Television

Thu
19
Jul

DC announces details for DC Universe online platform

Titans

DC has opened up a website for their DC Universe web platform for pre-orders!  It doesn't actually launch until the fall, but if you subscribe now, you will get an additional three months free when it launches.  The pricing they announced is $7.99 a month of $74.99 for a year.  DC Universe works on desktop and all your iOS and Android devices. It’s also compatible with Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Google Chromecast.  No mention of Roku at the moment.

So what do you get for your $75?  Looks like quite a bit...

 

Tue
26
Jun

Black Lightning Premiere Season Now on Blu-ray

Black Lightning Season 1

BLACK LIGHTNING is a CW show that differs from the rest of the DC Comics' based Arrowverse, and not just because it's completely separate from it. CRESS WILLIAMS plays the titular superhero, Black Lightning, aka high school principal Jefferson Pierce. As Pierce, he's a legend in the city of Freeland for his record with getting students into college. But he's legendary for another reason as well -- several years ago he cleaned up the community as the electrically-charged vigilante, Black Lightning. But he went into retirement, and the city of Freeland has gone steadily downhill ever since.

Fri
22
Jun

ABC to air The Conners...now with 100% less Roseanne

From The Hollywood Reporter:

Weeks after its stunning decision to cancel Roseanne, ABC is officially moving forward with a spinoff of TV's current No. 1 series — without controversial star Roseanne Barr.

Following aggressive talks with exec producer Tom Werner, the Disney-owned broadcaster has handed out a 10-episode, straight-to-series order for Roseanne spinoff The Conners (working title). The new take, which will also be a multicamera comedy and premiere in the fall, will follow the Conner family who, after a sudden turn of events, are forced to face the daily struggles of life in Lanford in a way they never have before. 

Fri
22
Jun

Less Than Heavenly Charlie's Angels from Dynamite

Charlie's Angels cover by Finch

Ah, the 70s. When we thought bell-bottoms and corduroy were comfortable fashions, and our thick, pile carpets were called "shag" for a reason I was too young to know.

One of the many, many highlights of the decade, however, was the television series CHARLIE'S ANGELS, a trio of former police women who went freelance to work for Charles Townsend, who was never seen but whose name was on the detective agency. They were tough, they were smart, and they were sexy, at a time when the feminist movement meant something.

Wed
06
Jun

What’s with All the 90’s TV Reboots?

Everything Old is New Again

More and more shows are being rebooted from the 90’s. Was television just better back then or are there other reasons why they have made a return?

Tue
05
Jun

13 Reasons Why – Season 2 Disturbing to Mental Health Experts

13 Reasons Why

Season 2 of the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why has been met with harsh criticism by mental health experts. We take a look the topic in the spotlight. 

Wed
30
May

Did Warner Bros Just Drop a Huge Hint for Lucifer Season Four?

Lucifer SSN 3

Tis the season for announcing the summer slate of DVD boxed sets for all our favorite fall shows that wrapped up a few weeks back. Chief among those is LUCIFER, starring Tom Ellis as the Prince of Darkness teamed up with an LAPD Detective, Chloe Decker (Lauren German).

The promo material for the release reads as follows:

Tue
29
May

ABC Cancels Roseanne after star's racist tweet

From Variety:

ABC has pulled the plug on the revival “Roseanne.”

The move comes after series star Roseanne Barr made a comment on Twitter Tuesday morning referring to former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett as the “offspring of the ‘Muslim Brotherhood & Planet of the Apes.'”

“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said in a statement.

Thu
24
May

KRYPTON Finale Throws Expectations into The PHANTOM ZONE

Superman where are you now?

If you didn't watch the mind-bending, heart pounding, season finale of KRYPTON last evening, you may want to close out and come back after you have. There are spoilers abound as KRYPTON continues to make their own rules in a way that not only honors the Superman mythos, but enhances it as well.

***SPOILER WARNING***

Wed
23
May

The Fate of SyFy's KRYPTON Revealed!

The hottest show on SyFy right now is KRYPTON and with the season finale upon us, news has come out about its future.

Announced yesterday, the show has been picked up for a second season. KRYPTON, starring Cameron Cuffe, Shaun Sipos, Wallis Day, Georgina Campbell, and Ann Ogbomo has taken Superman's homeworld by storm. Shaking up the mythos in ways that no one could have imagined, viewers have been treated to stunning set pieces and impressive special effects.

Wed
23
May

Catching Up: The Flash Episode 423, "We Are The Flash"

We Are The Flash

THE FLASH Season 4 started off strong, then hit more than one obstacle along the way.

Fortunately for the fans, the season ended just as strong as it began, as Team Flash gets help from The Thinker's estranged wife, Marlize (KIM ENGELBRECHT). Utlizing the pregnancy-induced telepathic powers of Cecile Horton (DANIELLE NICOLET), they are able to broadcast The Flash (GRANT GUSTIN) into the mind of The Thinker, Clifford DeVoe (NEIL SANDILANDS). The mission: to find the good that once was in him, bring it to the fore through a mental nexus, and have that good take over, before his satellites completely canvass the globe and bring The Enlightenment -- the erasure of all human intelligence.

Mon
21
May

WWE scores big on new TV Deals

Once again, it is I, The Masked Ace, Critical Blast's resident wrestling expert! 

Last week, it was announced that Universal/NBC had decided to keep Raw on the USA Network, reportedly tripling what they were paying the WWE.  Smackdown would no longer be on USA, and WWE had been shopping it around.  The frontrunners included Fox, Facebook, and Amazon.  

Sat
19
May

Cartoon Network to do new Thundercats cartoon in the style of Teen Titans Go

From Entertainment Weekly:

EW can exclusively reveal that Warner Bros. Animation is bringing back the iconic cat-like aliens for new animated series called ThunderCats Roar, which will debut on Cartoon Network in 2019.

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Thu
17
May

Arrowverse welcomes it's first Bat-family character!

From Hollywood Reporter:

The CW's annual Arrow-verse crossover is introducing a new DC Comics favorite.

Thu
17
May

KRYPTON: The Shocking Twist That Shook Superman's Family Tree

SyFy's KRYPTON has been changing the way Superman's history is looked at, by pulling back the curtain, 200 years before the planet's destruction.

The reveal from last night will change everything you THOUGHT you knew about Superman's lineage.

***SPOILER WARNING***

Let's get you caught up in case you haven't been following along:

Earlier in the season, Dru Zod arrived via time travel to save Krypton. It was revealed that the planet's core becomes destabilized after Brainiac rips Kandor from the ground. Stop Brainiac, save Krypton.

Thu
17
May

Pep Talk: Riverdale Episode 222, "Brave New World"

Riverdale Brave New World

It's the season finale for RIVERDALE, and it looks as though things might actually get back the place being a beacon of all that is good.

So naturally, evil wins.

Let's start with setting everyone's minds at ease about the ending of last week's episode: Jughead (COLE SPROUSE) is alive. Shame on the writers for making us hold our breath during the opening moments of this episode! For good measure, Fangs Fogarty (DREW RAY TANNER) is also alive -- reports of his death from the sheriff were a ploy by Hiram Lodge (MARK CONSUELOS) to lure the Southside Serpents into war with the Goolies.

Wed
16
May

Catching Up: The Flash Episode 422, "Think Fast"

The Flash 422 - Think Fast

The penultimate episode of the fourth season finds Flash (GRANT GUSTIN) and his teammates in a last-ditch effort against the clock to stop Clifford DeVoe, aka The Thinker (NEIL SANDILANDS) from launching his satellites, which would work in conjunction to flood the world with dark matter and erase human intelligence. It's a tension-filled adventure juxtaposed against the silliness of Iris (CANDICE PATTON) having to babysit a near-idiot level Harrison Wells (TOM CAVANAGH), while Joe West (JESSE L MARTIN) copes with the newest development in the last week of DA Cecile Horton's (DANIELLE NICOLET) pregnancy as her mind-reading powers stretch to become mind-inhabiting powers.

Tue
15
May

Devil's Advocate: Lucifer Episode 324, "A Devil of My Word"

Lucifer Season 3 Finale

What is it about canceling a series that suffers from the more-than-occasional mediocre episode that suddenly brings out the best in writers? The season (and series?) finale of LUCIFER is everything we've wanted the series to be, as all the loose ends are tied up, and a cliffhanger finale that will have shippers doing fanfic for years to come if the show doesn't get picked up for a fourth season.

Charlotte Richards (TRICIA HELFER) is dead, shot by Lt. Marcus Pierce (TOM WELLING) when he was actually trying to shoot Amenadiel (D.B. WOODSIDE). He did this because Pierce is also Cain, immortal murderer who lost his curse mark and believed killing God's favorite son would earn it back. But he missed. Charlotte died. Amenadiel got his wings back. And the angel flew the redeemed to Heaven.

Fri
11
May

Knight Moves: Gotham Episode 421, "One Bad Day"

GOTHAM does its own unique spin on DC Comics' THE KILLING JOKE in this latest episode, as things lead up to next season, which looks to be a take on the mega-arc, NO MAN'S LAND.

Jeremiah Valeska (CAMERON MONAGHAN) is holding Gotham City hostage, having planted highly explosive bombs all over the city. Jim Gordon (BEN MCKENZIE) is feared dead, and as ranking detective Harvey Bullock (DONAL LOGUE) takes the lead. But the police don't want to follow him, because the last time he was in charge they all got shot at by Professor Pyg.

Meanwhile, Oswald Cobblepot (ROBIN LORD TAYLOR) senses an opportunity to cash in on Jeremiah's extortion plot, and convinces Barbara Kean (ERIN RICHARDS) and Tabitha Galavan (JESSICA LUCAS) to ally with him, with the underlying promise of getting a cure for Butch (DREW POWELL) and his "Solomon Grundy" condition. 

Thu
10
May

Pep Talk: Riverdale Episode 221, "Judgment Night"

Riverdale Judgment Night

When we last left RIVERDALE (and if we're honest, when we say 'left' we mean 'ran away screaming'), Cheryl Blossom (MADELAINE PETSCH) had just opened the door of Thistle House to none other than the Black Hood.

It could have been the end for Cheryl, but she kept her wits about her. And when the Black Hood follows her outside, he comes face to face with another CW character -- Speedy from ARROW! Oh wait, that's not Thea Queen. It's still Cheryl Blossom, but with a bad-ass bow and her blood-red hunting cape! She fires a warning shot at him to get his attention, then puts one in his right shoulder, sending him fleeing into the woods -- with her in hot pursuit!

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