Heroes Reborn and Leeroy Jenkins Too!!!!
NBC is trying desperately to punch its way through the Thursday night Shonda fog. With Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder bitch slapping all Thursday night competition, is a wonder that anything can get through. Along comes a lone warrior to give us hope. Carrying a Samurai sword, a lot of attitude and language we can’t speak, he enters the Thursday night fray with a lone shout that reverberated through the internet.
On Heroes Reborn, we are introduced to new characters with special powers as the show picks u from where it left off in February of 2010. The ratings were sluggish because the fans who were die-hard five years ago are now older with a cousin named Sallie Mae and Navient who likes to call the house every damned day. Sorry, I digress. We are introduced to Kiki Sukezane who plays Miko, a young woman cast into what she thinks is a game in a piss poor effort to save her father who is being held hostage. And a player enters the game to assist Miko.
He dons his player gear in the real world to help her fight in what she believes to be a comic world, knowing it is connected to her finding her father.
What is amazing about this is that the lone warrior enters the fight with an iconic battle cry that has not been heard in many years. He comes into the game and yells #leeroyjenkins! Twitter is abuzz with this because gamers know the battle cry. Those of us who have to work for a living did not know what it was.
I trolled the internet and search low and high to find it and here it is. Fast forward to 1:21. In the meantime, I will see you next week for more Heroes.
Daniel Wu, Tweeting Live & Into The Badlands
I m super excited about the new season on AMC. I am even more anxious to see a martial arts dynamo kicking some butt on screen from the pleasure of my couch. Into the Badlands premiers on AMC on November 15th staring Daniel Wu. The name might not be familiar to many American audiences but the face is. Some may even remember him from The Man With the Iron Fist, he played Poison Dagger with that infamous line:
Poison Dagger: I’ll see you in hell!
Jackknife: [Chuckles] Yes, I suppose you will. I’ll save you a spot by the fire.
Fans will also be very happy in this new role that Daniel is taking on as Sunny in Badlands.
AMC deems Into the Badlands as “a genre-bending martial arts series very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale Journey to the West. In a land controlled by feudal barons, Into the Badlands tells the story of a great warrior and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.”
Of course, most people aren’t familiar with 16th Century Chinese folklore of a priest and his three disciples Monkey, Pig & Friar Sand who Journey to the West to find the Buddhist Sutra. The first 12 of 100 chapters are background info on the Monkey King and take the pebble from my hand grasshopper kind of things. The final chapters of the story describes how these unlikely heroes vanquish demons and monsters. In order to find the Sutra, they must journey over the Fiery Mountain, cross the Milky Way, and after battling many threats to their sanity, finally arrive at their destination – the Thunder Monastery in the Western Heaven.
Yeah. That is the story in a nutshell. I would rather just watch Daniel kick some ass.
I was curious though, since he is in between Hong Kong and LA, if he would be tweeting live with viewers.
Color me disappointed, but I wasn’t the only one. Jason was a little bummed as well. Never fear @Jason_The_Ninja, he won’t let us down.
Join us in November on Twitter as we tweet live with me and the show. I am certain @Jason_The_Ninja will be there as well.
Venturing Into the Badlands
AMC is quickly becoming one of my favorite channels to watch. I tuned in with interest on FX to see the Bastard Executioner, but had to come back and watch that on Wednesday night. (I can’t stay up to midnight on a Sunday). I am highly anxious to see another new series AMC is set to roll out this fall called Into the Badlands.
Into the Badlands is a genre-bending martial arts series very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale Journey to the West. In a land controlled by feudal barons, Into the Badlands tells the story of a great warrior and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.
What I love about this show already is that is casts Daniel Wu in the leading role. He is not cast as some wise cracking side kick, or the sage cook at the hero’s favorite Chinese restaurant, but as a kick ass leading man in a television drama.
I have tweeted him, and am awaiting an answer on how he feels about this. When he responds, I will let you know. In the meantime, and in between time, here is the trailer for the show.
The series premiers November 15 at 10/9 central on AMC.
Fear the Repetitiveness of Walking Dead People
I tuned in, all excited, fired up and ready to watch the zombification of the world. What I tuned in and got was an over bearing mother, a snotty teen and a family in crisis. The only interesting character to start was the druggie kid who started the show running from his innards munching girlfriend.
The rest of it was pretty run of the mill. I was able to guess the black guy was the drug dealer who got the son started on drugs. Why? he ws the only black character on the show. Ergo…he is the drug dealer.
I will not give up on it yet.
Fear of the Walking Dead airs on AMC on Sunday nights as a seat warmer for the return of the Walking Dead on October 11th. I can’t wait. See you there!
Crazy, Twisty, Good Writing
I have fallen, but I am trying to get back up. I was the last one on board and may be the first one to hop off the Gladiator train to crazy town where Scandal docks its engine. Please do not misunderstand this recap, because I am a total fan of Shonda Rimes. If I could still breed, I would volunteer to have her little creative writing baby; she is that good at what she does. But dear Lord on High, that woman is making me tired.
If you tuned in last night to see Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington, you can understand my feelings. By the end of the episode I was fit to be tied, tired and felt as if I needed therapy. Here’s the skinny: A mom from the Midwest hires Pope & Associates to help her get some answers on her son’s death. It was very suspicious, because she wrote Olivia a check for the exact dollar amount she had in her savings account. The dear sweet mom then heads over to her congressman’s office with a bomb strapped to her chest. She wants some answers, “I know in my heart my son wasn’t a terrorist!”
She is right, he wasn’t. According to the President, he wasn’t either, but for the safety of his fellow Americans, this woman’s son was labeled as a traitor. They are still holding his body and she can’t even bury her child. I am frowning at this point. She can never know the truth. His file was redacted. Here is where the crazy train picks up speed.
Olivia Pope, played by Carrie Washington, heads over to the Congressman’s office and climbs right in the middle of the chaos. She finds out the President is spearheading, “kill the crazy lady with the bomb” campaign, and Ms. Pope makes herself the go between. She insinuates her people behind the FBI lines, she becomes the spokesperson for Angry Mom of the year, and in the end, nothing really changes. The Mom is led to believe her son was a terrorist. She still was not able to bring his body home, and she still blew herself the F*ck up! Wait, grab the Oh Sh*t bar on your screen, because the crazy train is building momentum to get up the next two inclines.
- The wacko nut job, Huck, which works for her and was trained by Ms. Pope’s father to be a killer for the government, is having some issues. Huck learns that Eli Pope, Olivia’s daddy, is still pulling his strings.
- The guy Olivia had a tryst with, Jake Ballard, who was also trained by her father, was returned to Olivia, dirty, bruised and still in love with her. Eli Pope is still pulling his strings too.
- Olivia, in this episode, yells at, and hangs up on the President at least three times, and in the end, courtesy of his wife, he realizes that Olivia is pulling his strings. FLOTUS, or Millie the Monster, as many refer to her, is happy Olivia wasn’t killed, because she can still use her husband’s mistress as power to also pull his strings.
- Eli Pope is sitting in his car, calling his daughter Olivia, for whatever reason, and is unable to reach her, which frustrates him. He is very frustrated because he is unable to control his little girl, who is now sitting on the couch with Jake Ballard, realizing her daddy is pulling her strings.
I feel like the damned puppet here.
That dang gone Shonda Rimes has me on a yoke and is pulling my strings, yanking my cord, and making me bob up and down like a marionette. It is so crazy, twisty, good, it is driving me bonkers! I want off this ride! Wait, can I get the T-shirt first?
- ConStar Watches Scandal “Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington” (constarstudiestv.wordpress.com)
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