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    Super Tuesday Recap: WandaVision Episode 7 Review

    Super Tuesday Recap: WandaVision Episode 7 Review

    Well there you have it. It's been Agatha all along. Gotta love how Marvel has masterfully put together WandaVision. Even when you have a pretty good idea of what's coming, it's still rewarding to see how they pull it all together and reward both those that expect it and those that don't. Also even if you always thought that Agnes was Agatha Harkness, it's still pretty amazing to think that Marvel not only put Agatha Harkness in the MCU but is clearly going full witchcraft.

    Oh and if that wasn't enough, they don't slow roll Monica's powers and really go there. The only question now is if she's going to be called Photon or Spectrum. It's also looking like Wanda is subconsciously trying to use Monica to pull herself out. The minute it looked like Monica was making some progress, Agatha shows up and pulls Wanda away. Next episode gotta be Wanda & Monica vs Agatha and her familiar right?

    We have a lot to talk about this episode. Some of the things we discuss:



    * The commercials are really coming into more focus as being important. First the "Yo Magic" commercial might give some insight into what Agatha is up to along with the "Nexus" commercial this episode

    * It doesn't seem like the book in Agatha's basement is the Darkhold or the Book of Cagliostro (the Book the Ancient One was using in Doctor Strange). We do have an idea of what book it is and it could be just as terrifying

    * There's been a lot of Man-Thing references in the MCU and if they're really moving towards the Nexus of All Realities we're getting even more. If this is part of a long game to getting a Man-Thing movie/series...bravo

    * The fact that this episode takes time to show use Acting Director Hayward being up to something lets us know it came be any good



    Only two more episodes left. There's so many different directions this could go. All of them bad (in a good way) and we can't wait.



     

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    TV Review: Snowpiercer Season 2 Episodes 2 to 4

    TV Review: Snowpiercer Season 2 Episodes 2 to 4

    Ro & Kriss are back to review and discuss the last three episodes of season 2 of Snowpiercer. As usual, Layton is showing how out of his depth he is when it comes to being in charge of Snowpiercer. Part of that could be that there really hasn't been any time for Layton or the people of Snowpiercer to catch their breath since the war to take the train. But it's also because Layton is hard headed and doesn't want to listen to anyone, particularly women. Melanie tried to help him and tell him that he needs to keep Ruth in the loop and to not lie to her but he then immediately goes about shutting Ruth out. That leads to her to go to Zarah and well, she's a whole ass Lakeith right now (for that reference listen to our Judas & the Black Messiah review). 

    There's a lot of moving parts going on and while Layton thinks he's on top of it all, it's clear he's being outmaneuvered. He's also not listening to Bess who he made train Detective about the fact that there are clearly dangerous Wilford loyalists on Snowpiercer. Again, more proof that Layton doesn't listen to women. Or at least, not the right ones. 

    We're enjoying this season so far but we do have some gripes. We don't think they needed to go as far as they did with Wilford and Audrey. It was pretty reckless and unnecessary. Also this season is oddly paced. Like the last season of The Expanse, this season is focusing more on politics (which is really relevant) but the episodes feel more conducive to watching in 2 or 3 episode chunks versus episode by episode. 

    Listen as Ro & Kriss discuss these episodes and then join us after the next three to discuss those.



     



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    • 1 hr 2 min
    BATWOMAN S2 E3-4 RECAP – ALL MY EXES ARE KILLERS

    BATWOMAN S2 E3-4 RECAP – ALL MY EXES ARE KILLERS

    Shanna and Ro return to talk Batwoman and this time Hiroja's joining the fun.







    In "Bat Girl Magic", Ryan tries to join the team and balance her Bat life with her real-life but her biggest obstacles are her parole officer and Luke's refusal to believe that Kate is dead. This actually works out because Kate isn't dead. After kidnapping Sophie and Alice, Safiyah reveals that she did blow up Kate's plane … but Kate wasn't on it.







    Now that they're properly motivated, Alice and Sophie work together in "Fair Skin, Blue Eyes" to find a missing man, Ocean, whom Safiyah has been searching for. But their tenuous partnership falls apart when Sophie realizes Alice just wants Kate back to kill her once and for all. Meanwhile Ryan fights the Candy Lady, a woman who steals children who have been overlooked by society and funnels them into gangs. This leads to a deeper dive into Ryan's backstory and we meet one of her dangerous exes, Angelique. Seems like both Kate and Ryan have a weakness for killer women.







    We discuss this, the wigs, and so much more.























     







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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Super Tuesday Recap: WandaVision Episode 6 Review

    Super Tuesday Recap: WandaVision Episode 6 Review

    There are only three more episodes of WandaVision left. Allegedly. That's the funny thing about what Marvel has done with this show. Not only is the reality in the show in flux, but they've even made us question our own reality. Is there a secret 10th episode? We have no idea but the fact that we're even questioning it shows how much Marvel has us wrapped around their finger. That and the fact that all of us are still skimming through the end credits just in case they decided to throw something in. And we haven't even gotten into the actual show itself.

    This episode continues the tradition of answering a few questions while also causing more of them. Yes we know Wanda has created this reality and is in control of a lot of it but there's still the question of "How?" The why is pretty much answered. She's created this reality as a way to deal with suppressed trauma. But there's clearly more to it. It' also doesn't explain how she was able to bring Pietro back and why he looks different. Vision clearly doesn't remember his life before being in brought back. He doesn't know what an Avenger is or being part of that team. However, Pietro does remember part of his life before. Pietro actually seems way more aware of what Wanda is doing and pretty much approves of it. That adds to some questions as to the motivates behind Pietro's appearance.

    We're real interested in seeing what Darcy discovered about what Hayward was up to. She was able to email it to Agent Woo before Wanda expanded Westview so we should be able to finally learn what the Director was up to. He's clearly pushing an agenda here and its clear whatever he did directly led to Wanda's reaction.

     



     

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    Super Tuesday Recap: WandaVision Episode 5 Review

    Super Tuesday Recap: WandaVision Episode 5 Review

    Well things are escalating quickly on this show and we don’t just mean the ages of Tommy & Billy. Obviously the ending cameo will have a lot of people talking but we think that was just a way to distract from all the other things this latest episode of WandaVision dropped.



    Acting Director Hayward definitely f****d up. He completely disregarded Vision’s Living Will and S.W.O.R.D had taken the remains of Vision apart. Wanda found out and lets just say she didn’t react well. Wanda clearly has a distrust and dislike of S.W.O.R.D but it seems like her anger is really directed at Hayward

    We’ve been pointing out that Agnes is different from everyone else for a while now but this episode really drives that home. Agnes is always there when Vision or Wanda need something and when she “breaks character” it’s not really fear. She seems very committed to keeping Wanda in this illusion. Deep down we think Agnes is Agatha Harkness but time will tell

    Wanda is definitely a villain here. The people she’s controlling are in pain while she keeps this illusion going. The question is how much of it is she doing on her own or is she being guided. Tommy & Billy are manifestations of Wanda but she also doesn’t seem to control them. But is that because she’s slowly losing control and her subconscious is doing it?

    Vision at least now knows something is going on but he doesn’t get the full picture. Wanda’s reaction to him when he says “You can’t control me like you control them” should have sent a chill down everyone’s spine.

    Let’s talk about that ending. There’s going to be a lot of talk about how “This is how they connect the Fox X-Men movies to the MCU” and we need to throw cold water on that. It’s honestly too small. It’s likely that we won’t see a lot of those previous Fox movies kept. Narratively this cameo makes sense because this episode takes place in the 80’s and Wanda (or someone who wants to keep Wanda focused on staying in the illusion) brought in the 80’s Pietro. Like we said last episode, this is really all leading to the Fantastic Four and really establishing Phase 4 as the multiverse phase. That doesn’t mean when Feige finally decides to do a X-Men film or series that it will directly tie to the Fox films. It’s still more likely that whatever Marvel Studios does with Deadpool 3 will have more indications on the direction of the X-Men because the Deadpool series is closer to the actual X-Men than the Fox X-Men movies ever were. Also, there’s been a recent change in the comics where Wanda and Pietro are no longer mutants or related to Magneto. They’ve always been more Avengers than X-Men and this might be the MCU reconciling that.



    This has been a wild ride and we still have 4 episodes left. This has been an amazing first attempt at a series for the MCU and is really opening up the world. We’re able to finally fully explore the grief and hard life of Wanda and it’s even vindicating Age of Ultron (which we have a theory about that in our review). Strap in, cause the next 4 episodes are gonna be even crazier.



     

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    Character Corner: Invincible Volume 1 to 5

    Character Corner: Invincible Volume 1 to 5

    Is World Domination a father-son bonding activity? Kriss and Dpalm dive into Robert Kirkman's Invincible with the first five volumes. The first 5 volumes of this series are a great introduction to the world that Kirkman has set up. It's also a great example of how those that say they want a "dark", R-rated Justice League (looking at those lost SnyderCut stans), just need to pick up some creator owned books. Invincible starts off as basically "What if we took Superman, gave him a son and then made him an evil tyrant that needed to be stopped by his son?" Seriously, Nolan/Omni-Man beating the shit out of his son Mark/Invincible is something no one is really expecting to see.

    But don't think that Invincible is just some DC rip-off. Far from it. Yes they take their shots and have their parodies, but really Invincible does a great job of building its characters and the world they live in into something that stands on its own. By the time you finish volume 5, you're fully invested. There's the trauma of Mark and his mother Deborah trying to piece their lives together after Nolan is revealed to be an evil tyrant and exposed to the whole world. The supporting cast like Allen the Alien, Atom Eve (who when you realize what her powers are you'll be questioning yourself), the Mauler Twins, Monster Girl and others are all intriguing and interesting on their own. Then there's the feeling that you clearly don't know all that is going on besides the fact that Kirkman has a plan and is willing to take his time to build out that world. All of this makes for a great and exciting read. 

    We'll be back at the end of the month to do the next 5 volumes. Make sure you stay tuned and pick up your own copies so you can read along with us.

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    * Volume 1 Family Matters

    * Volume 2 Eight is Enough

    * Volume 3 Perfect Strangers

    * Volume 4 Head of the Class

    * Volume 5 Facts of Life





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