They Always Fight Back
When will scientists learn that making our lifelike robots smarter is only asking for them to buck against the life of subservience we’ve subjected them to. The Winter Finale for Agents of SHIELD , “Broken Promises” is running full force into the LMD(Life Model Decoy) Apocalypse they teased earlier in the season, and they’re not only aware of how well tread this material is, but of how they could put their own spin on it. Continue reading Agents of SHIELD Review: “Broken Promises”
Feel The Rain On Your Skin
The Flash, heart and soul of the Arrowverse in my opinion, had been in a bit of a holding pattern this season. Certain story elements felt like retreads, while others felt largely inconsequential. Part of that is on the audience. I’d find myself getting bored of personal drama because it wasn’t addressing Flashpoint enough, then it would dawn on me that THAT was the point. Barry was trying to tie his life back together. Accepting any sense of normalcy he can get while catching small reminders that he altered space and time. The cross-over event addressed this more than Flash proper, but “The Present” brought it back to the forefront, in an episode so good, you almost forget that Mark Hamill basically makes a cameo as The Joker.
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The Killer In Me, Is The Killer In You
Agents of Shield came into season 4 touting a darker tone, thanks to a later start time, and some high expectations due to the introduction of the Ghost Rider. By the time we got to the winter finale, “Laws of Inferno Dynamics”, not only had they successfully melded the supernatural and sci-fi elements, but they’d also created a genuine connection between the audience and the newer characters. Ghosts and mad scientists hellbent on world domination and destruction will only get you so far. Good thing SHIELD had the story to back it up. Continue reading Agents of SHIELD Winter Finale Review: “Laws of Inferno Dynamics”
Let’s Kick Things Up A Notch
Aliens have landed on Earth-1 with illinetntions. A lot of them. Claiming to come in peace, while wrecking up the place. That’d make a great premise for a movie. Preferably starring Dolph Lundgren, but I digress. The Flash , “Invasion”, properly kicked off the multi-show crossover event on the CW. I know Supergirl was supposed to start the festivities, but Kara’s story was far more self contained, with Barry and Cisco only making an appearance at the tail end to recruit Supergirl. It was back at STAR Labs that things really got going, and Barry had to face up to what Flashpoint has done to others in the Arrow-verse. Continue reading The Flash Review: “Invasion”
Refinancing The Demon Mortgage
After about a month away due to debate coverage and the Thanksgiving break, Agents of SHIELD returned to tie up some lose ends from their cliffhanger and connect a few threads to both Doctor Strange and Agent Carter(RIP). “Deals With Our Devils” offered a few twists and turns to go with the typical dramatic espionage that the show offers, and managed to give us a dream combination in Mack transforming into the Ghost Rider. Continue reading Agents of SHIELD Review: “Deals With Our Devils”
Nothing like a 30 ft tall reptilian beast to really get folk to open up a bit, huh? Seemed like everyone who’d been holding back on this season of The Flash cracked open the widow to their soul during “Monster”. Yet another standalone episode that skipped any and all Dr. Alchemy lore for a more personal story. Continue reading The Flash Review: “Monster”
C’mon Baby, I Gots Me A Tiger
It’s safe to say we needed a bit of a breather after everything that transpired in The Walking Dead’s season 7 premiere last week. Bats to brains has the tendency to take a lot out of you. “The Well”, instead of dealing with the aftermath of the premiere switched over to Morgan and Carol, who last we saw were on the run after Carol was badly wounded in a firefight. The pace was slow, and even though there were a few head scratching moments, “The Well” nicely setup that Negan has his fair share of enemies outside of the ZomPoc All-Stars.
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