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The Trusty Sidekick Podcast

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May 24, 2016

The energy is high and the season finales have begun on a fiery episode 27! We start with pre-release jitters about X-Men: Apocalypse and some news on the futures of Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender with the series. Major casting rumors and news on the Black Panther and Spiderman: Homecoming front along with 3 new series announcements for Netflix from Marvel. Agents Of Shield is our first season finale and we applaud the crushing performances from Brett Dalton and Chloe Bennet, while feeling a little remiss over the loss of Luke Mitchell from the series. On the DC side, Jay is full-on #TeamGotham and it is on point right now, buoyed by the incredible performances from BD Wong, Camren Bicondova and David Mazouz. Plus, the return of Jada Pinkett Smith and the emergence of the Court Of Owls! Bobby agrees with Jay that Grant Gustin is the only Flash that matters as he is truly owning the role. He's back and so is Katie Cassidy as the Black Siren this time, which makes both of us happy, but we mostly lament over why John Wesley Shipp isn't a dad on more shows. Arrow has gone a little off the rails but we love the crazy, and we're always happy to see Echo Kellum (Curtis) getting major screen time. We laugh at the oddity of seeing Ollie in full Arrow garb in (simulated) daylight and have some questions about Mama Smoak (Charlotte Ross) and her deal with the Calculator (Tom Amandes.) Legends Of Tomorrow is at it's very best for their season finale and it's settled that Caity Lotz is the star, though the talents of Franz Drameh, Victor Garber, Ciara Renee, and Casper Crump made it a great first season. We have some issues with the defeat of Vandal Savage, but we look forward to season 2 after that finale! Powered up from start to finish, it's the Trusty Sidekicks on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network!

 







Legends Of Tomorrow - SEASON FINALE!
-Rip pulls a fast one and leaves them all in 2016!
-Sarah had to hear about Laurel dying after 5 months away
-I like stealing stuff. It makes me feel good - Mick
-They decide to try and get the Waverider back - Quantum Entangler mentioned
-They want to finish the mission - Rip wants them to not get into so much trouble
-Kendra in 1944 trying to run from Savage, who of course catches her - after she puts a message inside a particular dead soldier's helmet
-Sarah puts a gun to Rip's neck wanting to go back in time to save Laurel.
-Soldier helmet winds up on waverider
-Caity Lotz again carrying it with the loss of her sister
-Another good everyone in fight scene in 1944. Why don't they just blow up Savage's time ship?
-Is that Raymond and Kendra's lucky vase? - Stein/ It's just some junk I found lying around - Jefferson - cool to see Firestorm hasn't figured out his powers
-So Savage's goal is to erase time by detonating Thanagarian meteors in three time periods
-Running into himself back in 1958 - Harmony Falls
-Need to run 3 teams to kill Savage 1975 and 2021
-Savage just getting the shit beat out of him in 3 time periods.
-Kendra rocks his ass! Mick! Sarah! Rip rocks this mother fucker into a transformer.
-Mick called Ray's ass Robocop! He shrunk the meteor!
-Firestorm literally transmogrifying the meteor to water.
-Rip flying the waverider into the sun to get rid of the last meteor! Just having visions - could you imagine loving a woman so much?
-So they're just going to become sentries of his new version of being a time master
-Stein's wife wants him to be a superhero - she probably wants him to merge with Jefferson and fulfill a fantasy
-Mick goes to win Snart is alive - Mick and Ray have a cool little friendship
-Every time they do that - I get hungry for chicken - Mick about the Hawk couple)
-Remaining Legends go to leave and Rex Tyler (HourMan from the Justice Society Of America shows up!

Next big bad is way grander than Savage and not the Thanagarians

Lot more DC characters in season 2

Supergirl
They have Supergirl on the CW commercials already

Krypton
Krypton teaser shown at recent up fronts (Syfy channel) ugh

May 16, 2016

Bobby finally snaps all the way off in a wild episode 26! Captain America is still going strong and Marvel's continued success has brought in some big names for Black Panther. Agents Of Shield is on fire as Adrian Pasdar returns and we again wonder why Lincoln (Luke Mitchell) sticks around, but we'd also stick around for Chloe Bennet. Camren Bicondova, James Frain and BD Wong again shine on Gotham as Azrael wreaks havoc and Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) resurfaces in a big way! On a Kevin Smith-directed Flash, Barry is stuck in the speed force while Iris, Cisco, Wells, Joe and his dad (Candice Patton, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh, Jesse L Martin and Jon Wesley Shipp,) try to bring him back. On Arrow, things start to get out of hand with an underground city/nuclear protection bunker, the return of both Alexander Calvert as Anarky and Tom Amandes as Calculator/Felicity's dad causing various trouble and a very, very high body count. Lastly, on Legends Of Tomorrow, the show goes mcguffin crazy and we get elevated performances from our core favorites along with great work from Franz Drameh and Victor Garber (Firestorm.) We end with some major DC news as a much rumored favorite gets the go-ahead with Greg Berlanti and Zack Stentz at the helm! Even Michael Rapaport gets a shout out, straight from the Laugh Factory Podcast Network, it's the Trusty Sidekicks!

May 9, 2016

Milestone comics always get special variants so for our 25th episode, Jay and Bobby recorded live and broadcast on Facebook (findable on Youtube as well - link below.) We start with our recap of Captain America: Civil War and think Paul Rudd, Chadwick Boseman & Tom Holland are excellent additions to the expanded universe. We also question whether Baron Zemo (Daniel Brühl) is the best bad guy of all time. Despite Agents Of Shield not tying tightly into Civil War, it still crushes and mostly that is the work of Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet and Henry Simmons. Gotham is really hitting it's stride and James Frain is blowing up as Azrael. We finally see the pieces coming together for Bruce (David Mazouz) and Jay is a full-on fan now! The Teddy Sears/Tony Todd combo continues to dominate on Flash, but we really loved seeing Cavanaugh, Shipp and Martin all on screen together, plus, Iris and Barry have a moment and we see the Kid Flash and Jesse Quick origin! On Arrow, we give major props to baby Sara for living through all the shit Diggle (David Ramsey) puts her through, plus Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) is on some stage-5 clinger shit! We get our best Legends Of Tomorrow of the season with terrific flashbacks, Caity Lotz takes over and everyone is fighting over Kendra (Ciara Renee.) We've got it all, live on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network, it's the Trusty Sidekicks!

May 2, 2016

Once again recording in the same room, it's a hilarious episode 24 from Jay and Bobby on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network! We kick it off with some tough news for some DC movies that are already in the works, thanks to the difficult go Batman V Superman has had at the box office, but we are definitely excited for a newly announced property they've got coming. What they also have is a terrific television universe as we cover a normal (for now) Flash and continue to praise the work of Teddy Sears, as well as Danielle Panabaker doing doubler duty this week, plus the return of Jesse (Violett Beane.) Arrow leaves both of us in tears as Paul Blackthorne just crushes everything, as well as a moving return of Katrina Law (Nyssa al Ghul,) and Diggle (David Ramsey) taking some things into his own hands. We also campaign for any movie version of Arrow to use Stephen Amell, who's made the character his. The ever-improving Legends Of Tomorrow turns out one of their best episodes yet as we meet Vandal Savage's daughter, Cassandra (Jessica Sipos) who plays a pivotal role. We continue to wonder why Wentworth Miller isn't in everything, we get the return of at least a version of Carter Hall (Falk Hentschel) and continue to stand by Caity Lotz as the runaway star of the show. Also, we touch on a great dig by DC at Marvel. On Agents Of Shield we are moved by the transformation of Brett Dalton and Ian De Caestecker as well as enjoying the full-on 'shipping of him and Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge.) We wrap it up with some news you don't want to miss from Marvel as we are days away from Civil War and weeks away from X-Men. There's no civil war here - it's just your Trusty Sidekicks!

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