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Tonight: “Black Lightning” On The CW Network (1/16/2018)

The Premise: Jefferson Pierce, who retired from his superhero persona Black Lightning nine years ago after seeing the effects it had on his family, is forced to become a hero again when the rise of the local gang The One Hundred leads to increased crime and corruption in his community. (thanks Wiki).

The Cast/Characters:
Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning
China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce
Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce
Christine Adams as Lynn Pierce
James Remar as Peter Gambi
Damon Gupton as Henderson
Marvin “Krondon” Jones III as Tobias Whale
Kyanna Simone Simpson as Kiesha
Edwina Findley as Tori Whale
Chantal Thuy as Grace Choi
Jill Scott as Lady Eve

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I remember reading the original “Black Lightning” comic series and liking it and developing even more affinity for the character when he joined Batman’s “The Outsiders”. It will be very interesting to see how they bring this character to life on his program which amounts to the fifth DC Superhero show airing on The CW Network. “I Zombie” while a DC show, is NOT connected to the Arrowverse and apparently neither is BL which I think is a mistake. Hopefully they rethink that and give us some crossover stuff with the character. So what about you folks? Will you be tuning in tonight on The CW? Chime in down in the comments section below.

Official Series Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Lightning_(TV_series)

Tonight: “The X-Files” on Fox (1/3/2018)

Fans of “The X-Files” franchise will be happy to know that the show returns with its series premiere this evening on Fox. Take a look at the poster, light premise and casting. I’ll be back at the close for sure.

The Premise: The season’s storyline will pick up directly after last season’s finale and the search for Mulder and Scully’s son William will be a main story arc for the season.

The Cast:
David Duchovny as Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully
Mitch Pileggi as Walter Skinner
William B. Davis as Cigarette Smoking Man
Annabeth Gish as Monica Reyes
Lauren Ambrose as Agent Liz Einstein
Robbie Amell as Agent Kyd Miller
Veronica Cartwright as Cassandra Spender
Chris Owens as Jeffrey Spender
Dean Haglund as Langly, one of The Lone Gunmen
Barbara Hershey as Erika Price
Haley Joel Osment

PiercingMetal Thoughts: So I am not going to lie and say that I liked the previous season or mini-series (which is honestly a better title since it was only six episodes long). I’m willing to program the DVR and give it a chance but I don’t have the highest of hopes and think that the series best moments are behind them. They need to really up the game if they want to contend with all of the Science Fiction, Horror and Super-hero shows that fill our channels in today’s entertainment world. Back in the day they were the rulers of the roost and fans are expecting a whole lot more when it comes down to it today. Let’s see what happens. As I mentioned already I will be setting the DVR but not giving it too long a chance if I don’t enjoy it right out of the gate. What about you? Let me know in the comments below.

Official Series Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_X-Files

Tonight: “Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on ABC (12/1/2017)

Hopefully some of the overall excitement about the recently revealed “Avengers: Infinity War” trailer has subsided and you can now focus on the Season Five premiere of Marvel’s “Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.” which will air tonight on ABC with a two-hour debut. As you might recall from the fourth season cliffhanger, the team appears to be in outer space so check out the poster and some casting/premise below. Be sure to set your DVR if you are unable to sit down and watch it with the rest of us.

The Premise: The fifth season of the American television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., based on the Marvel Comics organization S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division), revolves around the character of Phil Coulson and other S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and allies as they try to save humanity while in deep space. It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), sharing continuity with the films of the franchise. The season is produced by ABC Studios, Marvel Television, and Mutant Enemy Productions, with Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, and Jeffrey Bell serving as showrunners.

Main Cast/Characters:
Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson
Ming-Na Wen as Melinda May
Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson/Quake
Iain De Caestecker as Leo Fitz
Elizabeth Henstridge as Jemma Simmons
Henry Simmons as Alphonso “Mack” MacKenzie
Natalia Cordova-Buckley as Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez

Recurring & Guest Cast:
Jeff Ward as Deke
Eve Harlow as Tess
Pruitt Taylor Vince as Grill
Coy Stewart as Flint
Joel Stoffer as Enoch
Nick Blood as Lance Hunter

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I have greatly enjoyed the last few seasons of “AOS” and felt that the show was delivering the goods time and time again. Season four was a thrill ride and its great to find all the MCU inferences going on. The show became so much better than how it started and if you are not up to speed get on Netflix or bribe a friend with an account to let you come over and watch. One has to hope that with S5 that we will get some “Avengers: Infinity War” discourse or hints at “Black Panther”. Will you be watching my friends? Let me know down in the comments section below.

Official Series Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agents_of_S.H.I.E.L.D.

Now Streaming: Marvels “The Punisher” On Netflix (11/17/2017)

Eyes on the target. Steady. Now ready, aim, fire!!!! Sorry, I am getting a little carried away here and viewing the criminals of the world through the scope of Frank Castle who most of you already know goes by the often feared name…..”The Punisher”. This is the next in a series of entertaining series that have been airing on Netflix and while this one was briefly delayed its here now and available for immediate binge watching at the time of the post going online. Isn’t that awesome? Check out the official poster and premise and cast below, and I’ll close us up with some editorial at the end.

The Premise: Frank Castle, known throughout New York City as “the Punisher” after exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his family, uncovers a larger conspiracy beyond what was done to him and his family. (thanks Wiki).
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Now Streaming: “Stranger Things” on Netflix (10/27/2017)

The show “Stranger Things” has become quite the hit across the interests of fans of Horror, Science Fiction and comic book stuff and beginning immediately on this date, the second season will be available for streaming on the Netflix service. Here’s the official season two poster which I’ve followed by the premise and some casting. Are you excited?

The Premise: Stranger Things is set in the fictional rural town of Hawkins, Indiana, during the early 1980s. The nearby Hawkins National Laboratory ostensibly performs scientific research for the United States Department of Energy, but secretly does experiments into the paranormal and supernatural, including those that involve human test subjects. These start to affect the unknowing residents of Hawkins in calamitous ways.

The Cast/Characters:
Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers
David Harbour as Jim Hopper
Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler
Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven (“El”)
Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson
Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair
Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler
Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers
Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler
Matthew Modine as Martin Brenner
Noah Schnapp as Will Byers
Joe Keery as Steve Harrington
Sadie Sink as Max
Dacre Montgomery as Billy
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