Sunday, October 6, 2019

Dear White People 1.01

Chapter I

Samantha White, leader of the Black Student Union at elite Winchester University exposes a blackface party on campus sponsored by Pastiche, the school's humor magazine, but all is not as it seems. The party was planned as a reaction to her campus radio program, Dear White People. The party (Dear Black People) was shut down before it happened by the university administration but somehow invitations went out anyway.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Samurai Jack 3.07

XXXIII: Jack and the Annoying Creature

Jack meets a large, blue creature which follows him around.

This episode is a collection of moments involving Jack and the annoying creature. It follows him. He tries to lose it. It destroys a gem that might have helped him return to the past. It saves him from a quartet of robots. The episode ends with Jack and the creature walking off into the sunset together.

Friday, October 4, 2019

GLOW 3.01

Up, Up, Up

I don't know how I avoided the spoilers but I was genuinely surprised, shocked, and saddened by the way the episode opened. There is an oblique reference to what happened on the day that GLOW opens in Vegas in the description of the first episode but I was completely unaware of it. I stayed unaware until they showed Bash and Rhonda getting ready to watch the launch of the Challenger.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Batman: Brave and the Bold 2.03

Revenge of the Reach

Before the Credits: Batman helps the Challengers of the Unknown battle a giant spider on what looks like Dinosaur Island. The Challengers are there to investigate a meteorite which crashed on the island recently. Batman leaves once the spider has been defeated. The Challengers are overwhelmed by Starros that emerge from the meteorite.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Future Man 1.11

Beyond the Truffledome

Tiger leaves Josh behind and travels back to 1949. Her plan is to kill Elias Kronish when he was still a baby. She finds him but can't get herself to do it. She sticks around for a few years, helping Elias' single mother. She has to leave when Elias' mother gets engaged. She heads back to 2017 where she finds Wolf's suicide note.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Star Blazers 2199 1.10

Graveyard of the Universe

Gamilan Commander Goer is demoted and sent out to locate the Yamato.

The Yamato attempts another warp jump only to get stuck in a dimensional rift. There are lots of other ships stuck in the rift but only one of them is helmed by a living crew. It is the EX-178, a Gamilan ship.

The Gamilan's send over a negotiator who proposes a truce until they can find a way out of the pocket dimension. It is the first time that the humans have met a Gamilan face to face. They are stunned to see that Melda Ditz, the Gamilan negotiator, looks very much like a human. Ditz suggests that the Yamato could create a hole in the dimensional rift, through which the two ships could escape. The only issue is that the Yamato would be dead in the water after firing the Wave Motion Gun. It would have to rely on the EX-178 to tow it free from the dimensional pocket.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Tall Girl (2019)

Starring Ave Michelle, Griffin Gluck, Sabrina Carpenter
Directed by Nzingha Stewart

This is the story of Jodi, a tall high school student. She has a couple best friends. A lot of people in school pick on her. Jodi falls for Stig, the new exchange student from Sweden, who is staying with her friend, Jack, whose long time crush on Jodi complicates things. Kimmy, another classmate, takes a perverse pleasure in insulting Jodi and starts dating Stig before Jodi meets him.

Harper, Jodi's older sister, is of average height and a winner of multiple beauty pageants. Their mother was also a beauty pageant winner. Both try to be supportive, as does her father.