GOTHAM: ARKHAM: Honestly, Sir, I Really Did Vote For You

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Gotham Arkham

Season 1, Episode 4, Story 4
Written by Ken Woodruff
Directed by TJ Scott
Starring Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Mazouz, Zabryna Guevara, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Erin Richards, Richard Kind, David Zayas, and Hakeem Kae-Kazim.

“Arkham” is a bunch of good news and a little bit of bad news concerning GOTHAM, Fox’s inconsistent No Batman, Batman show.

What pleases me greatly is that the show, for the first time in its brief existence, delivers an entire episode of a sustained, consistent vision. Previous to this, GOTHAM has bounced between dumbly grim and gritty and clumsily campy, but “Arkham” chooses the dark side of the street and stays there from start to finish. To say it’s the best episode of the series runs the risk of damning it with faint praise, but this episode gives hope to the idea that the producers have learned…

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Shield Making Friends Simmons

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – “Making Friends and Influencing People” – Season 2, Episode 3, Story 25 (October 7, 2014) – Directed by Bobby Roth; Written by Monica Owusu-Breen – Starring Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, B.J. Britt, Henry Simmons, Nick Blood, Dylan Minnette, and Reed Diamond.

AGENTS OF SHIELD is quite often a show that can’t get out of its own way. Not in major ways, anymore, but in small ways that don’t kill a show as much as provide an unnecessary hurdle to it being a great show.

Take “Making Friends and Influencing People,” the really good but almost great third episode of the show’s second season. As enjoyable as SHIELD has been over the past two seasons, the show has lacked a signature moment that people can point to and say, “That’s an AGENTS OF SHIELD moment. That’s something you…

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ARROW: THE CALM: My Risks Can’t Be Your Risks

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Arrow The Calm

Arrow – Season 3, Episode 1, Story 47 – Written by Marc Guggenheim & Jake Coburn; Directed by Glen Winter – Starring Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Paul Blackthorne, Emily Bett Rickards, Colton Haynes, Brandon Routh, Karl Yune, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Grant Gustin, Peter Stormare, and Caity Lotz.

In comic books (heck, in all drama, really), happiness and contentedness equals the calm before the storm, and Season 3 of ARROW kicks off with the characters at their happiest. Crime is down across Starling City, as Oliver Queen/the Arrow (Stephen Amell), John Diggle (David Ramsey), Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), and Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) are now a tightly-focused, highly efficient unit. Detective Lance (Paul Blackthorne) and Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy) have put their respective heart attacks and substance issues into proper focus and are moving forward. Ollie asks Felicity out on a date. Diggle’s ex-wife is getting ready to give…

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Geeks of Gridiron: Week 6, Changes Are Coming Around

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While the articles may have taken an extended bye week, the Geeks of Gridiron team has been in full battle royale mode. The leaders after the first two weeks decided falling flat on their faces was a great idea, while proverbial stepping stones have made their way towards the top of the leaderboard. Here’s a week by week review of what has happened since the last article was written.

Week 3 Review
In week 3 the Buzz-Saw outshined everybody else by going 14-2, sawing off the legs of the reigning champ in the process. The champ is feared no longer as Mischievious went an abysmal 9-7, good enough for last place in week 3. The Howitzer, B Hyphen and the Nocturne tied for second, each going 12-4. Triple S went 11-5 while the rookie Diamond Jim went 10-6.

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Trike House Party Blood Feud: All These Upsets and No Changes

APTOPIX Alabama Mississippi FootballEverybody lost last week. You know who didn’t lose? Mike “The Buzz-Saw” Asti. Asti and Kelen’s picks were exactly alike, with both of them finishing 11-7.

So our competitors are still just 1 game apart, with The Buzz-Saw protecting his 1 point lead like a middle reliever facing the heart of the batting order. And just from taking a peek at this week’s picks, it could leave things at 1 game apart or Asti could advance his lead. Only the college football gods know.

Boo B Hyphen (Mike “The Buzz-Saw” Asti):
Stone Cold Buzz-Saw Killers ( Kelen “B Hyphen” Conley): 58-16