Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Supergirl - The Fanatical

With Reign (Odette Annable) locked away and Lena (Katie McGrath) working on a cure, Supergirl's (Melissa Benoist) attention is turned to the followers of Thomas Coville who have turned to Reign for their deliverance and have been using Kryptonian texts to secretly create a weapon capable of creating a new world killer. Protecting one member of the cult (Nesta Cooper) from the others puts Superman's black friend James "Don't Call Me Jimmy" Olsen's (Mehcad Brooks) secret identity in jeopardy which leads to one of the actor's best scenes of the series while explaining the racism he has dealt with his entire life and why being Guardian means so much to him.

Deception - Loading Up

The FBI and their magician consultants go after an Venezuelan spy (Victoria Cartagena) who takes her sweet time in setting up a revenge against every CIA agent involved in a classified operation that got her team killed. The theft of a top-secret piece of technology and luring the FBI in to arrest her provide the spy with the names of the agents involved in the mission. It just so happens that one of those agents is the ex (Brett Dalton) of FBI Agent Kay Daniels (Ilfenesh Hadera). Watching the awkwardness between the pair makes the Amazing Cameron Black (Jack Cutmore-Scott) realize he has been deceiving himself about his feelings for Kay (although the show still has work to do to sell me on chemistry between the two).

Poe Dameron #27

Set after the events of The Last Jedi, the latest arc of Poe Dameron picks up with the remnants of the Resistance aboard the Millennium Falcon sharing stories to help fill in gaps here and there during the events of The Force Awakens.

WonderCon Best Cosplay 2018 (That Cosplay Show)

Monday, May 21, 2018

Hawaii Five-0 - Waiho wale kahiko

Hawaii Five-0 can sometimes get a bit carried away with stories that strain the show's credibility to (and sometimes past) all reasonable limits, as with the show's Eight Season finale. When a Russian nuclear submarine shows up on the beaches of Hawaii, Five-0 goes on the search for a missing seaman who leaves a trail of bodies in his wake. What starts out as a search for a single Russian grows with the discovery of a sleeper cell of Russian spies all over the island. Eventually you get McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) boarding the nuclear sub, the entire Five-0 team shooting up a Russian embassy, the team forcibly taking a Russian spy from Russian soil (by blackmailing local officials), and somehow none of this causes an international incident.