The Immortal is what you get when you mix a little Highlander with a cheap vampire movie and throw in a dash of "what the hell?" Of course, we can't forget the crappy acting. The whole time I was trying to figure out what the point was. I originally got the movie and kept thinking about how it seemed so much like a TV series. Low and behold, it was. Apparently, the movie is just the first two episodes. The rest of the series held true to the cheap, Highlander rip-off impression I initially got. Unless you're a die-hard Lorenzo Lamas fan or just a sucker for pain, you might as well stay away from this one. It's not absolutely horrible, but I wouldn't call it good by any means. If you're bored and it's just sitting there, watch the movie. Like I said, the rest of the series is pretty much the same, so you'll get the gist of what you're "missing."
For any Batman fans out there, Batman Beyond
is a must see. The series didn't last too long and it comes with the typical children's cartoon twist, of course; but it's enjoyable nonetheless. As usual, I liked the comments that referred back to the old Batman -- kind of like the bits thrown into Smallville. I guess my only real complaint is with the villains. This isn't new with Batman and, arguably DC Comics as a whole, but there seems to be a lack of creativity when it comes to villains. All too often, you saw the same villains back again doing the same thing. Not that I expected a new villain every episode, but I guess I would've liked something more. Of course, this is a children's cartoon, so perhaps I'm looking for too much. That also comes into play when you consider the fact that there is very little that ties one episode to another. There are a few things that carry over, but not enough to make you want to come back to see what happens. This is where series really get their hooks into viewers, but cartoons rarely, if ever capitalize on.
Highlander: The Raven season 1 is nowhere near the same quality as Highlander . Ok, I'm sure some people are laughing at that statement. Yeah, yeah, Highlander was cheesy at times, but it was decent. The Raven, on the other hand, is just trying to milk the Highlander tit. Not too far off from the last movie and probably the recently released anime . I do think the anime might be decent, tho. Only time will tell. As for The Raven, if you're a die-had Highlander fan, you might enjoy this. Actually, let me qualify that. If you're a die-hard Amanda fan, you might like this. Personally, I always found Amanda to be somewhat annoying. Don't ask why I started this series, tho. I guess I just wanted to finish what I started. I will say that every episode reminded me of Angel . Not that the show has the same plot, but maybe it's just the bad guy gone good, seemingly going after other bad guys. Throwing the cop in the mix just makes it worse. Then again, Angel was after The Raven.
There is one very positive thing I have to say about it: the season (and series) ended very well. I don't know if they planned to pick it up and just didn't get funding or if they knew it wouldn't come back, but the last episode was perfect. What happened was unexpected and it just worked out very well. I almost didn't like what Nick did at the end, but I actually think it was for the best. I might actually say this could be the best series finale I've ever seen. Just having it end so well makes me want to up my rating for it.
You've gotta be kidding me, right? The second half of The Sopranos season 6
was pretty good until the end. But what happened? It's like the budget ran dry or something. There was a lot to cover and I was definitely watching the clock, trying to figure out how they'd wrap it all up with what little time was dwindling away. I was very surprised to see the series end like that. And, from what I understand, there are no plans for a movie or anything, so that was it. Then again, we've all seen movies pop up from nothing. In a sense, that could be a good idea. Leave people wanting more to drive a following behind the movie you "aren't going to make." Then, when you do make the movie, everyone will want to see it. It's been done before. Either way, it was a good second half, so you'll definitely need to check it out.
Season 6 of Smallville really stepped it up a notch. While I love the show and look forward to every episode, the past few seasons' episodes have been hit or miss. The first episode, Zod , really opened the season with a bang. The next few episodes introduced a new player in the game, which I was very excited about. I knew something had to happen; especially with him being a major character, where others have been one-hit wonders. Well, until now, that is...
Green Arrow made a comment in one of the episodes: "I'm not even in the same league as you, Clark." I just thought this was hillarious. I love these corny lines they throw in every once in a while. Like, when Aquaman made a comment about he and Clark starting the JLA -- Junior Lifeguard Association. I always have to crack a smile at 'em. But, the ultimate episode in the history of the show (so far) has to be Justice . This is the culmination of every Smallville fan's dreams... well, about the show, anyway. I love the fact that they brought our old friends back for a show. The future is brighter than ever with this team out there. [spoiler level="low"] I expected to see them come back in the season finale, but they didn't. Based on that, there will have to be an apearance next season. [/spoiler]
Speaking of the finale, I was utterly amazed at the intro. Honestly, I was scared for a second. One thing that's kind of nice about Smallville, after seeing too many good series end on bad notes, is the fact that just about every season ends with a "to be continued" episode. That gives me faith that there's more to come. Then again, I hate having to wait thru the summer months. Anyway, the intro to the finale made it look like they were wrapping up countless story lines. This scared me because I was worried they'd end the series. Luckily, they didn't. The finale was definitely action-packed with a number of surprises. If you ever had a question about something that was hinted towards, but never dug into, it probably comes out here. Unfortunately, they still leave a number of cliff-hangers. Just to throw in my thoughts without giving anything away, I think the one person is just recovering and will be up and at 'em next season and the other person faked his/her death. Actually, for a second, I was wondering if the former switched bodies. That would've said a lot with the future we already know about the Superman saga -- with people's feelings, and all. Ok, nobody's going to understand what I'm talking about, so I'll just leave it at that.
A friend mentioned to me a while back that there was a deal with Smallville that basically slated that Clark will never wear the superman suit. As long as they avoid that, they can keep making the show. I don't know how much truth there is behind that, but that would be a horribly awesome finale. Imagine Clark being so fed up, he don's the suit. The very thought gets me excited. I can imagine the excitement of wanting to see him in action as Superman. The problem is, that would probably be the only bit you'd ever see, which is why I say horribly awesome. This also explains why other characters only wore costumes that hinted at what we'd expect to see them in. They were all close, but not quite the same. Either way, still exciting.
Season 2 of Supernatural started off with a kick, which was great. So much of a kick that I was more excited in the season premier than I was when the last season ended. I guess that's what they pay the writers for, tho. I definitely didn't like the big turn they took in the first episode, but it's something you learn to deal with, I guess. [spoiler level="medium-low"] I was glad that Dean and Sam finally learned about their father's sacrifice. Early on, I suspected he'd be back in the season finale. I wasn't sure if he'd be brought back to life, but I figured he'd communicate with his sons in some way and them saving him somehow. Well, in the end, it was kind of the other way around. I do admit that it was somewhat touching for him to be there for them one last time. I don't imagine he'll be back next season. If he is, it'll be in the season finale when Dean's time is up. [/spoiler]
In The Usual Suspects , Dean made a comment about how the police woman who helped them, played by Linda Blair , seemed familiar. This always means something, so I did a little digging -- not that it's hard with the interent -- and I found out she was in The Exorcist . Not that it needs to be said, but the claimed familiarity must have been because of the similarity between Supernatural and The Exorcist. Not that I usually notice small things like this, but they always make the show a little interesting. This is perhaps one reason I really like Smallville , with all of its hidden meanings.
The last two episodes were absolutely awesome. [spoiler level="low"] My only real disappointment was the lack of seeing Sam's true power. Ever since the initial sneak peak, I've been drooling over every possible chance at him honing his skills. These last two are a huge teaser in that sense. [/spoiler] All I can do is hope for something more in the next season; however, [spoiler level="high"] with yellow-eyes gone [/spoiler], I'm not too hopeful there. Nonetheless, I am excited to see what's on the horizon. They've definitely spun the story up enough to build for an exciting finale next season.
Something was definitely up towards the end of Highlander season 6 . The fact that several episodes revolved around new people and one didn't even have Duncan in it at all just made me think there were some contract issues or something. The season was cut short by 9 episodes. I don't know how much I liked the turn they made with Duncan in this season, but I will say I liked the last episode. I think they did a good job of wrapping everything up. Now, when I say that, I'm specifically talking about the second half of the last episode. The last two episodes were all about a "ghost of Christmas past" spin, which I thought was quite dorky.
Now that I've watched them all, I'm kind of curious how Highlander: End Game actually wrapped things up. I somewhat remember it, but think I'll have to watch it again. Before I watch that, tho, I should probably check out Highlander: The Raven , the story of Amanda. Seeing as tho it's only one season, I'm not expecting much. I'm just a sucker for a sequel. After that, I'm considering looking for Renegade . I don't see to many options for getting my hands on that, but it's worth a shot.
seemed a bit different. There were a couple of artsy episodes and a couple more that touched on famous people of our past. If you're into the Highlander series, I think you'll like the episodes on Methos' past. While the season finale seemed cheesy to me, I was surprised at how it turned out. In one sense I'm surprised it took this long; but on the other hand, I'm still in shock. I can't wait to finish this series, now that I'm on the last one
. There are a lot of questions that haven't been answered, so I don't think it'll be a great ending, but I am excited to finish it.
You've gotta be kidding me, right!? That's about all I have to say when it comes to the fourth, and final, season
. The series was great, but the series finale was absolute crap. This is a problem I always have, tho, so I should be used to it. Series finales are hard to do... they must be, because most of them suck. That's too bad because a lot of stuff came out during the season I'd like to have seen thru. And, just as a fore-warning to those who get the double-sided DVDs (Netflix likes to copy the double-sided DVDs to single-sided DVDs, the cheap bastards), the last disc only has one, double-length episode, so be prepared for that. The B-side is just some extras. I didn't watch them, so I can't say how valuable they are, but consider yourself warned. As you're watching, if you don't know it's the last episode, you're almost in shock when you realize it is. After watching it, I guess they had plans for another season. Then again, there are two tv movies, The Pretender 2001
and The Pretender: Island of the Haunted
. On the other hand, one was 8 months after the series finale and the other was 11 months after that. Either way, I hope I can get my hands on them. Netflix doesn't seem to have 'em.