Supernatural: “Homecoming” & “Leaving Storybrooke”
Air Dates: May 17, 2018
Air Time: 8/7c
Channel: The CW
Sam and Dean continue to be tested in the battle between good and evil; an impulsive decision could alter the life of one brother forever.
by Kelly Lee
The Artist: Barrett Wilbert Weed, Erika Henningsen, and the cast of Mean Girls on Broadway
The Song: "Apex Predator"
Where you heard it first: In my excitement for one of my all-time favorite movies to be made into a Broadway musical, I pre-ordered the original Broadway cast recording of Mean Girls and was not disappointed when this song was automatically downloaded to my iTunes this past week.
Why it’s been stuck in your head: Leading the Tonys with 12 nominations including Best Musical, Mean Girls is sure to be as big of a hit on Broadway as it was on the big screen. With the book by original screenwriter Tina Fey (my idol) and music by her talented husband Jeff Richmond, the cast of virtual unknowns has already proved that they are worthy of those nominations. In this song, artist and outsider Janis explains to new transfer student Cady why Regina George is the top of the high school food chain as Cady likens it to the animals she is so familiar with from her home in sub-Saharan Africa. The lyrics are catchy and the choreography is hilarious. You’re sure to enjoy this new song from the brand-new musical.
Why you recommend it to our listeners: If you’re as big of a fan of Broadway as these two co-hosts, you will not be disappointed with this.
by Kelly Lee
Official Summary: After witnessing his mother’s supernatural murder, Barry Allen is taken in by Detective Joe West and his family. Barry becomes a brilliant but socially awkward crime scene investigator for the Central City Police Department. A particle accelerator malfunctions, bathing the city center with a radiation during a thunderstorm, and Barry is struck by lightning. Awakening after a coma, he discovers he can move at superhuman speeds. Harrison Wells, the accelerator’s designer, describes Barry’s nature as “metahuman”. Barry vows to use his gifts to protect Central City. As The Flash, Barry also pursues his mother’s murderer, The Reverse-Flash.
In the second season, after a singularity event, The Flash is recognized as Central City’s hero. However, the event brings a new threat from a parallel earth: Zoom, a demonic speedster who seeks to eliminate all speedsters throughout the multiverse. Harrison Wells’ parallel universe counterpart nicknamed “Harry,” and his daughter Jesse, work to help Barry stop Zoom and explore the multiverse. Joe and his daughter, Iris, struggle with the arrival of Iris’ brother Wally West. After Zoom kills Barry’s father, Barry travels back in time to save his mother’s life.
By changing his past, Barry alters the timeline, resulting in “Flashpoint”. Though he is somewhat able to restore the timeline, this creates new threats, including Savitar. After Harry and Jesse return to Earth-2, another Wells doppelganger is recruited: the novelist “H.R” Wells. Both Wally and Caitlin Snow begin to manifest metahuman abilities; Wally suits up as the speedster Kid Flash, while Caitlin is forced to suppress her ice-powers to prevent becoming Killer Frost. When Barry accidentally travels to the future and sees Iris killed by Savitar, he is desperate to change the future to prevent that from happening. After saving Iris and defeating Savitar, Barry takes his place in the Speed Force.
In the months since Barry left, Wally and Cisco have barely been able to protect Central City. When a new foe defeats them easily, requesting a battle against The Flash, the team decides to bring Barry back. While they manage to do so, Barry’s return releases Dark Matter, turning a dozen people on a city bus into metahumans. One of these metahumans is private detective Ralph Dibney, who joins Team Flash. While Barry and Iris prepare for their wedding, the team realize that Barry’s arrival and the creation of the bus metahumans were orchestrated by The Thinker.
ALNM rec:. The Flash is the first spinoff from the Arrow-verse created by Greg Berlanti and, in my humble opinion, is the best so far. Though I started out watching Arrow, I have come to find hat The Flash just holds my attention much more. With an amazing cast including Grant Gustin of Glee, Carlos Valdes of internet famous troupe Starkid Productions and Broadway legend Jesse L. Martin, it’s hard to deny the all-star power that it packs. Not only that, but the characters are all people that you can relate to on a human-level in some way. They have even had some great guest stars over the last few seasons including Mark Hamill (Star Wars), Darren Criss (Glee, Starkid Productions), Tom Felton (Harry Potter), Wentworth Miller (Prison Break), just to name a few. I recently suggested this to my sister who wanted something “upbeat” to watch on Netflix. It’s the perfect show for comic book nerds and non-nerds alike. I highly recommend it!
The Flash is available to stream from the beginning on Netflix.
by Kelly Lee
Once Upon A Time: “Homecoming” & “Leaving Storybrooke”
Final Air Dates: May 11, 2018 & May 18, 2018
Air Time: 8/7c
In an attempt to keep the end as under wraps as possible, little is known about the final two episodes of the once-favorite Disney adult fanfiction Once Upon A Time. What we do know is that this will be the end of the series and because of this, there will be many familiar faces and places returning as we once again find ourselves in the cozy town of Storybrooke, Maine after having been in Hyperion Heights for the majority of the final season.
Here’s a list of some of the the guest stars slated to return, just to get us excited:
”First Burn” by Ari Afsar, Julia Harriman, Lexi Lawson, Rachelle Ann Go, and Shoba Narayan
Official Description: Five actresses who have portrayed Eliza in Hamilton come together to sing the first draft of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Burn.”
Available on iTunes
The Artist: Aaron Tveit
The Song: "Come What May" from the Moulin Rouge the stage musical
Why you recommend it to our listeners: I've been excited for this show ever since it was announced, and I started freaking out even more when the casting of Karen Olivo and Aaron Tveit. Check out our first glimpse below.
by Kelly Lee & Christina
Episode 057 - “We Kick Names and Take A**”
Episode Length: 45:17
SPOILER ALERT! FINAL WARNING! We delve into how much we loved Black Panther before breaking down how emotional we were over Avengers: Infinity War.
Bobby Kennedy for President
This four-part documentary series weaves together rare and exclusive footage of attorney general, U.S. senator, and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy in the 1960s.
ALNM Rating: 5/5
Directed by: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt
Available to watch: In theaters now
Review: I'm going to preface this by saying I'm not sure I would rate this movie as high if I didn't already have ten years of emotional investment in these characters. But I left this movie pleased, devastated, stunned, and every other emotion you want a good movie to pull out of you. The team of the Russos, Markus and McFeely were able to pull together nearly the entire Marvel universe without making it feel overcrowded. The balance of drama and humor walked the fine line the best Marvel movies are able to maintain. And the biggest compliment I can pay a long movie is that it never felt long. The concluding action sequences were visually stunning and the final scene will leave you gasping. Thanos is easily the toughest villain ever to appear on screen in the Marvel films. Chris Hemsworth finally lived up to all the potential he has shown as a leading man with the advantage of a strong storyline for Thor. I'll stop now before I give anything away, but be sure to tune into our podcast episode next week for our full review.