Yes, I’m late but here goes: Over the Thanksgiving weekend, Tom and I saw movies he borrowed for free from our wonderful local library. We’d never seen any of them before so each movie was a new experience for us.
Supergirl” This series is fun and entertaining. The premise is that Supergirl grew up on Krypton and Superman is her cousin. Superman makes an appearance in the first two episodes, after which he resettles in Gotham City. Together, the cousins save the day a couple of times. Normally, Supergirl is a mild-mannered reporter for a magazine (just like Clark Kent) and has relationships with all kinds of people. She has an adopted human sister who can fight enemies with the best of them and has her own relationship problems. We’ll probably see Season Two. Recommended for viewers who like superhero stories.
Reilly, the Ace of Spies” This series is fun and entertaining, too. Reilly is a James Bond character complete with the tuxedo, suave appearance, gambling, drinking, and womanizing. Series One takes in various locations and has Reilly disguised as various characters in the stories. The stories are fast-paced and satisfying. We’ll probably see Season Two. Recommended for viewers who like spy dramas.
The Magicians” based on the books by Lev Grossman (the first of which I’ve read). The premise is there’s a magic college that teaches magicians all about performing real magic. (I’ve got a lengthy novel with the same premise, The Garden of Abracadabra. My novel is really different from Grossman’s). The first episodes were all right. I didn’t like any of the actors. Then the story took a weird turn. I don’t want to see anymore. Not recommended.
Outlander” based on the series of books by Diana Gabaldon (the first of which I’ve read). Gabaldon gets to the point (the heroine time-travels from the 1940s Scotland to seventeenth century Scotland) within the first ten pages (to my recollection; I read the book some years ago). The TV series takes three episodes to get to the point. Three boring episodes, to me, with flashbacks (a No-No generally in screenwriting) and nude sex scenes between the heroine and her real-time husband. I suppose the filmmakers wanted to show the heroine genuinely loved her husband. Plus, I’m not really interested in seventeenth Scottish society. I gave up after three episodes, but Tom, who said he was getting into the story, finished the first season (while I worked on my Internet computer from which I could glance up and see the entertainment center screen). We’ll not see more Seasons. Recommended only for Gabaldon fans.
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