Thoughts On ‘The Gifted’

Fox owns Marvel’s X-Men property, and they’ve done well by it.  With the exception of what the did in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, they’ve done right by the property.

Their latest effort is the TV show, The Gifted.  The full-length trailer dropped recently, and I finally got around to watching it today.

I have to admit, I’m optimistic. It looks like an interesting addition to the X-Men’s cinematic universe, with a ragtag group of mutants trying to make it in a world that hates them.

It’s my hope that this version remembers the lessons of the comics and keeps the social justice preening to a minimum.

The show is slated for Fall 2017, and I’m eager to watch.

In particular, the special effects don’t have that low-budget, hokey quality you kind of expect from television thanks to the low-quality FX you see on SyFy far too often.

Of course, they could drop $100 million per episode on effects and it won’t help a weak story, but I like the gist of what I’m getting from The Gifted.  It’s not some epic struggle. Instead, it’s core is a family trying to remain a family while being chased.

I can deal with that. That’s a simple but effective story basis, one most people can relate to.

We’ll still have to wait and see how the end product will look, but I’m optimistic at this point.


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