Red Death Review: "The Mask of the Red Death" (Part 1)
At long last, we are at the most vital part of The Flash's Red Death saga after weeks of anticipation, excitement, and impatience. OK, all three of those words describe me. Even so, this angle has been quite intriguing and epic, and it reached new levels in Week 3, which ended with the Red Death unveiled and unmasked as Ryan Wilder--well, her alternate doppelganger. As I've been doing ever since the show's ninth and final season began, I've spent the last week eagerly awaiting the latest chapter, and lo and behold, here it is.
NHL March Madness 2023: A Look at the Stanley Cup Playoff Picture
I love the month of March, obviously because I was born on this month, but also because it's the best month in the sports calendar. For us hockey fans, March is the home stretch; it's the final full month of the NHL season, and it begins a period in the season where the numbers get thinned out and the playoff picture becomes complete at last. Right now, it's quite fuzzy. Logjams are all over the place, but such is life in the chaotic NHL.
Reviewing a Hat Trick of Villainesses from the Season Finale of "Alert: Missing Persons Unit"
School House Rock said it best: three is a magic number. On the night that Alert: Missing Persons Unit's season finale aired, I watched the Colorado Avalanche (the three-time Stanley Cup Champions) win 3-0 over the Vegas Golden Knights. That aforementioned episode delivered with not one, not two, but three villainesses in the two-hour double episode event. It was quite thrilling from beginning to end, and here's what occurred.
As of this writing, I have yet to see the Black Panther sequel, and that's because I am still behind just a bit on the Marvel movies (that includes having still not seen the latest Doctor Strange film). I do know this, however: that film had to have done absolute justice to the late, great Chadwick Boseman, who portrayed the titular superhero in four previous films. Hard to believe that at the time of Boseman's passing, I had been watching him in some form for a decade, having first seen Boseman in the short-lived series, Persons Unknown.
Reviewing Becky Lynch and Lita's Epic Night on Raw
What a night! The latest edition of Raw ended with a huge main event pitting Damage CTRL's Dakota Kai and Iyo Sky against Becky Lynch and WWE Hall of Famer Lita, with the Women's Tag Team Championship up for grabs. This bout was the latest chapter in the rivalry between Becky Lynch and Bayley, which started all the way back at SummerSlam last July. So with all of this, how did a four-time Women's Champion and a Hall of Famer get involved in this main event? And how did a second Hall of Famer get involved? To properly tell this, we have to go back a few weeks.
XFL Week 2 Recap: You Always Remember Your First
My anticipation for the Week 2 of the 2023 XFL season began as soon as the last game of Week 1 ended. Again, even when the incoming pandemic resulted in the 2020 season being cut short and paused, I knew we'd see this league back again. After one week of the league's latest return, my good feeling about the XFL increased. The league definitely has staying power now, especially with The Rock and Dany Garcia running things.
Reviewing a Pair of Criminal Villainesses from "Newlywed Nightmare"
This February has been quite fruitful when it comes to Lifetime villainesses, and the final weekend of the month delivers once again with this film, Newlywed Nightmare. Originally titled, Escape From Love, the film centers on newlyweds Lauren and David Hasen; happily enjoying their first moments as husband and wife, but all of that comes to a halt when Lauren is suddenly abducted. A mysterious man takes her in broad daylight, and when we next see Lauren, she is held captive by a group of men, while one woman slowly walks towards her.
Wolf Pack Review: "Incendiary"
Ooh boy! I've had a lot of excitement on TV in so little time! After watching the latest episode of The Flash, I tuned in to the final moments of the Blackhawks/Stars game, and almost saw a game-tying buzzer-beater from Dallas. A couple of hours later, I went to Paramount+ to watch the latest episode of Wolf Pack, because it's Episode 5, kicking off the second half of the season. I had been waiting for this; Episode 4 began the twists and turns for this season, and I figured that Episode 5 would continue to deliver.
Red Death Review: "Rogues of War"
The moment I've waited patiently for has arrived. Well, actually, it's the first of a three-pronged moment, but even so, every epic event has a beginning. So when we last left this saga, Red Death was fully released, and in this episode, we know what the planned result of the thefts is: a plan to build a cosmic treadmill. Based on Barry's description alone, it's an unstable object, but if placed in the wrong hands--for example, a deranged and maniacal supervillainess who just happens to be a speedster--it could completely wreck the space-time continuum.
The Extraordinary Career of P.K. Subban
In an earlier story, I wrote about Willie O'Ree, who broke the NHL's color barrier back in 1958, when he debuted for the Boston Bruins. O'Ree's influence led to a plethora of Black players making their mark in the NHL in the decades that passed. Notable Black players include Grant Fuhr, who was in net during the Edmonton Oilers' monstrous dynasty in the 1980s, Jarome Iginla, who set all sorts of high numbers in his amazing career, and the subject of this story, P.K. Subban, one of the best defensemen in the league during his career.
Villainess Review: Brooke Mason (Magnum P.I.)
After four seasons, CBS suddenly axed the Magnum P.I. reboot, and I was livid! I loved that show; it was originally part of my Monday nights until the show was moved to Fridays, where it aired in-between the MacGyver reboot and Blue Bloods. The series stars Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum; filling the shoes (and the Detroit Tigers cap) of Tom Selleck--who currently stars on Blue Bloods. Perdita Weeks portrays Juliett Higgins, who ended the fourth season revealing her romantic feelings for Magnum, hence was I was upset at the cancellation. Zachary Knighton and Stephen Hill portrays Magnum's co-horts, Orville "Rick" Wright and Theodore "T.C." Calvin, respectively, and Tim Kang portrays detective Gordon Katsumoto.