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Weird City (Season 1)

Weird City (2019)
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What is it?

The 2019 comedy science fiction anthology web TV show Weird City (Season 1).

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The Witcher (Season 1)

Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, and Anya Chalotra in The Witcher (2019)
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What is it?

The American fantasy drama web television show The Witcher (Season 1).

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Into The Dark (Season 1)

Into the Dark (2018)
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What is it?

The Hulu 2018 American horror anthology web television show Into The Dark (Season 1).

What is it about?

This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this anthology web television show:

A horror event series from prolific, award-winning producer, Jason Blum’s independent TV studio.

The series includes 12 super-sized episodes, with a new installment released each month inspired by a holiday and will feature Blumhouse’s signature genre / thriller spin on the story.

Starring: Natalie Martinez, Jimmi Simpson, Keir O’Donnell

My Thoughts

I would have never heard of this show if it were not for a random comment that I saw at a streaming video website, no one I follow or know ever mentioned this show before, and so I am glad that I saw that random comment because this show was better than The Twilight Zone (2019) and Black Mirror (Season 5) and most of Channel Zero.

It is a shame that this show is not known by most people and I guess was not marketed very well, if you get a chance please do watch this show or at least my favorite episode and maybe a few others, because it deserves to be more well known even if some of the episodes could have been better and even though males/men were often portrayed as the villains.

Each episode is basically its own movie pretty much, each episode is inspired by a different holiday which is a cool concept in my opinion, and so I will list some of my thoughts for each episode.

The Body

This episode was a nice start to the season that was better than I had expected.

Flesh & Blood

The main actress did a good job portraying her mental disorder, and I was surprised how this episode managed keep things watchable even with a longer run-time.

Pooka!

This episode was weird and had more potential but it was disappointing and confusing, and was one of my least favorite.

New Year, New You

This episode had a boring start and it had me wondering where they were going with it, but things picked up at the end as things escalated and it ended in a way that made you think about how you feel about the main character.

Down

This episode also had me wondering where they were going with this and how were they going to fill the rest of the time, but at some point the episode started to escalate after a twist.

Treehouse

This episode had me wondering where they were going with it and it did a good job tricking the audience, but the episode had some flaws and it did not live up to its full potential.

I’m Just F*cking With You

This episode had me wondering what would happen, some twists happened and things escalated, and it ended in a way that had me wondering and in a way that was unexpected but that went with the mood / theme of this episode.

All That We Destroy

This episode surprised me, it was more Black Mirror-like than Black Mirror (Season 5), and I liked the science fiction of this episode which featured some interesting futuristic technology that was blended nicely with the world in a way where it did not stand out too much.

This was one of my favorite episodes, my favorite episode probably, and it was good enough to be released as its own movie online in my opinion.

They Come Knocking

This episode was possibly the first of only two episodes to contain something paranormal / supernatural, there were some things that I liked about it, but it was a bit disappointing.

Culture Shock

This episode reminded me of something from the video game series Fallout combined with one or more other things that I can not think of, it clearly had a message, and Spanish and English was used in this episode so it was a bilingual episode.

School Spirit

While this episode did have me trying to guess what would happen, I was able to narrow things down too early, and this episode was similar to the episode New Year, New You in the way that it ended; but this episode could have been better.

Pure

This episode started out trying to make you feel a bit unsettled and like something was not right, at first even the main character looked strange, and that combined with the environment and the situation created its own atmosphere.

In my opinion this episode seemed to bring together a pretty common theme throughout most of this season where it seemed that males/men were usually portrayed as the villains, this episode took it to the max, and it ends implying that something major is going to happen; and a certain group is likely on the chopping block.

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The end,

-John Jr

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Iron Fist (Season 2)

Finn Jones and Jessica Henwick in Iron Fist (2017)
Source: IMDb

What is it?

The 2018 American superhero web television show Iron Fist (Season 2).

What is it about?

This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this web television show:

Danny Rand (Finn Jones), the Immortal Iron Fist, has left behind the day-to-day oversight of Rand Enterprises, throwing himself into his mission to defend New York City.

But when an old friend returns with twisted intentions, it threatens the fragile peace Danny maintains within his community, and within himself.

My Thoughts

I can not believe that this show got a second season after the bad reviews that the first season got, I did not hate the first season like most people, but I did hate this season.

I am disappointed that they did not get a different actor to play the role of Danny Rand because Finn Jones is not a good fit for this character in my opinion, and he is pretty bad at this role.

Some of the main actors and actresses acted like they did not want to be there in my opinion, especially Jessica Henwick who literally moved around lazily throughout a lot of this season, and to me her and Finn Jones did not have much if any chemistry when it came to their romantic relationship.

Sacha Dhawan was actually trying and would have been a better main character than Finn Jones, but unfortunately the writing in this show made his character Davos do some stupid things and messed his character up; but I enjoyed some of his parts before the writing ruined him.

Alice Eve stole the show for me, thank goodness for her and her character(s) “Typhoid Mary” Walker, she was my favorite part of this season and helped me survive it; but the writing started to mess up her character as well, but not as bad as Davos fortunately.

I would rather watch a show about her and Davos with better writing, this season even ended ridiculously in a way that basically was a beep you to the audience, but during that moment the main actor and main actress at least seemed to be having fun finally.

I am glad that this show got cancelled.

The end,

-John Jr