Can I say “squeeeee” here? Because I really want to.

By the time you read this, the news has already broken, but just when my utter, complete, rapturous joy at the news that Supergirl is getting a second season on The CW has barely subsided, they announce that the Big Kahuna himself, Kal-El of Krypton will be appearing in the first two episodes of the new season! Now, in my previous article, I mentioned about how coyly they inserted Supes into scenes where you didn’t really see him, but it was obvious that it was him, whether it be a silhouette, a familiar red…

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I just fell in love with Hayley Atwell… again

As I mentioned before in another post, ABC cancelled Agent Carter.   However, if the fans… AND the stars of the show, get their way, there just might be a Season Three. Recently, there was a petition circulating that at last count had over 115K signatures. And Hayley Atwell, who’s already committed to her new series Conviction, recently told attendees at MegaCon in Orlando that she would do “whatever it takes” to bring Agent Margaret Carter back for another season, stating she might even “shoot on the weekends” during production of Conviction.   Dominic Cooper…

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Diversity is Good Business.

Some people can’t take “Yes” for an answer.   In an article for Fusion, author Charles Pulliam-Moore tried to throw a wet blanket on the excitement surrounding Marvel’s upcoming Black Panther solo film.  Pulliam-Moore quoted DC Comics editor Joseph P Illidge on the subject.  Illidge had this to say: “Marvel does not have that many black characters, [but they] are naturally more diverse than DC.  Black Panther may not open the gates to a Falcon solo film, but I’m hopeful to see Monica Rambeau in Captain Marvel.” My first reaction is to wonder…

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I Know My Value – a Postmortem

In the past couple of weeks, RT has been after me to write my promised follow-up to the Supergirl article, regarding the ABC series Agent Carter. I had told him that once I’d finished watching all of the episodes of the former, I’d work on an article for the latter, telling you why you should be watching this show. Now I have the task of telling you why you should have watched this show. Agent Carter was cancelled by ABC this week. There were hints that this would happen. First,…

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First, the good news… Supergirl Returns!

Ever since I wrote my epic take on the inaugural season of Supergirl, the show had been on the bubble, teetering between renewal and cancellation. Speculation, expectation and hopes went both ways: Some people (me, for one,because I cannot live without seeing Melissa Benoist‘s radiant take on the heroine) wanted the show renewed; some people wanted the show cancelled. Not enough bang for the $3 million-dollar-per-episode average expenditure, they said. Who wants to watch a show about a girl, anyway, even if she can fly? they asked. This is kids’…

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Arrow: Season 4 is Pretty Damn Good. But I’m Still Gonna Nitpick it. ‘Cause I’m a Jerk.

This is a very tender subject.  Very tender, indeed.  How to say all of this without being a dick?  See, it borders on body shaming and that is an ugly fucking place I never want to go.  Especially here where I might accidentally influence somebody in a negative way (Yes, I’m vain enough to think that might happen).  But I’ve got to mention this. Stephen Amell is built like a brick shit house.  It’s no secret.  The show’s creators go to great lengths to get his shirt off and remind…

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Hang The Crepe

“I know my value. Anyone else’s opinion doesn’t really matter.”   Marvel’s Agent Carter has been cancelled.  Hunter will be going into mourning, now.  I expect an obituary from him shortly.  This truly sucks.  Margaret Carter was a great character and Hayley Atwell portrayed her ably.   She was also a role model for a lot of young women.  It’s a sad day.  

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A Toast, “To Colton Haynes!”

It’s Kentucky Derby time here and the city has gone mad.  People are already drinking by 10 AM.  The bourbon is everywhere.  A local just posted this amazing image.  If anyone out there knows who to credit, please let us know.     Oh, also, Colton Haynes came out.  I’m shocked.  Are you shocked?   OK, no one is shocked.  Most of us suspected for some time.  ‘Cause we’re petty like that.  And it’s fun to be petty like that. There are those who might say that it’s not as bold…

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Supergirl – A New Hope

I’ve been wrestling with a way to review the 20 episodes of the new series, Supergirl. I could talk about how she represents the newest phase of feminism – which I know precisely dick (pun intended) about. I could talk about how not like a Zack Snyder superhero movie the show is – and it is not. I could talk about how a show like this offers hope that not all comic book properties adapted for movies or television take themselves a tad more seriously than absolutely necessary. So what…

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