The Gifted – Season 1 Episode 2

“rX” The Gifted follows on from an impressive opening episode by continuing to take its time and focus on the characters. To my mind the weakest aspect of the first episode was the handling of the parents. They were well acted but given very little to do other than be parents. As parents their main…

The Gifted – Season 1 Episode 1

“eXposed” Fox continues to expand their X-Men franchise by adding another television show to the mix in the form of The Gifted; a different take on mutancy and how it relates to the modern world. The X-Men films have had the running theme of acceptance and coming to terms with ones “true self”. In almost…

Kneel Before Pod – Legion – Season 1 Episode 6

“Chapter 6” The Legion podcasts continue with “Chapter 6”. Aaron is missing in action again this week so Craig and Chris hold the fort and aimlessly discuss Legion. As always the discussion veered off in many directions including a sizeable discussion about best selling songs in the 70s, Beauty and the Beast, the upcoming film…

Kneel Before Pod – Legion – Season 1 Episode 5

“Chapter 5” The Legion Podcast reviews continue with “Chapter 5” with a full team this week in the form of Craig, Chris and Aaron. Now that the season is beyond the halfway point the show starts offering up some answers but also gives the viewer more questions to ponder. There were less tangents this week…

Kneel Before Pod – Legion – Season 1 Episode 4

“Chapter 4” The Legion podcast reviews continue with “Chapter 4” with Craig and Chris providing the discussion on the fourth episode. As with all discussions this one was as varied as always with digressions into The Tomorrow People, Alice in Wonderland, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, The IT Crowd, other X-Men films. We start to get…

Kneel Before Pod – Legion – Season 1 Episode 3

“Chapter 3” The Legion podcast reviews continue with “Chapter 3” with Craig and Aaron providing the discussion on the third episode. As with all discussions this one was as varied as always with digressions into The Tomorrow People, Alice in Wonderland, other X-Men films, Rocky, The Jetsons and all sorts of other tangents. We also continue…

Kneel Before Pod – Legion -Season 1 Episode 2

“Chapter 2” Our podcast reviews of Legion season 1 continue with the second episode, “Chapter 2”. Craig and Chris get together to discuss their thoughts on the latest episode. The discussion was as varied as you might expect with lots of discussion about memories, confusion, the X-Men and Patrick Stewart. We even touch on The…

Kneel Before Pod – Legion – Season 1 Episode 1

“Chapter 1” The new X-Men -sort of- spin-off begins with Legion and we decided to do a podcast review of every episode rather than the traditional written review. Craig, Aaron and Chris come together to deliver their collective thoughts about the opening episode on this new series. As always the discussion goes all over the place…

Civil War II #1

We’ve recently had a film adaptation of the first Civil War in cinemas with Captain America: Civil War and now we have the thematic follow-up to the comic story with Civil War II written by Brian Michael Bendis and art by David Marquez. The first Civil War was an ideological battle between Captain America and…

X-Men: Apocalypse

Bryan Singer gives us another dose of Mutant Mayhem with X-Men: Apocalypse; an entry that tries to be bigger than any X-Men film that we’ve had before. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing as sequels are designed to raise the stakes in such a way that the challenge feels different to the one in the…