You insult my sartorial forebear and you insult me, good sir (violently wrenches chainmail wedgie out of buttcrack).
― A Cheetah Drenched in Applesauce (Old Lunch), Thursday, 18 April 2019 12:04 (six months ago) link
Catching up on the last half dozen Supergirls atm and...am I nuts or does Brainiac Actor have seemingly no interest in maintaining a consistent vocal inflection? He sounds like a Hanna-Barbera character at the moment, which is not what he used to do. I keep expecting him to let slip with a 'Zounds! Heavens to Murgatroyd!'
― A Cheetah Drenched in Applesauce (Old Lunch), Thursday, 18 April 2019 12:13 (six months ago) link
the beard hunter chowing down on a big lump of plughole hair is maybe the most upsetting thing i’ve ever seen on tv
― Boris Bronfentrinker of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 21 April 2019 19:54 (six months ago) link
The Flash finale kind of fizzled out tbh. The idea of the Reverse Flash masterplan (to avoid spoilers) was a good one but nobody in their right mind could tolerate Nora for a second longer and her role in the plan kind of made no sense with maguffin on top of maguffin. Chris Klein only became more unbearable as the weeks went on and whatever was going on with the mind probe was just impossible to follow.
Arrow wound up with a whimper too. By the end the future makeup actually got worse than I thought it was upthread and the wigs... But everyone's story is done and Ollie has gone off with the Monitor for the truncated final season which only goes up to the Crisis crossover. Hoping for Legends type insanity on other worlds. Will probably just get 10 shades of growlybears.
But then Flash wrapped everybody up too. No idea what it's going to do prior to Crisis unless it's just Monster Of The Week in which case YAY.
Supergirl continues to impress and confound in equal measure. The Lex plot has been great but the Red Daughter woefully underused. Haven't cared about the Lockwood thing - and the President cliffhanger was dreadfully mishandled - but the fate of Braniac going into the finale is superb. Needs to pivot back to MOTW and goofy silver age shit to make me love it but it'll do.
Legends otoh has gone from strength to strength to yet further strength. This season has been pretty incredible and somehow the race to the finale has been even better than an already unbelievably strong first half. Only minus points are for Mona's arc in the second half, mainly because I think she's rotten in *those* scenes (not helped by dreadful makeup) and is/was far better as the wide-eyed innocent dreamer.
Doom Patrol has kept the standards up too, even if I think Flex Mentallo is way OP in this version. The funeral episode might have been the highspot of the season.
― Elitist cheese photos (aldo), Thursday, 16 May 2019 08:37 (five months ago) link
Doom Patrol never dipped at any point really and was great all the way through.
I've enjoyed Swamp Thing a lot, bits are very Moore-faithful although it definitely is skewed for TV (and I don't really like what they've done with Blue Devil).
Krypton has been pretty weak although Braniac has been excellent. Lobo was as predictably bad as you might think.
I can't in any good conscience suggest anyone watch Pennyworth, however, fans of the sort of car-crash wrong only US TV gets England and the atrocity which is Paloma Faith's acting may get some small comfort.
― Elitist cheese photos (aldo), Monday, 29 July 2019 18:46 (three months ago) link
I haven't even formally acknowledged that the latter two happened (see also: Gotham). Doom Patrol has been a delight. Swamp Thing...I do want to see it eventually, but its insta-cancellation (and I guess they also had to retroactively rejigger the season to compensate for a reduced episode order?) just leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
― my but is not working it kept telling me device not found. (Old Lunch), Monday, 29 July 2019 18:49 (three months ago) link
lobo? oh noes
― another no-holds-barred Tokey Wedge adventure for men (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 29 July 2019 19:05 (three months ago) link
I just googled for more info on this development and learned that they are now making a Lobo spinoff show, so that should be good and a lot of fun.
― my but is not working it kept telling me device not found. (Old Lunch), Monday, 29 July 2019 19:07 (three months ago) link
how did krypton make it to a second season before i’d even noticed the first had even made it to air
― another no-holds-barred Tokey Wedge adventure for men (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 29 July 2019 19:12 (three months ago) link
The question its existence prompts for me is: what prompted WB/DC to decide that 'television series about geographical area which will eventually spawn heroes sometime after the series ends' is a legitimate genre that people are clamoring for?
― my but is not working it kept telling me device not found. (Old Lunch), Monday, 29 July 2019 19:26 (three months ago) link
Have you watched Titans? Binged that this weekend. 11 episodes, comfortably padded, still went by fast. Liked the adult casting a lot, particularly Brenton Thwaites as Robin (who I kept thinking must be Robert Sean Leonard's younger brother) and Anna Diop as Starfire. The actor playing Gar / Beast Boy did a good job too, making his character relatable. Rachel / Raven, not bad, if a bit frustrating that the first season's arc centers around her character and seems to get halfway there. SPOILERS-ish: Trigon doesn't appear until episode 10 of 11. 12th episode was delayed for a 2nd season opener.
The Chief, in the Doom Patrol ep, was amoral, almost cruel in his "I give these lost souls a purpose for SCIENCE!". Is that a later interpretation? What little I read of Doom Patrol as a kid, he seemed more a Reed Richards paternal figure.
― the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Monday, 29 July 2019 19:28 (three months ago) link
Yeaaaah, as you apparently haven't read Morrison's run on the title, I have some news and you should probably sit down...
― my but is not working it kept telling me device not found. (Old Lunch), Monday, 29 July 2019 19:34 (three months ago) link
I won't spoil any of Swamp Thing then but unless all the rejigging happens in the last episode then they don't appear to have done any. One very specific comics event, for example, is the cliffhanger to the second-last episode and there hasn't been any real setup to the (comics) resolution of it yet.
Krypton sort of has potential but the plotting is clunky as hell with far too many characters and plot threads. Everyone is (literally) everybody else's mother or father irrespective of their age. And although I never expected it, I was still disappointed they never used Braniac's Silver Age skull ship design.
― Elitist cheese photos (aldo), Monday, 29 July 2019 19:36 (three months ago) link
btw how great was dalton as the chief? that guy just plays such great bastards
― another no-holds-barred Tokey Wedge adventure for men (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 29 July 2019 20:03 (three months ago) link
Braniac's skull ship isn't Silver Age, is it? Wasn't it from Gil Kane early 80s Superman?
― Screamin' Jay Gould (The Yellow Kid), Monday, 29 July 2019 20:25 (three months ago) link
You're right!?! It looks completely like a Binder Brainfart, but I suppose he was too busy with a lion's head and giant Jimmy Olsen.
― Elitist cheese photos (aldo), Monday, 29 July 2019 20:33 (three months ago) link
1983, designed by Ed Hannigan
― quelle sprocket damage (sic), Monday, 29 July 2019 20:34 (three months ago) link
Well waddya know.
― Elitist cheese photos (aldo), Monday, 29 July 2019 20:34 (three months ago) link
It's baffling to me that the world seems to aggressively ignore that depiction of the character. It's a friggin' design classic.
― my but is not working it kept telling me device not found. (Old Lunch), Monday, 29 July 2019 21:15 (three months ago) link
I did Pennyworth a massive disservice - after the first episode it got insanely good, massively Avengers (not that one) influenced. The episode where they get the train to the village is absolutely superb.
― Elitist cheese photos (aldo), Wednesday, 28 August 2019 14:34 (two months ago) link
― lowkey goatsed on the styx (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 28 August 2019 15:38 (two months ago) link
Pennyworth never quite reached the same heights again, but is well worth all your time.
After the first episode of Batwoman, I can't work out whether it's incredibly bad or just terrible.
― So, your CV says you're a (checks notes) DJ and stand-up comedian (aldo), Saturday, 12 October 2019 23:04 (one month ago) link
I've seen a ridiculous amount of this show since my teen son loves it, but ... I can't imagine willingly watching it alone if I had a choice. The effects are low-rent and it's all just so silly and ... then again, I've never been a Flash fan outside of early JLE (or watched any other TV comic book superhero show that wasn't Lois & Clark) so what do I know?
― Lactose Shaolin Wanker (Raymond Cummings), Saturday, 12 October 2019 23:20 (one month ago) link
(Also I've always been more of a Marvel zombie at heart, so.)
― Lactose Shaolin Wanker (Raymond Cummings), Saturday, 12 October 2019 23:30 (one month ago) link
Oh, who am I kidding? I did love some DC comics here and there.
― Lactose Shaolin Wanker (Raymond Cummings), Saturday, 12 October 2019 23:45 (one month ago) link
gave up on Flash several seasons ago, is he still trying to save his mother?
― akm, Sunday, 13 October 2019 04:22 (one month ago) link