Let's start by introducing you to the city of Bedlam. It's kind of similar to Batman's Gotham, and it has a villain similar to the Joker, but 100x more homicidal. His name is Mad Redder, and basically he's a serial killer. Serial in the fact that he kills men, women, and even children!(scary, huh?)
So this guy decides to plan a scheme where he lets the public think he has killed himself, but in reality, he has gone into hiding. While in the care of a doctor he becomes reformed and decides he wants to redeem himself for all of the pain he has inflicted upon the residents of Bedlam. Of course, the city of Bedlam has other villainess killers within its domain. He calls a detective working a current murder investigation and offers to help her solve the crime. And this is what the first volume of this series consists of.
I really liked this and thought the flashback scenes which were in shades of grey and reds were interesting. I rated this 4 out of 5 stars on goodreads, and am looking forward to reading volume 2.
Lately, it seems that people are obsessed with things from the '80's. SO it's not really surprising to see a show with this theme. If you have not heard of this series yet....I would be surprised if you had not as everyone seems to be talking about it.
Every episode starts out with a scene where something happens to get you interested in seeing more, and then the title scene which kinda reminds me of some old '80's movies such as Stephen King's Cat's Eye or Halloween 3: Season of the Witch. There is even some toned down coloring to the logo and the eerie music really enforces this classic horror movie feel.
So the first episode starts out with the introduction of Will and his friends playing D&D. Immediately we get a liking to these kids because "hey that was us". Will rides home afterward and is approached by something we never quite see until much later in the series. After the title scene, we learn that he has disappeared.
The disappearance of Will and the mystery of just what it was is the main part of this show. Almost as a replacement, another character soon appears as a girl named "Eleven". She is just as mysterious as the creature that has abducted Will. I will say no more about this series so as not to spoil it if you have not seen it.
This is definitely one of those shows that will have you hooked and I will admit that I watched all 8 episodes in 2 days. I was very impressed with this series, and the acting of Winona Ryder, although one of my friends was annoyed by her and thought someone else would have made the role better. I think she did a very good job of portraying a distraught mother who would do anything to get him back. The friendship between the boys as they imagine this to be like one of their D&D adventures to rescue their friend also made this quite enjoyable. I rated this 5 out of 5 stars, and cannot wait to see the second season. I do hope that any further seasons of this series will not disappoint.
This week I wanted to mention some current news...well it was current at the time I filmed this...lol. I only read and reviewed 6 books this week. If you have found this blog because you like comics and or found this because of my Youtube channel please subscribe to get all postings.
Well I am losing it. I forget to film a thumbnail photo to use as my intro to this video...I have been dealing with a wicked painful earache, and the Independence Day holiday too. Been playing the new Pokemon Go...are you playing?