Television

Thu
22
Mar

SyFy's KRYPTON Pilot Delivers an Action-Packed Punch to Your Senses

For so many years we heard about how "Krypton is doomed". A show that's based on a planet whose fate has already been determined can't be that gripping, can it? 

In a word: YES!

The show contains rich storytelling that doesn't seem to rush the plot. It gives the characters room to breath, and develop organically. The sets were beautifully crafted for each scene and having virtually everything seem tangible makes the world have a real feel to it. The pilot had a movie quality to it and the wide angle shots of Kandor and Krypton as a whole would be beautifully displayed on a large movie screen.

Thu
22
Mar

Pep Talk: Riverdale Episode 216, "Primary Colors"

Riverdale Primary Colors

RIVERDALE continues to become the TWIN PEAKS, 90210 it set out to become in the pilot episode, as life for some of our teen residents gets more horrific than ever. It makes you wonder if Jughead (COLE SPROUSE) is really a crusader for justice, or just a deluded fool who sees a peaceful town that never really existed in the first place.

When Jughead learns that Hiram Lodge (MARK CONSUELOS) has accelerated his plans for the demolition of Southside High, he goes on a hunger strike. Yeah, even Archie (KJ APA) has a hard time buying that one, and indeed Jug breaks it when in private with his dad, FP (SKEET ULRICH). He also chains himself, along with other Southsiders, to the building, even though they go home at night and Jug sticks it out. But as much as Jug is a lone voice crying in the wilderness, he's beginning to get attention, and that's something Hiram cannot afford.

Tue
20
Mar

Devil's Advocate: Lucifer Episode 318, "The Last Heartbreak"

Things could have gone a lot better on LUCIFER with Episode 3.18, "The Last Heartbreak." You have a serial killer copycat and the immortal cop who worked the previous case. That's pretty hard to screw up -- and, to be fair, the episode had a lot of great scenes in it, particularly those involving Lt. Marcus "Cain" Pierce (TOM WELLING) recalling moments from his life as a detective in the 1950s and an almost-relationship developed with Kay (FIONA GUBELMANN) and her current-day granddaughter, Maddie (also Gubelmann).

Mon
19
Mar

They're Refugees from the United States: ABC's The Crossing Premieres April 2

The Crossing

Jude Ellis (STEVE ZAHN) is the sheriff of a sleepy northwestern coastal town that suddenly finds itself the center of a federal investigation. When Ellis is called to investigate a body washed up on a restricted beach, he finds not one body, but a handful -- with  countless more floating in on the tide. What's more, some of them are survivors, still alive. When Agent Emma Peralta (SANDRINE HOLT) begins to interview the survivors for DHS, she finds they all have one story in common -- they are refugees from a war with genocidal intent. But the country isn't a foreign one -- it's the United States, only 250 years in the future.

Mon
19
Mar

Major Crimes Season 6 Wraps Series with Multi-Part Mysteries

Major Crimes Season 6 on DVD

The police procedural is possibly one of the longest-lived, most successful television genres after the situation family comedy. From DRAGNET to ADAM-12, all the way to HILL STREET BLUES and LAW & ORDER, people love to watch the good guys at work bringing the bad guys to justice.

Fri
16
Mar

Knight Moves: Gotham Episode 414, "Reunion"

Gotham Reunion

It was a hot time in old Gotham last night, as multiple story threads just got a little more vicious.

First and foremost, Ivy Pepper (PEYTON LIST) has perfected her little killing plants, and sets her sights on the man who killed her father: Harvey Bullock (DONAL LOGUE). Combining the Lazarus Water stolen from the Wayne Foundation, the pollen from her newest blossoms kill within minutes, sprouting quickly from their victims and turning them into organic flower pots. And her next target is all the rich people at the Wayne Foundation charity fundraiser, including Bruce Wayne himself.

Thu
15
Mar

Pep Talk: Riverdale Episode 215, "There Will Be Blood"

Riverdale There Will Be Blood

The bombs are dropping so fast in this episode of RIVERDALE it's a veritable plot-point barrage.

For weeks, Jughead (COLE SPROUSE) has known in his gut that Hiram Lodge (MARK CONSUELOS) has been buying up distressed properties in Riverdale for nefarious purposes, but he hasn't been able to say what they are. When Hiram urges Fred Andrews (LUKE PERRY) to run for mayor in the special election, it concerns Archie (KJ APA), who is willing to work for Lodge himself, but doesn't want his family involved. So he gives Jughead a bit of information he didn't have before: that Hiram had bought Pop Tate's Choklit Shoppe. This solidifies Jughead's desire to out Hiram's plans, but he cannot get anyone to go on the record against him.

Wed
14
Mar

Catching Up: The Flash Episode 416, "Run, Iris, Run"

Flash Run Iris Run

When a powerful pyrokinetic metahuman shows un in Central City, Team Flash is certain they've found yet another of the twelve bus metas they've been looking for. But Erik Frye (OLIVER RICE) got his powers the same night The Flash did, and after attempting to rob a bank, he is suddenly bereft of his abilities.

The power loss is tracked down to a new metahuman, who actually is one of the ones from the bus incident: Matthew Kim (LEONARDO NAM) has the abilities to remove a metahuman's powers with a touch. But more than that, he can then place them into another person's body.

Tue
13
Mar

"Making of a Legend" Takes you Inside the World of KRYPTON

On your program guide for SyFy, you'll notice that tomorrow night a featurette called "Krypton: Making of a Legend" will air in the 11 pm time slot. If you don't want to wait that long, SyFy has released the featurette online.

The intro features Geoff Johns, Brian Michael Bendis, Jim Lee, Scott Snyder, and others Superman's impact and the importance of Krypton's legacy. Hosted by Cameron Cuffe (Seg-El), as he stands on the set in Belfast where the Fortress of Solitude scenes are filmed, the 22 minute long commentary dives deep into the world of Krypton including the origin of the series.

Take note, however, that there are spoilers for the show and because we're exploring a history that hasn't really been revealed, some viewers may not want to watch it until they've seen the pilot which airs March 21st.

Tue
13
Mar

Devil's Advocate: Lucifer Episode 317, "Let Pinhead Sing"

Lucifer 317 Let Pinhead Sing

After his actions to help Cain (aka Lt. Marcus Pierce, played by TOM WELLING) led directly to putting Detective Chloe Decker (LAUREN GERMAN) into harm's way, Lucifer (TOM ELLIS) has decided to dissolve his partnership with Cain and stop trying to find a way to remove the curse his father put on him. In fact, he decides to do his best to remove Chloe from his spotlight entirely, in an attempt to fool God about how much she means to him so that He won't try to take her away.

Mon
12
Mar

Roseanne Season 10 Title Sequence

ABC has posted the opening sequence of the ROSEANNE revival.  It's very much in the spirit of the earlier seasons featuring the family sitting around the table as the camera rotates around.  We get a glimpse of a lot of the new characters here.  ROSEANNE returns March 27 on ABC.


 

Fri
09
Mar

Knight Moves: Gotham Episode 413, "A Beautiful Darkness"

Gotham, A Beautiful Darkness

It's the episode of GOTHAM you've been waiting for -- not because of the return of Jerome (CAMERON MONAGHAN), not because ot the confrontation he has with Oswald (ROBIN LORD TAYLOR), and not even because Ivy (PEYTON LIST) is showing off just how much of a badass she is in this new incarnation (which only gets more dangerous as the episode draws to a close). No, it's because this is the episode where Bruce Wayne (DAVID MAZOUZ) finally gets sense beaten into him about what a dick he's been the last half-season.

Thu
08
Mar

Pep Talk: Riverdale Episode 214, "The Hills Have Eyes"

Riverdale - The Hills Have Eyes

We interrupt your 60 minute trailer for LOVE, SIMON, to give you a few tidbits about what's going on in RIVERDALE. That's how this episode often ran, as we were inundated with movie posters, plans to see the movie, dates made to see the movie, going to the movie, and for a bit even seeing the movie. And the point of promoting a movie about a gay teenager coming out to his parents? It allows us to focus more on Moose Mason (CODY KEARSLEY) and his closeted bisexuality and attraction to Kevin Keller (CASEY COTT). Moose has told Kevin that his girlfriend, Midge Klump (EMILIJA BARANAC), is aware of what he and Kevin have done and is totally open to that; but in later conversation with the three of them, it becomes clear to Kevin that Moose was lying.

Wed
07
Mar

Plenty of Reasons to Get On Board for Superman's 80th Anniversary

Superman Anniversary - Action 1000

If there was ever a year to start (or get back into) reading Superman comic books, this is the year to do it. With Action Comics #1000 coming in May, I don't need to explain the importance of getting to your local comic book store and reserving a copy.

But I'm going to anyways.

Wed
07
Mar

SyFy's KRYPTON Taps Shakespeare for Romantic Sub-Plot

SyFy's upcoming series, KRYPTON, will feature a forbidden romance between an El and a Zod.

“Two households, both alike in dignity
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life
Whose misadventured piteous overthrows
Do with their death bury their parents' strife.”

Act 1, (Prologue): ROMEO AND JULIET, written by William Shakespeare

Wed
07
Mar

Catching Up: The Flash Episode 415, "Enter Flashtime"

The Flash Episode 415 Enter Flashtime

"Enter Flashtime" will go down as one of the best, most intense, episodes of THE FLASH since the series debuted. The Flash (GRANT GUSTIN) goes up against an eco-terrorist, Veronica Dale (BERNADETTE SAQUIBAL), aka Hyrax from the GREEN ARROW comic books. Her team are robbing an A.R.G.U.S. shipment of nuclear fissionable material. As Jesse Quick (VIOLETT BEANE) is on hand visiting her father, she accompanies Flash to stop the heist.

Fri
02
Mar

Knight Moves: Gotham Episode 412, "Pieces of a Broken Mirror"

Gotham 412 - Pieces of a Broken Mirror

GOTHAM returns from hiatus, but doesn't really move its story forward all that much, as this season's overarching title is "A Dark Knight," which ostensibly means we're going to see more of Bruce Wayne (DAVID MAZOUZ) on the road to becoming Batman. And, indeed, early in the season we were seeing just that. But then he became a brat, which he remains to this point in the series, firing Alfred and living a life of drunken partying and debauchery.

Wed
28
Feb

Catching Up: The Flash Episode 414, "Subject 9"

Flash 414 Subject 9 - Izzy Bowin, The Fiddler

After a brief hiatus that felt like an eternity, THE FLASH is back, in an episode that is both good and still very critiquable.

Having realized that the body-hopping Devoe (now played by SUGAR LYN BEARD) is targeting all of the metahumans  created on the bus that got swamped by dark matter, Team Flash has created a "buddy system" to keep tabs on Ralph Dibny (HARTLEY SAWYER), aka The Elongated Man. But that still leaves them with four more metahumans to track down.

Tue
27
Feb

Devil's Advocate: Lucifer Episode 315, "High School Poppycock"

High School Poppycock

Lucifer (TOM ELLIS) has hit a mental block. He's been trying to find a way to break Cain's curse and end his immortal life, but everything he can think of is something that Cain has already tried. The Devil isn't used to being out of ideas, and it bothers him into an unlikely sullenness that Chloe (LAUREN GERMAN) notices. However, when a murdered YA science fiction author is rumored to have written in the afterword to her latest book the cure for her writer's block, Lucifer is keenly focused on finding the killer so that he can find the stolen manuscript.

Fri
23
Feb

Cameron Cuffe Changed His Entire Way of Being for KRYPTON Role

In an interview with Men's Health, actor Cameron Cuffe talked about how he added 15 lbs of muscle in order to bear the weight of being Superman's grandfather.

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