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(Serinda Swan as Medusa in Marvel's Inhumans/ABC)

Things We Saw Today: First Review of Marvel’s Inhumans Calls the Show “Simply Awful”

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Oh, dear.

A review posted on Spoiler TV absolutely rips apart Marvel’s Inhumans, which is set to be the first TV series to debut in IMAX when it comes out on September 1st (the show will air on ABC starting September 25th). If this is what we’re in for, however, I don’t think many people will be lining up for the pleasure of paying to see it:

Simply awful. I’m so disappointed since I generally love everything Marvel does. But this is absolutely terrible. The dialogue is atrocious. The fight sequences are shockingly choreographed. The sets (or more-so the obvious green-screen) aren’t that crash hot either. It’s only saving grace is Lockjaw who is adorable. As one of the few people that actually liked Iron Fist, I can easily say that this is Scott Buck’s worst work yet.

After the less-than-promising Inhumans trailers, I can’t say I’m particularly surprised. But it’s still disappointing. What happened here? (via GeekTyrant)

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  • Listen to the true voice of Batman—Kevin Conroy’s—read the iconic speech from The Dark Knight. Conroy has been voicing Batman in animated series for more than 25 years. (via Nerdist)
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Did you spot any crocodiles today? No? What’d you see?

(images: ABC, Disney)

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Kaila Hale-Stern (she/her) is a content director, editor, and writer who has been working in digital media for more than fifteen years. She started at TMS in 2016. She loves to write about TV—especially science fiction, fantasy, and mystery shows—and movies, with an emphasis on Marvel. Talk to her about fandom, queer representation, and Captain Kirk. Kaila has written for io9, Gizmodo, New York Magazine, The Awl, Wired, Cosmopolitan, and once published a Harlequin novel you'll never find.