Well, I’m tackling the endless parade of US comic adaptation TV shows at a slower pace this year, but I’m happy I still gave Gifted a second go-round, as it was once again a fun show. While not without its faults, at least all the establishing of setting and lead characters was out of the way, and we got a good central antagonist and a bit of a twisty plot. Let’s have a closer look…
The Gifted was announced around the same time Legion was on the air, and if you saw my Legion review or my Top 10 TV shows list, you’ll know how much I loved that show. The Gifted is far more straight forward X-Men based show, though admittedly without the X-Men themselves and instead a cast of lesser known or original mutants. It’s a perfectly fine show that’s faithful to the core idea of the X-Men franchise, but it also plays it very safe. Let’s have a look as its first season, then, shall we?