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Season 2, Episode 8, Medusa.

There is a brilliant or well decent Thanksgiving scene. Brief moments where we see the impact of Kara on everyone. Which leads to a breach. We catch Mon-El at a bar, where he faces off with Cyborg Superman. Mon-El refuses to  admit his feelings for Kara, as he's struck ill. Supergirl heads to the fortress, is attacked, but fends of the guardian drone easily. It turns out that Zor-El created this virus. Alex breaks the news, as does Martian Manhunter. Supergirl confronts Lena, who then confronts her mother. Joining up. Martian Manhunter and Supergirl take down Cyborg Superman, and it's reveal Lena is still good. Mon-El is saved and still hides his feelings, but J'onn is okay.

The acting this episode was indeed subpar at times. I am again speaking of the subplot revolving around Alex, they can't seem to find their footing. They can't decide whether this is incredibly important and shocking, or matter of fact and normal. This lack of knowledge on where it's going hurts the episode, especially when it's brought to conflict with other story arcs. However, the acting set during fight scenes feels more original, and character conflicts work better together. The scenes between Kara and Mon-El, and between Kara and her friends remain the stronger parts of the episode.

Comic Book accuracy was rare here, but Cyborg Superman has been pretty dead on, his uncanny hatred and blame for aliens in this version reigns true to his hatred of Superman in the comics, and J'onn's pride as the Last Son of Mars works incredibly well. It was nice.

Overall Rating: This episode suffers from some terrible acting at times, but the action and overarching story do make up for it. Though the Cyborg Superman still needs to be fleshed out, his title makes very little sense and it needs to be expanded upon. Bringing Krypton back into it was a smart move, but things are being glossed over to easily, despite things moving slowly. And the contribution to the Crossover is nearly null and void. Overall rating of a 7 out of 10.

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Flash Season 3, episode 4, The New Rogues.

Acting was.. pretty solid this episode. The fact that they're showing a different side of Wells is nice, and again showing that the actor is capable of being something different. From a villain, to a father figure, to a cool dude. Definitely the high light of the episode.

Comic book accuracy was..pretty decent. Making Mirror Master a meta was interesting choice. Mentioning that Earth 2 Mirror Master had a gun is awesome. But the powers calls back to the New 52. However it appears there is no mirror world. Though the note that speed = power =/= skill with said power. And I think that was by far one of the best call backs this episode. The rise of Killer Frost and it's inevitability, is nice as well.

Story was..pretty interesting. Following how Snart was before and his confrontation with Mirror Master and the Top, who are named by Cisco and Wells. The underlying plot is they need a new Harrison Wells and that Barry and Iris need to be more comfortable in their relationship. In addition they're letting Jesse become a hero. However she's unprepared, which leads to Barry being trapped. Even though he does escape with help of Killer Frost. The minor thread of Jesse and Wally's relationship is addressed and the Earth-2 friends go home!

Overall this episode was pretty solid, it did a good job of introducing new Rogues and giving a good send off to Wells and Jesse. It was very impressive to see how they address the Multiverse. How they accept that it's part of the world they live it and that is incredibly smart. It also works as great set up for Killer Frost, but it has very little to do with Dr. Alchemy, but the break is welcomed. 9 out of 10.

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We start off with some superheroics, showing why Superman and Supergirl work well together. Though this is at the bane of Martian Manhunter. The two team up, and eventually more is revealed about Mon-El. Then we transition Kara Danvers, who has a new boss and is excited to work as reporter! Superman has to go back to Metropolis but not before the two face..Metallo! He is pretty formidable, but Superman manages to save the two. And he decides he and J'onn can use the Fortress of Solitude to decide how to deal with him. Meanwhile, Kara is not appreciating the change of staff. Her new boss refuses to recognize her rank. J'onn and Superman reconcile about their lives and what choices they have to make. Metallo is made of promentuim. Kara debates the idea of leaving to go to Metropolis to be with Clark. She and her sister debate about what this means for both of them. The two go to confront Metallo, but discover he is a diversion.Wenn talks Agent Danvers about how important family is, while they track down the mole. Kara comes for Alex, but she's busy being attacked by C.A.D.M.U.S. Alex is left to die, but holds her own. Kara eventually comes to a realization.  Wenn's suits work, and they can face Metallo. Things take a sour turn, however Martian Manhunter is present to back Superman up, and Alex has Supergirl covered. They manage to win the day. Jimmy replaces Cat Grant, and Kara takes a stand. Fighting for her job. Superman heads off. Mon-El wakes up!

Comic Book stuff this episode was legit. Superman continues to make subtle changes in his mannerisms from Clark to Superman, a process used in the comics to conceal his identity. The use of Metallo was pretty incredible, and it was just like the comics. A kryptonite heart that weakens the Man of Steel is a staple of the character, and going with the cyborg iteration is nice. Getting to see Superman cover up to protect from Kryptonite is a perfect cut from the comics, acknowledging that he is not truly invincible. It works really well, and it certainly helps the show to embrace this aspect.

The acting here was pretty stellar as well, Kara and Alex really shows how the characters interact. How their problems from prior seasons haven't gone anywhere, and that they still exist. Touching on that is brillant, and Clark and J'onn's interactions work well to. Using their own twists to explore themes from the comics. These actors are at their best when they get in a room together.

This episode accomplishes a lot, and sends the Man of Steel off right! The introduction of Metallo and C.A.D.M.U.S. show how different the current foe is. And Superman's presence shows us what we've been missing in his absence, but doesn't take away from the story. A few issues are resolved to easily, but this is a fairly comic book accurate episode, with solid acting and great action. A must watch for any fan of the series. 9 out of 10.

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Barry goes to see Felicity. We get to see how Barry got to this point. Getting to see the massive differences at S.T.A.R. labs. Meanwhile the Rival is being seduced by Dr. Alchemy. Barry tries to make his own corrections with the timeline, trying to get every one together to move in. Revealing that Cisco is against Barry because he won't save Dante. The Rival is consulting the Flash, and berating him for changing time. Leading to a fight between the two. Iris deduces that Barry has been hiding something, he opts out and decides to change the timeline. However Jay Garrick prevents him. Giving him speech about the importance of moving forward. Barry heads back and confesses to the Flash Crew about what he did. About how he nearly ruined time, but he's interrupted by The return of the Rival, and the arrival of Dr. Alchemy. However Barry manages to defeat him with the help of Cisco. And finally, all seems right with the timeline. For now.

Acting for this episode was pretty solid. Again it is good to see the actors take Flashpoint seriously, and act differently. With Grant Gustin playing the same Barry Allen you can really see the difference between him and the usual cast was pretty good. Candice never disappoints when she's around Gunstin, and it's very interesting to see Carols portray the literal opposite of what he's normally doing. It's good to see range in his skill.

The comic book references were pretty good this episode, mostly due to Dr. Alchemy. Who looks pretty good, and is a very decent adaptation. The Rival's presence was pretty good as well, capturing the feelings of inadequacy. And the near official introduction of Vibe was amazing.

Overall this was a solid episode, though I do think it can be accused of moving to fast. While it did a great job of showing all the changes, it was a little to quick to fix these changes. While it didn't feel completely unnatural, it was at the very least surprising. The reveal of Alchemy as the main antagonist is pretty solid, and holds promises for what is to come. It definitely leaves the doors open for whatever the writers want to use.  8 out of 10.

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The episode follows Kara Zor-El as she finally gets to team-up with her cousin, Kal-El. She and Kal work with the D.E.O.  in order to move on, and discover what went wrong. It is revealed that Lana Luthor is a target, and that her brother Lex has decided that she would be better off dead, however Superman and Supergirl manage to keep her alive, and prevent John Corben from doing the deed. The entire time Kara wrestles with her identity, and wonders who Kara Danvers is, especially in relation to Supergirl. Deciding she wants to be a reporter like her cousin, and the world looks bright for Supergirl, as Metallo will soon step in for the end!

The acting for this episode was pretty solid, and we got to see some pretty solid performances. Nothing extraordinary, but the scenes between Kara and Cat are pretty stellar, and really work. Clark's ability to alter his personality was pretty solid as well.

As far as comic book references go, the idea that Kryptonite is necessary for keeping Kryptonians in check, not just Superman, is pretty solid, and handled well. The idea of a respect between Martian Manhunter and Superman is nice as well, and a throwback to how similar the two are in power. Superman acting clumsy as Clark Kent is great to, and while Perry White isn't present, nor Lois Lane, there "interactions" with Clark are amazing, just like the good old Action Comics.

Overall this a great move for the series. Having an actual Superman actor and letting him be part of the series was a solid move, as the big issue with a shared universe is "why don't they help", so it's god that they explore and explain how, when, and why Superman chooses to intervene. The show gives us one of the best Supermen to date and captures the character well, while still portraying Supergirl as her own competent hero and gives us the promise of great things to come. The acting was pretty solid and their link to the comics remains pretty solid. Overall great episode, and a promise that this will be the comic book TV show of tomorrow. 10 out of 10.

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Flash Season 3, Episode 1 : Flashpoint.

In this episode, we start with Barry witnessing the fight between the Rival and the Flash, content with not getting involved, instead focusing on bringing Iris into his life and even taunting the Reverse Flash. Who berates Barry over his selfous choice. He then goes to see his parents and tells them about Iris. He then sees Joe who isn't exactly the best guy in this world, but moves onto his date with Iris. The two have a heartfelt conversation. They are interrupted by the Flash and The Rival and Barry decides to help. saving Kid Flash and revealing his identity as Wally West! Barry tries to convince them that they're friends, that they're a team and while he forces them together, they do work together. The Flash and Kid Flash take on the Rival, in a pretty epic fight. Though it ends when Iris gives Barry the strength he needs to win and prove he's the fastest man alive. Though Wally is injured, and in order to save his life, The Flash and Reverse Flash repair time! And end Flash Point. Only Barry still isn't back in Kansas..

The acting, was pretty spot on here. Flashpoint was a great opportunity to put the actors in roles they previously hadn't been in, and I think that was good here. It gave them all a chance to expand upon and show emotions their characters aren't known for. Like vanity for Cisco or being a general joke for Joe, it was handled pretty well and most of the acting was pretty solid.

The references, were abundant as one would expect. The introduction of the Rival was done pretty well, and even though his time was brief, his need to be superior reigned true to the original Rival of the comics. Barry's mind losing information of the past timeline is true to the original comics, and the Reverse Flash spouting about the ideology of which of the two is the true hero, is also true to the comics. The Reverse Flash having the desire to mock Barry to make him suffer, while doing the "right" thing was very true to the character. But Kid Flash was very low on the references, mostly due to his Wally West version being so fresh, but he maintained his cocky attitude which is true for any Kid Flash. Finally, they made the lightning rod reference, the need for Iris to keep Barry grounded, to remind him who he is. And it was beautiful.

In summary, this was a pretty good episode, it had good acting, decent special effects and it was not afraid to embrace the source material that makes it great. The Flash is back, and with a bang. 8 out of 10 for the first episode of the new season!
~TAF108

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Anyone interested in my review of #LukeCage can find it here: https://plus.google.com/117164738431708753383/posts/5VXxCMnFVYK .
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So Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns tonight, and I'm willing to give the show another try and review this season. Though I won't compare it for character progression so much, but will mostly focus on comic book comparisons for the introduction of the Ghost Rider mythos this season.
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REVIEW OF THE FLASH SEASON 3 TRAILER.

Warning, possible spoilers. Major speculation.

The trailer follows Barry Allen, the Flash, in a world created by by Barry Allen thanks to him altering the timeline. The trailer shows how everyone's lives have been changed by the event, Barry's parents are alive, Joe and Barry are not close, and neither are Barry and Iris. Cisco is the richest man in the world and Wells is nowhere to be found. A villain appears to be an antagonist, and it's revealed Wally West is a speedster! But not without chilling words from Eobard Thawne, who, while imprisoned, question "Who is the villain?"

Now for my speculation part, my most notable contribution is that the evil Speedster is Savitar, because he's connected to the Speed Force and a Wally West villain, he was the next choice since the let Barry fight Hunter. But this was confirmed, so we'll move on. The next bit of hype comes from Wally manifesting powers, being connected to the Speed Force leaves plenty of opportunities for the character to pull off some awesome feats, hopefully, such as surviving Flash Point. It's possible both Wally and Savitar will use the Speed Force to avoid Flashpoint going back to normal, which could be cool for later. Reverse Flash is on point as well, performing his hatred of Barry and view of his heroics perfectly, similarly to Flash Rebirth (2011) and Flash Point (Comic). The possibility that Dr. Alchemy will be a villain is awesome as well, as we can add to the Flashes growing list of Rogues!

I'm hyped.

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