REVIEW: THE BEST OF THE POWER RANGERS – PART IV

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CAST

Firass Dirani (Pitch Blach)
Angie Diaz (Knowing)
Richard Brancatisano (Bait)
Nic Sampson (The Warrior’s Way)
Melanie Vallejo (Winners & Losers)
Peta Rutter (Young Hercules)
Antonia Prebble (Westside)
John Tui (Battleship)
Kelson Henderson (Ash vs Evil Dead)
Barnie Duncan (Nothing Trivial)
Holly Shanahan (Venus and Mars)
James Maclurcan (Tiger)
Caitlin Murphy (Petit Homme)
Samuell Benta (All About The McKenzies)
Rhonda Montemayor (The Knot)
Gareth Yuen (Knowing)
David Weatherley (Lord of The Rings)
Rod Lousich (The Warior’s Way)
Gerard Urquhart (Hidden)
Ria Vandervis (Shortland Street)
Dwayne Cameron (The Locals)
Jason Smith (Home and Away)
Anna Hutchison (The Cabin In The Woods)
Aljin Abella (Hunter n Hornet)
David de Lautour (Westside)
Sarah Thomson (Shortland Street)
Bede Skinner (West of Eden)
Nikolai Nikolaeff (Daredevil TV)
Eka Darville (Jessica Jones)
Ari Boyland (Blood Punch)
Rose McIver (IZombie)
Dan Ewing (Home and Away)
Milo Cawthorne (Deathgasm)
James Gaylyn (Avatar)
Adelaide kane (Reign)
Oliva Tennet (Maddigan’s Quest)
Mike Ginn (Broken Halleujah)
Li Ming Hu (Kawa)

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RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST CAST

Emma Lahana (Stargate: Atlantis)
Beth Allen (The Ugly)
Matt Sadowski (Dawn of The Dead)
Geoff Dolan (Wendy Wu)
Oliver Driver (Black Sheep)
Michelle Langstone (Xena)
Christopher Graham (The Ugly)
Stuart Devenie (Jack of All Trades)
Mark Ferguson (Hercules In The Underworld)
Peter Daube (Legend of The Seeker)
Paolo Rotondo (Riverworld)
Adam Gardiner (Eagle vs Shark)
Nathalie Boltt (District 9)
Mia Koning (Xena)
Mike Edward (Filthy Rich)
Johnny Yong Bosch (Marvel Anime: Blade)
Sally Martin (Wendy Wu)
Glen Levy (Westside)
Nathaniel Lees (Young Hercules)
Bruce Allpress (The Piano)
Cameron Rhodes (Deathgasm)
Paul Gittins (Maiden Voyage)
Jared Turner (Filthy Rich)
Jason Hoyte (Young Hercules)
Damien Avery (Bloodlines)
Andrew Laing (Shortland Street)
Mark Mitchinson (The Hobbit)
John Sumner (District 9)
Josephine Davison (Cleopatra 2525)
Murray Keane (Step Dave)
Bruce Phillips (The Lovely Bones)
Kevin J. Wilson (Spartacus)

SerieTV-Power-Rangers-Mystic-Force-1x31-Il-Segno-del-Destino-Parte1_avi_000694160Ever 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.4068408

 

Image may contain: one or more people, sky, outdoor and natureIn the small town of Briarwood, an unexpected earthquake releases a group of evil creatures from captivity. The sorceress Udonna recruits five teenagers to help fight these monsters and destroy them for good. While Vida, Madison, Xander, and Chip have taken an immediate liking to their magic, the fifth, Nick, has yet to unlock his hidden abilities. It’s up to the team to work together to drive back the forces of darkness.No automatic alt text available.With the four teens beginning to understand their new destinies, Udonna is confronted by Koragg the Knight Wolf. Using the Knight Wolf Centaur, he defeats the White Ranger, taking her Snow Staff. With Udonna unable to morph, the four teens immediately begin their legacy, and morph into Power Rangers. Udonna tries to make Nick accept his destiny to be the Red Ranger, but she cannot change his mind. When the other four Rangers are overpowered by Koragg, Nick arrives and finally believes in himself and magic. He morphs into the Red Ranger and joins the others in defeating Koragg.Image may contain: textKoragg uses Udonna’s Snow Staff to cause Nick self-doubt in an attempt to turn the others against him. Leelee makes matters worse by hiding $1000 dollars from Rock Porium and implicating Nick in the theft. After the truth is revealed, Koragg unleashes the Centaurus Wolf Megazord on the Rangers and manages to bring Morticon to the surface world.Image may contain: night, outdoor and textWithout the power and ability to form the Titan Megazord, Koragg’s latest attack sends the Rangers reeling. Koragg’s attempts to leave the battlefield are compromised when the Dark Seal accidentally sends Nick and Koragg’s zord, Catastros, to another dimension. In this parallel world, Nick manages to aid the wounded horse and return to Briarwood in time to stop the Rock Troll with the Centaurus Phoenix Megazord.Image may contain: sky and outdoorNecrolai, aided by the Taxi Cab Monster, steals a map that will lead them to the magical Fire Heart. The Rangers discover this and travel through the dangerous Cimmerian Forest to find it. Later, the Rangers defeat the Taxi Cab Monster, but in the ensuing battle against Necrolai, Vida tears the map. Will the Rangers ever be able to find the Fire Heart with only half of the map in their possession?No automatic alt text available.The day after she goes to a night club with Leelee, Vida returns to Rootcore nearly twenty-four hours later displaying multiple personality changes. Aside from that, she seems fine, but upon closer inspection, Chip unmasks her as a vampire (the sun weakens Vida when the rangers want to transform into Mystic Titan Dragon Formation)! After the Rangers destroy Flytrap, the citizens of Briarwood return to normal, and the Rangers think it is all over… until Vida is trapped by Chip’s “Vampire Chalk”!No automatic alt text available.The still-vampiric Vida is taken back to Rootcore by the others, but manages to escape and engages them in battle. Chip is ready to destroy Necrolai, but Vida stands in the way of his crossbow. After struggling to break through to her, he succeeds and fires the Dawn Crystal at Necrolai, destroying her. Unfortunately, Necrolai revives herself later that night, and Leelee is revealed to be her daughter.No automatic alt text available.When Clare learns of her mother Niella’s legacy, she takes on the role of the Gatekeeper. While she is victorious against Necrolai, she tries and fails to overpower Koragg after he kidnaps Udonna and forces Clare to fight him. Clare is ultimately seized by Necrolai and used to raise the gates to the Underworld.No automatic alt text available.The gates have been raised and Morticon is set free thanks to a crack made from the Titan Megazord. Koragg kidnaps Clare and wants to release his master from the gate but he was successful. After Nick saves Clare from Koragg, the Rangers reunite and, with Udonna’s power channeled through the Megazord, Morticon is destroyed. from the power of the gatekeeper Clare sealed the gate when the master attempts to release from the gate. Clare’s powers are gone.No automatic alt text available.Clare prepares to hatch the Dragon egg as the Rangers investigate a cave on the beach. Inside, Necrolai attacks and takes an old mummy relic with her, but the Rangers manage to hold on to a mystical lamp. Back at Rootcore, the wise-cracking Jenji is released just as the newly revived Imperious is sent into the city. He blows the Rangers away and prepares to squash the Titan Megazord until Jenji steps in to save the day. As Udonna returns, the egg hatches and the dragon within utters its first word to Clare: “Mama”.Image may contain: water and outdoorImperious disguises himself as Calindor and tries to persuade Udonna into believing he can help the Rangers. Meanwhile, Jester the Pester has the Rangers on the ropes until a brave frog steps in and saves Madison’s life. To repay her debt, Madison kisses the frog, who reverts to his true form: Daggeron, the Solaris Knight.No automatic alt text available.Chip accidentally opens a magic bottle that begins to slowly steal his soul. To help him, Daggeron takes him to the top of Mount Isis to retrieve the Staff of Topaz, where he gets into a battle with Koragg for the artifact. Meanwhile, the other Rangers try to stop Gnatu and Spydax from stealing any more souls from the citizens of Briarwood. After Chip is healed by the magic of the staff, he returns to assist the Rangers to defeat Gnatu. In the end, Daggeron promises to train Chip to be a knight, as he was trained to be a knight under Udonna’s husband, Leanbow.Image may contain: outdoorUdonna and Daggeron grow concerned when the Rangers start to become lazy and use magic for even the smallest of tasks. Meanwhile Imperious summons the Barbarian Beasts to fight the Rangers and take out Koragg as well (knowing that the Knight Wolf will not allow him to make a move against the Master). When fighting becomes too tiring, the Rangers want to resort to using Jenji. Daggeron repeatedly refuses, but the Rangers’ persistence convinces Daggeron to use the “Jenji Shining Attack” on 50-Below and Fightoe. Jenji is subsequently captured and taken to the Underworld, while Koragg is gravely injured after taking on the Barbarian Beasts without magic. Imperious, with Jenji at his disposal, wishes that there were no Mystic Force Power Rangers. The Rangers leave the magical realm, when suddenly Imperious’ wish starts to take effect. Daggeron is erased from existence, a dark force overtakes Rootcore and color is drained from the world.Image may contain: 4 people, people standing, night and outdoorThe Rangers find that the city has been overrun with Imperious’ forces, led by Necrolai. Music is banned from the world, Rootcore has been destroyed and the Rangers have lost their magic. When Koragg finds them in the forest, he tells them what has happened that the only way to reverse Jenji’s wish is to see the Tribunal of Magic, which they can reach by riding Fire Heart (raised by Koragg in this alternate universe). In this other dimension, the Rangers wander through the desert until they ultimately find a door leading to the Tribunal of Magic. The Tribunal members ask why the Rangers have come, and after a short conversation, the Tribunal decides to decline the Rangers request to reverse the wish, sending them back to Briarwood, powerless. Deciding that they now have no hope, the Rangers are quickly captured by Necrolai’s forces as the Tribunal sees the Rangers’ surrender as proof they’ve made the right decision.No automatic alt text available.When Toby is attacked by Hidiacs and Necrolai, Nick and the others rush in to help regardless of the fact they’ll be almost certainly destroyed. Without their powers, they are easily defeated, but as Necrolai steps in to finish the Rangers off, the Tribunal reverses the wish after witnessing the Rangers’ bravery, to Imperious’ disbelief. The Rangers, with their powers back, quickly defeat the Hidiacs, but 50-Below and Fightoe are sent to earth again, and after being beaten badly, the Rangers realize they have taken their magic for granted. In the underworld, Jenji tricks Leelee into letting him go and he quickly teleports to Rootcore. When the Tribunal believes the Rangers have learned their lesson, they grant them new power: Legend Mode, turning the Rangers into the Legend Warriors. The Rangers defeat 50-Below and then proceed to use the Manticore Megazord to defeat Ursus, a mechanical being powered by Fightoe. In the end the Rangers celebrate the Rock-Porium’s anniversary with a cake that, while not made with magic and not as nice looking as it could be, is very much appreciated by Toby.Image may contain: water

As Udonna and Daggeron tell the Rangers of how Leanbow was sealed away in the Underworld, Imperious plots to use the Rangers’ Legend power to revive The Master. He has Koragg deal with the Rangers and, meanwhile, tricks Daggeron by using the Solar Streak Megazord’s energy to create the Chimera. After Imperious disposes of Daggeron, Chimera and Koragg capture the Rangers. Udonna uses a spell to travel to the Underworld, but she is quickly struck down by The Master. Koragg’s visions intensify into an onslaught of flashbacks, and when he finally realizes the truth, he attacks the Master, saves Udonna, and assumes his true form: Leanbow.

Image may contain: 1 personWith Leanbow’s help, the Rangers & Udonna escape the Underworld, and Leanbow teleports the weakened Udonna away. When the unicorn Brightstar appears, Nick manages to destroy Chimera with the Phoenix Unizord, but when Leanbow is turned back into Koragg, Nick has a hard time holding him off. During the fight, Daggeron arrives to settle things with Imperious in a Bound Battle. Clare gives Udonna Nick’s baby blanket, and when she realizes who Nick really is, she rushes to the battlefield to tell everyone. Daggeron manages to defeat Imperious, who fades and turns to dust while foretelling a cryptic remark. Just as Leanbow manages to turn back to his true form, The Master, using the Legend power, begins to arise from the Underworld. Leanbow freezes the Rangers in their place and fights The Master himself. He manages to stop his revival and return the Rangers’ Legend power to the Rangers, but he seemingly perishes in the battle. Udonna, however, adjusting to life as a mother, believes that Leanbow is still alive.Image may contain: people sitting and textUdonna leaves Rootcore to search for Leanbow. Shortly after, the Ten Terrors arrive and start their campaign to punish the Earth for refusing dark magic, as well as find “The Light,” the child born of magic blood that has the potential to be the strongest wizard of all. After confronting Phineas about this, Nick finds out that he is The Light. Magma is the first Terror to challenge the Rangers, implicating his own rules into a special game; if the Rangers are still standing by the time a radio tower is done burning, they will win. When the Rangers turn into the Manticore Megazord, Magma quickly stops them. The onlooking Terrors notice that the tower has burnt down all the way; Magma has lost his own game, and he is destroyed as punishment. Gekkor points out to Necrolai that the Rules of Darkness must be adhered to for The Master to return.No automatic alt text available.Hekatoid has captured Udonna and the Rangers chase after him in his own dimension to rescue her. Daggeron, in the real world, tries to stop all the tadpoles Hekatoid has laid to destroy the world.No automatic alt text available.The teens lose their powers trying to save Udonna. Leelee, Phineas, and Clare end up saving her instead. The Terrors also acquire The Master from a defeated Leanbow.No automatic alt text available.Matoombo is chosen to bring forth The Master, but he doesn’t want to hurt anyone. Vida teams up with him to try to seal The Master away forever. Later, Leanbow comes to the Rangers’ aid when they cannot defeat Gekkor.No automatic alt text available.Itasiss is chosen to destroy the surface world. Refusing, she tries to convince the remaining Terrors of the thing called courage; she is killed anyway. The Master decides it is time to take care of things himself, starting with The Light. After taking over Nick’s body, he proceeds to destroy the Mystic Village. Nick then dons Koragg’s armor, taking Leanbow with him to Rootcore for one final showdown, trashing it in the process. Nick manages to break free of the Master’s hold, expelling The Master into the real world. The Snow Prince then appears in Rootcore, bringing news that the Mystic Realm has been destroyed, along with Mystic Mother (the reformed Rita Repulsa). While Daggeron and Leanbow fight in the Mystic Realm against The Master, Udonna takes on Sculpin and the Rangers continue their fight with Black Lance. The Rangers, along with Udonna, are seemingly defeated as they lay on the ground, powerless. Leanbow and Daggeron combine their powers in one final attempt to destroy The Master, but their magic is too weak. After The Master devours their magic, Daggeron takes a blow for Leanbow, and is destroyed. Back in the upper world, Jenji shields the Rangers from one of Sculpin’s attacks, and is destroyed. Meanwhile, Udonna is taken to the underworld by Sculpin.No automatic alt text available.Nick, not willing to give up, fights Black Lance, destroying him with the other Rangers. The Master then arrives, spitting out a dead Daggeron and Leanbow. The Master then devours time until they are in the future, a dead, barren, and dark wasteland. After fighting The Master in Legend Mode, their Legend powers are taken away. Nick uses all his remaining power and forces The Master to spit out the time he has devoured. Though The Master then threatens to destroy them, they are saved by the Snow Prince and Clare. Mystic Mother apparently lived by turning herself into energy before being destroyed. As The Master decides to retreat, Udonna appears along with Itassis and Necrolai. Itassis tells how Necrolai saved her, and how she destroyed Sculpin with the power of courage. Leanbow and Daggeron are revived by Necrolai’s power, while Jenji seems to have also returned to his normal self. Necrolai was turned into a human thanks to the good energy she absorbed. The humans, led by Toby, and the mystical creatures, led by Phineas, band together to return the magic to the Rangers. The Rangers stand together and take on The Master with all their fury and power, destroying him with their overwhelming magic. The story wraps up with everyone working together once again, the worlds united, having a party in Toby’s store. Madison tells Nick to come back for her. He gives her his baby blanket. Meanwhile, Nick, Udonna, and Leanbow ride off into the sunset, with Fire Heart rushing behind, while Clare is now a sorceress and resident of Rootcore.

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Image may contain: cloud, sky, nature and outdoorExplorer Andrew Hartford finds the crown of the Corona Aurora, an extremely powerful artifact which, when reunited with its five missing jewels, could be used for good or evil. However when he inadvertently awakens Moltor and Flurious who also seek the jewels of the crown, he recruits four talented citizens to become Power Rangers and plans to become the Red Ranger. However when the evil forces attack, it is soon left to Andrew’s son Mack to take action.Image may contain: 2 people, people standing and outdoorMack wishes to continue as the Red Ranger, however he is opposed by Mr. Hartford who doesn’t wish for his son to get involved. However the situation worsens when Moltor steals the Crown and kidnaps Mr. Hartford, resulting in Mack leading a rescue attempt.Image may contain: one or more people and people standingThe search for the first jewel of the Corona Aurora begins when Andrew discovers Atlantis. Believing the first jewel to be hidden there, the Rangers travel to the undersea continent however problems arise when Will refuses to cooperate with the rest of the team.No automatic alt text available.With the scroll from Atlantis, the Rangers need to find the other two in order to continue with the jewel quest. Meanwhile Dax falls in love with a girl named Mira, but seeing her is interfering with his job. However things soon become far worse when it is revealed that Mira is actually Miratrix, another villain who is also seeking the scrolls.Image may contain: sky, ocean, mountain, nature and outdoorThe Rangers begin the final leg of the first jewel quest on St. Lucia, however while the other Rangers worry about running into the ghost of Brownbeard the Pirate, Rose refuses to believe in the supernatural spirit. However the ghost of Brownbeard does turn up also searching for the jewel, Rose finds herself forced to trust him while trying to keep it away from Miratrix.Image may contain: one or more peopleThe gang’s search for the Hou-ou bird leads to a dead end, however they have more important things to worry about when Will is suddenly “fired” by Andrew and “sides” with Miratrix. While the other Rangers scramble to find him, Will assists Miratrix in releasing Kamdor, her Ninja Master.Image may contain: house, sky and outdoorMack misinterprets Andrew’s concern over his status as a Ranger as a lack of confidence. Meanwhile, Moltor and Flurious team up to steal the DriveMax Megazord, capturing Mack in the process. While the other Rangers try to locate their leader and the Megazord, Mack finds that the key to his escape may be the rivalry between his two captors… with a little assistance from Norg.No automatic alt text available.The Rangers try to translate the parchment that was recovered from Miratrix and Kamdor, but are ambushed by monsters sent by Moltor. Mack discovers that one of the monsters, an alien named Tyzonn, may not be evil, and tries to figure out the truth behind his actions.Image may contain: 1 person, textMack and Tyzonn are ambushed by Bullox and a group of Lava Lizards as the other Rangers try to find Mack and claim the next jewel of the crown.Image may contain: one or more people, people standing and outdoorWhen an expedition camp in Brazil find the first clue towards finding the third jewel of the Corona Aurora, they are attacked by new villains known as the Fearcats. The Rangers attempt to stop them only to find their paths crossing with Tyzonn again.Image may contain: sky, cloud, ocean, text, nature and outdoorFlurious tests his gyros on the Fearcats, Mig and Benglo, turning them into powerful cyborgs. It is a race against time for the Rangers to save Tyzonn and stop the Fearcats from destroying San Angeles and becoming the Mercury Ranger.Image may contain: sky, house, night and outdoorTracing the connection between the Cannon of Ki Amuk and Mjolnir, the Rangers travel to Mexico and are ambushed. In the process, Loki appears, masquerading as Thor, and steals Mjolnir. To get it back, Spencer disguises himself as the goddess Freyja.Image may contain: sky, cloud, outdoor, nature and waterAfter the Rangers use the Cannon of Ki Amuk and Mjolnir to get the Piedra Aztec del Compás it gets stolen by Moltor. Moltor sends Blothgaar to fight the Rangers. Mack is blasted by the compass and is overcome by a serious case of a bad luck. The rangers gave him their good luck charms.Image may contain: ocean, sky, cloud, outdoor, nature and waterUsing the compass, the Rangers finally find the Blue Sapphire which is third jewel of the Corona Aurora. Will is entrusted to get it back to the base, but is ambushed by Kamdor and Miratrix, and loses it to the villainous pair. With Andrew angered at him, he resigns, only to have Spencer offer him another chance. Meanwhile, Moltor offers the Fearcats some invincible Super Armor. With their latest Giant Robot already giving the Rangers a tough time, can Will get to the Armor before the Fearcats, and make up for his prior failure?No automatic alt text available.The son of Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa, Thrax, unites all four Corona Aurora-seeking factions of villains into a new Evil Alliance. When they manage to overwhelm the Overdrive Rangers, their connection to the Morphing Grid is severed, and their powers destroyed! With the gems still needing protecting, Sentinel Knight assembles a team of replacement Rangers, made up of members of previous (or future) teams of Power Rangers. Will they be enough to stop the Evil Alliance? And will the former Overdrive Rangers be able to assist with just their genetically enhanced abilities?No automatic alt text available.No longer having Ranger powers, the former Overdrive Rangers return to their civilian lives. All but Mack, who learns of Thrax’s plans to destroy the Sentinel Knight, and seeks out the only item capable of doing so, the legendary sword Excelsior. Will he be doing this alone, or can the call of action prove the adage of “Once a Ranger, Always a Ranger” to his former teammates? Meanwhile, their replacements, the team of Returning Rangers, head to Angel Grove to seek out the only being capable of repairing the Morphing Grid: Alpha 6! Even if they succeed, can two combined teams of Power Rangers stop Thrax for good, and permanently break up the Evil Alliance?Image may contain: one or more peopleRonny is kidnapped by the Fearcats, while Will disobeys orders to go after her. Meanwhile, a clue from the Centurion Torch leads the other Rangers to Egypt.Image may contain: 2 people, people standing and textWill saves Ronny from having her energy drained, and the Rangers battle Moltor’s new robot with a new Megazord.Image may contain: sky, outdoor and natureThe Rangers battle one of Kamdor’s monsters that gives their system a virus. Mack is revealed to be an android made by Andrew Hartford. Mack then becomes enraged at his father, Andrew convinces Mack to help the other Rangers. Mack then says he’ll go but he’s taking Rose’s new robot technology, he arrives at the fight and activates the Sentinel Sword getting his battilizer and becoming the Red Sentinel Ranger, defeating all of Kamdor’s monsters. Kamdor flees with the Star of Isis but at the last second Ronny uses her super speed to steal the jewel.No automatic alt text available.Mig and Benglo access the power of the Octavian Chalice and create Agrios, which severely damages the Megazords. Meanwhile, after a battle with Kamdor and Miratrix, Tyzonn is knocked unconscious and awakes on his home planet with his fiancé.Image may contain: sky, cloud, house and outdoorTyzonn begins to have doubts regarding his reunion with his old fiance. Meanwhile, Mack attacks the Fearcats in the Flash Point Megazord willing to sacrifice himself to stop Agrios. The Rangers eventually defeat Agrios, The Fearcats try to escape with the Octavian Chalice but the Rangers show up ready to finish the battle once and for all.Image may contain: sky, cloud and outdoorThe Rangers travel to Greece, where they invoke an ancient ritual in order to find the next jewel. Kamdor, angry that Miratrix failed him again, berates her. Miratrix, seeking more power, intercepts the ritual and becomes a giant bird-like creature. After being defeated by the Battlefleet Megazord, Kamdor then imprisons her inside the crystal where he was imprisoned. He now makes his final act: summoning a meteor with the power of the Blue Sapphire, and challenges the Rangers. While the rest battle the meteor, Will battles Kamdor. In the end, Will defeats Kamdor, and the Rangers destroy the meteor. They then travel to Egypt, and now need a key to open the Sarcophagus, with Moltor on the trail.No automatic alt text available.With the Blue Sapphire now in his possession, Flurious uses its power to start destroying Moltor’s volcano. Meanwhile the Rangers head to Japan to find the Tri-Dragon key which is needed to open the Tomb which they hope contains the next jewel. Mack, having decided he is the most expendable member to the team due to his android nature, starts to place himself in more and more dangerous situations and this comes to a head when he decides to go to Moltor’s volcano to retrieve the crown. Although he is unsuccessful, Moltor is severely weakened and travels to Flurious’ ice lair with the crown. However with both the crown and one of the jewels in his possession, Flurious quickly disposes of his brother and plans to take care of the Rangers next. Meanwhile the Rangers learn that the fifth jewel of the Corona may have been far closer than they could ever have imagined.Image may contain: 5 people, people standingThe Rangers retrieve the fifth jewel however are immediately ambushed by Flurious, the only villain left and he manages to take the four jewels that the Rangers possess. Now with all five jewels and the crown, Flurious plans to reassemble the Corona Aurora and unleash his wrath upon the world. 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Image may contain: mountain, sky, nature and outdoorTheo, Lily, and rookie Casey, members of the secretive kung fu academy Pai Zhua (Order of the Claw), are chosen to become the latest guardians of the ancient imprisoned spirit, Dai Shi. However, Jarrod, who was rejected from becoming a chosen guardian for his arrogance, accidentally unleashes Dai Shi before fleeing. When Dai Shi destroys Master Mao’s physical form, the trio head to Ocean Bluff, seeking their new Master only to find he is actually the seemingly inept owner of the Jungle Karma Pizza parlor, RJ. When Dai Shi’s minions attack Casey finds himself struggling to find his Tiger spirit.Image may contain: one or more people and textWith Mantor still plaguing the city, the Rangers are in desperate need of learning the ability to bring themselves up to his size. RJ refuses to teach his new pizza parlor employees/students this skill until they can master their individual weapons. Casey, still a cub in the Order of the Claw, struggles with the nunchuku. If Theo and Lily can aid him in this task, they just may stand a chance of combining their animal spirits to create the Jungle Pride Megazord.No automatic alt text available.Camille sends out Pangolin to attack the city for preparation of the Sky Overlord’s resurrection. The Rangers must seek out the Jungle Mace in order to defeat Pangolin. Unfortunately Master Phant has left Pai Zhua and no longer wants to help. Lily still has faith that the old master is still inside of the hermit. Touched by her hope, the master teaches her his techniques of the Elephant.No automatic alt text available.Theo meets Master Swoop, who has the spirit of the Bat as he is also blind, and starts to teach Theo the way of the Bat so he can help defeat the latest terrors unleashed by Carnisoar.No automatic alt text available.As both Theo and Lily have found new masters, Casey is eager for his to show up which makes RJ feel out of place, and things take a turn for the worse when the new master turns out to be Master Finn, RJ’s estranged father. Casey learns how to use the Shark Spirit while RJ is eager to show his father the extent of his own powers.Image may contain: one or more people and people standingWith new Zords and weapons the Rangers are starting to feel unbeatable, and are offended when RJ wants them to start refreshing themselves on some basic steps. However it soon turns out that the Rangers aren’t the only ones who have been furthering themselves when they are soundly beaten by a more powerful Dai Shi before RJ comes to the rescue. Dai Shi captures him leaving the Rangers without a master. Then the Rangers go back to the Pai Zhua Academy and then Master Mao appears and sends them to the Spirit world to train with the fallen masters. As they arrive the masters take them by surprise and beat them while Dai Shi prepares for his fight with RJ.No automatic alt text available.The fallen masters train the Rangers by helping them over come their fears. Meanwhile at Dai Shi’s lair, Dai Shi fights RJ. Back at Jungle Karma Pizza Fran discovers the Ranger’s identities. Then the Rangers come to RJ’s rescue with their new Jungle Master Mode and defeat Dai Shi and his guards.No automatic alt text available.Carnisaur and Jellica conspire to bring forth Grizzaka, and after a battle with a pig Rinshi Beast, the Rangers are given the day off while RJ deals with a pain in his chest. Soon after, they fight Porcupongo, who pricks Lily with one of his quills. This causes her personality to change drastically, becoming a biker girl as a strange Wolf Man appears and attacks Casey and Theo. When Porcupongo appears again, the boys go after him while Lily and Fran argue, eventually making Lily turn back into herself and join the fight against Porcupongo and defeat him once and for all.Image may contain: textAfter battling with Dai Shi, RJ cannot control his Animal Spirit and goes insane. He becomes a wolf and has to be restrained. Fran then places her palm on his wolf hand he returns to his human form, She then reminds him to ask his friends for help rather than run away. RJ regains control of himself and becomes the Wolf Ranger.Image may contain: 1 personNow that RJ has joined the team as the Wolf Ranger, Casey is beginning to doubt himself as the leader of the Rangers. Meanwhile, Grizzaka releases a pair of stronger Shadow Guards who give the Rangers a tough time. Master Mao’s spirit visits Jarrod and unknowingly sends him on a quest for the Rhino Nexus.Image may contain: night and outdoorAfter R.J. saves Flit, the little fly becomes an unwanted friend, but when R.J. is in trouble only Flit can save him. Meanwhile, Grizzaka releases an evil spirit making R.J. lose control of his spirit again.Image may contain: one or more people, outdoor and waterDominic was sent out by Master Mao to find purpose for his life. He finds out that RJ and the others are really Rangers and he wants to join them. He now knows that this is his purpose in life. Casey is dubious but Dominic proves he has the spirit of the Rhino. Dominic becomes the Rhino Ranger.No automatic alt text available.Dominic and Theo depart for the Control Dagger, but are side tracked with the attack of Whirnado. Meanwhile, Dai Shi returns to the temple where he is imprisoned. Camille attempts to take the Control Dagger which is the only way into the Rhino Nexus.No automatic alt text available.With the Control Dagger in hand, Dai Shi aims to unlock the Nexus for himself. The Overlords refuse to let such power fall into the hands of the Rangers or Dai Shi. Having searched all his life for his destiny, Dominic isn’t about to let the Overlords, or Dai Shi stand in his way. With the help of his friends, Dominic is able to unlock the power of the Rhino Nexus and summons the Rhino Steel Zord to transform into Rhino Pride Megazord and destroy Carnisoar.No automatic alt text available.The Rangers learn about the Crystal Eyes, while Dai Shi sends Camille to steal the Crystal Eyes so he can revive the Phantom Generals, while the Rangers (minus Casey) fight Grizzaka. Casey and Jarrod fight over the Crystal Eyes, while Jellica attempts to steal them. Casey comes to the aid of his friends after Dai Shi warns him that they stand no chance against Grizzaka without him. With Casey’s added power they finally manage to destroy Grizzaka.No automatic alt text available.Jellica releases the Phantom Beasts by the crystal eyes, who destroy her and swear allegiance to Dai Shi. Using their power, Dai Shi allows the Phantom Beasts to kidnap the 3 masters, who are used to create the Spirit Rangers.No automatic alt text available.

With the masters in their possession, the Phantoms have a new weapon, the Spirit Rangers. Meanwhile, Theo’s twin brother Luen (Aljin Abella in a dual role) shows up and causes trouble at JKP. One of the Phantom Beasts begins capturing the Rangers within mirror-like discs but mistakingly captures Luen believing him to be Theo. Theo fights the phantom and manages to free all of the Rangers and Luen who learns of his brother’s secret of being a Ranger. The Phantom Beast is then destroyed by the ranger’s combined might. Later RJ is psychically contacted by his father to help in defeating the Spirit Rangers.Image may contain: one or more people and people sittingBy redirecting the Claw Cannon to cancel out the Spirit Rangers, RJ accidentally seals his father Master Finn inside one of the Crystal Eyes. Unidoom attempts to throw it into the ocean, but Flit gives it to RJ and RJ brings his father back. They free Masters Swoop & Phant and the Jungle Fury Rangers & Spirit Rangers unite to destroy Unidoom.No automatic alt text available.Casey and the others fight Whiger and the other Phantom Beast Generals who have given Camille their power and the Phoenix Spirit, and Dai Shi the Griffin Spirit, and made him their king. Whiger steals Casey’s Tiger Spirit and the Rangers are easily defeated without his help. When Whiger attacks again Casey goes to Jungle Master Mode to help save the others and his martial arts students, powering the Claw Cannon with a student’s Tiger Spirit. Whiger is defeated by the Megazords and flees.Image may contain: outdoor and natureWhiger was only able to steal the Tiger Spirit from Casey, but not destroy Casey. For his failure, Dai Shi strips him of his power and he is to fade away. Casey shows his kindness to Whiger even though they were just battling. Whiger rethinks which side he should be on. He helps Casey save his friends who have been captured along with all the other people in giant rattraps.Together they defeat Camille but Whiger fades to nothing after using up the last of his powers. With the Rangers re-united they destroy the two phantom beasts behind the plot with their animal spirits and afterwards Casey acknowledges that they couldn’t have won without Whiger. Later Snapper and Scorch begin to scheme of getting rid of Camille.No automatic alt text available.RJ takes Casey, Theo, and Lily back to the Pai Zhua temple for the final test before they earn the rank of Pai Zhua Master… defeating Masters Finn, Swoop and Phant in battle. Although Theo and Lily pass and earn their Master’s stripes, Casey fails and, feeling dejected, goes out on his own. Meanwhile Dai Shi starts to lose control over Jarrod as he struggles to break free so Scorch and Snapper send Sonimax, Osirus, and Lepus to destroy Camille because they think she is the cause of it. Casey witnesses Jarrod saving Camille at the last minute and sees that there is some good left in Jarrod. In the end Jarrod gains control long enough to destroy Sonimax and Osirus while the Rangers use their Megazords to destroy Lepus. Dai Shi manages to regain control and Casey, although certain that Jarrod still exists inside Dai Shi, still needs to work out why he failed his test to earn the rank of Master.No automatic alt text available.Casey is convinced there is good left in Jarrod, enough to break Dai Shi’s control, but the others doubt him knowing that even before he was possessed, Jarrod was a bully who went against those weaker than he was. Undeterred by his friends’ doubts and Master Mao’s orders not to pursue the issue, he faces Dai Shi at his lair to bring out the goodness in Jarrod. After a hard battle, Casey allows Dai Shi to destroy him and, as a result, Jarrod expels him before he can strike. The two leave the temple along with Camille, who also rebels against Dai Shi to protect Jarrod. The three then leave and are attacked by Scorch and Snapper. The other Rangers show up, and Jarrod and Camille join forces with them to defeat the two Phantom Generals. Scorch becomes a giant, then gets defeated by the Stampede Formation, including Jarrod and Camille’s spirit beasts. Casey, for acting on his own instincts instead of copying his friends, finally earns his Master stripes while Jarrod runs off, feeling guilty over the trouble he’s caused and the evil he unleashed.No automatic alt text available.Scorch is back again with an army of Rinshis invading the city. Dai Shi now has enough power to open a portal to the spirit world and brings back all of his fallen army. The Rangers are soon joined by all of the masters and the Spirit Rangers and are able to destroy all of the revived villains as well as Scorch. Furious, Dai Shi finally reveals his true form (a gigantic hydra-like dragon) and targets the Red Ranger. Jarrod tries to shake the conviction in his heart, but Camille decides to join the Rangers. RJ and Dominic form the WolfPride and Rhino Steel Megazords, but are defeated. Then Jarrod appears and tells Dai- Shi that he was wrong of saying he didn’t have the lion’s heart, then Jarrod attacked and weakened Dai-Shi with his Zocato power. Master Mao state that only the three chosen ones can destroy Dai Shi for good. “A Pai Zhua Master doesn’t ask, he knows. There is a higher level of animal spirits. One that has never been reached before by student or Master. It’s time to push beyond the possible, to our highest potential.” Then Casey Lily and Theo launch a Big sun blast towards Dai-Shi which destroys him. After that, Casey starts to teach at the academy with Jarrod and Camille starting all over again in it, Theo finally asks Lily for a date, RJ starts working with Flit, now human again, Dom goes on a tour with Fran.power_rangers_rpm_by_butters101-d73amgm

Image may contain: one or more people, people sitting, outdoor and textEveryone on Earth is forced into the domed city of Corinth, for it is their last safe haven from the computer virus known as Venjix. While everyone makes it safely into Corinth, a mysterious stranger later known as Dillon is seen outside the dome. Trying to find the city of Corinth, a man known as Ziggy Grover offers to take him there. Safely making it inside past Venjix’s soldiers, known as Grinders, the city is being attacked by a Generation 5 Attack Bot. However, three people: Scott Truman, Ranger Operator Series Red, Flynn McAllistair, Ranger Operator Series Blue, and Summer Landsdown, Ranger Operator Series Yellow, all of which were previously seen before, step in to take down Venjix’s forces. They are known as the Power RangersNo automatic alt text available.Ziggy & Dillon make it inside, but so do some of Venjix’s forces. Now the Rangers have to deal with the attacking forces. The two new members of the city are arrested when Dillon is found to have internal Venjix Hardware. But with Venjix growing stronger, who can the Rangers choose to activate Series Black?No automatic alt text available.Dillon is given the chance to become the Black Ranger, but even after he passes all the tests, he himself still doesn’t want to. After realizing he can protect others with the power he accepts the role, but he still has some obstacles to overcomeImage may contain: sky, skyscraper, cloud, ocean and outdoorThe Rangers begin to search for a candidate for the Ranger Series Green. After auditioning several colorful candidates they give up. After Ziggy’s past catches up to him he encounters a young woman who seems perfect. She turns out to be Tenaya 7 in disguise. Ziggy is forced to bond with the Morpher and become the Green Ranger.Image may contain: one or more people and people sittingDillon must learn how to use his invincibility shield when Tenaya 7 tries to bring down Corinth’s shield. Dillon and Ziggy use their Zords to help the Megazord, and Doctor K finally reveals “his” identity as a teenage girl.No automatic alt text available.Ziggy and Doctor K clash as he undergoes training, while a magnetic Venjix monster launches an assault on the city. Ziggy’s criminal past is revealed to the Rangers, as is how he angered the cartels by sending black-market medical supplies to an orphanage; Doctor K emerges from the base to save him from being executed by the mobsters, though she remains antagonistic to him.Image may contain: sky and outdoorAfter fending off a squad of Grinders, Ziggy and Dillon try to summon the Croc Carrier, but it goes out of control and requires rare technology, which only Scott knows about. However, Scott goes out alone into the desert and tries to get the part from his brother’s plane wreckage. But then the newest Attack Bot attacks, leaving Scott in need to get saved by his father Colonel Truman. Scott delivers Doctor K the engine part, allowing Ziggy and Dillon to form the ValveMax Megazord and destroy the Attack Bot. At the end, Colonel Truman reads the lost and found recommendation letter from Marcus, which pointed out Scott’s abilities.No automatic alt text available.Tenaya 7 attacks Corinth with the Boombot while the Rangers and Doctor K answer questions from some school kids, which makes Summer remember her past as a spoiled rich kid. The Rangers fight and destroy the Boombot, only to discover it is a decoy and that Tenaya 7 has gone in search of a rare black diamond owned by Summer’s parents. After defeating Tenaya 7, Summer tells the other Rangers that she promised to get married if her parents gave her enough space and let her temporarily become a Ranger until sometime later in the future when she would be taken back home.Image may contain: one or more peopleSummer’s parents reveal to her that they are broke, and need her to marry Chaz Winchester for his family’s money. Dillon and Scott are still arguing about whether or not Summer is making the right decision on going along with the marriage to get the diamond, and keep it safe from Tenaya 7. After she is abandoned in the desert, Andrews finds her and helps her get close to Corinth before they get attacked by Grinders. Andrews dies, but tells Summer to make it safe. Scott tells Mr. Landsdown about the “new” Summer, and how she saved him.Image may contain: 1 person, indoorA malfunction in his Time Manipulation Burst causes Flynn to be sidelined as the other Rangers face off against Tenaya 7 and her Grinders. While waiting for Doctor K to come up with a solution, Flynn looks back on his life leading up to Venjix’s attack and how he came to be the Blue Ranger.No automatic alt text available.While attempting to overcome a power problem with the Rangers’ new zord configuration, Doctor K is haunted by memories of her childhood being held at the “Alphabet Soup” think tank and a terrible mistake for which she has tried to make up for.Image may contain: nightDillon has a dream about his past when the Rangers are called into action. Venjix sends multiple monsters, wearing the Rangers down, and Dillon must make an important decision when he confronts the monster that has his stolen memories. He decides to keep his new memories and forget everything.Image may contain: ocean, sky, nature, outdoor and waterTenaya 7 implants a remote device on Dillon’s back of his neck which makes him fall under the control of Venjix and makes his bionic implants begin to take over his body. When he tries to leave the city, Dillon finds himself chained by Scott, leaving the rest of the Rangers to seek out the means to help him.No automatic alt text available.Dillon seeks to find more about his past by traveling to Omega City with the other Rangers in the GO-ONGER vehicle. They are sidetracked when Venjix downloads himself into a Generation 13 Attack Bot. When things look bad for the Rangers, two new and unknown Rangers appear to help. They then disappear, leaving the five Rangers in wonder of their identities.Image may contain: outdoorThe Rangers arrive at Omega City only to discover it was all a trap set by Venjix. In the midst of trying to escape, they are ambushed and overwhelmed by Venjix forces, but are saved by Rangers Gold and Silver who, this time, fight off their assailants in person. The seven Rangers then return to Corinth, where Rangers Gold and Silver finally reveal themselves as Gem and Gemma, long lost friends of Dr. K from the Alphabet Soup facility.Image may contain: car, sky and outdoorScott decides to join Gem and Gemma in a more offensive approach in the battle against Venjix. Colonel Truman defaults to his usual “defend the city” tactics and ends up trapping everyone inside while a Venjix bot sucks all the air out of the city. The remaining Rangers make a deadly escape from Corinth and regroup with Scott in order to save the city.Image may contain: sky, skyscraper, cloud and outdoorScott decides to join Gem and Gemma in a more offensive approach in the battle against Venjix. Colonel Truman defaults to his usual “defend the city” tactics and ends up trapping everyone inside while a Venjix bot sucks all the air out of the city. The remaining Rangers make a deadly escape from Corinth and regroup with Scott in order to save the city.Image may contain: sky, skyscraper, cloud and outdoorThe Rangers must return to the factory where the doomsday device is being built. Dillon attempts to find his sister before it’s too late. Dillon discovers that he, Summer, Gem & Gemma are in his sister’s cell. Summer finds the key that belonged to Dillon’s sister at Venjix factory that matches Dillon’s key.Image may contain: skyscraper, sky, cloud and outdoorIn an effort to impress his father, Scott makes a reckless trip out to the wasteland. He and Gem stumble upon human prisoners and their field trip turns into a rescue mission. Venjix test-drives his new and improved robotic form. His new body doesn’t hold up very well against the Rangers. Scott talks to Dillon about the Venjix Prisoners Camp where humans are infected with the Venjix virus, and Grinders make human hybrids like Dillon, his sister & the other at the Venjix Palace.No automatic alt text available.Untested technology is found in an Alphabet Soup dumping ground. Colonel Truman tries to keep the technology from Venjix and comes across a video log that pins Dr. K responsible for the start of Venjix. Colonel Truman wants to arrest Dr. K. but if he does, then she wouldn’t be able to help the Rangers with the dangerous Paleomax technology.No automatic alt text available.It dawns on Dillon that the two keys to his musical pocketwatch fit together to play another tune — the same one that Tenaya 7 whistles. Tenaya 7 is hit by memories of her past. She does some investigating on her own and finds out what really happened to her. Dillon finds out Tenaya 7 is his long lost sister.Image may contain: one or more peopleTenaya 7 & Dillon go to Venjix palace to retrieve codes to stop an Attack Bot. Dillon is left wondering which side she is on when she turns him into Venjix. With the stolen codes, Dr. K is able to configure the RPM Ultrazord. Kilobyte captures Tenaya 7 before she can reunite with the Rangers.No automatic alt text available.Dillon’s search for Tenaya is put on hold when Scott is in trouble. Scott was shot with a key that allows Shifter to control him. The Rangers do their best to save their leader when they come face to face with Tenaya 15. She has been reprogrammed with one mission: Serve Venjix. Dr. K makes a gun whose shots can make Tenaya susceptible to mind control.Image may contain: night and skyVenjix’s end game is about to reveal itself. Every Attack Bot has been a calculating step closer to his plan. The city is filled with hybrids just like Dillon. Venjix is going to activate them all and Corinth will be brought down.Image may contain: 1 person, outdoorWhen a magnetic wave cuts off Corinth’s electricity, the Rangers are left vulnerable to attack from Venjix’s army of sleeper hybrids. Ziggy embarks on a solo mission to rescue Dr. K, who was kidnapped by Venjix, when The Garage is compromised; Venjix deletes two Rangers, Gem and Gemma; and Venjix’s hardware inside Dillon’s body begins to take control over him. Tenaya has returned to the good side thanks to Dr. K’s antidote, and Kilobyte is destroyed. At Dr. K’s destroyed lab, the Rangers appeal to her to help them. Tenaya refuses at first, but Flynn convinces her to do so since Dillon’s life is in danger.No automatic alt text available.Dr. K. develops another virus to counter the Venjix virus, but it must be inserted into Venjix himself in order to be activated. Tenaya agrees to insert the virus into the Venjix network. Despite being short a few members, the remaining Rangers vow to soldier on before Venjix can regroup his armies. Gem and Gemma return with help from Dr. K. Venjix is destroyed when Gem and Gemma destroy the support beams to the Command Center and drop it onto Venjix. The Earth is now safe for humanity to live and prosper once more. In the last scene, red light appears in Ranger Red’s morpher, hinting at Venjix’s survival.maxresdefault

 

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REVIEW: IZOMBIE – SEASON 3

MAIN CAST

Rose McIver (Power Rangers RPM)
Malcolm Goodwin (Get Rich or Die Tryin’)
Rahul Kohli (Supergirl)
Robert Buckley (Killer Movie)
David Anders (Thge Vampire Diaries)
Aly Michalka (Grown Ups 2)RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST CAST

Andrea Savage (Veep)
Robert Knepper (Stargate Universe)
Robert Salvador (Arrow)
Bryce Hodgson  (X-Men 2)
Aaron Douglas (Battlestar Galactica)
Christina Cox (Elysium)
Natalie Alyn Lind (Gotham)
Peter Kelamis (50/50)
Panou (Caprica)
Tongayi Chirisa (Sleepy Hollow)
Mike Dopud (Arrow)
Brooke Lyons (2 Broke Girls)
Daran Norris (Veronica Mars)
Kurt Evans (Sanctuary)
Anjali Jay (Power Rangers)
Ken Marino (Agent Carter)
Camille Mitchell (Legion)
Roger Cross (Arrow)
Jason Dohring (Veronica Mars)
Patrick Gallagher (Sideways)
Eddie Jemison (Waitress)
Jessica Harmon (Hollow Man II)
Andrew Caldwell (Henry Danger)
Brendan Fletcher (Smallville)
James Pizzinato (Godzilla)
Ella Cannon (Neighbours)
Robert Ri’chard (The Vampire Diaries)
Greg Finley (The FLash)
Sarah Jurgens (Two Hands To Mouth)
Carrie Anne Fleming (Supernatural)
Francoise Yip (Blade Trinity)
Neil Grayston (Spooked)
Eileen Pedde (Dark Angel)

Will Seattle become the capital of the zombie homeland? In season three, Liv has discovered there are more zombies living in Seattle than she previously believed, including a private military contractor employing a zombie army that is preparing for the day humans learn of their existence. Major finds acceptance in this army, and Liv and Clive investigate the murder of a zombie family that may set off an all-out zombie-human war. Ravi’s former boss at the Center for Disease Control shows up in Seattle to investigate the Max Rager massacre. Blaine finds living as a human with no memory of his evil past is more blessing than curse. Peyton pulls at a thread in one of her cases that may lead to the villain that’s pulling all the strings. This action-packed season will see Liv take on the traits of a dominatrix, a Jackass style stunt man, an office gossip, a pre-school teacher, a conspiracy theorist, a dungeon master, and more.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SEASON ARE:

3.1) Heaven Just Got a Little Bit Smoother

Vivian Stoll is the new owner of the company Fillmore-Graves. Her military team bombs the building to destroy evidence of the zombie outbreak. Frustrated with Blaine’s amnesia, Don E. allies with Angus, Blaine’s father, to form a rival company to Blaine’s. Liv, Major, and Clive visit Vivian at her office, where she tells them that most of her company employees are zombies who are undergoing military training to defend themselves if humans attack them on “D-Day”, or “Discovery Day”, the day when humans find out about zombies. Ravi tells Liv that he is upset about Blaine and Peyton’s growing attraction to each other. Ravi shows Clive the experiments he’s been conducting to restore memory loss, a side-effect of the zombie cure. At a radio show, Billy, one of the security guards of Max Rager, who was there during the outbreak, announces live that he saw zombies eating people. When no one else will hire him, Major gets a job at Fillmore-Graves as a mercenary. Dr. Kupps, Ravi’s old boss, examines a body found at Max Rager’s. Liv and Ravi go to a murder scene to find Clive devastated, since he knew the murder victims; they were zombies. Liv and Clive realize that some humans know of the existence of zombies and are attacking them.3.2) Zombie Knows Best

Liv and Major eat the brains of Stan and his daughter Cindy, respectively. Liv, acting like a 40-year-old, tries to relate to Major, who is acting like a 15-year-old. Major has a vision of Cindy showing something on her phone from a friend, Winslow, to her father, which he tells her to take to the police. Vivian announces her intention to have District Attorney Baracus elected mayor. Clive, Major, and Liv investigate Winslow’s family. Liv has a vision of Cindy’s phone revealing Winslow’s step-father committed statutory rape. They find a parental controls app on Winslow’s phone revealing Winslow’s mother knew about the relationship between her husband and Winslow. She confesses and she and her husband are arrested. Cavanaugh interviews Clive about the murder of Wally and his family. Clive is revealed to have been a neighbor of the family. During a domestic disturbance, Clive arrested Wally’s father. Over time Clive grew close to the family including regular dinners and babysitting Wally. When Wally’s father was about to be released from prison, Anna and Wally moved from the apartment to avoid Wally’s father. Unfortunately for Clive, he was on a two-weeks case and unable to say goodbye.3.3) Eat, Pray, Liv

Major takes some time getting used to training and the new lunches being offered. After failing several exercises, he becomes friends with a man who used to be a DJ, Justin. Meanwhile, Liv eats the brain of a mindfulness instructor, channeling his zen personality. As Clive and Liv investigate his death, Liv proves to be less than useful due to her lack of visions. Major invites his new friend for dinner, but has a coughing fit. Blaine settles into his new job as a lounge singer and spends some time with Peyton. Meanwhile, Blaine’s father and Don E. set up their new business, the “Scratching Post”. Ravi tries to convince Blaine to try the memory serum that he has been working on. Blaine agrees to take the serum in order to help Major. Clive and Liv interrogate an old friend of the mindfulness instructor, and accuse him of being the killer, thanks to Clive’s detective skills. Later, when Peyton confronts him, Ravi finally admits his feelings for her, which causes catastrophic results.3.4) Wag the Tongue Slowly

Liv eats the brain of an office gossip after she is poisoned to death by a yogurt. Delving into the gossip surrounding the sales company, Liv receives many complaints about the victim. Liv and Clive also review possible suspects for the murder of Wally and his family by scouting an online Anti-Zombie forum. Major has another coughing fit, but is saved in the nick of time by using a special inhaler. Ravi gives Major the cure and tells him to use it only in case of emergency. Peyton looks after Blaine while he waits for Ravi’s serum to kick in, which makes them grow closer. Clive and Liv track down a man whose brother was killed in the outbreak at Max Rager, but don’t have any solid evidence to tie him to Wally’s murder. Meanwhile, Major finally finds Natalie and gives her Ravi’s cure.3.5) Spanking The Zombie

Fillmore-Graves mercenaries fight overseas and end a hostage situation. During the battle, Major receives numerous stab wounds. His condition begins to deteriorate as his wounds fail to heal. Meanwhile, Liv eats the brain of a dominatrix named Roxanne Greer who was strangled in her dungeon by her own whip. Although she was cremated, Ravi kept her brain to test his memory loss cure on. After investigating the crime scene, Liv and Clive find that Greer taped all her sessions, but the memory card is missing. They suspect that the killer could be anyone from her client list, which includes D.A. Baracus, Johnny Frost, and Brent Stone. Later, Liv and Clive find that the killer is the victim’s neighbor, who used the tapes to blackmail her clients. Don E. has trouble finding employees for the Scratching Post. He later meets up with Blaine’s old buyer of utopium and offers him a job in exchange for supplying him with more. Later, Ravi is ready to cure Major, but Liv stops him, knowing that Major would die from his stab wounds if turned human. She buys them more time and, the next morning, Major takes the cure despite the risk of memory loss.3.6) Some Like It Hot Mess

Major begins to regain his humanity after taking the cure, but both Liv and Ravi fear what will happen if he loses his memories for good. Clive investigates the murder of a narcissistic DJ, and when Liv eats her brain, she begins to act out and behave irresponsibly. One of Don E.’s clients offers him $1 million for Ravi’s cure, but the latter refuses to sell it. However, Don E.’s suggestion that Blaine is merely faking his memory loss to get a fresh start intrigues Ravi, and he mentions it to Peyton. Later, Blaine admits that, while he did initially lose his memory, it returned in a couple of days, and he pretended otherwise in a bid to win Peyton’s affections. Major returns to his family just as his memories fade, but they soon come back. Clive deduces that the victim’s roommate is the murderer, and is surprised to learn that Liv intends to take the cure herself and become human. However, someone steals Ravi’s supplies from the morgue. When Major returns, he reveals that he did have one last syringe that Ravi gave him earlier, but had already given it to Natalie.3.7) Dirt Nap Time

Clive is shocked to find that Liv is still a zombie; nevertheless, he has her eat the brain of a murdered preschool teacher who engaged in multiple affairs with his students’ mothers. Meanwhile, Peyton agrees to help the public defender representing the suspect from the dominatrix murder convince his client to take a plea deal. However, a high-priced lawyer persuades him to reject the deal, and he later commits suicide in his cell. Major reveals to Justin, his close friend at Fillmore-Graves, that he is human again. Clive and Liv are able to locate a private investigator hired by the husband of one of the victim’s partners, learning that the husband is the real killer. Don E. informs Blaine that he is buying out his business with the help of Blaine’s assistant, Candy; one of his men then shoots and severely wounds Blaine on his father’s orders. Major and Justin are sent to intercept two anti-zombie militants planning to kill District Attorney Baracus, but in the process, Justin gets run over and attacks Harley Johns and a fellow militant, unintentionally providing them with video evidence that zombies are real.3.8) Eat a Knievel

Vivian holds a meeting with Major, Liv, and Clive to discuss the fallout after the release of the zombie footage; afterwards, she takes Major off active duty after confirming that he is no longer a zombie before dying in an accident when her helicopter explodes. An Internet stuntman, Finn Vincible, is killed when a performance goes horribly wrong, and Liv eats his brain to determine that a prank he pulled on his friend, Rudy, is connected to his death. Blaine, having narrowly escaped death by bribing the hitman, reveals his survival to Don E., who then informs his father. Clive and Liv search Rudy’s house and discover that his wife had an affair with Finn, which angered Rudy so much that he decided to murder him. Blaine abducts his father and imprisons him in a well, taking over his business. Vivian’s brother-in-law, Chase Graves, arrives and assumes control of Fillmore-Graves, declaring that its soldiers must begin preparations for “Discovery Day”. Liv disguises herself as a human and tries to infiltrate an anti-zombie meeting along with Ravi, but is forced to leave him behind when she nearly gets recognized.3.9) Twenty Sided, Die

At the meeting, Harley Johns reveals his plan to capture a zombie and turn it vicious. Ravi persuades the group against it. Afterwards, he meets Rachel, an enthusiastic photographer. Blaine begins to test the brains infused with Ravi’s serum to determine its effects. After a Dungeons & Dragons club’s gamemaster is poisoned, Liv and Clive learn that his fellow players were bitter about dying during a recent quest. Major receives a letter from Shawna, a woman who the false accusations against him. Peyton learns more about the dominatrix case. With few leads, Liv organizes a game with Major, Ravi, Clive and Peyton. During the round, Liv has a vision that reveals the victim was a hacker. The FBI takes the case with Clive’s ex-girlfriend, Dale Bozzio, as lead. Don E. eats a large part of Blaine’s infused brains and has a severe episode at the bar. He flees and is captured by Harley’s men and brought to Ravi. Elsewhere, Baracus is shot at a fundraiser by an unknown militant sniper and nearly loses control before Liv is able to calm him. However, the militant escapes. Later, Blaine’s rival, Stacey Boss, returns to Seattle looking for revenge.3.10) Return of The Dead Guy

Mr. Boss steals diamonds from his wife, while the militants prepare to torture Don E. Peyton convinces Liv to eat the brain of her deceased client, but during roleplay, she experiences a side effect that allows her to hallucinate about seeing Drake’s ghost. Clive inadvertently triggers another vision revealing that a guard at the prison murdered the victim, but they are unable to find a suspect. Mr. Boss ambushes Blaine and kills him, but is quickly subdued by the latter’s superior strength upon his revival as a zombie once more. Liv is bothered by Major’s new relationship with Shawna. Liv and Clive get the name of the killer, but learn that he died in an accident shortly after he committed the murder. Mr. Boss wakes up in a coffin, and Blaine persuades him to act as his international broker for acquiring brains. Clive locates the dead man’s daughter, but she refuses to talk; as he and Liv drive away, it is revealed that she is a zombie. Liv finally finds the courage to let go of Drake’s memory, and she and Blaine go to save Ravi and Don E.3.11) Conspiracy Weary

Liv and Blaine rescue Don E. and Ravi from the anti-zombie militants. Fillmore-Graves soldiers arrive, killing two of the militants. Liv, Don E. and Blaine eat the brain of one of the militants, who was a conspiracy theorist. With her newfound paranoia Liv discovers that Shawna has been posting her personal affairs on Tumblr. Despite her claims of good intentions, Major cuts her out of his life. Peyton’s investigation into James Weckler’s death goes deeper as she meets with his daughter and discovers she’s a zombie after witnessing a vision. Baracus wins the mayoral election. It is revealed that Rachel, the photographer who has taken interest in Ravi, is actually a journalist who was writing a story about “zombie fanatics.” Clive and Liv get a lead on the whereabouts of Harley. They track him to the hidden, underground shelter at his cabin. They find Harley when Liv experiences a vision vouching for his innocence in the murder of Wally’s family. Liv is unable to inform Clive before Harley fires at gun. Clive returns fire and kills Harley. However, Harley survives and is revealed to now be a zombie. Ravi discovers Rachel’s article revealing the existence of zombies.3.12) Looking For Mr. Goodbrain – Part 1

Liv calls Major, who sedates and freezes Harley. Chase Graves deduces that Major is human from Shawna’s posts and fires him. Major’s teammates, unaware of Ravi’s cure, admire the risks he took as a human and plan a farewell party for him. Liv, now disguised as a human, and Ravi receive a new case—the murder of Ravi’s former boss Katty Kupps. A colleague reveals that Kupps was tracing a flu outbreak and interviewing witnesses. Baracus offers to hire Peyton as his chief of staff. Despite her concerns, Peyton takes the job. Natalie returns and comforts Major. Major takes Natalie’s offer to join her in Europe to escape his notoriety. Liv meets with a potential witness at a hotel and nearly sleeps with him. After a similar incident the next day, she realizes that Kupps was a sex addict. Liv increasingly feels powerless against those urges, eventually cheating on Justin with Chase. Afterwards, Liv finds a clue suggesting that Chase is tied to Kupps’ murder. Clive identifies the daughter of a Fillmore-Graves executive as the likely transmitter of the virus. Harley sneaks into Major’s party and detonates an explosive vest, seemingly killing most of the guestsKamen Rider Sengoku Movie Battle Haruto's Underworld3.13) Looking For Mr. Goodbrain – Part 2

Major voluntarily becomes a zombie again so as to rejoin Fillmore-Graves, while Justin learns of Liv’s affair with Chase and breaks up with her. Liv and Clive suspect Chase murdered Kupps, but they discover Fillmore-Graves executive Carey Gold and her daughter are the real killers. Learning Carey also murdered Wally Reid and Vivian, forced James Weckler to kill Roxanne Greer to aid Baracus’ campaign, and introduced a deadly disease into the public, Chase kills her, but her plan has enough support among Fillmore-Graves’ staff that Chase is forced to proceed with it, using vaccinations against the disease to turn humans into zombies, including Dale Bozzio and Johnny Frost. Liv persuades Johnny to reveal zombies’ existence to the public, after which Fillmore-Graves help maintain order between humans and zombies. Ravi develops a potential vaccine for the zombie virus and ingests it, persuading Liv to scratch him to test its effectiveness.

At The climax of Izombie the series will never be the same again, thankfully with the show renewed for a fourth season, we will see more adventures. Season 3 had a lot of interesting character moments especially for Clive who has a season long investigation into the murder of a family of Zombies. The Show went from strength to strength throughout the season and leaves you hanging for more. with the world in the know about Zombies it will very interesting what will happen for season 4. We are in for a hell of a ride.

 

REVIEW: IZOMBIE – SEASON 2

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MAIN CAST

Rose McIver (Power Rangers RPM)
Malcolm Goodwin (The Bellman)
Rahul Kohli (Happy Anniversary)
Robert Buckley (Killer Movie)
David Anders (Alias)

RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST CAST

Aly Michalka (Two and a Half Men)
Steven Weber (2 Broke Girls)
Leanne Lapp (No Clue)
Brian Markinson (Arrow)
Molly Hagan (Sully)
Nick Purcha (Angels In The Snow)
Adam Rose (Up In The Air)
Robert Knepper (Cult)
Justin Prentice (13 Reasons Why)
Kurt Evans (Sanctuary)
David Starzyk (Hot In Cleveland)
Ona Grauer (V)
Jessica Harmon (Hollow man 2)
Bryce Hodgson (Falling Skies)
Ian Reed Kesler (2 Broke Girls)
Eddie Jemison (Waitress)
Jerry Trimble (Heat)
Steven Williams (LA Heat)
Greg Finley (The Flash)
Brooke Lyons (2 Broke Girls)
Anna Galvin (Warcraft)
Daniella Alonso (The Hills Have Eyes 2)
Fiona Vroom (Power Rangers)
Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars)
Bradley Stryker (The Lizzie Borden Chronicles)
Enrico Colantoni (Flashpoint)
Kacey Rohl (Hannibal)
Ali Liebert (Bomb Girls)
Sarah Grey (Legends of Tomorrow)
Andrea Savage (Episodes)
Ken Marino (Agent Carter)

Consistently offering clever, witty and fun episodes, iZombie solidified itself as one of the most entertaining series on TV in its second season. Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright had already created an offbeat yet inviting world in Season 1 and in Season 2 they built upon it, putting the characters into more intense and involving situations, all while still maintaining the show’s crucial, knowing sense of humor.The cast continue to be one of the most likeable you’ll find, anchored by the excellent Rose McIver. Okay, it’s one of the show’s reaches that pretty much every brain Liv eats is a very focused, specific type of person, but that’s just part of the deal here. And it gives McIver so much to work with, as she goes all in playing Liv taking on personas as varied as a coach, a stalker, a costumed vigilante or a tough stripper. Every week, McIver is given something different to play and she consistently nails it, with ongoing mileage gotten out of how out there and uncharacteristic Liv gets, depending on her latest brain meal.After his heartbroken ex-fiancé character take a surprising (and awesome) turn at the end of Season 1, Robert Buckley’s Major got a great storyline in Season 2, as he found himself working for Vaughn Du Clark (Steven Weber), tasked with assassinating zombies – all while actually locking them up instead, which put him in a very precarious position both with Du Clark and the cops and the FBI, who were getting closer and closer to him for his actions in both Season 1 and 2.The fact that those investigating Major’s crimes were Clive (Malcolm Goodwin) and his FBI partner/love interest Dale Bozzio (Jessica Harmon) only increased the tension, even while Clive and Dale made a great pairing – with Harmon effortlessly fitting in on the show, as the somewhat goofy Dale provided a great foil for the somewhat stoic Clive. And in the midst of this, having Clive begin to slowly notice the things that were off about Liv was continually intriguing, since it was inevitable that Clive would one day find out The Secret.Blaine (David Anders) in the meantime had to adjust to life as a human again – for awhile at least, as he never kept his nose clean and eventually became one of the undead again, with Anders always bringing a wonderfully quirky/funny approach to the character. McIver and Rahul Kohli continued to be a delightful duo in all the scenes between Liv and Ravi and Kohli shined throughout the season, though I do hope Season 3 can perhaps give Ravi more of his own storyline at some points beyond the ongoing search for a cure or the burgeoning love triangle between Ravi, Peyton (Aly Michalka) and Blaine. The end of the season, as Ravi began to suspect Major was up to no good – and their big confrontation about it – showed how strong it can be to use the usually comic presence of Ravi in a dramatic manner that would be interesting to explore again.As Season 2 progressed, one really strong element was how it began to bring together several storylines. We began to see Major’s growing interaction with Blaine begin to bring him even more in focus as a suspect for Dale and Clive, while Peyton’s return — it was good to see Michalka, who also fits in great with this cast, get more to do — had her wrapped up with Blaine (in more ways than one) and helping lead us to a new villain on the show, Stacey Boss (Eddie Jemison).

Best of all, the “brain of the week” storylines began to becoming increasingly tied into the main stories as well. And yes, this meant sometimes you had to accept a bit more coincidence on the show, but it still was exciting and gratifying to see how all the different elements were intersecting in different ways and how Liv could learn new info thanks to a new murder victim connected in ways that were sometimes not apparent on the surface.When it came to Big Bads, Vaughn Du Clark certainly delivered. Stephen Weber seemed to be having a ball in the role and was delightfully awful as the energetic, confident mega-douche of a sports drink company CEO. He was also given a great foil in Gilda (Leanne Lapp), his daughter, who was just as corrupt as her dad. Gilda has no qualms about manipulating Major, Liv or anyone else and Lapp brought just the right attitude to the character – even as we saw just how awful Du Clark was as a dad, giving us a tinge of sympathy, or at least understanding, about why she was the way she was, even as it was clear she needed to be stopped. The season also ended in an epic, satisfying manner, with Clive finally finding out the truth, an all-out “Romero Zombie” attack and both Du Clark and Gilda being taken out – all while we met a huge new player on the scene that looks to be upending the show in a huge way.Nearly every week, iZombie continued to deliver in its second season and the show easily overcame any sophomore slump worries. The creators and cast seem to know exactly the right  tone to go for here, offering up a show that has a fun, accessible vibe but can get suitably intense, dramatic and gory when need be. When the CW gave all of their series early renewals last year, iZombie was one of the ones I know I was celebrating the most. Bring on Season 3!

 

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS REVIEW: IZOMBIE – METHOD HEAD

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MAIN CAST

Rose McIver (Power Rangers RPM)
Malcolm Goodwin (American Gangster)
Robert Buckley (Killer Movie)
David Anders (Alias)
Rahul Kohli (Holby City)

RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST CAST

Steven Weber (2 Broke Girls)
Zack Peladeau (The Blackburn Asylum)
Skyler Day  (Sweet/Vicious)
Ryan Lane (Switched at Birth)
Jessica Harmon (Black Xmas)
Leanne Lapp  (Grave Encounters 2)
Bryce Hodgson  (X-Men 2)
Anna Galvin (Warcraft)

Going into an episode about a TV show called Zombie High, it was safe to expect things would get pretty meta and “Method Head” did not disappoint. From Clive calling the idea of a zombie show where the zombie’s the star “dumb” to learning Zombie High, despite being set in Portland, films in Seattle (the Seattle-set iZombie films in Vancouver) for tax breaks, the iZombie team clearly had a ball winking at themselves and their fans. And we can only guess there were plenty of private in-jokes too, such as when Liv said things like, “I love the cute little names the crew have for the actors!”The only thing that felt notably off was the first few minutes, with the Christmas setting and Liv eating the Santa brain. The idea of showing a bit of a passage of time was interesting, as we went into the new year, but it still left that opening feeling disconnected – and even Major finding out that, in theory, he will eventually become a zombie again, was somewhat put to the side for the remainder of the episode (though obviously that’s going to be a continuing issue).However, once the episode really got going, all of the Zombie High material was extremely funny, and I loved that the show sort of got every in-joke they could out of the way, by also bringing up the new Power Rangers movie multiple times, as a nod to Rose McIver’s Ranger past – and Ravi’s line, “If I’m hearing you right, there’s going to be another Power Rangers movie!” was so great. But what was gratifying was the episode didn’t only rest on the meta jokes, and in fact, one of the funniest moments, when Liv had to help an actor who claimed to have a photographic memory remember the term photographic memory, had nothing to do with this being a zombie show doing an episode about a zombie show.5616cde899678The first iZombie of 2016 was a highly entertaining one, as the show managed to have fun with itself in a big way. Meanwhile, Major is going in even deeper with Max Rager, even as we learn he’s being sought as the “Chaos Killer”, adding yet another obstacle to overcome.

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12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS REVIEW: IZOMBIE – CAPE TOWN

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MAIN CAST
Rose McIver (Power Rangers RPM)
Malcolm Goodwin (American Gangster)
Robert Buckley (Killer Movie)
David Anders (Alias)
Rahul Kohli (Holby City)
RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST CAST
Eddie Jemison (Bruce Almighty)
Brooke Lyons (2 Broke Girls)
Bryce Hodgson  (X-Men 2)
Jenna Romanin (Bates Motel)
Damn, “Cape Town” tricked us good. We thought we were getting a goofy adventure poking fun at the rise of superheroes in popular culture set against the backdrop of the holidays, but what we got was a much more somber affair. To be fair, we should have seen this coming. Not just because the holidays can be depressing, but because there’s been a darkness creeping over iZombie all season long. It was a quintessential midseason finale. It paid off on some of iZombie’s long-simmering arcs, like Liv and Major’s relationship struggles, while also pressing forward on some others, like Mr. Boss’s involvement in the Seattle crime world. And at the end, the show snuck in a series of well-placed punches to the gut that could potentially unravel everything the show and Liv have been working toward this entire time.
After Liv chowed down on the brain of a man who was a shop teacher by day, vigilante by night, she dressed up in her own crime-fighting costume and said some hilariously dramatic things that Ravi joked would be good to use in her character’s graphic novel.  iZombie had a great time poking fun at the ridiculous idea that people run around in costumes and attempt to fight crime but then go to work at pressed juiceries during the day. It’s humorous in light of how saturated with superheroes popular culture has become over the last decade, but it’s especially funny when viewed through the lens of a show like iZombie that is equally unbelievable in its premise. Liv thought the Fog was crazy for his nighttime activities as a caped crusader, but Liv is a zombie who solves murders through the visions she receives after eating the brains of the deceased victims who pass through the morgue where she works. I mean, vigilante crimefighters who say things like, “I’m the Fog, and tonight I’m thick with justice,” don’t sound nearly as crazy when you put things into perspective.
And this week, iZombie was all about putting things into perspective, whether it was Clive realizing how dangerous it was to allow Liv to consult on cases or Major finally coming to terms with how a brain affects a zombie, things were becoming clearer but also changing, and not necessarily for the better, for our ragtag group of heroes. Like many superhero tales, “Cape Town” ended with Liv standing on a rooftop surveying the city she was trying to protect, and although it was fun while it lasted, the particular brain put Liv in a dangerous position when she went to one of Mr. Boss’s warehouses to stop a gun deal and after overpowering a few men with marbles, chloroform, and her built-in zombie rage, was nearly killed by the murderer, who’d been robbing Mr. Boss’s high stakes poker games. Mr. Boss arrived and shot the woman, and if Liv wasn’t already on his radar from his first appearance on the show, she is now. Liv has done some questionable things as a result of whatever brain she’s eaten that week, but has she ever been quite so needlessly reckless as she was this week? She is not a trained law-enforcement officer, and her zombie strength and instincts can’t protect her all the time. The fact that there were repercussions for her actions is actually something that I think needed to happen in order for iZombie to continue to move forward, even if moving forward actually meant taking a few steps back. One of the worst things that can happen to a show is that it becomes complacent, and although iZombie was in no risk of stalling out—between Max Rager, Mr. Boss, and Blaine’s scheming, the show has plenty of storylines to ensure it has forward momentum—Clive ending their partnership threw Liv for a loop and forced the show to turn inward in a way that we haven’t seen in a while.
Clive blamed himself for Liv’s actions because he’d been treating her like an equal when she wasn’t one, but by putting an end to their partnership, he has unknowingly also taken away the one thing that gave real meaning to Liv’s undead life. And so without her tether, everything kind of spiraled out of control from there. The way Liv sees it, if she’s not using the brains she eats to retrain her humanity to also solve murders, then there are no positives to being a zombie. It means she suffers through visions of someone else’s life for no reason, it means her personality shifts are for nothing, and it means that she no longer serves any purpose. Clive dissolving their weird little partnership essentially threatens to erase all of the progress Liv has made since the series premiere taught Liv that being a zombie didn’t have to mean her life was over. And without helping to solve murder cases, the depression that once dominated Liv’s life is already threatening to creep back in.
The first casualty of being a zombie without a cause was Liv’s love life. It was already in jeopardy, of course, but after having a heart-to-heart with a zombie who was forced to have sex for food, Major thought he had finally begun to understand how the brains affected an individual, and was willing to forgive Liv for her stalker actions last week—an argument that bled over into this week’s episode—but Liv decided to break things off. To his credit, Major was so sure that they’re meant to be together that he’s willing to wait and was certain this latest hiccup in their long, rocky road to happiness will be overcome. On the one hand, good for you, Major. Someone needs to fight for the relationship since Liv isn’t able to. But on the other hand, by viewing Liv’s zombieism as a temporary roadblock, that sent a message to Liv that he loved the woman she used to be and only tolerated the woman she was now.
Like many of the CW mid-season finales, Izombie’s is a game changer and now we have to wait till January to see the aftermath.

REVIEW: PLAY IT AGAIN, DICK

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Ryan Hansen (2 Broke Girls)
Kristen Bell (Frozen)
Enrico Colantoni (Powers)
Kyle Gallner (Smallville)
Amanda Noret (Bunny Whipped)
Percy Daggs III (Izombie)
Christopher B. Duncan (My Name Is Khan)
Rose McIver (Izombie)
Daran Norris (Team America)
Robert Buckley (Killer Movie)
Ryan Devlin (Deck The Halls)
Francis Capra (Heroes)
Jason Dohring (The Originals)
Chris Lowell (Enlisted)
Ken Marino (Agent Carter)
Lisa Thornhill (The Family Man)

This online series of short 10 minute episodes is worth watching, especially if you’re a fellow Marshmallow. Though it’s less spinoff and more meta with a humorous look at the industry through the eyes of a “Dick” like Ryan Hansen It’s fun to watch with most of the actors and characters we all love making appearances. So if you’re up for seeing some of your favorite actors and characters from Veronica Mars, then this is a must see – even if it’s not ‘quite’ Veronica Mars.

Photo: CWThe series takes a fictionalized version of Ryan Hansen (who plays Dick Casablancas – rich party boy) as he tries to get a Veronica Mars spinoff series off the ground about Dick as a private eye. This interpretation of Ryan is closer to Dick in personality than perhaps what he’s like in real life, which creates a familiar atmosphere for the fans.

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However, what makes the series work and ultimately hilarious is how it pokes fun at the industry itself. In real life, there’s no way the Dick Casablancas show would make it on the air. Dick as a private eye? And when the fictionalized Kristen reveals how silly she thinks the idea is (and only agrees to be on it because she sees Ryan as a brother, not to mention the zero chance of it getting picked up), we can’t help but agree and laugh at her predicament.

In a clever scene, they have Ryan pitch his show to real life CW executives as he somehow convinces them to give him money to make the pilot. It will be interesting to see how this all plays out. Where I stand, the more Veronica Mars content the better. By having this online series, it keeps the show relevant instead of in the archives of the past. Here’s to hoping for another future movie, or even better a limited series order. Till then, we all have Dick. And  it is fun to watch.

REVIEW: XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS – SEASON 1-6

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MAIN CAST

Lucy Lawless (Ash Vs Evil Dead)
Renee O’ Connor (Boogeyman 2)

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RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST CAST

Jay Laga’ala (Home and Away)
Darien Takle (The Ugly)
Stephen Hall (Get Ace)
Willa O’Neill (The Price of Milk)
Jeffrey Thomas (The Hobbit)
Nathaniel Lees (Power Rangers Jungle Fury)
Bruce Hopkins (Power Rangers Ninja Storm)
Simon Prast (Filthy rich)
Latham Gaines (Power Rangers Dino Thunder)
Paul Norell (Power Rangers SPD)
Bobby Hosea (Independance Day)
Stephen Tozer (Young Hercules)
Iain Rea (Shortland Street)
Kevin Smith (Jubilee)
Kevin Sorbo (Julia X)
Michael Hurst (Bitch Slap)
Christopher Graham (Power Rangers Mystic Force)
Kieren Hutchison (Cleopatra 2525)
Erik Thomson (All Saints)
Danielle Cormack (Wentworth Prison)
Alison Bruce (Young Hercules)
Mark Ferguson (Power Rangers Mystic force)
Kevin J. Wilson (Pictures)
Galyn Gorg (Robocop 2)
Scott Garrison (Swamp Thing: The Series)
Cameron Rhodes (Deathgasm)
Dean O’ Gorman (The Hobbit)
David Weatherley (Power Rangers Operation Overdrive)
Peter Daube (Traffic Island)
Jeremy Roberts (The Mask)
Jason Hoyte (Power Rangers RPM)
Bruce Campbell (The Evil Dead)
Tim Thomerson (Trancers)
Karl Urban (Red)
Tom Atkins (Halloween 3)
Peter McCauley (The Locals)
Robert Trebor (Universal Soldier)
Ted Raimi (Ash Vs Evil Dead)
Hudson Leick (Tru Calling)
David Taylor (Rain)
Mark Ferguson (Power Rangers Operation Overdrive)
Paul Gittins (Power Rangers Jungle Fury)
Todd Rippon (King Kong)
Antony Starr (Outrageous Fortune)
Anthony Ray Parker (The Matrix)
Peter Vere-Jones (Bad Taste)
Simone Kessell (San andreas)
John Sumner (Power Rangers Dino Charge)
Melinda Clarke (Gotham)
Murray Keane (Power Rangers RPM)
Alison Wall (Funny Business)
Craig Parker (Reign)
Alexandra Tydings (Suncahser)
Craig Walsh-Wrightson (Spartacus)
Jeremy Callaghan (The Great Raid)
John D’Aquino (3rd rock from The Sun)
Rachel Blakely (The Lost World)
Charles mesure (V)
Tony Todd (Chuck)
George Henare (The Dead Lands)
Marton Csokas (XXX)
Meighan Desmond (When Love Comes)
Jennifer Ward-Lealand (Full Frontal)
Grant McFarland (Power Rangers Ninja Storm)
Jacquelien Kim (Star Trek: Generations)
Daniel Sing (A Soldier’s Sweetheart)
Gina Torres (Firefly)
Megan Nicol (Power Rangers Ninja Storm)
Amy Morrison (Jack of All Trades)
Shiri Appleby (Jack of All Trades)
Patrick Fabian (Veronica Mars)
Stig Eldred (Dick Tracy)
Katrina Browne (Power Rangers Ninja Storm)
Angela Marie Dotchin (Jack of All Trades)
Jodie Rimmer (Young Hercules)
Victoria Pratt (Mutant X)
Kate Elliott (Power Rangers Samurai)
Sheeri Rappaport (Little Witches)
Claire Stansfield (The Flash 90s)
Kathryn Morris (Cold Case)
Olivia Tennet (Power Rangers RPM)
Timothy Omundson (Human Target)
Mark Hadlow (The Hobbit)
David Franklin (Farscape)
Jennifer Sky (Cleopatra 2525)
John Leigh (Power Rangers Mystic Force)
David de Lautour (Power Rangers Jungle Fury)
Jay Ryan (Beauty and The Beast)
Antonio Te Maioha (Spartacus)
Jenya Lano (Mutant X)
Mfundo Morrison (Vet)
Marie Matiko (Date Movie)
Anthony Wong (Haywire)
George Cheung (Starsky & Hutch)
Rose McIver (Izombie)
James Gaylyn (Power Rangers RPM)
Geoff Dolan (Jack of All Trades)
Stephen Lovatt (Cleoaptra 2525)
Musetta Vander (Stargate SG.1)
Claudia Black (Farscape)
Morgan Reese Fairhead (Power Rangers Dino Thunder)
Peta Rutter (Young Hercules)
Selma Blair (Hellboy)
Manu Bennett (Arrow)
Miriama Smith (Filthy Rich)
Josephine Davison (Power Rangers SPD)
Paris Jefferson (The Counselor)
Jed Brophy (The Hobbit)
Adrienne Wilkinson (Renegades)
William Gregory Lee (Dark Angel)
Joel Tobeck (Ash Vs Evil Dead)
Tsianina Joelson (Bring it On)
Sela Apera (Crooked Earth)
Zeus Mendoza (Port Charles)
Tandi Wright (Black Sheep)
Michelle Langstone (Power Rangers SPD)
Gina Varela (Sione’s Wedding)
Owen Black (Maddigans Quest)
Ian Harcourt (Power Rangers Megaforce)
Brittney Powell (That Thing You Do)
Renato Bartolomei (The Cult)
Alexander Petersons (Redheads)
Luanne Gordon (King Kong)
Alexis Arquette (Pulp Fiction)
Li Ming Hu (Power Rangers RPM)
Elizabeth Hawthorne (Filthy rich)
Katrina Devine (Power Rangers Ninja Storm)
Michelle Ang (Triple 9)
Mike Edward (Filthy Rich)

Most people have some kind of guilty pleasure they watch on television. I have several. One of my past guilty pleasures was Xena: Warrior Princess (as well as the show that spawned it-Hercules). Seeing a bunch of attractive gals running around, showing ample amounts of cleavage and leg while they went through their paces seemed like such harmless fun.  The show developed quite a fanbase over the years and it all began with a few appearances on Kevin Sorbo’s old show, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. In Hercules, Xena played a female warrior who torn through the countryside killing and pillaging as she and her armies went. Hercules stopped her and eventually showed her a different path and the Xena series started off with that premise (hey, it was a cute idea for a spin off and eventually surpassed the parent show in ratings).

Season 1 begun with Xena meeting Gabrielle whilst trying to atone for her past, the rest of the season saw several highlights such as the introduction of Ares (Kevin Smith), Autolycus (Bruce Campbell) and Callisto (Hudson Leick), with each episode the shy got better and better.

The show really kicked into overdrive with Season2, the biggest highlight was Julius Caeser (Karl Urban) who once had a relationship with Xena and betrayed her. Gabrielle became an Amazon Queen and we saw Xena’s arch nemesis Callisto return with a vengeance. It was with Season 2 where the show surpassed Hercules and became the huge it is today.

Season 3 saw the the beginning of The Dahak storyline a story that would dart backwards and forward between the two shows and eventually conclude on Hercules (Season 5). This season also saw what fans refer to as the Rift story where gabrielle and Xena relationship was tested to breaking point eventually sending them to the land illusia where they had to sing. The Xena Musicial was a huge hit and well put together, to this day i smile every time I watch it.

Season 4 saw a new villain introduced, Alti (Claire Stansfield) A sharman who killed a tribe of Amazons, but the main story of this season was about Julius Caeser, his rise to power and Xena trying to prevent the vision of her and Gabrielle’s death from coming true. The Caeser story was excellent and in the episode The Ides of March, everything comes to fruition, we even see the return of Callisto.

The fifth season was written around Lucy Lawless and her real life pregnancy. The Producers decided to write it in to the show making it easier on production. With the birth of Xena’s child brings fourth the twilight of the Gods, the moment Zeus is killed they all come after Xena with a vengeance. Athena was the main antagonist, the show also explored a possible relationship with Ares and Xena. The last four episodes saw a time jump so we get introduced to a grown up Eve/Livia (Adrienne Wilkinson),  who ended up on a similar path to her mother.

Season brought the show to an end, six years of action and adventure. Highlights in this season were the Norse trilogy showing Xena as a Valkyrie, Michael Hurst playing a reporter called Nigel, Ares living on an farm and the return of Ares and Aphrodite to godhood. It’s always sad to see a show come to an end, with the shocking finale seeming to be a hard to beat ending it does seem like the show had a satisfying ending.

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