Supergirl 2.20 ‘City of Lost Children’

This week’s installment shifted gears into a more James-centric episode, which felt good as his presence was missed over the past few weeks. While episode twenty focused on Mr. Olsen, it was limited in how much we saw his Guardian persona. It’s no secret for any who have followed my coverage of Supergirl that I am not the biggest fan of the Guardian subplot. This week’s episode utilized James’ alter ego in an effective and emotional way that I found completely enjoyable. All the while, we are making the march…

Denver Comic Con – Day 1 Roundup!

Wow!  W.O.W.  What a busy day!  When it comes to cons, Denver Comic Con is still in its adolescence, especially when you look at shows like San Diego, and New York, but don’t let its age fool you.  While it hasn’t been around as long as some of the others, DCC still brings it when it comes to geek game, and it certainly hits the ground running when it comes to programming. From the Pop Culture Classroom events, to its packed line-up of guests, the DCC team doesn’t take Friday…

Gotham 2.15 “Mad Grey Dawn” Top 5

A lot happened this week in Gotham’s newest episode, “Mad Grey Dawn.” The 15th episode of the season saw a return of some of our favorite characters and the evolution of others. Here were my top 5 moments from this week’s Gotham:   5. Harvey Bullock Being a Damn Good Partner We haven’t seen too much of Harvey this season, just a few little pop-ins here and there; but this week Harvey proved once again that when the going gets tough he’s there for his partner. He’s willing to pull…

Gotham 2.14 “This Ball of Mud and Meanness” Top 5

This week’s episode of Gotham was all about the insane, the unsavory, and the unsavable. We got to see Bruce confront his parent’s killer, continue to grow under the tutelage of many characters, and finally take steps toward really transforming into the Caped Crusader. Here are my top 5 from Gotham’s “This Ball of Mud and Meanness.”   5. The Ice Cream Meltdown If there’s one thing we can all relate to, it’s the boundless rage that consumes us when faced with the injustices of the world around us. For…

Gotham 2.13 “A Dead Man Feels No Cold” Top 5

This week on Gotham, Victor Fries reigns terror down on Gotham city while Hugo Strange terrorizes the Penguin, and Bruce Wayne returns with a more Batman-shaped outlook on his life. Here are my top five from “A Dead Man Feels No Cold.”   5. Reunion at the Asylum Let’s kick this week’s top 5 off with a quick and humorous moment in Arkham. While trying to lure Victor into a trap using his terminally ill wife as bait, Lee finds herself once again a doctor with Arkham Asylum’s padded walls.…

Gotham 2.07 “Mommy’s Little Monster” Review

Mommy’s little monster has never been my favorite villain. We’re talking, of course, of the Penguin. Though Robin Lord Taylor’s portrayal of the character is wonderful, he’s never been a baddy I could get behind. While that still remains true, Taylor’s portrayal of the current ‘leader’ of Gotham’s seedy underbelly this evening was something to be reckoned with. His despair as he held his dying mother in his arms after the only compatriot he knew he could always trust betrayed him was not only believable, but made those of us…

Gotham 2.06 “By Fire” Review

Starting off a season as strong as Gotham did means that when you hit the inevitable filler episodes, they hit hard. With that being said, there were a few things to be said about ‘By Fire’. In previous reviews, I discussed Captain Barnes, and the fact that he sees no shades of grey. This episode really drove that home, but in a way that wasn’t unenjoyable. Gordon is obviously Barnes’ favorite, so it was nice to see that he had no issue reprimanding him when he did something wrong. While…

Gotham 2.05 “Scarification” Review

Well, Gothamites, it finally happened. We’ve reached the filler episode with ‘Scarification’. Don’t take that statement the wrong way. I still felt the episode was interesting and progressed the story. We met new characters, we saw regression in old characters, and it all happened with cohesive storytelling. The nature of a 22-24 episode season is simply that every episode cannot be finale material. Which is honestly damn near what the writers have provided us fans with up to this point. The best filler episodes still have memorable and worth-while moments…

Gotham 2.04 “Strike Force” Review

Man oh man, Gotham’s on a mission and showing no signs of slowing down. This season has been jam packed with action and we’re only in episode four! It begs the question of what might happen when the inevitable filler episode does come up, but until that time I’m just gonna keep riding the hype train! Woo-Woo! Let’s hop right in, shall we? The first 5 minutes of this episode had me asking just one question: Do they not pay for electricity in Penguin’s mansion? What’s the deal with all…

Gotham 2.03 “The Last Laugh” Review

While watching the first season of Gotham, I found myself defending it a lot. Many people weren’t in love, and had a lot of things to say. My response would always be that ‘it’s a first season show finding its stride’. Well, ladies and gentlemen, I am very comfortable saying that it has hit that stride. In my last review, I talked about how we were going to see a vengeful Gordon moving forward, and we certainly did. It was a strong contrast to the ‘by the books’ Gordon that…

Gotham 2.01 “Damned if you Do” Review

  After a long wait, we have finally launched into the Fall TV lineup. Geeks everywhere shook off their DVR’s and skipped on over to their couches to get prepared for the season two premier of Gotham. The season one finale was met with mixed reviews. Sometimes it’s hard for people to digest a retelling of any iconic story, and Gotham is certainly no different.   While I fell on the mostly positive side of those reviews, I am still confident to say that the show returned from hiatus with a…