#Geek #TV #Schedule #Listings 2017

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Every TV cycle (season, half season, quarter season..) there is increasingly more geek tv options to watch. This is great for geeks. I remember a time when only one or two shows a week graced the geek genre and everything else was cop-lawyer-doctor drama. BUT..are there too many options? Nope. We have the agonizingly bad geek tv shows like the Shannara Chronicles-why are you making a season 2 Mtv? Is it another attempt to once again avoid airing music videos? We have shows like Supergirl, which I LOVE loved in season 1, but now has become more like Arrow once it crossed over to the CW; I still like it, but without the Kat Grant dynamic, it lacks the female empowering aspect and focuses more on Kara having to prove herself in a man’s world. Also, major plot errors and too many superheroes? Did I just say that? I wish it was less like Arrow, with flashy gimmicks, and focused more on a better story.

riverdale-poster1TV Shows I LOVE love this season are RIVERDALE (it’s just beautiful to watch; maybe the cinematography will wear off & be less appealing, but after 3 episodes, I love it), and THE MAGICIANS (you just keep getting pulled deeper into the plot, with no signs of slowing down). Although the Santa Clarita Diet (netflix) was similar to iZombie, it was enjoyable to watch and VERY FUNNY. I enjoyed Legion, but not as much as Fox advertised I would. I will continue to watch it of course, and hope more New Mutants besides Canonball grace the screen, like Magik, but we may have to wait until the spinoff tv series, now proposed movie, New Mutants, promised in 2018. Yes, Fox still owns the broadcast rights to Marvel’s mutants; this is why Marvel has introduced The Inhumans on Agents of SHIELD.

magicians_trioAnd don’t forget about Geek TV on streaming networks, like Netflix, Crackle and Amazon; ok, mostly just Netflix, but SuperMansion is one of the funniest things online or television (I would have added Rick and Morty season3, but no one knows its air date:/

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Who is #DanielWest ? #TheFlash season3 villain REVEALED!! #BlackFlash #BlackRacer

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The Flash season 3 villain has been revealed, Danny West (from DC Comics). With the ending season 2 of The Flash, DC Comics superhero television show on the CW,  we saw two very important things setting the stage for season3, the mention of Earth3, and Flashpoint (also Black Flash, but we’ll get to that later). Earth 3 deserves a mention, as it is the Earth where the good guys are bad, the Justice League is now the Crime Syndicate, with The Flash as Johnny Quick. In The Flash season3 finale, we learn the true identity of The Man in the Iron Mask is actually a new speedster, the real Jay Garrick, who is from Earth3. No doubt we will see more of Earth 3 in season 3 of The Flash. The last few minutes of The Flash season2 finale, we see Barry Allen, using the Speed Force, to go back in time and save his mother from being killed by Reverse Flash, Eobard Thawne, who then wore the face of Harrison Wells and set in motion the plot for the first two seasons. In the DC comics realm, when Barry Allen goes back in time to save his mother, Barry inadvertantly reconfigures the events and characters of the entire world, to where Batman is now Thomas Wayne (Bruce & Martha were killed in that alley by Joe Chill, instead of Thomas & Martha Wayne), Wonder Woman and The Amazons have invaded Europe and Aquaman and The Atlanteans have waged war on humanity and begin an invasion of Europe (It was Reverse Flash’s (Professor Zoom in the comics) plan all along. (warning, spoiler alert if you haven’t read the comics. ‘Flashpoint’ is one of the top 10 DC comics series of all time, so read it, if you haven’t already). We, of course, wont see all that in The Flash season 3, but we will see Barry, The Flash, navigating an alternate timeline of events and characters, struggling to reset the timeline, even if it means allowing his mother and father to be killed. We saw some of that conflict in season 1, where Barry resolves not to reset the past, but I guess The Flash writers just borrowed from Arrow character’s flip-flop motivations.

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As we see, in the set photo above, by Canadagraphs, The Flash villain costume looks just like Daniel West. Who is Danny West? During an accident with The SpeedForce monorail, Iris West’s brother, and/or cousin, gains speedster powers. Daniel West adds fragments of the Speed Force Monorail to his costume, acting as armor and giving him additional powers. Daniel West, as Iris’ brother version, is responsible for paralyzing their father. This alienates Iris, which Daniel laments, as he attempts to go back in time to kill their father, in hopes (weird) to win the heart of his sister(no, not Jaime-Cersi weird, just sibling caring). Later, in DC comics fashion, Daniel West is rebooted, via the New 52, as just another story arc for Wally West.

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In true CW storyline style, The Flash season 3 will change the comics enough to keep the viewers guessing, like rebooting the Central City timeline with Eddie still alive, Iris putting Barry back in the friend zone and combining Black Flash and Black Racer (see below) in varied ways. Consider the above for The Flash season3 plot spoilers, as well as adding Earth3 “heroes,” actually villains (does that include the true Jay Garrick from Earth 3? probably) into the mix, and don’t forget Jesse Quick, Harrison Wells’ daughter, now equipped with Speed Force powers, and you have an exciting nest season of The Flash. If you are not caught up on season 1 & 2 of The Flash, Netflix made a recent deal with The CW for exclusive viewing of CW television shows, where geek meets television.

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Season 3 of The Flash will also introduce villain/character with a similar costumed superhero suit, The Black Flash. The Black Flash appears when a speedster is about to die and reclaims their Speed Force. We saw a glimpse of Black Flash, when Hunter Zoloman Zoom was attacked by the Time Wraiths (those ghosts, like Harry Potter Dementors, that reclaim individuals who abuse the time travel using the Speed Force. Yes, Barry Allen did that, but it was just really convenient, plot-wise, for the Time Wraiths to only attack Zoom). As the Time Wraiths attack and grab Zoom, his costume and face change. Many viewers thought it was just a disintegration of human flesh as a consequence from being touched by the Time Wraiths, but really it is the appearance of Black Flash reclaiming the Speed Force as Hunter Zoloman dies. Yes, we will see more of Black Flash in season 3 of The Flash.

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The Black Flash is an amalgam of Black Racer and The Flash. After Jack Kirby left Marvel, due to a superhero character rights dispute with Stan Lee, he went to DC Comics and went on to create many prime characters in the DC Universe. One of these character was Black Racer, a paraplegic Vietnam vet, named Willie Walker (odd choice of names don’t you think?), who became merged with Death itself, equipped with cosmic skis and ski poles; yes Black Racer is very similar to the Silver Surfer, whom Jack Kirby also created. Modern depictions of Black Racer have him wearing cooler cosmic boots & staves, instead of skis and ski poles. Also to note that Darkseid was the first to merge Black Racer with a corporal form. The Black Racer has had many hosts, including Mr Miracle. Much later, The Anti-Monitor merged Black Racer with Barry Allen / The Flash as a successful attempt to kill Darkseid. Black Flash remained and now reclaims the Speed Force whenever a Speedster dies, like a superhero version of the Law of Conservation. We will most likely see Black Racer posses Wally West in The Flash season 3.

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I’m still expecting to see Barry Allen’s twin brother Cobalt Blue, Malcome Thawne, separated at birth and raised by the vindictive, future enemy of The Flash, Eobard Thawne, but we may have to wait for a season 3 finale plot twist for that. I keep tweeting The Flash writers and producers with this story arc, so it may still happen. The Flash writers are uber secretive, but they have inadvertently revealed that they have mapped out story arcs for future seasons. Looking forward to more Team Flash.

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GEEK TV Schedule: What to watch, what to avoid..Spring 2016

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Geek TV Schedule: What to Watch, What to Avoid, What to wait to watch and what to watch when you’re bored.

Mondays:   Supergirl, The X-files (new), Gotham, The Magicians (Syfy),

Tuesdays:   The Flash, iZombie, Agent Carter / Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Expanse (Syfy),

Wednesdays:   Arrow,

Thursdays:   Legends of Tomorrow, The 100, The Big Bang Theory,

Secondary TV shows of interest:

The Shannara Chronicles (Great set design. Hot teen actors with the backdrop of Adventure Time; it’s Mtv :/ I watch it, but not live, that’s what DVRs are for.

Dr Who (you either crazy love it or you don’t)

The Vampire Diaries (they keep making new episodes :/

Supernatural (watch seasons 1-5)

Man Seeking Woman

Orphan Black (watch season 1-2)

Extant (watch season 1. on Amazon Prime)

 

Other shows:

ShadowHunters (the average quality movie is actually better, ‘The Mortal Instruments.’ this show is not going to last, you may want to skip it all together)

Grimm (watch seasons 1-2)

Sleepy Hollow (watch season1, but full of bad history)

The Originals (if you like The Vampire Diaries, then there’s this other show..there’s a crossover coming soon)

 

Other Other Geek related TV shows: The Frankenstein Chronicles (ITV), Heroes Re-Bored (NBC), Beowulf (ITV), Teen Wolf (Mtv), Stan Lee’s Lucky Man (BBC America), Into the Badlands (AMC), The Last Kingdom (BBC America), ..

 

Funny, Hysterical and animated:

Gravity Falls (last episode on Feb 15 2016 😦

Adventure Time (season 7 new episodes)

Rick and Morty (new season Fall 2016)

SuperMansion (on Crackle. voted “Funniest Show on TV” by the NYThymes)

Vixen (serious animated DC superheroine set in the ‘Arrow’ / ‘The Flash’ universe. This animated series serves as the backstory for when Vixen will appear in live-action form on ‘Arrow.’)

Upcoming:

The Walking Dead (mid-season premiere Feb 14 2016)

Daredevil season 2 (featuring Punisher & Elektra) (Mar 18 2016)

Fear The Walking Dead (April 10 2016)

Game of Thrones season 6 (April 22 2016)

Powers season 2 (May/June 2016)

Penny Dreadful season 3 (Fall 2016)

#Lucifer new tv series : review / recap: yes, watch it, but..

this new television series is based on the Lucifer character from the Sandman comic book series created by Neil Gaiman and published by Vertigo comics, which later became its own spinoff comic series titled, ‘Lucifer.’ Neil Gaiman created the Lucifer character based upon David Bowie, which actor, Tom Ellis, has clearly embraced and portrayed. in the series, Lucifer, is bored with hell and decides to spend time on earth indulging in Earthly pleasures, and in this tv series, Lucifer does this, in part, by owning a night club. in the beginning of the television pilot episode, Lucifer’s friend is murdered in front of him. Lucifer is determined to find the man behind the gun and ends up investigating the murder with a woman detective, who is somehow immune to his supernatural powers of persuasion. it’s enjoyable to watch, but do we really need another cop show?

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