Deadly Class Season 1 Episode 1: Reagan Youth Recap

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My spoiler-free review of Deadly Class episode 1 is HERE.

Deadly Class is a fast-paced, dark romp through a high school for future assassins, set in the late 80s, when Ronald Reagan was president, the AIDS crisis was in full swing, the Cold War seemed like it would go on forever, and greed was good. Despite the nihilistic pop culture response of loud music and bright colors, which is, let’s face it, the pop culture response to everything, it was a dark time.

But it was a dark time filled with an amazing sense of irony and style, which led to a run of fantastic comedy-horror films that I encourage you all to check out. Personal favorites include Little Shop of Horrors, Teen Wolf with a very young Michael J Fox, and the Witches of Eastwick.

The film that’s most pertinent to our discussion today is the 1987 vampire film The Lost Boys, which starred Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patric and Jami Gertz. It also starred a killer soundtrack and sense of fashion.

Deadly Class is channeling The Lost Boys, but the angsty teen vampires are now angsty teenage human (so far) assassins, and they’ve been collected by Peter Pan Headmaster Lin, played by a kindly and wise, but menacing, Benedict Wong, to perfect their arts. The point of view character and lostest of the lost kids is Marcus Lopez, played by Benjamin Wadsworth.

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SYFY’s Deadly Class Premiere Episode: Spoiler-Free Review

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Deadly Class Episode 1 Is Currently Available On Demand.

SYFY Will Air the Premiere on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.

Hello, fellow wizards assassins! Winter break is over, and it’s time to join Harry Potter Marcus Lopez and the gang for a new semester of learning and hijinks at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry King’s Dominion Atelier of the Deadly Arts, a top-secret high school in San Francisco. Our story will follow a sincere, loveable orphan whose life has been filled with tragedy and who is fated to be involved with even more death. He’s an outsider in the world of his new school, but he quickly makes both friends and enemies. His new nemesis, Draco Chico, is from an old family which has some similarities to Marcus’ family, but Marcus doesn’t like their style, so he rejects Chico’s hereditary group, insulting Chico along the way.

Okay, I’ll stop. The similarities between Harry Potter and Deadly Class are fun to watch for, though, and there are many more. But even with so many standard coming of age tropes and Harry Potter references, Deadly Class is still fresh and original. It takes place in the late 80s, when punk, punk-pop and new wave ruled both the airwaves and fashion, and the show takes full advantage of those styles.

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New Trailers: Marvel’s Runaways, Syfy’s Deadly Class, Captain Marvel & More

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12/7/18: Added Avengers: Endgame trailer.  12/8/18: Added Umbrella Academy trailer. Also, added Emergency Awesome’s breakdowns of  the Marvel film trailers, including his ideas on the Spiderman: Far from Home trailer (no footage from trailer, but it was shown at Comic Con in Brazil).

Christmas has come early this week for trailers, with Marvel rumored to be on a spree and Syfy putting out 2 more trailers for their new show Deadly Class, which starts January 16th.

Before we get to the trailers, let’s start with the new poster for Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel. It is so exciting to see her flying around, all powerful and lit up like Thor! You never realize how much you need to see something until you get it.

Glorious.

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NBC Cancels Reverie Plus Other TV News Items

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News on Reverie, The Passage (Video), Manifest, People’s Sexiest Man Alive (Video) and Syfy’s Deadly Class (Video)

NBC announced today that Reverie, the Sarah Shahi virtual reality thriller, has been cancelled after one season. The show premiered May 30, 2018 and struggled in the ratings during its 10 episode run.

Reverie also starred Dennis Haysbert, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Jessica Lu and Kathryn Morris. Extant creator Mickey Fisher was the creator and showrunner.

Sendhil Ramamurthy has already moved on to a new show, one of the fall season’s hits, New Amsterdam. Congrats to him.

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SYFY’s Happy!: Official Trailer #1

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SYFY’s new show Happy! is about an ex-cop turned hitman (Chris Meloni, from True Blood and some other shows) who partners up with an invisible blue unicorn* played by Patton Oswalt to try to help some people.** Scary bad things happen along the way. It’s Mr Robot meets My Little Pony meets GYNX. I’m…in? At least for the pilot. Who can resist Patton Oswalt as a blue unicorn? Not me.

Watch the trailer after the jump.

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SyFy’s The Expanse Expanded and Season 2 Sneak Peak: Watch Here [VIDEO]

The Expanse Season 2 Begins February 1st

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SyFy’s epic space series The Expanse, based on the series of novels by my fellow New Mexican(s) James S A Corey,* returns on Wednesday, February 1st at 10:00 PM ET/ 9:00 PM CT. Season 1 premiered last year to generally favorable reviews. I loved the first season, though it was so rich and complex that I’m not sure how anyone who hadn’t read the first few books followed the first few episodes, or understood what the Belters were saying.** I had to stop the show frequently to interpret for my husband. A deeply drawn alternate universe with a well-thought out show bible is like crack for me, especially when a series based on books doesn’t rigidly adhere to them. Season 1 was like an appetizer, getting the key players on the board and giving us a sense of the game. (Yes, I mixed that metaphor. I am but a mere blogger, not a professional. I’ll mix metaphors if I want.) Season 1 is available on Amazon Prime to rewatch/check out for the first time. SyFy also has a Netflix deal globally.

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