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Now that season 3 is on its way it’s the best time to rewatch the show, preferably on the DC Universe streaming service if you’re in America as that helps support the show directly and hopefully get us more than just season 3. This Re(af)Watch series is not quite a review, more of an opinion piece about each episode as I rewatch them. Covering all 46 episodes of the show’s first 2 seasons, and maybe more. Continuing on with season 2 episode 6 Bloodlines
Written by: Peter David
Directed by: Mel Zwyer
Episode synopsis: A new character appears! From the future comes Bart Allen, aka Impulse, grandson of Barry and Iris West-Allen. He says he’s a future tourist just popping by to see his grandpaps in his prime, and totally coincidentally there’s a new villain called Neutron calling for Flash’s head. After an all Flash team-up and saving Barry’s life Bart finds out he can’t go home and is stuck in the past. Or maybe this was all intentional and he’s not some airheaded kid but someone trying to stop the future apocalypse.
[April Fools comedy post, none of this is real except for the fact that these are all characters fans have asked for in season 3 since it was announced. Even if it’s just a joke you can read my slow decent into madness as the list goes on. 😉
I’ve also added some commentary at the end if anyone’s curious about the hows and whys this post was made.]
Since the revival of Young Justice for a third season many fans have speculated what’s going to be happening in this new season, and just what new characters will be appearing. Well wait no longer as I have been given insider info about who is going to be showing up in season 3! It’s going to be a jam packed season with so many fan favourite characters, you just won’t believe who’s going to show up!
Season 3 is being made because of the giant outpouring of fan support for so many years, it wouldn’t be happening without that devotion from the fanbase. So to truly show their appreciation to the fans the creators are putting in all of your fan requested characters, every single one of them. These are all 100% real fan suggestions for characters to appear in season 3, all taken from when Warner Bros. announced the renewal. I’ve even been given some new artwork in advance to show off some of these new characters that are coming in season 3.
Warning: this is an image heavy post! Seriously there’s 53 images here and one gif. You’ve been warned!
I love the DC TV shows, they are right in my wheelhouse and it would take an awful lot to make me stop loving them. That being said I don’t think they are flawless masterpieces that are above criticism, because the last season of all of them was a bit shaky. Just to be clear I am talking about Arrow, Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and now Supergirl, none of the other TV shows based on DC comics like Gotham, Lucifer, or iZombie. Those four shows are the ones that are all connected, Arrow, Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow are all in the same universe, and Supergirl is set in an alternate dimension which Flash travelled to for an episode. That interconnectivity has fans buzzing with excitement, heroes meeting up and crossing over has been a staple of comics for decades and doing that in TV form is a treat for fans. But I get the feeling that those treats are harming these DC shows.
*No real spoilers will be mentioned from the last seasons of all the shows*
If you haven’t been following me on Twitter for this past week here’s the low-down my current situation. I’ve got the flu and haven’t been able to work on any blog posts this past week, so I won’t be able to make Young Justice season 2 posts until I’m feeling better. I’m sorry to have to delay the Re(af)Watch but these things happen, it’s just lucky this didn’t happen in the middle of season 1.
I’ll post when things get back on track, but rest assured you won’t have to wait five years to get season 2.
Now that Netflix has uploaded season 2 of Young Justice it’s the best time to rewatch the series, especially as doing so might mean Netflix picking the show up for a third season. (Though if you live in the UK like me you have to watch it through Amazon Prime and just share around posts about it). This Re(af)Watch series is not quite a review, more of an opinion piece about each episode as I rewatch them. Covering all 46 episodes of the show, and hopefully any beyond that. Continuing on with episode 14, Revelation.
Written by: Kevin Hopps
Directed by: Michael Chang
Episode synopsis: Giant plant creatures are sprouting up all around the world and it’s the work of the Injustice League, who want ten billion dollars or else they’ll continue their attacks. Batman and the Team deduce that they are responsible for the recent interconnected villain activity. They set up a plan to have the Team go in and stop the Injustice League’s arrack at the source, while the Justice League goes to stop the plant creatures and distract the Injustice League. The Team’s plan doesn’t start off well, with everyone except Robin and M’gann getting captured. But in the end the two manage to blow up the plant antenna controlling everything. Facing the wrath and certain death at the hand of the Injustice League Kaldur goes with Plan B, the Helmet of Fate. Wearing it he becomes Dr Fate and turns the tide against them long enough for the Justice League to show up. Kaldur even manages to take off the Helmet without any consequences, so it’s a big win for the good guys. Except it was all a plan by the real Light to throw the League a scapegoat so they could still operate unnoticed.
Now that Netflix has uploaded season 2 of Young Justice it’s the best time to rewatch the series, especially as doing so might mean Netflix picking the show up for a third season. (Though if you live in the UK like me you have to watch it through Amazon Prime and just share around posts about it). This Re(af)Watch series is not quite a review, more of an opinion piece about each episode as I rewatch them. Covering all 46 episodes of the show, and hopefully any beyond that. Continuing on with episode 12, Homefront.
Written by: Jon Weisman
Directed by: Michael Chang
Episode synopsis: It’s Artemis’ first day at her new school, that also happens to have Dick Grayson attending it. After a rather uneventful day she ‘bumps’ into Robin as they both Zeta to the Cave, then they find the Cave on fire and under attack. Robin and Artemis must Die Hard there way around the Cave and figure out how to save the rest of the Team. Their attackers are a pair of Red Tornado lookalikes, controlling fire and water rather than tornadoes, and they are holding the rest of the Team hostage. They’ll kill the whole Team unless Robin and Artemis surrender, so a plan is made. Robin, with some help from Kid Flash, makes an EMP generator that’ll disable the androids. But Robin gets captured in the process, leaving Artemis to get it together and save them all. She sets off the EMP, saves everyone, and the day is won. Except when Red Tornado comes back to the Cave the EMP wears off and he attacks the Team, leaving them unconscious while he and his siblings escape. Leaving us with the question, did Red Tornado betray the Team, and was he the mole?
The blog has been quiet for a little bit because I’ve been working on a new series, a rewatch of all 46 episodes of Young Justice. Now obviously doing it in the usual weekly post fashion would be impractical, that’s almost a year’s worth of posts, so the plan is to do it daily. Yes daily posts about each episode of Young Justice. I have been working on a buffer so this project doesn’t overwhelm me, just whelm me.
What is it? Well they’re not quite reviews and not quite analysis, they’re just whatever I feel like talking about after I rewatch an episode. Sometimes it’d be about the episode, and other times it’d be an idea sparked from the episode, like Superman’s parenting issues, or Zeta Tubes, or the superhero culture of Earth 16. At times I’ll talk about the fandom and their reactions to certain things in the episode. One of the regular talking points are The Light codas at the end of most episodes, and what they are saying vs what fans seem to assume they’re saying.
It’ll be fun, and I’ll try my best to keep up the daily schedule. The reason I’m doing this is the current campaign to bring Young Justice back by binging it on Netflix. Being in the UK I can’t help the cause by watching it, but I can help spread the word about it. So come back tomorrow to read my thoughts on the first episode of Young Justice.
The new Supergirl TV series is currently going well, with the usual first season ups and downs, but as I watched it something occurred to me, you can do more with Supergirl than Superman storywise. Not just in a general “she has better villains” or “she has a better supporting cast” or even “she has better comics” sense that is usually meant when someone talks about a superhero being better than another one. With Supergirl there is a something else going on, she doesn’t have the same expectations that Superman has. That small thing can have amazing potential to allow for story points and character moments that would not be considered for a Superman series.
From the pages of a cult hit Marvel comic and several failed TV projects Jessica Jones finally found a home on Marvel’s Netflix line-up. I was sceptical of this series at first since it seemed like Marvel was using their Netflix deal to get one of their failed TV shows made, if they couldn’t sell it to a TV network then how good could their take on the comic really be. Then they made the show and it turned out incredible and it was a great thing a regular TV network didn’t make it; the series would’ve been butchered it if was on network TV. This show was made by the right people, for the right place, at the right time.
I’d like to just say go watch the show, do it without any spoilers or ideas of what to expect, it’s a great A+ series. Fair warning, the show deals with rape, PTSD, addiction, rape trauma, and an incredibly creepy David Tennant, among other things, though this isn’t Game of Thrones so no rape is actually shown on screen. This isn’t a happy-go-lucky series so if you are affected by any of that and want to watch the series prepare yourself beforehand.
The rest of this review will contain spoilers, lots of spoilers, since the show’s been out for over a month.
The first season of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD has now finished, and with a second season sadly on the way, lets look back at all problems this show needs to fix. It’s been critically panned, labelled underwhelming, boring, with terrible characters, and a main plot so weak it needed to be padded out for two thirds of the season. But since it’s Marvel the geek circles are talking about it and it’s got some fans that praise it and overlook the faults because it has references the movies. But what went wrong, and how did such a promising idea end up going so badly? Spoilers for the entire first season.