TV SHOW REVIEW:
Marvel's Inhumans [Season 1]
Stars: Anson Mount, Serinda Swan, Iwan Rheon, Ken Leung, Eme Ikwuakor, Isabelle Cornish, Ellen Woglom, Mike Moh and Henry Ian Cusick
Review: Thanks goodness it's finally over, the horrendous first season of this new Marvel television series. It baffles me that ABC and Marvel Entertainment hired showrunner Scott Buck for Netflix's Iron Fist and their Inhumans show. His career is dead. I honestly don't know where to begin, there is no defending this show. The story is so poorly conceived, and every turn feels like an attempt to push the show in a direction that'll bring production costs down. What do I mean? The Inhuman royal family spends 90% of the season on Earth and Medusa has her hair shaved off in the first episode. It's just painful how obvious these "creative decisions" were made for cost cutting purposes. Anson Mount stars as Black Bolt. For a character that doesn't speak, Mount did the best he had with the material given, but he wasn't great. Countless times he had the most unusual facial expressions. Serinda Swan as Medusa probably gave the strongest performance, but then the writers would ruin it with giving her cringe moments repeatedly. Iwan Rheon plays the villain Maximus who comes across as such a baby, yet for some reason I found myself rooting for him? Maybe that's because our heroes aren't very likeable. None of these characters are likeable. I never felt attached to any of them. I apologise if this review is coming across as a rant, but that's the best I can do. Karnak is an immensely boring character who's given a cliche subplot. Gorgon is by far the stupidest character I've ever seen. It was actually painful to watch, but nothing in comparison to Crystal. Isabelle Cornish is absolutely beyond atrocious. Her performance is honestly the worst I've ever watched on television or film. All the side characters are also so uninteresting, bland and generic. The Inhumans world is meant to be big, unique and engaging, the polar opposite of what this television adaption is. Overall Marvel TV continues to weaken the MCU as a whole with rubbish like this.