Wednesday Marvel’s Inhumans 9pm, Sky1
IS it possible there are too many Marvel comic adaptations flying around now? A relatively obscure gang of loopy, super-powered, evolutionarily advanced sorts first created by Stan Lee and visionary artist Jack Kirby in 1965, back when comics were fun, bright and Pop, The Inhumans have by now evolved a deep and knotty backstory, which is one of the reasons this new show is such hard going. In this lacklustre and confusing telling, they’re the royal family of a secret city hiding on the moon, ruled by king Black Bolt, whose voice is so mighty he can destroy things by speaking, and so, eh, doesn’t, prompting a fairly funny performance from Anson Mount, as he expresses himself through his eyebrows. He’s married to Medusa (Serinda Swan), who has magic hair. The weighty plot involves Black Bolt’s jealous/ evil brother, Maximus (Iwan Rheon), who starts a bloody revolt, causing the king and his followers to flee to Earth. Uncertain of tone and clunky of dialogue it’s kind of … stupid. But there is a big cute teleporting bulldog.