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

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

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…

Legends of Tomorrow 2.08 “The Chicago Way” Top 5

Legends of Tomorrow 2.08 “The Chicago Way” Top 5

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…

The Flash 3.09 “The Present” Top 5

The Flash 3.09 “The Present” Top 5

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…

Legends of Tomorrow 2.01 “Out of Time” Top 5

Legends of Tomorrow 2.01 “Out of Time” Top 5

Atomic bombs, time scattering, Oliver Queen, old foes, all sorts of new people, and kidnapping Albert Einstein. What a way to start the second season of Legends of Tomorrow. While this show continues to use the annoying “drop in a plot point a little too conveniently,” I really enjoyed this episode and it achieved the task of making me extremely excited for the rest of the season. Here are my top 5 moments from last night’s episode, “Out of Time.”   5. Justice Society of America It was only a…

The Flash 3.02 “Paradox” Top 5

The Flash 3.02 “Paradox” Top 5

So Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) has “reset” the timeline from Flashpoint, but some little things (and some big things) are different. How different? Let’s dig right in to episode 3.02, “Paradox”:       #5: It’s the Little Things… At first, it seems like it’s just a few little things that have changed around Central City when Barry returns. After all, they beat Zoom and closed the rift, right? So what’s different? First of all, Barry and Iris (Candice Patton) have taken a small step back – not a huge…

The Flash 3.01 “Flashpoint” Top 5

The Flash 3.01 “Flashpoint” Top 5

It’s been a long off-season waiting for “Flashpoint,” hasn’t it, speedsters? Before we dive into the episode, let’s briefly review last season: In defeating Eobard Thawne (Matt Letscher), the Reverse Flash, at the end of season 1, Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) accidentally opened a breach into Earth-2, a parallel dimension. This unleashed a new enemy, Zoom, from that world, who wanted to steal his speed. He also made some new allies, including that universe’s Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh), and its Flash, Jay Garrick (Teddy Sears). As he battled Zoom and…

The Flash 2.23 “The Race of His Life” Top 5

The Flash 2.23 “The Race of His Life” Top 5

Here we are, Flash fans, the end of Season 2! It’s been a long, strange trip, with other dimensions, alternate versions of all our beloved characters, another wolf in sheep’s clothing, trips to the past, a sojourn inside the Speed Force, and more. It’s all led to this point – Barry’s (Grant Gustin) final showdown with Zoom (Teddy Sears). Was it a satisfying ending? Read on to get my thoughts. Here’s my Top 5 for episode 2.23, “The Race of His Life”: #5: Time Remnants When we first encountered the…

The Flash 2.17 “Flash Back” Top 5

The Flash 2.17 “Flash Back” Top 5

Hey, everyone! Double Flash this week! Did you catch Amelia’s Top 5 of Monday’s Supergirl, where our beloved Scarlet Speedster guest-starred? If not, go check it out. I’ll add some thoughts to the end of this Top 5 review of Barry’s home show. In the meantime, let’s talk about my 5 points of interest for episode 2.17, “Flash Back”. Desperate to find a way to get fast enough to get back to Earth-2 and defeat Zoom, whom he now (mistakenly) believes to be his trusted friend Jay Garrick (Teddy Sears),…

The Flash 2.11 “The Reverse-Flash Returns” Top 5

The Flash 2.11 “The Reverse-Flash Returns” Top 5

Hey, fellow lightning riders, welcome to our weekly review of The Flash for episode 2.11, “The Reverse-Flash Returns”! As you can probably tell from the title, we are taking a quick Zoom break to focus on the other major villain in Barry Allen’s life, Eobard Thawne (Matt Letscher), aka The Reverse Flash! But wait, didn’t he get erased from existence, in a way that made no sense, back in our Season 1 finale? Why yes, dear reader, he did, and yet we saw him return at the end of last…

No Kissy Face In the TARDIS!

No Kissy Face In the TARDIS!

  In the eight seasons since Doctor Who was rebooted for Millenial consumption, there has been no shortage of should they/shouldn’t they moments between the Doctor and his companions. These were mostly one-sided, as in the case of Astrid in “Voyage of the Damned” or Martha in the entirety of Season 3.  On two glaring occasions, the feeling was reciprocated, but by and large, the Doctor has not been written or played as a being doting over those he travels with. Speaking at a recent BAFTA New York panel, current…