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Smallville: Absolute Justice

Posted in A+ Review, Television News, Television Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 8, 2010 by xymarla

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Guys, how bad-ass was Smallville: Absolute Justice?! INSANELY BAD-ASS, is what I’m saying.

Stargirl, Hawkman, Dr. Fate, Icicle and Amanda Waller all dropped in to pay our beloved Metropolis residents a little visit. And then…shit got awesome!

Geoff Johns did a brilliant job of writing a standalone ep for DC Comics lovers while advancing the plot of several Smallville threads. I am loath to spoil any reveals of this spectacular 2-hour episode, so let me just say: the advances in respects to Martian Manhunter, Watchtower and the Justice League family, the fates of Clark, Chloe and Lois, and the little bomb Dr. Fate dropped on Clark regarding a certain nemesis were all mind-blowing! Continue reading

The Official Smallville Drinking Game!

Posted in Random Tidbits, Television News, Television Review with tags , , , , , , , , on January 13, 2010 by xymarla

Hey, it’s official if I say it’s official!  But official or no, I can guarantee that it is the BEST Smallville Drinking Game.

I'm gonna mess you up!

Mr. Marla and I invented this game many years ago, bumming a few rules here and there from other drinking games we’ve found, but mostly of our own creation. And we play it a lot. Like, A LOT. Okay, more like…all the time. Don’t judge us! It’s really fun!

So obviously some of these rules only apply to early seasons, because we re-watch the old DVDs all the time. And regardless, I still find myself mightily tipsy playing this game during the current season, since most of these rules (read: “Clark”) are timeless.

Without further ado!

toastDrink ONCE every time…:

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Smallville Season 9 Report Card

Posted in Television Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2009 by xymarla

(Update! This is the mid-season report card. You can find the final report card for all of Season 9 here!)


Hello Smallville fans! This post is for you today–that’s right, every single one of you!

As previously posted on DIH, producers are marveling that the typical death knell that is the Friday Night Move is proving to not be as lethal as expected for our resilient little show. Smallville’s pretty much kicking ass and taking names in the Friday night department (hardly a juggernaut evening, but still), and producers and other PTB are already talking about a 10th season.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer sing-along featuring Amber Benson!

Posted in Interview, Random Tidbits, Television News, Television Review with tags , , , , on September 22, 2009 by xymarla

Guys, I met Amber Benson! I attended the Once More With Feeling sing-along in Houston this Saturday, sat right next to Tara Amber as she sang “I’m Under Your Spell” with MC Henri, and lucky for you, I wrote it all up for! Check it.

buffy by you.

It’s Recommends Day Wednesday!

Posted in Recommends Day Wednesday, Television Review with tags , , , , , , on August 26, 2009 by xymarla

This RDWD comes with no small amount of chagrin and crow-eating on my part. First, because I haven’t done a Recommends Day Wednesday in a long time. Whoops, new idea that got totally oublietted! (Word invention, yes!)

But also because I’m about to recommend a show that I’ve spent a lot of time ridiculing in the past. I stand here, in front of you today, head hung and hands wrung, to admit that I was wrong. America! I was wrong!

Supernatural kicks ass.

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It does! It totally does! 

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Dollhouse End of Season Review

Posted in Television Review with tags , , , , , , , on May 12, 2009 by xymarla


Well, Friday marked Dollhouse‘s final episode of the seri…season! I mean season! We’ll most likely find out during the May 18 Fox upfronts whether we’ll get a chance to follow in season two the many intriguing plot lines left all dangly and enticing with the season finale, “Omega.” Here are the (mostly) non-spoilery questions I’m dying to have answered:

  • Will we ever find out Mellie/November/Madeleine’s full story?
  • What the hell is going on with Topher and “Dr. Saunders”? There’s definitely a provocative history there.
  • How’s Ballard going to manage his new position?
  • Exactly how big (and evil) is the Rossum Corporation?
  • What “girl” brought Boyd to the Dollhouse?
  • When oh when will we see Alpha again?
  • What’s going to happen with Victor next season?
  • Will I ever be as frosty awesome as Adelle Dewitt?

So many questions! Please oh please let them have the opportunity to be answered. In the meantime, here’s a brief recap of the roller coastery season.  (You can find my recap of the pilot here, my mid-season review here, and my brief review of the fantastic penultimate episode “Briar Rose” here.) SPOILERS BELOW!

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Dollhouse WOAH!

Posted in A+ Review, Television Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 4, 2009 by xymarla

HOLY CRAP, you guys!

425.dollhouse.051508 by you.

If you haven’t watched last Friday’s Dollhouse ep “Briar Rose”… !!!! Watch it immediately! If you have watched it, WATCH IT AGAIN.

ALPHA! Victor! Doc Saunders! Gross Ballard! VICTOR!


Fox, if you cancel this show after lighting the fire of obsession within the cockles of my soul…I will CUT YOU.

Ah-hem. That is all. Carry on.