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.
Last week’s episode was a barn burner and renewed my faith that The 100 can turn a corner and go back to being great again. We saw Ontari become Heda by any means necessary. Clarke became the Flame Keeper and is now on the hunt for the only person that can stop Ontari – the mysterious Luna. Lincoln died, actually a lot of folks died last week. This week we’re back to what I hate – the COL storyline, but we’re also going to get more Arkers rebelling against Pike this week. So we’ll see how it goes. Check out the images and official synopsis below.
As much as I adored S1 and S2 of The 100, this season has been a hot mess and that was before the episode and death that shall never be mentioned again. Yes I was one of those angry people on twitter. It’s not that Lexa died, that was expected, it was the hack way it was done that drove me nuts. I still haven’t brought myself to watch the last Arkadia centric episode. Why waste my time watching an episode devoted to a bunch of characters I truly despise?
After a 3 week break, The 100 returns this Thursday with the aftermath. Is there any planet where Aden will become the next Heda? Of course not because Jason Rothenberg has become a hack writer. His zeal to “surprise,” at every turn has turned the show into a predictable mess. Always count on the opposite of any logical choice. So of course Ontari will become Heda. I’m not spoiling anything as I haven’t seen the episode, but it’s pretty obvious. We also have Lincoln’s inevitable death to look forward to. Oh joy.
So far, I’m pretty disappointed in this season of The 100 and considering the show is about to take a month long break after next week’s episode they have a lot of ground (pun intended) to make up. What this season is missing is a sense of urgency and coherence. Season 1 and 2 were special because it was a show that swung for the fences and 9 times out of 10 hit it out of the park. It was bold, visionary and shocking but not for the sake of being “shocking.” Each season had a common goal that everyone was working towards. There was never a cliche’d last minute save, the stakes were constantly ramped up and raised the bar on how good tv fantasy/sci-fi can be.
As disappointed as I’ve been in the last few episodes of The 100, I still wait with breathless anticipation for each new episode. Something I haven’t felt with a show in awhile. Next week’s episode will feature the first flashback of the season as Clarke will find out more about earth’s past. This looks like it’s going to be a Grounder/Polis centric episode. We’re getting a LOT of Titus.