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Is ‘Marvel’s Runaways’ Season 3 A Bore To Watch?

Release Date: December 13 (Hulu)

Staring: Rhenzy Feliz, James Marsters, Brittany Ishibashi, et al.


FYI, Marvel’s Runaways isn’t terrible, but it isn’t good enough to remember once you’re done watching. For me, that’s always been the biggest problem about the show; asides, of course, its cringe-worthy dialogues and painful expositions.

The titular Runaways –one of the last surviving shows from the old Marvel TV division– try to make sense of their continued war with the aliens still possessing their parents’ bodies. In 10 very long hours, the show wraps off two lingering storylines and still manages to find time for a crossover with an already cancelled sister show.

The third and final season of Marvel’s Runaways isn’t a bore; its only crime is trying to conclude a story no one really cared about.


Rinzy’s Rating: 3/5

Rinzy Reviews ‘Runaways’ Season 2 (2018)

Release Date: December 21

Network: Hulu

Starring: Gregg Sulkin, Ariela Barer, Annie Wersching, James Marsters, et al.

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There’s something about TV shows and their decline in quality as they progress. Well, I want to tell you this isn’t one of those cases. Marvel’s Runaways, at least this second season, is a vast improvement from its predecessor.

The sophomore outing of Marvel’s Runaways is a high octane adventure story that arrives just in time to keep you occupied and entertained this Christmas season. Whosever had the idea to release all episodes at once to binge-watch, unlike the first one, deserves high accolades.

The season picks up moments after the last one and starts off strong. The kids are on the run, and have finally earned the title of runaways. Remember they were framed for the murder of Destiny Gonzalez at the end of last season? So, they’ve got so many things working against them riding in. But together, they rise above all these many limitations and gain grounds towards stopping their parents and the many evils they perpetrate in the names of their children.

We see a lot of great character arcs between the children and their parents, a dynamic that works considerably well bearing in mind the commendable acting talents tasked with making it happen. Alex and Nico find time amidst the dramas in their personal loves to step in as team leader; Gert battles with her live without her antidepressants and balancing her love life with Chase; Molly is tasked with growing up too fast; and Karolina has to face the fact that Jonah is her father and that there are infact other people like her in the world. This particular arc makes up a bulk of the season’s story, which gave us one of the most intense scenes of the season when Jonah’s seemingly defeated.

The show tries very hard to make filler episodes not seem like fillers at all, which is very commendable. The whole plot between Pride and the corrupt police team was just them bidding time enough till the plot twist between the magistrate and his family gets revealed. I thought it was impressive though.

As I’ve said before, the second season of Runaways is a remarkable improvement over the first one. So, if like me, that one left a bitter taste in your mouth, be sure this one will wipe it off.

Rinzy’s Rating: 3.5/5

RR’s Top Ten TV Shows Of 2018

The amount of contents yearly produced for the small screen makes it almost impossible to keep up, even for people whose full time job is watching and talking film. Notwithstanding, I did my best. It’s been a terrific year for the small screen, many classic works of art aired to millions around the globe. And, as usual, I’ve put together a list to appreciate all the shows that made me feel good.

Below is my list of TV shows that struck something in me, irrespective of genre or professional critics’ opinion.

PS: 2018 has a lot of great TV shows; and it was tough limiting them to ten. I apologize in advance if your favorite(s) don’t make the list. Do air your grievance in the comment box.

10. Marvel’s Runaways s2

Even though its a late year release, Runaways sees a vast improvement in its writing, acting and story in its sophomore year. It’s a better outing than its first.



9. The Hunting of Hill House s1

Netflix continues to be the gift that keeps on giving. I really enjoyed this horror show about a small family terrorized by their past. Even though it got neatly tied out, a part of me still wishes it’ll have a second season focusing on the same family. You can read my review here.



8. American Crime Story s2: The Assassination of Gianni Versace

Even though though it’s got a misleading title, fans can’t stop raving over the beauty that’s this year’s entry into the American Crime Story anthology, and that’s largely due to Darren Criss’ performance. We sure owe him a lot.



7. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina s1

Another Netflix offering that helped make the year better.



6. The Handmaid’s Tale s2

In Gilead, things bad things happen. And it’s up to Offred (or June, whatever she goes by these days) to change the narrative back to the saner days.



5. Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD s5

Everyone who knows me knows Agents of SHIELD has been one of my favorite shows for some years now. The shows never disappoints. It’s sad I have to wait longer for another season to arrive.



4. Marvel’s Daredevil s3

Daredevil was arguably at its best this season. A nice retrace back to its root. Which makes its sudden cancellation all the more painful.



Just before I unveil my top three, I’d list to list some honorable mentions. Please note that they’re in no particular order.

  • Titans s1
  • AHS s8
  • The Deuce s2
  • Jack Ryan s1
  • Luke Cage s2
  • Krypton s1
  • Barry s1
  • Dirty John s1


3. Westworld s2

After a wonderful first outing in 2016, Westworld tries its best to live up to the hype that its the goto show for unexpected twists and turns in timelines.



2. HTGAWM s4&5

Previously on How to get away with murder….

That’s all I need to hear to make my Thursdays. Viola Davis and the rest of the remarkable cast continue to do impressive works. Coupled with the fact that Wes is still dead, this show is definitely one of my favorites.



1. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow s3&4

Never in the history of TV has a show as silly and self-aware as Legends of Tomorrow ever existed. Whoever birthed the idea to make it this way sure has my respect. The sillier the show gets, the happier I become.




I followed a lot of TV shows this year, and it’s only fitting I liked some more than others, doesn’t mean those not mentioned are bad. As I said earlier, I’d like to know your thoughts in the comment box..

Rinzy Reviews Films: The Most Exciting Films To Look Out For This Month

Hello! Welcome to my small corner here, where we’ll be talking about your favorite foreign and local films (movies and TV shows) as they affect the blogosphere. My name is Rinzy and I welcome you to join me on this ride as we have a wonderful time.

Today’s the first Friday in November and I’m so excited, two of the most anticipated new movies of this year 2017 will be available in cinemas this month, starting today, with ‘Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok’ leading the way.

Thor: Ragnarok

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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ is the third installment in the solo outing of the Asgardian god. Directed by Taika Waititi, this movie that completes the MCU’s Thor trilogy and takes a more colorful approach, different from the two installments before it.

Judging by critics’ early reviews, Thor: Ragnarok is a hit for Marvel, the brighter colors and infusion of greater amount of comedy sets it apart from its predecessors, not to also talk about the addition of everyone’s favorite green guy –these give credence to the new direction the Thor franchise has taken, it’s a welcome development.

Not to forget, Thor: Ragnarok has some major implications for the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) moving forward, as the MCU approaches its last days heading into the ‘Infinity War’ scheduled for a release in 2018, Thor: Ragnarok will provide useful information for we the viewers ahead of the massive team up. I really can’t wait to watch this movie. I think I should do so tomorrow.

Justice League

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The second big thing to hit the cinema this month is none other than a movie from Marvel’s biggest rival since the early days of its comic book publications, the DCEU’s answer to the MCU’s Avenger (2012) – Justice League, to be premiered come November 17.

This movie is the first ensemble movie by the relatively new DCEU (DC Extended Universe) that hasn’t had much critical success like its counterpart, asides from Wonder Woman (2017), no other movie in the DCEU has achieved universal appeal and praise [I don’t know if you still remember Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)?] This kind of record puts so much pressure on Justice League to perform very well, the future of the DCEU might as well be said to depend on it.

Personally, I’m pumped up for this movie for many reasons, I want to see Gal Gadot and Ben Affleck again in action as Wonder Woman and Batman respectively; I definitely need to see human demigod Jason Momoa in his Aquaman debut, he’s been the star of every trailer and cover art I’ve seen.

Many might by expecting me to mention Ezra Millar’s Flash, but I won’t, The CW’s direction with The Flash TV show has caused me fatigue with the character, this means that Justice League has to make Barry Allen/ The Flash more appealing for me to be invested in his solo movie ‘Flashpoint’ scheduled for 2020.

Enough of movies, let’s talk November TV shows. The two shows expected to shake the internet this month, fortunately or unfortunately, are staples of Marvel (the MCU), and they are – ‘Marvel’s The Punisher’ and ‘Marvel’s Runaways’. These shows, which will have every episode in their debut seasons available to be binge-watched on their respective streaming networks –Netflix and Hulu– are conscious efforts of The MCU to continue expanding on TV. The MCU domination of TV started in 2013 with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on the American TV station ‘ABC’ and has continued to expand ever since.

Marvel’s The Punisher

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‘The Punisher’ is expected on November 17, same day as the theatrical release of Justice League, and as I said before, every one of its 13 episodes will be available on Netflix for instant streaming.

For those conversant with the MCU, you’ll remember that The Punisher (played by Jon Bernthal of ‘The Walking Dead’ fame) was in the second season of Daredevil (2015 – till date), the character resonated so well with the masses due to the way Bernthal portrayed him that he was given a solo outing that’ll give more depth to his backstory, letting, we, the viewers know what makes The Punisher tick.

Those conversant with the character already know to expect plenty violence, gore and maiming will be the order of the day, as they are trademarks of The Punisher; the show is definitely not intended for children.

Marvel’s Runaways

Runaways

Unlike its sibling, ‘Marvel’s Runaways’ will be taking so many different approaches. First off, it’s release will be through another streaming site in ‘Hulu’ and the story is focused on the central theme of family. A brief synopsis describes it as a story that unfolds when a group of teenagers with powers find out that their parents are villains, and most do everything within the reach of their superhuman powers to foil their plan. This sounds like a show the family can enjoy together to me.

Be thou as it may, comic books inspired films are gaining more grounds as time goes by; I don’t think they’ll be a greater time to be a comic book fan other than now.

What do you think of the films we’ve talked about today? Is there any film you’ve been anticipating this month? Talk to me in the comment box below, I’ll love to hear from you.

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