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Arrow: Uprising Review (Article) - 2/8/2015 6:31:07 PM

 Tim, I understand what your dealing with. All that snow can get crazy. As ive said before, I grew up in Westland so I feel your pain.

Anyway, the lazy writing killed it for me. What could have been great with just a couple tweeks ended up being pretty bad. And it's kind of been that way since Oliver's death.

i don't buy him not dying aftert that fight. The Lazerus Pit would have been more believable. I really think the show runners are stretched too thin right now.

And that whole thing with Lance and Thea being able to figure out a Roy is Arsenal but totally miss Oliver's alter ego is laughably bad writing.

Still love the show, though. For now ...

Arrow: Midnight City Review (Article) - 1/31/2015 9:22:03 AM

 Two easy ways to explain why other heroes don't show up to help. Things happen in a different time space. Just because we're watching Star City get taken over in real time doesn't mean Barry and company are. Or this could be happening while Barry has his hands full with The Reverse Flash and his preparation for their next battle. Remember when Barry was letting certain crimes go so he could train? This could be happening during that period.

Let's take a real life example. Maybe these guys take their territories seriously and have an unspoken code that says unless I call you, don't come. You don't know what my operation is planning and you'd just get in the way. Check before you drop in with beer and pizza. Think about it, if Detroit is under siege, neihboring Dearborn isn't going to come in to lend a hand. That's their city, their business. Hell, I can't even stop over at my own brother's house without calling first. People are like that. Why not superheroes?

All the writers have to do is reference either of those two senerios and that issue would be solved.

Same thing with Marvel. All of that is easily explainable within several short to medium length sentences.

Arrow: Midnight City Review (Article) - 1/29/2015 1:09:04 PM

 Were we watching the same show? 'Cause, I thought last night's episode was terrible. Oliver takes a sword straight through the his body, then falls possibly hundreds of feet only to land on a rock or solid ice ledge and lives. Come on. That just doesn't work. Introducing the concept of The Lazerus Pit would have worked a whole lot better.

Then the whole thing with Laurel. Yes, it was good that they showed she is in way over head and has a lot to learn. That worked. But, if she is so out of her depth and team Arrow knows it, why would they let her go out on a critical mission like saving the alderman and leave their best asset, Diggle at HQ to monitor? That's just sloppy writing.

What would have worked better is if she had been left at Arrow HQ to monitor, saw what was happening in the field, then decided to go and help out only to make things worse because of her lack of training and experience.

Finally, that whole side story about Det. Lance not being able to be told about Black Cannary's death because of his heart. Really? 'Cause that will make the news that much easier when he finds out months later. The guy has been in gun fights and physical altercations with super villains since his heart problems surfaced. I think he can handle the news of his daughter's death. Besides, that's just cruel to keep him in the dark when everyone else knows.

Between Arrow, Flash and now Supergirl, this show seems to the one suffering from a lack of attention to the details that would be easily fixable and would never had been let by when they had only Arrow to focus on. 

Still one of my favorite shows but ... 

Arrow: Left Behind review (Article) - 1/24/2015 8:19:47 PM

 Am I the only who caught Thea being able to tell that Roy is Arsonal but she has no idea who Arrow is? Come on! That's just waaaay too sloppy even for a superhero TV show.

The Winter of '84: Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (Article) - 12/26/2014 7:10:49 PM

 I used to Pop and Lock with a crew back in the day. None of had any desire to see Hollywood bastardize our scene like that. So, we never saw it. Or, if any of us did we were too scared to step off of our pedestals to admit it. 

That said, had any of our broke teenage asses been asked to be in either of those films all pretense of artistic integrity would have been thrown out of the window quick, fast and in a hurry. ...LOL!!!

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: What They Become Review (Article) - 12/12/2014 11:34:47 AM

 Theicon, "THE Age Of Wonders?" I like that.

Mania Review: Exodus: Gods and Kings (Article) - 12/12/2014 11:18:10 AM

 What Monkeyfoot said. 100.

Arrow: The Brave and the Bold Review (Article) - 12/7/2014 2:03:15 AM

 I just can't believe they made a goofy character like Captain Boomerang a real badass. I did not think he would be good. But, boy am I happy to be wrong. He may end up being a better villain than Deathstroke.

Mania Exclusive Interview: Adam West (Article) - 11/11/2014 11:41:30 AM

Detroit's Channel 20, 4pm Monday thru Fri was can't miss TV for me. This show was such a huge part of my childhood. It was Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead or The Wire quality level television when I was a kid. And, it was every bit as serious and dire. ...lol God, I loved that show.  Got a signed pick with Adam West and I at the comicon in Novi MI, back in 05 or 06, I think.

Can't wait to get the complete series but, I hàve to.undos are limited and I have to put my better half's needs before my wants. Oh, to be a kid again with no responsibilities.

Arrow: The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak Review (Article) - 11/9/2014 12:28:32 PM

 I thought this EP was a bit of a let down. The direction on the action scenes were shoddy at best. What saved the episode for me was the last scene. Wow! Did not see that coming.

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