It’s hard to say who’s in a lonelier place, as the title of this week’s Riverdale refers to. Poor Forsythe Pendleton “Jughead” Jones III, living under the stairs of the school like a poor man’s Harry Potter, is certainly in a lonely place, struggling to keep his family drama under wraps, and hoping that his father, living hopelessly and nearly always half-drunk in the family trailer, will pull his act together. Betty is also in a lonely place, wanting to desperately to help her sister but caught in the competing demands of two families that hate each other. Hey, someone give these two kids a break. (more…)
As we are in an age of cord-cutting, and streaming services, there seems to be an endless supply of getting the goods you want in an Internet age. Of course, we have the heavies like Netflix ($9/month), Amazon ($99/year), Hulu Plus ($8/month), Playstation Vue ($50/month), Sling ($20/month), HBO Now ($15/month), CBS All Access ($6/month), and many others. There’s pretty much a paid (and free) subscription streaming service for anything you are interested in. Now cartoon fans, you also will have your own service to watch Scooby Doo, Tom & Jerry, and many others as well.
HBO‘s Game of Thrones Facebook page had a live event today that featured a block of ice with the Game of Thrones season seven premiere date frozen inside. Fans commented and shared to melt the ice and reveal the date. You can skip the wait and watch the video below and skip to the end where there is a nice teaser for season seven. Check it out and an interesting poster that is floating around the Internet that might just change the game in Game of Thrones. (more…)
After weeks of “What the?” Legion finally started to make sense this week. I’m not sure if that’s a good development or a bad development (yet), but for a superhero show that has enjoy toying with your ability to believe what you’re seeing, as you’re seeing it, a little bit of clarity can be as surprising as the longest con game plot twist a writer can conceive. So just when you thought that David might have found some inner peace, comes the revelation that the powerful mutant everyone thought had schizophrenia but didn’t, might actually have bigger problems that aren’t too far off the original diagnosis. (more…)
In the aftermath of capturing (Evil) Rip Hunter, The Legends struggle in two different “Lands of the Lost” on this week’s Legends of Tomorrow.
Ever since Rip Hunter has come back to the show, he hasn’t been “our” Rip. He had his memory fractured by the energy of the Wave Rider and then after receiving a lobotomy and brain restructuring by the Legion of Doom, he was remade into an evil version of himself. It was almost a “Mirror Universe” of himself as he joined the Legion of Doom and the Dark Side of Rip proved to be one of The Legends worst enemies. He knew not only all their weaknesses, but he also was one step ahead of them. Lucky for them, they managed to finally stop him last week in ancient Arthurian times and made him their prisoner. We should have known by the end of the last episode that he would once again gain the upper hand.
It’s been a while, but this was a tough week for Team Flash. On this week’s episode, titled, “The Wrath Of Savitar,” it’s finally revealed what’s been happening to Wally since he started seeing visions of Savitar. It seemed like Barry had finally defeated him when he through the Philosopher’s stone into the Speed Force, but it looks like it may have only done more damage than good. Things may look pretty grim on The Flash, but once you’ve hit rock bottom, there’s only one place to go – up. Warning: there will definitely be spoilers inside.
The latest instalment in a series that spans more than half a century, Star Trek: Discovery is due for release at some point later this year and will be the first series in the franchise since Star Trek: Enterprise wrapped up in 2005. The new show will star Sonequa Martin-Green, known for her role as Sasha Williams in The Walking Dead, as the protagonist, Lieutenant Commander Rainsford aboard the USS Discovery. Up until now, Star Trek shows have had an ensemble cast making up the crew of each ship, but has primarily focussed on the captains as the main characters. (more…)
Netflix, the popular streaming service that has continued to dominate all our free time has been a game changer. In addition to coining the phrase binge-watching, and giving us the perfect way to consume TV and movies from the comfort of our own homes (or on the go), the streaming service has been increasingly delivering Original Programming the same way HBO or any other premiere subscription cable service has, without the need for a cable package. We have such great shows like Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, Stranger Things, and many others. Now, it looks like Netflix will once again change the game for us.
Cadmus. Cadmus. Cadmus. It’s all about Cadmus, the super-secret, non-governmental organization created and run by Lillian Luthor (Brenda Strong), mother of Lex, wife of the non-dearly departed Lionel, and adopted mother to Lena (Katie McGrath), the one “good” member of the Luthor clan . In Season 2’s fifteenth episode, “Exodus” (not to be confused by the barely remembered Ridley Scott debacle, “Exodus: Gods and Kings”), Cadmus has put it’s anti-alien agenda into horrifying action, snatching unsuspecting, law-abiding aliens (of the outer space/interplanetary kind) from everyday activities like driving a car, having a drink in a “mixed” bar where aliens and humans freely mix, or calling a bookie to place a bet on National City’s Knights. It’s all bad news for the aliens and good news for Cadmus and their not-so-secret supporters in and out of the U.S. of A. (more…)
The entertainment industry right now is positively inudated with superhero movies and TV shows. But if you weren’t familiar with the stories already, you wouldn’t necessarily recognise some of the latest releases as a part of the genre. While the main characters, for the most part, have the distinctive powers – whether through supernatural means or through feats of incredible technology – that make them so special, they increasingly bend the rules that fans have come to expect. Most noteably, a lot of heroes are deciding against wearing the iconic costumes that, for much of their careers so far, have defined them. (more…)