Smallville Season 6

Smallville Season 6 is kind of insane honestly. From the start when Clark is stuck in the Phantom Zone until the very end when Lana leaves Lex there is just a ton going on, and in between, we have Clark attempting to stop all the things he unleashed from the Phantom Zone when he escaped. There are a few things I dislike tho.

The first example would be the entire story arc with Zod ends far too quickly. Zod has always been one of Supermans greatest enemies and is also one of his oldest, yet in a few short episodes, we end the whole thing with Zod and move on. This to me was a huge missed opportunity, and while the season was great and entertaining there was no need to rush through Zod.

The set of for season 7 was even worse, not because it wasn’t awesome which it was, but because it sets up Bizarro Superman. How do we start with Zod and end with Bizzaro in one season when each of these could easily have been a season each.

That all aside it was rather nice seeing Green Arrow make his appearance and it is always fun to see Aquaman along with the other heroes that have shown up in the show. All in all, I enjoyed the season but you can see where the yare rushing through some things. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

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Lucifer Season 3

Lucifer season 3 is a bit odd. The ending is on a major cliffhanger, then the show got canceled, we got 2 bonus episodes, then the show got renewed for season 4 by Netflix after a massive save Lucifer campaign.

That being said this season is three things, the longest, the best, and oddest. The oddest because of those bonus episodes. We get a great season, with love and loss, realizations and friendships born and lost and the best ending to any season yet. Then the stand-alone episodes kick in and honestly ruin the ending. They aren’t bad episodes by any means, just after the ending we got they just feel like a tease. The season itself, however, is insanely exciting.

The season itself largely follows Lucifers attempt to discover the Sinnerman an eventually help Cain die, yes Cain as in Cain and Abel. The side of all this is Amenedeil trying to get his wings back, Maze continuing her bounty hunting and Chloe doing the usual. really it is a busy season. This season truly was my favorite despite the bonus episodes kind of ruining the flow. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Lucifer Season One

With Lucifer on Netflix, I decided it was time to revisit one of my favorite shows on television. I have a few times visited the difference between Lucifer: Comic Compared to Show and even did a Lucifer 1-3 Impressions but I never really look at each one individually. So this is season one.

The show starts with Lucifer (Tom Ellis) being pulled over by a police officer. This is where we discover that Lucifer Morningstar has the uncanny ability to get people to confess their deepest desires. He uses this to get out of his ticket.

Throughout this season Lucifer will make friends with Chloe Decker (Lauren German) and even manages to get himself onto the police force as her partner, as a sort of civilian consultant. This leads to all sorts of interesting cases where he helps solve murders, as well as him smoking pot at a crime scene which is rather humorous.

The show itself is well written and entertaining, possibly one of the best on television, tho I suppose now it is accurate to say it is one of the best-written shows on Netflix. It is however vastly different from the comics. Weirdly the show also drew harsh criticisms from the group One Million Moms that tried to get the show canceled before it ever aired claiming it was dangerous for it to even exist, tho thankfully that failed miserably. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

 

Smallville Season 5

Smallville Season 5 you bastard. This season was rough, and not in it was a bad season way. This season brought the end of a relationship we waited years for, the end of a friendship and the death of a father. It also brought possibly the most dangerous reveal of Clark’s powers yet.

Of all the seasons so far this one probably had the most going on and also was the most rollercoaster-like of them all. We start out at the fortress of solitude with Clark finding out he needs to stay there and prepare for what is to come. He, of course, does not listen and after a meteor shower hits Smallville it again brings people from Krypton but this time they are not so friendly.

This is oddly the least of Clarks worries as this is the season we first hear about a man any Superman fan knows very well, Zod. This new threat honestly does not last long but it does bring a new one that is far more dangerous than anything he has come up against in the past.

We will also come up against what happens when Clark finally tells Lana his secret and the results it brings. This is both interesting and sad at the same time. I won’t spoil everything for you, but to be honest this is an amazing season that fans need to see. So best wishes, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Smallville Season 4

Its been a bit since I have done a Smallville Season, and please don’t let this be viewed as an indictment of how the season was in terms of quality. I actually just got really busy with other stuff and simply didn’t get to watch it as much as I would have liked, and I really would have liked to. This season will follow our friends through their senior year of high school as friendships are strained, new relationships are formed and broken and deaths pile up. This season was excellently done but there is one episode, in particular, I want to talk about.

Episode 5 titled “Run” will see Clark and his father Johnathan go to Metropolis for some medical test after his dad’s heart attack when a truck goes out of control. Johnathan is saved from certain death only by the super speed of, not Clark. Bart Allen moves fast enough to not only cut off Clark and save Johnathan but steal his wallet. This will send Clark on a quest to not only find Bart but to help him change his ways. The ending of this episode represents the first time (in this universe) that these two race, and the end is spectacular. Bart promises to stay in Smallville with Clark if Clark can simply catch him and takes off running. Clark gives chase with everything he has and after a minute Bart simply turn around and runs backward and waves goodbye, and vanishes to leave Clark standing on a dirt road to realize while he may be faster than a speeding bullet, he is far from being as fast as he thinks.

This season has quite a few moments that are turning points for Clark that make him question things he has always believed were unquestionably true. Chloe will also discover Clark’s secret, unknown to Clark when his girlfriend takes it on herself to decide he needs people to know. She also keeps this secret even from Clark until he loses his memory. He sadly forgets everything that happened that day when he regains it, and Chloe tells him the amazing thing about him is when he had the chance to start with a clean slate he made all the same decisions except one. When he pushes her that it is important all she tells him is that this time he trusted her.

This season honestly while maybe not the best did an amazing job of making you truly feel for Clark and the burden he carries. Between having to hide who he is and the damage it does to his life, but in the words of Clark, the fact that every moment of his life, whether its playing football, hugging someone or shaking their hand he makes the conscious decision not to hurt them. I have always said the biggest issue with Super Man is he is not interesting because he is pretty much a god. You need to care about Clark Kent and Smallville has done that better than any iteration ever has. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

We Accept Her One of Us — Master Mix Movies

Freaks is a Pre-Code horror movie released in 1932. Way back then in early Hollywood, the Hays Code was a series of guidelines all films had to follow. We would later come to know it as the MPAA rating system. Freaks was among the earliest films to truly shock audiences. Less likely by today’s standards, […]

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This seems like a classic 1930’s movie that I would never get around to watching but is worth seeing.

Infamous

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We all have the ability to be special, and we all have the ability to ride our paths towards good or evil. Infamous took this very much to heart and made one of the few games where I could be a real superhero or the ultimate outlaw. The choice comes down to you.

Cole Mcgraph was your average guy living in Empire City: he was a bike messenger, he had a girlfriend Trish and a best friend Zeke…until he delivered the wrong package. The Ray Sphere. He accidentally triggers it, starting a cataclysmic event that would lay part of Empire City in ruin, many dead, and Cole changed. He discovers the power to control electricity.  Empire City becomes quarantined by the feds and hell breaks loose amongst the gangs that emerge under the First Sons and there leader, Kessler. As Cole learns to control his power, and fights for survival, will he become a symbol of hope or dread?

For those who played the game, you’ll know how much I over simplified some pretty good plot points. Either way you play, there is a good story that is very much worth 2 playthroughs.  That’s where Infamous shines, depending on how good or evil you become, you’re the side effects to your powers change, even getting a special ability based on your karma (evil was my favorite). Much of the gameplay is divided into parkour and third person shooting and flows pretty easy between the two, as the game progresses you do start feeling almost god like which is awesome, especially if you go evil. For the good story and fun gameplay, there are some peeves I have with it. Cole can die easy as hell in the beginning and not being able to touch water is annoying as hell; another aspect I found irritating as hell in the beginning was the parkour which felt clunky but thankfully other abilities you get throughout the game make traveling more fun and way faster. The score varies from bland to epic and the voice acting is solid. In the end, if you want to play a different kind of superhero game that tries to be special, Infamous is well worth a try. May the gaming gods bring you glory.