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The Carmichael Show

The Carmichael Show

The Carmichael Show

This first season of this hilarious comedy that’s a modern version of the classic series All in the Family aired last summer and now a second season begins tonight at 10PM(EST) on NBC after a preview last Wednesday. I liked the first season of The Carmichael Show a lot, but my only worry here is its timeslot; 10PM Sunday night?

It seems weird that NBC’s programming a comedy in a space almost always reserved for dramas and reality TV. So either NBC doesn’t really have faith in The Carmichael Show and is sticking it wherever they have a hole no matter if it fits or not, or they have A LOT of faith in the show and figure they can put it wherever and people will still watch it.

The Americans

One of the best series on TV, The Americans, returns for its fourth season this Wednesday on FX. Both a spy-drama and a family drama, The Americans focuses on the Jennings’ family with mom played by Keri Russell and dad Matthew Rhys who seem like normal yuppies but are really Soviet agents living and operating in early 1980s Washington DC which itself is interesting enough. But it’s when the added element of what the Jennings’ secrets are doing to their kids, more specifically their daughter played by Holly Taylor who learned of her parent’s double lives at the end of last season, is where The Amercians excels. Secrets and lies are a cancer for families. And while the Jennings might be brilliant agents, what they do for a living is slowly tearing their family to pieces.

What I find most interesting with The Americans is that with the benefit of knowing how history plays out between the USA and USSR, the Jennings are playing for the losing team. And no matter how brilliant they are in penetrating various governmental agencies and stealing secrets, at the end of the day nothing they do will have mattered. The CCCP won’t see the 1990s and all the the Jennings will have done is poisoned any hope that they or even their kids will have any happiness in the future.

Daredevil

All episodes of the second season of Daredevil on Netflix debut next Friday, March 18. How excited am I for the return of this show? Very! How excited am I with the Punisher being a character in this show? So frickin’ much my face is starting to hurt from all the smiling.

Movies

Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War – Trailer 2

“Underroos!”

10 Cloverfield Land

He is the law!

He is the law!

I wonder if the original Cloverfield had been more successful at the box office if the 10 Cloverfield Land sequel that’s not really a sequel would be more about giant monsters tearing apart major cities and less about people trapped in underground bunkers?

Toys

This Judge Dredd 1:4 Statue looks amazing. The design feels like it’s taken right from the 2012 Dredd movie. But it’s the price that’s not that amazing — a whopping $430!

The Reading List

This week in pop-culture history

  • Kurt Russell aka Snake Plissken aka R.J. MacReady turns 65 and officially becomes a senior citizen on St. Patrick’s Day.
  • Forbiddon Planet opened in theaters 60 years ago this week in 1956.
  • Evil Dead II premiered in theaters in 1987.



Dave Dorman Judge Dredd painting



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Brian Bolland Judge Dredd Megazine #350 cover



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Heavy Armored Special Cop aka Judge Dredd action figure



Just $130.

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Stuff I’m looking forward to, August ’13 edition



The Batman/Judge Dredd Collection (Dec)

When Batman crosses paths with the grim and gritty Judge Dredd, things are bound to get ugly! In these tales from the 1990s, the two crimefighters face The Riddler and The Joker and battle extradimensional gladiators.

Creature Commandos (Jan, ’14)

In one of DC’s strangest comics ever, a werewolf, a vampire, a gorgon, and Frankenstein’s monster fight against the German forces during World War II. Collecting stories from WEIRD WAR TALES #93, 97, 100, 102, 105, 108-112, 114-119, 121 and 124!

Batman 1989 Movie Michael Keaton 1:4 Scale Action Figure (Oct)

Batman, in extra large. If you’ve ever wanted an extra-large figure of Michael Keaton from the 1989 Batman movie, here’s your chance! This Batman 1989 Movie Michael Keaton 1:4 Scale Action Figure stands 18-inches tall and features over 20 points of articulation, plus a utility belt, Batarang, grapple-gun, interchangeable hands, and more! This definitive action figure in actor Michael Keaton’s likeness and a real fabric cape is just about mandatory for anyone who loves the Batman film that defined the Caped Crusader for the modern generation.

Spider-Man 2099 Volume 2 (Oct)

Miguel O’Hara, the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man of the year 2099, returns! When Spider-Man clashes with the Public Eye, he finds himself at a disadvantage – but is suddenly saved by the mysterious Thanatos. Has Downtown found a new hero, or does Thanatos have a more sinister agenda? And what is his connection to the mysterious Net Prophet, who arrives in 2099 through a portal from a strange and new universe? When Thanatos reveals his true colors, Spider-Man must battle for survival in a virtual unreality world! Plus: who is Mutagen, and why is he targeting people born with genetic impurities?