The Witcher Review: A Kick-Ass Adaption Of Monster Hunting, Magic And The Condition Of Being Different

The Witcher is one of my favourite fantasy series of all time, with books and games telling the story of Geralt of Rivia in glorious fashion. So, naturally I was excited to hear that Netflix had decided to make a live action version of the series. But with that excitement came anxiety. Could Geralt’s story be adapted faithfully to the realm of TV? Could quintessential action hero Henry Cavill inhabit the gritty life of the White Wolf and make it believable? Or would the show follow in the footsteps of the final season of Game of Thrones as a car crash of epic fantasy proportions?

The answer is resoundingly positive. Netflix’s The Witcher is a love letter written in the blood of monsters and gilded with the magic of breathtaking fight scenes. The source material is in good hands with producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. Continue reading “The Witcher Review: A Kick-Ass Adaption Of Monster Hunting, Magic And The Condition Of Being Different”

Mustafa Shakir’s Bushmaster Is So Much Better Than The Comics

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has introduced a plethora of obscure characters to a mainstream audience. This has been handled best on the small screen, with Netflix shows like Daredevil and Luke Cage providing ample ground for minor characters to develop. The second season of Luke Cage introduced one of the most interesting MCU characters in the form of Bushmaster. Played by Mustafa Shakir, Bushmaster is one of those rare examples that translate better on screen than in the original medium. Continue reading “Mustafa Shakir’s Bushmaster Is So Much Better Than The Comics”

How Spoilers Can Be Used As An Effective Marketing Technique

When it comes to engrossing television, we’re living in a golden age of must-see series. From praying our favourite characters don’t get killed in Game of Thrones, to watching Brummies take on the Mafia in Peaky Blinders, we’ve come to expect our emotions being toyed with on a regular basis. Streaming services like Netflix provide us with access to shows that people are raving about, so it’s little wonder the weekend is spent binging on an entire series.

When a show becomes popular enough, there’s always the risk of having it spoiled. Anyone who read the A Song of Ice and Fire book series had a good idea where Game of Thrones was heading up until a couple of seasons ago. We might say we don’t like a show being spoiled, but it doesn’t stop people speculating on the future of a story or information from being leaked.

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Peaky Blinders Season 4 Review: A Return To Form With High Stakes And Brutal Consequences For The Shelbys

Since it aired in 2013, Peaky Blinders has become one of the most popular British shows to come out in years. Netflix has helped it reach a worldwide audience and the fourth season is set to be released by the streaming service. Season 4 recently aired in the UK and it featured all the violence and grimy glamour that fans have come to expect. Tommy Shelby faces a new enemy unlike any he’s dealt with before. Worse of all, the Shelby family are divided after last season’s heart-stopping ending. With threats on all sides, Tommy needs to go back to his roots if he wants to survive. The Comic Vault presents a spoiler free review of Season 4.

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