Wonder Woman S:01 E:03

Episode Title: Beauty on Parade
Original Airdate: October 13, 1976

Lynda Carter’s journey toward one day being Wonder Woman actually started in 1972 when she won a local beauty pageant in Arizona. She then went on to win the Miss World USA pageant. This led to acting classes and eventually being cast as Wonder Woman in 1975. So, it makes sense that the producers of the show would capitalize on Carter’s history with pageants for this week’s episode…Beauty on Parade. Continue reading Wonder Woman S:01 E:03

Iron Fist S:01 E:01

Episode Title: Snow Gives Way
Originally Aired: March 17 2017

 

Like Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, Iron Fist/Danny Rand is a lesser-known character that is about to reach a new height in popularity. There has been a lot controversy surrounding the release of the fifth collaboration of Marvel and Netflix. Many people have chided the two companies for not casting an Asian in the lead role, despite the fact that Danny Rand has always been a white man in the comics. Part of it is misguided whitewashing anger and the rest is anger over a perceived missed opportunity. It is true that the Iron Fist could be any age, race or gender but that same thing cannot be said for Danny Rand. For Danny to have a comic book accurate relationship with Luke Cage when all of the Defenders eventually meet up, he has to be a white person. I think it would be great if after a few seasons Danny lost the title of Iron Fist and it transferred to an Asian actor. That way, the next iteration of this show could be for Asian-Americans what Luke Cage was for black people. Continue reading Iron Fist S:01 E:01

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers S:01 E:23

When my wife was in college she once came to the aid of a friend who was housesitting for a professor. A bat had gotten into the house. She bagged it and released it. And yet, when there’s a spider in the house, she calls on me to get rid of it. Some people just don’t go for spiders. That includes one of the Power Rangers. See what happens as Zack has to face his case of arachnophobia in Itsy Bitsy Spider. Continue reading Mighty Morphin Power Rangers S:01 E:23

Legion S:01 E:06

Episode Title: Chapter 6
Originally Aired March 15TH 2017

Well it took six episodes but Legion has fallen off the style over substance cliff. Based on the trailer for chapter 7 it looks like they will be able to course correct into an action packed episode. Tonight though was a disappointment. Yes, it had interesting visuals and it was entertaining but the amount of story it generated could have been told in five minutes. The plot should always be point 1 and then supported by the visuals and music. Chapter 6 had it all backwards choosing to show us weird and interesting things over progressing the story. Continue reading Legion S:01 E:06

Buffy The Vampire Slayer S:05 Ep:10

Episode Title:  Into The Woods

Original Air Date: 19th December 2000

“Well, I guess everybody jumped ship once the word got out that the Slayer found their crib. (Pause) I just want to apologize for the use of the word “Crib.” – Xander

So the previous episode was kind of a heavy one despite the sci-fi elements and seeing how we open to Joyce pulling through her surgery and looking to be on the mend you’d expect that this week would be maybe a little lighter…..sadly this isn’t the case especially in Sunnydale were one problem solved is often followed by another as Buffy and Riley’s relationship heads towards a crossroads.

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Wonder Woman S:01 E:02

Episode Title: Fausta: The Nazi Wonder Woman
Original Airdate: April 28, 1976

As we all know from watching tons of movies and TV shows, Nazis always have some sort of sinister plan their working on. I mean, one day they’re trying to steal the ark of the covenant so they can march it at the front of their army with all its face melting power…but when that doesn’t work out, they turn their sights on Wonder Woman. What nefarious plans could they have for her in today’s episode…Fausta: The Nazi Wonder Woman. Continue reading Wonder Woman S:01 E:02

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers S:01 E:22

Episode Title: The Trouble with Shellshock
Original Airdate: October 11, 1993

Well, after that epic five-part adventure we just finished, things are now different for the Power Rangers. Where once there were only five rangers, now there are six. But as much as some things change, some things stay the same…like Rita trying to destroy Angel Grove with new monsters. This time it’s a giant turtle with some strange enhancements in The Trouble with Shellshock. Continue reading Mighty Morphin Power Rangers S:01 E:22

Batman S:02 E:45

Episode Title: Batman’s Anniversary
Original Airdate: February 8, 1967

I’ve said many times that the highlight of Batman season one was Frank Gorshin’s performance as The Riddler. He took this, at the time, relatively minor Batman comics villain and turned him into one of the top mischief makers in the Gotham rogues gallery. Have you noticed that 44 episodes into season two we have yet to see the Prince of Puzzlers? Well, Gorshin was unavailable to continue the role during season two. We’ve already seen where the producers reworked Riddler into a new villain. Remember the Puzzler? Well, eventually the producers decided to bring the character back, but they would have to use another actor. Enter John Astin of Addams Family fame in today’s episode, Batman’s Anniversary. Continue reading Batman S:02 E:45

Legion S:01 E:05

Episode Title: Chapter 5
Originally Aired: March 8th 2017

“It wears a human face.” After the fifth episode of the season, we have a stronger idea of who and what our villain is. The song Daily Mail by Radiohead plays a prominent role is this episode and is an apt description of David now that he is back from the astral plane. “The lunatics have taken over the asylum” and there is “no regard for human life” now that David is no longer in control of his body. If you are a fan of 80’s and 90’s horror movies like me you will see a little bit of Freddy Kruger in the way David goes to rescue his sister. Continue reading Legion S:01 E:05