With only one episode left before Arrow‘s midseason hiatus, everything is finally coming together… but also falling apart. Let me start at the beginning: Amidst a very foreshadowing lightning storm — The Flash. Get it? — Brother Blood’s first successful super soldier broke into a Queen Consolidated warehouse. Although Quentin and his men couldn’t quite piece together the crime scene, they were in luck. The new guy in town might suck at making it to train stations on time, but he’s one heck of a brainiac. Everyone, meet Barry Allen. Barry, meet everyone. READ FULL STORY
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Just like Klaus, I think we should begin with a toast. However, I’m raising my Diet Coke to Marcel’s scarf, Klaus’ evil smirk, and all things family, while Klaus was raising his glass to immortality. Plus, let’s be real: I’m not nearly as poetic as one Klaus Mikaelson. Those words and that accent? That man was born to rule. READ FULL STORY
Let’s be real: the Lady Gaga & the Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular is a cross-promotional commercial. Gaga gets to perform songs from her new album ARTPOP, and the Muppets remind us why we love them long enough to get excited for this spring’s big-screen Muppets Most Wanted. That doesn’t mean the special is boring — on the contrary, it’s delightful! Yet it’s still a commercial, making me feel the way I feel after watching a charming Black Friday ad: equal parts warm, fuzzy, cynical, and depressed by consumerism overtaking the so-called “holiday spirit.” But why fret? It’s Lady Gaga and the Muppets!
The “spectacular” kicks off with an introduction from Pepe the King Prawn, who thinks he’s starting his own special. Silly King Prawn, this isn’t your special — or even The Muppets Show that I desperately want back on TV — it’s a Gaga/Disney 90-minute promotional feature! In the real introduction, Gaga shares that the first time she fell in love was during the holidays. That’s sweet until she reveals that her first love was Kermit, which, sorry, is just weird. Sprinkled throughout the showcase are various sketches featuring the Muppets and special guests such as Kristen Bell and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. But the spectacle of this spectacular comes from the musical performances. Here’s a run-down on the night’s extravagant productions:
Hello, Newbies! I’ll be subbing in for Lanford this week as she is jet-setting to her family home for Thanksgiving and I’m home alone with my cats. I like to think I’m whimsical like Winston with Ferguson — although I draw the line at taking showers with a cat. Let’s recap!
It’s the third Thanksgiving for the New Girl gang and a lot has changed — last year, Nick fell for Jess’s mom played by the incomparable Jamie Lee Curtis. Now, Coach is back, Schmidt is out of the apartment (but just down the hall), and Nick and Jess are together. Not just together, they’re co-hosting Thanksgiving dinner. Coach confronts Nick with the Thanksgiving Feast e-vite featuring Roger the trumpeting turkey. Nick denies having a part in creating it, even though he totally voted #TeamRoger to be the National Thanksgiving Turkey.
Considering that one very important theme of this episode was confession, I thought it was only fitting that I join in. Unlike Rebekah, my confession has nothing to do with lying, betraying, or conspiring against my own blood, but it has everything to do with siding with the “bastard brother.” Right about now, I have as many feels as Klaus did in that final scene. If I could do the single tear thing right about now, I would.
But alas, I am not Klaus, even though I find myself loving him more and more with each passing week. So forgive me, Father, for I have sinned… if sinning means siding with Klaus and having dirty thoughts about Elijah and a bathtub. Then again, if that’s the case, I sin pretty much every Tuesday. Let’s dive in! READ FULL STORY
With a slew of new characters revitalizing this slow burn of a series, it still hurts when an original character dies. After Jimmy’s death, the consequences of which are still unfolding, Boardwalk Empire lost one of the only characters audiences could truly root for. (Steve Buscemi is great as Nucky Thompson but even he is likable only to a certain point. He’s top dog after all.) Spoilers ahead! READ FULL STORY
And so we’re back to the drawing board, Newbies. All that hope I had last week now seems slightly too optimistic, no? To put it in thematically appropriate basketball terms, “Longest Night Ever” was an air ball: It felt very much like the writers realized they now have a six-person ensemble and, instead of building on the strength of the group, they did anything possible to split it up. As a result, what could have been a game-winning free throw was instead a whoosh and a whaaaa? READ FULL STORY
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… okay, so this isn’t Star Wars, but it sort of felt like it with the whole universe intro. However, in the S.H.I.E.L.D. world, things are a little less poetic and a lot more by-the-book, so here goes nothing: In ancient times, people believed in gods and such, which eventually evolved into myth and folklore. But as Coulson explained to Skye, these so-called gods were really just aliens. Example number one? The oh-so-dreamy (even May thinks so!) Thor and his Asgardian homies. But that’s enough history for now. Let’s get to the goods! READ FULL STORY
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