I don’t know what it is about classic movies and TV shows being rebooted. Sometimes they succeed, like Hannibal, but most times they fail, like Rush Hour (i kind of liked it). Now this trend will continue this year with the first big one, so to speak, being the Lethal Weapon series. Now did it have to be rebooted, probably not but here we are anyway. This was at least worth a look out of curiosity alone.
I’ve been a big fan of Kiefer Sutherland ever since 24. 24 is one of my favorite shows of all time but that’s beside the point. He’s great at the action start things but he has tried to branch out recently with Touch, a show with an amazing start but fizzled out rather quickly, and now has Designated Survivor, a show where he suddenly becomes the President of the United States (kind of ironic to me at least seeing that Sutherland is Canadian).
Now this may not be the Agents of SHIELD that we remember as it now has a new timeslot at 10pm. This allows it several more liberties in terms of blood, violence, and sexual content, more akin to Netflix’s Marvel shows. How far will things actually go with this new darker direction? Only time will tell but this is a promising start.