TV Superheroes

Right now on TV we have quite a few superhero shows that are in play from both DC and Marvel origins as well as more original works like Powers (based on a comic of the same name) which broadcasts on Playstation. Having watched all of them one thing is abundantly clear...secret identities mean nothing. I came to this conclusion when I was watching the latest episode of Supergirl and Jimmy (James) Olsen non-scalantly let slip that Clark Kent was Superman to one of Supergirl's growing list of confidants that she entrusted her identity to (seriously her list grows every episode). If that wasn't bad enough later in the episode both Clark and Kara casually talk via an internet chat application about their heroics because that's super secure. I was unsurprisingly shocked by the level of stupidity by these heroes ...

Jekyll and Hyde

From ITV studios comes a brand new 10-part action/adventure/drama adaptation of the classic tale, Jekyll and Hyde stars Tom Bateman, Richard E Grant and Natalie Gumede. Conceived by acclaimed novelist Charlie Higson the series premiered Sunday 25th October and looks like one to watch. Set in the 1930's London the drama at it's heart is a story where the protagonist - young Robert Jekyll - seeks to find his real identity, his real family and nature of his "curse" which transforms him into his alternate form Hyde. In the lead role as Robert Jekyll is the dashing Tom Bateman who settles into both his role as the sensitive Jekyll and superhuman Hyde with ease. Richard E Grant plays Bulstrode the head of MI0 or "The Invisible Men" a secret government department. Finally there is Natalie Gumede who plays ...

Black Super hero

I spotted the above post on Instagram a few days ago and I couldn't agree more with the question on the image or the caption. There is a distinct lack of black stand alone heroes in film, television or comics and I really don't know why. In film and TV the only black hero we've seen is Blade, who at best is an anti-hero and not really the best example of heroism. At a push we have Shaft a leather coat wearing bad ass who slaps prostitut...yeah he's not a hero. Then there was Spawn's film which we all try to forget... I almost forgot about the one true original black super hero film, Hancock. Remember that? Will Smith, superhero, it was a no-brainer this will be awesome! No. This was kind of awful. The story kind of sucked, ...