TV Review: Marvel’s Inhumans Episodes 1 and 2 (ABC)

OK so first things first, I’m not a massive fan of the inhuman comics, I think Black Bolt could be massively improved with just a pencil and paper and I […]

OK so first things first, I’m not a massive fan of the inhuman comics, I think Black Bolt could be massively improved with just a pencil and paper and I kinda like what Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are doing with the Inhumans.

That being said I started the Inhumans with very low expectations and being honest I was pleasantly surprised, in parts, other parts not quite so much. From the offset you can see a lot of money has been thrown at this the opening chase scene is a sight to behold, puddles captured airborne mid splash and bullets slowly ejecting smoke filled barrels come together in beautiful HD and is impressive to watch. in fact, the entire programme is aesthetically brilliant from the city of Attilan to the shores of Hawaii the setting is flawless.

The characters are mostly pretty cool too there are some obvious negatives like Ramsey Bolton’s.. sorry Maximus’s accent which seems to be affected by the moon just as much as the tides are and Black Bolt being completely bewildered by earth while Medusa is right at home. There are some definite positives as well however, Gorgon attitude and swagger totally reflect his character and his interactions with the pessimistic Karnak are pretty funny and hopefully will continue to be threaded throughout the series.

Lockjaw isn’t really developed much and I hope he gets more of a personality as the series goes on because he could definitely be more than just a souped-up Uber. I cant make up my mind about Maximus he is partly a really good villain and partly a bit of a wet fish. A lot of the interactions feel a little wooden and forced but others are genuinely good and there are a few bits that’s I didn’t see coming that either made me laugh audibly or gasp in shock. My biggest criticism is the acceptance shown by the characters, there doesn’t seem to be any way to shock people for long no matter what they see or are told within seconds they are all “oh OK that’s cool no problem” and just get on with it regardless of if you have just met a bloke with hooves for feet or witnessed someone materialise out of thin air nothing fazes these people.

All in all, I kinda enjoyed it, possibly because I went in with such low hopes for it and possibly because I’m easily pleased when it comes to TV but I will definitely be watching the rest of the season to see how the events play out

About Martin Cameron

A 34 year old manchild from Scotland, bravely fighting the on going war between a love of comics and space to keep them. Boxes are filling and thanks to the digital age we live in so is the harddrive! I love finding a new comic to obsess over and rediscovering old comics to immerse myself in from the very first issue. A healthy mix of the seven dwarves of geekdom all wrapped up in one kilted bundle of amusement