Holy Shitsnacks, you guys. The ISIS team should have gotten into arms dealing sooner because this episode played out so much better than the last few episodes. I mean, I guess it’s because we’re getting towards the end of the season and we need to roll the ball towards that, but if I wasn’t laughing while watching this episode, I was grinning.
‘Turn, Turn, Turn’ picks up immediately where ‘End of the Beginning’ left off and takes place concurrently with Captain America: The Winter Soldier. If you don’t want to be spoiled for the latter, you might want to stop reading this recap and go watch the movie.
I’ve been pretty psyched about Lumberjanes from the minute it was announced. Even though the only name I was really familiar with was Noelle Stevenson’s, the comic had me at a diverse cast of young women and a summer camp that was “Gravity Falls meets Buffy The Vampire Slayer.”
It’s like they know me.
Thankfully, the first issue delivered on that promise and then some.
From the credits page, this comic had me smiling because every name on that page was a woman.Every. One. Even down to how the Lumberjanes got their name. It also makes me happy that Kate Leth has found the incredibly niche market of supernatural scout badges.
Did you ever stand against the wall during PE and watch as all of your classmates were chosen to be on a team while you stayed put? Were you glued to the wall until the only other person was chosen and the team leader stared you down, grimaced, and beckoned for you to join their team?
Well, erase those memories because you have a chance to be a part of a team that will surpass all other teams. The team in question is one you can brag about to your old classmates when you show up at your 20 year reunion. You have the chance to be a part of a team headed up by Captain Kirk himself.
See our thoughts on Wonton Soup, The Wrenchies, City of Dark, City of Light, and The Other Dead.
Okay, first off, let’s talk about a good chunk of the reason why I’m rating this episode as five stars: DRUNK BEN. Oh my freaking god, I love drunk Ben. Drunk Ben is the best Ben, especially when he’s drunk off a wine that tastes like jelly. Between his drunken belligerence over his parents and trying to work out his feelings with Ron Dunn, this might be the best appearance of Drunk Ben so far in the series. I’ve watched the episode twice and I have cried with laughter every time. It certainly doesn’t help that Sam Elliot and Nick Offerman were killing it as the two opposing forces over Ben venting his issues. I think I’m going to add “Baby Snow Owl” to my list of pet names.
Now that I’m done gushing about Ben getting mad and drunk over his parents selling their vacation home, let’s get to the rest of the episode.
I think everyone knows at this point I am the resident Janelle Monáe fangirl of the website. One only needs to see my review of The Electric Lady to know that. Or just… y’know… talk to me about music for ten minutes.
In the wake of The Electric Lady’s release last fall, Monáe was declared Billboard’s Rising Star of 2013. It feels like that star is really hitting this spring because since the Oscars, Monáe has not been stopped.
After putting on a successful convention for the Maryland/Virginia/DC area in 2013, Awesome Con turned to Kickstarter to make 2014 an even greater success. The campaign was fully funded in July of 2013 and, looking at this year’s activities, it’s obvious that the people behind Awesome Con have worked hard to deliver on that promise.
This will be my first local con, so here are the things I’m most looking forward to. Sadly, I’m a comics novice, so I fear most of the comics-centered guests are lost on me – except BOOM! Studios! I’m coming for that copy of Lumberjanes!
Remember that post I made about it being a big bunch of NOPE?
Dear lordie I wish I had been wrong. Tonight’s episode of Person of Interest definitely just tipped the series downhill, full speed toward the resolution of the season. What DIDN’T happen in this episode? That’s the real question, because everything fell into place tonight. The only party that wasn’t represented happened to be Vigilance, but they had a major victory in the previous episode so I was not really surprised to see that they didn’t really get any screen time.