I consider myself a professional fangirl, meaning I can flail along with my favorite shows but also be critical of them as well. This task is slightly harder when you’re a Supernatural fan. The shows' stars are wholly tapped into the fandom, call us family, support us through charitable giving, and share their lives with us. In nine years since discovering the show, I’ve watched series stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles grow up, get married, and have children, which severely blurs the line between the professional and the fangirl. The CW's sci-fi drama feels more like an old friend that tries to rips my heart out and scares the bejeesus out of me than a television show.
However, when that friend fails to live up to its potential, you want to slap them upside the head instead of writing a stern review. And a slap just might be the jolt Supernatural needs considering it's slated to live on for another two seasons.
Despite promising beginnings with a major villain chillingly dubbed The Darkness, and creative triumphs in monster-of-the-week episodes “Baby,” “Just My Imagination” and “Red Meat,” Supernatural’s eleventh season, particularly the last quarter, was wholly disappointing and avoidably problematic.
It’s been hours after The Flash dropped one of the most jaw-dropping finales in recent memory, and I’m still barely able to can. In typical “Rip My Heart Out, It’ll Hurt Less” fashion, Team Flash turned in another universe-preserving victory against formidable crackpot, Zoom, Barry professed his undying love to Iris, and then there was that ending.
Beware of spoilers below…
I may not be able to "vibe" like The Flash's Cisco Ramon, but I can predict that, at the very least, the first two season of The CW's saga of the Scarlet Speedster will go down in history as one of the best superhero series of all time.
Barry Allen's (Grant Gustin) superpower may be his incredible, sound-barrier shattering speed and astounding intelligence, but Greg Belanti and Co.'s is the ability to combine a stellar cast, technology and oodles of television magic to create a TV show that's akin to diving face-fist into the comics without all that pesky danger.
Case in point: This Tuesday's penultimate episode, "Invisible," in which Zoom's army of Earth-2 meta-humans have descended on Central City to wreak havoc on its inhabitants.
"Invincible" is jam-packed with gargantuan moments, and here are the biggest of the big.
Season finales of your favorite shows are rapidly approaching, and they can be metaphorical hurricanes for your favorite ships. The end of the season always courts heightened drama, screaming-inducing cliffhangers and swoon-worthy hook-ups.
Let’s review the statuses of your favorite TV 'ships from Jane The Virgin, Grey’s Anatomy, The Flash and more before they’re docked for the summer.
It’s hard to believe it's almost time to check out of Grey’s Anatomy’s twelfth season, but at least it seems as if like this ending will be a romantic one.
The aptly named “At Last” will feature not one but two proposals, and I’m sure quite a bit of drama, medical and otherwise.
While it’s fairly obvious that Arizona and Callie won’t be planning a second walk down the aisle after their grueling custody battle last week, Stephanie Edwards (Jerrika Hinton) and her ex-boyfriend, Kyle (guest star Wilmer Valderrama), just might be, according to the last sneak peek of the season!
Stephanie committed one of the worst break-ups in history by dumping her chronically ill boyfriend via note while he was still unconscious after brain surgery. And yet in this exclusive clip of Thursday’s finale, the couple fantasizes about touring in Europe (The outcome probably depends on if Shondaland's first comedy, Toast, starring Hinton, is picked up next season). “It’s kind of deep with you. Don’t say these things if you don’t mean them,” he warns. Kyle apparently forgives quickly but he doesn’t forget.
Watch the clip below! Find out if Stephanie runs away to become Dr. Groupie and if Owen and Amelia, Jackson and April and/or Alex and Jo are also bitten by the love bug on Grey’s Anatomy’s on ABC at 7/8c on Thursday!
If you're a fan of superheroes, it's ridiculously easy to get swept up in the grandiose notions of the greater good and the overwhelming cool that comes with being on the right side of good versus evil.
The concept is simple: if you are gifted with insane strength, fearlessness and a kickass utility belt or the speed force after a freak and science-y lightning strike, then it’s your duty is to do as much good as possible. It’s the actually bedrock of superhero franchises, and most come pre-packaged with their very own mottos. I’m fond of the Star Trek movie, Wrath of Khan’s “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” Spider-Man, in most of its many iterations, is fond of “With great power comes great responsibility.”
So it’s no surprise that Barry Allen—the fastest man on Earth 1—has grappled with the concept of the Capital-G Good in the last two episodes of The CW’s The Flash "Versus Zoom" and this week's "Back To Normal".
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