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Man In The Iron Mask

This season of The Flash has been a blast.  You can read Nerd Bastard’s review here.  We got to see Earth-2, Cisco discovered even cooler powers, we got to see a better version of Harrison Wells, and got yet another badass speedster bad guy in the form of Zoom.  Once again Barry Allen was tested in ways he could never imagine.  Just like in the end of season one, season two opened the doors for eve crazier storylines for next season.  We might actually get to see the Flashpoint storyline next season, crossing fingers.

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If it wasn’t insulting enough that CBS is burning off the final season of Person of Interest, and doing it for the puerile economic reason that they don’t own the show, and if it wasn’t bad enough that they showing two episodes a week, they tripled the insult this week by having back-to-back episodes of Tuesday night. I realize that this is the age of binging, and watching a season of show in such quick succession is not unusual at all, but these two episodes could have benefited from some space because not only are they highly consequential, but they put us in a mood to just jump right to the next episode. And now we have to wait until Monday again. (more…)

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In many ways, it ended just like how most people predicted. However, on this week’s episode of The Flash, titled “The Race Of His Life,” season two finally came to an end, and it was a bag of mixed emotions. There’s sadness because there’s a whole summer to get through before The Flash comes back for season three. There was joy because lives were saved, stories ended, and some people kissed. Then, of course, there was some confusion because the finale brought up so many questions that fans will be asking regarding the next season. So, if you’re ready to talk about last night’s season finale of The Flash, then keep reading after the jump.

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X-Men Animated

Depending on how old you are, Fox’s X-Men: The Animated Series was your comic book bible during the ‘90s.  The show premiered on Fox as part of their Fox Kids Saturday morning lineup, you know back when there were cartoons on Saturday mornings.  The show gave the most accurate-to-the-comics stories from any adaptations that have come from comic books during that time, and probably since then.  The show did an exceptional job capturing the feel of the comics during the Jim Lee era.  The show covered all sorts of hugely popular stories from the comics including Days of Future Past, Dark Phoenix, Genosha, Mojovision, Weapon X, The Phalanx, and much more.  Needless to say, before superhero films exponentially grew, this was the best comic book adaptation we had.  I dare you not to hum the theme song!

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What if God abdicated his throne, fled from Heaven, and chose to live among us on Earth? What supernatural or otherworldly phenomena would spawn if an angel and a demon were to have a forbidden tryst? What happens when a man of God gains the Almighty’s voice and can direct and command anyone at will? And when this individual, who has been cursed with this unexpected power over others, learns of God’s vanishing… how far will he go to confront his maker and demand some answers?

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In Monday night’s Person of Interest, the series proved that even when it’s under the gun of an ambiguous future with a limited run of 13 episodes and while dealing with topical and serious techno-drama, it can still kick back and have a lot of fun too. In the spirit of episodes like “Bury the Lede”, “Booked Solid”, and “Most Likely To…”, Person of Interest once again skated the fine line of action, drama and farce as Team Machine gets dressed up for a wedding out of town. Despite the stakes of saving a number that may or may not be the bride and/or groom, this wedding was an uproarious, enjoyable affair which is the complete opposite of most weddings. (more…)

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Last week on Gotham, things were coming to a head. Bruce and Lucius had been kidnapped by Hugo Strange and left at the mercy of Edward Nygma. Selina was setting herself up as Firefly’s sidekick. Fish Mooney was brought back from the dead and filled with the power to make people obey her. And Hugo Strange was evacuating his experiments and getting ready to blow Arkham Asylum sky-high. This week is the season finale, so the writers have to wrap all that up in a nice, neat package. But did ‘Transference’ deliver? Not as well as it could have, that’s for sure. Read on for more. (more…)

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This week on Penny Dreadful, it was time for the annual get Eva Green an Emmy episode. Dollars to donuts, this will be actresses submission piece for this year in the tradition of “The Nightcomers” and “Closer Than Sisters”, by delving into Vanessa’s backstory and revel in her eternal struggle between the good and the evil within her; the pious and the decidedly less than pious aspects of her soul. Sure, the pronounced point of the episode was to reveal when and how Vanessa and Dracula first crossed paths, but let’s be honest “A Blade of Grass” was all about Green showing her range.  (more…)

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This week’s Game of Thrones episode “The Door” continues the streak of captivating episodes this season. We got to meet a new Red Lady, who seems to know more than Melisandre. Civil war is brewing for in the North, and they are definitely developing in the Iron Islands. Arya got a taste of her life as a comedy play. Danny had to say goodbye to one of her closest advisers, and we all tearfully said goodbye to someone near and dear to us all

Warning: This article contains spoilers from the “Game of Thrones” Season 6 episode “The Door.”

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Well, it’s finally here. Preacher has been in the works, for good or for evil, for a while now and tonight we had the opportunity, courtesy of AMC, to see the first episode. I was, like many others, pretty damned skeptical about this one. I loved the Preacher books back when I read them (many years ago) and I didn’t want to see them turn Garth Ennis’s work into a piece of shit only fit to flushed down the toiler and forgotten about. After sitting through the hour-long ‘Pilot‘, however, I feel I may be soon changing my tune. Preacher turned out to be highly entertaining, despite all the obvious changes to the storyline. Scroll on for a short recap and review.

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