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Running on Rooftops: The Comic Book Adaptation Podcast

Oct 10, 2017

Darryl is running solo this episode as he reviews the new Marvel TV Show "The Gifted"

The Strucker Family

What surprised me the most I'm not hating the kids. Lauren is a good elder sibling,  Andy was not the worst. It's also nice that the family isn't completely dysfunctional.  The parents were a little less interesting. The mom is a bit stereotypical, but the Dad's dynamic as a former part of the mutant-hunting division, now trying to save his mutant kids has potential.

Mutant Underground

I'm a bit surprised that Blink is used as our introduction to the Mutant Underground, but not as surprising after the fact. She was a character in the X-Men Mega Event "Age Of Apocalypse" where she was a fairly green character. However, I know her the most from the long-running Exiles comic (One of my favorite comics series BTW), where she ended up leading the team. Polaris is in an interesting position, both in her adaptation and her position in the story  She may be the most high profile character from the comics, but she may also be the character with the most interesting arc at the outset of the series. The other Underground characters do not stand out too much.  Thunderbird is their sensor. This is fine, but I have no feelings about Marco, the laser leader man. I'm excited to see where this family drama goes. I was honestly expecting to dislike the show, but I'm interested to see what happens next. Also, Stan Lee had a cameo!


Who is your favorite Marvel mutant?

Next week:

We cover the return of the CW shows.

Time Codes

  • 00:00 -Intro
  • 01:40 - The Gifted Review
  • 05:10 - Mutant Underground
  • 05:33 - Blink Character Background
  • 06:43 - Polaris
  • 08:26 - The other characters
  • 10:25 - Final Thoughts
  • 11:05  -Question of the Week


The Gifted - Episode 1 Season 1 - eXposed

  • Darryl: B+


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