The History of Jessica Jones

So the next Nextflix show after Daredevil will be Jessica Jones. And there's a very good probability that Krysten Ritter will play her (I'm hedging my bets, since there's no official announcement yet, but it looks really good for Ritter). But who, you ask, is Jessica Jones? She hasn't been around as long as, say,… » 12/05/14 10:29am 12/05/14 10:29am

We Only Thought Agents Of SHIELD Was Twisting The Knife Before

Things have been getting darker and bleaker on Agents of SHIELD ever since the big revelations in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. And the season premiere contained a couple huge gut-punches. But it turned out the show was just getting started, and last night was basically one long kick in the teeth. Spoilers… » 10/08/14 8:30am 10/08/14 8:30am

10 People on Whom Immortality Was Totally Wasted

It's hard for the average person to understand why anyone wouldn't want to be immortal. Immortality has been a fruitful lens for fiction to examine the human condition. But sometimes there are immortals who completely fail to get the horror of immortality across. Instead, you can't help but think you'd do better. Here… » 10/01/14 4:33am 10/01/14 4:33am

Ultra is the weakest secret organization ever, on The Tomorrow People

Last week's Tomorrow People saw Ultra raising its game. The organization dedicated to hunting down super-mutants actually showed some teeth — but this week, Ultra is weaker than ever. To the point where I'm starting to wonder if the boastful name is a case of overcompensation. Spoilers ahead... » 11/14/13 1:01pm 11/14/13 1:01pm

Why Drew Goddard Should Direct the Next Star Trek Movie

Maybe J.J. Abrams will really be able to helm Star Trek 3 after Star Wars VII. But we kind of doubt it. And out of all of the people in Abrams' orbit, there's one guy we'd actually like to see direct the next Star Trek: Cabin in the Woods director Drew Goddard. (Assuming Brad Bird isn't available, of course.) Here's… » 4/29/13 11:40am 4/29/13 11:40am

Who would win in a fight: J.K. Rowling, or J.J. Abrams?

What if the creator of Harry Potter met the originator of Alias and Lost, on the field of battle? Assume that Rowling gets to wield any item that's introduced in the Harry Potter books. Meanwhile, Abrams gets any device from his TV shows, but nothing from Mission Impossible, Star Trek or Star Wars. Who ya got? » 4/19/13 1:55pm 4/19/13 1:55pm

Are we reaching the end of the J.J. Abrams era of television?

J.J. Abrams' new series Alcatraz, debuting tonight, feels very much like an attempt to recapture the glories of Lost. It features yet another mystery on an island, and the return of Jorge Garcia. The show was created by a Lost writer — who was replaced during production. And there are lots of random little mysteries… » 1/16/12 12:40pm 1/16/12 12:40pm

Superhero rapist The Purple Man loses his signature color in the …

We're all excited for the gritty TV adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis' Alias, which follows fallen superhero Jessica Jones after she's brutally violated and manipulated by the Purple Man. How will this ultra-dark, profane comic translate to network television? We asked the creator of the TV show, Twilight: Breaking… » 11/17/11 4:15pm 11/17/11 4:15pm

The 10 Most Mortifying Seasons of Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows

Television shows are like sports teams: Sometimes they just have an off season. (And sometimes they just dive down a terrible hole and get trapped forever.) When a science fiction or fantasy show has a terrible no-good year, it's especially noticeable, because the fantastical plot devices get dumber and the… » 11/01/11 10:00am 11/01/11 10:00am

TV Pilots That Are as Good as Most Summer Movies

The fall TV season is beginning, and that means one thing — you're finally going to get to see the TV pilots that the networks have been sweating over for a year. Most of them will totally suck — even if the shows they launch wind up being good. But a few of them will be amazing, full of killer action and interesting… » 9/12/11 1:46pm 9/12/11 1:46pm