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Superman

Throughout the first season of Supergirl, the show managed to only reference Kara’s cousin Kal-El, AKA Superman in obscure ways. Whether it was licensing or rights issues, or not to confuse audiences with the fact that there already was a Superman on the big screen, we were only able to see him in a silhouette or with his face blocked by the sun. They even showed him communicating with his cousin via e-mail. The CW finally decided to pull the trigger and cast the Man of Steel for the small screen and he will be played by Tyler Hoechlin who previously appeared on MTV’s Teen Wolf. Many fans had excitement but also wondered if he would be able to pull off as Kal-El.

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King in the North

Winter has finally come! Last week we were left with Jon Snow vs Ramsey Bolton and all of its great epicness. On this week’s season finale of Game of Thrones we not only got to see the aftermath of that glorious battle, but we also got a whole lot moving in the rest of the seven kingdoms. Pretty much every story going on moved forward and either reached some sort of conclusion or helped set up something cool for next season. Everything from Cersei’s trial, to multiple deaths, to finally confirming a long-running fan theory, this week’s Game of Thrones did not disappoint.

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

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Who would have guessed that when Mr. Reese and Mr. Finch met by the river five years ago that it would have started an epic emotional journey. Primarily, that emotion is anger, because how could CBS burn off and cast away what maybe the most prescient and compelling genre show on network TV since The X-Files? But let’s not be bitter. The end of Person of Interest was as much an occasion to be celebrated as it was to be lamented, as the journey of the Machine came to an end with one last all-out attack against Samaritan. Who survived and what was left of them, and is there still a possibility of a spin-off?  (more…)

Jon Snow

To quote Beyonce: “Who Runs The World? Girls!!

This week’s Game of Thrones gave us the epic battle of Jon Snow against Ramsey Bolton (Snow): The Battle of the Bastards! The Thriller In The North!! So did it live up to the hype? This probably was one of the finest, well shot, well edited, tense, and satisfying episodes of television ever!! They laid everything on the table this episode, and the last 20 minutes left you speechless! While we spent most of our time in the North with #TeamSnow, we also got to see Dany also hold it down with her triumphant return to Meereen.

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

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“Let us dare” seemed to be the message of the week on Penny Dreadful as several characters took the plunge and dared to indulge in the idea that they could be happy. But this is Penny Dreadful, so things are bound to end in failure no matter how much our friends and heroes want to embrace that chance for happiness. What does happiness mean? Does it mean acceptance? Finding purpose with someone because they accept who and what they are? Even if what’s on the inside is darkness? That seemed to be the question for our cast on this week’s episode, which had new urgency leading into next week’s two-hour season finale.  (more…)

Jamie Lannister

Game of Thrones manages to always bring the heat, no matter who’s involved in it (except for Dorne). While we didn’t get anything in the North, enough was going on elsewhere in Westeros and Essos. This week The Hound went on a rampage to exact his revenge against the Brotherhood Without Banners for their slaughter of his former village. Brianne and Jamie got involved in a little politics in The Riverlands. More and more politics happened between Cersei and the Sparrows. Tyrion bit off more than he could chew with The Masters, and Arya and The Waif once against got to meet up for their usual “dance.”

Warning: This article contains spoilers from the “Game of Thrones” Season 6 episode “No One.”

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“Synecdoche” is a figure of speech in which a part is made to represent the whole or vice versa, like when a sportscaster says “New York won!” when they really mean “the New York Yankees won!” This grammar lesson is brought to you by this week’s Person of Interest, which sneakily in its title suggested that Team Machine is part of a whole effort, and not alone in the fight to bring balance to the scales of universal justice. In the wake of last week’s sudden death, the show dealt with the loss with humour and pathos, and it dared to show that there’s still hope for our heroes even if they don’t know it. Synecdoche. (more…)

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After spending the majority of last week in the desert, Penny Dreadful returned to full court press this week by engaging all its characters, not to mention its more interesting storylines. Picking up the second after the end of last week’s tense father/son reunion, “No Beast So Fierce” gives us the most tense, though unintentionally hilarious, family dinner ever seen in the American West. On the flip side, a narrative is becoming clear: Victorian England is a man’s world, but that doesn’t mean it has to stay that way. There are new friends made in this hour, and new resentments sewn, but ultimately some trust issues are going to be severely strained. (more…)

Jamie Lannister

In this week’s Game of Thrones, a whole lot happened. Jon and Sansa began to put their plan of retaking Winterfell into action. Jamie Lannister went to the Riverlands and involved himself in the war of the Tullys and Freys. We got to see yet more politicking between the Lannisters and the Sparrows. Arya now that she no longer is No One, met up with the Faceless Men for a brief confrontation. Theon and his sister stopped for a little R&R and a quick pep talk. Finally, we got to see what an old friend’s been doing since his, ahem, unintended sabbatical from the story, but will they be back in the mix with all the problems involved in Game of Thrones? While this wasn’t as a high-stakes episode as the past two episodes, the ball moved forward and we got yet another great episode of the show.

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

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I remember having a conversation with a friend once about Shrek and the real moral of the story. According to my friend, the moral wasn’t that you have to look beneath the surface to find the good in someone, the moral was that it’s okay to love ugly people so long as you’re ugly too. You’ve got to be asking yourself why I told you that story. It comes from following along the debate for about half-an-hour after the conclusion of Tuesday night’s Person of Interest, and a certain trope that’s become a little common on TV lately this spring. While I can’t deny it’s been a trend, I also think there’s no denying that was still a powerful episode of POI(more…)