most.

This year has a been a great time for increasing diversity in superhero films from Power Rangers, which featured two ethnically diverse female superheroes and one LGBTQ ranger to Wonder Woman headlining her own summer blockbuster. Wonder Woman is part of the DC Extended Cinematic universe which got off to a shaky start with Man of Steel, Batman vs Superman and Suicide Squad which were all trashed by critics and received a lukewarm reception from audiences. Whilst Wonder Woman has been rightfully hailed as the great movie it is, I will ignore critical opinions for this review. 

Wonder Woman is a fantastic, visually stimulating, thrilling and heart-warming adventure about Diana's journey to becoming a warrior. The movie has a somewhat fairytale quality to its style and storytelling during the early scenes which show Diana in Themyscria, which resembles Disney’s Moana, another great coming-of-age, female led adventure tale. 

Wonder Woman is always exciting; whether its seeing Diana fighting in the streets of London to even the scenes in which the characters are discussing their plans of action (something Marvel could implement in their films) which makes the movie feel as though it is moving at quite a fast pace despite its long running time. 

The chemistry between Diana (Gal Gadot) and Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) bolsters all of their scenes together from awkward interactions (the bath scene) to the hilarity which ensues on the boat to when they share the battle field. Personally, one of my favourite aspects of Wonder Woman (as well as the first Captain America film) is period recreation. Wonder Woman transports contemporary audiences to the dark and grim world of 1918 London which is always a treat to see on screen.  

Wonder Woman is a thrilling adventure which places a physically and morally strong female at the centre of the story. This is the type of superhero blockbuster the world needs right now. In many ways Wonder Woman feels like a new beginning; not only for the superhero genre but also female led blockbusters (both in front and behind the camera).

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Summer '17 Watch List: The Summer of the Third Season?

Friday, 19 May 2017

What Is ABC Doing?

ABC could be heading into one of their most difficult seasons yet. Along with the announcement of the upcoming seventh season of Scandal being the show's last (which was somewhat predictable), one would think ABC would be trying to keep as many of their stable performers on the schedule as possible. This is not the case, as the network recently cancelled their second most watched comedy Last Man Standing after an impressive six season run.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

The CW 2017-18 Schedule



- NOOOO! Jane The Virgin is moving to Fridays! This is NOT good!
- Military drama Valor will take Jane's Monday night slot.
- Dynasty will launch in October. Black Lightning and Life Sentence will be held for midseason. The latter could air alongside Jane The Virgin once Crazy Ex-Girlfriend ends its limited season. Black Lightning is likely to receive the post-The Flash slot currently held by Legend's of Tomorrow which also produces limited seasons.
- The 100, iZombie and The Originals are also on tap for midseason
- Riverdale will return in the fall.

8 pm Supergirl
9 pm VALOR

8 pm The Flash
9 pm DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

8 pm Riverdale (new time slot)

8 pm Supernatural
9 pm Arrow (new time slot)

8 pm Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (new time slot)
9 pm Jane the Virgin (new time slot)

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

CBS 2017-18 Schedule



- CBS are adding 3 new comedies to their fall schedule, the most of any network.
- 6 out of their 8 new shows are airing in the fall, the most of any network. The network has one comedy By The Book and one drama Instinct on tap for midseason. 
- TBBT spin-off Young Sheldon will be previewed after the mother-ship show (Sept. 25) and begin airing regularly on Thursdays (Nov. 2).

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

ABC 2017-18 Schedule



- Scandal will be back for its seventh and FINAL season. TGIT remains in tact.
- Black-ish is moving from its Wednesday, post-Modern Family timeslot (where it has aired for the duration of its tun) to Fresh Off The Boat's current timeslot (Tuesdays @ 9) It will lead into ABC's sole new fall comedy The Mayor.
- Fresh Off The Boat will move to Tuesdays @ 8:30 after The Middle
- American Housewife is probably the biggest winner. It's following in The Goldberg's footsteps by moving from Tuesdays to the coveted Wednesday comedy block.
- Sundays will now be unscripted from 7-10pm. Once Upon A Time is moving from its Sunday night timeslot to Fridays. ABC are likely paving the way for American Idol in midseason.
- Fridays have been revamped to feature genre dramas rather than multi-camera comedies. High profile Marvel show Inhumans will air on Friday nights.
- ABC are adding five new shows to their schedule. The most for any network thus far.
- ABC, Fox and NBC are adding only one new comedy to their Fall schedules: The Mayor (ABC), Ghosted (Fox) and the Will & Grace revival (NBC)
- ABC's midseason shows include: returning dramas Agents of SHIELD and Quantico, new dramas For The People, The Crossing and Deception, and new comedies Alex, Inc., and Splitting Up Together and a reboot of Roseanne.

8 PM — Dancing with the Stars

8 PM — The Middle
8:30 PM — Fresh Off the Boat (new time period)
9 PM — black-ish (new day and time period)

8 PM — The Goldbergs
8:30 PM — Speechless
9 PM — Modern Family
9:30 PM — American Housewife” (new day and time period)
10 PM — Designated Survivor”

8  PM — Grey’s Anatomy
9 PM — Scandal
10 PM – How to Get Away with Murder

8 PM — Once Upon a Time (new day and time period)
10 PM — 20/20

8 PM — Saturday Night Football

7 PM — America’s Funniest Home Videos
8 PM — To Tell the Truth (new day and time period)
9 PM — Shark Tank (new day and time period)

Monday, 15 May 2017

Fox 2017-18 Schedule

FOX 2017-18 Schedule


- Fox are adding only 3 new shows to their fall schedule: The Gifted, The Orville and Ghosted.
- New Girl's final season will be held for midseason. LA > Vegas, and dramas The Resident9-1-1 and another season of The X-Files are also on hold until midseason.
- Lucifer (based on characters from DC comics) will become the 8pm anchor on Mondays and lead into The Gifted (a Marvel/X-Men offshoot)
- On Tuesdays, comedies Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Mick will air in the 9pm hour whilst comedic drama Lethal Weapon will take over 8pm
- Fox has taken a note out of ABC's Shondaland book and have given Lee Daniels Wednesday nights. Empire will move from 9pm to 8pm and will be followed by Star.
- Seth Macfarlane starer The Orville will go head-to-head against NBC's mega-hit This Is Us (both shows are produced and owned by Fox) on Thursdays.
- The Exorcist will keep its Friday night timeslot.
- Sundays remain mostly the same with a mix of live-action and animation. Bob's Burgers continues to have the awful 7:30 slot whilst Fox will try and launch yet another live-action, high-concept comedy Ghosted after The Simpsons at 8:30.
- Scream Queens has been cancelled as previously reported. 24: Legacy is still in limbo


(All Times ET/PT)


8:00-9:00 PM                          LUCIFER 

9:00-10:00 PM                        THE GIFTED (new)


8:00-9:00 PM                          LETHAL WEAPON

9:00-9:30 PM                          THE MICK

9:30-10:00 PM                        BROOKLYN NINE-NINE


8:00-9:00 PM                          EMPIRE

9:00-10:00 PM                        STAR


8:00-9:00 PM                          GOTHAM

9:00-10:00 PM                        THE ORVILLE (new)


8:00-9:00 PM                          HELL’S KITCHEN

9:00-10:00 PM                        THE EXORCIST


7:00-10:30 PM                        FOX SPORTS SATURDAY: FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL


7:00-7:30 PM                          NFL ON FOX

7:30-8:00 PM                          THE OT / BOB’S BURGERS

8:00-8:30 PM                          THE SIMPSONS

8:30-9:00 PM                          GHOSTED (new)

9:00-9:30 PM                          FAMILY GUY

9:30-10:00 PM                        THE LAST MAN ON EARTH