REVIEW: THE BEST OF THE POWER RANGERS – PART II

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Catherine Sutherland (The Cell)
Nakia Burrise (Bones)
Johnny Yong Bosch (Marvel Anime: Blade)
Jason David Frank (The One Warrior)
Blake Foster (Kid’s World)
Paul Schrier (Wicked Games)
Jason Narvy (Masked Rider)
Gregg Bullock (Evil Acts)
Tracy Lynn Cruz (Eastside)
Roger Velasco (Castle Rock)
Patricia Ja Lee (Hollywood Kills)
Selwyn Ward (A Simple Promise)
Hilary Shepard (Full House)
Christopher Khayman Lee (That 70s Show)
Melody Perkins (Coyote Ugly)
Justin Nimmo (Dude, Where’s My Car?)
Jack Banning (Top Dog)
Danny Slavin (Boy Next Door)
Archie Kao (CSI)
Reggie Rolle (Buds for Life)
Valerie Vernon (Power Rangers Time Force)
Cerina Vincent (7 Mummies)
Amy Miller (Rock Star)
Russell Lawrence (The Young and The Restless)
Michael Chaturantabut (The Time Machine)
Sean CW Johnson (My Little Eye)
Alison MacInnis (Bewitched)
Keith Robinson (Dear John)
Sasha Craig (Dark Wolf)
Monica Louwerens (The Vampire Diaries)
Ron Rogge (That 70s Show)
Jennifer L. Yen (Dark Assassin)
Rhett Fisher (Micro Mini Kids)
Jason Faunt (Totem)
Michael Copon (The Scorpion King 2)
Kevin Kleinberg (Ethan Mao)
Deborah Estelle Philips (The Cavanaughs)
Erin Cahill (Skinwalker Ranch)
Vernon wells (Mad Max 2)
Kate Sheldon (The Chronicle TV)
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Richard Steven Horvitz (The Angry Beavers)
Steven Cardenas (A Brother’s Badge)
Royce Herron (Rocky Road)
Kristina Anapau (Cursed)
Lesley Pedersen (Hot Air)
Carol Hoyt (Sasori In USA)
Bob Papenbrook (Jeepers Creepers 2)
Kristina Anapau (Cursed)
Ali Afshar (Masked Rider)
Barret Swatek (2 Broke Girls)
Carla Perez (VR Troopers)
Robert Axelrod (The Blob)
Barbara Goodson (Akira)
David Stenstrom (Masked Rider)
Aloma Wright (Scrubs)
Jack Donner (Stigmata)
Tom Whyte (Touched By An Angel)
Neil Kaplan (Digimon)
Hal England (The Bonfire of The Vanities)
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Power_Rangers_Turbo_S5_logo_1997Ever since its humble beginnings in 1993 no body could predict just how morphinominal hit the show would be and 800+ episodes, 3 films later the show is still on and still hit, these are my all time favourite episodes starting with MMPR right through to the current season Ninja Steel.Image may contain: 1 person

After the events of Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie, the Rangers are graduating Angel Grove High. Justin offers a healed Rocky the Blue Turbo Ranger powers, so he can resume his life as a Power Ranger; however, Rocky chooses to end his career as Zeo Ranger III. In the meantime, Divatox has amassed an army to get revenge on the Rangers, having her subcraft take up residence in Angel Grove lake. She places a detonator in the Angel Grove Power Plant in order to take revenge on the Rangers and ruin their graduation. With the older Rangers busy with their graduation, Justin must face the problem alone.Image may contain: one or more people, tree, outdoor and natureWith Justin busy fighting Elgar, Divatox attacks Tanya, Adam, and Katherine. Meanwhile, Zordon and Alpha are keeping a secret from the Rangers.Image may contain: one or more people and textThe results of Justin’s test are in, and as it turns out, he’s going to be starting high school due to being a genius. Zordon reveals that he and Alpha are returning to Eltar with Lerigot. Divatox begins trying to close the wormhole that is taking Zordon and Alpha home.Image may contain: one or more peopleDivatox sends the evil Chromite monster to Angel Grove with a detonator. When the Rangers try to stop him, he steals their morphing powers to create the Shadow Rangers. Tommy is forced to find a way to stop Chromite and track down his missing friends by himself.No automatic alt text available.Visceron travels from the planet Inquiris to deliver some startling news to Dimitria. Divatox learns of this and captures him. She then turns him against the Rangers when he refuses to tell her his message.Image may contain: 1 person, sitting and cameraSome of Adam’s friends decide to settle an argument by drag racing. Divatox’s Demon Racer plants a detonator in one of their cars. The Rangers have to defeat the Demon Racer and stop the detonator before it blows.No automatic alt text available.Divatox calls her ex-fiance Pharaoh to help defeat the Rangers. She has him place a detonator shaped like a pyramid at the Egyptian Exhibit. Adam mistakenly takes home Pharaoh’s staff, which turns any writing it comes close to into hieroglyphics. The Rangers have to defeat the Pharaoh and stop the detonator before it goes off, but Divatox puts a forcefield around it so they cannot touch it.No automatic alt text available.Due to an insult from a rival ballet dancer, Kat is worried over her weight. Divatox sends Numbor to attack the Rangers, rendering Kat weightless.Image may contain: 2 peopleThe Blue Senturion, an intergalactic law enforcement robot, arrives from the year 2000 with a message for Dimitria; Lord Zedd, Rita, The Machine Empire and Divatox will team up to destroy the universe. When Divatox learns of this message, she reprograms the Blue Senturion think the Rangers are evil.Image may contain: one or more people, outdoor and textDivatox sends Shrinkasect to mess with the Blue Senturion’s hardware. The Shrinkasect monster shrinks the Rangers while Justin is trying to stop Bulk and Skulls car.No automatic alt text available.The Rangers attempt to break out of Divatox’s submarine. Meanwhile, Justin tries to unshrink the Blue Senturion and find the detonator that Bulk and Skull have mistakenly taken.Image may contain: 2 people, people sittingDivatox’s mother visits and tells her to capture Tommy and the rest of the Rangers will fall. When Kat and Tommy are attacked by Pirahantrons, TJ and Cassie come to help them. Meanwhile, the Flamite monster attacks Tanya, Justin and Adam while they set up their campsite.Image may contain: 1 person, standingWhen Cassie and TJ successfully rescue Tommy from the Vortex of Eternal Doom and Sorrow, he goes to help the other Rangers defeat the Flamite monster. The Rangers must defeat the Flamite monster and choose their successors before the hourglass is empty.No automatic alt text available.Divatox sets her eyes on the two legendary cars: Lightning Cruiser and Storm Blaster. Justin gets kidnapped along with Storm Blaster. Image may contain: one or more people, people playing sport, people standing, outdoor and textDespite having over $1,000,000 worth of treasure, Divatox considers herself broke; she has Elgar attack the Angel Grove bank and the gold mines. However, a Phantom Ranger arrives on earth to assist with fighting against Divatox.No automatic alt text available.Decided that the Rangers “can’t protect what they can’t see”, Divatox sends the Translucitor to Angel Grove, where he begins turning everything invisible. Making matters worse, the Power Chamber has also fallen victim to Translucitor.No automatic alt text available.When the Rangers stop Divatox from freezing the sun, she summons Clockster to rewind time so she can stop the Rangers from destroying the freeze key. Only this time, Clockster accidentally touches the freeze key and stops time.Image may contain: one or more peopleGeneral Havoc, Divatox’s brother arrives on Earth to help his sister defeat the Rangers. He uses his own zord, Metallasaurus, to capture the Turbo Megazord.Image may contain: 2 people, people standingWithout the Turbo Megazord, the Rangers try to defend the city with everything they have left. The Phantom Ranger appears to deliver a new weapon to the Rangers.Image may contain: 2 people, people sitting and indoorDivatox captures Cassie. In order for the Rangers to get her back, they must trade the Phantom Ranger. The Phantom Ranger’s power ruby, the source of his energy, is stolen by Divatox.Image may contain: one or more people and nightDivatox sends the Turbo Megazord to Earth to destroy the Rangers. Meanwhile, the Rangers are trying to bring down her space station.Image may contain: 1 person, standingJustin suspects his friends have been switched with robots. He sees wires in Ashley and TJ’s wrists, and Carlos’ face falls off. Divatox sends Flash Head and Voltmeister to Earth to attack the Rangers. In the end, Justin is revealed to be a robot as well; the rangers had duplicates of themselves built to assist Zordon on Eltar, and Justin’s copy suffered memory damage.Image may contain: 1 personTJ gets attacked by Lord Litter while jogging in the woods. When TJ cannot defeat the monster alone, a young boy, Erutan, comes to his rescue. Divatox then sets her sights on the young boy, wanting his powers over the elements for herself. TJ soon discovers Erutan’s name is backwards for what he really is…Image may contain: 2 peopleCassie and her friend Vicky hold auditions for their band at the juice bar. Divatox decides to send some monsters join the band and begins brainwashing people with her music.Image may contain: 1 personDivatox tries to make Carlos feel guilty when a player on his soccer team gets injured. Meanwhile, Elgar takes her not-yet-finished megazord to Earth.Image may contain: one or more people, people standing and indoorCarlos and Justin watch a vampire horror movie. Per suggestion from Elgar (who is swatting annoying lunar bats), Divatox turns one into Count Nocturne; she sends him to earth, where he bits Carlos. The next day, Carlos is wearing black and sunglasses. Justin (as well as Bulk and Skull, who watched Carlos get bitten) suspects Carlos is now a vampire. The other Rangers don’t believe until they see Carlos lacks a reflection; they track him to the blood drive at the Youth Center and take him back to the Power Chamber, where Alpha 6 uses an antidote to restore Carlos’ sanity. However, Carlos cannot be fully cured until Count Nocturne is destroyed.No automatic alt text available.Bulk and Skull are in danger of being thrown in jail, because their new employer at a delivery company is blaming them for the recent theft of electronics. TJ offers his assistance to prove the goofballs’ innocence. It turns out that the thief is none-other than Divatox, who needed the parts to remote-control her three zords. When Bulk and Skull are about to be unfairly arrested, the morphed Rangers arrive and TJ explains the situation to the officer. An angry Bulk and Skull demand a big raise as an apology for the seriousness of their boss’s accusation.Image may contain: one or more people, people sitting and indoorDivatox has summoned a powerful monster to Earth, Goldgoyle, which destroys both of the megazords. Dimitria and the Blue Senturion have left for Eltar to help Zordon. And Divatox has launched an attack on the Power Chamber.Image may contain: one or more people and outdoorDivatox succeeds in destroying the Power Chamber, causing the Rangers to be stripped of their powers. Dark Specter sends his messenger to tell Divatox he has captured Zordon. Divatox then leaves Earth for the Cimmerian Planet. With the Rangers powerless, they take one of NASADA’s shuttles to Cimmerian Planet, leaving Justin behind, as he chooses to stay behind with his dad.

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No automatic alt text available.A mysterious new red ranger infiltrates a meeting of Dark Specter’s alliance as they celebrate Dark Specter’s conquest of Eltar and capture of Zordon. Meanwhile, T.J., Cassie, Carlos, and Ashley’s space flight is interrupted when a large space craft (Astro Megaship) pulls them in. The red ranger is revealed to be a spy, and escapes on his galaxy glider to the Astro Megaship, where he encounters the four Earth rangers. Astronema then sends a space cruiser shaped like a criosphinx, which damages the Astro Megaship and forces it to make an emergency landing on a rocky planet.Image may contain: 1 person, standingThe red ranger reveals himself to be Andros. After initially sending the four Earth rangers on their way, Andros comes back to save them from Astronema’s quantrons and give them their new ranger morphers. While back on the Astro Megaship, the rangers are again attacked by the criosphinx ship, but Alpha figures out the code to transform the Astro Megaship and the space shuttle into the Astro Megazord, with which they destroy the criosphinx ship.No automatic alt text available.The Rangers return to Earth with Andros and an explosive welcome from Ecliptor and Astronema, which threatens to make their stopover permanent.Image may contain: 2 peopleAstronema uses her powers to make the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles evil, and has them con the Rangers into letting them on the Megaship, so they can take it over for her.No automatic alt text available.Andros investigates some energy readings coming from KO-35, believing it to be his lost sister. What he finds is Ecliptor waiting for him instead.Image may contain: plant and outdoorThe Rangers investigate a planet on their search for Zordon, and find the Phantom Ranger, wounded from an attack by Divatox. He gives Andros a disk which gives him control of the Delta Megaship.Image may contain: 1 personAndros does some undercover work on an alien planet, where Darkonda is hanging out at a casino. Andros manages to beat a group of aliens in a game of cards, and win Zordon’s key cards. Andros escapes the planet, and finally remembers that it was Darkonda who had kidnapped his long lost sister.No automatic alt text available.The Rangers find the location of the Mega Vehicles – five powerful space crafts which combine to form the Mega Voyager, and gain control of them with Zordon’s key cards.No automatic alt text available.The Rangers are captured by Astronema while trying to save Storm Blaster. Storm Blaster escapes and brings back Blue Turbo Ranger Justin, who saves the Rangers, is reunited with his former teammates and is also introduced to Andros as they go to rescue Lightning Cruiser.Image may contain: one or more people, people standing, outdoor, text and natureA monster with the ability to alter appearances changes Astronema into Ashley, who sneaks aboard the Megaship. It’s Ashley birthday, she is kidnapped and is tied up.Image may contain: outdoorWhile on a hostile alien world, the Megaship is attacked, damaging the cryogenic chamber which holds Zhane, the Silver Ranger. As the Rangers defend the Megaship, Zhane steps out and lends a hand, much to the surprise of Andros, who had placed him in cryo-stasis due to serious injuries.Image may contain: one or more people and people standingA diagnostic reveals that Zhane only has a limited time to stay morphed. Astronema deduces this, and sends down a monster to exploit this weakness.No automatic alt text available.During battle, Carlos accidentally injures Cassie, giving him serious doubts about whether he is fit to be a Ranger. By undergoing training with former Ranger Adam, he regains his confidence. When a monster attacks a powerless Carlos, Adam must once again morph into the Black Ranger to save him.Image may contain: one or more people, people standing, tree and outdoorWhile fighting the Rangers, Astronema’s locket is torn off. Andros finds it and discovers a picture of himself and his sister as children, meaning that Astronema is his long lost sister Karone, but Astronema refuses to believe him, and she says he pay dearly for trying to trick her.Image may contain: one or more people, tree, outdoor and natureAstronema now knows her true past, and wonders whether or not she should be evil. She meets Andros on a desolate planet, and joins his side, leaving with him for the Megaship, and they set course to find Zordon, with help from Astronema.Image may contain: one or more peopleAstronema leads the Rangers to the planet where Zordon is being held captive. It turns out to be a trap, set up by Dark Specter to capture the Rangers..Image may contain: one or more people and indoorDark Specter wants Astronema back, and to accomplish this, he sends an asteroid on a collision course with Earth. Astronema sneaks aboard the Dark Fortress to divert the asteroid’s course, but she is captured and reverted to being evil. Zhane returns in time with his Mega Winger to help send the asteroid away from earth.Image may contain: 1 personAndros & Zhane set out to retrieve Karone but it turns out that she has been turned evil again by Dark Specter and has been changed back to Astronema, only more evil than before. Andros & Zhane both get away on a Quantron’s Fighter back to the Mega Ship.Image may contain: 1 person, cameraFive imposters are wreaking havoc throughout Angel Grove as Rangers. The real Rangers confront them, and they reveal themselves to be the Psycho Rangers, maniacal machines sent by Astronema. The Psychos read the Rangers’ minds, and prove to be difficult to defeat with this knowledge of the Rangers’ fighting techniques.No automatic alt text available.TJ comes up with a way to defeat the Psycho Rangers. Since they are designed to fight their respective Ranger color, the Rangers all disguise themselves as the Blue Ranger, and to confuse them even further, Zhane jumps in as Psycho Silver.Image may contain: 1 person, textThe Psycho Rangers scour the city in search of the Space Rangers in their demorphed form, using voice recognition. Cassie is in town, and must remain quiet to avoid being found.No automatic alt text available.The Psycho Rangers have stolen the Mega Voyager. To get it back, the Rangers launch a surprise attack on the Psychos.Image may contain: one or more people and people sittingAstronema creates secret city, where one of her monsters teleports captives to, including Carlos, Andros and Silvy. With Silvy’s help, Andros unleashes the true power of his battlizer, morphing into the Red Battlized Ranger.Image may contain: one or more people, people sitting and indoorAstronema develops a machine that transforms matter into data. The ghosts of the Psycho Rangers use it in reverse, restoring them to our physical plane.No automatic alt text available.Ecliptor gains access to the Astro Megaship and creates a web which prevents the Rangers from getting in. Ecliptor increases his powers and battles the Rangers, destroying the Delta Megazord in battle.Image may contain: 1 person, textThe Millennium Message (see Turbo episode with same name) has come to pass. Dark Specter sends the order for all villains in the universe to begin their assault on everything in sight. Divatox, Rita, Zedd, Astronema, and the Machine Empire overtake the Alien Rangers, Gold Ranger, Blue Senturion, Phantom Ranger, and the Rangers, in furious battles throughout the universe. Dark Specter and Darkonda destroy each other, and Astronema becomes the new monarch of evil.Image may contain: one or more people, people sitting and people dancingAstronema orders the citizens of Angel Grove to hand over the Power Rangers. Everyone declares themself a ranger, infuriating her; however, the real rangers arrive and morph in front of everyone. Inspired by the rangers, Bulk and Skull lead the citizens in a charge against Astonema’s army. Andros has also snuck aboard the Dark Fortress in hopes of reverting Astronema to Karone; he discovers Zordon held captive. Zordon wants his containment tube shattered to release a purifying wave at the cost of his life. Astronema attacks, accidentally having Andros reflect a blast back at her. Ecliptor tries killing Andros in revenge, forcing Andros to comply with Zordon’s order. The energy wave spreads across the universe, reducing the United Alliance of Evil to dust, while Rita, Zedd and Divatox are turned into humans. While the rangers are celebrated as heroes, Andros cries over his sister; his tears revert her to Karone.

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No automatic alt text available.The GSA are preparing to launch Terra Venture, a space colony on a mission to find a new world. However, a man named Leo also wants to travel aboard Terra Venture but has been denied a passport, and so he secretly climbs aboard a plane and ends up on a last minute training session with some of the other Terra Venture fighters. Here he meets Kendrix, Kai and surprisingly to them all, Leo’s brother Mike. On the planet of Mironoi, an evil villain named Furio (working on behalf of a creature named Scorpius) is trying to steal the Quasar Sabers, five great swords with immense power that have been put in a rock 3000 years ago waiting for the chosen five to take them and protect the Earth from the evil Scorpius. Maya, a local girl of Mironoi, is trying to escape from the Sting Wingers. In her attempts to escape, she ends up going through a portal and meets Mike, Leo, Kai and Kendrix. Here she asks them for help. Mike and Kendrix go back with Maya to see if they can help her. After being told not to come along and to stay with Kai, Leo runs in after them to see what the other side of the portal has to offer.Image may contain: 1 person, textKai feels guilty about leaving his fellow teammates behind, and decides to go after them aboard the Astro Megaship which is now a museum. The ship’s mechanic Damon, along with Alpha 6, doesn’t think that the ship will fly as it has been out of action for so long. But after a while Damon lends a helping hand and the Astro Megaship is flying once again. While in deep space, they find another wormhole and go through it. Meanwhile Leo has caught up with Mike, Maya and Kendrix and later meet up with Kai and Damon. They try to help Maya’s townspeople fight off Furio and the Sting Wingers. During the fight with Scorpius, Mike takes the Quaser Saber out of the rock with great ease, which then prompts Maya, Kai, Kendrix and Damon to do the same, also with great ease, showing that they are the chosen ones. Furious that he cannot have the Quaser Sabers, Furio turns the people of Mironoi to stone. Mike, Leo, Kai, Damon, Maya and Kendrix manage to escape, but then Furio appears and creates a huge crevice in the ground, leaving Mike hanging on to the side of the wall. Leo comes to help but only manages to save the Quasar Saber. With Mike gone, the five brave heroes morph in Power Rangers and battle off Furio and the remaining Sting Wingers. The Megaship escapes just as the remainder of Mirinoi turns to stone, and takes the new Rangers back to Terra Venture, which sets off on its long journey. Scorpius however follows the Rangers through the portal and swears revenge on the Rangers and Terra Venture.No automatic alt text available.Whilst investigating some energy readings they found, Maya and Kendrix are ambushed by Furio, Trakeena and Sting Wingers. All hope looks lost, but then the other Rangers come with their new Astro Cycles and rescue them. Furio then shows the Rangers a large box, which has Mike inside. Leo goes after them and finds the box, but Mike isn’t in there. The other Rangers come and find Leo watching Furio and Trakeena; they make a plan which gives Leo a chance to free Mike. Mike tells Leo of the Lights Of Orion and that they need to get them before Furio can. They go to the cave where they are kept, Leo finds the box, but then is attacked by Mike afterwards who takes the box and leaves Leo in the cave alone. Mike turns out to be a monster named Mutantrum who then gives the box to Furio, but is stopped by Leo. Mutantrum grows and the Rangers call upon their megazord for help, who destroys the monster. Furio gets the box, only to discover that there was nothing in it.Image may contain: one or more people and textThinking that he might be able to find a clue to his brother’s whereabouts, Leo goes back to the caves where Furio lies, thinking that he has found the Lights Of Orion. As the battle commences, they realize they are equally matched, so Furio decided to self-destruct himself and Leo, just as the other Rangers turn up to help. Among the clouds, an unconscious Leo is brought out by the Magna Defender. Back on the ship, Leo thinks about the person who rescued him and decides yet again to go back to the cave to see what Furio was looking for, he finds a stone with something inside of it which might of caught Furio’s eye and takes it back to the ship to have Kendrix look at it. Unable to open the stone, she takes it to another lab on Terra Venture and is attacked by a monster. The Magna Defender and the other Rangers join the battle but loose the stone to the monster. As Trakeena and co. try to open the stone, the Rangers and the Magna Defender appear. With an attack from the Magna Defender’s sword, he cracks the stone open and was surprised like everyone else that the stone was empty. He battled another one of Scorpio’s monsters, who fled after a while, whilst the Rangers deal with another.Image may contain: 1 person, smokingAfter eating a cake Kendrix baked for Damon, unknowingly, Maya and Kendrix have an argument which escalates into a fight with one of Scorpius’ monsters, Destruxo. Maya later realizes the cake was for Damon’s birthday after seeing a similar looking one in a store. They both make up and fight off the monster who escapes. Are they any closer to finding the Lights of Orion?Image may contain: one or more peopleMaya has a dream about the Lights Of Orion, and when she wakes up the other Rangers, they all see them in outer space. Unfortunately, so does Scorpius, who fires at the Rangers ship to stop them. The Rangers carry on their pursuit of the lights, which have gone to Terra Venture but Destruxo has stopped them and captured the lights. However, one of Trakeena’s monsters, Impostra has the power to disguise herself as anyone, and she has disguised herself as Treacheron and has ordered Destruxo to use the lights on himself first to make sure they ‘work’, with as a gift, a necklace of beads. The Rangers are attacked by some sting-wingers and then again by Destruxo who uses up most of their energy, until the beads take their effect upon Destruxo and start to weaken him, to the joy of Impostra, who disappears after Magna Defender attacks her. A battle escalates between Magna Defender and now a weakened Destruxo and the lights are released from him and are given to the Rangers. Now with the Lights Of Orion, the Rangers defeat Destruxo.No automatic alt text available.The Scorpion Stinger is losing fuel quick, and Scorpius thinks that Terra Venture is the best place to sort out his problems. Leo and Maya run as they see the ship outside the colony and re-group with the other Rangers as they soon find out that Scorpius is trying to steal their energy. The Rangers also notice that the Magna Defender is trying to blow up the colony in an attempt to get his revenge on Scorpius. The Rangers try to stop him and so does Scorpius by sending down a monster called Freaky-Tiki. After his own zord denies him, Magna Defender is then attacked by the Freaky-Tiki monster and Leo tries to help him. The other Rangers battle of the monster whilst Leo and the Magna Defender escape. The Magna Defender explains to Leo that his brother is alive, inside of him and the only way to save him is to destroy Magna Defender himself. Leo refuses and goes to help the other Rangers fight Freak-Tikki. After being destroyed and growing to an enormous size, the Rangers call upon their zords and destroy him again. The volcano however, is still ready to erupt and the Rangers can’t reach it because of the flames coming out of it and after hearing a message from his son, The Magna Defender, realizing his past mistakes, sacrifices himself to save the colony, and brings Mike back to the Rangers.Image may contain: 1 personLeo’s feeling down because he thinks that Mike should have the Red Ranger powers as he took the sword from the stone. Skeletron captures 4 of the 5 Rangers in mirrors, leaving Mike and Leo to rescue them. Mike reassures Leo that it was his destiny to be the Red Ranger, giving Leo the boost he needed. But after freeing his friends and using the megazord to battle off a bigger Skeletron, the Rangers are helpless to defend themselves. The spirit of the original Magna Defender comes back to Mike to give him his powers to become the new Magna Defender. With this new power, Mike combines with Torozord and defeats the Skeletron monster.Image may contain: one or more people and textA rescue team led by Mike follows a distress call to an abandoned space ship. There they find a spider monster who captures most of the crew. Mike and Leo free the team, and retrieve a mysterious book, just before the ship explodes.No automatic alt text available.Deviot appears uninvited on the Scorpion Stinger with a proposal. He will offer Scorpius the services of his powerful Zords in exchange for being his second in command, and entering the cocoon meant for Trakeena. Kendrix stumbles across a page with a drawing of the Galactabeasts in the book that Leo found. Deviot travels to Terra Venture, and attacks Damon and Kai. He defeats them with no problem, and takes them away to another planet. They awaken with mind controlling shackles on. Once activated, they make the Rangers fight each other, so that their energy can power Deviot’s Zords. Kendrix shows Maya what she found – a piece of the page revealing that there are three more Galactabeasts. Maya tells Kendrix that she had been sensing that they are nearby. Leo, Kendrix, and Maya get back to quarters, and find Kai and Damon missing. When Leo gets no response from either of their communicators, they suspect trouble, and take off. As the two Rangers battle each other, Damon gains control long enough to hurl his sword at Deviot’s machine, freeing him and Kai from the shackles. Deviot summons Stratoforce and Centaurus, two mighty Zords that attack the Rangers. The Galactazords refuse to fight their own kind, and as a result, get easily wrecked by Deviot’s Zords. With the Rangers’ Zords on the ropes, Deviot calls off his Zords. Deviot’s performance convinces Scorpius to accept his deal. He shall have the cocoon’s powers if he destroys the Rangers. Kendrix and Maya struggle to translate the Galaxy book, hoping to find a way to defeat Deviot’s powerful Zords.Image may contain: one or more people, people standing and indoorDeviot summons the Hardtochoke monster, and gives him the remote that controls his evil Zords to go and destroy Terra Venture with. Hardtochoke arrives on the station, and summons the Stratoforce and Centaurus Megazords, which begin demolishing all buildings in sight. Maya chats with the Galactabeasts, and tries to convince them to fight the evil Zords to protect the people, and themselves. Mike dispatches the Terra Venture armed forces. He finds Kendrix in the science division, trying to translate the Galaxy book. On their way to battle the Zords on the Astro Cycles, Leo, Kai, and Damon are ambushed by Sting Wingers. Damon and Kai hold them back, and Leo continues. The Galactabeasts have arrived on the scene. They try to hold off the evil Zords, but are getting badly beaten. When Leo falls into a trap set up by Sting Wingers, Maya and Mike appear to free him, and battle more Sting Wingers as Leo continues his mission. Kendrix has finally decoded a page, which reveals that Deviot’s evil Zords are actually the three lost Galactabeasts. She takes off to warn the Rangers. As Leo charges to attack the Zords, Kendrix intervenes, and tells him that they are really Galactbeasts, and that’s why their beasts won’t fight them. The team confronts Deviot and Hardtochoke on a rooftop, where they are controlling the Zords. Deviot reveals the story of how he acquired these Zords. The Rangers attack Hardtochoke, and Leo manages to grab the remote, but the monster quickly destroys it. Hardtochoke grows. The Rangers call on their Zords, and Torozord is struck with a crippling blow from the monster. Stratoforce and Centaurus proceed to thoroughly trash the Galaxy Megazord, while the Rangers try to convince the Zords that they’re not evil. The plan worked – Stratoforce and Centaurus are good again! The two Zords turn to Hardtochoke, and attack him with their special weapons – a cannon, and a boomerang. With Hardtochoke on the ropes, Galaxy Megazord finishes the job with a good slash from its saber. Deviot is not happy about losing his Zords. He plots to kill Scorpius, take the powers of the cocoon, and take his place on the throne.No automatic alt text available.Trakeena escapes the planet Onyx, where she is trained by Villamax. Meanwhile, Deviot sets Scorpius up to be killed by the Rangers. When Trakeena hears of this, she races back to the Scorpion Stinger to assume command, just in time to prevent Deviot from using her cocoon.Image may contain: people sittingTrakeena captures Leo to make him pay for killing her father. The two fight one on one, until Deviot’s hitmen try to kill Trakeena. She turns the tables on the assassins, and Leo escapes while the villains are distracted.No automatic alt text available.Deviot brings the Psycho Rangers back, and abduct the Rangers. When Leo faces off with Psycho Red, he proves to be too powerful until Leo meets Andros, the Red Space Ranger. The pair rescue the other Rangers, and are introduced to the remaining Space Rangers. Together they defeat the Psycho Rangers once more. However, Psycho Pink survives.Image may contain: 1 personWhen Cassie and Kendrix battle Psycho Pink, she uses the Savage Sword to destroy Cassie’s morpher, causing a pink energy storm that slowly depletes Cassie’s life energy. Kendrix walks to eye of the storm, and destroys the Savage Sword at the center, but loses her life in the process.No automatic alt text available.The Pink Quasar Saber makes its way to Onyx, where it is put up for auction. It is stolen by Karone, posing as Astronema. She narrowly escapes Trakeena and her goons, and makes it to the Rangers, who she ends up joining as the new Pink Ranger.Image may contain: 2 peopleKarone and Leo travel to a planet to restore Leo’s powers after the Magnetox monster destroys them. A vision of Astronema makes Karone face her evil past, she overcomes her demons, and Leo’s powers are restored by one of Astronema’s victims. As a condition for restoring his powers, Leo is granted the keys to transform into the Red Armored Power Ranger.Image may contain: one or more peopleThe Guardian arrives on Terra Venture, to get the Galaxy Book back. Deviot interferes, and the Guardian is killed, passing on the role of guardian to Kai. Deviot gets the book, and transports Terra Venture into the lost galaxy.Image may contain: 1 person, text and outdoorHexuba resurrects past monsters, and sends them down to Terra Venture. The Rangers wear themselves out battling monster after monster, but Kai travels to the source, a graveyard, and puts an end to Hexuba’s voodoo.Image may contain: one or more people and people sittingBarbarax captures several citizens of Terra Venture to work in the slave camps, including Mike. Leo and Kai find a way to reopen the portal back to their universe, but Terra Venture can’t move fast enough to get through it. Mike frees the slaves and then forces the portal open in Defender Torozord, sacrificing the zord and his powers in the process. Mike survives, and the original Magna Defender spiritually comes to Mike to thank him for fulfilling his original legacy.Image may contain: 1 personDeviot returns to the Scorpion Stinger, begging Trakeena to take him back. She isn’t falling for his charm this time, and sticks Villamax on him. The battle leads to the storage area, where Deviot grabs Trakeena and plunges into the coccoon with her. Villamax helplessly watches. A single being emerges. Trakeena and Deviot have fused into one! It is mostly Trakeena, with a few shades of Deviot. With only one good engine left, Stanton decides that the colony must land. He shows high command, and the citizens, a new, nearby world he has discovered, prefect for human life. As Terra Venture prepares to land, it is attacked by the Scorpion Stinger. It blasts away at the lesser domes. Leo gets an idea. He and Damon steal a case of explosives from a Terra Venture cargo truck. Damon lures the Scorpion Stinger into following him as he runs down one of the access tubes. The Stinger’s pinchers nearly miss Damon while Leo sneaks up on a pincer and plants the explosive on it. Both Rangers make tracks as it counts down. The bomb blows up in the Stinger’s face, hurling it off into space, away from the colony. With all engines destroyed, Terra Venture is forced to crash land on a moon. The main city dome detaches, as the rest is destroyed. The citizens of the colony try to pick up the pieces from the crash. But they aren’t safe yet – the dome is cracking, and won’t hold out much longer. Commander Stanton makes a command decision to evacuate Terra Venture. Trakeena prepares all of the remaining Sting Wingers for a massive invasion by strapping explosives to them, and having them self-destruct and destroy anything they latch onto. Everyone is rounded up into shuttles to begin evacuation to the new world. Trakeena gleefully watches as Terra Venture nears its doom.Image may contain: one or more people and textStratoforce and Centaurus stand guard as the Sting Wingers approach the colony. The onslaught is too much, as they overwhelm the Zords, and slip by into the colony. The Rangers face the army of incoming Sting Wingers, and fight them with everything they’ve got. The Wingers’ strategy of latching onto Rangers and exploding is wearing them down fast. Vilamax watches in disgrace as Trakeena sends her soldiers to their own deaths, and to harm innocent people no less. Villamax saves a little girl from the wreckage of a demolished building. She gives him a flower, which moves the honorable warrior. Outside the dome, the Stratoforce and Centaurus Megazords are destroyed, as the numerous Wingers self-destruct while latched onto them. Battered and beaten, the Rangers regroup after an exhausting triumph over all remaining Sting Wingers. Terra Venture has successfully completed evacuation procedures. Several shuttles carrying passengers head for the new world. Trakeena orders Villamax to open fire on the shuttles, but he refuses, saying there is no honor in such a brutal and pointless assault. Enraged with his insubordination, she ruthlessly attacks and kills him. Kegler hardly has a chance to mourn, and is threatened back into service. Villamax’s sacrifice gave the Rangers enough time to bring around the Astro Megaship and open fire on the Scorpion Stinger. However, the Stinger rams the Astro Megaship, and grabs it in its pinchers, causing severe damage. The Rangers have no choice but to self-destruct the Megaship, and escape in the Jet Jammers. The Rangers barely clear the explosion, but it sends Alpha and Leo hurling into space. The explosion sends the Stinger reeling, and it crash lands on the moon, near the city dome. The shuttles have safely made it to the new world, and the passengers rejoice. The Rangers land on the new world, and find Alpha crash landed in some bushes. However, there is no sign of Leo as he has crashed onto the moon, near the Scorpion Stinger and the city dome. He tries to radio his teammates, but without the Megaship, all communications are severed. Trakeena staggers around in the wreckage of the Scorpion Stinger. She makes it to the storage chamber, and prepares to enter the cocoon.Image may contain: 2 peopleTrakeena uses the coccoon, and emerges as a slimy insectoid monster. Down on the new world, the Rangers continue searching for Leo, who finds the Scorpion Stinger, and follows Trakeena’s slime trail all the way to the city dome. Trakeena spikes her staff into the ground, energizing everything, and powering up the city dome. The city dome lifts off, and heads for the new world to destroy the camp set up by the people. Trakeena confronts Leo, and the two battle it out. Leo is no match against Trakeena’s new powers. When the Rangers find out that Leo is in the city dome, they fly there on the Jammers and help him fight Trakeena. They unleash the Quasar Launchers, but they are of no use – Trakeena easily deflects the blast back at them. Maya and Karone grab a hold of Trakeena and set her up for an attack by Leo in his Red Capsular Cycle. The attack tosses Trakeena aside, but she is still not down. Leo transforms into Red Armored Power Ranger and grabs Trakeena with a claw. He pulls her in close and fires at point blank range. The Rangers think Leo has been killed, as the explosion seemingly destroyed Trakeena and him, but Leo crawls out of the wreckage. The city dome is still headed for the camp on the new world, and the Rangers have no idea how to stop it! The Galaxy Megazord finally appears, and attempts to steer the city dome away from a collision course with the camp. It crashes in the distance, and explodes. Just as the people begin to think that the Rangers are dead, they emerge from the smoke with the Galactabeasts, alive and well. As the Rangers head towards camp, the people run towards the Rangers, and congratulate their saviors on a job well done. The Galactabeasts call the Rangers into the forest, where Maya makes a surprising discovery – they have landed on Mirinoi! With their quest completed, the Rangers find the stone and the place the Quasar Sabers back into it. The energy from the Sabers restores the people of Mirinoi, who had been previously turned to stone by Furio, and brings Kendrix Morgan back from the dead; she thanks Karone for filling in for her. Everyone celebrates under the fireworks, including the Galactabeasts. A new world, a new beginning.

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Image may contain: 1 personA group of demons are accidentally released and are now trying to destroy Mariner Bay in order to release their leader, Queen Bansheera. To counter the demons, Captain Mitchell’s daughter, Dana Mitchell, tries to recruit four individuals to join Lightspeed and become Power Rangers. These individuals were Carter Grayson, Chad Lee, Joel Rawlings, and Kelsey Winslow. They all agree to Captain Mitchell’s proposal, with Dana joining them as the fifth ranger. The five of them battle and destroy Ghouligan and a group of Batlings, and their journey as Rangers finally begins.No automatic alt text available.Captain Mitchell is giving the other Rangers a tour of the Aqua Base, and are introduced to the new Rail Rescues. Meanwhile, Joel meets Ms. Angela Fairweather, the Rangers’ scientist and weapons designer, and instantly falls in love with her, while neglecting his obligation to follow the Rangers. The others witness a rock that has hit Mariner Bay and find it transforming into Magmavore. In order to stop Magmavore, the Rangers try their new Rail Rescues, which release smaller Rescue Zords to assist in their rescue efforts to escort several people trapped in an elevator out of a building. However, Joel continues to insist that he could help alone, but eventually works with the Rangers as a team to form the Lightspeed Megazord to defeat Magmavore.Image may contain: outdoorWhile out on her roller blades, Kelsey saves a dog named Dorsey from getting hit by a car. Nancy, the dog’s owner is later seen on television by Kelsey and Dana on a brief Space Shuttle mission. Meanwhile, a tornado monster is attempting to destroy the city just as the Rangers finally meet Diabolico. The Rangers call for the rescue bird and destroy the monster, but the shuttle gets caught in the tornado in the process. As a result, the Rangers call for their rail rescues and try to get control of the shuttle. Kelsey gets the shuttle to land on top of Rail Rescue 4 and is successful, but Jinxer grows the monster and the Rangers destroy the monster.Image may contain: 1 person, textDana questions her father’s faith in her abilities as a Ranger when he sends her on a seemingly unimportant assignment as the other Rangers are sent to guard a fuel cell. When one of Diabolico’s monsters turns up the heat in Mariner Bay, she discovers that the Rangers were guarding a decoy, and the real fuel cell’s safety lies in her hands. She escapes Vypra and gets the fuel cell to the Aquabase, in just enough time to help her friends destroy the monster.Image may contain: 2 people, indoorA team of robotic Cyborg Rangers are created to replace the Rangers and are subsequently dismissed from their roles. But when they go haywire thanks to an attack from the lightning demon Striking, the heroes must violate their dismissal and resume their Ranger duties to stop both Striking and their successors.Image may contain: outdoorKelsey’s reckless behaviour lands her in the hospital when she gets caught in an explosion. Meanwhile, Chad must deal with a rival who has made a deal with Vypra for the power and skill to destroy him.Image may contain: 1 personThe arrival of Queen Bansheera prompts an attack on a volcano, which threatens to erupt and destroy Mariner Bay. Meanwhile, Dana deals with a hostage situation on a bus before joining the Rangers in dousing the Trifire monster’s flames and saving the city from disaster.Image may contain: 2 people, hat, outdoor and textQueen Bansheera resurrects two monsters from the past and gives them great power. When the Lightspeed Megazord is not enough, the Rangers must summon Ms. Fairweather’s newest creation – the Supertrain Megazord, which is created by combining the Rail Rescues.Image may contain: 1 personLightspeed’s experimental Titanium Morpher, which was determined to be too dangerous, is stolen, and Diabolico unleashes the evil Titanium Ranger. The Rangers are able to defeat him with their new V-Lancers, but are unable to destroy him, because he is revealed to be Captain Mitchell’s son Ryan!No automatic alt text available.Following the emotional breakdowns of Captain Mitchell and Dana, the Titanium Ranger goes on another rampage through Mariner Bay, and the heartbroken Dana tries to single handily stop her older brother. When Captain Mitchell reveals the truth to Ryan – that he had no choice but to let Diabolico save him as they hung off the cliff – Ryan thinks twice about being evil, and gives up his morpher.Image may contain: 1 personDiabolico unleashes his three most powerful monsters who threaten the city with explosive feathers. The Rangers are no match against them, until Ryan comes to terms with his evil past and becomes the Titanium Ranger again to fight for good. However, Ryan is penalized for his treason against Diabolico by the means of a Cobra tattoo, which will slither up his back every time he morphs until it reaches his neck and bites, thus destroying him.Image may contain: one or more people and people standingDemonite and his monsters attack the city once more, this time with certain advantages – Demonite creates a powerful clone, and Ryan is weakened by the cobra tattoo given to him by Diabolico. Carter’s risky move of firing point blank at Demonite with both the Unilaser and V-Lancer destroys him and the clone. Later, Captain Mitchell discovers the Cobra, and prohibits Ryan from morphing.Image may contain: 1 person, standing and indoorThe two remaining monsters from Diabolico’s trio – Thunderon and Falkar, launch a final assault on the Rangers, who are short one Titanium Ranger. When both increase in size and take down the Supertrain Megazord, Ryan risks his life and helps them out in the Max Solarzord, destroying both monsters.No automatic alt text available.Diabolico brings back his three generals merged as one monster, Troika, which the Rangers destroy with their new Battle Boosters. Diabolico then goes down himself and battles the Rangers, taking down the Supertrain Megazord. Ryan finds the cobra tattoo’s power source, a cobra monster from the tomb, and destroys it, lifting the Cobra curse. He joins the Rangers and helps them defeat Diabolico with a new Zord combination – the Lightspeed Solarzord. However, Diabolico’s Star Power is transferred to Queen Bansheera’s son, Impus, who begins a startling transformation.No automatic alt text available.Impus completes his transformation into Olympius, who has captured four Rangers, and infiltrates the Aquabase by posing as them. His plot is uncovered by Carter, who weakens him by throwing him into water, and frees his friends.Image may contain: one or more people and hatThe demons perform a ritual to return Queen Bansheera to her bodily form. The Rangers interrupt the ceremony, but only enough to bring back the Queen in a deformed state, for which Olympius swears vengeance. Ryan decides that he will leave the Aquabase to go after the Queen, and promises Dana that he will return.Image may contain: 3 people, people eating and people sittingA simulation goes awry when Carter’s day repeats itself, and he uses his knowledge of the future, and his new Mobile Armoured Vehicle, to prevent the Rangers’ deaths at the hands of Olympius, who attempts to use their own Rescuebird against them.Image may contain: 2 people, people standing and textJoel becomes jealous when he mistakes Clark, Ms. Fairweather’s brother, for her boyfriend. She brought him to the Aquabase to help design the new Mega Battle Armor, which Joel and Chad use to defeat Infinitor. Ms. Fairweather later assures Joel that Clark was just her brother.No automatic alt text available.Trakeena, the archenemy of the Lost Galaxy Rangers, returns to destroy Earth as vengeance for her defeat, but first she must absorb enough human life force for power. Leo travels to Earth to team up with the Lightspeed Rescue Rangers to stop her. Chad, Joel, Kelsey and Dana fight the Ghouls to protect Leo, who was fighting off an injury, and Leo destroys them with his Quasar Saber. Meanwhile Carter is helping a little girl who says her mom’s been taking by a monster, only to be attacked by more Ghouls but is saved by Leo’s friends Kai and Maya. The eight rangers later battle more Ghouls while Carter later tries to fight Triskull, but Triskull defeats all eight Rangers.No automatic alt text available.Olympius and his demons enter the fray, sabotaging Trakeena’s power drain and mutating her into a giant, maddened creature. While the rangers try to free Trakeena’s hostages, Carter and Leo defeat Triskull and are later aided by Damon and Kendrix, but they are soon blasted out the window. As a result, the two Ranger teams summon the Omega and Galaxy Megazords, but Trakeena still lives, causing her to disengage the Galactabeasts. The two Ranger teams then destroy Trakeena with the Lights of Orion-powered Omega Megazord.Image may contain: one or more people, people sitting and textThe Rangers are transported into the monster underworld, where they face invincible dead monsters. The escape with the help of the Sorcerer of the Sands, who Ryan has found in the desert in hopes of discovering a way to imprison the demons. Olympius remains trapped in the underworld, and Diabolico kills the sorcerer in a battle of spells.Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling, textJinxer manipulates Captain Mitchell into providing Olympius with enough energy to destroy the Rangers after he escapes the underworld. When Ms. Fairweather interrupts the power feed, the star power is destroyed, allowing the Rangers to defeat the demon prince.Image may contain: one or more people and textWith four Rangers trapped, Carter has a decisive showdown in the Skull Cavern with Bansheera, who has already killed Vypra and Loki in her quest for power. When he strikes her with a battle booster, Carter and his teammates escape the Skull Cavern dimension.Image may contain: one or more people and outdoorOlympius captures and enslaves Diabolico, and uses him to battle the Rangers and destroy their Megazords. They are just barely bailed out by the new Lifeforce Megazord, which feeds off the Rangers’ life energy to destroy both demons. In the midst of their victory, however, Jinxer places a Batling Card on the Omega and Lifeforce Megazords.Image may contain: one or more peopleQueen Bansheera begins a ceremony which will release all of the demons from the shadow world to Earth. Jinxer’s card activates, releasing hundreds of Batlings into the Aquabase. The Rangers are forced to evacuate everyone from the Aquabase as a result of the attack, but the Rangers later become trapped in the base. The Omega and Lifeforce Megazords are then taken over by the Batlings.Image may contain: one or more peopleQueen Bansheera begins the ceremony which will release all of the demons from the shadow world to Earth. She brings the Skull Cavern to Mariner Bay, where the ceremony was to take place. Four of the Rangers evacuate the Aquabase on a submarine and fire torpedoes at the hijacked Lifeforce Megazord, causing both the Megazord and the base to explode, while Carter and Ryan ram the Mobile Armor Vehicle into the Omega Megazord, destroying it. Carter then kicks Queen Bansheera into the Skull Cavern’s tomb, causing the cavern to crumble. With the Demons forever gone, the Rangers return their morphers and resume normal life.

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Image may contain: one or more people and night1000 years in the future, a mutant criminal, Ransik is captured and sentenced to be cryogenically frozen. But he manages to escape as he and his followers make their way to a time ship. Alex, the Red Time Force Ranger tries to stop them, but Ransik kills him, and escapes to the past. Alex dies in his fiance, Jen’s arms and she takes the red Chrono Morpher. Jen and a team of 3 others: Katie, Lucas and Trip, grab some equipment and follow him into the past.Image may contain: one or more peopleThe 4 land in the city of Silver Hills in the year 2001, and their Chrono Morphers. When they find Ransik, the future Rangers find they cannot morph. Alex’s DNA is the key to unlocking the other 4 morphers. Sadly, the 4 can’t find someone who shares Alex’s DNA and start to give up, until Trip finds someone who looks identical to Alex. Jen talks to him but he refuses to believe that Jen is from the future and that he needs to take the Red Chrono Morpher. Jen tries to find out his name but he refuses to tell her. Jen disappointed, walks back to the others who comment on her trying. Ransik launches his first attack, but since the rangers can’t morph they don’t go until they motivate themselves. The boy, whose name turns out to be Wesley Collins, comes to help and takes the Red Chrono Morpher, allowing Jen, Trip, Katie and Lucas to morph into the Red, Pink, Green, Yellow, and Blue Time Force Rangers. At the end, Jen takes the morpher back from Wesley, stating that they don’t need his help.Image may contain: 1 personWes witnesses a bank robbery by some mutants and tries to help. The Rangers arrive and Jen tells him that he is not fighting and doubts that Wes has ever did anything to help anyone other than himself. Trip talks to Wes and tells him about Alex and the future. Wes and Jen talk, and a mutant attacks the city. Jen offers Wes another chance to prove himself by giving him Alex’s morpher. After the battle, Wes offers the morpher back to Jen, but Jen says he’s earned it.Image may contain: 1 person, textWes offers the Rangers a place to stay; a clock tower that his father owns. They set up the tower as their home and Wes helps them blend in with the people from the present. While Wes and Jen went out to get some food, a business person walks in and notices an old sign on the entrance to the clock tower advertising odd jobs. He hires Wes and Jen for some painting at a news station. Ransik attacks the news station and captures Wes. He tells Wes about how he was treated in the future, causing Wes have some doubts.Image may contain: 1 person, sitting and textRansik sends a mutant to capture a bus load of children and holds them for ransom. While the Rangers try to locate the children and free them. Wes goes to his father to ask for money to pay the ransom of $10 million, but his father refuses. Wes tricks a business client of his father into giving him a check. Wes offers the money to Nadira and the mutants, but they refuse to release the hostages. Thus Wes ends up taking the money back from Nadira and went to help the other Rangers save the kids. The rangers manage to defeat the mutant. When Wes comes home with the money, his father is angry with Wes. The press finds out about the money, and thinks Mr Collins has donated it willingly to free the hostages. Wes tells them it was Mr. Collins’ idea that he is going to donate the money to charity before telling his father that he does not want any part of his father’s business any more. Wes goes to the Clock tower and asks the Rangers if he can move in with them, they welcome him home.No automatic alt text available.The Rangers try to fix the clock in the tower. But are having no luck. Wes tells them of a ghost that is supposed to inhabit the tower. That night Katie hears a noise, and she investigates. She finds herself in the past, and meets the people from Wes’s story. With her help, there’s a different ending to the story, then she wakes up as a mutant attacks. After the battle, she tells her friends about her dream and how the ending had changed, but Wes corrects her and says that’s how he had told it. Leaving her wondering if it really was a dream.No automatic alt text available.Mr. Collins’s company develops a new weapon, the Raimei Destroyer, an armored tank to defend itself against Ransik’s attacks. But it’s no match for the mutant attacks. Even the Rangers Megazord can’t stand up to the latest mutant. In the future, a mysterious figure sends them the Time Shadow.No automatic alt text available.The Rangers try to find some 21st-century weapons to help them. They discover some technology was developed as a result of Ransik’s attacks. Consequently, the future has been altered. This creates doubts for Katie who starts to question their reasons for being in this time. Frax unleashes a mutant on the city. Now each Ranger must find their own motivation for stopping this latest mutant.Image may contain: 1 personWhile driving to work, Mr. Collins spots Wes and his friends picking up trash. Mr Collins stops the car and tells his son how bitterly disappointed he is in him. The Silver Guardians arrive as Nadira and some cyclobots attack a business. The Rangers, in their civilian guise, watch as the Guardians easily handle the cyclobots. One of the Guardians spots, Wes. Eric Meyers talks to Wes, they went to the same Prep School. Frax unleashes a mutant from the X vault, the Silver Guardians arrive but they can’t handle him. The Rangers shows up, and Wes takes a shot that was intended for the Guardian’s commander, the shot damages Wes’s helmet. Mr Collins and Eric realize that Wes is a Ranger. Mr Collins tries to talk to Wes, to get him to join the Silver Guardians, but Wes refuses, and charges off into battle. Ultimately the Rangers defeat the mutant and Wes rejects an offer to join the Silver Guardians.Image may contain: 1 person, sitting and hatOn a dig, some researchers discover a metallic object. As word of the discovery spreads, Ransik recognizes the object as the Quantum Controller, and unleashes a mutant to get it for him. Circuit also recognizes the object, and the Rangers try to recover the object before it falls into the wrong hands. As the Rangers fight the mutant, Eric one ambitious Guardian manages to take the controller, and hides it away. He then tries to become the Guardian’s new leader, but is turned down. So he goes back to where the controller is. The mutant attacks. As the Rangers fight the mutant, Wes tries to get the Guardian to give up the Controller, but he ignores Wes and activates the Quantum Controller, and becomes the Quantum Ranger.No automatic alt text available.Even without the Quantum morpher, Ransik wants to possess the Quantum Rex, the Quantum Ranger’s megazord. He sends Commandcom to retrieve it. The Rangers try to talk Eric into giving up the morpher, but he refuses. They all witness a time portal opening, realizing someone is after the Q Rex, Eric summons the Eagle flyer and enters the portal. Wes jumps onto the flyer.Image may contain: textIn the past, they try to locate the Q-Rex. But Commandcom gets to it first, and takes control of the Q-Rex and journeys back to the 21st century. Eric and Wes follow him back through the time portal. The Q-Rex is rampaging in the city. The Rangers need the Quantum Morpher to get control of the Q-Rex. While Wes tries to talk to Eric, Mr Collins makes the other Rangers an offer to join the Silver Guardians, with his company they could defeat Ransik faster. Will they join the Guardians?Image may contain: 1 personAs researchers work on unlocking the secrets of the Quantum Morpher, Ransik releases Conwing. Conwing captures Eric, takes the morpher, and replicates Eric’s voice, which lets him take control of the Q-Rex. Eric finds out where the morpher comes from. The Rangers show up, and try to help out but Eric wants to handle it alone, he does get some help from the future, and uses Mega Battle mode. Will Eric reveal the Rangers secrets?Image may contain: shoesA photographer working for a tabloid is given a new assignment, to take pictures of the Rangers in their civilian guise. He needs help carrying his equipment and hires Katie to help him. His first attempt fails, and Katie manages to warn the others. Katie sticks with him so she can keep tabs on him. Artillicon attack again, the Rangers attack backfires on them resulting in them reverting to their civilian identities. As the photographer prepares to sell his pictures, Katie tries to talk him out of it.Image may contain: 1 personThe Rangers find out a movie is being filmed nearby, Jen refuses to go but then she learns it’s starring her favourite movie star, Frankie Chan. The Rangers watch the filming, when a stuntman is injured, Wes volunteers to replace him. As Wes films his fight scene, he soon realizes the action’s a little too real. Cinecon reveals his trap, and sends the Rangers to different dimensions where they’re trapped inside their favourite genre movie.Image may contain: one or more people and textCircuit tries to get Eric to help, then Cinecon arrives and sends Eric into a Jungle movie. The Rangers are still trapped in the movie dimensions. Wes and Trip figure a way to free everyone from their dimensional movies. They appear on set, and the Cyclobots give chase. Cinecon puts the Rangers in their Megazord, and summons the Q-Rex. He wants to destroy all the Rangers at once, even summons the Transwarp Megazord. Everything has been written for Cinecon’s movie “End of the Rangers,” can the Rangers find another ending? It is revealed that Trip stole the last page of the script and without it, the Rangers are able to write their own ending, using all the Megazords including the Transwarp Megazord to defeat Cinecon.Image may contain: indoorFrax unleashes Venomark on the city. Venomark attacks the Rangers, everyone but Wes falls victim to his bite. Ransik finds out Venomark has been freed and goes after him, Venomark attacked Ransik in the future, so Ransik wants revenge. Wes notices Ransik taking serum to fight off the effects of Venomark’s poison, and gets a sample to his father, so they can mass produce a cure for everyone affected. The Rangers defeat Venomark and the cure is distributed to everyone. Frax’s identity is revealed as he and Ransik are shown in the end.No automatic alt text available.Frax has destroyed all of Ransiks medicine, so Ransik tries to hunt him down but fails, and some of is “robot servants” betray him. Since all of his medicine is destroyed he goes to the only place that has more, the company that belongs to Wes’s father, almost killing Wes’s father in the process. while that is happening the rangers battle Ransiks new mutant assistant. At the very end, Jen mentions that if they don’t stop Ransik soon, then the entire future will change. Then Alex appears, saying that it already has.No automatic alt text available.As Mr. Collins lies injured and dying in the hospital. Wes runs the company. Alex leads the Rangers in a battle against a new powerful robot. But his attitude and leadership style creates friction within the group.Image may contain: 1 personAlex’s leadership has created friction, the others don’t like his methods. They try to fight Frax’s machine, to no avail. Eric contemplates leaving the city. Wes has taken over his father’s company, but hates his job. He learns from Dr. Sansik (who was there when his father got hurt, and over heard him saying this) that his father was actually proud of him making his own way and wanted him to remain with the Rangers. He goes back to the clock tower, and thinks of his life as a Ranger. Meanwhile the Time Force Megazord is immobilized, and Alex orders the team to fight on, claiming they don’t care about the future. The Rangers start yelling back at Alex, telling him they preferred Wes as the Red Ranger, Alex has lost Jen’s support also. Wes arrives and helps his friends. Jen convinces Alex to give up the morpher, so she can give it back to Wes. With Wes in command, the Rangers battle the robot with the Time Force Megazord Mode Red. With help from the Q-Rex, the Rangers enact a crazy plan Wes comes up with and the robot is destroyed. Mr. Collins nearly dies like Alex says he will, but is saved by Alex himself with future technology. Alex returns to the future, finally accepting the Rangers point of view and that Wes is the true Red Ranger.Image may contain: one or more peopleVypra aligns with Ransik in order to release a super demon to destroy the world. The Timeforce rangers team up with Carter Grayson and the rest of the Lightspeed rangers to combat this threat.Image may contain: 1 personLucas writes a romantic poem about his first love, his first racecar, and during a battle against Ransik’s forces, he unknowingly drops it. Nadira picked it up and believed that Lucas has romantic feelings for her, leading Ransik to warn him to treat his daughter right or face his wrath.Image may contain: one or more people and nightRansik prepares to attack the city. Alex orders the Time Force Rangers to return to the future, the crystals are causing disruptions, if they don’t leave they might not be able to return to their own time, he tells them Wes has to stay in his own time. The Rangers refuse, and try to prevent the attack. Wes knows his friends can’t stay in the present, and has a plan to send them back to their own time. As the episode ends, Wes forces the other Rangers back to their own time with the plan to fight to the death to save the city.No automatic alt text available.Wes sends the team back to the future. Now it’s up to Wes and Eric to resolve their issues, and defend the city. In the future, the Rangers discover what happened to the city and their friend: the city was ultimately saved, but Wes lost his life fighting for it. They’re ordered to have their minds erased of their adventures in the past so they can adjust back to their lives in their own time. They’re not willing to give up their memories, and decide to go back to help their friend. Jen gives Alex back her engagement ring.No automatic alt text available.After Eric is badly injured, Wes is left alone to fight the Cyclobot army, armed with the Quantum Morpher and Quantum Defender (given to him by Eric). As the battle rages with Ransik’s army, the other Rangers arrive in the Megazord and defeat Doomtrom with the Cyclone Defense. After the Rangers defeat the Cyclobot army, Wes, now in control of Q-Rex, upgrades its Trixyrium Crystal with the Quantum Defender, stopping the time disruptions and allowing him to use it on Doomtron and Frax, destroying them both. Nadira starts Crying over Frax. The Rangers then battle Ransik, but are overpowered. During the fight, Ransik accidentally shoots Nadira, who is protecting a baby after having changed her opinion on humans thanks to Trip and uses the baby to convince Ransik that humans aren’t so bad after all. Ransik surrenders to the Rangers without further fight and the Rangers have to return to the future without Wes to their great sadness. Then Wes and Jen confess their feelings that they love each other. With the Rangers gone, Mr. Collins offers Wes command of the Silver Guardians who will protect the city without doing it for profit anymore. Wes agrees as long as Eric is his co-commander, which he agrees to.promo322347629

 

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REVIEW: CABIN FEVER (2002)

CAST

Jordan Ladd (Death Proof)
Rider Strong (Pulse 3)
James DeBello (American Pie)
Cerina Vincent (Power Rangers Lost Galaxy)
Joey Kem (Super Troopers)
Robert Harris (Eyeborgs)
Giuseppe Andrews (Two Guys and a Girl)

A hermit walking in the woods comes across his dog. He tries to get the dog’s attention, but the dog is dead due to a bloody infection, and the hermit comes into contact with the infected blood.  A group of college students, Jeff, Marcy, Paul, Karen, and Burt, take a vacation to a remote cabin in the woods to celebrate the start of spring break. Jeff and Marcy are in a physical relationship, while Paul is trying to get his childhood friend Karen to sleep with him. Burt is the proverbial “fifth wheel” of the group. Upon their visit to a local convenience store, they meet an unusual boy named Dennis, who has a tendency to bite people. When the five get to the cabin, Jeff and Marcy have sex while Paul and Karen go for a swim. Meanwhile, Burt goes out to shoot squirrels with his rifle, but ends up shooting the hermit, now disfigured and bloody. The hermit flees, but Burt does not tell anyone about the incident.

That night, the friends gather around a campfire, where they are joined by a friendly drifter named Justin, who prefers to be called Grimm, and his angry dog, Dr. Mambo. After they share some marijuana, it starts to rain, so Grimm leaves with his dog to pack up his stuff. While the friends wait for Grimm indoors, the hermit returns, in a much worse state than before and begging for help. Burt shuts the door on the sick hermit, who then tries to steal the group’s car, while vomiting blood all over it. When the hermit threatens Marcy and Karen, Paul accidentally sets the hermit on fire while trying to ward him off. The group looks for help the next day. Jeff and Burt find a helpful neighbor, but leave when they find out she’s the dead hermit’s cousin. To make matters worse, Dr. Mambo begins harassing the group. Paul later gets assistance from police Deputy Winston, who promises to send up a tow truck, but in the meantime encourages Paul to have a good time and party. Paul goes on to comfort Karen, who is upset over the killing of the hermit. After he calms her down, it appears Paul is finally going to have sex with her, but when he goes to touch her, he discovers a massive bloody infection on her thigh. The group isolates her in a shed outside of the cabin.

After fixing the truck, Burt begins coughing up blood, revealing he is infected, but does not tell the others. After Karen vomits blood on the truck, Jeff takes the group’s remaining beer and leaves. Burt goes back to the convenience store to get help, but incurs the wrath of Dennis’s father after inadvertently infecting Dennis with the disease when Dennis bites him. Showing more signs of infection, Burt flees, chased by Dennis’s father and two friends. After moving Karen back to the shed, Marcy and Paul return to the cabin and have unprotected sex on a whim. Immediately regretting the affair, Paul leaves while Marcy, who developed infected sores on her back during the sex, takes a bath, crying. When she shaves her legs the flesh begins to peel off and she runs outside in a panic, where she is chased and killed by Dr. Mambo who tears her apart.

Meanwhile, Paul discovers the dead body of the hermit floating in a reservoir, revealing the infection has been spreading through the drinking water. After racing back to the cabin, Paul finds Marcy’s gory remains and Dr. Mambo feeding on Karen in the shed. After killing Dr. Mambo with Burt’s gun, Paul puts Karen out of her misery by beating her to death with a shovel. A dying Burt later returns to the cabin, still pursued by Dennis’s father and his two companions. Burt is brutally killed by the posse who shoot him, before Paul kills all three of them. After killing Dennis’ father and his friends, Paul sets out to find Jeff. Finding the dismembered body of Grimm and discovering early signs that he is infected, Paul takes the group from the convenience store’s truck and hits a deer, covering him in blood. He later reunites with Deputy Winston, who is partying with underage drinkers. After Winston is radioed about several infected people in a cabin going on a killing spree, Paul attacks and infects several of Winston’s friends before knocking Winston out. Paul is later picked up by a passing truck and dropped off at a hospital. There, he is interrogated about the virus, but he cannot provide any response. The sheriff tells Winston to “take care” of Paul. Paul tries to warn Winston about the drinking water by saying “water…” but Winston only responds by dumping him at the edge of a creek.

The next day, Jeff, who has been hiding out and drinking in the woods, returns to the cabin. Initially crying after seeing the remains of his friends, he later becomes ecstatic upon realizing he is the only one who made it without being infected. As he raises his arms in victory, he is gunned down and killed by several police officers, who burn his body along with the others. Back at the convenience store, a couple of children sell lemonade, that they have made with water from the creek Paul was dumped in, to the same police officers. In addition, a large truck, filled with bottles of water taken from the creek, can be seen leaving the store.

Eli Roth is a very hit and miss director and star, Cabin fever however is by far his best piece of work, a great original horror with some crazy messed up ideas.he movie does have a hint of dark humor to it too, if you love horror than this is begging to be in your collection.

 

 

REVIEW: RETURN TO HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL

CAST

Amanda Righetti (Friday The 13th 2009)
Cerina Vincent (Power Rangers Lost Galaxy)
Erik Palladino (666 Park Avenue)
Tom Riley (Da Vinici’s Demons)
Andrew Lee Potts (Alice)
Jeffrey Combs (Gotham)
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Ariel Wolfe (Amanda Righetti) is the sister of Sara Wolfe (Ali Larter), a survivor of a publicity/birthday event hosted by Steven Price eight years ago in the Vannacutt Psychiatric Institute for the Criminally Insane. In the 1920s, the asylum was overseen by the sadistic psychiatrist Dr. Richard B. Vannacutt (Jeffrey Combs). Sara claimed that ghosts of the house residents killed Price and the party guests, and that she barely escaped with her life, but no one believed her. She later commits suicide and a bereaved Ariel tries to find out why. Ariel discovers a diary written by Dr. Vannacutt that reveals the history of the Institute. She and her friend Paul (Tom Riley) are then kidnapped by an unscrupulous art dealer, Desmond Niles (Erik Palladino), who knows a great deal about Sara and Vannacutt’s hospital. Ariel quickly realises that Sara didn’t commit suicide: Desmond killed her. Desmond forces Ariel to help him find an artifact allegedly located inside the old Vannacutt Psychiatric Institute, a figurine of the demon Baphomet. While Desmond’s henchman Samuel (Andrew Pleavin) holds Paul captive outside the asylum, Ariel, Desmond, and four of Desmond’s accomplices enter the building. Once inside, they encounter Dr. Richard Hammer (Steven Pacey). Dr. Hammer has been lured into the asylum by his assistants Kyle (Andrew-Lee Potts) and Michelle (Cerina Vincent). Desmond is one of Dr. Hammer’s former students, and Michelle is Desmond’s lover. Michelle seduced Dr. Hammer to learn what he knew about the sanatorium and the Baphomet idol, and then lured Hammer and Kyle into the asylum so they could help search for the statue.
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Several loud noises are heard, and Ariel explains that the building has been rigged to keep everyone inside for at least 12 hours. The group splits up to search for the idol: Desmond with Ariel, Michelle with Richard, and Kyle with Desmond’s accomplice Norris (Gil Kolirin). The remaining henchmen, Warren (Chucky Venice) and Harue (Kalita Rainford), each go off alone. Warren is killed when his body is sucked into a wall when he receives a vision about a patient being locked inside the wall, set up by Vannacutt. Harue is seduced by several lesbian ghosts, and has a vision about Vannacut ordering his staff to kill them in their electric head bands. She dies when her face is sliced off by the ghostly Dr. Vannacutt. Ariel is separated from Desmond and dragged into a padded cell. The ghost of a dead inmate (George Zlatarev) traumatizes her by showing Ariel the depravity he and the other inmates suffered under Dr. Vannacutt. These images reveal that Vannacutt was driven mad by the idol, and later performed experiments on the mentally ill. The dead inmate led a revolt against Vannacutt, during which the sanatorium burned down. (The audience is shown footage from the 1999 film House on Haunted Hill, which depicted these events.) The deaths of characters in the previous film were assumed to be caused by the spirits of dead inmates seeking vengeance. But now Ariel is shown that the dead are actually forced by the idol to do Vannacutt’s bidding and did not willingly kill. Ariel falls unconscious. She wakes to find herself in a straitjacket, and screams. Her cries lead Desmond, Dr. Hammer, and Michelle to her cell and they rescue her.

In the asylum’s entrance hall, Norris, who has a vision about a patient being dismembered too, is dismembered by ghosts. Ariel, Michelle, Desmond, and Dr. Hammer hear Kyle scream and rush to the entrance hall. Although the 12 hours are up, the master locking mechanism begins to lock the house down again. Ariel escapes before the house is sealed again. But she discovers that Samuel and Paul have entered into the house to look for her. The main door opens as if to invite her in, and she goes back inside. In the entrance hall, Samuel swears he heard Desmond tell them to enter the building. While Desmond and the others discuss the situation, Samuel is lured away by a shadow and killed by the ghost of Dr. Vannacutt. In the ensuing chaos, Paul, Kyle, and Dr. Hammer subdue and disarm Desmond and Michelle.

Ariel convinces the group to search for an exit through the sewer. The group first goes through the hydrotherapy room. Desmond knocks Kyle into the water and flees with Michelle. Ariel tries to save Kyle, but he is dragged to the bottom of the pool by a ghost and slain, and one of the ghosts gives Ariel a vision about the patient being thrown into the water and drowned while struggling to get to the chain. Dr. Hammer and Paul pull Ariel from the water and save her life. Elsewhere, Desmond and Michelle argue over whether to keep looking for the idol. Convinced Michelle wants the idol for herself, Desmond attempts to kill her. Michelle flees but is killed by Vannacutt. Desmond resumes the search alone. Ariel, Paul, and Dr. Hammer discover a grate leading to the sewer and a way out of the asylum, but it is blocked by iron bars too narrow for a person to fit through. The ghost of the rebellious inmate gives Ariel another vision, showing her that the idol is in a hidden chamber behind an oven in the asylum’s basement crematorium.

Ariel, Paul, and Dr. Hammer descend to the crematorium, locate the correct oven, and discover a secret exit at the oven’s rear. They walk down a corridor and discover the “heart of the house” (composed of living flesh). Ariel tries to destroy the idol with her handgun but it is indestructible. She removes the idol, reasoning that if it is flushed down the sewer and leaves the building all the spirits will be freed. The team travels back up the corridor and out of the oven, but are ambushed by Desmond. With the idol threatened, the spirits begin attacking. Desmond is seized by ghosts and pushed into a furnace where he is burned alive after he has a vision about the patients being sick and also one of them is being sent to the oven to be burned alive. Paul avoids death by fleeing into the oven and back down into the heart of the house. Ariel and Dr. Hammer rush to the sewer grate to flush the idol before Paul dies. But Dr. Hammer is overcome by the idol’s evil and tries to strangle Ariel. They fight, and Ariel encourages Hammer to resist the idol’s influence. While Ariel and Hammer are fighting, the ghost of Vannacutt and inmates appeared, but Vannacutt ordered the inmates to halt and watch Ariel and Hammer fighting, hoping one of them will die. Later on Hammer recovers his senses, but the ghost of Dr. Vannacutt appears and begins killing him. Ariel seizes the idol and throws it through the grate and into the sewer. The spirits begin vanishing (saving Paul’s life at the last moment). Several spirits attack Dr. Vannacutt, tearing him apart. With Vannacutt no longer controlling the locking mechanism, the building comes unsealed. Ariel and Paul leave.In a post-credits scene, a man and woman are shown about to make love on a beach. The woman feels something under the sand beneath her. They dig, and pull the Baphomet idol into the light.

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Not as good as the first one but was still very enjoyable. There’s not much of a story but plenty of gore. If you like nudity, gore and plenty of ghosts ready to inflict the next gruesome death, then you might like this one.

REVIEW: MONIKA: A WRONG WAY TO DIE

CAST
Cerina Vincent (Power Rangers Lost Galaxy)
Jason Wilkes (Scream: The Series)
Jeff Branson (Supergirl)
Andrew Howard (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
C. Thomas Howell (The Amazing Spider-Man)
Elisa Donovan (Sabrina: The Teenage Witch)
Lew Temple (Unstoppable)
Shayla Beesley (Reaper)
Tim Thomerson (Dollman)
Suzanna Ford (The Informers)
Chad Lindberg (The Cape)
Scott Menville (Teen Titans)
This 2012 supernatural revenge thriller is a modern day petty gangster movie in which slacker Reagan [Jason Wiles] has visions and premonitions, and goes to Las Vegas where he meets the flirtatious Monika. The following day his friend informs him Monika was murdered before his arrival. What follows is a basic film with a twist as the pair try to aid one another in the screwed up situation they find themselves in.

This is a film you need to listen too in the beginning to get the main theme of Monika being a Revenant –but she’s not referred to as such. This isn’t a classic in the making and some of the acting is hit and miss, but it is humorous and good entertainment. There is strong language throughout and many references to drugs with some sex scenes with nudity, which gives this it’s 15 rating. The single disc offers no real features other than 2.0 or 5.1 audio, play and scene selection.
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The overall approach is much like ‘Sin City’ or ‘the spirit’ with its 50’s voiceover and opening stylised graphics and its lazy pace, but it’s not meant to be taken too seriously being filled with humorous moments –such as the bad guy practising his accents and speeches. The final half hour was gripping and action packed, turning with a number of  twists to the emotional ending. A must watch for Cerina Vincent fan.

REVIEW: NOT ANOTHER TEEN MOVIE

CAST

Chris Evans (Captain America)
Chyler Leigh (Supergirl)
Jaime Pressly (My Name Is Earl)
Eric Christian Olsen (Tru Calling)
Mia Kirschner (The Vampire Diaries)
Deon Richmond (Scream 3)
Eric Jungman (The Faculty)
Ron Lester (Varsity Blues)
Cody McMains (Bring It On)
Sam Huntington (Superman Returns)
Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls)
Samm Levine (Pulse)
Cerina Vincent (Power Rangers Lost Galaxy)
Ed Lauter (The Number 23)
Mr. T (The A-Team)
Randy Quaid (Independence Day)
Molly Rignwald (Pretty In Pink)
Nathan West (The SKulls 2)
Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother)
George Wyner (American Pie 2)
Nick Bakay (That 70s Show)
Melissa Joan Hart (Sabrina)
Sean Patrick Thomas (Save The Last Dance)
Riley Smith (Eight Legged Freaks)

In the stereotypical high school community of John Hughes High in Southern California, sexy Priscilla (Jaime Pressly), a popular cheerleader, separates from her football star boyfriend, Jake Wyler (Chris Evans). After Jake discovers that Priscilla is now dating peculiar Les (Riley Smith) just to spite him, one of Jake’s friends, Austin (Eric Christian Olsen), suggests seeking retribution by turning Janey Briggs (Chyler Leigh), a “uniquely rebellious girl”, into the prom queen.

Jake attempts to court Janey’s love, but faces adversity from his own sister, Catherine (Mia Kirshner), who is sexually attracted to him; Janey’s unnoticed admirer and best friend, Ricky Lipman (Eric Jungmann); and memories from his past football career. Catherine eventually assists her brother by slightly altering Janey’s appearance (by simply removing her glasses and ponytail), instantly making her drop dead gorgeous.

Meanwhile, Janey’s younger brother, Mitch (Cody McMains), and his friends, Ox (Sam Huntington) and Bruce (Samm Levine), make a pact to lose their virginity by graduation despite still being in their freshman year. Mitch tries to impress his longtime crush, the beautiful yet perverted Amanda Becker (Lacey Chabert) with a letter professing his love for her. Bruce says that he does not have a chance with her, mockingly stating, “Keep dreaming!”
As the prom draws near, Jake draws infamy among his peers after he fails to lead his football team to victory at the state championship game the year before. The situation is further worsened when Austin tricks Jake into telling Janey about his plan to spite Priscilla by pretending to whisper the secret bet in Janey’s ear, causing her to immediately leave Jake. During prom night, Austin and Janey go together; a jealous Jake and Catherine have a dance-off with Austin and Janey, with Catherine dancing in a sexual manner. Janey runs off crying. Meanwhile, Mitch and his friends are having a lousy time at the prom until Amanda arrives and Mitch gives her the letter and Ox later hooks up with Catherine.

Jake is awarded prom king and the principal reads out that the votes for prom queen are tied. Everyone thinks that it is between Janey and Priscilla, but they are shocked to find that Kara and Sara Fratelli (Samaire Armstrong and Nectar Rose), twins conjoined at the head, win prom queen. During the traditional prom king and queen dance, Janey supposedly left with Austin to go to a hotel.

Jake goes to the hotel room where he finds Austin having wild sex with a girl but is shocked to find that it is Priscilla not Janey while the weird Les videotapes with his pants down supposedly having an erection, Austin tells Jake that Janey “ran home to her daddy”. Jake angrily punches Austin and Priscilla, knocking them out cold, for what they had done to Janey. He then punches Les for “being really weird” (he also punches a plastic bag that happens to be floating next to Les); afterwards he runs to Janey’s house only to learn from her father (Randy Quaid) that she is going to Paris for art school.

Jake arrives at the airport and confronts her before she can board the plane, and uses a plethora of clichéd lines from other movies (such as She’s All That, Cruel Intentions, American Pie, The Breakfast Club, American Beauty, 10 Things I Hate About You, Can’t Hardly Wait, and Pretty in Pink) to convince her to stay in America. His final (and only original) speech suggests they would be better off apart, but Janey mistakenly believes he is quoting The Karate Kid, and she decides to stay with him.

This film is so funny great film very entertaining would recommend to any one if you want a good night in having a laugh

REVIEW: BONES – SEASON 1-10

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MAIN CAST

Emily Deschanel (Boogeyman)
David Boreanaz (Angel)
Michaela Conlin (Enchanted)
T.J. Thyne (Ghost World)
Eric Millegan (The Phobic)
Jonathan Adams (Castle)
Tamara Taylor (Serenity)
John Francis Daley (Waiting…)
John Boyd (Argo)

RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST STARS

Larry Poindexter (Blade: The Series)
Tyrees Allen (Robocop)
Bonita Friedericy (Chuck)
Chris Conner (Walk of Shame)
Anne Dudek (White Chicks)
Heavy D (The Cider House Rules)
Toby Hemingway (The Finder)
Alex Carter (Out of Time)
Bokeem Woodbine (Spider-Man: Homecoming)
Morris Chestnut (Kick-Ass 2)
Rachelle Lefevre (Twilight)
Michael Mantell (Angel)
Jeffrey Nordling (Arrow)
David Starzyk (Veronica Mars)
Heath Freeman (Nancy Drew)
John M. Jackson (JAG)
Josh Hopkins (Cold Case)
Leonard Roberts (Agent Carter)
Rachel Miner (The Butterfly Effect 3)
Alicia Coppola (Bull)
Jim Ortlieb (Roswell)
Billy Gibbons (Two and a Half Men)
Ty Panitz (Because I Said So)
Harry Groener (Buffy)
Michael B. Silver (I Am Sam)
Penny Marshall (The Simpsons)
Suzanne Cryer (Two Guys and a Girl)
Lawrence Pressman (Dark Angel)
Jaime Ray Newman (Bates Motel)
Zeljko Ivanek (Heroes)
Judith Hoag (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Ivar Brogger (Andromeda)
Josh Keaton (Transformers Prime)
Adriana DeMeo (Killer Movie)
Robert LaSardo (Nip/Tuck)
Jose Pablo Cantillo (Standoff)
Emilio Rivera (Renegade)
Michael Bowen (Lost)
Adam Baldwin (Firefly)
David Denman (Power Rangers)
Brian Gross (2 Broke Girls)
James Parks (Kill Bill)
Robert Foxworth (Evil Beneath Loch Ness)
Rodney Rowland (Veronica Mars)
Cullen Douglas (Agents of Shield)
Michelle Hurd (Jessica Jones)
Patricia Belcher (Mike & Molly)
Giancarlo Esposito (Son of Batman)
Alexandra Krosney (Lost)
Loren Dean (Apollo 13)
Ray Wise (Robocop)
Sam Witwer (Smallville)
Shane Johnson (Birds of Prey)
Jessica Capshaw (Valetnine)
Chris Conrad (Young Hercules)
Leah Pipes (The Originals)
Christie Lynn Smith (Swamp Thing: The Series)
Keri Lynn Pratt (Cruel Intentions 2)
Carlos Lacamara (Heroes Reborn)
Cerina Vincent (Cabin Fever)
Kali Rocha (Buffy)
Kyle Gallner (Smallville)
Lisa Thornhill (Veronica Mars)
Ariel Winter (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang)
Nelson Lee (Blade: The Series)
Benito Martinez (Million Dollar Baby)
Julie Ann Emery (Hitch)
Charles Mesure (V)
Sali Richardson-Whitfield (I Am Legend)
Joshua Leonard (The Blair Witch Project)
Michael Trevino (The Vampire Diaries)
Eddie McClintock (Agents of SHIELD)
Alex Winter (Waynes World)
French Stewart (Mom)
Stephen Fry (The Hobbit 2 & 3)
Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters)
James Hong (The Big Bang Theory)
Deborah Theaker (Best In Show)
Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family)
George Coe (The Entity)
Johnny Lewis (Felon)
Ryan O’Neal (Love Story)
Brian Hallisay (Bottoms Up)
Roxanne Hart (Highlander)
Cleo King (Mike & Molly)
Eugene Byrd (Arrow)
Cynthia Preston (Prom Night III)
Scout Taylor-Compton (Halloween)
Ron Canada (Ted 2)
Michael Cudlitz (The Walking Dead)
Christina Cox (Earth: Final Conflict)
Erin Chambers (Stargate: Atlantis)
Beth Grant (Wonderfalls)
Scoot McNairy (Batman V Superman)
Denise Crosby (Star TreK: TNG)
Rider Strong (Cabin Fever)
Azura Skye (28 Days)
Lyndsey Bartilson (Grounded for Life)
Sam Jones III (Smallville)
Xander Berkeley (Kick-Ass)
Patrick Fabian (Veronica MArs)
Patrick Fischler (Birds of Prey)
Bess Wohl (Flightplan)
David Deluise (Vampires Suck)
Reginald VelJohnson (Die Hard)
Alessandra Torressani (Caprica)
Chris William Martin (Dollhouse)
James Black (Anger Management)
Jamil Walker Smith (Stargate Universe)
Dasniel Roebuck (Lost)
Whitney Anderson (Zombie Strippers)
Taylor Kinney (Zero Dark Thirty)
Mekia Cox (Undercovers)
Austin O’Brien (The Lawnmower Man)
George Wyner (American Pie 2)
Ethan Phillips (Bad Santa)
Ian Reed Kesler (2 broke Girls)
Sean Blakemore (Star Trek Into Darkness)
Indira Varma (Game of Thrones)
Carla Gallo (Superbad)
Elizabeth Lackey (Heroes)
Jill wagner (Blade: The Series)
Richard Grant (Rocky V)
Dean Norris (Breaking Bad)
Devon Gaye (Dexter)
Adam Rose(Veronica Mars)
Michael Grant Terry (Cold Case)
Joel David Moore (Julia X)
David Gallagher (7th Heaven)
Bruce Thomas (Legally Blonde)
Blake Shields (Heroes)
Jonathan LaPaglia (Seven Days)
Nichole Hiltz (Smallville)
Eric Lange (Lost)
Brendan Fehr (Roswell)
Gina Torres (Firefly)
Ryan Cartwright (Alphas)
Mageina Tovah (Spider-Man 2 & 3)
Andy Ritcher (Arrested Development)
Stephen Lee (The Negotiator)
Bianca Lawson (Buffy)
Nathan West (The SKulls 2)
Marisa Coughlan (Super Troopers)
Noel Fisher (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014)
Deirdre Lovejoy (American Gothic)
Tara Buck (True Blood)
Zachary Knighton (Flashforward)
Christine Lakin (Family Guy)
Kayla Ewell (The Vampire Diaries)
Pej Vahdat (Lie To Me)
Spencer Breslin (Wonderfalls)
Dana Davis (Heroes)
Audrey Wasilewski (Pushing Daisies)
John Pyper-Ferguson (Caprica)
Linda Hart (The Insider)
Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory)
Tania Raymonde (Texas Chainsaw)
Brian Tee (Jurassic World)
Bumper Robinson (Sabrina: TTW)
Jaimie Alexander (Thor)]
Rick Peters (Veronica Mars)
Edwin Hodge (The Purge)
Ryan Pinkston (Bad Santa)
Scottie Thompson (Skyline)
Seth MacFarlane (Ted)
Cyndi Lauper (Girls Just Want To Have Fun)
Michael Arden (Anger Management)
Christopher B. Duncan (Veronica Mars)
Riki Lindhome (Million Dollar Baby)
Tiffany Hines (Lie To Me)
Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly)
Josie Davis (Sonny)
Amy Gumenick (Arrow)
Diedrich Bader (Vampires Suck)
Andy Umberger (Angel)
Tracy Middendorf (Scream: The Series)
Dan Castellaneta (The Simpsons)
Debbie Lee Carrington (Total Recall)
Wynn Everett (Agent Carter)
Martin Klebba (The Cape)
Lindsay Hollister (Blubberella)
Ralph Waite (The Waltons)
Nakia Burrise (Power Rangers Turbo)
Mickey Jones (V)
Dorian Missick (The Cape)
Zooey Deschanel (New Girl)
Dale Dickey (My Name Is Earl)
Penny Johnson Jerald (Star Trek DS9)
Richard T. Jones (Terminator: TSCC)
Rusty Schwimmer (Highlander 2)
Henri Lubatti (Angel)
Joshua Malina (The Big Bang Theory)
Clea DuVall (The Faculty)
Ben Falcone (New Girl)
Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
Victor Webster (Mutant X)
Ravil Isyanov (Alias)
Rena Sofer (Heroes)
Michael Des Barres (Ghoulies)
Jillian Bach (Two Guys and a Girl)
Kate Vernon (Battlestar Galactica)
Wade Williams (Buffy)
Dylan Bruno (The Rage: Carrie 2)
Danielle Bisutti (Curse of Chucky)
Justina Machado (Final Destination 2)
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Bones very quickly garnered rave reviews and amassed a loyal following. Bones is loosely inspired by real life forensic anthropologist and author Kathy Reichs. This funny, clever, sometimes gross, and totally addictive crime drama centers around forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperence Brennan (Emily Deschanel), who toils out of the Jeffersonian Institution and, on the side, writes mysteries starring her fictional heroine (and here’s the twist) Kathy Reichs. Because Brennan has an almost supernatural ability to generate accurate assumptions based on her examination of the corpse’s bones, she is often consulted by the FBI on difficult, seemingly unsolvable cases. She is frequently partnered by brash wiseacre FBI Special Agent Seely Booth (David Boreanaz), who seems to hold a bias against science and those who practice in that field. It’s Booth who breezily saddles Brennan with the nickname “Bones.” Naturally intuitive and freewheeling, Booth immediately is at odds with the clinically analytical Brennan. But, despite their personality clashes, and with the aid of Brennan’s gifted and quirky colleagues, the cases do get solved.

It’s no great secret that the palpable chemistry between Deschanel and Boreanaz is what actually propels the show and is what separates it from the other, more formulaic, dispassionate crime dramas. Every week, fans tune in for the leads’ deliciously caustic banter more so than for the weekly dose of mystery. You see, the mystery jones can be fixed by viewing any other one of the gazillion forensic dramas so currently prevalent on the airwaves. So the mystery is basically the MacGuffin that drives the show forward. But the cantankerous chemistry – that palpable “something” between the two leads as they hilariously bicker and wrangle – is definitely unique to this show.
Emily Deschanel is a find. I haven’t seen her before but she’s awfully good and ingratiating enough with her acerbic character. She imbues Brennan with a cooly detached yet vulnerable and lonely quality that intrigues and endears her to the fans. Her social awkwardness and pop culture ignorance are also quite charming. It’s pretty funny that a mention made regarding a pop culture reference almost always elicits a response of “I don’t know what that means” from the clueless Bones. And, of course, her expertise in the martial arts doesn’t detract from her allure.

And David Boreanaz. Yeah, I found it difficult going, at first, watching him in a new role, seeing as how I’m a fan of Buffy and Angel. But it helps that Booth isn’t much like our vampire with a soul. This ex-Army Ranger Special Agent is breezy, personable, and outgoing, not brooding, tortured, and introspective like Angelus. So, the transition, while disconcerting for me, was ultimately smooth enough. Boreanaz brings such command, self-assurance and charm to his character that I bought into it soon enough.
My favorite episodes are the pilot episode, where we are introduced to the cast; “The Man in the Fallout Shelter” – the team is quarantied together in the Jeffersonian during Christmas and we learn personal stuff about the characters; “Two Bodies in the Lab” – character development galore in this episode as Brennan dates on-line and is targeted while she works on two cases; “The Superhero in the Alley” – a decomposed body is found wearing a superhero costume; and “The Woman in Limbo” – a gripping, emotional season finale as Brennan discovers shocking facts about her parents.

The start of the season sees a new boss, Cam, arrive at the Institute. Not only is she very hands on, she is a former love of Booth, and Tempe and Cam do not hit it off in the early episodes. The new character is well written and softens as the season progresses until it is hard to imagine the team without her input. Meantime Zac undergoes a make-over in order to secure a permanent place on the staff once he gains his doctorate, and Hodkins and Angela begin a tentative office romance.
Booth and Brennan continue to spar verbally with each other and some of their exchanges will have you laughing out loud. When a fellow agent, Sully, begins a relationship with Tempe, Booth’s feelings are confused – but as is observed, Tempe “is rubbish at being a girl” and her own complicated life does not bode well for a permanent relationship. Tempe continues to put her foot in it socially, particularly when a case involves Booth’s Catholic religion.

Among the classy episodes are ‘The Girl with the Curl’ about child beauty Queens, (with a wonderful scene of Tempe trying to talk to a group of 8 year olds at a dance class!), ‘Aliens in a Spaceship’ which has Tempe and Hodgkins buried alive by a serial killer, and ‘The Headless Witch in the Woods’ which has more than a nod to The Blair Witch Project. Guest stars this season include Stephen Fry as a laid back, insightful Psychiatrist whom Booth must see after he shoots an ice cream van, and Ryan O’Neal as Tempe’s estranged and mysterious father whose elusive character comes into his own when Booth is targetted by the Mob. And, once again, Angela’s instantly recognisable father – from ZZ Top – pops up!

BONES keeps on keeping on. Two excellent seasons under its belt, and a truncated Season 3 (damn you, writers’ strike!) finally all wrapped up, and predictably, these are good episodes, as well. But only fifteen of them! As Season 3’s first episode (“The Widow’s Son in the Windshield”) opens up, we learn that Bones has been reluctant to go in the field with Booth and she won’t say why. However, a head flung off a bridge forces her to reconnect with Booth. This episode also begins a new serial killer arc, this one being particularly even more gristly and diabolical than most, and of which resolution later down the season would have tragic consequences.

Season 3 doles out several other subplots. As per the startling news learned at the altar from Season 2’s finale, Angela is already married. An ongoing story arc becomes Hodgins and Angela’s search for her long-time but vaguely remembered husband. “The Secret of the Soil” introduces Dr. Sweets, a 22 year old psychotherapist assigned to counsel Bones and Booth, this stemming from the FBI’s concern due to Booth having arrested Bones’ father. These sessions are generally funny stuff as, mostly, Booth can’t help but treat Sweets like a kid. Plus, these scenes tend to open things up even more between Bones and Booth.

I’ve a couple of Season 3 favorites. “The Widow’s Son in the Windshield” introduces the cannibalistic Gormogon killer, which would become a key ongoing story arc of the season. “Mummy in the Maze” is a very neat Halloween show, wherein Booth’s shameful phobia is unveiled and Bones’s costume is…simply awesome. “The Knight on the Grid” is a taut thriller as the Gormagon killer returns, this time with a personal vendetta against Bones and Booth. And “The Santa in the Slush” is a standout sentimental episode and provides one of the best moments in the series as Bones cuts a deal to have Christmas brought to her incarcerated father and brother. Cool ending, too. “The Baby in the Bough” has Bones forced to babysit an infant involved with a case (you see the potential, right?). Meanwhile, “The Wannabe in the Weeds” (in which Zach and Bones both sing) and “The Pain in the Heart” are striking for their ability to stun the audience, even if the latter episode definitely had a rushed feeling to it. I feel that the after-effects of “The Wannabe in the Weeds” should’ve been developed further in “The Pain in the Heart.” In fact, “The Pain in the Heart” – which wraps up the Gormogon killer storyline and, by the way, will upset busloads of fans.
The cases are still bizarre and the corpses borderline grotesque. But the draw remains Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz, and that electric “thing” between them. These two still get aces in chemistry, and are still the smokingest hot couple on television. Emily Deschanel continues to nail her role of Temperance “Bones” Brennan. And while her character might’ve loosened up a little bit (not too much), there’s still that endearing naivette and vulnerability which peek out occasionally. And, of course, her refreshing bluntness (some call it social awkwardness) has never left. Boreanaz, he’s just a great leading man. Confident and charming, bristling with machismo, yet with a sensitive side. His unveiling of his Christmas present to Bones in “The Santa in the Slush” is one of the best, most touching scenes of the season.

World-renowned forensic anthropologist Temperance “Bones” Brennan is as brusque and tactless as ever, as confounded by the subtleties of social decorum as ever (or as Sweets exclaims: “She is wicked literal!”). Bones is still very much that intimidating icy intellect, still a wounded soul, and still solving murders. FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth is still the one with the people skills and that well-developed bump of intuition. More onions are peeled in this season as we learn even more about the underpinnings of our core characters. The absolute big draw of this show is that sizzle between David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel, their fabulous interplay tantalizing and frustrating the viewers. Could this be the season that they get together? Well, kind of, sort of. Taking what the show is giving, I wallow in their ever evolving relationship.

Staying on the personal, Hodgins and Angela are trying to move past their break-up. “The Skull in the Sculpture” demonstrates that Angela is more ready to move on than Hodgins, and if you thought Angela was a free spirit before, well, now… This episode also has Sweets demonstrating the best way ever to fire someone. Young FBI psychologist Lance Sweets, by the way, becomes a regular cast member in this season, and I like him more and more as each episode progresses, even if Booth and Bones continually treat him like a pesky little brother. Even Dr. Saroyan’s past is delved into.

Zack Addy, apprentice to the Gormagon Killer, has been institutionalized, which doesn’t keep him from strolling out to help the squints on a baffling case. Still, this gives rise to a running theme, that of the rotating roster of interns as Saroyan and Bones attempt to fill Zack’s spot, and the fun thing is that each of these interns comes with baggage. There’s the morbid one, the excessively chirpy one, the one constantly dispensing trivia, etc. The most martyred one may well be that repressed intern who insists on keeping things professional at all times – except that, the squints being a tight bunch, he keeps getting exposed to a deluge of innuendo and gossip in the workplace.

There isn’t really a running mystery arc to tie these episodes together – no one like the Gormagon Killer running around, for example. But that doesn’t mean that the cases aren’t gripping; some of them are really interesting. The season opens with “Yanks in the U.K.”  which plants Brennan and Booth in jolly old England, investigating a murder and running into a British version of themselves. In “The Passenger in the Oven” Bones and Booth are on a flight bound to China and have only four hours to solve a murder before the plane lands and Booth loses jurisdiction. “Double Trouble in the Panhandle” has Booth and Bones infiltrating the Big Top as “Buck & Wanda and their Knives of Death,” and their circus act is actually fraught with more suspense than in just about any other scene in this season.

Some other favorites? In “The Double Death of the Dearly Departed,” Bones and Booth steal a corpse due for cremation from a funeral home, Bones believing that the body had been “translated,” which is Booth’s made-up code for murder. “Mayhem on a Cross” unveils some dark stuff about Sweets’ past, this episode also featuring the return of the awesome Stephen Fry as FBI shrink Gordon Gordon Wyatt. It also had me cracking up whenever Bones insisted on correctly pronouncing “skalle” (the Norwegian word for “skull”). “The Hero in the Hold” features the return of the Grave Digger serial killer. “The Princess and the Pear” plonks Bones and Booth’s temp replacement in the world of comic book conventions, and Bones finally gets another chance to flash her martial arts mojo.
Image result for bones the critic in the cabernetIn “The Critic in the Cabernet” Bones drops a bomb on Booth and Booth gets advice from a cartoon character, a frivolous conceit which goes on to have a terrifying payoff. Finally Season 4 closes with a quirky fantasy episode featuring a re-shuffling of roles. In this reality, Dr. Saroyan and Booth’s brother are homicide detectives and Booth and Bones are a married couple who run a nightclub and who end up as suspects in a murder case. It’s neat that just about everyone is in this one.

At the beginning of the fifth season of the wildly popular forensic drama “Bones,” many viewers tuned in trepidatiously after the spectacularly strange fourth season finale. Thankfully, all fears were allayed and relieved when the fifth season kicked into high gear in the very first episode and maintained that pace throughout the season; “Bones”‘ fifth season is perhaps its greatest yet.
The one thing that has always set “Bones” apart from the countless other procedurals on the airwaves right now is the focus on the characters solving the crimes rather than the crimes themselves, and the strength of this approach shines through brilliantly in every episode of this season.
David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel return to the roles of Booth and Bones and deliver their strongest performances yet as each character is shaken to their core. As Booth struggles to regain his sense of self, he has to confront the knowledge of his feelings for his partner, while Bones herself goes through a whirlwind of emotion as the emotional barriers she has erected around her heart begin to crumble down, leaving her questioning not only herself but her relationship with Booth as well as her work at the Jeffersonian itself. The tension between the two has never been more delicious or more addictive, and both lead actors knock their roles absolutely out of the park.
But while the relationship between Booth and Brennan becomes increasingly more complex, the wonderful supporting cast of engaging characters at the Jeffersonian keep the show moving along briskly and lightly. Cam (Tamara Taylor) must run the lab while dealing with the challenge of being a good mother, guiding the team effectively toward each conclusion; Sweets (John Francis Daley) continues to provide invaluable insight into the minds of the team; Angela (Michaela Conlin) remains the emotional heart and soul of the team as she opens her heart to love’s possibilities; and Hodgins (TJ Thyne) struggles with his feelings for Angela as he returns to his abrasive, loveable self.

The cases themselves have regained a fascinating light as the mysteries the team confronts become more complex, and the special effects department has outdone themselves in the gore and goop department this year as Booth and Bones investigate some of the most gruesome crime scenes in history, all moved along by the brisk black humor the show excels at; the team investigates a possible secret agent locked in a truck for days, a would-be rocker torn to pieces by an industrial washer/dryer, a gamer literally melted in a vat of fast-food grease, and a dozen more cheerfully disgusting cases where the outcomes of the mysteries hold the power to shock and surprise the audience; the writers have once again caught the perfect balance between the whodunnit and the drama to craft a truly unique show. But it’s not merely the cases that hold the viewers’ attention this season; season five is full of true powerhouse episodes: heartbreaking cases like “The Plain in the Prodigy”; darkly comical shows like “The Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”; truly shocking mysteries like “The Proof in the Pudding,”; and even a historically fascinating case written by the author of the original Temperance Brennan novels Kathy Reichs herself (“The Witch in the Wardrobe”) — however, all of these merely lead up to the three knockout moments of the season:
In the fifth season, “Bones” reaches its 100th episode, “The Parts in the Sum of the Whole.” Likely the most beloved and most contested episode in the show’s history, the 100th episode completely redefined Booth and Brennan’s relationship as it showed the viewers the pair’s first meeting, something never before revealed, and circles around to one of the most hearbreaking and yet most powerfully hopeful moments of the series. “Parts” was also directed by David Boreanaz, one of the series’ leads, and the sheer emotion wrung out of Boreanaz and Deschanel by the end speaks volumes to the talent of the show’s leads.
As the series continues, however, the characters were shocked to their cores as they were forced to come face-to-face with their most terrifying adversary yet: the cunningly frightening sociopath dubbed The Gravedigger, in “The Boy with the Answer,” a nail-bitingly tense hour of television that had viewers’ hearts pounding as Heather Taffet, the Gravedigger, proved that her true arena was the courtroom, tearing apart her victims and throwing the entire future of Brennan’s life into question.
This only segues into the season’s amazingly dramatic finale, “The Beginning in the End.” As the team investigates the home of a hoarder, Bones questions what she truly wants to do with her life, Booth’s past comes calling, and Angela’s father blows back into town, all leading to a truly shocking season ender, a masterful finale that not only redefined the very foundations of the show and the characters but also continued to set the show on a rising point, ensuring that every faithful viewer of “Bones” will be frantically waiting for the sixth season to premiere in the fall.

To resuscitate a dead team out of their scattered disappearance is not an easy task. Luckily the DA in Washington DC is a powerful woman, stubborn and resolute, and she generally gets what she wants. So she brought Agent Booth back from Afghanistan, and Temperance Brennan, aka Bones, from the exotic place where she was trying to get some archaeologically interesting bones with Daisy, Dr Sweet’s girl friend, and Dr Sweet from his hideout somewhere in Paris where he was having a showbiz career as a cabaret singer. They all come back, change clothes and back in the business in a jiffy. Angela and Dr Hodgins are also back though from not so far away and Angela is pregnant.
As usual one case per episode, clean and neat, always dealing with a lot of bones, gross and dirty, soaked in a lot of decomposed muck with a tremendous number of maggots, worms and other corpse parasites. A series not to watch while eating anything more delicate than dry cookies.
Angela and Dr Hodgins have a full plate with the pregnancy and the delivery of the baby. For them that’s enough and that will require some help from a friendly psychiatrist because it is hard for the father not to become overprotective and it is hard for the mother to accept the physical handicap this pregnancy may represent. Yet they decided that working with the people they are used to work and live with was the best thing for the pregnancy, the mother and the child. Angela was not alone at any moment of her days or nights.
Agent Booth brought a journalist back from Afghanistan, a sort of love substitute for Temperance. But will that not cause some problems, like conflicting interests between the two professions? And Booth with his own son is already very busy in life. Will that new woman in the picture be able to cope with a child, what’s more the child of another woman? And the question of marriage will come up sooner or later and how are the two going to react to that eventuality? Probably not very well, maybe not too bad. A decision that is always difficult to take for someone who is constantly in the field of police investigation and for a journalist just back from a war zone.

You have the interns still rotating, the four of them. They are the surprise of each episode because they are so different and they can be so funny, though at times they are just funny for us because they are mismatched with what is happening around them, but that’s what interns are all about. Unluckily one will end up very badly. That’s not the first case, but so far none had ended up that badly. But a song will carry him through: lime and coconut, sung in a chorus all together, mellow and heart stirring.
There will be a case that will run over the whole season, the case of a sniper who had been a colleague and friend of Booth in Afghanistan and who came back slightly berserk and decided that what he did over there was good enough for the USA too and he started killing those who were rotten, and those who were in his way for his type of justice and these were only collateral victims for him, hence justified by the end. It will take the whole team to stop him and it will bring a lot of suffering and even mourning to that team.

This refreshingly different season of Bones is gearing up to be one of the series’ best! It is just the reinvigoration the show needed! Life has changed at the Jeffersonian since we last saw our favorite crime-solvers. After last season’s pregnancy bombshell of an ender, we pick up with forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan entering her third trimester, hormones all over the place as she bumbles in that adorable way that only Brennan can into the frightening role of motherhood. As always, her partner FBI Agent Seeley Booth is there by her side, more loving and more happy than we’ve ever seen him.

I think David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel slipped into this new relationship quite easily. What’s great is that not a lot has changed, and yet, everythinghas. They live together, they’re planning on buying a house, they kiss and cuddle on the couch and Booth croons to Brennan’s belly in the cutest baby voice you will ever hear… and yet, they’re still “Booth and Bones”. They still solve murders. They still bicker good-naturedly over everything under the sun.

They banter. They get overprotective. They make mistakes- and own up to them after. They’re like any new couple expecting a child. But are they normal? Far from it, because at its core, Bones is still the same show: a journey of love between two very different people… one a woman who views the world through utmost rationalism and who is still learning how to open her heart; the other a man who relies on instincts and gut feeling to do his job, and who lets faith and emotion drive his personal life. Both coming from traumatic pasts and both craving a new beginning.That, and the other characters are still as charming and as “comedic gold” as ever. Hodgins and Angela’s baby situation juxtaposes nicely with Booth and Brennan’s, Cam struggles with keeping the workplace professional, there’s a new intern, a new recurring villain, and other familiar faces return.

The end of the seventh season of “Bones” left Bones on the run with her infant child after being framed for murder by the highly skilled serial killer Christopher Pelant. The opening of the eighth season finds Booth and her colleagues at the Jeffersonian Institute trying to clear her name. Fortunately for the series, they succeed, although Pelant eludes justice to pose a future threat. This eighth season continues to feature crime-of-the-week murders for Bones, Booth, and the Jeffersonian lab rats to solve through clever forensics and Booth’s old-fashioned police work. One of the most interesting episodes is told through the eyes of the murder victim, with the assistance of a psychic (a well-cast Cindy Lauper). Another standout episode involves a group effort to resolve a cold case whose victim turns out to be a forgotten hero of the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon.

Outside the lab, Bones has an uncomfortable but touching period of readjustment to living with Booth, after her time on the run. Her changed perspective will lead to some of the most interesting conversations as she and Booth commute to crime scenes. Just to complicate things, staff psychiatrist Dr. Sweets will temporarily move in with the couple right after he breaks up with girlfriend Daisy, a technician in the lab. Series regulars Angela and Hodgins will have their own challenges as working parents. The continuing parade of interns through the Jeffersonian crime lab will feature in several episodes, and one of them will become a surprising emotional complication for Dr. Saroyan. Christopher Pelant will return to menace the team in a gut-wrenching season finale.

“Bones” returns for a welcome ninth season with its core cast, clever plots, and sense of humor intact. Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan and her crack team of specialists at the Jeffersonian Institute continue to work with their FBI liaison, Special Agent Seeley Booth, on new and challenging criminal cases. First, however, the team will have to resolve their long-running, lethal battle with cyber-genius serial killer Christopher Pelant, who has stayed one step ahead of them while inflicting pain on each member of the cast.
When we last saw the team, they had barely survived their most recent encounter with Pelant. In a final twist of spite, Pelant blackmailed Booth into withdrawing his marriage proposal to Bones, while forbidding him to reveal the reason why. Booth’s promise puts a strain on his relationship with Bones. He will reach out to old Army buddies, including a CIA agent and a former priest turned bartender, for advice. Pelant has his own plan for separating Bones from Bones from Booth, permanently. The entire team will have to be on its mettle to head off Pelant’s insidious plot.
The ninth season continues to feature crime of the week murders for Bones, Booth, and the Jeffersonian lab rats to solve. One episode will have Booth and Bones resurrecting their undercover “Tony” and “Roxie” identities for a hilarious marriage retreat in which they talk all too frankly about their relationship. Psychologist Dr. Sweets will take a leave of absence to work in an outreach center, only to find himself drawn back into a gut-wrenching case involving a gang feud. As in past seasons, other members of the team, including Lab boss Dr. Saroyan, Dr. Hodgins, Angela, and the interns will have their moments in the spotlight.
The biggest highlight is the Woman in White, featuring the  wedding of the two leads after nine years they final tie the knot.

In the 10th season of Bones, suspense is at an all-time high as Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) is framed and jailed for the murder of three FBI agents while Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) considers committing blackmail to get him out of prison.


The new season brings some changes. The team will lose a key player at a dramatic moment early in the season, and have to work in a replacement after an emotional farewell. Another primary character will develop a emotional bond with one of the rotational lab interns, one that threatens their official relationship. Still another will strike it rich, a couple of season after having been cleaned out by a particularly nasty serial killer. Yet another character will revisit a gambling habit that threatens a job and a relationship. And, one key character will become pregnant. And those events are just character development. There is a fresh lot of challenging cases that will need solving.

Those week to week cases continue to be innovative and interesting, challenging the team and the viewer to keep up. At the same time, the series hasn’t lost its sense of humor, or its willingness to experiment. As an example, you just have to see this season’s throwback Hitchcock episode. “Bones” is still good fun and recommended to its loyal fans in its tenth season.

REVIEW: TWO AND A HALF MEN – SEASON 1-5

MAIN CAST

Charlie Sheen (Hot Shots)
Jon Cryer (Superman 4)
Angus T. Jones (Bringing Down The House)
Marin Hinkle (I Am Sam)
Melanie Lynskey (Heavenly Creatures)
Holland Taylor (D.E.B.S.)
Conchata Ferrell (Krampus)
April Bowlby (How I Met Your Mother)

RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST CAST

Eugene Byrd (Bones)
Jennifer Taylor (Rumor Has it…)
Steven Tyler (Be Cool)
Liz Vassey (Tru Calling)
Eric Allan Kramer (The Incredible Hulk Returns)
Krista Allen (Mutant X)
Kristin Dattilo (Intolerable Cruelty)
Denise Richards (Valentine)
Cristine Rose (Heroes)
George Wyner (Spaceballs)
Rebecca McFarland (Faking It)
Megan Fox (Transformers)
Noel Fisher (Shameless US)
Richard Lewis (Drunks)
J.D. Walsh (The Crazy Ones)
Jenna Elfman (EdTV)
Juliette Goglia (Mike & Molly)
Vernee Watson (The Big Bang Theory)
Chris O’Donnell (Batman & Robin)
Teri Hatcher (Lois & Clark)
Jane Lynch (Glee)
Heather Locklear (The Return of Swamp Thing)
Stacey Travis (Easy A)
Cheryl White (Major Crimes)
Amy Farrington (Soul Survivors)
Yvette Nicole Brown (Community)
Kristin Richardson (Rock Star)
Sean Penn (Milk)
Elvis Costello (3rd rock From The Sun)
Harry Dean Stanton (Avengers Assembles)
Bobby Cooper (I Am Sam)
Ryan Stiles (Hot Shots)
Missi Pyle (Dodgeball)
Jeri Ryan (Star Trek: Voyager)
Camryn Manheim (Scary Movie 3)
Kelley West (Evenhand)
Paget Brewster (Anotehr Period)
Brian George (The Big Bang Theory)
Kristen Miller (Team America)
Alicia Coppola (Another World)
Ken Jeong (The Hangover)
Lucy Lawless (Ash vs Evil Dead)
David Starzyk (Veronica Mars)
Dylan Minnette (Lost)
Gigi Rice (The Man)
Cyntia Preston (Carrie 2013)
Candace Kita (Masked Rider)
Jodi Lyn O’Keefe (The Vampire Diaries)
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Two and a Half Men was a television situational comedy (sitcom) about a carefree, womanizing bachelor whose life is turned upside down when his neurotic bother and son move in. The series first aired in 2003 and was widely received by audiences, as well as critics — winning the People’s Choice award for Favorite New Comedy Series. The show’s success is an excellent rounded cast, witty dialogue, and all-around goofy storylines. What it boils down to is that Two and a Half Men is a fun-filled sitcom that is nonstop with laughter.

In the series’ pilot episode introduces one of the three main characters, Charlie Harper (Charlie Sheen). He is an easygoing bachelor with a fabulous house on the beaches of Malibu. For work, he is a successful composer and writes jingles. Life is perfect for Charlie, with little responsibility, lots of money, and oodles of women. While spending an exotic evening with a female friend, Charlie’s life is disrupted when his brother Alan (Jon Cryer) shows up. Alan was married to Judith (Marin Hinkle) for twelve years. They have a son together named Jake (Angus T. Jones). Alan comes to Charlie in a time of need, after Judith kicked him out.

Charlie reluctantly lets his brother stay with him, but agrees on a temporary basis. Unfortunately for Charlie’s wild social life, Alan and his son Jake turn a short stay into a permanent one. Joining the two and a half men are Evelyn (Holland Taylor), the Harper boys’ domineering and loving mother, Rose (Melanie Lynskey), the crazy next-door neighbor who had a one night stand with Charlie and has been stalking him since, and Berta (Conchata Ferrell), the tough house keeper who is more than willing to put Charlie in his place

After the season one pilot episode, the series continues with Charlie, Alan, Jake, and company getting used to their new lives together. The show’s comedy follows two primary avenues. First, Charlie and Alan have opposite personalities. While Charlie is carefree and easygoing, Alan is neurotic and compulsive. They have different expectations of life and their personality clashes make for some fun moments. Second, the formulation of the Charlie-Alan-Jake relationship is constantly at the fore. Charlie’s hip lifestyle isn’t exactly the best influence for a 10-year-old boy, but Jake, on more than one occasion, takes after his uncle. And it drives Alan crazy to no end.In general, the comedy comes off rich. The three primary characters (Charlie, Alan, Jake) have a great chemistry together. Sheen’s character Charlie resembles his role of Charlie Crawford from Spin City. He has a quick and dry wit that plays well against Cryer and Jones. Cryer is especially good with his neurotic character and delivers a convincing performance. Jones brings a youthful innocence that compliments Sheen’s womanizing personality and Cryer’s neurotic behavior. The supporting characters offer decent additions to the cast, but are as strong as the three lead characters.

For fun season one episodes, some of the best deal with Charlie’s lifestyle shaping Jake. “If They Do Go Either Way, They’re Usually Fake” is a classic episode and a perfect example of the wonderful chemistry between the three lead actors. While having breakfast, Jake witnesses the undressed half of one of Charlie’s female friends. The incident peaks his interest in the female form (to Alan and Judith’s dismay). The result is several fun moments with a sexually-charged boy, a supporting Charlie, and two unhappy parents. “Big Flappy Bastards” is another fun one, where Jake rebels against Charlie’s authority and he learns what it means to be a parent.

Other fun episodes include “The Last Thing You Want Is to Wind Up With a Hump”, a solid episode with sex at the fore and a few desperate soccer moms, “Camel Filters And Pheromones”, Berta’s attractive granddaughter sets a (metaphorical) fire in the house, “An Old Flame With A New Wick”, Charlie’s ex-girlfriend resurfaces as a man and it is an awkward situation for the two and a half men, and “Can You Feel My finger?”, Charlie has a pregnancy scare and considers having a vasectomy.

Overall, Two and a Half Men is a fun sitcom with a strong leading cast and solid writing. The season one episodes are a great collection of episodes that will leave you laughing at every turn.

In season two, there is a lot of hilarious happenings for the cast of Two and a Half Men. Their crazy antics include fun situations from Charlie and Alan dating the same woman, Charlie’s womanizing past coming back to haunt him (in multiple flavors), Alan exploring his sexual side, Judith’s new boyfriend, Charlie and Alan facing their childhood, and Jake’s all-around goofiness. In short, the second season, like the first, offers twenty-four solid episodes.

One of the season’s funniest developments involves guest star Jeri Ryan. Ryan plays Sherri, who is essentially a female version of Charlie. Charlie first meets her in “Bad News From the Clinic”. He is shocked to learn that Sherri treats him as he usually treats his dates — purely for sex and pleasure. Charlie becomes obsessed with understanding why Sherri doesn’t want him more. It is a fun case of role-reversal for Charlie. In the episode “A Low, Guttural Tongue-Flapping Noise”, Ryan reprises her role as Sherri. This time she dates Alan. The relationship starts off on a good note, except for the fact that Alan’s brotherly obsession for competition gets in the way. It is a fun episode and twist.

Another strong development comes from Charlie’s past with women. As a womanizer, he has left a lot of broken hearts. In particular, one woman he had a one nightstand with started a website dedicated to Charlie bashing. After an attractive gal blows Charlie off, he learns about the website. In an attempt to correct his past mistakes, he quests to apologize to all of the girls who he thinks might be running the site. His apologizes are well received and he finds they are more than willing to give him a second “chance”. Charlie’s past also comes back to haunt him in episodes like “Woo-Hoo, A Hernia Exam!” and “Yes, Monsignor”.

Other fun developments include Charlie dating Jake’s neurotic teacher, Charlie acting as primary caregiver to Jake while Alan deals with an IRS audit, Alan falling in love with a woman who opened up his world sexually, Alan’s approval of Judith dating a well-to-do doctor, Judith moving into Charlie’s house, Jake and Evelyn trying to be friends, Alan and Charlie chasing after an old friend from high school — a geek-turned-hottie who wants them both, Alan going on a double-date with Evelyn, and Rose revealing an ironic truth about her background. Overall, season two has a lot of fun moments. The cast continues to give stellar performances with a wonderful chemistry together. Of note, Charlie Sheen is excellent and his carefree personality makes every scene he appears in a laugh riot. Jon Cryer is also quite good with his neurotic, goofy character. The youngest lead, Angus T. Jones, does a fine job complimenting the two older leads.

Season three is another fun set of episodes with two and a half of America’s funniest bachelors. The season has several classic, over-the-top episodes that include Charlie dating a cultist, Alan dating a grandmother, Jake taking ballet, and Rose’s dad entering the picture. There are also some good all-around developments for the cast. Notably, Charlie gives up on his bachelor lifestyle after meeting the perfect woman.

The season kicks off with “Weekend in Bangkok With Two Olympic Gymnasts”. Charlie tries to prove his value as a responsible adult. He agrees to run Alan’s office while he goes to a school appointment for Jake. Of course, Charlie makes a muck of things and Alan freaks out. This aspect is not a new development, as pretty much the entire show has centered on the conflict between Charlie’s carefree personality and Alan’s neurotic behavior.

The season gets better and better. The pinnacle occurs with episode six, “Hi, Mr. Horned One”. This episode has a goofy undertone. Charlie spends a ravenous few days with Isabella. She is an indifferent girl with ties to the underworld. When she meets Alan, they do not click. She puts a curse on him. It is a ridiculous episode that ends with on a great note. The next episode is “Sleep Tight, Puddin’ Pop”. This episode has classic written all over it. The real strength comes from the guest star Marin Sheen. After Charlie gets drunk and wakes up with Rose in his bed, Rose’s father (Martin Sheen) demands to know Charlie’s intentions for his daughter. But after meeting Evelyn, Rose’s dad becomes obsessed with her and moves in — father like daughter. It is a great episode with an awesome performance from Martin Sheen, who fits the show like a glove.

The next two episodes are also great and worth noting. In “That Voodoo That I Do Do”, Charlie meets Mia (Emmanuelle Vaugier), the woman of his dreams, who resists his charm. Charlie ties to win her over and fails. Eventually, he learns that she is a ballet teacher. To get on her good side, he pays Jake to take ballet lessons from her. The situation is simply funny and even kookier as Jake falls for her too. “Madame and Her Special Friend” has Alan at the center of an old tale. After trying to smooth things between Charlie and senior citizen neighbor Norma, Alan befriends her. One thing leads to another and he finds himself in an odd position as her young lover. Alan weighs his pride against material goods. He can have his own building dedicated to chiropractics; the catch, he has to sleep with her.

Overall, it is a solid season that has a lot of laughs and fun for everyone to enjoy.

At the end of season three, Charlie and Alan were headed away from bachelor life. Charlie and girlfriend Mia were getting close to tying the knot. However, when it became clear that Charlie would have to give up Alan and Jake for marriage, he picked family. Despite the fact Alan married his young, ditzy girlfriend Kandi, won five hundred thousand dollars, and bought a condo. Four months later, season four begins and life quickly gets back to normal. Kandi kicks Alan out and files for divorce. He is broke and goes back to Charlie. Since losing Mia, Charlie spent his time partying, boozing, and chasing women. Now, Charlie, Alan, and Jake get reacquainted and there are some solid laughs

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After the guys settle back into bachelor life, there are a couple major season developments. The first development is Alan’s divorce. The early season episodes deal with his financial situation getting worse and worse. Alan loses his condo, his dog, his pride, and pays two alimonies after Judith gives Kandi her divorce lawyer. The flipside to this story is Judith and Herb’s relationship. They get engaged and Alan and Charlie do everything they can to get them hitched. Alan’s romantic life is also a big development. Some of his love interests include Berta’s daughter Naomi and guest stars Brooke Shields and Allison Janney.

Life for Charlie is busy as usual. He spends most of his time chasing after women, drinking, and working very little. “Apologies For the Frivolity” is a fantastic episode. Charlie dates a woman who has uncanny similarities to Evelyn. Everyone sees it but Charlie. In the episodes “Smooth As A Ken Doll” and “Aunt Myra Doesn’t Pee A Lot”, Charlie and Herb’s sister Myra hit it off. As the relationship gets intimate, Alan fears how it will affect Judith and Herb. Charlie worries because he thinks he has true feelings for Myra. Everyone is in for a surprise in this highly comical, yet ironic storyline. “Tucked, Taped and Gorgeous” is another solid episode, where Charlie’s sexuality comes into question, as does Alan’s. Charlie has many other fun interludes, but these ones are among the best.

As for Evelyn, there are a couple great episodes involving her and her overzealous sons. In “The Sea Is a Harsh Mistress”, Charlie goes surfing with a beautiful beach babe. The catch is that he does not know how to surf. He gets in an accident, which leaves him with a slight concussion. Just as Charlie’s life flashed before his eyes, he saw his father, who told him to take care of mother. Charlie teams with Alan to treat their mother better. “I Merely Slept With a Commie” is another fun episode with Evelyn. She makes Charlie and Alan jealous by getting a new family. Overall, season four continues the enjoyable and hilarious comedy found in past seasons.

Two and a Half Men continues to stand as a testament that a product doesn’t need to be complicated in order to work, as it continues to deliver just as many laughs during its fifth season as it did in its first. The fifth season opens a whole new world of refreshingly snappy one liners between the brothers as Charlie begins seeing matured women, as opposed to the young college meat he normally keeps under the sheets.

What also helps the brothers dynamic this season is Alan’s son, Jake. This character has been used as a tool to bring a little more depth and variety to the situations the guys can get into, and although this aspect of the show hasn’t changed that much, the changes depicted in Jake’s life ensures the episodic storylines continue to stay fresh. This season we see Jake start junior high, and it brings on all the adolescent phases that comes with it. He starts dating, sneaking out of the house, and begins to cling to Charlie a little more since he’s the cool uncle that won’t father him to death.

Although these central points from season five are adequate enough to keep the show feeling fresh, a most noteworthy episode named Fish in a Drawer is a huge highlight. The episode is part of an ‘episode swap’, as the writers of CSI and Two and a Half Men switched writing duties for a week. The CSI writers have designed this particular episode to be a spoof of their very own series, and focuses on investigating a death that occurs in Charlie’s home during his mother’s wedding reception. Can you imagine the kind of jokes that could be conjured up using crime scene equipment in Charlie’s bedroom?

Two and a Half Men’s game has also stepped up with the inclusion of numerous guest stars, such as Jenny McCarthy, Janeane Garofalo, Ryan Styles, Robert Wagner and more. Fan favorite characters such as Berta, Evelyn Harper and Charlie’s stalker Rose, are all still here and utilized to a greater extent.