Television

Wed
19
Sep

Why The Truth About Bert and Ernie Doesn't Matter

Anyone who knows anything about Frank Oz and especially Jim Henson should understand that they created the muppets to provide joy and entertainment to people of all ages.

What they mean to you is different than what they mean to your neighbor.

Recently former Sesame Street writer, Mark Saltzman, came out and said that Bert and Ernie are gay. What being gay means for a muppet is still yet to be determined, however, that was his point of view. Frank Oz, who created Bert and probably knows Jim Henson better than anyone outside of Henson's family, said that Bert isn't gay; he also questioned why their sexuality mattered?

Thu
13
Sep

Improvisation is the Plan in Second Season of MACGYVER on DVD

MacGyver Season 2

MACGYVER was one of those classic 80s shows that are often imitated but never duplicated. Attempts to make movies of THE A-TEAM never took off, and remakes of KNIGHT RIDER just didn't have staying power.

Wed
29
Aug

Netflix's Disenchantment Suggests the Messy Future of Princess Stories

Disenchantment

As time passes by, things change, and recently one thing that has begun to take a new direction are princess stories.

Mon
27
Aug

The Thinker Debuts Nefarious Plans in The Flash Season 4 Now on Blu-ray

The Flash Season 4 Blu-ray

For all it's many (many, many) plot faults, the fourth season of THE FLASH is one of my personal favorites. It's not just because the big bad of the season finally wasn't another speedster who was faster than the titular "fastest man alive," or because the villain was (at least at first) one scary AF adversary. No, the real joy of this season of THE FLASH comes from the introduction of HARTLEY SAWYER as Ralph Dibny, aka The Elongated Man. In the Silver Age of comics, Barry Allen and Ralph Dibny were best friends, and teamed up often on cases, so it was nice to see that relationship begin to develop in the television series, even if it did begin on strained terms. The special effects for Ralph's powers were also better than anticipated, and will hopefully be even better and more creative going into the fifth season.

Wed
22
Aug

The Big Bang Theory announces 12th will be last season

Warner Bros. Television, CBS and Chuck Lorre Productions released the followung statement this afternoon:

"We are forever grateful to our fans for their support of The Big Bang Theory during the past twelve seasons. We, along with the cast, writers and crew, are extremely appreciative of the show’s success and aim to deliver a final season, and series finale, that will bring The Big Bang Theory to an epic creative close.” 

Wed
22
Aug

Teaser and cast announcement for Power Rangers: Beast Morphers

Over the weekend at Power Morphicon 2018, we finally started to get a little more information about Power Rangers Season 26.  We had announced earlier that the series would be calling Beast Morphers, and now we have the casting announcements and a teaser!
 


 

Wed
15
Aug

Mego's Peggy Bundy and Nostalgia Go Together Like a Horse and Carriage

Mego Peg Bundy
Mego was the king of action figures in the 70's. The formula was simple: an 8-inch action figure line with soft goods clothing and doll hair for characters who benefited from it. To maximize their reach, Mego didn't specialize in one franchise, they made toys for every brand they could: from Marvel to DC, Star Trek to Planet of the Apes, and Charlies Angels to CHIPS.  If it was on a screen, odds are MEGO made a figure of it.
 
 
Mon
13
Aug

Fourth Season of Gotham Darkest Yet

Gotham Season 4

When we ended the third season of GOTHAM, it looked as though we were going to see Bruce Wayne (DAVID MAZOUZ) take up his night-stalking ways that will lead to his eventual identity as The Batman. Alas, as the season progresses, we find Bruce Wayne choosing to be more of a jerk, burying himself from his future by going full-bore into the playboy mode, spending nights on the town with drinking buddies and getting sloshed. He even ends up fighting with Alfred (SEAN PERTWEE) and ultimately firing him.

Thu
09
Aug

Review: Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters- Episode 5 "Mermaid"

Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters- Episode 5 "Mermaid"

Guest Star(s): Karan Soni, Bridget Everett, Samm Levine

Written and Directed by Bobcat Goldthwait


This was the episode that Bobcat Goldthwait and Stephen Colbert were talking about on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT that made me interested in this series in the first place.  It’s a romance story about a man and a mermaid…with a heavy dose of discussing racism…

Wed
08
Aug

Review: Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters- Episode 4 "The Goatman Cometh"

Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters- Episode 4 "The Goatman Cometh"

Guest Star(s): Melissa Joan Hart

Written and Directed by Bobcat Goldthwait

Tue
07
Aug

Suspenseful, Frustrating Sixth Season of Arrow Debuts on Blu-ray

Arrow Season 6

The biggest problem with CW's series, ARROW, is that it has to keep ratcheting up the action to top its previous season. The natural end result was that the writers have painted themselves into quite a corner with the way the sixth season has wrapped up. The good part of that, however, is that we get the fun of watching them try to write their way out of it.

This season sees Green Arrow, aka Oliver Queen (STEPHEN AMELL), take on several different challenges, not the least of which comes from a federal agent, who is convinced that Oliver is the Green Arrow and is looking to put him behind bars for his vigilante actions. The irony of all that is that the case is largely built on a digitally manipulated image of Green Arrow unmasking to reveal Oliver Queen's face -- a fake that tells the truth.

Mon
06
Aug

Review: Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters- Episode 3 "Devil in the Blue Jeans"

Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters- Episode 3 "Devil in the Blue Jeans"

Guest Star(s): Bryce Johnson, Michael Ian Black, Jill Talley, Ross Bryant

Written and Directed: by Bobcat Goldthwait


Episode 3 is done as a Behind the Music style documentary about a musician, Caleb Faustini (Ross Bryant) who sold his soul to the devil (Michael Ian Black).  Bryce Johnson plays a documentary film maker who disappears before the footage is ever seen.

Mon
06
Aug

Review: Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters- Episode 2 "Face in the Car Lot"

Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters- Episode 2 "Face in the Car Lot"

Guest Star(s): Tara Lynne Barr, Dave Foley, David Koechner

Written and Directed by Bobcat Goldthwait

Sun
05
Aug

Review: Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters- Episode 1 "Bubba The Bear"

Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters- Episode 1 "Bubba The Bear"

Guest Star(s): Seth Green

Written and Directed by: Bobcat Goldthwait

Sat
04
Aug

Patrick Stewart returns as Jean-Luc Picard in new Star Trek project for CBS All Access

From Variety:

Sir Patrick Stewart will reprise the role of Capt. Jean-Luc Picard in a brand new “Star Trek” series on CBS All Access, Variety has learned.

The exact plot details are being kept mostly under wraps, though the series is said to tell the story of the next chapter of Picard’s life. That indicates that it will take place after the events of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” rather than being a prequel or reboot.

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Wed
01
Aug

J K Simmons Delivers Emmy-Worthy Performances in Starz Series, Counterpart

Counterpart Season 1

There's a wall in Berlin that separates it from Berlin. It's not the wall you're thinking of, but it's still symbolic of the cold war that sets the stage for the fascinating science fiction series, COUNTERPART.

Several years ago, an experiment went wrong, and suddenly where there was once one dimension there were now two, each of them identical up to that point in time, and now able to diverge in minute ways, each change cascading into more, like the flap of butterfly wings contributing to the hurricane. The bridge between these two Earths is below the building that is now a United Nations outpost, run by an organization that exists to keep the other dimension a secret, while controlling immigration between the sides, carrying out diplomatic gestures, and engaging in espionage.

Mon
30
Jul

Power Rangers 25th Anniversary Special

All year, Saban has been celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the debut of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.  We've gotten the huge SHATTERED GRID arc in the comics, an online channel featuring a new Power Rangers RPG, and there was even a massive Power Rangers marathon on Twitch.  The one thing that everyone has been real quiet about is what they would be doing on the Power Rangers TV series to celebrate.  UNTIL NOW!

Mon
30
Jul

Riverdale - The Complete Second Season (DVD)

The second season of CW's RIVERDALE was a dark and tumultuous ride, as the town found itself under siege by the Black Hood, a masked killer who sought out those he had deemed sinners. And as Archie seeks revenge for the shooting of his father, he gets in deeper and deeper with the dangerous Hiram Lodge, with all debts coming due in the jaw-dropping season finale!

With the third season getting ready to drop, now is the best time to binge the entire second season so that you're all up to date on the action with Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, Cheryl, and the rest of the Riverdale Bulldogs and Vixens to find out what happens next! And Critical Blast wants to help you in that endeavor by putting up for grabs this entire second season on DVD! All you have to do is use the following form below to enter. Notice that there are multiple options -- you can take all of them to multiply your chances of winning!

Fri
20
Jul

Season 2 of Iron Fist Coming in September

The first season of IRON FIST arrived with mixed reviews, but after a shakeup in the production team, they're ready to debut season 2.

The first season gave us Danny Rand's origin story as we pieced together how he ended up in K'un-Lun and we watched his powers slowly developed. As he embraces his calling, season 2 is expected to allow him to really cut loose with his abilities as his ongoing battle against evil continues.

Thu
19
Jul

Star Wars: The Clone Wars returns after 4 years

During San Diego Comic Con, there was a panel to celebrate the 10th anniversary of STAR WARS: CLONE WARS.  The panel ended with one hell of a surprise: 4 years after being cancelled, CLONE WARS IS BACK!  According to Gamespot, "Fans got their first look at an older Anakin, Obi-Wan, Rex, and Ahsoka in a new SDCC trailer, which you can watch below. A total of 12 new episodes of the animated series are officially coming to Disney's upcoming streaming service."

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