LEFTOVERS (2014 – )

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Creators: Damon Lindelof, Tom Perrotta

Cast: Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston

This spooky series where a 140 millions people just vanished off the earth like babies, lawyers, drunks, thieves, surgeons, murderers, grandmothers, bartenders, celebrities and even the pope. Where did they go?

Three years after 2 percent of the world’s population  disappeared, a lots of people believe it was an act of God, but nobody has any answers. Some churches close, and new cults form, including one called Guilty Remnant, whose followers wear white, take a vow of silence and chain smoke. Too funny there why I am not surprise and what is up the chain-smoking they have nothing to look forward to ,so why not catch cancer. Most survivors just try to get back to normal, but some how the cult will not let them forget.

“The Leftovers” has an intriguing premise that is intelligently and well presented. There are a lot of series with fantasy theme here those days and I think that is where we are going . But is France going to follow the trend most of the time it does not happen. Well will see. there is something that is unexplained in this series but maybe by second season we’ll know more. well do not miss this one.

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LUCIFER (2015 – )

 

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Creator: Tom Kapinos

Cast: Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro

Comic book-based TV shows are becoming so common those days I have review more than a few. It is in fashion it seems and people can’t get enough. It’s based on the DC/Vertigo series from the ’90s.

Lucifer Morningstar ( Tom Ellis  ) needs a vacation so he decided to take off for L.A.When we meet him, he’s moved to Los Angeles and opened a nightclub .The ruler of Hell has come to Earth to solve crimes on a weekly basis. He gets hooked up sort with a detective who also happens to be a single mother to the world’s most adorable kid.There are the usual flippant jokes, but our anti-hero who has  a darker more sexual edge also goes to a shrink don’t ask. It seems that Lucifer has the ability to charm any girls he wants except the detective. Plus he is going through some changes well no you are going to have to see the series. Plus, humans can’t help but spill their deepest, darkest secrets to him. This makes the solving of crimes ridiculously easy. There is twist and turn and it is so enjoyable to see. One down fall it is on Fox therefore no nudity or cursing. Well I enjoyed this show with a bottle of whiskey. Sin away if you dare. It is a sinful guilty pleasure hot as hell of a series.

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PREACHER (2016 – )

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Creators: Sam Catlin, Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen

Cast: Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga

Preacher is enigmatic and crazy nuts , a richly-crafted series that perfectly brings the near-unfilmable graphic novel series to life, thanks to Seth Rogen and company. It took nearly a decade to make and worth the wait plus they had the right vision for it.

Preacher  brings a small Texas town to life as you could have never imagined, and takes its time to develop  the colourful characters whose future journeys you’ll be addicted  to follow.Dominic Cooper is perfectly cast as Preacher Jesse Custer, whose crisis of faith and is possessed  by a supernatural ‘blessing’ provides the backbone to the first season. Well he comes with partner in crime, the lovable Irish vampire Cassidy (Misfit’s Joseph Gilgun who mails his role to a T, and Ruth Negga’s tough childhood sweetheart Tulip. Of course you must have in there somewhere Jackie Earle Haley an  interesting antagonist.

The first season the characters will be introduced to you and will pave the way to the next season. The series does a good job adapting the look of the comic. It is dirty and dry and almost feels like a modern western , and the characters look like the characters that they are adapting. It is a bit hard to nail down but it is a fun ride plus it has humour in it. It has 10 episodes and wow what a series. I know they nailed it thank god. Have fun.

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CARNIVÀLE (2003-2005)

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Creator: Daniel Knauf

Cast: Michael J. Anderson, Adrienne Barbeau, Clancy Brown, Nick Stahl

During the Great Depression, an Oklahoma farm boy and a charismatic minister learn that they are key players in a  war being fought between Heaven and Hell.

It is set in 1934 where a fugitive named Ben Hawkins buries his mother and takes up with a traveling Carnival.The Carnivàle is owned by the mysterious and unseen Management, who has its claws on the young Hawkins, for the boy has an gift: he can heal the lame and raise the dead – but it comes at a price. Ben also finds himself disturbed by war and prophetic dreams, which he shares with a Methodist preacher in California, Brother Justin Crowe. Justin in convinced that god speaks to him but is he really. The thing is is going to be a battle between good and evil. Justin has a sister who will do anything for him. The tone of  and the visual of the story is very dusty under a hot sun. The characters are getting dirtier and sweatier as they go south. The decor is as authentic as it is going to be it is like you are there with the characters.  It is back in the day where Carnival was like a freak show like the bearded lady , the sword swallower etc……..and the thing is that the writer spiced it up with two good and evil characters. Here is a great story telling again by HBO.

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THE ORIGINALS (2013 – )

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Created by Julie Plec

Cast: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt

First it is a spin-off from the vampire diaries and that does not guarantee a success for the Originals. But somehow it did here.The Original vampire / werewolf hybrid Klaus ends up in the French Quarter of New Orleans, having left the comfortable familiarity of Mystic Falls. He comes to find that his former protege Marcus rules the city that Klaus. Marcus rules as tough as they some , having kicked out the werewolves and blocked witches from using their magic with a secret weapon of his own. Marcel’s rule becomes a problem when Klaus discovers that werewolf Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin), another former cast member of The Vampire Diaries, is pregnant with his baby.. It becomes an alliance as Marcel and Klaus battle for control of New Orleans, catching humans, vampires and witches in the struggle.

Here is a perfect watchable series. You have Klaus who is the nasty, misunderstood villain with a temperament, his brother Elijah is the smooth, polished polar opposite. Daniel Gillies adds a touch of class to the show as Elijah, the well dressed vampire holding the first vampire family together. Rebekah is the baby sister of the family and Klaus protects her to death, often leading to huge conflicts between them which threaten to ruin all of his  plans. Hayley  becomes fully fleshed out as Klaus’s baby’s mother.The pregnancy storyline adds more to the series  helping to make Klaus a more developed character. The first season kick ass here and it is addictive as hell.

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AMAZING STORIES (1985 – 1987)

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Creators: Steven Spielberg, Joshua Brand, John Falsey

Cast: Charles Durning, Douglas Seale, Louis Giambalvo

Steven Spielberg created, wrote, directed, and produced this series. God that was so long ago. I do remember most of them. This was to be a version of Twilight Zone in the 80’s I think, that is what it looked like anyway. The series offered a different short story each week – some dark, some funny, some a mixture of tones and usually involving the supernatural of course. Spielberg’s name is  attachment to the series, it was able to attract a series of big names  (Kevin Costner, Charlie Sheen, Tim Robbins) and behind the camera (,Steven Spielberg Martin Scorsese and Clint Eastwood) were among the many directors that directed episodes. It is a fun ride but the second season did not pull the rating that it was suppose too so it got canceled. The mission was my favorite one with Kiefer Sutherland as members of an America bomber crew in World War II, starts out great, but toward the end it might be ridiculous but it was still cool to me they used their imagination on this one a little goofy but cool. Over all a great series with mixed reviews worth the look.

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LOST (2004 – 2010)

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Creators:  J.J. Abrams, Jeffrey Lieber, Damon Lindel 

Cast: Jorge Garcia, Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox

Oceanic Air flight 814, en route from Sydney to Los Angeles, loses its way and is brutally torn in half in the sky, crash-landing the surviving passengers on a mysterious island that may or may not have a monster running loose. We quickly learn that the survivor has secrets and little by little they are revealed. But they are not along on the island.
This is so good you get not stop watching and you can’t wait until next week for an other episodes. for a while there that is all the people at the office was talking about. It is the smartest show that came out back then and addictive as hell. The first season moves along fine we get some flashback from time to time. This series was outstanding intelligently well written, Rich complex characters with secrets, Great performances, Mysterious setting on an Island somewhere with maybe a monster on the loose. Each episodes got better and better more mysterious than the other. There is a cliffhanger in every episodes even at the end f the season. That is all I am going to say without revealing too much just in case some of you didn’t see it yet.

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