Our trio of intrepid comic book adventurers returns to talk some of their expectations for DC’s latest forays into the TV world! Check it out, and Like/Follow our Page on Facebook to spread the word and support the show:
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The Justice League is coming back to television with Justice League Action, a new animated series currently in the works at Cartoon Network. Bleeding Cool reports that the format will be similar to Teen Titans Go!, in that each episode will be comprised of two 11-minute shorts. Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill are reprising their roles of Batman and the Joker, respectively, though we do not yet know who will be voicing Superman and Wonder Woman. As a big fan of the Justice League and Justice League Unlimited animated shows, I can’t wait to see if this new show captures that magic once again.
On this episode, friend of the Rogues’ Shan joins Noah, Sandy, and Vince as they all discuss their favorite TV shows, new and old. Also included are discussions of predatory birds attacking politicians, why Rob Ford is a fuckhead, and Robert Downey Jr’s ironic childhood comic book hatred.
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Mental illness is becoming something of a common trope in 40-minute dramas seeking to stand out from the crowd. But while not an indicator of necessarily poor quality (Dexter, Sherlock, Monk, and Firefly are all excellent shows), few shows tackle the abundance of mental and emotional repercussions of living with a serious mental disorder: both the effects on the person with the disorder and those around them. Despite whatever other strengths these shows tend to have, their portrayal of these effects, by and large, tends to be pretty unrealistic.
Not so with Showtime’s The United States of Tara, which follows the daily trials and tribulations of Tara: a painter, mother of two, and loving wife. The twist? Tara has Dissociative Identity Disorder (better known as multiple personalities). Other than her main persona, there are three main “alters”: T, a rambunctious, hyper-sexed fifteen-year old; Buck, a chain-smoking, gun-toting Vietnam war vet; and Alice, an eerily cheerful and controlling housewife, straight out of a 60s sitcom. It also follows the goings on with the rest of her family: husband Max, rebellious teen Kate, and son Marshall — film nerd and all-around classy motherfucker — as they each go through dealing with their own personal adventures on top of the those which come with having a family member with D.I.D.