Gotham Changes Direction In This Season Two Premiere

Gotham’s season 2 premiere had a lot going for it. Some, such as myself, would say its the best episode of Gotham to date. However there are certain things you have to put aside to enjoy it fully.
The first of these being the change in the format in the first place. Last year, for almost the entire season, it was “freak of the week”. This year, possibly due to the success of The Ogre story line, it seems to be going for more of a season long story arc.

You're fired! For.. umm.. being too damn tall!

You’re fired! For.. umm.. being too damn tall!

The second change we are going to have to get used to is a tainted James Gordon (Ben Mackenzie). He makes a compromise this episode he never would have made last season and it just seemed too convenient. Maybe the actor that plays Commissioner Leob (Peter Scolari) wanted out of his contract or something, but the idea of Gordon committing a violent crime so he can go back to enforcing the law? He knew it could come to that when he agreed to work for The Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor). If that’s not an outright shark jump, you have to agree Fonzie is warming up the motorcycle. What makes it worse is Leslie Thompkins (Morena Baccarin) knows he did something wrong, something illegal. She trusts however, that he did this bad thing for the right reasons, but he didn’t. They were selfish reasons, and that’s not the Gordon we were introduced to in the first season. The Gordon we were introduced to would use the blackmail HE ALREADY HAS to keep his job as a detective. Just because Leob tried to kill him does not mean Gordon doesn’t still have the info that Leob locked up his daughter in an attic for DECADES because she killed her mother.

True Fact: Jerome here is still less insane that Cameron Monaghan's other character Ian Gallagher on "Shameless".

True Fact: Jerome here is still less insane that Cameron Monaghan‘s other character, Ian Gallagher on “Shameless“.

Then there is the good part. The villains. This is where I think the show is going to shine this season. There was a small amount of establishing their dynamic this episode, but even second of it was enjoyable. Barbara Kean (Erin Richards) shows up to Arkham and shows she can hang, and even thrive, with the boys as it were. Then of course they were kidnapped and given an offer they couldn’t refuse (without consequence at least). I think an Injustice League like story line will be great for this show as long as Fish Mooney (Jada Pickett Smith) stays dead. I suspect that this group will find itself at odds with Penguin, so he and Gordon can work together some more.

Penguin spends time with his only customer at the worlds worst lounge.

Penguin spends time with his only customer at the worlds worst lounge.

I am going to have to give this episode a 7 out of 10, with the understanding that it is going to get better. Between the villains and Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) finally getting into the cave below, it has to, right? They have already released a trailer for next weeks episode and it looks.. well.. insane. They have even marked it as Red Band. Check it out, then leave your impressions of this weeks episode and whats to come in the comments!

Secret Wars – Week Twenty

Oh my, my, my… Twenty weeks!

Kicking off this week’s roundup with the Secret Wars Journal. This is a collection of short tales from around the Battleworld. I’m highlighting this one because the first tale covers a particularly interesting variation on Linda Carter, also known as Night Nurse. In this particular version, she’s a healer, an occult practitioner, and a friggin’ demon hunter! Yes, she “heals” demons right to death. Sadly, there’s a big hint in there that the character won’t progress much further in the Marvel universe.

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This week also sees the return of Guardians of Knowhere, with a post Black Vortex Gamora arguing with a Mjolnir-wielding Angela about the Godliness of Doom while fighting a Kree warrior who manages to kill a Nova Corps team featuring a Captain Marvel and an Iron Man. Yes, it’s that crazy. Angela asks Gamora why she doesn’t believe in Doom, and it’s because she remembers Peter Quill. Guess who shows up next? The Peter Quill from the life raft. This is part of a set-up for the finale. Should be a blast!

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The Infinity Gauntlet tale brings back the family of young Nova Anwen, duped by Thanos into searching for the Infinity Stones. Their quest has led them and a set of the Guardians of the Galaxy to a city ruled by Adam Warlock, who has the Mind Stone. Battle, of course, ensues (this is the Battleworld, after all). Thanos’ duplicity is revealed after Adam is defeated, and Anwen is left to mourn her mother as Thanos, armed with five of the six stones, prepares to kill everyone. He starts with Drax.

The Secret Wars are starting to build up to a finale that I hope is suitably epic. More next week!

Here’s The Trailer For Season 11 of Supernatural And It’s Oh So Good

Greetings folks! I’m back with another article for your reading pleasure. This time around I’ll be showing you the first trailer for the 11th season of Supernatural. And like typical SPN fashion, it’s f**king awesome! You can check it out below.

Soooo? What did you think? Are you as excited as I am for the new season of Supernatural? After watching that trailer I have to say that my faith in Supernatural has been restored. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve loved Supernatural since season 1, but in my honest opinion, no season of Supernatural has even been able to top Season 5 since I consider the 5th season to be a masterpiece. Everything after Season 5 pales in comparison, especially season 6 (which in my honest opinion season 6 was downright horrible). Supernatural has been slowly getting better ever since the mistake that was Season 6 ended, and by the end of Season 10 I was happy with where the show was going. Sure the show seems less “Monster of the Week” and more focused on a single plot arc and some people might have an issue with that, but I personally do not. Regardless I am definitely looking forward to the new season and I think you should too.

What? Is the article over already? Sadly yes, but don’t worry I’ll be back next week with another article on a brand new topic for all you lovely folks to enjoy. Ooh!!! Before I go, I wanted to mention that I will in fact be doing the write ups for the new season of Supernatural and I can’t wait to get started. You can look forward to those write ups when the new season airs on October 7th of this year.

So as I bring this article to a close I’d like to remind you to be sure to check out our various discussion vidcasts that can be found on our YouTube channel and if you want to join in on our discussions please let us know, we’d love to have you. Thanks for reading and I’ll see you next time, Bye bye.

 

 

The Newest Hunger Games Trailer Is Mocking Us

It’s the things we love the most that destroy us.

Spoiler Alert: If you have not read the last Hunger Games novel, Mockingjay, DO NOT watch this trailer or read this article unless you are okay with being spoiled about the biggest twist in the books. The trailer hints at this spoiler for most, and straight out screams it for those familiar with tropes. So avoid this trailer at all costs.

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The trailers title is “For Prim“. It shows how Katniss is doing all of this to protect her sister. Three books and four movies worth of material is about that one thing. Saving or protecting her sister.

Now you may say “she fought for Peter” and you’d be right. However she did that because they had already established a “love” story line. To protect that, and as a result, her family at home, she protected him. It’s all about Prim.

So of course they kill Prim at the end. If you have been paying attention to this series at all, you know that progress does not come without MAJOR sacrifice. Everyone has lost what they hold most dear, why would Katniss be the exception?

I just hope that it happens in the same fashion that it does in the books, because I am a fan of Katniss’s reaction. I will say no more on that to minimize spoilers.

The trailer is beautifully done, even if it screams “she gonna die!”. That’s all it says about the last movie though. It gives us no new information about Mockingjay except that implied spoiler. It’s.. mocking us.. Take a look.

So what do you think? Did you enjoy the trailer? Do you think its a huge spoiler? Let us know down in the comments!

Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC Review – Trespasser

Nearly ten months after the release of Dragon Age: Inquisition, the story comes to an end with the Trespasser DLC.

Set two years after the events of the main game, Trespasser begins with the Inquisitor arriving at the Winter Palace for an Exalted Council. The purpose of this meeting is to decide the future of the Inquisition. While Orlais wants to control the Inquisition, Ferelden wants it disbanded.

Of course, things get complicated after that. Qunari complicated.

This DLC is, like The Descent, is a linear story with a few side quests added to make it seem like more than it is, and while most of them are largely unnecessary for anyone who is not a completionist, they do provide a fair amount of lore.

Now, after the next image, there will be spoilers, so if you don’t want them, don’t read!

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Ok, the reason why I’m going to make this review slightly spoilery is because I want to talk about how this may feed into the story for the next Dragon Age game, mainly because they made it kinda obvious: Solas wants to tear down the veil. His reasons, however, are important: he was the one who created it in the first place. Solas’ talk about how a world without the veil would be a beautiful thing wasn’t just the fanciful wishes of one who walks the fade in dreams; they’re his memories. The world before the Elves destroyed themselves (yep, the Vints are not to blame) was like that, and in sealing the mages who wanted to elevate themselves to Godhood behind the veil, Solas, also known as Fen’harel, limited the amount of magic in the world.

All of this is revealed after the final boss battle. Solas leaves, promising that he will destroy the veil in a few years. The Inquisitor is left with the hand bearing the mark removed, and…

Well, you’ll just have to play and find out.

If you only buy one DLC for the game, buy this one. There are some very cute moments with your companions, and, depending on the romance path chosen, there’s even a wedding! The replayability of this particular DLC is all about the various endings, and not so much about the gameplay itself, which was fairly standard. It may even be a reason to play the game all over again, more so than the previous DLC, because this one shows the effects of your choices.