So I was looking for something new to try on Google Play on Thursday night, I found Justice League Action. I was interested when I saw some of the previews before it came out, but not having cable I forgot about it. The price tag was a bit steep for what I thought were 2 – 3 minute episodes. I was surprised to find that the first episode was 43 minutes in length and it was AWESOME. The episode was full of action and fun, and it only cost 99¢!
Needless to say, with Mrs. Multiverse’s fan-girl permission, I purchased the rest of the episodes on Friday and have been watching them, in between some Boomerang content all weekend. The rest of the episodes run about 11 minutes long, and are just as entertaining as the first. So if you want to give yourself the gift of fun, pick these up for $29.99 on Google Play… it’s worth it.
Tonight’s season opener was a great ride and I feel like we have much to look forward to with this show. It had some low and many high moments on CBS, but we watched on. I really am excited about another light hearted show to watch during the week, along with the Flash.
Today, my wife surprised me with this awesome gift. She had purchased the graphic from a second hand store. It used to be a T-Shirt. I love how she constructed the background. It makes the 21×16 inch piece pop. It made my already good day 😍
The best thing that happened on TV when I was nine. It was January, 1979, and there were two hour long shows. One aired per week on NBC. I was able to see the first and was SUPER excited to watch the second part. Well, because I don’t remember the details, I lost my TV privileges, and wasn’t able to watch the second part. My life was over! There wasn’t this widespread device called a VCR, at least not in my life. Once something was on TV as a “Special Event” that was it, game over if you missed it. It sucked to be me. Who knows, I could have become s much more than what I am today! DAMNITALL!
Fast forward to, roughly, 2004-ish, my internet was still dial-up, due to where I was living, and I had just discovered that both parts of this were being offered as something called a “torrent”. I had no clue what that was so I dug deeper and discovered that I couldn’t access it. Enter my best friend, since we were 12, I asked him to download the episodes and he agreed to. He was interested too so it was a win – win. Right? Well… no. He told me to not expect too much out of the show. Did I listen? Hell no! My inner nine year old was already to, FINALLY, complete the journey that he had set out on a quarter of a century earlier.
So we are a few weeks into the new series which airs each Tuesday night. The first week was strong and the second with action packed but with an added dose of Nick Fury. There is Agent Coulson’s ongoing mystery as to his recuperation from being, well, dead and that is highlighted by some of his field skills being “rusty”. Still a pretty good show.
As of this third episode, however, the only thing tying the program to the Marvel universe is Clark Gregg. If he were not a part of this show then I wouldn’t know that it occupies the same universe as the Avengers and that is a bad thing. I am a die-hard Marvel and DC comics fan (yes Arrow is back tonight on the CW!) so I will support this show with every fiber of my being since it is pretty good. That being said, as an hour long action/drama program it would be on my “I’d watch it if there wasn’t something better on” list if it wasn’t Marvel. Bring in more Super Beings! Showcase some of the B-List heroes. Marvel doesn’t apologize for super powers it their movies so let’s not tip-toe around them on the small screen. This would be a perfect place to introduce Heroes For Hire and test the waters for spin-offs or whatever. Bring the heat, Marvel!
It is the 31st Century and the Legion of Superheroes is in dire need of assistance to defeat a group of foes that they can’t hope to match. Their solution, go back in time and enlist the help of the greatest superhero of them all… Superman. One little problem. They overshoot their target date by a few years and find a young Clark Kent who has yet to come to terms with his, Kryptonian abilities. They bring him – back to the future – and he becomes Super… man. Not boy, man. It was a legal thing. Well, it still is a legal thing. Anyhow, we get to see Clark come to grips with his own legend and even expand upon that legend a little bit more.
Although this show is obviously targeted toward a younger audience, the show is entertaining enough for me and my wife to enjoy. I used to collect LoSH back in the late 70’s and early 80’s, leaving the title not long after it went to a “deluxe” format. One of my favorite themes from the books was that there were some very odd characters who were taken very seriously (Matter Eater Lad, Bouncing Boy, etc). This show just took that theme and ran with it like a drunken monkey with scissors.
Not having seen it when it was broadcast back in 2006, I wanted to check it out. (See my review of “Birds of Prey” TV series and choosing to rent it for the same reason.) We are on Volume two of three and I am pretty pleased with how they add just enough references to the old school LoSH to keep my inner geek satisfied. If you have seen this show yet, whether you have kids or not, pick it up, check it out and let your self have a little fun while watching.