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The Shannara Chronicles looks kind of amazing

I didn’t expect this show to be good at all, but it looks like it might be. Everything in this reel shown at SDCC looks incredible, and I’m looking forward to a light, fun alternative to Game of Thrones.

I’m really encouraged by the fact that it looks like they’re preserving the post-apocalyptic world of the Shannara books instead of turning it into a generic fantasy setting. Judging from what we see here, it looks like MTV has really captured the sense of a magical world built upon the ruins of something much more familiar to us.

Coming in January 2016.

The new trailer for Supergirl looks super fun

I am unabashedly excited about this show no matter what anybody says against it. I don’t think it’s going to be extremely good, and the entire Supergirl/Superman mythology is absurd, but it looks like exactly the sort of light, slightly silly entertainment I’ve been wanting recently. I wasn’t interested in Arrow or The Flash, and I couldn’t get into Agents of Shield (and therefore skipped Agent Carter), but Supergirl looks like it’s right up my alley.

Premiere is October 26.

Heroes Reborn promises a “new phenomenon” but with terrible music?

First, we got this “Where are the heroes?” teaser, in which apparently the whole world wants to know:

It manages to be both boring and confusing, for a couple of reasons. First, if you haven’t already watched Heroes (and stopped watching after the first season) you probably won’t really be on board with the whole “Where are the heroes?” thing. Second, they’ve got what sounds like a children’s choir covering Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” in the background, and I don’t think anyone has unironically liked Metallica since the mid-90s. Is NBC really serious with this?

It appears so, because just a couple days later we got a proper trailer, sort of:

Still with the Metallica (I mean, really? REALLY?), but this time with a bunch of quick shots of people doing stuff, a teenage boy saying something extremely cliché, and a look at Hiro Nakamura’s face that is just long and lingering enough that it makes me think that they’re using Masi Oka’s involvement to sell the show but that we might not actually see much of him when it airs.

Honestly, I’m just not sure exactly who they’re trying to sell this show to. I know the first season of Heroes was excellent, but I honestly don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone say that it needed a reboot. Or a sequel. Or whatever this is, since the trailers are pretty light on story details. I suppose it feels like they’re trying really hard to bring in older fans of the original show, but a long look at Hiro’s face and a cover of a twenty-five-year-old Metallica song just aren’t working for me.

Probably, I’ll watch this regardless, but so far I’m unimpressed.

Premiere date is September 24.

The first teaser for Fear the Walking Dead is pretty “meh.”

I’m pretty sure that part of my lack of enthusiasm for this show is because I never made it past the second season of The Walking Dead. I’ve still been somewhat following the promotion of the prequel spinoff series, though. Between the boring as fuck title (Fear the Walking Dead, really?) and this first teaser, I can’t say I’m very encouraged.

Reminder: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell to air on BBC America starting tomorrow night

The great Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell reread is finished, and tomorrow the show starts airing in the US. I will be posting a recap and analysis of each episode the Monday after it airs.

You can get an early start on the series if you’d like, as the first episode is available to stream already at BBC America.