The third week of voting takes place here.
The second addendum to “Make Me Watch It” voting is available here. Also, the existing voting pages have been updated, removing those titles that were owned by my ex, as well as removing any titles that won the Academy Award for Best Picture, as those will get their own podcast in late 2019.
The latest entry in Bedtime in the Public Domain is the audiobook version of The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum. You can download the audiobook here. The next book will be Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and it start on Monday, April 3. The series can also be found on Stitcher, on iTunes, or in a direct RSS feed.
Arrow goes dark. Very Dark.
Legends of Tomorrow goes to the First World War, where a Tolkien appearance opens the door for many jokes and references.
Mar 22, 2017
I was not filled with glee by the announcement of a Flash Musical Episode. I’m just not the market for this sort of thing, even if it occasionally works. Increasingly, I’m beginning to wonder if I’m still the market for this show. Lots of people loved this singing and dancing crossover with Supergirl. For me, it recalled one of those old albums of a superstar’s previously unreleased material: a few bright moments, some familiar but enjoyable content, and a lot of stuff that should’ve remained in the studio.
This episode serves up a few “star-cross’d” lovers; Winn realizes his new girlfriend may be setting him up, and we may see future troubles with Alex and Maggie. The title more properly refers to Kara and Mon-El, whose herculean effort to hide his real identity finally fails when his parents arrive and want to bring him into their new adventures.
It’s a very CW episode, driven by soapy relationships. Possibly its best point may be that it sets up the next Flash crossover.
Of course, I don’t know how I feel about musical episodes….
Marvel’s latest entry has been getting an unduly bad wrap. I’ve moved away from written reviews as a way to manage my tendinitis, hence all the podcasts, but this is getting so much negative criticism that I disagree with that I had to say my piece. It’s not perfect, and it’s probably the weakest of the Marvel Netflix series, but naming the weakest Marvel Netflix series is like naming the shortest player in the starting lineup of a professional basketball team. This is flawed, but it’s still good.