I am and remain a huge Sherlock Holmes fan. Right now is a great time to be a Holmes fan, since we’re getting so many visual variations of the great detective at the movies and on TV, as well as representation in books (shameless plug: I’m in a cool Holmes anthology, Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets, out now).
True Confession: I don’t know much about the comic and have never read it, but I’m a total animation fangirl of the highest order, so it’s animated, I figured I kind of wanted to see it. But what interested me the most was that the hubs was interested in the movie. We have no little kids around at the moment, so him wanting to see an animated movie (one of my areas of, as stated, major fangirl interest, but not his) was a little shocking.
Him liking it as much as I did was more so.
I raved about Sleepy Hollow last year when it came on the scene. Now, what feels like years but is only eight or nine months later, Sleepy Hollow is back. The question is – should you be back with the residents of the U.S.’s most demonic area as well?
A prequel that doesn’t feature the most popular comics character possibly ever created? A show focused on a supporting character in no way as popular as that other, incredibly popular character? Starring that kid from The O.C.? What’s up with that and who the heck thought it would work?
What’s up is called Gotham – and it works like crazy.
I went in with some expectations: that it would be Old Bond training New Bond, or similar. And in some ways, that expectation was right. But The November Man is more of a cross between the first Mission: Impossible movie and the original The Mechanic. With a hell of a lot of Bond in there, too, of course.
This show follows Korra, the teenaged Avatar, as she comes into her full powers and gets trained in how to actually use them, as well as how to be the Avatar. Of course, things don’t go smoothly and there are conspiracies to thwart, intrigues and mysteries to solve, lots of martial arts and element “bending”, action, and romance.