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Jupiter’s Legacy Review

As children, all we want is to please our parents and make them proud of us. When that wish stays with us as adults, it holds a power over our lives as few things can.

The new Netflix series, Jupiter’s Legacy, is based on the comic book by Mark Millar of the same name. Sheldon Sampson/The Utopian (Josh Duhamel) is not the young man he was once was. Part of a society of superheroes, he has lived by a code of ethics that has been his moral backbone for decades. Married to Grace Kennedy Sampson/Lady Liberty (Leslie Bibb), they have two grown children. Their son Brandon, known as the Paragon (Andrew Horton) is doing everything he can to live up to his father’s expectations. But no matter what he does, nothing feels like it will ever be enough. Their daughter, Chloe (Elena Kampouris) has chosen another life entirely.

It is up to Brandon and Chloe’s generation to continue the legacy of their parents generation going. But as it usually happens between parents and children, that continuation is complicated.

This review is solely based on the series. I had never heard of the comic book until last night, when I sat down to watch the program. What I liked was that the characters are emotionally and physically fallible, and not the images of perfection that other characters in the genre are made out to be. The first two episodes were fine, but I was lost by the third episode. Whatever emotional connections I made with the characters dissapeared.

Do I recommend it? Maybe

Jupiter’s Legacy is available for streaming on Netflix.

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Flashback Friday-TV Edition Part II- Popular

In the social hierarchy is that High School, there are often two different types of people. The popular kids and not so popular kids.

The 1999-2001 television series, Popular, asked the question, what if these two seemingly different groups were forced to live with each other?

Popular Brooke McQueen (Leslie Bibb) and unpopular Sam McPherson (Carly Pope) dislike each other intensely. But their single parents get married, Brooke, Sam and their friends must find a way to somewhat peacefully coexist.

It was a typical teen drama from the late 90’s and early 2000’s. Was it Shakespeare? No. But it was cute and for what it was, it was enjoyable? Yes.

Do I recommend it? Why not, if only for old times sake.

 

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