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Legends of Tomorrow: A Study for Creating Consequences in an Optimistic, Feel-Good Show

Genre: Superhero/Sci-fi Synopsis: A ragtag bunch of time travelers are all that’s left to defend the integrity of the time stream. Which would be easier, if they could agree on whether or not it should be protected.

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Wonder Woman: Refreshing and Emotionally Powerful

Genre: Superhero Synopsis: Diana has grown up in a land of Amazons, isolated from the rest of the world. They are the keepers of a weapon that can defeat Ares, the god of War, waiting for the time when he … Continue reading

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How Is It Even Possible for Agents of SHIELD to Be So Emotionally Powerful?

Genre: Action/Superhero Synopsis: SHIELD is tentatively united once again, just in time to face an AI gaining consciousness. When that AI threatens to undo their greatest regrets, however, the real question becomes: will they be able to bring themselves to fight against … Continue reading

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Hilarious Trailers: Goblin Is Incredibly Honest About Its Supernatural Romance Tropes

I had to share this, because I don’t think I’ve ever seen a trailer be this upfront about what it wants to do (although of course, everyone knows.) (Note: This is not a commentary on the show itself, as I haven’t … Continue reading

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Agents of SHIELD S4-1: A Bit Slow, but Setting Up Future Excitement (Especially with the Awesome New Ghost Rider)

Genre: Action/Superhero Synopsis: S1: Agent Coulson is somehow mysteriously alive after dying during the Avengers crisis, and he’s putting together his own team now. It should be business as usual, but gradually the secrets within SHIELD catch up with Coulson, … Continue reading

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Luke Cage, and Its Dedicated Focus on Characterization

Genre: Superhero Synopsis: Luke Cage is an escaped convict who was falsely accused, lying low and hiding his superpowers. But the man who’s giving him a job is deeply concerned with the inhabitants of Harlem, and when he runs afoul of a … Continue reading

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Suicide Squad: Style Over Substance

Genre: Superhero Synopsis: Worried about their ability to defend against an attack by powerful Superman-like threats, the government decides to build a squad of criminals to do the job for them. Conveniently, a threat arises as soon as the team … Continue reading

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TV Roundup: Cleverman, Preacher, and The Man in the High Castle

This week, I look at the beginnings of three new(ish) shows, talking about them in order of best to worst. Cleverman Genre: Dystopia/Sci-fi/Supernatural Synopsis: A superhero take on Australian Aboriginal culture, the story follows two brothers as one of them … Continue reading

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Agents of SHIELD, and Its Willingness to Torment Skye/Ward Shippers

Genre: Action/Superhero Synopsis: S1: Agent Coulson is somehow mysteriously alive after dying during the Avengers crisis, and he’s putting together his own team now. It should be business as usual, but gradually the secrets within SHIELD catch up with Coulson, … Continue reading

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Captain America: Civil War, the Choice Between Friendship and Morality

Genre: Superhero Synopsis: The Avengers reach a critical moment in their career. Most of the world’s governments are no longer comfortable with them operating independently, answering to no one. Especially when things go wrong. So the team is asked to submit themselves … Continue reading

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