Author: Dr. Winston O'Boogie

Supergirl: Waiting for Cyborg Superman

Well, there are lots of action plots with this week, with plenty of mano a mano fights (or extraterrestre a extraterrestre, as the case may be) and lots of Michael Bay-esque shots with the camera circling around combatants (and even just people sitting around having drinks)…

Supergirl: Always bet on green

When last week’s previews revealed the main plot of this episode would be an “underground alien fight club”, I must admit it looked like a pretty bland concept for an episode. And guess what? It actually is a pretty bland hour of TV, and another one of those unfortunate Supergirl episodes where…

Supergirl: I'm with President Wonder Woman

The President of the United States (Lynda Carter!) visits National City to sign a historic amnesty bill allowing all aliens to come out of hiding and live among us in peace. And by “aliens”, they mean aliens from other planets, but it’s hard to miss the obvious parallels to the other kind of aliens dominating the shitshow that is our current national political discourse.

Supergirl: Everbody loves Superman

Budgets will be slashed, regular cast members will be demoted to recurring, network-wide crossovers will happen, and hopefully the series will be allowed to appeal to a hipper, savvier audience of superhero fans as opposed to its previous demo of elderly women watching with their granddaughters.

Cop Rock: Tots-R-Us

Most new shows take a few episodes to really find their footing, and this episode may be where Cop Rock finally started to improve. It never becomes good, mind you, but it generally avoids anything as embarrassing as the musical numbers of the first three episodes.

Hit or Bomb? October movie predictions

Join us for the first in a (hopefully) regular feature on the Agony Booth where we make snap judgments about the box office chances of upcoming movies based solely on watching the trailers, including Gone Girl on a Train, The Birth of a Nation, Jack Reacher 2, and more.

Cop Rock: The all-singing, all-dancing cops of the world

Aaaand then a drum machine kicks in, and the dealers and bystanders all perform a rap song while the cops just smirk and shake their heads like perps breaking out into an impromptu musical number while being arrested is a totally normal thing. Such is the world of Cop Rock, producer Steven Bochco’s ill-fated 1990 attempt to fuse the police drama and musical genres.