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  • Title: Legends of Tomorrow – The Good, The Bad and The Cuddly
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Legends of Tomorrow - The Good, The Bad and The Cuddly TV review

Cowboys, Legends, and a giant plushie versus Romans, pirates, demons, and vikings. It must be the season finale. After failing to stop Mallus, the Legends turn tail and run to the Old West hoping to buy enough time to learn how to use the totems together to form Voltron in a Care Bare stare – Nate‘s (Nick Zano) description of Sara‘s (Caity Lotz) plan, not mine. Things are complicated by the arrival of vikings, pirates, and Romans all under Mallus’ control, the death of Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill), and Ray‘s (Brandon Routh) unapproved mission which saves Nora (Courtney Ford) but only because Damien (Neal McDonough) decides to take his daughter’s place as Mallus’ vessel. So, you know, an average Monday for the crew of the Waverider.

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Justice League – Secret Origins

by Alan Rapp on April 10, 2018

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  • Title: Justice League Unlimited – Secret Origins
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Justice League - Secret Origins television review

Our Throwback Tuesday post this week takes us back to the three-part opener of Justice League. When Earth is attacked by a strange alien force released from the graveyards of Mars, a group of heroes will band together to save the world. Along with Batman (Kevin Conroy) and Superman (George Newbern), both previously introduced on their own series, the team includes the Flash (Michael Rosenbaum), who was introduced in “Speed Demons,” and four new heroes in Wonder Woman (Susan Eisenberg), Hawkgirl (Maria Canals-Barrera), the Martian Manhunter (Carl Lumbly), and Green Lantern John Stewart (Phil LaMarr). While we’ll get to know more of each of them over the course of the series, we get concise introductions here that work well in framing each character and their spot on the team.

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  • Title: A Series of Unfortunate Events – The Austere Academy: Part One / The Austere Academy: Part Two
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A Series of Unfortunate Events - The Austere Academy TV review

The Second Season of A Series of Unfortunate Events opens with Violet (Malina Weissman), Klaus (Louis Hynes), and baby Sunny at Prufrock Preparatory School. Here they find both old and new kinds of trouble. Forced to live in a orphan shack and attend classes teaching worthless information, the Baudelaires will continue to search in vain for information about their parents and the unusual circumstances they have found themselves in. They will have to deal with the return of Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris), who disguises himself as the school’s new gym teacher and attempts to get the threesome thrown out of the school.

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Legion – Chapter 9

by Alan Rapp on April 9, 2018

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  • Title: Legion – Chapter 9
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Legion - Chapter 9 television review

The Second Season of Legion pics up nearly a year after the First Season finale with the recovery of David (Dan Stevens) who has no memory of where he’s been since his abduction (other than dancing with the Shadow King in a club at some point in time). In his absence, his friends have joined Division 3 (to work for a man with a basket on his head) and have continued to search for the missing Shadow King, now in the body of the missing Oliver (Jemaine Clement), who is searching the world for his real body which would allow him to fully manifest once more. As David is questioned by various people at Division 3, most who question his amnesia, he also begins to reconnect with Syd (Rachel Keller) and try to piece together just what happened to him during his missing year.

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  • Title: Shadowhunters – Beside Still Water
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Shadowhunters - What Lies Beneath television review

The season’s new villain Lilith (Anna Hopkins) isn’t given much screentime in “What Lies Beneath,” but the search for her disciple the Owl (who one Shadowhunter mistakenly believes is Jonathan) takes up much of the episode. While Clary (Katherine McNamara), Isabelle (Emeraude Toubia), and an obsessed Jace (Dominic Sherwood) search for the Owl who has been killing mundanes in large numbers, Raphael (David Castro) mourns a loss, Alec (Matthew Daddario) throws a dinner party for his mother, and Simon‘s (Alberto Rosende) new powers continue to grow causing new problems with the Pack and other vampires.

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