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EPIC REVIEW: Star Wars Rebels “Twilight of the Apprentice”

Howdy people of the internet, hope y’all are doing well and all that jazz, well today I finally got around to watching the season finale of Star Wars Rebels entitled “Twilight of the Apprentice” and man, I’m still just trying to process what I watched. This doubled length episode pretty much had the meat of what us fans had been waiting for since the “The Siege of Lothal” and the awesome trailer that was shown a little while ago for the latter half of this season. Now normally I’d do a condensed review as part of my “What I’m Currently Watching” posts, but this two-part episode was just too good to not make a specific post on. Oh and before I begin SPOILERS AHEAD!! Okay? Cool let’s rock.

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So “Twilight of the Apprentice” what a damn good finish to this season of Rebels. I know the quality of the in stories season 2 has been a bit up and down because of it’s expanded length when compared to season 1 and the numerous episodes that didn’t really add to the main plot involving Vader, Ahsoka, the Inquisitors and Ezra’s path to the dark side, however, when Rebels commits to its story, characters, tone and action, it goes hard and kills it and this was certainly the case with this finale. And while there were certain things that I may nitpick about or played out a little differently than I had anticipated, I can say that this was one of the most satisfying season finales I’ve watched for a while.

I mean where do you start? This episode had drama, suspense, brutality, action and death, and as the episode ended there was foreshadowing for the future that just makes things even more intriguing and exciting going into season 3.

Okay so the premise for this episode can be described as the following:

“Ahsoka, Kanan, and Ezra head to Malachor to find a Sith temple. While there they battle inquisitors, Darth Vader and the old master.”

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Straight from the time Kanan, Ahsoka and Ezra arrive on Malachor things felt tense. The atmosphere was great with use of ambience and the muted colours used for the planets clouds and surface, and after that things only got more interesting. Learning about what happened to the Jedi below Malachor’s surface was fascinating and a little depressing at the same time, and then when that Inquisitor showed I was like “Damn, things escalated quickly.” But once Ezra got separated from Kana and Ahsoka and started his journey with Maul (aka Darth Maul) that’s when thing truly got interesting. Just hearing these two talk, relate to each other, but also see Maul teach/manipulate Ezra to tap into the Dark Side and use his emotions to get into the Sith Temple and obtain the holocron, that material was so thought-provoking, unsettling and yet so cool at the same time. Their pairing just had me constantly engaged and I could just watch a whole episode or two just listening to these two learn about each other, their different ideologies and how they could change once Ezra became his apprentice.

It was also great to see Ahsoka and Kanan take on the new Inquisitor and apprehend him only for the Fifth Brother and Seventh Sister to arrive and mess things up. I also really enjoyed how Kanan and Ahsoka had to unwillingly team up with Maul to take out the Inquisitors, and how Maul tried to get Ezra to outright kill Seventh Sister but ultimately refused leaving Maul to do it. And then for Maul to send Ezra off and unlock the secret of the holocron and then show his true colours by blinded Kanan and trying to take out Ahsoka? That was some crazy shit! Something I didn’t expect to enjoy as much as I did was the mythology and history, learning about the Sith Temple and the holocron, hearing about Maul’s history and how he wanted to take revenge on all who wronged him, and seeing the green cross saber, all of that material was great world-building and it also made for good references to The Clone Wars and main film saga too which was really cool as well.

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And then of course we had the appearance of Vader who just descended from the sky on top of his ship in such a badass manner, took down Ezra and destroyed his lightsaber, but before killing him got to take on Ahsoka. Their confrontation was beautiful, adrenaline-fueled and I really enjoyed their interactions and how even in the midst of the fight Ahsoka still sensed Anakin’s presence and how she ultimately saved Kanan and Ezra by stopping Vader and allowing the others to escape. If I had any complaints it was that there was no definitive end to Ahsoka, I know she’s a character loved within certain circles of the SW community but I would have liked to have gotten an on-screen death because towards the end of the episode it looked like Vader was victorious, but who was that figure stepping into the shadows? I certainly looked like Ahsoka and I was prepared for death, but alas I guess we’ll have to wait.

Oh and the fights, holy moly! I LOVED the action in this episode. The lightsaber fights were some of the best so far, and while I still prefer the more realistic/heavier movements of the live-action fights, this is a pretty close second. The fights they were hard, fast, vicious, aggressive, and wonderfully choreographed with each person having a particular style being shown off especially when it came to Maul, Ahsoka, Kanan and Vader. Oh I adored how much more dark and edgier this episode was with two of the Inquisitors being killed by Maul in such a brutal way, and that other Inquisitor falling to his doom, nice. I also have to mention how fantastic this show looked, from the design of the Sith Temple to the upper and lower surfaces of Malachor, and the use of colour, lighting and animation, everything felt so right with the visual presentation. And the music was excellent with some lovely call backs to themes from the live-action films.

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The end of this episode felt very Empire Strikes Back with everyone in a dark/melancholy place; Kanan’s now blind, Ahsoka’s no longer part of the Ghost team, Ezra looked to be channeling the Dark Side, Maul escaped into space and Vader’s still alive, but there were a lot of questions going forward now like:

  1. Was that Ahsoka going into the remains of that Sith Temple? And what will the future hold for her? Because she can’t last forever.
  2. Will Ezra turn? Maul had planted the seeds of Dark Side knowledge into him, but he hasn’t committed to it yet, but if that aggressive expression was anything to go by then Ezra may still develop feelings towards that dark path in season 3.
  3. How will Kanan function now? It was a pretty gutsy move to blind one of the main characters, I thought it got slashed in one eye, but to know that it was two? Damn, I will be curious to see if he can gain his sight back or if it’s permanent and he’ll have to become the Daredevil of the Jedi.
  4. What will happen with Maul? I was so glad that the dude got away because he’s too good of a character to kill off after this awesome return.
  5. How will the end of this season effect the show tonally going forward? There was certainly a feeling of loss, pain and a  bit of hopelessness for several of the characters involved. So will the next season still have room for fun or will the storylines and characters be more serious and dark? I am so curious.

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In conclusion “Twilight of the Apprentice” was a great way to finish this season of Rebels. Dear god, I can’t sing the praises of this show enough, it is pure Star Wars in an animated format and I never thought I would be so invested in this show, but it truly is fantastic. There was some fantastic emotional material, tension, darkness, great mythology and intriguing foreshadowing for story material going into season 3. I can’t wait.

So have you seen the season finale of Star Wars Rebels and if so what did you think of it? Did it met your expectations or fall below them? Be sure to comment below and I’ll see ya on the next review, laters! 😀

 
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Posted by on April 1, 2016 in Media, Reviews, Television, TV Reviews

 

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What I’m Currently Watching #22

Howdy ladies and gents, and welcome to What I’m Currently Watching where I give you a tiny update on what TV-based stuff I’m watching and give mini reviews/impressions on them. This is the 22nd week and after some time away I’m here to talk about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Star Wars Rebels specifically because that’s all I’ll probably have to watch this week because of work. With that out of the way let’s talk about some TV! 😀 Oh and careful for spoilers and bad language below…

Agents of SHIELD (Season 3) “Parting Shot”

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Why Agents of S.H.I.L.E.D.? Why? You got me all emotional and I never feel that way in this show, until now. I have to admit that when AoS returned I wasn’t all that hyped and was still getting over the conclusion of Agent Carter, and while the last two episodes have been decent enough, the engagement and momentum that the show had running up to Christmas last year was gone, so I haven’t felt as compelled to watch as I’ve been with The Flash, Arrow or Grimm, but this week they delivered one of the most memorable episodes ages, and while that was primarily due to latter half of the episode’s story and plans for a future Marvel TV show, it was definitely one for the fans. This episode had some pretty solid story material with Gideon Malick, some interesting fight sequences with the shadow Inhuman dude, and political elements that again relate to some issues that may be brought up in Civil War.

But this episode was very focused on Bobbi and Hunter, and as the episode progressed I just knew from the interrogation scenes and the flashbacks involving their conversations and certain plot points, that this going to be set up for Marvel’s Most Wanted. When that show was announced it felt inevitable that Bobbi and Hunter wouldn’t be able to do both shows and would probably have to be written out of AoS, and I think the fans have been curious and cautious to see when this event would take place and sure enough with Bobbi killing the Inhuman politician and Lance looking suspicious by association there wasn’t going to be a good outcome for these two unless they quit and went off the grid. It was painful to see Coulson try to convince them to stay only for Bobbi to confirm that what we already knew, that they had to leave and Coulson had no power to help, which lead to the final scene at the bar… Christ. Just seeing the team silently watching from afar as the waitress brought drinks over, I really started to feel the gravity of the situation. Seeing everyone salute Bobbi and Hunter was a beautiful and truly heartfelt sendoff for not on the S.H.I.E.L.D. team but also the fans who’ve gone so attached. But I think Mac’s face said it all and how he didn’t drink and just kept looking at them like “I can’t do it, I’m not ready to let you go yet.” That got me right in my soul. That was probably the most emotional moment in the history of this show. Annoyingly Nick Blood and Adrianne Palicki have become one of the strongest aspects of the show with their contributions since the early side of season 2, they feel like family and the fact that they’re gone to make way for another TV just feels wrong, I mean who knows if Most Wanted will be successful or not? But regardless of that AoS really started to work as a more engaging show because of these two and now that they’re gone it’s gonna be hard to fill that void.

Star Wars Rebels (Season 2) “The Mystery of Chopper Base”

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This week’s episode of Rebels was pretty solid. After what could be described as one the worst episode of the season last week with “The Forgotten Droid” we’re finally back on track with the Ghost team trying to set up a base for the rebels, monsters lurking around in he shadows and the prospect of Kanan and Ezra leaving the Hera and the others to take on the Inquisitors. The episode was about foreshadowing and letting the audience know that next episode will have some serious stuff going down and things may not be the same going ahead into season 3. Just small character moments like conversations between Kanan and Hera or Zeb and Ezra chilling and listening to rock music (which was really bizarre in the world of Star Wars by the way), these were the elements that let you know With Ezra and Kanan training and getting better, you know it’s only a matter of time until they have to put their skills to use to take on the bad guys along with Asoka, and it was fun to see these two training, but also just seeing those small moments with Ezra questioning Kanan about being his enemy or trying to use his Force ability to connect with the monsters only to fail, all the signs point to him going bad or at least getting more invested in the Dark Side. I also really enjoyed Hera in this episode, here we discovered that she realised the importance of Kanan and Ezra’s mission, but also how their need to leave will break up the family dynamic that they’ve formed, and potentially miss Kanan too. While this show’s never outright showed a love interest between Hera and Kanan its subtly been hinted at shown since Rebels started, and with the both of them holding each other during the sunset, it confirms to me more so than before that there must be some romantic elements between these two and I want to see that explored some more. The only issues I have with this episode was that no one addressed the female pilot that got taken out by the monster and why she pretty much died but Rex was kept alive, and the appearance of Chopper (I seriously don’t care for that droid). Overall a fine episode and I’m now ready for the doubled length season finale next week, bring on Vader! 😀

Well that’s what I’ve been watching. So have you seen or plan to watch any of these shows? If you have any thoughts be sure to drop a comment below and let me know what TV shows you’re currently watching  too. Until next time, laters! 😀

 
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Posted by on March 24, 2016 in Life, Media, Reviews, Television, TV Reviews

 

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What I’m Currently Watching #20

Howdy ladies and gents, and welcome to What I’m Currently Watching where I give you a tiny update on what TV-based stuff I’m watching and give mini reviews/impressions on them. This is the 20th week and after a week off I’m back to talk about some TV stuff again. With that out of the way let’s talk about some TV! 😀 Oh and careful for spoilers and bad language below…

Agent Carter (Season 2) “Hollywood Ending”

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So after 10 episodes we’ve come to the end of season 2 of Agent Carter with Hollywood Ending” and it was pretty good, if a little predictable and disappointing considering the build up towards this finale, and while the show was technically given an ending, it was still left open for the possibility of a third season (though that may not happen due to Hayley Atwell’s commitment to ABC’s Conviction). So what happened? So Wilkes blew up and got rid of the Zero Matter, but Whitney took it all and then became obsessed with creating another machine, seeing her all crazy and corrupt was interesting, but it sort of got rid of the more charming and charismatic side of her that I liked. And it was also surprising to see how much Joseph Manfredi cared for Whitney, how he’d noticed that she’d changed and went to Howard Stark and Carter for help. Also seeing the return of Howard Stark was awesome, whether he was flirting with Rose, arguing about the name of a machine or complaining about mustard, Dominic Cooper was a delight, but it was great to have him along with Wilkes and Samberly to help create Whitney’s machine to draw her out and then use the gamma cannon to rid Whitney of her powers and send the Zero Matter back to the other dimension. While I didn’t think anyone would die, I was a little worried for Sousa when he almost got sucked away into that portal. At the end of the day things worked out, Whitney was sent to a mental asylum (that was creepy), Thompson was shot and Peggy’s file was taken (that dude is dead right?), and Peggy got convinced by Jarvis to stick around in LA and finally kissed Sousa! I know this was predictable but it had to happen, these two had been doing that “will they or won’t they?” thing for too long. Though I wonder: 1) Are they officially a thing? 2) If so where does that leave Wilkes? Was he just forgotten by Peggy or what? And 3) I wonder who’s decision it was for Peggy to finally hook up with Sousa, was it because he’d almost died recently or was it because of their history of being potential lovers since last season? Either way this season may not have been for everyone, but with the exception of this final episode, I’d say season 2 has been a lot of fun and I can only hope for more in the future.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Episodes 1-6

So during the week I had a chance to finally catch up with this show and I have to say that I’m liking it so far, I wouldn’t call it must-watch TV but it’s certainly far from being boring. Having Rip Hunter assemble his ragtag team of heroes has been fun to watch considering each other their individual backgrounds and character traits. Just like when I watched The Avengers or Guardians of the Galaxy it took a while for these characters to get used to each other, they argued and fought each other, but eventually come to trust, confide and rely on each other and its been fun seeing the different groups and pairings interact. My favourites so far would be Captain Cold and Heat Wave, those two are criminals through and through and have a wonderful dynamic, but it’s also been interesting to see how these adventures have changed their perspectives on what they want out of life and how they treat each other. Oh and how smooth is Wentworth Miller? That dude, damn. I also am enjoying seeing more of Sara Lance and Ray Palmer as well, and seeing the further development of the bond between Professor Stein and Jefferson Jackson has been great too. Oh and Rip Hunter while I wasn’t too keen on him in the first two episodes has grown on me. The only people I haven’t cared for are Kendra and Carter (Hawkgirl and Hawkman), they never really caught my interest in the crossover episodes and they’re not too interesting now. Once Carter died I was like “Thank god!” That dude was so BORING. And it doesn’t help that Kendra seems to have no charisma and constantly moans about being a barista before all this.

Oh and the action falls in the Arrow category of things where it can be pretty cool and well-choreographed in certain sequences, and then not look all that good in others with questionable fight choreography, camera shots and visual effects. I don’t mean to sound snobby, I just have a very specific set of needs when it comes to action in my superhero shows. My only concerns about the show at this current point in time would be: 1) How much time travelling will they do before the novelty wears off? And 2) How many times can they go through time and mess up/fail at their missions before things become repetitive? Basically I want the show to stay fresh and find new and interesting ways to keep my interest with the time travel elements, but I don’t know how far they can go considering that even with the first six episodes I feel like by the time the season’s over I would have been a little tired of all this stuff, but hey I could be wrong, guess we’ll wait and see what happens.

Star Wars Rebels (Season 2) “Homecoming”

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This week’s episode of Rebels, wow, talk about a 180! While the last few episodes have been great for character development, I really enjoy the power struggle between the light and dark side of the force with the Jedi, lightsaber fights and the mythology, and this was some really got stuff, best material in ages. we got to see the Inquisitors, return to the Jedi temple from season 1 and got an inside look into the mind space of our lightsaber-wielding heroes at this current point in time. And how about that opening? SO COOL! Straight into an action sequence with Kanan and Ezra fighting the Fifth Brother and Seventh Sister in mortal combat, it was fast, furious and intense, and just when the heroes look like they’re in a pitch Ezra was able to help them escape using his Force abilities, and it was cool that this episode again addressed Ezra’s growing power, his subtle arrogance and Kanan’s doubts about being able not only protect him but save him from the Dark Side. I really enjoyed the return of the Lothal Jedi temple and seeing Kanan with his intense battle with the Jedi guard, Ezra and his conversation with Yoda, and Ahsoka dealing with her inner turmoil relating to Anakin and the truth of what he’s become (totally confirming that she’s at least been aware about who Darth Vader really is), that was all great stuff, especially Ahsoka’s stuff and Kanan’s material, the hell saw the Grand Inquisitor being behind the mask of that guard? Even the Inquisitors were shocked, and then to show Vader towards the end, glorious. The season’s finally starting to ramp up and deliver on the promise of the footage we had hoped for during the trailer that was released weeks ago. I’m hyped! 😀

Well that’s what I’ve been watching. So have you seen or plan to watch any of these shows? If you have any thoughts be sure to drop a comment below and let me know what TV shows you’re currently watching  too. Until next time, laters! 😀

 
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Posted by on March 3, 2016 in Life, Media, Reviews, Television, TV Reviews

 

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What I’m Currently Watching #19

Howdy ladies and gents, and after a good few weeks off I would like to welcome you back to What I’m Currently Watching where I give you a tiny update on what TV-based stuff I’m watching and give mini reviews/impressions on them. This is the 19th week and I have to mention that I only watched two shows this week, and I got pretty giddy about Agent Carter so those episode reviews will be a little on the long side. With that out of the way let’s talk about some TV! 😀 Oh and careful for spoilers and bad language below…

Agent Carter (Season 2) “Life of the Party” & “Monsters”

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Well fuck me, episode 6 of Agent Carter entitled Life of the Party” was some damn good stuff with Dottie Underwood on the loose and Whitney Frost becoming all-powerful. This episode was about revealing secrets, uneasy alliances and making tough moral decisions. There was so much to love about this episode and I could talk about it for ages, but since this is a condensed review I’ll try my best to highlight my favourite aspects of the episode. A fair amount of stuff took place in this episode with Wilkes devising a plan to make himself whole again, Peggy requiring Dottie’s helps to obtain Zero Matter from Whitney, Whitney taking over the council and Jack Thompson having to turn against Peggy in order to ensure not only his loyalty to Vernon Masters, but also secure the safety of his career. I also liked how this episode addressed Peggy and Sousa’s subtle/not so subtle feelings for each other because of Violet’s discovery last week, it was clear that there’s still hope for these two and Wilkes can see that he’s now part of a love triangle, oh yeah! Let’s quickly talk about the return of Dottie, oh man I’ve been waiting to see this firecracker return and she was brought back in such a great way because of Peggy’s injury, and it was awesome to see these characters face-to-face with the witty dialogue and knowing how each other works, so when Dottie attempted to escape, Peggy knew beforehand to catch her later on or when Dottie was on infiltration duty she knew how to be crafty and get lost while with Jarvis. I loved Dottie’s interaction with Jarvis and Wilkes and Bridget Regan just kills it with her energy and charm. Oh and Whitney, man she had an important arc in the story this week, I knew Calvin was setting her up before the council meeting, I just didn’t know what he’d do, but after demonstrating her abilities Calvin had men try to choke her out from a distance, but then she literally sucked them up, killed her hubby and half the council members! Shit, she wasn’t playing around anymore and left a few key members around as her new henchmen to assume power as the new leader in town and I loved it SO much, oh and what the hell is Whitney doing with a chained up Dottie in that box!?! MYSTERIOUS!

And then we go from one damn good episode to another. Episode 7Monsters has to be noted for one key factor; Whitney Frost got to Dottie Underwood! Vernon was playing interrogator and Dottie wasn’t having any of it, she was too tough, but Whitney came in, grabbed Dottie and filled her with Zero Matter and then got her to not only talk, but we saw her break. As witnessed in last season, Dottie’s one of the woman from the Black widow program and she’s tough as nails to a ridiculous degree, but what Whitney did was install fear into Dottie, the look of shock and desperation in Dottie’s face was surprising and incredible. The woman even shed a tear, I didn’t think Dottie was capable of that! Besides that beautiful moment, this episode was filled with a lot of good stuff with Vernon Masters being a crafty bastard, Wilkes finally becoming whole again and Whitney Frost learning about Wilkes’ connection to Zero Matter and eventually stealing him. I once again loved how this episode addressed Peggy’s love life and brought to light that she now has two men chasing after her affections and she didn’t know how to deal with it. Having Peggy and Jarvis going to find Dottie only for their plan to fail and get captured was pretty funny. I also enjoyed the witty banter between Peggy and Dottie as they were escaping, the fact that poor Sousa mysteriously got beat up by masked men, but then got relieved from his position as head of the LA division of the SSR by Vernon or that Whitney’s made plans, asserted her dominance over other people and discovered new things about Zero Matter and Wilkes. That speech she gave about the reason why Wilkes was hired and the tough realities that women and black people faced at that period of time felt not only appropriate but powerful too. Oh and finally poor Ana, she was literally in the wrong place at the wrong time, and while I appreciated her trying to do the right thing by confronting Whitney, the woman got shot and you could see that it broke Jarvis. That final moment with him and Peggy together in the hospital spoke volumes about their friendship and the pain of their current situation.

Star Wars Rebels (Season 2) “Homecoming”

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This week’s episode of Rebels was pretty solid, not a great episode but I liked it. It was night to see another episode dedicated to Hera and giving her some development in terms of her aiding her home planet Ryloth and dealing with her father, Cham Syndulla. I’ve always been a fan of family conflicts and it was interesting to learn about Her’s history with her father and Cham’s reasons for doing what he did and why he and Hera had their differences, but ultimately still wanted the same thing; to be heroes and safe people in need. There were a few individual good moments I did enjoy like Kanan adjusting himself before meeting Cham or Her and Cham’s conversation where Hera reverted into her father’s accent or the point when Kanan and Ezra were throwing each other with the Force during the action sequence. I will admit the episode did have a lot of familiar story and character moments when it came to ulterior motives and then having him and Hera make up towards the end of the episode despite years of pain,

Well that’s what I’ve been watching. So have you seen or plan to watch any of these shows? If you have any thoughts be sure to drop a comment below and let me know what TV shows you’re currently watching  too. Until next time, laters! 😀

 
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Posted by on February 19, 2016 in Life, Media, Reviews, Television, TV Reviews

 

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What I’m Currently Watching #18

Howdy ladies and gents, and welcome to What I’m Currently Watching where I give you a tiny update on what TV-based stuff I’m watching and give mini reviews/impressions on them. This is week 18th and I apologize for leaving this post so late but I’ve been a little on the busy side this week so I’ll only be talking about three shows today. With that out of the way let’s talk about some TV! 😀 Oh and careful for spoilers below…

Agent Carter (Season 2) “The Atomic Job”

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Agent Carter at this point I can’t recommend enough, I really love this show now. Things are starting to escalate a little with Whitney Frost wanting to set off an atomic bomb to make use of her Zero Matter powers and Peggy assembling a team to stop her. Having Peggy have a team for the Roxxon break was great because it allowed for more of an interesting dynamic beyond her already fun adventures with Jarvis and more recently Sousa too, I’ve liked the way Rose has been used in this season so far with a little more interaction with Peggy and Sousa, but man she seriously kicked ass in this episode. Who knew she was fighter or that she was such a good flirt/manipulator of men? That woman was crafty! And even an inconsequential character like Samberly got to step into the field and show off his gadgets and skills. Other things I liked was the fact that Calvin was starting to stand up for himself, but was still put back in his place by Whitney who clearly is enjoying her new abilities, seeing Peggy get impaled was horrible, but it did allow Violet to patch Peggy up and then realise that even though she wanted to marry Sousa before, she’s not dumb and could see that Sousa still had feelings for Peggy (oooooo relationship drama). This may be my favourite episode so far, or at be my favourite when it came to the humour. From Jarvis and Peggy discussing possible infiltration techniques for Roxxon that all ended in death to Peggy constantly zapping Hugh Jones while trying to find his key to seeing the strange yet interesting interactions between Rose and Samberly were fun, oh and how good was the slow motion walk scene with Peggy and her crew. 😀 This episode just had a lot of everything and so many moments just made me want to laugh or smile.

The Flash (Season 2) “Welcome to Earth-2”

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Man I really liked week’s episode of The Flash and it might be my favourite of the season so far. It was so strange, different and awesome with Barry, Cisco and Harrison Wells travelling to the much-talked about Earth-2. Seeing all of the subtle similarities and many differences for all of the current and past characters from the prime Earth was so cool and interesting. I loved the use of Killer Frost and Firestorm, learning about Reverb and seeing his interaction with Cisco was amazing, and having Barry live the life of his Doppelganger and discovering the differences in his life with Iris, Joe, the police station and his mother lead to some funny and emotion moments. This episode had a lot of the best sci-fi elements that Iove when it comes to futuristic worlds and cause and effect, oh and towards the end with Zoom showing up and once again establishing his dominance by killing Reverb, Firestorm and capturing Barry, shit, totally surprised by that and can’t wait to see how Barry will escape.

Star Wars Rebels (Season 2) “The Call”

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This week’s episode of Rebels was good and much more entertaining than last week. I liked that this was another episode where the Ghost crew in a tight spot with them cold, lacking many options and close-to-death due to their lack of energy for their starship. But I also liked how this was an episode that focused on the use of the Force and made those moments between Ezra and the Purrgill special and kind of magical/supernatural, and once again reinforces that Ezra is a strong individual with the Force (probably more foreshadowing for later events). Even though I love Hera, I did find her pessimism towards the Purrgill a little annoying, I mean sure she explained her reasoning later on but it was a little frustrating to see that she had no faith in Ezra’s instincts.

Well that’s what I’ve been watching. So have you seen or plan to watch any of these shows? If you have any thoughts be sure to drop a comment below and let me know what TV shows you’re currently watching  too. Until next time, laters! 😀

 
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Posted by on February 14, 2016 in Life, Media, Reviews, Television, TV Reviews

 

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What I’m Currently Watching #17

Howdy ladies and gents, and after a good few weeks off I would like to welcome you back to What I’m Currently Watching where I give you a tiny update on what TV-based stuff I’m watching and give mini reviews/impressions on them. This is the 17th week and while there’s been plenty of TV on the air, I’m gonna start with the regulars and work up to more in the future if I have time. With that out of the way let’s talk about some TV! 😀 Oh and careful for spoilers below…

Agent Carter (Season 2) “Smoke & Mirrors”

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Agent Carter just continues to excel at being awesome with this week’s episode doing a great job at again improving the foundation that season 1 created, but also introducing new and unexpected elements that have made the show so much better than before. There was so much to love from the humour involving Jarvis, to Peggy’s tactics to get information out of Mr. Hunt to Whitney Frost’s attempts to understand her abilities with the Zero Matter inside of her. But for me the flashbacks were the most fascinating parts. Learning more about Peggy and Whitney’s history from their childhood to later periods in adulthood was very insightful, fun and heartbreaking to watch. Who would have thought Peggy was married before the war began or that Whitney had an a mean mother who didn’t care her daughter’s intelligence? There were powerful moments between Peggy and her brother, Whitney and her mother or when Peggy and Wilkes. Oh and how great was it to see Whitney just turn into full-on villain mode and absorb Hunt? I love how she’s accepted this ability and reasserted her dominance over her husband too, I can’t wait to see where her story goes towards the end of the season.

The Flash (Season 2) “Fast Lane”

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Last week’s episode of The Flash was impressive so I was really looking forward to this week’s episode. For me “Fast Lane” was decent, I was enjoying seeing another metahuman emerge two years after the explosion and the internal conflict within Dr. Wells was brilliant because of his attachment to Barry and Team Flash, but also his agreement to Zoom in order to keep his daughter alive. That stuff was great. But it was when Barry was running as the Flash and wasn’t able to save Iris, that specific moment was when the episode got my attention. Before now Barry’s always has been quick enough, but because of Wells stealing a bit of the Speed Force, Barry, for the first time in a while hasn’t been quick enough to save everyone and its worse because the person he allowed to get hurt was Iris. But THEN Wells openly admits that he stole Barry’s speed and gave it to Zoom in front of everyone, WHAT? This could have easily been hidden for several more episodes and yet it was brought to light right then and there and now Wells is on lockdown, and the episode wasn’t even over yet! Madness! And then Barry chose to forgive Wells and let us know that they were going to Earth-2, nice. Also Cisco continues to be the king of humour and badassery when he named Tar Pit or when his ringtone went off or when Barry and Caitlin dubbed Felicity the best hacker and Cisco was disappointed on their response, that was perfect.

Arrow (Season 4) “Unchained”

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This week’s episode of Arrow was decent. I looked like everyone in this episode had issues with Felicity facing more problems because of her disability, Thea was having trouble staying alive because of the after effects of Lazarus Pit and her run in with Damien Darhk and the team were dealing with the return of Roy as a potential criminal. I honestly didn’t care for the Nyssa’s storyline, though it was great to see Tatsu/Katana again and see her fight Nyssa. And I liked having Roy back on the side of Team Arrow and learning about what he’s been up to and why he’d been doing what he’s been doing. Also the Calculator was pretty interesting and dangerous enemy, but to learn that he was Felicities father was a cool reveal and I’m curious to see where his character goes in the future. The return of Shado via the flashbacks was probably the best thing that’s come out of season 4 since the appearance of Constantine, but since it was only through hallucination it didn’t leave as much of an impact.

Star Wars Rebels (Season 2) “Legends of the Lasat”

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This week’s episode of Rebels was good but not as engaging as I’d hoped. I’d heard online that we’d have a Zeb-focused episode and that’s something I’d welcome with open arms, but this was definitely not what I was expecting. Learning about Zeb’s past and what happened to his people was very interesting and just added new layers to an already cool character, but what I wasn’t too keen on was the two Lasat’s and how they wanted to find their new home and relied on a legend and blind faith to find this planet. For me the story overall just wasn’t as interesting as some of the material that’s come before, that being said I did enjoy the final few minutes or so when Zeb used his staff to travel through the portal when Agent Kallus tried to go after them and failed, those few moments was when I really started to get into the supernatural aspects of the episode.

Well that’s what I’ve been watching. So have you seen or plan to watch any of these shows? If you have any thoughts be sure to drop a comment below and let me know what TV shows you’re currently watching  too. Until next time, laters! 😀

 
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What I’m Currently Watching #16


Howdy ladies and gents, and welcome to post #16 on What I’m Currently Watching where I give you a tiny update on what TV-based stuff I’m watching and give mini reviews/impressions on them. This week I’ve been behind schedule with several shows so I’m literally going to be doing just three reviews this time round because I’m short on time. With that out of the way let’s talk about some TV! 😀 Oh and careful for minor spoilers below…

The Flash “Running to Stand Still”

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This week’s episode of The Flash was awesome, nuff said. I mean besides a few nitpicks I had with Patty Spivot’s storyline, this episode was hella good featuring some of the best humour, drama and collection of characters together in one episode for a while. One of the key elements that stood out were the villains, not so much Weather Wizard, but more so Captain Cold and Trickster. Wentworth Miller continues to kill it in this role proving such a fun and engaging performance nd while his character is a villain, he’s definitely starting to show signs of being good with his warning to Barry about the upcoming attacks. While Trickster on the other hand that guy is just evil, he’s crazy, whether he’s making announcements of TV, dressing up as Santa or signing weird versions of Christmas songs, Trickster makes it clear he’s out to do no good and Mark Hamill, dear god, I love this man, he just ate up every scene he was in and I loved every second he was on-screen. And he took lines and did things that would probably come across as cheesy if any other person was doing it, but Hamill made it work. Oh and there was some awesome dramatic moments with Joe and Iris in regards to Francine and her hidden son, the acting in those scenes were awesome. There were also some great scenes with Earth-2 Wells and discovering what he’s been up to with Zoom and learning about Zoom’s ultimate plan to steal Barry’s power once he’s much faster which was cool. Oh and seeing Wally West getting introduced was nice too, can’t wait to see what will happen with him in the future. As I said before there were a lot of great humour in this episode, but my favourite line probably of the show so far was Cisco saying to Caitlin and Jay: “Oh lord just kiss already. The thirst is real.” Best. Line. Ever.

Arrow (Season 4) “Dark Waters”

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This week’s episode of Arrow was pretty interesting with Oliver finally calling out Damien Darhk on his evil plans, only for Darhk to come along and crash a party, have a good few people killed and then steal several of Oliver’s key people in an effort to see what he’d do when the people closest to him were in a tight spot. I appreciated how everyone had a purpose and it really felt like this episode got Arrow back on track to what I liked about the show in the first two seasons. I loved Darhk in this episode, still just as charismatic, fun and humourous as ever and I also liked how Felicity found out about her mother’s relationship with Quentin Lance too. Once again I didn’t care for the flashback sequences as they felt completely irrelevant and didn’t hold my interest at all, but the ending was certainly interesting with Felicity getting shot during that chaotic shoot out sequence in the limo, I wonder if she’ll die?

Star Wars Rebels (Season 2) “Legacy”

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I thought this week’s episode of Rebels was pretty good. I’ve seen and heard some complaints about the show’s heavy focus on Ezra and Kanan or the fact that some people just aren’t fans of Ezra or that this episode didn’t progress any of the new plot created in this season, but for me this episode was mainly about closure for Ezra and finally finding out about what happened to his parents. I wasn’t keen on Ezra at the start of season 1, but he’s come a long way and he really is becoming an interesting character, from his interactions with the Force to seeing him use his Jedi trying to take out stormtroopers and Agent Kallus with ease, the dude’s becoming more powerful and badass by the day… And looking more and more like he could turn to the dark side, did you see how aggressively he went after the Fifth Brother and Seventh Sister? How crazy would that fight have been had Kanan not intervened? It was also great to see Ezra acknowledge and thank Kana and Hera for all the help that they’ve given him. Oh and I can’t talk about this episode without mentioning how great it was to see Hera in her leadership position helping out Rex and Sato in that escape mission when the Empire tried to capture them.

Well that’s what I’ve been watching. So have you seen or plan to watch any of these shows? If you have any thoughts be sure to drop a comment below and let me know what TV shows you’re currently watching  too. Until next time, laters! 😀

 
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Posted by on December 12, 2015 in Life, Media, Reviews, Television, TV Reviews

 

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What I’m Currently Watching #15


Howdy ladies and gents, and welcome to post #15 on What I’m Currently Watching where I give you a tiny update on what TV-based stuff I’m watching and give mini reviews/impressions on them. Last week I skipped the reviews mainly because there wasn’t a lot on and I got lazy, but this week is gonna be pretty packed so brace yourselves haha. With that out of the way let’s talk about some TV! 😀 Oh and careful for minor spoilers below…

In The Badlands “The Fort”

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This is probably the last new show of the 2015 that I’ve wanted to see, from the time I read about it in the IGN Fall Preview I was intrigued because of the martial arts element. For those unaware I LOVE me some good martial arts in film and in the world of TV it’s never really been that big and for the longest time there hasn’t really been a notable show that’s shown off martial arts since Martial Law and that was AGES ago in the 90’s. So I watched the first episode yesterday and I liked it. Plot-wise the show has some familiar elements with main characters have ties to a specific place, evil people in power with loads of followers willing to kill for them, people shifting alliances, a special person with fancy abilities, you know that kind of stuff. I do like the setting and some of the mythology that’s been set up with the Barons, talk of potential war, and Sunny being this super feared “Head Clipper”. But the main stand out of the show is the action, and its handled in a beautiful way. No martial arts sequences have looked as good as this in other TV shows, it is stylish, violent, well-shot and choreographed so beautifully especially that fight in the rain.

Supergirl “Red Faced”

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This was probably my favourite episode so far. Since the beginning I’ve liked Melissa Benoist as Supergirl, but I’ve not found a reason to get behind her as a hero, but this week’s episode really made me like her. So far Kara’s been a nice and very forgiving person considering all the drama she’s had to deal with in her personal and superhero life, but this week we got see some good character progression. What I mainly liked was seeing her flip out and I love it when heroes get angry. Kara tried to do her job as a hero, she got told off by Hank and General Lane, she tries to do her normal job and gets verbal abuse from Cat and her mother, and it was good to see her get aggressive, whether she shouted at Cat (which was amazing by the way) or was beating up on Red Tornado. Oh and how cool did Benoist look when shooting her lasers at Red Tornado? That was badass. This episode had her confront her emotions and realise certain truths about how she feels about her life. Besides Kara, even though I didn’t like the look of Red Tornado I did like the way his abilities were handled, also Glenn Morshower showing up as another government official was great, his character was a douche but he was played well. I still feel bad for Winn, he’s got the hots for Kara would do anything for her and yet he’s invincible to her went James is around and the fact that she said that she couldn’t have a relationship similar to James and Lucy’s without even acknowledging his existence was mean.

The Flash “Legends of Today”

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So here we have the first half of the The Flash/Arrow crossover and man a lot happened in this episode. Let me start by saying that Vandal Savage is awesome, I’d heard a lot about this character long before his appearance on TV, but I didn’t know he’d be so menacing, cool and troublesome, he killed those innocent men at the docks, got hit with arrows and fell off and building, and even fought Flash and Arrow and kept coming. The dude was a beast I liked him a lot. It was also nice just to see these heroes from different cities team up again, whether it was Barry and Oliver noticing things that had changed in each others abilities or locations or just their comrades getting to hang out, it was fun and entertaining to watch, There was also some great mythology being created in this episode with the introduction of Carter Hall (Hawkman), Kendra and their history together but also with Savage too. I also liked how Caitlin and Wells worked together to create a drug to make Barry faster, but what was even more interesting was after Wells was shot by Patty (damn it woman, you done goofed), it was Jay Garrick, the person who was adamant about not taking the drug who ended up having to use it to save Wells. Also there was a few small moments that made me smile whether it was Cisco talking about his hair conditioner being on-point or Thea not knowing about the Flash or how Malcolm Merlyn and his men kept emerging from the shadows in the Arrow layer (that last one was amazing and hilarious). Oh and finally what the hell was that bit in the beginning about Oliver having a secret child? I thought I’d missed an Arrow episode like what happened at the end of season 4 of Buffy with Dawn’s reveal, but apparently that’s a thing and we got to see possibly a link to that at the end of this episode.

Arrow (Season 4) “Legends of Yesterday”

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And now we have the second half of the Arrow/Flash crossover and it was good for the most part. What I didn’t expect was the big time travel element as we saw Vandal Savage basically kill everyone except the Flash who ran away straight back into the past, and thanks to him telling Oliver a few things about his future encounters the heroes were able to have second chance at being Savage. Time travel is always a tricky thing because there are many rules and some shows abide by the basics or create their own or throw the rules out altogether and do whatever they want and with this show I think it did a decent job at allowing characters like Oliver, Barry, Cisco and Kendra specifically to change their future. Finally getting context on Oliver’s hidden son was good and it was interesting to see how he dealt with it and how the secrecy almost cost him his relationship with Felicity, and while I’m not quite sure about the need for more complications in Oliver’s life with a secret son on top of the stuff he’s dealing with already, it was certainly interesting to watch. I did find this episode less exciting and engaging than The Flash half, but it was certainly entertaining and finally, what the hell is Merlyn doing with Savage’s ashes? Mad man!

Moonbeam City “The Legend Of Circuit Lake”

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This week’s episode of Moonbeam City was ridiculous, probably the strangest stuff I’ve seen since episode 2 or 7 in terms of the content being stuff that was really weird but surprisingly humourous. This week had Rad trying to get revenge on Dazzle by locating info on Dazzle’s history in the virtual reality archives, however, he ends up befriending a virtual woman and her son and builds a life with them. This was seriously weird shit, besides the virtual people looking all strange in 3D, it was the fact that Rad forgot who he was a just accepted the life he had, while on the outside he was trapped in an abandoned room of the police station with his body covered in rats and spider eggs (eww). Beyond that Dazzle was accused of killing Rad and was sent to jail where he befriended a jail computed system and they had some form of sex which was the most bizarre thing I’d seen in a cartoon in a while, Dazzle’s grinding movements is something I haven’t been able to forget haha. Besides that it was interesting to see Pizzaz actually sad about Dazzle’s imprisonment or in the interrogation seen when Pizzaz, Chrysalis and Dazzle pretty much gave reasonable cause for Dazzle to be Rad’s killer.

Star Wars Rebels (Season 2) “The Future of the Force”

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This episode was pretty cool with the return of the Inquisitors on the hunt for Force sensitive children and it was down to Ahsoka, Kanan, Ezra, Zeb and Chopper to stop them. I thought it was pretty cool seeing the Fifth Brother and Seventh Sister back on-screen as these baby snatchers, but also as ruthless villains who while not always great at their job, can be pretty scary and dangerous causing havoc for normal bystanders and giving Kanan, Zeb and Ezra trouble as they were being hunted. But Ahsoka, damn, what a beast. She was really cool in this episode when she stepped in to take on the Inquisitors with her white lightsabers and man she just owned them, she showed that the wasn’t just skilled in combat but also with her use of the Force, and she made it apparent that the Seventh Sister is clearly the stronger of the two Inquisitors at least that’s the way I saw it. This episode was really good for the visual presentation with some awesome lighting, animation and art design when it came to the cities and sense of scope, and man was I happy to get some lightsaber fighting, I love that stuff and it was really well-choreographed here.

Well that’s what I’ve been watching. So have you seen or plan to watch any of these shows? If you have any thoughts be sure to drop a comment below and let me know what TV shows you’re currently watching  too. Until next Friday people, laters! 😀

 
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Posted by on December 3, 2015 in Media, Reviews, Television, TV Reviews

 

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What I’m Currently Watching #14

Howdy ladies and gents, and welcome to post #14 on What I’m Currently Watching where I give you a tiny update on what TV-based stuff I’m watching and give mini reviews/impressions on them. Since I’m strapped for time today and am also starting Jessica Jones on Netflix, I’ll be skipping my usual reviews of Arrow, Castle, South Park and Moonbeam City. With that out of the way let’s talk about some TV! 😀 Oh and careful for minor spoilers below…

Blindspot (All the episodes so far)

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I wasn’t actually going to talk about this show again on this blog mainly because I had fallen behind for the last three to four weeks and was playing catch up, but since I caught up on all the episodes as of yesterday I really wanted to talk about Blindspot and how I feel about the quality of the show at the moment. To put it simply, I really like this show. After the first episode I was worried that the whole “tattoo helps to find a clue to bigger event” thing would get old, but thankfully there has been a great deal of variety in the amount of cases that have been tackled in each week in relation to Jane Doe’s tattoos, but in addition to that the mysteries behind Jane’s past are slowly coming to light and while only a fraction of information has been given away, it is enough to keep you invested. Beyond Jane, the rest of the characters are great too, I noticed by episode 7 or 8 that a lot of the main characters outside of Jane and Kurt Weller had gotten a decent amount of character development and were starting become fully formed characters especially when it comes to Agent Tasha Zapata, Patterson and Bethany Mayfair. I’ve really liked the last two episodes “Persecute Envoys” and “Authentic Flirt” as given us the most dramatic, character developed and intriguing stories so far. I’m totally getting invested in this show and I’m excited to see where it goes.

The Flash “Gorilla Warfare”

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This week’s episode of The Flash was another solid episode as it dealt with Barry’s recovery after his battle with Zoom, reintroduced Gorilla Grodd and gave us some interesting tidbits of things to come in the Arrow/Flash universe. This episode primarily focused on Barry’s recovery from a crippled man in a wheelchair to the speedster that we know and love, it was all about him feeling shame and not having the courage to rise again after his defeat at the hands of Zoom. And I liked how Barry had to learn to not only accept help, but also beat his own mental demons to become a hero again, and having Barry’s father, Henry return was great as it allowed them to have some great bonding and character building moments. As for Grodd, I have to say I liked his return and his motivation, this episode illustrated that he wasn’t only getting smarter, but also that he was pretty strong and swift on his feet, he also had a soft side for Caitlin and wanted an army of smart apes like himself too. While he’s not the most captivating of villains I’m liking how’s he’s been handled so far and I think the CGI for him looks pretty good considering that it’s for TV and not to hate on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. but Grodd looked much better than Lash. Oh and I gotta give a quick mention to Cisco, that dude was finally going on the date with Kendra the barista girl, but he vibes her, sees a winged figure and totally leaves her outside the cinema with no proper explanation, bad move dude. But then he returns to her in the most badass way ever with flowers, chocolate and a boom box playing Peter Gabriel. 🙂 It looks like these two are starting something special even with Cisco’s second vision of Kendra as Hawkgirl I believe.

Star Wars Rebels (Season 2) “Blood Sisters”

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I found this episode to be serviceable but not nearly as engaging as I had hoped. I was really looking forward to a Sabine-centric episode  considering that not much about her past has been revealed up until this point, and while there were certainly some great moments where we learnt about her history via Ketsu Onyo, everything else that took place in the episode wasn’t all that interesting to me. When I saw Ketsu Onyo in the season 2 trailer I thought she’d be another antagonist from Sabine’s past who could be a recurring villain and gave our heroes some problems going ahead, and while Ketsu was cool and intimidating at first, unfortunately the show decided that in a dangerous spot with the Empire they should bury the past and become friends again. I would have bought that if it had happened a few more episodes down the line, I feel like that was because it is a show aimed at children, I just would have prefered that Ketsu help Sabine because of their history but then say something like “This was a one-time thing, we’re on different paths.” You know something to show that she was still antagonistic towards Sabine but had a glimmer of affection for her. Outside of that I didn’t like how Ezra was handled, now I know only a small amount of time has transpired since season 1, but he seemed to be maturing this season, but here he seemed really immature and annoying.

Well that’s what I’ve been watching. So have you seen or plan to watch any of these shows? If you have any thoughts be sure to drop a comment below and let me know what TV shows you’re currently watching  too. Until next Friday people, laters! 😀

 
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Posted by on November 20, 2015 in Life, Media, Reviews, Television, TV Reviews

 

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What I’m Currently Watching #13

Howdy ladies and gents, and welcome to post #13 on What I’m Currently Watching where I give you a tiny update on what TV-based stuff I’m watching and give mini reviews/impressions on them. Since I’ve started losing time in the week I’m dropping a few shows from the list and will be focusing on the current seven for the immediate future. With that out of the way let’s talk about some TV! 😀 Oh and careful for minor spoilers below…

South Park (Season 19) “Naughty Ninjas”

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This week’s episode was pretty funny. I love how the kids decided to be ninja but then be mistaken for Isis followers which scared the life out of the citizens of South Park, that was frigging awesome. I also love how this episode addressed how dodgy police officers are when it comes to abusing their power and beating up minorities upon their arrest and how that doesn’t occur with standard white folk. Also the reference to NWA with the town basically fucking off the police was great too. Oh and Officer Barbrady, what a legend, he’s always been incompetent, but this episode really highlighted that when he shout a minority and got fired. The first time it was hilarious and seeing him struggle was nice as we got to see more his life beyond his job (he looks strange without the sunglasses), but then once he got reinstated and shot another kid, that was just a little silly and for the town government to not foresee something like that happening again makes them look even worse by comparison. Plus Cartman, I love the guy and when he kept getting the boys confused as ninjas was hilarious, but when he does something stupid and tires so hard to pin on someone else for an entire episode, it gets old and makes him look like a damn fool. I’m also curious about this Leslie situation, that girl has been a mercy of PC Principal’s yelling for ages and now she’s been taken away, but there’s this organisation that’s been watching her and want Barbrady on the investigation? Oh, South Park, you better be going somewhere good with this.

Castle (Season 8) “Cool Boys”

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Castle said best near the beginning of this episode “This separation thing is starting to get really old.” I feel like the guy is saying what all the fans are thinking about this show at the moment. May this was intentional as the writers are aware of what the fans are thinking or it may just be just his thoughts, either way, a show where the two main characters aren’t an item after becoming one can be dull and Castle is falling into that trap. Beyond that, this was a solid episode even without Stana Katic around, sure Beckett’s absence was felt, but Castle and the return of Adam Baldwin as Det. Ethan Slaughter certainly made up for it. Ryan and Esposito taking charge of the police work while Beckett was away made for some interesting and funny moments, but the real meat of this episode was seeing Fillion and Baldwin together, while I wasn’t too keen on Slaughter back in season 4, here was a lot more useful and we learnt more about his character and his talents (like being a good cook and studying musical theatre in college). Oh but the best moment was when Castle and Slaughter broke into song to confuse and distract their enemies at gunpoint long enough to get the jump on them in a fight, that was totally unexpected and hella funny.

Supergirl “Fight or Flight”

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This was probably my lest favourite episode so far, while the character development was good for Kara and James, and the villain Reactron was better because he had a backstory, overall I still can’t find myself getting into this show the same way I have with other comic book shows. My complaints with the show remain like: 1)  The bad action sequences and questionable CGI. 2) The constant references to Superman, its like the show can’t function without referencing the man of steel. But I noticed some other things to nitpick like the fact that this show has too many similarities to The Flash in terms of the intro and tone. Also all the modern references to social media, the Kardashians and other bits and bobs feels forced and unnecessary and am I the only one who thinks that it’s too early for Kara to be falling for James Olsen? Its only been three episodes, and while their potential relationship has been foreshadowed since the first episode, it feels a little too soon for relationships to come into play.

The Flash “Enter Zoom”

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Man, I frigging love this show. The Flash is one of those shows that when its good its is SO good and this episode was one of the best so far. Now the first half of the episode wasn’t as compelling as the Zoom portion of the episode, but it definitely had its moments. The opening of this episode with Dr. Light defeating Flash was interesting, but then we get the whole backstory of everything leading up to that point with the original Dr. Light escaping and Linda from Earth Prime dressing up as Light in order to lure Zoom from Earth-2 into a trap. I loved the way Linda was handled in the episode, she had a lot of funny moments from her projectile training to her cheesy dialogue and man how hot did Malese Jow look in her costume? Damn. Anyway moving on… I also liked seeing more of Barry and Patty together, Team Flash’s suspicions of Earth-2 Wells and having more screen time with Tom Cavanagh, his version of Wells this season is so stern, mean and secretive but as we saw from Cisco’s vision and Wells’ speech, he does have good intentions and behind all the mean exterior the guy has a heart. But let’s talk about Zoom for a second, fuck me! What a beast! This guy has been labelled as bad news, but this is really someone not to be messed with, he found and almost killed Linda, he fought and crippled Barry and then displayed him across the city. And I loved the amount of tension, action and pacing of all that material as the episode was coming to an end. Zoom’s design and voice could come across as cheesy but I’ve found him just as compelling and engaging as a villain I’d watch in a film. Oh and as for Barry to not be feeling his legs after waking up from his battle with Zoom, damn, that’s just messed up. I wonder how long that’ll last?

Arrow (Season 4) “Lost Souls”

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This week’s episode of Arrow was good, however I had a few issues with it, mainly the whole Olicity situation. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good relationship in the world of TV and film, and in the realm of comics it is one of the quintessential elements that make superhero stories very engaging and emotional, however there is a limit to how much time they should be the focus of a story and that was certainly the case here. Oliver and Felicity’s constant bickering was such a pain in ass and while it was funny to see certain characters reacting to it (like Diggle’s face in the Arrow lair or Thea and Laurel’s response to hearing Olicity’s arguing on their communicators), for the most part it was annoying and unnecessary. Felicity, I love her, but bloody hell she really kicked up a fuss in this episode, I know her history with Ray made her want to do everything in her power to help him, but pushing mother and Oliver away, and then questioning her relationship with Oliver leading to a potential break-up was such an endurance test. Oh and after all that drama they ended up together all lovey dovey with some super cheesy dialogue which was so painful to watch. Besides all that nonsense. It was great to see Brandon Routh back as Ray Palmer, he was still funny and seeing what happening to Ray and how he had to be saved from the hands of Damien Darhk was great. The reintroduction of Donna Smoak was fun, while she can be a little annoying at times, I found her quite hilarious and damn Charlotte Ross is hotness so there’s that. Also was great to have Sara Lance back as the original Black Canary, Caity Lotz this looks as hot as ever in that costume and I loved seeing her kick some ass, though I was surprised that no one took precautions before they went into battle as she beat someone up and then killed a dude later on. Oh and I have to say the best part of the episode was with Oliver and Diggle drinking and chatting, it was a genuine heart-to-heart moment between the two oldest characters in the show and it felt good.

Moonbeam City “Cop Con”

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I think this is my new favourite episode. Cop Con seems like the most stupid, pointless and self-gratifying convention in existence, but that’s what makes it so much fun to watch whether it be the menu with all the police puns, the strange panels (like Dazzle’s on confiscating police stuff) or seeing a man shit his pants thanks to a new police gun. it’s all sorts of foolishness and I love it. Rad was at the background of the episode again, but when he was used it was funny like when he was bouncing on the bed or getting followers for his own convention. What really surprised me is the random sexual adventures between Dazzle and Pizzazz, before now there has been NO sign at all that these two would even touch each other because the hate and bickering was so strong, but here they were so civil with each other even outside of the sex like they were totally different people. This again proves that Moonbeam City would be better with a sense of continuity between episode and a bit more character development so certain events between characters doesn’t seem so out of left field. That being said, seeing Dazzle and Pizzazz having this crazy sexual tension and constantly needing to get it on was quite funny and was a welcome change from their normal behaviour. Also how good were those music numbers? Dazzle and his band were so random and funny, but those reformed gangsters with the “Leaving the H” song, that was so unexpected and funny, I loved it. Just seeing those gangsters change their perspective on life and become good guys while the police were away was fun, but as usual when something good happens it has to be undone and in this case the police come back from Cop Con and fuck up everything. Oh but my favourite moment would be with Chrysalis in her panel with that one guy asking her out to prom, and went she said no his reply of “I have a condition where I hear no as yes, so I’ll see ya there.” That was frigging jokes. 😛

Star Wars Rebels (Season 2) “Wings of the Master”

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This was the first major episode for Hera and one that didn’t focus heavily on Kanan, Ezra and Rex, and while I mainly like Star Wars in general for the Jedi, Sith, lightsaber battles and most forms of action, I do like it when this franchise can give me something I wouldn’t expect to enjoy and I end up really liking it. “Wings of the Master” was cool for several reasons like 1) It really showed off why Hera is an essential member of the Ghost team, I’ve never thought less of her before, but this episode really illustrated who she is, why she likes to fly and how good of a pilot she is too. I loved the way she described her need to fly and the fact that she got promoted to phoenix leader made me smile a lot. 2) I loved Quarrie as a character, he’s a little wacky, strange, but smart and wise, and sometimes characters like these can be annoying, but luckily he had just the right level of humour and seriousness, plus his ship was awesome and I’m curious what kind of upgrades he could give to the rebels. 3) The fact that Empire are starving people and killing fire pilots during the first run of food supplies really adds to the fact that there are pretty big stakes out there and there are people relying on the rebel alliance to survive. 4) The music in this episode was excellent, really heartfelt and I did get some Empire Strikes Back vibes from it. 5) Kanan’s line to Ezra, “It makes me feel better when I say it!” Best. Line. Ever. 😀

Well that’s what I’ve been watching. So have you seen or plan to watch any of these shows? If you have any thoughts be sure to drop a comment below and let me know what TV shows you’re currently watching  too. Until next Friday people, laters! 😀

 
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Posted by on November 14, 2015 in Life, Media, Reviews, Television, TV Reviews

 

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