I recently did an email interview with Hunter Clowdus, one of Spencer Jame’s teammates JJ Parker from the hit CW Show All American. Let me just say Hunter’s abs are crazy, he’s like the new Archie Andrews this season, always an excuse to show them off. While I didn’t talk about it much last year, due to my ongoing issues with CW Network, one of my favorite new shows last year was the Network’s All American.
Which l like to call the black version of 90210 or the real life Serious version of Fresh Prince of Bel Air. It’s about a star football player from the troubled neighborhood of Crenshaw who is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High. It’s full of tasty drama and is a nice, welcome departure from the Supernatural, Super Hero stuff I find myself always watching. It returned for it’s 2nd season and airs Monday nights on The CW Network.
Warner Home Entertainment announced Arrow Season 7 will hit Blu-ray on August 20th and the Flash Season 5 will arrive a week later. Both sets will include the full 3 episode Elseworlds crossover and include a boatload of extras including tons of featurettes, episode specific commentaries, a preview of the upcoming Crisis event and digital code (nothing drives me crazier than TV Series that don’t include the digital copy). Both sets will retail for $45 bucks in the US. Not a bad price but both shows were just $10 on Apple iTunes last week.
No matter how awful everything turned out the first season of the 1999 series Roswell will always remain one of my top 10 favorite first seasons of all time. The show was utterly brilliant in terms of storytelling, character set up, initial world building, use of music and more. It still pains me how all of that good will was squandered in Season 2.
Want a little Supernatural excitement for your Valentine’s day? CW Seed, the CW Network’s platform for short form stories and other oddities is debuting a new Supernatural web series called Cupid’s Match. It looks interesting and its only 9 minutes, so why not?
I love me some Gotham. It’s a messy show that’s hard to defend, but that’s precisely why I like it. Can people stop whining about the fact that Batman isn’t in it and accept that this is an elseworld’s version of Gotham and has nothing to do with “canon?” Whatever “canon” even means these days.
I wasn’t as enamored with this season of Supergirl as I was last year. After a strong start, I thought this years theme of literal “alienation,” got a bit tired. However I still love the cast and its upbeat tone is a refreshing change from all the other overly serious Superhero shows. Gotham: The Complete Third Season arrives on Blu-ray & DVD starting August 29, 2017 and Supergirl: The Complete Second Season comes to Blu-ray & DVD on August 22, 2017. Where are my 4K TV Season releases? Gah. That’s right, I’m never satisfied.
The folks at Warner Home Entertainment are working overtime. We have release dates and info on upcoming Blu-ray releases from The Flash, DC Legends of Tomorrow and my surprise favorite show of the season Riverdale – no digital copy? come on!. Riverdale had a terrible pilot, but there’s something about that show that really sucked me in and became one of the big surprises of last season. The Flash hits the streets September 5th, while DC Legends of Tomorrow and Riverdale hits August 15th. Details on all 3 releases after the jump.
The 100 got a renewal order for next year. I’m at a loss as to where a season 5 can go. So far season 4 is everything that I wished season 3 was. Episode 5 was a game changing episode and featured everything that I used to love about the show. When I say game changing, the ending of the episode truly changes everything and did everything that I’ve been screaming that the show should be doing. Check out my video recap.
I broke down and watched the season 4 premiere of The 100. I have to say, other than the Bellarke garbage, I thought the episode was pretty good. They have a long way to go to repair the damage Season 3 caused, but it was a good premiere. I’m going to be recapping this season. I’m really hoping this entire season isn’t all about them solving the nuclear meltdown problem. I think it’ll most likely be wrapped up by Episode 7. I don’t see how they can sustain the plot for a full season. I posted my recap last week and you can check out my new video recaps on YouTube now. Bare with me while I get used to this youtubing thing. Check out the photos for Episode 2 below. Looks like Abby is going to throw Kane aside and become a Grounder pounder.
As Eminem once sang guess whose back? I had no intentions of watching or recapping The 100 again this season, but even though the show enrages me, it’s nice writing about something that I’m actually passionate about. I can’t help it. There was a lot more good than bad going on in the season premiere.
MTV’s 3rd annual Fandom Awards are set to take place next week in Petco Park. It’ll probably be one of the highlights of SDCC. Through an exclusive partnership with Tumblr, votes for “Ship of the Year,” will be cast solely on Tumblr. MTV will launch a unique post for each of the nominees on the MTV Tumblr page, with the winner determined by the post with the largest vote count. Whoever designed and approved this awful logo should be fired.
This year’s nominees include: “Olicity” (Oliver + Felicity, “Arrow”), “Stucky” (Steve + Bucky, Captain America: Civil War), “Stormpilot” (Finn + Poe, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens ), “Stydia” (Stiles + Lydia, “Teen Wolf”), “Clexa” (Clarke + Lexa, “The 100”), “Westallen” (Iris West + Barry Allen, “The Flash”) and “Malec” (Magnus Bane + Alec Lightwood, Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments).
My vote is last year’s Clexa – not this year because they ruined it – before the death we shall not name. The death just put an exclamation point on that cluster f that was this season. Maybe I’ll go with Stydia, I do love me some Stiles, but they haven’t been a thing in awhile. Is it sad that I watch all of these shows and know who the ships are? I’m a fan at Comic-Con, come on!
I was in The Vegas last week hanging out with movie stars at CinemaCon – you know how I do, so missed recapping last week’s ep. Overall I liked it, but I’m sick to death of Bellamy’s bullshit and the fact that he never suffers any consequences for his actions. People act like he’s some 16 year old kid easily led around, but he’s a grown man who needs to accept responsibility for his reckless actions.