Genre: Superhero, Drama, Mystery, Acton/Advenure
Starring: Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell, Wila Holland, David Ramsey, Paul Blackthorne, Susanna Thompson, Emily Bett Rickards, Colton Haynes & Manu Bennett.
“Identity”: China White has returned, working for the Triad to make sure that the glades are not taken care of and that the local hospital there fall. Oh this was a harsh episode, to be sure. It was great, t was gut wrenching, but harsh. Oliver is being targeted on both sides of his identity. As Oliver Queen, he is being crucified as the man whose family helped build the earthquake weapon that killed over 500 people and as the Emerald Archer, Laural has built a personal vendetta against him, becoming quite the unlikable character. Oh and who the heck was that dude who thinks he’s Wolverine? Difference Universe writers, come on. Don’t get me wrong, Wolverine is awesome, but he has no place in the DC Universe. I digress, this was an extraordinary episode, but what the heck are the writers doing here with Laurel? Her character is harsher than her father ever was and in the end, her father even helped “the hood”. But no, she thinks that the glades and Tommy’s death were all because of a war between the archers when in fact it was all Merlyn’s idea for revenge because of his wife’s death in the glades. Ollie just returned at the most inconvenient time. Oh, but the best part of this episode was Roy taking his first steps as the protégé to Green Arrow, being his eyes and ears inside the glades! I’m excited! Wednesdays @ 8PM (EST) on CW.
Genre: Science Fiction, Serial Drama
Starring: Robbie Amell, Luke Mitchell, Payton List, Aaron Yoo, Madeleine Mantock & Mark Pellegrino
“In Too Deep”: Really good way to continue the storyline. The story kicks off with Steven trying to capture someone who is like him, a kid. But then rewind to how he almost got pushed off a building. This show is already one of my new favorites. The story starts too quick with a lot thrown in and this episode was somewhat slows down to allow the cast to establish their characters. The cast is charming and Mark Pellegrino is an amazing villain. He’s an awesome actor and the way he portrays his character is awesome. We got to see just how dark Ultra is here, and to just what extend they are willing to go in order to exterminate the new race, a race that cannot kill. But there are loop holes, and the kid in this episode found out about the loop holes, using them to control and manipulate security guards in order to rob banks. Aren’t loopholes the greatest. In any case, this show is just starting off, but it has started out in a great way, first with the establishment of the shadow war and then with the subplot of the missing father, the man who was incredibly powerful. The story is slowing down making it more grounded, and the cast is continuing to grow and build together. Wednesdays @ 9PM (EST) on CW.
Genre: Drama, Police Procedural
Starring: Blair Underwood, Kenneth Choi, Brent Sexton, Pablo Schreiber, Spencer Grammer & Neal Bledsoe
“Action”: All right, sadly this show is not doing to well because it’s apparently too gritty. Granted that is a strong contrast to the original Ironside from the 60’s, but personally that’s what I love about this show. It’s not an exact copy cat which would have taken away some of its charm as a new show. Just like in the movie business, exact copy cats don’t work and bomb, so why should it be any differed in the TV business. Personally, I don’t think that it should. So there my two cents on the subject.
No, this show is not hysterically funny, but the cast delivers the subtle and funny moments perfectly. Like last night when they were talking about drinks, and Blair Underwood is giving him this no joke expression. That was just acting and writing. Also last night we got to see the bonds that form this team tighten together, like a team should. And with the flashback scenes, we got to see how Ironsides past experience before he was in the wheelchair, coupled with the wheel chair influence who he is and why he makes the decisions he makes. Blair Underwood is a phenomenal actor and I hope he gets to continue to play Ironside for a long time, because as far as revivals go, there is no one better in my opinion. Wednesdays @ 10OM (EST) on NBC.