Week in Geek #23: The Purge Season 1, Bohemian Rhapsody Review and More | Fanboys Anonymous

Week in Geek #23: The Purge Season 1, Bohemian Rhapsody Review and More

Posted by Anthony Mango Saturday, November 10, 2018
Welcome to another edition of WEEK IN GEEK here at Fanboys Anonymous—a rundown of some of the events, news and stories that went down over the past few days in the geek culture spectrum.

This week in geek culture Fanboys Anonymous nerd recap

Here are some of the topics I felt like voicing my opinions about:

Doom Patrol on Titans

Yeah...uh....I've never been familiar with Doom Patrol, as that's not a comic that I ever bothered to read. So I didn't know what I was getting into, but let's talk about this. Why is Titans launching a pilot of this show, basically, when Titans itself hasn't even gotten started, really? And if this was supposed to get me psyched to see that show, it failed. I didn't dig the characters they introduced.

But hey, at least Beast Boy got to shine a bit in this episode more than he has so far. That was a step in the right direction. He's just going to leave all of his shit, though?

The Purge Season 1 Thoughts

Season 1 of The Purge television series ended this week and I have to say, overall, I liked it, even if not all of it landed the way it was supposed to.

Pete the Cop is the best. Penny was annoying and I wanted her to die, so her whole redemption thing was totally lost on me as I felt she didn't earn it. The married couple was annoying because I felt like I was supposed to side with Jenna, but she was a miserable contradictory bitch the whole time (whereas Lila and Rick had some problems, but weren't as bad). Joe was a good character. I feel bad as hell for Jane.

I hope they do another season, but that the only people who they follow are Pete the Cop and MAYBE Miguel. I don't need any more Penny.

Very good idea to have a cult that wants to sacrifice themselves and a few other stories that were playing out, but I feel like some of them didn't need to be as long as they were, and like most shows, you probably could have cut out an entire episode or two (or even 3 in some cases) worth of material and had a tighter story. I didn't need all those arguments of Rick and Jenna to get the gist of what was going on, but hey, The Purge has worked much better as a concept than I ever thought it would and I'm down for more.

Bohemian Rhapsody

Saw the movie last night and I liked it. I'm someone who has literally ZERO investment in bands and musicians, and I couldn't care less about Freddie Mercury in particular as an artist even though I like some Queen songs, so I didn't know much of his story before going in, but I enjoyed it quite a bit and I would recommend it.

That's it?

Yeah....I haven't been noticing much else going on this week, but I did have a limited scope as I was busy. If you want me to chime in on something, drop a comment below and fill me in.


Tony Mango is the founder, editor-in-chief, head writer and podcast host of Fanboys Anonymous as well as all other A Mango Tree branches including Smark Out Moment. He is a pundit, creative director/consultant, fiction writer and more. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.