Tuesday, September 25, 2018


I've heard good things about THE GIFTED television series inspired by Marvel's X-MEN comic books characters which Fox has also made a number of movies on. Now Fox has expanded upon the X-MEN universe with this show for its broadcast television network. So I absolutely plan on tuning in tonight for the premiere of Season 2. I missed out on seeing Season 1 but since it was just released on DVD I am going to be binge watching this week to catch up with what is going on.

THE GIFTED exists within the setting of Fox's X-MEN cinematic universe but doesn't feature characters from it.  Essentially it tells a story about dealing with mutant super powers from the perspective of other people living in the same world as where the X-MEN adventures are set. In THE GIFTED two ordinary parents take their family on the run from the government when they discover that their children have mutant abilities. They join an underground community who have to fight to survive from persecution as mutants are being rounded up with some being sent to concentration camps and others that are captured simply disappear to who knows where maybe being experimented on or killed.

While the main characters from the X-MEN movies and comic books don't directly appear in this TV show there are a number of aspects that connect the two.  One of the mutants taking part in the underground resistance movement is Polaris, the daughter of X-MEN villain Magneto who shares her father's ability to control magnetism. Also the government agency hunting down the mutants is called Sentinel which is the same as in the comics and movies. I'm looking forward to watching Seasons 1 & 2 to see what other connections can be discovered between this television show and the overall X-MEN fantasy universe.

Season 2 of THE GIFTED airs on the Fox television network on Tuesday nights at 8pm ET/PT. You can pickup the Season 1 DVD set for your home entertainment video library at most major retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, Target and Walmart. For more information about this TV show, visit fox.com/the-gifted

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