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Pharoah Miles’ Favorite TV Shows of 2018

Luke Cage Season 2

Luke Cage Season 2 – In what would be its “swan song”, the show comes into its own, telling a unique story, subverting a horrible stereotype, and giving the hero a transition, which fans were sorely cheated out of.

Iron Fist Season 2 – Just like Luke Cage, this series also found its way in its sophomore outing, fans can only speculate where the show would go with two Iron Fists

Timeless – Over its two seasons, the show has more than made fans worldwide, it has given the time travel genre, a few new twists

Daredevil Season 3

Daredevil Season 3 – Though the season started slow, it had a ton of revelations and pushed its titular hero to his limits, as fans got to enjoy the show at its zenith, before its cancellation

Sense8 Series Finale – In this show’s swan song, we get one last team-up that truly puts all other finales to shame, as this particular episode I watched three times just to catch all the things they put in it.

Krypton – Kudos goes out to SyFy for doing a prequel show right, despite one of their earlier attempts, Caprica, failing. They took those lessons learned and applied it to this show, where we get to meet Kal-El’s grandfather and a Back To The Future version of Adam Strange


Titans – In a fine fist season that will be ending soon, this series gives us a gritty yet fun version of the characters have grown to love and this shows properly ”adults” them up

Black Lightning – As the newest show to be part of the CW’s DC TV Universe, this show strikes the perfect balance between character development, superhero action and tackling relevant issues, even better than its counterparts in its freshman season

The Tick – As beloved the comic, the cartoon and the first live action version of the show are, this version more than sets itself apart, as this one finally gets the humor from the comic.

The Haunting Of Hill House – As a fan of Shirley Jackson, I could not wait for this show, as it more than delivered in spades, and happened to be scarier in places where I least expected it

Rajan might become a villain on Sense8


The cast of Sense8

After the gathering somewhat of a cult following, Sense8 got a second season, which is set to premiere in the summer of 2016, some rumours started floating around as production has started. The main two of which are that Rajan might become a villain and that there will be another cluster.

Sense8 is my favourite TV show, I have clearly stated it in my review, as well as on both Facebook and Twitter. I watched all episodes about 5 times each, forced my friends and family to watch it (most of them loved it), I consumed all the information there is about how it was made. This news, that Rajan might become a villain, is a bit worrisome for me. This might come back to bite me, but I don’t see how such a spoiled person can be a villain — I just can’t picture it. Sure, in his shoes I would also be angry if the girl I am supposed to be in love with fell for a guy only in her mind (not completely… you get what I mean), but I won’t have much do to. If she loves him — good for her, it’s her loss. Now, the Wachowski and Michael might surprise me and create a great villain, however, as of now, I can’t see how.

The creators of Sense8 -- Lara Wachowski, Andy Wachowski, Michael Straczynski

The creators of Sense8 — Lara Wachowski, Andy Wachowski, Michael Straczynski

“Not all Sense8s will be naturally good people. Some people with that ability might not be the best people. So there’s a whole range of them. Some of them will be more attuned to the commonality of being in a cluster, some will say, ‘I’m hiding out, don’t reveal me’ – the value of not being seen.”

The other news that has been verified by the creators themselves is that there will be a new cluster. This I am all for. More than once did I ask myself whether people born on dates other than August 8th could have a connection, it’s only logical they are, and my suspicions are proven correct. I am also interested in exploring people who are not “naturally good” as writer/producer Michael Straczynski said. It will be riveting to explore people with not-so-genuine mindsets that are not all that excited about world peace or saving innocents.

I have some predictions about the release date. With most shows, Netflix stays true to the original release date. It’s done so with House of Cards, Orange is The New Black and many others. My guess is June 10th. With the former, each season started a week after the previous one, so this pattern seems all but fitting.

What do you think about Rajan as a villain? Do you think the new cluster is a good thing? Do you agree with my guess on the release date? Make sure to let me know in the comments.

TV Review: Sense8

sense8_header Sci-fi been in my parents’ blood, always in my blood and will be passed down my children’s blood. I haven’t quite had enough of really, really good science fiction on TV. Don’t get me wrong, I watch almost all supernatural and fantasy shows and enjoy them all. In fact, I am making subtitles for one of them. However, Netflix’s SENSE8 is the best show on television. Ever. Period.

Movies, TV and books are my passion; my biggest one. I am at the movies each week at least once, I have a list of shows I watch every day, I read a book a fortnight. Around the time Jupiter Ascending came out–a movie I had fun watching — I learned about this strange, matrix-like show called Sense8. I had no idea what the bizarre title meant so after reading the brief plot summary I knew what I was doing on June 5th.

Months and months went by, the first month of the summer was approaching and buzz started circling around this show. Once the first trailer hit, I watched it a quadrillion of times and, therefore, learned it by heart, sounds weird, but that is what I am like once I get obsessed. Then the next two dropped, though I only saw them a few times because I did not want to spoil myself. sense8 Turns out I had nothing to worry about. The trailer gave away nothing but glimpses of what I would later find an exhilarating show. As much as negative hype there was surrounding Sense8, I had belief in it; even more so in the Wachowski siblings. The Matrix is one of my all-time favourite films and I have been entertained with their follow-ups. Before I knew it, June 5th came by and gave Netflix’s new project a try.

I had, to some extent, lowered my expectations of Sense8 due to the endless flow of mixed reviews about it. I knew the critics had seen just the first three episodes, but I still bought into their opinions. Gladly, I was pleased to find out they were horribly wrong about the show. Immensely wrong.

What critics make out to be a slow, convoluted mess was actually an incredible show with an engaging and fresh script. The creators’ concept of eight, completely different people, from all walks of life, turned out to have been developed and crafted to more than just that; it’s been brought to being as a masterpiece. The idea of eight individuals to be connected by a mental connection is not only ambitious, but also enticing. I have always wanted to know what some other human might be feeling or thinking at some point, but I have never imagined just that.

From episode one, you are on a rollercoaster that only goes up, building the tension right up until the vastly satisfying and exciting climax. The message that we are all the same, regardless of gender, race and sexuality is very well-conveyed. The first half of the season — or shall I say movie? — is about getting to know the characters, to find out who they really are and why they are doing what they are doing. You see them develop throughout the entire 13 hours of runtime. You feel for them, every moment of their life. Or you don’t. What do I know about you? 0x8 Each character is well-rounded and yet complex. One is Wolfgang, the German guy who breaks into apartments, cracking safes, but has a teeny tiny heart of gold. Other is Nomi, a trans woman who is fighting her own demons and lives in San Francisco. Third is Riley, a DJ from Iceland, living in London, trying to find her place among the crowd. You also have Lito — the Mexican actor, who is pretending to be straight in front of the cameras and Sun, a Korean businesswoman at day and ass-kicker at night, literally. In addition, there are Kala, the Indian girl, which is forced into marrying a man she doesn’t know and Capheus an African bus driver, taking care for his mother. Will is a Chicago cop which has to take care of his sick father and put up with tough criminals.

As you can see, this is one of the most diverse shows out there. I will lie if I say there are no stereotypical characters, there are. However, as they develop, they get personalities and you become more invested in them. This is where the Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski shine — they have created not only characters that you, as a viewer, truly care about, but also a world so big and epic in scope, it feels wrong to watch on your laptop or even TV. The beautiful cinematography and intelligent storytelling deserve to be seen on the biggest screen possible, as well as with a great audio system. The soundtrack is both heart-pumping and heart-breaking when it needs to be. sense8-12 In a nutshell, Sense8 is Netflix’s best show to date and it does a stellar job combining many personal moments as well as innovative action scenes and great storytelling. Oh, and don’t believe that there is so much sexual content. There are four or five sex scenes at most. Yes, some are unconventional, but even these scenes are shot masterfully and with taste. So, where do you stand on this one? Have you seen Sense8? Do you love it? Do you hate it? Make sure to let me know in the comments section down below.

Now, Netflix, let Sense8 season 2 happen.

Pretty please.