Television

Thu
25
May

Supergirl Season 2 Blu-Ray Coming in Hot Off the Season Finale!

Hot off the season finale of SUPERGIRL, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announces the release of Season 2 on Blu-Ray!

With an expected release date of August 22nd, you'll be able to rewatch all the great moments that spun out of SUPERGIRL's first exciting season on The CW! With all-new villains, romances, drama and more the second season of SUPERGIRL drew in 4.2 million viewers weekly; making it the 2nd most watched show on The CW behind THE FLASH (for Live+7 ratings)!

Thu
25
May

Nocking Point: Arrow Episode 523, "Lian Yu"

Arrow 523 Lian Yu

ARROW wraps its fifth season on an explosive cliffhanger -- literally -- which might serve to shake up the membership of Team Arrow right down to the cellar floor.

In preparation for his final strike to break Green Arrow (STEPHEN AMELL), Adrian Chase (JOSH SEGARRA) has abducted every member of Oliver's team -- and his family, including his son, William (JACK MOORE) -- and brought them back to where it all began: the island of Lian Yu, where Oliver (supposedly) was marooned for five years.

Wed
24
May

Mountain Monsters Uncovers the Grimm Secret of the Little Girl of the Dark Forest

Mountain Monsters Little Girl

Folklore has it that if you enter the Dark Forest, you may encounter the old Woman of the Woods. Or you may encounter a big Black Wolf. You may even run into a little girl.

Wait a minute. I think I've read this story before! Could it be that the actors in Lee County, Virginia are LARPing a dark, hillbilly version of Little Red Riding Hood, complete with the Three Little Pigs playing hide-and-seek with the Seven Dwarfs?

Wed
24
May

Catching Up: The Flash Episode 323, "Finish Line"

Flash 323 Finish Line

This is the moment we've been holding our breath for all week long. With Iris (CANDICE PATTON) having been slain by Savitar, right in front of our eyes last episode, how is Team Flash going to move forward?

This review delves into spoiler territory from the starting gun, so you are advised to turn away now if you do not wish to know the secrets revealed in this Season Three finale.

Ready? Set?

Let's go.

Iris isn't dead.

Tue
23
May

Get Your Cape On: DC Super Hero Girls Lands Series on Cartoon Network

Coming in hot off the popularity of their webisodes, Warner Bros. Animation has announced production on DC SUPER HERO GIRLS the series!

Expected to air on Cartoon Network some time in 2018, the series will follow the adventures of super teenagers Diana, Kara, Barbara, Harley, and others. DC SUPER HERO GIRLS the series comes from producer Lauren Faust (My Little Pony) and Sam Register (Justice League Action). Are there other producers more perfect to carry the torch of such a valued property? I can't think of any.

Pitched as an action-comedy series, it's sad to see that Shea Fontana will not be working on further developing the world she has helped create. She took to twitter to comment on the upcoming series:

Fri
19
May

Is It The Dark Woods Olympics? Mountain Monsters: The Three Rings of the North

Mountain Monsters Three Rings of the North

Remember when MOUNTAIN MONSTERS had a big story if an episode was a two-parter? This season, the Hillbilly X-Files is the plot line that never ends, as the sojourn into the Dark Woods reveals further creatures and conspiracies. It's like an Appalachian Twin Peaks, with every episode adding another weird layer onto a layer cake of weirdness.

Saturday, May 20th, the Destination America series picks up with Huckleberry covered in blood after having tangled with Predator an invisible creature with a shimmering humanoid outline to it. The blood wasn't Huck's, because my man knows how to use a knife, so there's an invisible creature leaking very visible (and very red) blood. Also, he doesn't heal all that fast, because the next day he's still leaving a fresh blood trail; coagulation apparently one of his cryptid-powers.

To protect themselves, the AIMS team decides to fortify their base camp cabin by surrounding it with an electric fence.

Thu
18
May

Nocking Point: Arrow Episode 522, "Missing"

Arrow Episode 522 Missing

With Adrian Chase, aka Prometheus, aka the Throwing Star Killer locked away at A.R.G.U.S., Team Arrow seems to finally be getting a well-deserved rest, which includes a surprise birthday party for Oliver (STEPHEN AMELL). The gang's all there, with the exception of Rene, who also missed his custody hearing, something Quentin plans to ream him for when he finds him.

Wed
17
May

Catching Up: The Flash Episode 322, "Infantino Street"

Infantino Street

See you're running round on Infantino Street

Whatcha doin' out there? Who ya tryin' to beat?

He knows what you're thinkin', cuz he your evil future self

Savitar's got plans to put Iris West on the shelf.

This is why the CW  doesn't come to me to provide the music for its shows. But it's really nice to see episode pays tribute to one of the all time most influential artists on THE FLASH comic books, Carmine Infantino. But in the CW series, Infantino Street is not a place of optimism -- it's a place of death. It's the place where Savitar is fated to murder Iris West and The Flash won't be able to save her.

And the countdown is at 24 hours.

Wed
17
May

Will FOX's "THE GIFTED" Live in a Bubble?

We've seen the teaser. We've witnessed the trailer. Now, we have questions that need answering. Mainly, now that the X-Men franchise has expanded and mutants are spilling over onto television, will THE GIFTED be a part of a shared universe?

Join me as I discuss the pitfalls of such a possibility. Also, what's with that title, couldn't they have found something that utilizes the 'X' a little more?

 

Mon
15
May

First Full Trailer for FOX's THE GIFTED Brings a Torn Family, Together

Last week Marvel and FOX gave us a teaser for their upcoming tv series THE GIFTED and promised a full trailer today.

As with most made for tv comic book properties, THE GIFTED is grounded in reality to deal with more dramatic themes so the focus can be more on the characters than their 'gifts'. While SFX continues to improve on most of these shows, the more fantastical they become, the harder it becomes to deliver without appearing campy.

The series will deal with siblings who have a 'gift' due to a genetic mutation. And while they're afraid to let their father know, because he apparently hunts people like them, when he finds out that his organization is after his children, he opens his eyes to acceptance.

Mon
15
May

David Tennant and Billie Piper to reunite as the Tenth Doctor and Rose for Big Finish

Radio Times has announced:

Billie Piper will join David Tennant for her first ever Doctor Who audio episodes from Big Finish productions, in Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Adventures – Volume 2. Piper's Big Finish debut is the first time she and Tennant have worked together on Doctor Who since the 50th anniversary television special The Day of the Doctor in 2013, and the first time she has appeared as the Doctor's regular companion since 2006 TV episode Doomsday.

Fri
12
May

Will SyFy's KRYPTON be a Prequel to 2013's Man of Steel?

While no official word has been given from Warner Bros, we take a look at whether or not KRYPTON should be considered a prequel. Set two full generations before the birth of Kal-El, the series will focus on his grandfather Seyg-El, played by Cameron Cuffe. With David Goyer assisting on the series there seems to be a connection, whether WB wants to openly admit it or not.

 

Thu
11
May

A New Monster Stalks the Dark Forest - Call In Arnold!

Mountain Monsters

So why is Jeff meeting secretly with Trapper in the woods, without telling the other members of the AIMS team? This Saturday is going to reveal that particular secret. Is it really Trapper? If it is, is Trapper running the rogue team?

Or is it something more sinister at work -- like a branching plotline!

The AIMS team is in disarray. Feeling betrayed and left in the dark about Trapper's plans, Buck, Huck and the rest of the team reluctantly agree to give Trapper's plan a chance -- which involves using Jeff as a spy!

But there's a problem. Jeff is still getting nosebleeds, he apparently really has been taken over at times by the Woman of the Woods -- and while on a night investigation, Huck does the unthinkable: he gets lost in the woods! And when the cameraman finds him...he's not Buck anymore.

Wed
10
May

FOX Has GIFTED Us With a Teaser Trailer

Fox is getting another comic book based show titled THE GIFTED. Brought to us by Marvel and mutant mainstay Bryan Singer, the teaser gives us a couple of kids stealing popcorn from a vending machine.

Now, there are a couple of flashes of other mutants using their powers but nothing is as obvious as the portal that opens up. Already confirmed for the show, it’s nice to get a glimpse of the portal popping power from the mutant named Blink.

Tue
09
May

Psych is coming back! Fans of delicious flavor rejoice!

Some very unexpected news from Variety yesterday:

 

USA Network has staged a “Psych” reunion.

The original cast and creator are returning for a two-hour holiday movie, “Psych: The Movie,” this December, Variety has learned.

The news comes more than three years after “Psych” went off the air in spring 2014, after airing for eight seasons and more than 120 episodes.

Fri
05
May

Pep Talk: Riverdale, Episode 112, "Anatomy of a Murder"

Riverdale 112 Anatomy of a Murder

Ask any millennial the question, "Who shot J.R.?" and you'll likely get a blank stare. But after last night, they can finally relate to that expansive generation gap, as RIVERDALE serves up the real murderer of Jason Blossom.

Last week, Riverdale law enforcement searched the trailer of F.P. Jones (SKEET ULRICH) and found the gun that killed Jason Blossom. The problem with that? The trailer had just been searched moments before by Archie (KJ APA) and Veronica (CAMILA MENDES), at the behest of Alice Cooper (MADCHEN AMICK), and the gun was not there then. Which means someone planted it. But who? And why does F.P. confess to the crime?

That's the mystery that Archie, Veronica, and Betty (LILI REINHART) have to solve, before a dejected--and now parentless--Jughead (COLE SPROUSE) leaves Riverdale for good.

Wed
03
May

Catching Up: The Flash, Episode 320, "I Know Who You Are"

I Know Who You Are

Everything has been leading up to this point. Armed with knowledge from the future, Marty McFly Team Flash has to convince Doc Brown Tracy Brand (ANNE DUDEK, THE MAGICIANS) not to give up on developing the flux capacitor her practical applications of speed force theory. That's because four years from the present, she develops the technology Flash can use to imprison Savitar in the speed force.

But...isn't that what caused this in the first place? If Flash 2024 managed to trap Savitar in the speed force after he killed Iris, then when does Savitar get the imprisonment that creates him and turns him into what he is? (That question gets even more twisty at the end of this week's episode!)

Thu
27
Apr

AIMS Encounters the Rogue Team Leader, and You Won't Believe Who It Is!

Mountain Monsters Black Wolf

The AIMS team has been challenged by the Rogue Team to return to the Dark Forest and capture the Woman of the Woods -- a legend who, among her other talents, can mimic anyone else's voice. She's out there with the Raven Mocker (another Bigfoot) and now apparently also with the Black Wolf, who has made its presence known. According to Shawnee folklore, the Black Wolf arrives to escort a departed soul to the afterlife.

Tue
25
Apr

Is NBC's POWERLESS Getting Cancelled?

It sure seems that way.

In a tweet last night, writer-producer Patrick Schumacker, revealed that POWERLESS would not air this week or next. He also indicated some doom-and-gloom on the horizon and thanked fans for watching.

While this particular writer at Critical Blast really enjoyed POWERLESS, many felt that the humor fell flat and was just written poorly. I contend that the writing was actually quite good and the show was full of heart and fun. Unfortunately, I wasn't in the majority.

Mon
17
Apr

At long last, Doctor Who is back with "The Pilot" (Season 10, Episode 1)

Doctor Who Series 10 - Episode 1 – The Pilot

Writer: Steven Moffat

Director: Lawrence Gough


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