by Billie Doux
The new Supergirl has a new costume. What do you think? I think it's pretty cool, classy instead of flashy. But then again, I liked Tom Welling in basic black. I like Stephen Amell in muted green leather with a hood. Brightly colored spandex just doesn't do much for me. (Okay, the boots are terrible, but at least they're not bright red.) Opinions? Comments?
Jada Pinkett Smith is leaving Gotham. I'm not sure if that's good or bad, because I don't watch Gotham. I'm very aware that Gotham is the sort of show we usually cover, but we're not. The thing is, the person I live with does watch Gotham. That means I mostly sit in the same room when the episode airs and involuntarily stealth-watch while I'm doing something else. I swear, every time I look up, there is a scene of horrendous violence or torture (the last time I looked up, and I don't look up often, a disembodied eyeball hit the floor). The future Commissioner Gordon leaves me cold, and it feels like the show is all unrelentingly dark character development of future villains. My biggest problem with it, and I get that I have no right to complain when I haven't given the show a proper chance, is the extreme lack of Batman. Smallville didn't have Superman, but it did have Clark Kent. Gotham has a child as the future Dark Knight.
So you guys who are into the show -- I need your opinion. How do you feel about Gotham? Do you find the lack of Batman distracting?
Orphan Black returns Saturday, April 18. Here's a season three trailer:
Community returns Tuesday, March 17 on the confusing Yahoo Screen, whatever that is. Six seasons! They made it! Although I bet we don't get a movie. Here's a season six trailer.
No trailer for Orange is the New Black, which will return June 12, and Billie will go nuts trying to review thirteen episodes in a timely fashion. Maybe I should just do a seasonal review?
This week in casts
Claudia Black (Farscape, Stargate SG-1), a fave of mine, will be joining The Originals in the recurring role of the much discussed but not yet seen Dahlia. Woo hoo!
-- Sarah Michelle Gellar (guess which show she's known for) will voice an as yet unnamed character on Disney XD's Star Wars Rebels.
-- Carrie Preston (True Blood, Person of Interest, The Good Wife) just got a starring role in an NBC pilot. No title yet, but it sounds sitcommish so I probably won't watch it. But as always, I wish her well.
-- Rutina Wesley (also True Blood) and Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under) have joined the cast of the ABC pilot Broad Squad, which is unfortunately about groundbreaking female cops in the 70s. Broad Squad? Really?
-- Anna Paquin (also also True Blood) is in talks to star as Madame X in a miniseries on HBO. Have you guys seen the old Madame X? What a tearjerker. It might be interesting to see it updated. Or not.
This week in cats
Someone has started making music for cats based on the idea that the music should be species-specific, like including purring sounds. My cat Fox didn't react to it, but Fox likes people music. The only thing Fox doesn't like is The Walking Dead. He always leaves the room when it's on. We call it "the growling show".
I saw this clip on John Oliver's Last Week Tonight, and I feel compelled to share it with you all. It's just wonderful. The cat's face before it "misbehaves" is priceless.
Billie Doux is the founder of Doux Reviews and has been reviewing her favorite shows for a ridiculously long time. More Billie Doux.