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2021 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 27

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This week featured a family-centric finale, an existential crisis that resulted in desperate measures, and a daring and dangerous escape of a villain. Below is a breakdown of all of the Arrowverse stuff that aired this week. It is part review, part speculation, part analysis, and part rambling. It is organized in the order they aired throughout the week, so feel free to scroll down to whatever ones you watch. If you want to get caught up, you can use my Arrowverse Viewing Order guide to help you navigate!

2021 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 26

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This week featured the last stop of John Diggle in his Arrowverse tour, a crazy sitcom adventure, and a family battle that spans time. Below is a breakdown of all of the Arrowverse stuff that aired this week. It is part review, part speculation, part analysis, and part rambling. It is organized in the order they aired throughout the week, so feel free to scroll down to whatever ones you watch. If you want to get caught up, you can use my Arrowverse Viewing Order guide to help you navigate!

Black Widow - Review

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Marvel's first female Avenger finally got her due in a solo project. After meeting her demise in Avengers: Endgame , it seemed like Natasha Romanoff's journey was at an end. But Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios make prequels also, so we were able to jump into a very personal journey for Scarlet Johansson's Black Widow.

Loki - Episode 1.05 - Journey Into Mystery - Review

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It was a long week to wait for a payoff to that post credit scene, but man did it deliver. We got even more answers, and Loki and Sylvie got ever closer to getting the answers that they want.

Loki - Episode 1.04 - The Nexus Event - Review

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After the cliffhanger of episode 3, this episode wasted no time in picking up where it left off. Loki creating his own Nexus event is what got him rescued, which was quite clever. I thought there would be temp pad tricks, but this was much more straightforward.

2021 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 25

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This week featured a supporting character coming to the front, a classic origin story, and a different point of view Below is a breakdown of all of the Arrowverse stuff that aired this week. It is part review, part speculation, part analysis, and part rambling. It is organized in the order they aired throughout the week, so feel free to scroll down to whatever ones you watch. If you want to get caught up, you can use my Arrowverse Viewing Order guide to help you navigate!

2021 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 24

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This week featured a finale, a misused actor, and an explosive cliffhanger. Below is a breakdown of all of the Arrowverse stuff that aired this week. It is part review, part speculation, part analysis, and part rambling. It is organized in the order they aired throughout the week, so feel free to scroll down to whatever ones you watch. If you want to get caught up, you can use my Arrowverse Viewing Order guide to help you navigate!

Movie Midterm - My Favorite Movies of the First Half of 2021

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The first half of 2021 was still feeling that COVID lag of 2020. There wasn't a regular slate of movies in the last 6 months, but there were still some gems hidden in there. Below are 3 honorable mentions and then my top 10 favorite films of the year so far.

2021 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 23

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This week featured a supporting character coming to the front, a classic origin story, and a different point of view Below is a breakdown of all of the Arrowverse stuff that aired this week. It is part review, part speculation, part analysis, and part rambling. It is organized in the order they aired throughout the week, so feel free to scroll down to whatever ones you watch. If you want to get caught up, you can use my Arrowverse Viewing Order guide to help you navigate!

Loki - Episode 1.03 - Lamentis - Review

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The third episode of Loki was a departure from the first 2, but it was a necessary episode in order to flesh out the characters, and even revealed some information that will be important later on.

Loki - Episode 1.02 - The Variant - Review

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Episode 2 hit the ground running and didn't look back. After an exposition-laden premiere, "The Variant" was finally able to get down to business! This episode provided answers, but also more questions, and possibilities for the MCU down the line.

2021 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 22

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This week featured a shocking villain, the return of a familiar face, and unknowing clone having an existential crisis. Below is a breakdown of all of the Arrowverse stuff that aired this week. It is part review, part speculation, part analysis, and part rambling. It is organized in the order they aired throughout the week, so feel free to scroll down to whatever ones you watch. If you want to get caught up, you can use my Arrowverse Viewing Order guide to help you navigate!

Loki - Episode 1.01 - Glorious Purpose - Review

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The third Marvel series to premiere belongs to that of the God of Mischief. And right off the bat, the story felt like it was going to have major implications in the larger MCU. The first episode established a lot of rules, but was also allowed to have fun as well.

2021 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 21

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This week featured the end of a journey, a shocking revelation and a crisis averted (just like two weeks ago). Below is a breakdown of all of the Arrowverse stuff that aired this week. It is part review, part speculation, part analysis, and part rambling. It is organized in the order they aired throughout the week, so feel free to scroll down to whatever ones you watch. If you want to get caught up, you can use my Arrowverse Viewing Order guide to help you navigate!

2021 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 20

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  This week featured another adventure in Smallville. Below is a breakdown of all of the Arrowverse stuff that aired this week. It is part review, part speculation, part analysis, and part rambling. It is organized in the order they aired throughout the week, so feel free to scroll down to whatever ones you watch. If you want to get caught up, you can use my Arrowverse Viewing Order guide to help you navigate!

2021 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 19

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This week featured the end of a journey, a shocking revelation and a crisis averted. Below is a breakdown of all of the Arrowverse stuff that aired this week. It is part review, part speculation, part analysis, and part rambling. It is organized in the order they aired throughout the week, so feel free to scroll down to whatever ones you watch. If you want to get caught up, you can use my Arrowverse Viewing Order guide to help you navigate!

2021 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 18

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This week featured cliffhangers galore! Almost all of them ended on some sort of grand action that needs to be resolved next time. Below is a breakdown of all of the Arrowverse stuff that aired this week. It is part review, part speculation, part analysis, and part rambling. It is organized in the order they aired throughout the week, so feel free to scroll down to whatever ones you watch. If you want to get caught up, you can use my Arrowverse Viewing Order guide to help you navigate!

2021 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 17

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This week featured more time travel, identity reveals, power moves and more! Below is a breakdown of all of the Arrowverse stuff that aired this week. It is part review, part speculation, part analysis, and part rambling. It is organized in the order they aired throughout the week, so feel free to scroll down to whatever ones you watch. If you want to get caught up, you can use my Arrowverse Viewing Order guide to help you navigate!

2021 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 16

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This week featured time travel, past relationships, loyalties being tested and the return of the Legends! Below is a breakdown of all of the Arrowverse stuff that aired this week. It is part review, part speculation, part analysis, and part rambling. It is organized in the order they aired throughout the week, so feel free to scroll down to whatever ones you watch. If you want to get caught up, you can use my Arrowverse Viewing Order guide to help you navigate!

2021 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 15

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This week featured a supporting character move to the forefront, a bunch of trauma being dealt with, and someone coming to peace with their past. Below is a breakdown of all of the Arrowverse stuff that aired this week. It is part review, part speculation, part analysis, and part rambling. It is organized in the order they aired throughout the week, so feel free to scroll down to whatever ones you watch. If you want to get caught up, you can use my Arrowverse Viewing Order guide to help you navigate!

2021 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 14

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This week featured false allegations, street racing, and trust issues. Below is a breakdown of all of the Arrowverse stuff that aired this week. It is part review, part speculation, part analysis, and part rambling. It is organized in the order they aired throughout the week, so feel free to scroll down to whatever ones you watch. If you want to get caught up, you can use my Arrowverse Viewing Order guide to help you navigate! Batwoman - Episode 2.11 - Arrive Alive Fast and Furious: Gotham City was a pretty fun episode of Batwoman . There was a lot at play here and each story had its merit. There were a lot of big character developments wrapped up in the story too. Alice's journey is all over the place. She really is going through a lot, but at this point she is treading water for the end game. There is no way she is going to forget Kate, but what is the point of this journey? Sophie figuring out the identity of Batwoman is huge. It is probably the biggest thing that has

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier - Episodes 5 & 6 - Review

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The end of this series stuck the landing for the most part. It was a bit muddled, but gave us exactly what it was supposed to - we have a new Captain America! Sam Wilson is officially Cap, and his suit looks amazing. (Life is very hectic at the moment, so there will be only a quick rundown below)

2021 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 13

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This week featured a supporting character move to the forefront, a bunch of trauma being dealt with, and someone coming to peace with their past. Below is a breakdown of all of the Arrowverse stuff that aired this week. It is part review, part speculation, part analysis, and part rambling. It is organized in the order they aired throughout the week, so feel free to scroll down to whatever ones you watch. If you want to get caught up, you can use my Arrowverse Viewing Order guide to help you navigate! Batwoman - Episode 2.10 - Time Off For Good Behavior This episode dealt with a lot of past trauma. Jacob dealt with it. Alice dealt with it. Even Julia did, to a certain extent. And it was all wrapped around "Snakebite" and a doctor who could make people forget things.   While Kate is no longer a main player on the show, her impact is driving many stories of the characters. Jacob, Sophie, Alice, and Julia, are all doing what they are doing because of Kate. I wasn't

2021 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 12

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This week featured a cunning linguist, and time travel shenanigans. Below is a breakdown of all of the Arrowverse stuff that aired this week. It is part review, part speculation, part analysis, and part rambling. It is organized in the order they aired throughout the week, so feel free to scroll down to whatever ones you watch. If you want to get caught up, you can use my Arrowverse Viewing Order guide to help you navigate! The Flash - Episode 7.06 -The One With The Nineties I love time travel stuff. The Flash has a hit and miss history with it though. This one was fun, but they broke their own rules and stuff with this, leaving it with a sloppy and disconnected narrative.   The rule that was broken was the clothing thing. Not huge in the grand scheme of things, but just annoying. Cisco and Chester went back in time but had to go find period relevant clothing. The show actually spent value minutes dealing with this show. Then later on, when the rest of the time travel happen

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier - Episode 4 - Review

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The second half of the movie called The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has aired, and it gave Marvel fans something that we never thought we would see. It is moving the narrative forward, and all of a sudden we now find ourselves looking toward the penultimate episode of this 6 hour movie.

2021 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 11

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This week featured a well known Rogues Gallery villain, the premiere of another Kryptonian, and weird goings on in Central City. Below is a breakdown of all of the Arrowverse stuff that aired this week. It is part review, part speculation, part analysis, and part rambling. It is organized in the order they aired throughout the week, so feel free to scroll down to whatever ones you watch. If you want to get caught up, you can use my Arrowverse Viewing Order guide to help you navigate! Batwoman - Episode 2.09 - Rule #1 Batwoman introduced this seasons big bad this episode. Black Mask has Kate Kane imprisoned, and is becoming a formidable foe. The Bat team is beginning to gel more than ever too. Sofie's sister made a splashy entrance and seems like she will be important in the long run. Not only is she bridging the gap between Sofia and Ryan, but she is doing important work against police corruption too. The "is Kate alive or dead" thing is getting old. While th

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier - Episode 3 - Review

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The halfway point of the series also marked the apex of the series so far. The best episode came with a lot of added layers, familiar faces, and enough mystery to let the series ride this wave until the end of the line. There will be spoilers throughout.

2021 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 10

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This week featured a resolution, a revelation, and a shocking twist to a familiar character. Below is a breakdown of all of the Arrowverse stuff that aired this week. It is part review, part speculation, part analysis, and part rambling. It is organized in the order they aired throughout the week, so feel free to scroll down to whatever ones you watch. If you want to get caught up, you can use my Arrowverse Viewing Order guide to help you navigate! Batwoman - Episode 2.08 -Survived Much Worse Well it finally looks like we are getting somewhere with Batwoman . Ryan will be healed of her Kryptonite poisoning soon. And the mystery of how they are going to handle Kate Kane has also been answered. It is good the show did what I hoped it would do, and get rid of the cure all flower, because it was too easy of a problem solver. Its destruction at the hands of Alice is going to have many interesting consequences, and hopefully it will give Alice something meatier to chew on. Kate K

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier - Episode 2 - Review

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Episode 2 of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier finally brought both titular characters together. Their relationship is a strained one, and it is predicated on the legacy of Steve Rogers. While Steve Rogers didn't appear in the episode, his presence is felt throughout the whole show in many different ways.

2021 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 09

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This week featured a wrapped up story line, island flashbacks, and parental dramas. Below is a breakdown of all of the Arrowverse stuff that aired this week. It is part review, part speculation, part analysis, and part rambling. It is organized in the order they aired throughout the week, so feel free to scroll down to whatever ones you watch. If you want to get caught up, you can use my Arrowverse Viewing Order guide to help you navigate! Batwoman - Episode 2.07 - It's Best You Stop Digging The kryptonite sickness is front and center now, and it is really impacting Ryan in ways that I thought they wouldn't. I assumed as like most big things in these shows that it would be an easy fix. But they are letting it linger, and getting interesting story details out of it. The flashback is a trope used in the Arrowverse from the very beginning. It isn't used as frequently anymore, but Batwoman is utilizing that tool to tell more of Alice's story, and it is effectiv

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier - Episode 1 - Review

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Marvel's second Disney+ show is much more in line with what fans expected to see when they hear "Marvel Cinematic Universe". The Falcon and the Winter Soldier tells the story of both of Steve Rogers' friends and sidekicks, and the legacy they have to deal with.