[Review] Luke Cage Episode 1×13: “You Know My Steez”

written by Kiara Williams

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I think it matters a lot that the battle between Luke and Diamondback is only a slightly superpowered one. A city-wide, throwing-the-opponent-through-a-skyscraper, explosion-filled fight would have only taken away from the full meaning of it. It may seem anti-climactic to some, but the closing of this chapter of Luke’s life was vitally important and it needed to happen this way.
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[Review] Legends Of Tomorrow Episode 3×02: “Freakshow”

written by Kate Spencer

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Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends. We’re so glad you could attend, come inside, come inside! There behind a glass is an immortal jackass, be careful as you pass. Move along, move along! Come inside, the show’s about to start. Guaranteed to blow the timeline apart. Rest assured you’ll get your money’s worth, the greatest show in Heaven, Hell, or Earth. So don’t call them heroes, they’re…Legends?

Sorry, I kind of ran out of steam there.
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[Review] The Flash (2014) Episode 2×22: “Invincible”

“Metapocalypse” is the best portmanteau I’ve heard since they invented beer monsters called “Alementals” in World Of Warcraft. Anyway, here’s this week’s all-Becky recap of CW’s The Flash.


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Episode 22 opens on absolute chaos. The city is a literal war zone between the CCPD and an army of unidentified metahumans, although longtime DC Comics fans might be able to identify a few. The Flash is running everywhere, fighting back against the “metapocalypse” and Caitlin is back with Team Flash.

Spoilers under the cut.
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[Review] Luke Cage Episode 1×12: “Soliloquy Of Chaos”

written by Kiara Williams

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[EDITOR’S NOTE: We apologize for this review taking so long to come out due to a series of unfortunate setbacks, but we’ve got newcomer Kiara Williams here to step in and help us finish off the series!]

“There ain’t no Iron Man comin’ to save us.”

Method Man, a Staten Island native who plays himself in this episode, spits this line while rapping what I started calling “The Ballad Of Luke Cage”. It’s a line that has many meanings. New York’s most prominent heroes, the Avengers, are always seen in wealthy areas with towering skyscrapers that look good on TV when blown up. They’re not ever seen in smaller towns, and definitely not in a low-income, highly black area like Harlem. For all of Harlem’s problems, superheroes aren’t going to go there. White superheroes aren’t checking to see if Harlem has problems, just like in reality where powerful white people aren’t usually checking to help the less privileged.

Iron Man ain’t comin’ to Harlem. That’s why Harlem needs Luke Cage.
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[Review] Legends Of Tomorrow Episode 3×01: “Aruba-Con”

written by Kate Spencer

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We’re back for another season of crazy time travel hijinks and extremely loose definitions of the word “science”. Last season, the Legends defeated the Legion Of Doom by visiting a timeline they had already been to and teaming up with their past selves. That caused big old timequakes which landed them in 2017 Los Angeles where dinosaurs roam the Earth.

They broke a perfectly good timeline is what they did.
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[Review] The Flash (2014) Episode 2×21: “The Runaway Dinosaur”

It could have been worse – Barry could have been sucked into the Speed Schwartz in this week’s recap of CW’s The Flash.


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When I watched this episode when it first aired, I remember not liking it. I felt it moved too slowly and, after the last couple of episodes, was lacking in excitement. Rewatching it, that first complaint goes right out the window.

Spoilers under the cut.
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[Review] The Flash (2014) Episode 2×20: “Rupture”

Have you seen this plushie? Contact Becky if you have, and meanwhile, here’s this week’s recap of CW’s The Flash.


BECKY

Okay, so I missed reviewing the last episode because I was at Dragon*Con meeting John Wesley Shipp and Rick Cosnett (#ProtectEddieThawne2017) in person. This is probably for the best because the villain that week was Griffin Grey, and that unlocks my rants about The Flash: Fastest Man Alive‘s story arc and how to do 90% of your Flash writing wrong. Starting with– nope. Not doing that.

Spoilers under the cut.
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