Friday, June 29, 2018

Cowboy Bebop 1.09

Jamming with Edward

The Bebop stops on Earth. What brought them there isn't clear but when they hear about a big bounty for a hacker they stick around long enough to learn that once again not everything is as it seems. The hacker's name is Edward. They go looking for him but can't seem to find any reliable information about Edward. Instead of finding Edward, Edward finds them.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Atlanta 1.07


Paper Boi appears on Montague, a Black American Network television program. Earn talked him into it. He gets backed into a corner by the host and the other guest on the show who ask him about the trans-phobic lyrics in one of his songs. There is also a piece on Montague about Antoine who was born black but who now identifies as white.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Justice League 1.03

The Enemy Below

Part 1

Superman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern head under the seas to rescue the crew of the Defiant, a submarine. The Defiant was attacked by a much larger ship from Atlantis. The three heroes are simalarly attacked when they try to rescue the sailors aboard the submarine. Aquaman, the king of Atlantis, lets them rescue the sailors but insists that they leave the Defiant behind.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Justice League 1.02

In Blackest Night

Part 1

A cosmic tribunal sends the Manhunters after Green Lantern. John is enjoying a peaceful day in his old neighborhood. Some of his teammates (J'onn J'onzz, Hawkgirl, Flash) try to intercept the Manhunters when they arrive on Earth but the tall robots are a little too tough for them. Superman shows up and manages to even things up but then Green Lantern shows up. He hands over his ring and allows the Manhunters to handcuff him without questions or explanations.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Enlightened 1.01


Amy (Laura Dern) suffers a meltdown on the job after she gets transferred to another division. She blames Damon, the married coworker, with whom she had an affair for the transfer. Amy takes a leave of absence, goes to Hawaii, goes through some sort of program to help improve herself and returns home. Some things have changed, some have not.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Justice League 1.01

Secret Origins

This is the beginning of a great series but in a way it is the middle. This series was preceeded by Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, and Batman Beyond. It ran concurrently with two other series which started before it: The Zeta Project and Static Shock.

This is a good start but by no means my favorite story. I'm pretty sure I saw it when it first aired in late 2001. As with most of the Justice League stories this is a multi-part story. This is just one of three three-part stories in the two-season run of JL. As the title implies this is the Justice League's origin story. It is not the origin from the comic books but the one for the Animated Universe.

Definitely worth a watch if you liked the predecessor series. There are links to events in S:TAS in this series.