‘Marvel’s Inhumans’ Shocks Us All By Being … Kinda OK? (Let Me Explain)

Lawrence Yee
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I’ll admit it — I was as ready as a Michael Jackson gif with my popcorn to watch a total Marvel’s Inhumans Twitter takedown tonight as it made its network premiere, but watching my feed I noticed something very curious: people weren’t totally hating on it.

Don’t get me wrong, the show had its haters but I started to see a pattern in the haterade swirling about Twitter (I’m a detective in my spare time, you guys) — if you had previous knowledge of the comics, this show was the worst. If you didn’t, it was pretty OK.

If you don’t know, the show — which chronicles the adventures of super-powered alien royals — debuted in IMAX several weeks ago to generally unfavorable reviews.

And if you aren’t a Marvel superfan, you’ve never heard of Black Bolt, who can shatter solid objects with merely a whisper (a main character that can’t talk? Awesome.), or Medusa, who uses her hair to choke out Ramsay Bolton … er, I mean Maximus in that one scene you remember from the trailer (you know the one).

And of course, there’s the giant teleporting dog named Lockjaw. I feel bad for the person who has to clean up that poop.

While critics gave ‘Inhumans’ an overwhelming thumbs down, the TV watchers at large begged to differ. It wasn’t without its troubles though, so let’s break down the reactions that matter.

‘Inhumans’ Fans are Dog People and Lockjaw is the Only Reason to Watch

Black Bolt’s Situation is a Mystery

Medusa was a Hot Topic

Overall, Casual Audiences are Like “Meh” for ‘Inhumans’

And then Finally, the Tweet We all Were Thinking

Lawrence Yee
Lawrence is Editor in Chief of FANDOM. He grew up loving X-Men, Transformers, and Japanese-style role playing games like Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy. First-person shooters make him incredibly nauseous.