TV Show Review

iZombie (2015-?)

Pilot

iZombie (2015-?)

Network:

CW

Starring:

Rose McIver

Malcolm Goodwin

Rahul Kohli

Plot:

A medical student finds that being a zombie has its perks, which she uses to assist the police.

Review:

Not the biggest fan of zombies but I feel that I need to know my enemy so I watch them sometimes.

iZombie definitely wasn’t going for super 28 days later scary zombies, though I think there will be something like that in the future. They seemed to be going more towards the zombies are people too, direction. Not sure how I feel about that, though, they weren’t trying to hide that in the trailers so I wasn’t blindsided.

I’m not sure if I’m going to continue watching. I had no problem with the characters or the story, but nothing really grabbed me and gave me that feeling that I had to watch to find out what happens next. It seemed like a cute show, but that’s about it.

3/5

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015)

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015)

Network:

Netflix

Starring:

Ellie Kemper

Tituss Burgess

Carol Kane

Jane Krakowski

Plot:

A woman is rescued from a doomsday cult and starts life over again in New York City.

Review:

Great premise and I love that they didn’t go super dark. Kimmy, Ellie Kemper, is optimistic, dated, and hilarious. The supporting cast is just as good and I’m excited to see the rest of the episodes.

In fact, my husband, who hates TV, caught the beginning of the fourth episode and made me start the whole season over again so he could watch.

4/5

Powers (2015-?)

Powers

Powers (2015-?)

Network:

PlayStation Network

Starring:

Sharlto Copley

Eddie Izzard

Susan Heyward

Michelle Forbes

Plot:

Set in a world where humans and super heroes co-exist, a homicide detective, who had his own powers taken from him, investigates crimes involving superhumans along with his partner.

Review:

Everyone seems to have their own TV shows now a days, as long as their good I don’t really care where they are, though.

It’s been a few years since I read the Powers comics, and I’ll be honest I forgot most of the story, all I remember is that I thought it was great, so I was interested to see what they would do with a TV show. Since it’s on a network that’s never given me anything before I wasn’t sure what to expect until I saw the trailer, which did a nice job setting my expectations.

As far as pilots went I thought Powers was fairly strong, it did a great job introducing the players and the world and left me wanting more, which is exactly what it’s supposed to do. Since there are already two more episodes up I know what I’m going to be doing the rest of the night.

It was darker and had more nudity than Marvel’s Agents of Shield and more blood and violence than Gotham. It’s an adult superhero show and as long as it doesn’t abuse the fact that it can do all of that on its network, and they keep giving me a good story, I look forwarding to watching.

4/5

CSI: Cyber (2015-?)

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CSI: Cyber (2015-?)

Network:

CBS

Starring:

Peter MacNicol

Patricia Arquette

Charley Koontz

Hayley Kiyoko

James Van Der Beek

Plot:

Special agent Avery Ryan works to solve crimes as a CyberPsychologist for the FBI.

Review:

Not sure why but I’m not a fan of Patricia Arquette, that’s ok though because I like James Van Der Beek so they cancel each other out.

Just starting the show and I’m already annoyed by the zoom they’re doing. They went really heavy handed with over dramatizing things and know almost nothing about “cyber” stuff.

It’s been a while since I’ve watched a CSI but I’m glad to see they still have the characters say stuff all dramatically and then cut to commercial.

All in all not a fan. The lengths they’ve had to go to make sitting at a computer look cool is too far for me.

2/5

Thank god James Van Der Beek saves the day.

The Last Man on Earth (2015-?)

The Last Man on Earth

The Last Man on Earth (2015-?)

Network:

Fox

Starring:

Will Forte

Kristen Schaal

Plot:

THE LAST MAN ON EARTH is a new single-camera comedy about the life and adventures of the last man on earth. PHIL MILLER (Forte) was once just an average guy who loved his family and hated his job at the bank – now he’s humanity’s last hope. Will he ever find another person alive on the planet? Would hoping that she is a female be asking too much?

Review:

Really enjoyed this pilot, and the second episode as well. Average guy discovers he’s the last man on earth and naturally becomes super horny. I was a bit concerned when they introduced a woman, only because at first she was perfect, but it was a bait and switch. Kristen Schaal’s character was great! Crazy and annoying and completely oblivious. The real test is going to be if Will Forte’s character can avoid killing her.

I can see many entertaining episodes ahead and I’m looking forward to adding it to my rotation.

4/5