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  • Title: Black Lightning – And Then the Devil Brought the Plague: The Book of Green Light
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Black Lightning - And Then the Devil Brought the Plague TV review

The latest episode throws a wrench into Black Lightning‘s (Cress Williams) return to action as headaches and blackouts being effecting the super-hero. At first these are only cause of concern for family and friends, but before the end of the episode they will cost the hero a chance to nab a street thug tied to his own father’s murder. This is the first time we’ve had mention of Jefferson’s father, but he figures prominently in the B-story as well as Anissa‘s (Nafessa Williams) invesigation into super-powers ties back to her grandfather and a group of kids who went missing three decades ago. Finding the end of a string, the young woman begins pulling (and does so in her fancy new costume thanks to a spending spree at a local fetish shop), but just where will this thread lead?

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Legends of Tomorrow – Daddy Darhkest

by Alan Rapp on February 13, 2018

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  • Title: Legends of Tomorrow – Daddy Darhkest
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Legends of Tomorrow - Daddy Darhkest television review

A young girl in a psychiatric hospital possessed by the demon Mallus who mentions Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) by name brings Constantine (Matt Ryan) in search of the Legends. Things get complicated when the Legends discover the girl the Hellblazer is trying to save is Nora Darkh (Courtney Ford), Kuasa (Tracy Ifeachor) shows up to interfere, and Sara, Constantine, and Cold (Wentworth Miller) get thrown back more than 50 years into the past.

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The Flash – Trial of the Trickster

by Alan Rapp on February 13, 2018

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  • Title: The Flash – Trial of the Trickster
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The Flash - Trial of the Trickster TV review

Our Throwback Tuesday post this week takes us to Central City and the original television version of The Flash. One thing I’ve always appreciated about The CW’s current Flash television show is that it hasn’t run from the Scarlet Speedster’s previous TV history. Where possible, The Flash has found ways to work in various characters and actors from the 90s series. The recent episode, “The Elongated Knight Rises” brought back Corinne Bohrer to reprise her role as the sidekick of the Trickster (Mark Hamill) in the 90s TV-show’s final episode. Aside from the obvious fun of the episode having Hammill in full crazy-villain mode, the episode is important for the character of Prank (a crazy female sidekick who the main villain doesn’t always appreciate) and her relationship with the Trickster which is obviously the template for the Joker/Harley Quinn relationship which would blossom to great heights in Batman: The Animated Series and beyond.

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Altered Carbon – Out of the Past

by Alan Rapp on February 12, 2018

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  • Title: Altered Carbon – Out of the Past
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Altered Carbon - Out of the Past

Adapted from the science fiction novel of the same name by Richard K. Morgan, the new Netflix series Altered Carbon introduces us to super-solider Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman, and played in flashbacks by Byron Mann) awoken 250 years after his death in the new body paid for by a wealthy degenerate (James Purefoy) who expects his recent acquisition to solve a murder attempt on the billionaire’s life. You see in the future, a body may die but the memories (housed in a “stack” at the base of the spine) can be plugged into a new “skin” allowing those with enough money to effectively live forever, as long as the stack itself is never compromised. The concept proves to be a little goofy is spots, but there’s enough here (at least so far) to keep my interest.

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Corporate – Corporate Retreat

by Alan Rapp on February 8, 2018

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  • Title: Corporate – Corporate Retreat
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“I’m a human dildo.”

Corporate - Corporate Retreat television review

The Hampton DeVille corporate retreat gets off to the kind of start fans will be expecting as the senior executives decide to simulate a plane crash on the flight in order to get the coworkers to bond a little easier over the course of the weekend. How would you follow that up? Well, for starters there’s the motivational speakers (Jon Daly and Natasha Lyonne) enlightening the workers on how best o be A.H.O.L.E.S. (Alphas wHo Only Like Excellence). And of course, things end in waterboarding minimally disguised as corporate baptism.

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