TV Review: A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017-)

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Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events is an extremely unique and whimsical self-aware story about three siblings orphaned by a deadly fire uncovering dark family secrets and it is based on the book series of the same name. Neil Patrick Harris and Patrick Warburton are great, the child actors are pretty good and I really loved the soundtrack. The story is told/narrated by Lemony Snicket (Patrick Warburton) in a way that gives a feeling of peculiarity and freshness to the show. I highly recommend trying A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix because you have without a doubt never seen anything like it, at first it will seem very strange and unusual but you will quickly get used to it’s unique atmosphere and learn to embrace it by the time you finish season 1.

Although intentionally dark and despairing, this series is actually kind of lighthearted, kids 9 and up can probably watch it without a problem.

Available on Netflix.

TV Review: How I Met Your Mother (2005-2014)

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How I Met Your Mother is a sitcom told almost entirely through flashbacks about a man recounting to his kids the very long story of how he met their mother. It’s fairly entertaining throughout but the last season goes downhill, especially the last episode, which does a pretty bad job of wrapping up the story. Easily the best part of this show is the running gags of which there are many. If you need a nice 20-minute show to binge for a while then maybe give How I Met Your Mother a try.

Kids 13 and up should be fine watching this.

Available on iTunes, Amazon, and Netflix.

TV Review: Colony (2016-)

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Colony is a fairly unique sci-fi drama series that takes place in the near future and centers around a family trying to stay together in an occupied Los Angeles. The show was created by Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Ryan J. Condal, it stars Josh Holloway (Lost) and Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead). The acting and the characters are decent but what I really liked about this show is the mystery of how Los Angeles came to be the way it is, which keeps you coming back for answers. Overall Colony isn’t amazing but it’s solidly entertaining and has a fresh story so I suggest trying season 1 on Netflix if you haven’t already!

Most or all of the content in Colony is appropriate for kids 13 and up.

Available on iTunes, Netlfix, and Amazon.

TV Review: Lost (2004-2010)

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J.J. Abrams applies his exceptional handling of mysteries, secrets, and unanswered questions to Lost, a very mysterious series about a group of plane crash survivors on a deserted island. It has very rich mythology and greatly developed characters. I really can’t say much about this show other than watching the whole thing many times over is practically a necessity. You’ve probably heard from at least 5 different people that the ending sucks and while its not as bad as they say, don’t expect a satisfying finale. I still recommend watching Lost and NEVER looking at anything on the Internet relating to airplanes, islands, J.J. Abrams, or Michael Giacchino until you are done binge-watching.

I think 11 and up could watch Lost if they are good at following insanely complicated plotlines.

Available on iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon.

TV Review: Stranger Things (2016-)

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UNMISSABLE

Stranger Things is a supernatural sci-fi thriller in which a young boy mysteriously disappears and his friends, mother, and brother, as well as the local police chief attempt to get him back. The whole show takes place in 1983 so there is a lot of 80s memorabilia, the characters are well-written, the child-actors did an amazing job, and I love the awesome soundtrack. Stranger Things is like a delicious 8-hour goodie bag full of the best parts of sci-fi in the 80s and it is definitely unmissable!

Kids 12 and up shouldn’t have any trouble watching this unless they get nightmares easily.

Available only on Netflix.

 

TV Review: Revolution (2012-2014)

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From Bad Robot and the creator of Supernatural, Revolution is a pretty entertaining sci-fi in which all electricity has been gone for 15 years due to unknown reasons. As for all Bad Robot shows, there are many mysteries that continue throughout both seasons. However, not all mysteries are resolved in the end of the show because it was canceled on a cliffhanger. There is some good Supernatural style humor here as well. The acting is noticeably lousy for the first half of season 1 but it gets much better. The great plot makes up for the flaws and I would definitely recommend Revolution to any Bad Robot or Supernatural fans. I think anyone 12+ can easily handle this show.

Available on iTunes, Amazon, and Netflix.

TV Review: Daredevil (2015-) [Season 2]

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⭐️⭐️⛅️☁️☁️ 2.5/5   [TV-MA]

Wow, way to ruin a a great show! Daredevil season 1 was amazing but this time around, everything went wrong, the characters sucked, the writing sucked. The Punisher and Foggy are the only characters who I actually still care about because Matt Murdock is just a jerk to everyone around him now and the rest of the characters just became so uninteresting. The first 4 episodes or so are actually good, but as soon as Elektra shows up the season just goes to trash. After that the entire season has so many different unconnected plots that it’s just unpleasant, and that’s really bad for taking place in the wonderfully connected Marvel Cinematic Universe! Anyway, the second season of Daredevil is just an overly violent mess of uninteresting characters and I really hope the next season is more like the first. In my first daredevil review I said would not recommend anyone younger than 13 watch this show, same goes for this season except it has quite a bit more violence.

Available only on Netflix.

Click here to read my review of season 1