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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete First Season – All Over the Map!

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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete First Season – All Over the Map!

The first season of DC’s Lends of Tomorrow took heroes and villains from The CW’s Arrow and The Flash, added a couple of reincarnated heroes and threw in an immortal villain and promptly became the goofiest superhero show on TV.

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Supergirl: The Complete First Season – Superman’s Cousin Make Her Own Way!

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Supergirl’s first season was a bubble show on CBS which is a shame because the show’s first season was pretty great fun and deserved better – as the DVD set of the first season shows.

Executive Produced by Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler, Andrew Kreisberg and Sarah Schecter, Supergirl is a blue skies superhero show – achieving a feel not unlike The CW’s The Flash (a Good Thing since the show moves to The CW for season two).

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Orphan Black: Season Four – Going Forward By Examining the Past!

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The fourth season of Orphan Black reached new heights of complexity by returning to the character that died in the series premiere and revealing that she knew more than anyone – including her partner – could have imagined. In doing so, we learned that the show’s ultimate Big Bad was very familiar and totally unknown – a seeming paradox that heightened the show’s drama and allowed us to see more deeply into the show’s mythology.

And, oh yeah, there was a hither-to-unknown Castor clone and a brand new Leda clone.

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DVD Review: Electra Woman & Dyna Girl Reworks Hokey ‘60s Show To Good Effect!

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Sid & Marty Krofft’s Electra Woman & Dyna Girl was a blatant knock-off of Batman – but with two cute girls in spandex rather than a pot-bellied guy and a twenty-one year old high school student. Trust me. I noticed.

So I was more than a little surprised to see an Electra Woman & Dyna Girl web series starring online darlings Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart. I was even more surprised to find that it took almost all of the original show’s ideas (the wrist weapons, the Electra Car, Frank and the Crimescope) and updated them into a remarkably clever new take.

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Rizzoli & Isles: The Complete Sixth Season – Someone’s Out To Get Jane!

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Rizzoli & Isles: The Complete Sixth Season started with Homicide having one of its own investigated for murder and then, after a few episodes, began what came to be a campaign of destruction waged against Detective Jane Rizzoli – a campaign that threatened everyone she knew; but especially Chief Medical Examiner Maura Isles.

Despite starting out as a much breezier show, the continued darkening of Rizzoli & Isles has served the series well. It’s never lost the breezy banter, but acknowledges the effects/consequences of the job  in sometimes disturbing ways.

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From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series: Season Two – Screwed On Tight!

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Season one of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series essentially told a slightly different version of the story from the movie – in which nearly everyone died – in order to keep Seth and Richie Gekko alive. Along the way, it just happened to be great fun.

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Frankenstein Just Wants To Save Her Son!

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Ever since Boris Karloff donned the flat top and neck bolts in James Whale’s Frankenstein, there have been many attempts to capture the essence of Mary Shelley’s Classic novel.

Jed Mercurio’s 2007 take – available on home video today – updates the story with Dr. Victoria Frankenstein working to develop artificial organic organs for transplants – and driven to push her experiments ever faster when her son becomes deathly ill.

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A Brilliant Young Mind – Not Just Another Big Brain With Issues Movie!

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Nathan Ellis is a brilliant young man – math is like breathing for him – who sits ‘on the spectrum’ as his doctor puts it.

Since his father died when he was a toddler, he’s been incapable of giving or receiving love – which makes things hard for his mum, Julie. When he discovers math, it gives him a way to deal with his life, if not that of others – until an unorthodox tutor, Martin Henderson, enters their lives.

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The Flash: The Complete First Season – Speeding Into The Hearts of Millions!

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The Flash: The Complete First Season is a welcome addition to the library of TV and movie superhero adventures. The (not surprisingly) fast-paced series was well received by critics, fanboys/girls and the general audience with equal enthusiasm.

The DVD/Blu-Ray sets provide a lovely package combining the show’s first 22 episodes and over three hours of special features.

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The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: Season One – American TV’s First Great Spy Series!

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The Man From U.N.C.L.E. debuted on September 22, 1964. It was the first American spy series and is, to this day, one of the best ever. It was television’s first international phenomenon, too – years before Star Trek and Dark shadows. The series was developed by Sam Rolfe as a kind of American answer to James Bond and though it ran for four seasons, the first comes as close to being perfect as anything that comes to mind.

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