TV Review: The Flash – S1E11 – ‘The Sound And The Fury’

- 01-28-15Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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I am a cynic by nature.  I am always waiting for the other shoe to drop; for the pieces of the puzzle to fall away; for the cloud to burn out the silver lining; pick your cliché.  This is generally a trait that serves me well as a critic, since I rarely watch/read/play anything while wearing rose-tinted glasses.  Since the Flash has started, I have been waiting for the freshman series to run out of steam.  After all, every single episode of the series has been more than just a little bit fantastic.  In fact, the Flash’s successful streak makes it seem impossible to stay ahead of the inevitable misstep.  As viewers are often reminded in its opening moments, however, The Flash is all about believing the impossible and after yet another very successful episode, The Sound and the Fury will finally have people believing that The Flash may be a show that manages to produce nothing but successful stories, again and again.  Spoilers ahead. (more…)

Fox Confirms The Are Developing A Live-Action ‘X-Men’ TV Show

- 01-27-15Comics, TV Posted by Derek Robertson

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We have information regarding the rumors about a live action X-Men TV series that Fox have been toying with. Initially, the problems with Marvel Studios owning the rights to some of the characters had us believing it was what it was: a rumor. As the pragmatics behind putting a show into production based on characters who are tied in a political ‘who-owns-what’ battle seemed like too steep a hill to climb for the network. However, talks have been had from both sides and it is looking slightly more probable now. (more…)

TV REVIEW: ‘The Flash’ – S1E10 – “Revenge Of The Rogues”

- 01-21-15Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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There is very little doubt that comic book fans and television fans alike are absolutely infatuated with The Flash’s inaugural season.  The series currently sits at a very hefty 96% approval over at Rotten Tomatoes (a site that is known as much for internet trolls and naysayers as it is for its “freshness” scores) and it even took home the 2014 People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama.  After one of the more successful mid-season finales on television, fans of the CW series were chomping at the bit to get back to the adventures of Barry Allen, and after a month long hiatus, those fans got their wish with Revenge of the Rogues.  Was it worth the wait?  In a word: abso-fucking-lutely.  Spoilers ahead. (more…)

A Vixen Animated Series Is In The Works. And This Is Why It’s A Great Idea..

- 01-12-15Comics, Cool Stuff, Internet Posted by Aspry Jones

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Sorry if I’m being intolerant, but with DC Comics being among the top two amazing comic book sellers and the legendary awesomeness of the Justice League Unlimited cartoon, if you don’t know who Vixen is, then you’re just not trying to be a good enough nerd. She has a long history of heroism and deserves a ton of respect for having an original power, being a great female hero, and for representing an underrepresented faction of the world of supers. She’s never been seen live action and she’s only had part-time cartoon love, but now we’re gonna see her in her very own project. The CW is putting her in their bastion of original series’ called CW Seed. Interested? (more…)

CW’s ‘iZombie’ Trailer Wants To Take A Bite Out Of Your Tuesday Nights

- 01-12-15Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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The first trailer for the CW’s adaptation of Chris Roberson and Mike Allred‘s iZombie comic book has hit the Internet and surprise, it doesn’t look bad. The CW has been on quite the nerdy comic book slash Sci-Fi tear lately with shows like Arrow, The Flash, and The 100 delivering some quality, along with a few cringe worthy, television moments all the while building solid fan bases for each show. If this trailer is any indication, the CW looks to maintain that streak. (more…)

‘Arrow’ and ‘Flash’ Get Renewed; ‘Atom’ Series May Be in the Works

- 01-11-15Comics, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Big news from today’s Television Critics Association (TCA) Winter Press Tour 2015, and not just big news relative to the size of the network presenting: The CW. Yes, the CW is an also ran of a network, churning out 10 hours of programming a week and basically being relegated to the a category so derogatory, it’s the only one to be given the term “netlet,” but they’re still churning our a lot of popular TV. They know what they’re doing and they’re doing it well, which is why they went hog wild this afternoon and renewed eight of its series, including the superheroic Arrow and The Flash. Speaking of which, if you love the world of the Emerald Archer and the Fastest Man Alive, then you might just be welcoming a third hour featuring the man with the Power of the Atom. (more…)

Did Stephen Amell Tease Oliver Queen’s *[Redacted]?

- 12-16-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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If you haven’t watched the mid-season finale of Arrow yet, consider this your spoiler warning. Really though, if you haven’t watched it, and are reading this after reading the title of this post, then you probably deserve to get spoiled. We’re not going to do that though. Those of you who ARE up to date can click-through and check out some tantalizing information about the show’s future. (more…)

TV REVIEW: ‘The Flash’ – S1E9 – ‘The Man In The Yellow Suit’

- 12-10-14Comics, Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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Mid-season finales really are an interesting concept.  These finales effectively provide networks with two separate seasons within a single season to not only entertain and please audiences but to also draw in viewers for the next season.  As such, many of these not-real-finales generally lead to some big reveal and leave audiences with a cliffhanger that is guaranteed to bring fans back once the snow starts to keep people indoors a bit in late January, early February.  The Flash continues to set itself apart from the pack, as last night’s “finale” wound up tying up more loose ends than were left dangling by the end and even without that cliffhanger, viewers are definitely going to be returning once the new episodes begin airing.  Warning: Spoilers ahead. (more…)

TV Review: ‘The Flash’ – S1E6 – “The Flash Is Born”

- 11-19-14Comics, reviews, TV Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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Reviewing every episode of The Flash’s freshman season is a unique opportunity.  Not only do I get to watch one of my favorite television shows and write about it, then call it “work”, but it forces me to remain completely objective about the quality of the series rather than just getting lazy and taking the ride.  For the most part, this objectivity leads me to find flaws in episodes that others may not notice or that they may just accept without a second thought.  For episodes that have several flaws, this objectivity can make my viewing experience less than completely enjoyable (I generally watch an episode twice – once as a critic, once as a fan), but for episodes like last night’s episode, The Flash is Born, watching the episode through the eyes of a critic really drives home the fact that The Flash is really one of the best shows on television right now and one of the best superhero series’ that we have ever been offered.  Warning – spoilers ahead. (more…)

TV REVIEW: ‘The Flash’ – S1EP5 – “Plastique”

- 11-12-14Comics, Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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Marvel may have a death grip on the box office when it comes to their cinematic universe, but WB has let them know that DC has its sights set on the production house juggernaut and is coming to take some of the wind out of their sails.  Well, at least, they plan on giving it the old college try!  While the big screen showdown won’t actually heat up until Batman v. Superman hits theaters in 2016, DC is already making its mark on the small screen and while Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has improved by leaps and bounds upon its freshman season, DC unleashed a secret weapon this season: CW’s The Flash.  Last night’s episode of the new series, Plastique, was another great example of why Marvel should be worried about DC’s future on television.  Mild spoilers ahead. (more…)