[TV Breakdown] He-Man Episode 1×02: “The Shaping Staff”

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In this entry, we’ll be looking at He-Man and the Masters Of the Universe Episode 1×02: “The Shaping Staff,” in which Evil-Lyn waves around a long feminine symbol.

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[Review] Legends Of Tomorrow Episode 2×12: “Camelot/3000”

written by Kate Spencer

SPOILER WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT

This week the Legends travel briefly to the far future and then to medieval times. And then I get fired for making too many Monty Python jokes.
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[Review] The Flash (2014) Episode 2×07: “Gorilla Warfare”

Kevin and Bethany stop monkeying around and really get into the heart of this week’s episode. Grab a latte and note the nearest exits, because it’s time to take a look at CW’s The Flash.


KEVIN

Expectation and obligation.

Everyone feels it. It’s an intrinsic part of being, for us as well as superheroes. It surrounds us, binds us all together, and it’s a force that really just kind of sucks.

There’s a lot that can be said about expectation in this week’s episode, and that’s what I’m going to do – it comes directly into play for pretty much everyone, in ways that we may not have even considered.

Oh, and a giant gorilla attacks, too.

Though this episode is old, spoiler warnings are in effect after the cut.
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[Review] Sunstone Volume 1

written by Brandon Moore and Kate Spencer

Kate and Brandon are hooked on a comic called Sunstone. It’s a heartwarming tale about lovers finding each other and navigating the turbulent waters of new relationships. Also, they have lots of sex with ropes and gags and stuff. Join us, won’t you?

SPOILER WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT
NSFW WARNING IS IN EFFECT
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[Review] The Flash (2014) Episode 2×06: “Enter Zoom”

We can talk and talk until we’re black and blue, but this week’s episode has us at the edge. Get ready to have a blast, because it’s time to take a look at CW’s The Flash.


BETHANY

I work with two other women at my level of management. Our boss is a man, and often our complaints are dismissed out of hand, or inadequate excuses for them are given. Recently, his boss discovered that we were all in the process of leaving and decided to have a manager meeting, whereupon we all discussed why we were leaving.

Here’s some background: None of us are amateurs. Two of us have been with the store for a while – me for well over a year, the other for longer than the store manager. One of us has been here for less time, but she is much older and more experienced with management. We are all smart women and I, personally, have more experience in pizza than anybody else in the store, period. I’m not exaggerating here. Any outsider can look at this situation – three of us all looking to leave, and soon – as a basic problem with the store itself and the way it’s being run.

The “emergency managers’ meeting” we had in order to address the issue made it clear that our boss’s boss was under the impression we were all in some sort of interpersonal conflict. I would not be surprised if, behind closed doors, my boss and his boss didn’t mutter about us all being on our periods together or something.

There was no trust given. At no point did I feel like either my boss or his direct supervisor believed there was a real issue.

Trust is important, even in very small jobs like mine.

It is, in fact, even more important when your job involves being armed and capturing dangerous metahumans who shoot light beams out of their hands.

Spoilers under the cut.
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[Review] Legends Of Tomorrow Episode 2×11: “Turncoat”

written by Kate Spencer

SPOILER WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT

Merry Christmas!

Wait, what?

I don’t know what direction to take this review, so I’m kind of going to wing it. This episode is odd. I don’t mean odd in its theme, because you see this kind of episode on every show about every year. No, this is more the timing. This is a Christmas episode…in February.

Right away, the opening cracks me up. Mick is narrating the intro this week by being very much himself, calling the viewers “idiots” who haven’t figured out the premise of the show by now and saying that when the Legends try to fix the screwed-up timeline, they screw it up just as bad. I like it; I wish they would do this with the other characters instead of just having them recite the stock intro.

MICK: “Who writes this crap, anyway?”

Heehee!
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