SUPERGIRL 2.14 “HOMECOMING” TOP 5

I truly love this show. It has been a symbol of hope, reverent to the core of the various characters and has been consistently on point with social issues. There is a ‘but’ on its way following those statements, which I imagine can be seen a mile away. And that was one of my main problems with last night’s episode. The ‘twist’ or the ‘big plot reveal’ was being played up as so obvious, it felt like there was no way that they were actually going to do it. Admittedly,…

SUPERGIRL 2.13 ‘MR. & MRS. MXYZPTLK’ TOP 5

Coming to us straight out of the 5th dimension, this was another episode I was excited about all week. I was quite curious as to how Mr. Mxyzptlk would be spun by the Supergirl writers, and I can say that I was not disappointed. Not only due to the fact that he interrupts a kiss happening between Kara and Mon-El, but there is no limit as to the mischief he can cause and I was pumped to see what he would do. But the episode wasn’t all fun and games,…

Supergirl 2.12 ‘Luthors’ Top 5

Now, I don’t know about you all, but I have been excited about this Supergirl episode all week! We got the Luthors! All of them! (kinda) Alongside them,  we got more Metallo and Cyborg Superman! I know, he’s Henshaw. But I will call him Cyborg Superman for reasons of nostalgia. They teased us with Lex’s suit, would we get to see more of it (and perhaps in action some time)? Plus there was additional awkward Kara/Mon-El stuff. Because we need more of that! The previous sentence would have been in…

Supergirl 2.11 “The Martian Chronicles” Top 5

This week in the adventures of Supergirl, we received the promised yet not welcome visitors from Mars. Valentine’s Day may be next week, but this episode was chock full of would-be romance. Thankfully, nothing reached Hallmark channel level, but situations hovered near that area a few times. Alex had hopes of Bare Naked Ladies, Kara questioned her feelings for a super bartender and we saw deeper emotions budding from our favorite martian. Oh, and then of course, there was that whole martian attack thing which was the main focus of…

The Flash 3.11 “Dead or Alive” Top 5

Jessica Camacho as Gypsy and Tom Cavanagh as H.R. Wells - The CW

It seems H.R. Wells has gotten himself into a bit of a pickle, and the only one who can save him is… Cisco (Carlos Valdes)? Yes, that’s right, our valiant Vibe tests his powers against Gypsy, another dimension-warper, in this week’s episode, “Dead or Alive”. Here’s my Top 5: #5: Iris West, Investigative Reporter While all in all, Iris (Candice Patton) is taking the news of her impending murder in stride, it seems she’s bothered by something besides just dying. She wants to leave a lasting mark on journalism. Not…

Supergirl 2.10 “We Can Be Heroes” Top 5

We’re back for more Supergirl and also the return of Livewire! She hasn’t been seen since the immensely popular Supergirl/Flash crossover episode. Does she have anything shocking in store for us? Anyone? Shocking… get it? Nevermind. This episode also gave us another glimpse at Mars, more awkward Kara/Mon-El moments and Team Guardian steps up to the Girl of Steel.     5. SUPERGIRL VS GUARDIAN Alright, they didn’t actually fight. But the inevitable disagreement happened as Kara discovered James is the Guardian and is none too pleased about it. While the argument…

The Flash 3.10 “Borrowing Problems from the Future” Top 5

Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally West, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow, Candice Patton as Iris West, and Grant Gustin as Barry Allen - The CW

Welcome back from the hiatus, Flash fans! We certainly ended the front part of the season on a down note, didn’t we? Now the team is back from their holiday vacation, and so are we! Barry (Grant Gustin) is having nightmares about his trip to the future, and Iris (Candice Patton) is upset that he won’t let her in on why. H.R. (Tom Cavanagh) is pushing forward with his S.T.A.R. Labs Museum, Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) reaches out for help, and Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) is itching to get in on the…

Supergirl 2.09 “Supergirl Lives” Top 5

So long hiatus, and welcome back Supergirl! This week’s return sent our heroine into space, in an episode that I have heard referred to as having a ‘Doctor Who flair to it’. Being not the biggest Whovian, (I only have seen a handful of episodes, don’t hurt me!) I will let those better informed be the judge. Fans were looking forward to this one, not only due to the show’s return but being that it was directed by nerd guru, Kevin Smith. Mr. Smith has a storied history with Kryptonians,…

Sherlock 4.03 “The Final Problem” Top 5

The final episode of season four of Sherlock took us on an emotional tour de force, leaving this viewer mentally exhausted yet satisfied.  So often we find ourselves able to predict the outcome of a plot, or have absolute certainty that all of the characters will survive. As “The Final Problem” unfolded, I had genuine concern for each character’s well-being. Admittedly, even my rock-solid confidence that Sherlock and Watson were safe was also shaken. While this episode was rich and fulfilling, the greatest mystery now is will we get a…

Sherlock 4.02 “The Lying Detective” Top 5

Coming off of a mixed reaction from Sherlock fans last week, let us take a look at how things fared in the second episode of season four with the ‘The Lying Detective’ and my top five. Early fan reports are again clashing, with some overjoyed, shouting that the show has returned to form, while others are still unhappy with the direction. For this viewer, the emotions and feels were strong, along with many outstanding moments. This created a happy challenge to narrow it down to five top moments. There are…

Top 10 Moments At The Golden Globes

Tonight, we watched the first award show of the season. As always, life happens, so in case you missed it, I outlined my top 10 moments at the golden globes.     11 Rapping in the Intro Okay actually, the entire intro. In pure La La Land fashion, Fallon opened the show with a musical tribute to Barb, John Snow, Dolores, and nerd culture overall was obvious and fantastic. And then Tina Fey showed up!!!! This was quickly deteriorated by Fallon losing his opening monologue to a prompter mishap, but we…

Sherlock 4.01 Review

It has been three years since the previous season debut of the globally popular BBC’s Sherlock. This time around, the producers were able to take pity on the Colonies, as there was no split in release dates between Great Britain and the United States. Americans could now watch their favorite high-functioning sociopath alongside their English brethren, avoiding spoilers on social media platforms and articles such as this one.   Fans of the show have been waiting with baited breath, snatching up any gossip, rumors or tidbits that they can find…

Legends of Tomorrow 2.08 “The Chicago Way” Top 5

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Welcome, loyal readers, to your weekly Top 5 run-down for Legends of Tomorrow. I’m pinch-hitting for Brianna this week, but she’ll be back after the winter hiatus. Fresh off of saving the world from aliens last week, the Legends return to chasing Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough) and Eobard Thawne (Matt Letscher) through time this week, heading to prohibition-era Chicago and tangling with Al Capone. Let’s get right into it, shall we? #5: The Legion of Doom Smart recruiting on Thawne and Darhk’s part, getting Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) to join…

Arrow 5.09 ‘What We Leave Behind’ Top 5

Arrow 5.09 'What We Leave Behind' Top 5

Once again Arrow delivered an emotional strong episode that echoed the emotional tone of the show. However, the refreshing consistency in tone, did not make up for the glaring inconsistencies with the overall storyline, individual character arcs and character development. Namely I found glaring issues with Oliver’s character development (or perhaps I should say, regression), Felicity’s storyline (or lack thereof), and Curtis’ very confusing arc. That being said, I was still able to enjoy moments of the episode. Here is my Arrow 5.09 ‘What We Leave Behind’ Top 5 moments.…

Agents of SHIELD 4.08 “The Laws of Inferno Dynamics” Top 5

“The Laws of Inferno Dynamics” provided us with an incredible midseason finale! There were some big action scenes that were so much fun and dynamic to watch. They tied up some storylines from the beginning of the season and opened up new stories for the next chapter of the season. Everyone’s fears about AIDA seem to be coming true. Having our Inhuman super team of Elena, Daisy, and Robbie working together was fun to see. Here are my top 5 moments from “The Laws of Inferno Dynamics.” 5. The Source of…

The Flash 3.09 “The Present” Top 5

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Fresh off last week’s #DCWeek mega-crossover, The Flash turns its attention back to Savitar, the season’s Big Bad, for its mid-season finale. Along the way, Barry (Grant Gustin) gets a big assist from Earth-3’s Flash, Jay Garrick (John Wesley Shipp). Let’s take a look at my Top 5 for episode 3.09, “The Present”: #5: A glimpse at Earth-3 We got an unexpected, and quite welcome, cameo from Mark Hamill, playing an alternate version of his character of The Trickster, on Earth-3, the home of Jay Garrick. Counting the 90s-era version…