STOP!!! You are about to enter the world of latest episode spoilers. If you haven’t watched tonight’s episode of ‘Supernatural’ then stop reading now. If you are caught up and want to discuss tonight’s Valentine’s Day episode, keep reading. Last chance……3…..2…..1….okay. (more…)
Now that’s the Arrow we haven’t seen since the end of season two, and it. Was. Awesome!!! A few months ago, if you have told me that there was going to be an episode of the show that featured the League of Assassins, Felicity’s parents, and saving Thea’s life, and it would end up being one of the best episodes of the series, I would have thought you were crazy. But here I sit, gushing about the pay off to the long-running story arc involving Thea’s bloodlust and the growing schism in the League of Assassins between the forces of Nyssa al Ghul and Malcolm Merlyn. It. Was. Glorious. (more…)
If last week’s episode of Agent Carter was a bit lacking on action and forward momentum, this week’s episode more than made up for it. Borrowing some of the tropes and essentially functioning as a heist story (which worked out really well for Ant-Man recently), “The Atomic Job” packs plenty of punch and Carter‘s signature blend of light-hearted espionage. The episode also provides plenty of serious moments and character development as both Agent Carter (Hayley Atwell) and her nemesis Whitney Frost (Wynn Everett) strategically move pieces to gain the upper hand, which ultimately leads to a showdown between the two by the end of the episode.
Greg Berlanti‘s many comic book-based series have their faults, but casting hasn’t really been one of them. Can you picture a better, more intense Green Arrow than Stephen Amell, or a more dashing Flash than Grant Gustin, or a stronger – figuratively speaking – Supergirl than Melissa Benoist. Certainly, Berlanti’s proved himself casting superheroes, but the gang from Riverdale may be a whole new ball game. We have the first casting announcement for the CW series based on the long-running Archie comics, and reading the character descriptions you may end up having concerns about the direction Berlanti is taking this thing in. (more…)
Word is making the Internet rounds that Seth Rogan‘s Preacher adaptation on AMC is adding Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen, Robocop) to the mix as one of the recurring series villains, Odin Quincannon (pictured above). Based on the Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon DC Vertigo series of the same name, this television adaptation is shaping up quite nicely. (more…)
Both from a production and presentation standpoint, television is a very different medium from the world of comic books. Whether it is CW’s DC-centric shows like Arrow and Flash or shows from different decades (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman always springs to mind, for some reason), a sense of real-world practicality is usually infused to a TV production – and understandably so. It is with this in mind, then, that the highly-acclaimed Netflix offering Daredevil tried to stay as “true to life” as possible, and this approach extended to the titular hero’s “super” costume. As we are now on the brink of the second season being released, the powers-that-be behind the show have chosen to share a few alternate designs they had for the “Man Without Fear.” (more…)
Death comes to Metropolis. Actually, death comes to National City, the in-all-but-name Metropolis stand-in on TV’s Supergirl. It’s veering into spoiler territory which character exits stage left, never to be seen again (except possibly in flashbacks or twinning of some sort), so look away now while you have a chance. All will be revealed below the fold. For now, however, we can talk about tonight’s very special “family” episode (by one conservative count, characters use the word “family” at least 157 times), “For the Girl Who Has Everything.” That girl, of course, is Supergirl and the everything describes her current double life as twenty-something executive assistant by day to Cat Grant (Callista Flockhart), National City’s most powerful women/CEO of CatCo Worldwide Media, her friendships, most notably Jimmy “Please, Please Call Me James” Olsen (Mehcad Brooks) and the permanently friend zoned Winn Schott, Jr. (Jeremy Jordan), and Supergirl/Kara’s (Melissa Benoist) sister, Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh), and second-in-command at the Department of Extra-Nornal Operations to Hank Henshaw/Martian Manhunter (David Harewood).