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Kriss, Ro, Brandon and Joi get together to discuss the film Destroyer starring Nicole Kidman. This film...is a film. 

No but seriously, we have some serious issues with this film. There seems to be some really bad choices from top to bottom: From the script to who was cast and for which roles. Director Karyn Kusama did make some good choices when shooting this film to really drive home the noir feel but overall the we couldn't help but want to see more of what the film could have been (from the flashbacks) versus what we got. 

This is a spoiler review, so if you want to hear us our in-depth analysis and discussion about this film, listen below!

 


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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 10:39pm EST

It's not only the end of the month but it's the end of 2018 so its time for the finale Mailbag episode of the year. Dpalm has some stuff to get off his chest and we cover some of our favorite (and least favorite) comics and what we're looking forward to next year. Oh and EMAILS!!!!

Topics:

  • Dpalm watched the Titans finale...hold onto your butts
  • Best/Favorite Comics:
    • Lost Light
    • Uber Invasion
    • Charles Soule's Darth Vader
    • Green Arrow by Benjamin Percy
  • Biggest Surprise Comic?
    • Tom King's Miracle Man
    • Gail Simone's Plastic Man
    • Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps
    • Scott Snyder's Justice League
    • The Walking Dead
    • Al Ewing's Immortal Hulk
    • Donny Cates' Venom
    • Tom Taylor's X-Men: Red
    • Donny Cates' Thanos
    • Noble
    • Superb
  • Most Disappointing Comic?
    • Doomsday Clock
    • Falcon
  • What are we looking forward to the most in 2019?
    • Dan Slott on Fantastic Four
    • X-Men brand relaunch
    • Force quest in Flash
    • Tom King's Batman
    • Young Justice Season 3
    • IDW Transformers relaunch
    • Jason Aaron's War of the Realms 
    • Iron Heart & Miles Morales solos
    • AGENTS OF SHIELD COMING BACK!!!!!
  • Biggest Losers? 
    • ComicsGate losers

Kriss and Dpalm record the Mailbag at the end of every month. If you want to send in your own questions and thoughts, email us: Mailbag@MTRNetwork.Net


 
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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 9:56pm EST

Kriss, Brandon and Ro review On the Basis of Sex, the film starring Felicity Jones as Ruth Bader Ginsburg and is supposed to show her struggle for equal rights on her way to becoming a Supreme Court Justice. Instead we get a shell of a film that doesn't leave up to the legacy of Justice Ginsburg. This film feels like it was made by someone who didn't watch RBG (The documentary on Ginburg) and then didn't bother to watch any TV shows or movies that dealt with court cases. Legally Blonde does a better job with its climax court case than On the Basis of Sex does. This film is a let down on so many levels and is easily forgettable. 

 


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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Kriss, Brandon, Ro and Joi review Vice and talk about why they actually loved this film when so many seem to hate it. Christian Bale does a terrifyingly great job of becoming Dick Cheney. And this film takes the seriousness of what Cheney and Republicans set in motion decades ago, and puts a tongue-in-cheek spin on it to make sure everyone looks horrible. This is a film where the villain wins. We know this because Dick Cheney is still out and about in the world today. But it's important to remember that there's a straight line to Trump from when Dick Cheney decided he was going to become a republican. This film will having you laughing one minute only to suddenly sober up when you realize that what you're laughing at, actually happened. Some will say we didn't need this film. But we think it's important to remember that republicans like Dick Cheney are loyal to only one thing: Power.

 


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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 7:55am EST

Even if you're not a fan of period pieces, The Favourite should still be entertaining enough to be one of your favorite watches this year. The three main actresses Olivia Coleman (Queen Ann), Rachel Weiz (Lady Sarah) and Emma Stone (Abigail) are absolutely fantastic in this film. They're perfectly cast for the roles they play and we can't see how anyone else would fit. If you're still feeling a bit burned by Emma Stone & La La Land (we go on a bit of a tangent about that film), rest assured she's back to the Emma we love. This film also has a Nicholas Hoult sighting and he's also as good as always. 

Listen as Kriss, Brandon, Ro and Joi talk about what they loved about this film. You're definitely going to want to check it out. 

 


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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 7:51am EST

We took a little bit longer of a break than intended but we're back to discuss the last two episodes of The Gifted Season 2 going into the mid-season break. As always, we love this show. It does a fantastic job of not only accurately depicting the themes of the X-Men but also tying in relevance to the world today. 

We have fun reviewing these two episodes. Here are some of the things we discussed:

  • Noah and Andy learn that puberty sucks and your dick is not your friend
  • Was Rebecca always crazy or was she made crazy because of the betrayal of her parents and being locked up?
  • Turning perfectly made pancakes inside out to eat them (with no syrup) is the sure sign of a terrorist
  • The Mutant Underground is falling apart
  • Shanna's Mutant-ships are falling apart as well
  • and plenty more!

Listen to this review and let us know what you think of The Gifted Season 2 so far!


 
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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 7:47am EST

The last Character Corner of 2018! Kriss & Dpalm finish out 2018 with Part 2 of Aquaman and lets just say, shit gets a bit crazy from here. For the first time ever, we have to start the episode out by recapping Part 1 just so you get a sense for how off the rails Aquaman gets from here on out. A lot of writers, some of our favorites included, owe Peter David an apology for dropping the ball and wiping out the meticulous and detailed history of Atlantis and Aquaman that he laid out in his run. Just a sample of the crazy shit that happens:

  • Atlantis gets sent back 3000 years and Arthur gets changed into a water wraith
  • Arthur meets the Lady of the Lake (yup, that Lady of the Lake) and gets his harpoon hand replaced with a magical water hand
  • Arthur Joseph Curry (don't make us do this)
  • Has his silver age origin suddenly wipe out all of what Peter David did
  • On and off again weakness of being out of the water too long
  • San Diego is sunk and the inhabitants can breathe underwater and so they changed the name to Sub Diego and Aquaman becomes their protector

And there's more. We told you this shit gets weird. Things finally start to get normal again when Geoff Johns writes the first three volumes of New 52 Aquaman. Dan Abnett's Rebirth Run as well as Scott Snyder's Drowned Earth Justice League crossover are also pretty good.

Give the episode a listen and let us know what you think. We'll be back in 2019 with the following line up to start the year:

  • The History of the Golden/Silver/Bronze/Modern Eras of Comic Books - January
  • Captain Marvel (all of them) - February
  • Shazam - March
  • Iron Man - April

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 6:53am EST

Steve Carell has been acting his ass off this year. Welcome to Marwen could have been the film that got him an Academy Award nomination this year but the choices made in the script really hold him back. Much like Beautiful Boy and Boy Erased, there's a much more interesting and nuanced story to tell in this movie but instead of that, the film focuses on the fictional world of "Marwen" that Mark Hogancamp creates. This is based off a true story and what happened to Hogancamp is truly horrific but the film barely scratches the surface and leaves the audience without a full picture of why things are happening the way they are.


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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 12:15am EST

Here's what you have to ask yourself with Bumblebee: Do you believe you deserve better Transformers FILMS or do you just want to see better looking transformers in a film? That's the real question. Because if you're only going into Bumblebee to see G1 accurate looking Transformers and to get the typical 15-20 minutes total of Autobots vs Decepticons action, then you'll be satisfied. But if you want to see a complete Transformers films that focused on Autobots and Decepticons...then this is just more of the same. The first 15 minutes of this film is awesome and what every Transformers fan was waiting for. Then it turns into ET and Bumblebee gets turned into a dumb pet and we're left wondering why are we sitting through this film. Just send us a supercut of all the Cybertron scenes and all the Bumblebee vs Dropkick & Shatter scenes and call it a day.  This movie has a lot of the same story beats from the first Michael Bay film. But I guess we're not supposed to mention that cause we saw Cybertron for a few minutes and got some better character designs.

 


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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 11:39pm EST

There really isn't a greater sin when it comes to comic book films than having an actor play a character but their portrayal is nothing like any iteration of the character that has ever been written.Jason Momoa isn't Aquaman, he's just Aquabro. And that comes with all the problematic hyper masculinity "Look Arthur Curry isn't a punk. He's a man's man" bs that comes with it. And that's just the first problem that Aquaman has. The score and soundtrack is bad. The dialogue is bad. The story tries to cram the Throne of Atlantis storyline, which could be a full trilogy, into one movie that's all over the place. Yes, the fight scenes are enjoyable and there are some standouts (Yahya Abdul-Mateen's Black Manta is criminally underused). But at this point, why are we still making excuses for DC & WB when it comes to their execution of these films?

 


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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 11:38pm EST


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Category:science -- posted at: 11:50pm EST

We've made it to "The Book of Rebellion" and Khalil and Jennifer are on the run from Tobias and Jen's parents, respectively. At first, Jefferson and Lynn assume Khalil has kidnapped Jennifer until Anissa lets them know that Khalil and Jen have been texting since episode one this season.

Khalil and Jennifer think they are truly Romeo & Juliet so despite the fact that their road trip starts with a shoot-out and continues with being chased by an assassin, Jennifer runs from Black Lightning and Thunder every time they show up to help.

Lynn is at home spiraling. She's gone off the Henny and between her daughter running away and having killed 14 teens, she is not in a good place. She rallies briefly and talks to Gambi (AKA the Other Woman) so she can track down Khalil's dad just to learn that he had an apartment. This leads exactly nowhere.

While his assassin Cutter (Kearran Giovanni) is tracking the teens, Tobias is making new moves and enlists the genius of Todd Green (RJ Cyler, Sierra Burgess is a Loser). Green is a boy genius who is missing out on grant opportunities because of racism and classism and Tobias is using that to win him to his side. Also in the final moments we're introduced to a new unnamed meta played by The Chi's Tosin Morohunfola. Tobias is also putting two and obvious together, and wondering why Black Lightning always seems invested when the Pierce girls are involved.

These two episodes give us a lot of good character development for Jennifer who is also learning to control her powers and she proves herself to be incredibly resourceful. That being said, Black Lightning still struggles this season. It's good tv but not great tv. Especially compared to it's CW peers. We'll see you in the new year and hopefully Black Lightning will bring it's A game when we return.


 
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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 5:30am EST

Time to end 2018 with the final Character Corner subject of 2018: Aquaman. The King of the Seven Seas is getting his first solo film this month and so we're taking a look at the history behind Arthur Curry aka Aquaman. Aquaman is another DC character that has been around since the Golden Age and has seen a lot of drastic changes not only to his origin but his supporting cast as well. He's a character that's struggle to get respect, with many people thinking his only powers are talking to fish and that he's pretty useless outside of water. DC didn't do the character any favors by giving the character the weakness of needing to be in water at least once every hour. All that changed in 1990 when Peter David took over writing Aquaman. First he started by building a foundation for not only Arthur's lineage but also telling the story of how Atlantis became an advanced civilization under the sea. He then takes Arthur on a journey of not only understanding who he is but what it means to be a leader & king. Also, this is where we get the iconic 90's look of Aquaman: Harpoon Handed Aquaman. 

Listen as we break down the early history of Aquaman, a quick run through of the different eras of comic books and then talk about how Peter David brought some respect to Aquaman's name.

Issues:

  • More Fun Comics #73 - First Appearance of Golden Age Aquaman
  • Adventure Comics #229 - First Appearance of Topo
  • Adventure Comics #260 - First Appearance of Silver Age Aquaman
  • Adventure Comics #269 - First Appearance of Garth/Aqualad
  • Brave & the Bold #28 - Founding member of the Justice League
  • Aquaman #11 - First appearance of Mera
  • Aquaman #18 - Becomes King of Atlantis; Marries Mera
  • Aquaman #23 - Arthur Jr (AquaBaby)
  • Aquaman #29 - First Appearance of Orm/Oceanmaster
  • Aquaman #35 - First Appearance of Black Manta
  • Adventure Comics #452 - Black Manta kills Aquababy
  • Legend of Aquaman Special (Aquaman Special #1) - Rewrote Aquaman's origin post crisis
  • Peter David's Run

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 11:51am EST

So...Mortal Engines happened. It continues the trend of studios attaching a big name as a producer (Peter Jackson), handing the directing off to someone with little experience, shoveling boat loads of money into it, only for it to abandon the source material and turn into a steaming pile of garbage. So who is to blame? And why do studios do this? Mortal Engines will get terrible reviews and flop this weekend. The cliff hanger ending in the movie will never be followed up on. What's it going to take for these genre films based off of young adult novels to be treated with some respect? Ro, Brandon and Kriss discuss. 

 


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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 4:46am EST

You already know what it is. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is not only the best comic book films of the year, but it's one of the best films of this year. There is an amazingly talented voice cast for this movie and the script nails what it means to be Spider-Man. Make no mistake, this is Mile Morales' movie but you'll love all the other characters too and want to see more of them. Stan Lee's cameo is probably his best and most relevant cameo. Run do not walk, to see this film this weekend. 

 


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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 4:44am EST

It's that time of year again: The Annual Arrowverse Crossover is here. Kriss, Dpalm, Shanna and The Doctor discuss the three part Elseworlds crossover. There's a lot to love about this year's crossover and we're even more excited for how everything has been leading to next year's Crisis on Infinite Earths. 

We Discuss:

  • Why does the CW do the Justice League better than the movies?
  • Our favorite moments with Barry & Oliver switching identities
  • The perfect Superman & Lois
  • Batwoman and Gotham officially joining the Arrowverse
  • The growth of Oliver Queen
  • What did Oliver give up to save Barry and Kara?
  • The endless possibilities with Crisis on Infinite Earths

and more! Make sure you listen and subscribe to Super Tuesday Recap so you don't miss an episode!

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 5:45am EST

Do you all really expect us to review this episode or do you just want us to laugh at how ridiculously awesome it was? Custodians of Chronology, Sirens of Space Time and Puppets of Tomorrow. I mean seriously, what are we supposed to do with this? No other show leans into the ridiculousness as much as Legends of Tomorrow does and by being so self aware, it's truly become on of the best shows on TV. Our only complaint? We have to wait until April for more episodes. 

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Here is its. The review we hinted at in our If Beale Street Could Talk and Three Identical Strangers reviews, the problematic review itself: Mary Poppins Returns.  Kriss, Ro and Brandon break down why this new Mary Poppins film is the perfect continuous from the original. Emily Blunt IS Mary Poppins and dominates the screen. But everyone else is pulling their weight as well. Lin-Manual Miranda really takes to his role as Jack and the film does a great job of blending an all new story and songs with the feeling of the original.

So why is this review problematic? Let's just say Kriss tries to kill off Angela Lansbury, Brandon comes up with a Murder She Wrote update and Ro...well we're not sure what Ro did but we're pretty sure it was something. These negroes should never be allowed to review movies together.

 


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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Barry Jenkins does it again. This time with his adaptation of James Baldwin's If Beale Street Could Talk. This film will hit you right in the feels (as expected). Just like with Moonlight, the way black people are filmed in this movie just makes us look magical. And the story is one that is both relevant to the time and doesn't have your typical "happy ending". We discuss how that might be a problem for some white critics that don't understand the significance of how this story ends. We also talk about how Jenkins manages to balance telling the delicate story of a rape victim and the family that believes the accused is innocent and how it shows both being victims of a system of oppression. We have a lot of thoughts on this film so give it a listen.


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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 11:37pm EST

College football’s regular season is behind us, and Saturday can be for whatever you want it to be again. Since I reclaimed my Sundays a few weeks ago, we celebrate this new freedom with Stadium’s own Michael Felder. Yeah we talk college football and yeah he makes fun of the Dawgs, but we also cover Becky Lynch, MTV’s The Challenge, and Georgia high school football being displaced by soccer. SOCCER.

Guest: Michael Felder - @inthebleachers


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Category:Sports -- posted at: 6:19am EST

Excluding the Arrow portion of the Elsewords crossover, Unmasked is the midseason break episode of Arrow and they threw in two big reveals:

  • Emiko Queen is the new Green Arrow that's been going around saving people. Ollie's got another sister
  • Diaz is still alive

Add Oliver finally putting the costume back on (minus the mask) and we're cooking on all cylinders. We have no idea where the story is going but we love everything so far. Oliver has to deal with the changes to Felicity that are really his fault. Also how long will he be able to operate as the Green Arrow out in the open, working for the Star City police department? And what scared Diggle and Lyla so much that they would go to Diaz for help? Also...who trained Emiko? We have so many questions and we'll have to wait until January to get the answers. 

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 9:20pm EST

MTR's science team, PFunk & Coqui, are back combining science talk and pop culture nerdom and more. Give it a listen!

 


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Category:science -- posted at: 11:04am EST

The Flash perfectly nails its 100th episode by going back to some of Barry's roughest moments over the years. Not only that but of course it's revealed that Thawne is the one behind Nora going back to see her father. Tom Cavanagh directed one hell of an episode and it's only fitting that his most devious character is revealed to be up to no good. We have a lot of thoughts and theories on what happens in this episode. What is Thawne up to? Did he have Nora plant a time hack for himself? Will we ever see the original timeline (the one Thawne is from)? Is Sherloque really Sherloque or Thawne in disguise? We have so many questions and things running through our minds.

Also...how about that Captain Marvel trailer?

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 7:22am EST

It wouldn't be a Legends of Tomorrow season if the Legends didn't break time. We just weren't prepared for it to be this episode. We also weren't prepared for them to drop that Neron is the demon that's tormenting Constantine. This episode is another example of Legends balancing weird and ridiculous with very serious moments. We learn that Constantine bound the soul of his lover Desmond to Neron in order to banish Neron to Hell. At the same time we're getting the legends hunting down a demon possessed doll (that eventually possesses the Professor Stein puppet from last season) and Mona is trying to bone a Hawaiian werewolf. Oh and then Charlie & Constantine break time and turn Zari into a cat. 

This show is weird and we fucking love it.

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 7:07am EST

We are joined this week by special guests Rod and Karen from The Black Guy Who Tips Podcast Network to discuss the most recent episode of Supergirl!

Nia reveals she's from a planet called Naltor to Kara, and that once in a generation women in the family get the genetic ability to dream the future.  Unfortunately, it isn't an ability she has a great deal of control over.  Brainy reveals Nia is important to the future, but can't reveal why.  Manchester continues on his John Wick run, confronting Ben and his wife at their home.  J'onn doesn't seem to be able to mind his own business, and Kara is betrayed by a 53% woman in Ben Lockwood's wife, who she saves, only to be thrown under the bus by her.

The season continues to discuss contemporary issues effortlessly.  Discussing the Alt-right in the Supergirl universe, the concept of passing, and the devastation that victimization can do to a person's psyche sounds like a documentary or a heavy drama, but Supergirl pulls it off with flare and style.


 
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So the podcast episodes are getting shorter-and there is a reason for that.  People need to be watching this show!  To that end, we are giving our impressions and broad takes on episodes 6-8: Demons of the Punjab, Kerblam!, and Witchfinders.  For those who were concerned about needing to watch past seasons of Doctor Who to follow along and worried about the overwhelming task that might be-fret not.  Chibnall this season has given us a Doctor and a T.A.R.D.I.S. team that is the perfect starting point for any new Whovian.  There are easter eggs in every episode that long time watchers will appreciate, but it doesn't keep a new watcher from being able to enjoy the show.  We also appreciate the decision this season not to have one threaded threat that was present in previous contemporary Who episodes-these all stand alone and work well as such, showing that Doctor Who continues to be a show that can do both serialized elements and bottle episodes successfully.  


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This week we reach the end of the Book of Blood as the fight between the Perdi and the Sange comes to a head. In many ways, this episode is a satisfying conclusion to the arc while at the same time dropping many important threads or glossing over issues that were presented for our characters.

Lynn is suddenly pulled out of her depression over the Greenlight babies in order to help Anissa with Anaya and the Sange babies. This is mainly so Anissa can give a lot of platitudes about mother/daughter relationships right before Anaya finds out her own mother is dead.

Jefferson and Gambi reunite and it's a beautiful moment but given that this "book" started with Gambi's attempted murder, it would have been nice to see more of his investigation and also WHY WEREN'T JEFFERSON AND ANISSA LOOKING FOR HIM INSTEAD OF RUNNING AROUND SOUTH FREELAND?

Finally, Jefferson and Lynn remember that they have another daughter just in time for her to have already run away. Once Khalil realizes that he ain't bout that life and he won't be killing the reverend, he has to get out of dodge and Jenn is primed to go with him after being on house arrest the past few weeks. Jenn also reveals her powers to Khalil in a Romeo and Juliet-esque moment so basically we've got two teen runaways with powers who are in love. Go ahead and make your CW jokes. I ship it.

We discuss all of this and more (warning: we totally go on a tangent about everything from Aquaman to Marvel Netflix) on the podcast. Join us in two weeks when we return to discuss The Book of Rebellion.


 
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Wolverine: The Long Night is now on Stitcher. To listen to the whole season, without adds, get Stitcher Premium. Use our code 'TUESDAY' to get a free month: stitcher.com/premium

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Stop me when you've heard it before: a team I love has made it to a large stage, taken a substantial lead and metaphorically plunged a blade into my throat because hope is a lie. Yes the mighty UGA Bulldogs have once again lead me down a path of disappointment, but I don't let my trauma derail our discussion of what the UFC is doing, the fact that Ohio State lost to Purdue by 4 touchdowns, or why the NFL is addicted to making the wrong decision. Oh yeah, Kriss is here too.

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The Flash has really learned from the mistakes of previous seasons and is making adjustments to previous things they've tried. Last season, Devoe wasn't necessarily a bad villain. His backstory and episodes were actually pretty compelling. But at times it felt so disjointed from the rest of the story being told. This season, Cicada/Orlin has been integrated into the story from the start. As Cicada he's been shown as a terrifying villain that can nullify the powers of Metas. And now this episode shows what motivates Orlin and it's really compelling. It ties into the entire shows theme this season of family, particularly fathers and daughters. Also, it was good seeing Barry and Nora get to the bottom of what's really bothering Nora: Barry's willingness to sacrifice himself.

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Seriously, what do you want from us every week when it comes to reviewing Legends of Tomorrow? What more can we say about how good this show is? This episode can literally be described as: Biff Tannen teams up with Ernest Hemmingway to hunt a Minotaur in the catacombs of 1920's Paris. It's so ridiculous yet so good. Throw in Ava & Nora bonding over a bottle of wine and cake after Mona looks them all in a cell and well....it's all ridiculous and awesome. 

Hank Heywood confronts Ava about the spending habits of the Legends; Mona tries to make a good impression with Ava, but her eagerness gets her and Ava stuck in a cell together.

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Arrow really used the time with Oliver out of the suit and in prison wisely. The Slabside Redemption marks the end of Oliver's time in prison (and maybe of Diaz) but he leaves a completely changed man and probably closer to the Green Arrow/Oliver Queen from the comics. As Ben Turner says in this episode: Before you saw the world in black & white. Now you understand there is some gray. When Oliver does finally pick up the mantle of Green Arrow again, he's gonna have a far better motivation than he did when he started.

Also give it to this show: Watching Oliver & Turner beat a bunch of people up was great. Michael Jai White might be the most disrespectful fighter of all time when it comes to the way his character always beats people up. We really loved this episode and it made the payoff of Oliver being in jail worth it.

Oliver makes a choice that will affect his entire life, as well as the lives of everyone he cares about.

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MTR's science team, PFunk & Coqui, are back combining science talk and pop culture nerdom and more. Give it a listen!

 


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