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Rinzy Reviews Crisis on Earth-X

SPOILER!!!
WTF! Victor Garber’s send forth could only be realized by killing off his character Martin Stein…. why?

On this note I begin my review of 2017’s Arrowverse massive crossover.

Ever since ‘The Flash’ was spun out of Arrow in 2014, the Arrowverse has continue to grow with more characters added to its ever growing list and its crossover becoming more and more ambitious. This year’s wasn’t an exception. It’s the best so far.

A lot of things happened. We had the disaster wedding of the moment, courtesy of Nazi soldier’s from Earth-X interrupting Barry and Iris. We also had them getting married at the end courtesy of John Diggle, with a spoiler, Oliver and Felicity also got married… I didn’t see that coming.

We got to see evil doppelgangers of our heroes and the return of the Reverse Flash. I think the producers have gotten tired of explaining his return, so much, that they just skipped it, on purpose, this time. Barry needs his Eobard, this we know, it’ll be easier if they just stopped killing and rewriting him. 

I enjoyed the crossover. An article from ‘Screen rant’ said it was a better DC team up than the cinema-released Justice League. Ouch!

The stakes keep getting bigger, more expensive, I really wonder what they’ll do next year.

All shows in the Arrowverse return for their mid season finales next week.

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‘The Gifted’ Keeps Getting Better

Wow! That was all I had to say after watching episode 4 of Fox’s latest show, The Gifted’, the story’s pacing has been nothing short of excellent with action so electrifying you only want more.

The Gifted has followed the lives of the Strucker family as they navigate their new reality, living in a world that hunts mutants of which their two children are. Recurring themes has been of family, fear, prejudice and sorts of things you’d expect from a full fledged XMen story; people fear difference. The action scenes have been nothing short of remarkable, decent for a production on a TV budget.

In the pilot episode of the show, Polaris, the metal controlling mutant was arrested by the ‘Sentinel Services’ – the organization tasked with rounding up mutants around the United States; she and Mr. Strucker finally escaped with the help of the ‘Mutants Underground’. Did I mention that every scene with Polaris reminds me of Magneto. A combination of the various mutant heroes in ‘The Gifted’ to take down Pulse, a mutant who shuts down electronics and fellow mutants, played by Zach Roerig who I already miss from The Vampire Diaries, succeeded in depleting the biggest defense the Sentinel Services had. I, for one, expected to see actual sentinels in the scene, but probably for budgetary reasons they didn’t appear at all.

Now that one part of the story has been taken care of, your guess is as good as mine where it’s headed now, wherever, I’m ready to follow.

The Gifted airs Mondays on Fox.

The CW’s ‘Dynasty’ Reboot Isn’t That Bad

I finally came around to watch the newly Dynasty show aired on The CW, and I found it to be a decent show.

Dynasty Reboot

Before its premiere, there were so many complaints about how the show wasn’t needed and how, judging by its trailer, it didn’t do justice to the original 1981 show that ran for 9 seasons, 220 episodes on ABC; well, now, I’ve seen it, and I can tolerate it. There was nothing wow, but I had vibes of ‘Gossip Girl’ which I loved so much, watching it. 
Dynasty is an American prime time television soap opera reboot based on the 1980s series of the same name. Developed by Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, and Sallie Patrick, the new series stars Grant Show as Blake Carrington, Nathalie Kelley as Cristal Flores Carrington, Elizabeth Gillies as Blake’s daughter Fallon, and James Mackay as his son Steven.

It airs every Thursday on The CW.

Arrow: Oliver’s Identity Exposed

After six season of guarding the identity of his alter ego, Oliver has finally been ousted at the end of the S07 E01, possibly by Black Siren. While this is an important move on the part of the producers’ to marry Oliver the mayor with Oliver the vigilante into one, it sure will have dire consequences moving forward. 

I do blame the people of Star City for being dumb all these years, how hard could it be to ID the man. Deep down, I think they’ve always known, but choose to play pretend. Now that Oliver is doing good with the city job, as Mayor, I want to believe the populace will be more accepting of his secret double life, which wouldn’t be a secret anymore.

This revelation has been a long time coming, the full consequences of this revelation can only be seen as they unfold. As usual, things will only get worse before they start to get better.

Arrow airs Thursdays on The CW

Arrow: Are Oliver Queen and Slade Wilson Friends Again?

‘Arrow’ returned to our screens this week with so much action, twists, death reveal and even a coma patient – so much for one show, especially one that airs on The CW. Just kidding.

Anyway, I couldn’t help but notice something odd, something I noticed when it was employed in the season six finale to battle Prometheus, that Slade Wilson a.k.a. Deathstroke joined forces with Oliver, again. If you’ve been a long time fan of ‘Arrow’ you’d remember Slade promised Oliver hell on earth as long as he lived in season 2, going as far as killing Oliver’a mom to prove his point. And after they met two seasons later, Slade wasn’t yet calm, to say the least. Some say the reason for Slade’s new behavior is that the mirakuru in his system has been completely flushed out, but I say, one doesn’t return from such a hate journey and remain intend as Slade is. He even shook Oliver’s hand towards the end of the season premiere. What?

When I first heard of the reports involving a two episode Slade-centric arc with his son, I was excited, but I didn’t know it was going to be achieved by friend washing him back with Oliver. Why do I even have a feeling that this is fan-service and that Slade won’t survival this bi-episode adventure? Whatever the case, time will tell.

Arrow now airs on Thursday, still on The CW.

The ‘Once Upon A Time’ Soft Reboot Is A Welcome Development.

OUAT is back! Sort of. After the run of the not so good season six, many viewers were surprised to hear the show was going to undergo a reboot of some sort, with many of its principle casts not returning. In fact, only three of the principle cast + a grown up Henry. As at that time, it seemed like rocket science, I felt the show should have ended with the 6th season since it had lost the magic that once made it special. Haha! But the season seven premiere (S07 E01) turned out to be decent, nice, and had that spellbinding magic that made the show endear to our heart, once.

It turns out there are more realms in existence than the one we’ve grown accustomed to. And possibly, various incarnations of characters we’ve already come across, as we got introduced to another Cinderella (a latina, as played by, Daniella Ramirez). This means, we can have another Snow White, Prince Charming, and even Evil Queen, though I hope the story doesn’t delve in there.

The returning cast members – Regina (who now goes by Ronin), Hook (who’s a sergeant turned detective at the end of the episode), and Rumple (Hook’s new partner). It might take me a while to stop referring to everyone by their old names, so please, forgive me. But I really got excited watching this episode, it held promise, something I haven’t seen in OUAT in a while now.

The main plot revolves around a grown Henry, who set out to discover and write his own story devoid of his family. He met and fell in love with the Cinderella of this new realm and they had a daughter. There’s a new curse, and no one remembers their former lives, save for the little girl. Does this remind you about someone? Yes. Nostalgia’a *****

Various questions pop up now, such as:

– Who cast the curse?

– Where are the other characters?

– How did the Dark One get ensnared by a curse? and…

– What happened to Storybrooke, as the new story takes place in Seattle?

This and many more will certainly be answered as the season goes forward. Until then, enjoy the rebranded show called, ‘Once Upon A Time’.

‘Legends Of Tomorrow’ Is Back!

 The Legends are back on ‘Legends Of Tomorrow’ – third season – still as funny as ever. I for one have missed the shenanigans of the band of misfits gracing my screen. Considering how the shows in the Arrowverse have grown in complexity and story, LOT has been good, especially in its sophomore season. So, you can imagine why I’m happy.

The season three premiere spends a lot of time with Julius Caesar. A pleasant surprise considering how last season ended. The speed with which the time paradox cliffhanger was resolved was alarming, but it made sense. Rip Hunter had spent five years building a new time order, called The Time Bureau, but in ordinary time he was gone for only 15 minutes. Haha! The episode showed how The Legends adjust to ordinary lives after rejection from Rip, because he said they were non qualified to time ride now, and how they try to fit into the new world Rip has created. I enjoyed it.

So far, no central villain has been introduced, but news report gossip it’ll have something to do with Amaya in Zambesi, Africa. PS: Amaya has returned to her timeline in 1942.

One thing this episode got right was spiking my emotions, I was naturally anxious, afraid, thinking how the world would be if Julius Caesar knew too much about the future to effect a change of it for himself. Luckily, it was a one episode plot, and history was preserved and the future untampered with. Excellento! The premiere also gave us what could be shots of Sarah fighting side-by-side another female, something we haven’t seen since her time on Arrow.

I really enjoyed the episode, and I hope this season surpasses the second – I really enjoyed the second season. Welcome back Legends. Welcome back Waverider. Here’s to hoping Mick Rory and Sarah get it off this year… they’ve got mad chemistry!

DC’ Legends of Tomorrow airs on a new timeslot at 9p.m., Tuesdays on The CW.