'The Nevers' assembles an X-Men-esque series in Joss Whedon's Victorian England
Setting aside the backstage drama involving series creator Joss Whedon, "The Nevers" begins with an intriguing premise and develops it in such a plodding way that interest progressively fades with each successive hour. The idea of an X-Men-like group in turn-of-the-19th-century London surely has potential, but "The Nevers" needs to get better, sooner rather than later.
'Thunder Force' teams Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer in superhero spoof
Melissa McCarthy teams up with husband Ben Falcone again on "Thunder Force," a comedic dud that's aptly titled, since it makes loud noises without really needing to be seen. The one thing unlikely to be heard during this Netflix superhero spoof is a whole lot of laughter.
'Them' taps another vein of horror in the Black experience of the 1950s
"Them" inadvertently serves as a reminder of how deftly Jordan Peele threaded the needle of social commentary and horror with "Get Out," and how elusive that target can be. Comparisons are inevitable to Peele's films and HBO's "Lovecraft Country," but this 10-part Amazon anthology series proves provocative and bingeable while taking some questionable detours en route to its ultimate destination.