In A Flash

From my previous post, you’d know that I am somewhat if a fanatic when it comes to comic books as well as it’s various adaptions whether it be film or television. If you haven’t read it here’s a direct link (Gothamist) where I talk about one of my favorites Gotham on Fox. I love what CW does in terms of creating content for these “superhero” shows especially “The Flash” rather than give an overview of the show like I normally do I decided to take a different approach. If you’ve been watching the show from the beginning or if you’ve recently been watching on Netflix one of your pass times whilst watching is speculating and trying to figure out what direction the writers might take. I’ve become a pretty adamant theorist and 8/10 my theories are almost always on point. So I’m gonna share one of my theories with you. Hoping you’ve seen the latest episode “Escape from Earth-2” if not there are MAJOR SPOILERS headed your way.
In the episode, Barry, Cisco, and Harry (Wells from Earth-2) entered the breach in hopes to save Jessie, Wells’ daughter who’s being held captive by Zoom. While there they’ve encountered their parallel doppelgangers amongst others like Deathstorm,  Reverb, and Killer Frost (Caitlin Snow from Earth-2) *quick sidebar* I’m actually really happy writers went with the whole alternate universe storyline this season. When Caitlin Snow was introduced in Arrows backdoor pilot for Flash I really liked her and was kind of nervous as to how she’d turn out because I knew that eventually, she’d become Killer Frost. This idea was definitely cemented when I saw a glimpse of her as Frost when Barry entered the Speed Force in last season’s finale “Fast Enough” as well as an imprisoned Barry which I’m still looking forward to seeing how that turns out. Introducing the other Earths opens a door of possibilities. OK back to our regularly scheduled program, long story short Jessie’s saved, Frost helps Cisco and his Earth-2 crew then double-crosses them by handing them over to Zoom, then triple crosses Zoom by trapping him in Ice for killing Deathstorm (I know it’s a lot to take in), meanwhile on Earth-1 Caitlin “perfects” Velocity 9 restoring Jay Garrick’s speed. Barry and his crew return to Earth-1 and close the breach, but not before Zoom can grab Jay. Oh yeah, there’s a guy in a mask that’s also imprisoned with Jessie who has seen wartime hence the use of POW code but let me not get ahead of myself.
Now onto my theories! First and foremost Jay seemed very sus this entire episode something about him just seemed off! I’ll elaborate on that in a bit. Now that Jessie is on Earth-1 and Caitlin has synthesized Velocity 9 I definitely see her becoming Jessie Quick now as well as Wally West making them new additions to Team Flash. Now onto “Jay Garrick” I put quotations because I don’t believe he’s who he says he is. One of my many theories is I think he’s Hunter Zolomon the real Zoom! Hear me out the Real Jay Garrick left Earth-2 through one of the breaches and has been living low profile on Earth-1. “Jay” points him out in a park and named him Hunter Zolomon. “Jay” is obsessed with speed and every time he receives a velocity shot from Caitlin it increases his speed but it’s not stabilized which is why he needed her to perfect it. Confusing? I know but stay with me, other than flashbacks and the last scene you’ve never seen Zoom and Jay in the same room not that I can remember. Even when S.T.A.R. Labs was being attacked by the Geomancer “Jay” was nowhere to be found because he was “napping” I think it’s because he was on Earth-2. Either he’s Zoom or working with him.
Mask Guy

Whilst I realize that this post is becoming deathly long. I’ll give one last theory. The guy in the mask is Jay Garrick. and “Jay” on Earth-1 stole his face that’s why he has a mask on his head. Reasons for thinking that in the comics Jay Garrick is well versed in a war which would make it incredibly likely that he would know how to communicate like POW’s did. Another reason when using the 5×5 code communicating with Jessie and Barry he went ballistic when Barry told him Jay was alive and well on his earth which was one of the main indicators stating that “jay” isn’t who he says he is.I have mores theories where Johnny Quick, Mercury Max, Eddie Thawne and Henry Allen are concerned but I’ll save that for a later date. For now, Tune into Flash on the CW on Tuesdays.

 

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Gothamist

Gotham! I don’t expect you to know a lot about me seeing the ultimate slacker that I’ve been, but I’m a huge fan of comics. From vintage comics to the newer ones. From movie adaptations and television as well. The thing I love about comics is that no storyline is definite, everything exist in an alternate reality, a different world, different era, or alternate timeline. The death of a character is never expected or finite they may be brought back to life, reincarnated, or remain dead. With that being Gotham is back this season! Yes, I’ve been watching from the beginning, and yes I was immediately hooked but there’s something different about this season.

The premise of the show is what intrigued me most watching each character’s “humble beginnings” and how the writers embellished upon or even rewrote what they think should’ve been the origin of the character. Now whilst that alone seems interesting enough when the show initially started I was a bit thrown off by the acting. Now don’t get me wrong acting is a very hard job, and by no means do I know what it’s like, but I just wasn’t responding to it the way I wanted to. Maybe that was the producers and the writers intentions. To have a sort of dry monotone acting combined with cheesy comical one-liners, but it was something I couldn’t look past, but every week I watched on. Trying to figure out “Who is Fish Mooney?” What’s her role, how does the Penguin get to be the OG he is. Is there any relevance to Poison Ivy being here? Why is Bruce Wayne so bland? (that was one of my biggest questions). Now I’ve seen David Mazouz (Wayne) as an autistic genius in Fox’s canceled drama Touch, which is an amazing show starring Kiefer Sutherland, and he was absolutely amazing and maybe that role was made for him. I know that Batman is supposed to be this mysterious, brooding type but everything just screamed snore except when he was paired up with Selina Kyle; she brought something different out of him.

The second season, however, is only 3 episodes in and it’s BLOWING MY MIND! Not only did last season end with some pretty substantial plot twist, but it also led to some amazing character introductions like Jerome who led us to believe he would be the Joker which I’m not so certain of. Barbara Keane “killing her parents” which wasn’t seen on screen but we’re led to believe so and Enigma on his way to becoming the fully blown riddler. this season is just filled with so much potential especially in the growth of the whole Batman storyline I’m just excited to see how it all pans out.(This was written months ago)

Since then A LOT of storylines have unraveled especially the Riddler’s, without given spoilers because we all hate “spoilers”  (shameless Doctor Who plug) this season has fallen nothing shy of amazing and we’re only halfway through season two.

 

UnReality Tv

I loathe reality television! I deplore it! Now I’m all for supporting you watching whatever tickles your fancy, but I cannot stand when good shows are taken off the air and shows like Keeping Up With the Kardashians, and Love and Hip Hop, Geordie Shore is almost 13 seasons strong. At first, I understood the appeal, you see people in their “element” and are allowed to see what it is they do on a daily basis. However, none of it is real and often times producers find new ways to spruce up these television shows by adding some kind of unwarranted drama.

That’s why I appreciated Lifetime’s show Unreal” it was a form of satire that exposed the reality of “reality TV” and to be quite honest I enjoyed. I gotta admit the ONLY reason I even considered watching UnReal is because of Freddie Stroma. After watching, I was hooked for a number of reasons the first one being Rachel the main character. The shows “closer” who seemed to have had a psychotic break at the culmination of the filming of their previous season of the Everlasting a parody to ABC’s Bachelor. Now she’s back with hopes of changing her situation but is pulled back into being the same manipulative, conniving, individual she was and it begins to take a toll on her mental health, AGAIN. I think the premise of this show is brilliant and it was really interesting to have a scripted show that basically exposes what really happens on these shows. Bravo, Sarah Shapiro, Bravo!!

It’s a bit late and the season has already concluded but it’s never too late to catch up on Unreal before season 2 commences.

My Mad Fat Life

I can’t wait for summer! Normally it’s the season that I dread the most, but this year a lot of things are transpiring. I finally graduate and will be able to put my university days behind me, but I’m also really grateful because of college and being the humungous slacker that I am, I was able to figure out what my passion was and this blog wouldn’t exist. The second reason my anticipation for summer’s arrival cannot be contained is the return of My Mad Fat Diary! I’ve anticipated its return for more than a year not and I’m waiting for Finn’s “To be Continued” to Resume so…. It needs to hurry up! (This is what I wrote 4 months ago) Since then, My Mad Fat Diary has started and 2 episodes have gone by. Graduation is still within my grasp, summer isn’t over yet. *fingers crossed*. Hence, the lack of my presence on here. By far this series has been a rollercoaster ride of emotions. Without divulging too much details. Rae has pretty much gone MENTAL! Last year of college and A-levels and applying for Uni has been at the forefront (I can totally relate). She’s been through so much and she’s finally in a place where she’s content and has found some sort of stability, she’s been thrown so many new challenges, one might find it difficult for her to cope. Well, she doesn’t, and that’s basically the premise of this whole series. I was so excited to see how it unfold only to be emotionally mutilated after finding out that there are only 3 episode in this series, then all that will remain of Rae and “ the Gang” is a distant memory. The one thing I really love about this show is its genuineness. Sure, it’s about a group of friends who live in Stamford, Lincolnshire and all their debacles, but it targets some serious stuff. In a way that’s not too heavy, but also relatable. Even though the topic matter may not be something you’re personally dealing with, it encompasses the stress of everyday life specifically teenagers. Growing up in a society and struggling with inner demons. Attempting to hide them from people only to realise you having friends that notice you’re mess, putting up with it, and helping you through it even though at times you may not think you need it. Understand hey! We all go through some shit, you’re shit may be more different than mine but we still have you’re back. First of all, I’m here for Rae & Finn ALL THE WAY!! I’ve never “shipped” (I really loathe that term) a couple more than I’ve shipped them. Especially after that bathroom scene in series two when Rae was being a complete and utter “dickhead.” Rae is such a complex character, in her ability to self-sabotage anything good that’s going for her i.e. her relationship with Finn and her friends. We only saw her in the first series but Tix was probably one of the most important characters in the show for me. The one person that Rae could relate to the most, having that stripped away from you at a time when you felt like you needed her most could be very difficult which is why I feel as though Rae places so much importance on the group of friends that she’s acquired, and Kester At the risk of sounding like the poster girl for Mental Illness, I feel as though My Mad Fat Diary is semi-modern take on just ONE instance of mental illness that’s super relatable and suitable for any age. Sharon Rooney does an exceptional job and she was the perfect cast. Not to mention Nico Mirallegro for obvious reasons 😉 Tonight is the night- if you haven’t been watching START NOW. If you have? Prepare for the water works because I’m sure we’re in for a bumpy ride.

The Dawn of an Empire….

I’m not sure if you’v all heard but if you haven’t Fox has a new show called Empire, which over the course of a month has been promoted as “the next BIG thing.” So before it even aired i had already written it off, because it had been over hyped and i felt that Fox felt that they had something to prove in terms of presenting a show that black people would relate too in hopes of reaching a new demographic. Normally when picking programmes to watch, I’m very liberal in the sense that I give all show a fair chance before knocking it but, I know what I like even prior to watching.

I didn’t get to watch it the night it aired but my brother insisted that it’s something I had to watch. that I did! I made sure i watched for a couple weeks before writing. So, here’s MY open and honest opinion of Fox’s “Empire”.

From the first scene alone i thought the show would have an abundance of stereotypes muddled in it. In the word of George Washington ” I cannot tell a lie” despite my biggest attempts to not become captivated by the show I was drawn in to see what would happen next with each episode. I’ve conformed to what I thought I would not and I’m completely unapologetic. Sure this show contains a CRAP LOAD of stereotypes and may not an accurate representation of Black people in America, but then again it can be for some. I’m not in the music industry and sure it may me GROSSLY exaggerated for the sake of grasping viewers, but HEY some of the stuff very well may happen. The show is authentic in showing what power and money can do to a family.

Other than some misrepresentations, this show has a pretty good story line. Cookie seems to be the big boss despite, Lucious Lyons being the head of Empire. Going down for your husband, to support his career and dreams, spending time in jail away from your children and allowing them to be raised by their father who, in my opinion, was not inept for the job. Coming back and trying to forge a relation after missing 17 years and finding out that your so called husband has moved on!?  Kudos to Cookie for slightly keeping it together and being the ultimate comeback queen and the proprietor of EMPIRE and shade.

Fox certainly is certainly pulling out all the stops with such a huge star studded cast. Whilst this may be breaking the bank now the payoff will be immense and, so far is. I’m an economics major so I’d say that Fox knows what it’s doing and you got to spend money to make money and TRUST me; They’re making money.

If you don’t trust my opinion or just plain not interested by all means ignore the show and don’t give it a second thought. On the other hand, if you are interested, would you be so inclined give it a chance it couldn’t hurt. Maybe it could, Who knows?