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Saturday, June 2, 2018

My Mount Rushmores

In Episode 410, Germar provides his Mount Rushmore of EVERYTHING--girlfriends, athletes, movies, artists, songs, books, video games, rappers, cartoons . . . .  Of course, follow him everywhere @GermarDerron. Today's show is sponsored by www.tryGoDaddy.com/looktothecookie.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

COBRA KAI

In Episode 409, Germar reviews the only reason to get YouTube Red (terrible name). And it's SPOILER FREE!!! But first, it's a D.S.E. with talk about his new film, wyd and about his new crush [message sent: "wyd"]. Follow Germar everywhere @GermarDerron. Today's episode is sponsored by www.GameFlyoffer.com/looktothecookie.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Issa Rae: Infinity War

In Episode 408, Germar returns to talk about that Issa Rae thing. But first, he briefly explains how you should feel about Avengers: Infinity War. Follow Germar everywhere @GermarDerron. Today's episode is sponsored by www.WarbyParkertrial.com/looktothecookie.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Power Rankings: Superhero TV [Updated 4/25/18]

You love lists and Look to the Cookie doesn't do enough of them. So here are the rankings and reasons for the 19 modern comic-based super-powered television series, as determined by the entire LTC staff, which is currently just Germar. The list is updated as seasons conclude and series premiere.
19. Inhumans 5/10 Years of optimism, anxiety, and backtracking resulted in this, universally agreed upon, worst part of the MCU. Scott Buck may be MCU's kryptonite. Please, Marvel, don't let him ruin another series (e.g., Iron Fist). 

18. Iron Fist 5/10 No one likes this show. And no one fears the surfer dude-voiced, Ramen noodle-haired, prince of privilege no matter how many times he says he beat a dragon or calls himself "immortal." Colleen Wing and Bakuto almost saved this atrocity. And I almost worked at Fox Sports. Cue that Brandy song.

17. Agent Carter 6/10 Yes, I hosted the show about the show, but it always felt like a lukewarm Marvel offering. The pieces fit snugly, and Hayley Atwell shined, but did anyone even watch the second season?


16. Jessica Jones 6/10 Two Js is da realest! She single-handedly saved The Defenders (literally and also from us critics). In her debut, she overcame the #1 true villain in the MCU (twice). She also laid out Luke Cage. And maybe she can fly. And then the second season sucked hard. The former #1 has dropped like the best beat.

15. Gotham 6.1/10 Gotham will probably be really good once it's all on Netflix, and we all finally decide to watch it. The first season got everything wrong--especially allowing Jada Pinkett to perform like an amateur starring in a Spelman College production of Wicked


14. Arrow 6.5/10 Arrow has quickly become the can miss DCTV CW show of the week. But we keep watching. I look forward to its ending, followed by frequent character cameos on the other shows. It started too fast and left little room to grow. Team Arrow was Justice League lite before we got the Legends, Team Flash, or Supergirl. Pacing.

13. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 6.5/10 Its debut was a meandering mess. But for the fans that stuck around, Agents of Hydra/Agents of Nothing got good fast. And more recently, we've been gifted the best live action Ghostrider, top notch action, intelligent political commentary, and the best possible "what if"-styled virtual world story. 

12. Daredevil 6.5/10 Hallway scenes started here. It's a shame they didn't end here. Foggy is as whack as Charlie Cox's accent. If you're anti-shadowy fight scenes, then Kingpin kept your interest. This series was redeemed by the Punisher's arrival. Ssssooo many ninjas.

11. Legion 6.5/10 Is this a period piece? Style over substance? Maybe, but beautiful still, plus ambitious. It's not a great show yet, but it's better than almost all of the X-men movies.


10. The Gifted 6.6/10 This is the best way to realistically represent, on television, the best team of heroes in the history of comics. No, they're not the X-men. But if the X-men X-isted they'd be a lot more like The Gifted than that awesome Saturday morning cartoon

9. The Punisher 7/10 It's nothing like other shows on this list. They chose to ignore the superhero world setting. It works, but may have worked better as a standalone. Ultimately, it was more predictable than most comic book-based shows because it was a lot like every gritty revenge, PTSD flick we've ever seen.

8. Krypton 7/10 So far, so good. They did it. They borrowed from the beautiful Man of Steel opening, and made their own Krypton. The black Zods are awesome and their story has stolen the show. Plus, it sets up Zods better than any previous source. Seg-El is that dude.

7. Legends of Tomorrow 7/10 If you don't like this show, you don't like smiles, fun, or good times. Remember when The Avengers was the best thing to happen to the '10s? DC decided to do that with 200th of the budget, but weekly. 

6. Luke Cage 7/10 Cage, one of the strongest characters on the list, started weakly and ended weakly. But that midsection does work. Ummmm. Cottonmouth is the King. And if you're black, this should feel like a moment . . . for us . . . because it is.

5. The Defenders 7.1/10 The first four episodes were the highlight of my year. The Defenders are to the Avengers what the X-men are to the Justice League. They are the heroes we might be, not the gods that save us. They blended four distinct tales better than I imagined possible--style and mythos. To enjoy: 1) ignore the villains' plot; 2) remember that we witnessed an even more annoying Iron Fist earlier this year

4. The Flash 7.1/10 So maybe skip the second season. And maybe they do the same arc each season. But this is the most pleasant series on the list. It's like a '90s Saturday morning cartoon for grown-ups. This is the team that every Millennial would join if given the opportunity. 


3. Supergirl 7.1/10 Every week entertains. Each episode plays out like an updated, less whiny, less soap opera-y version of Smallville. The weird episode where she was "kid" Supergirl was weird. Pro tip: Superman is your problem, not your solution.

2. Runaways 8.3/10 At the episode three mark, this show is far better than anything on this list. Performances, cinematography, drama, use of powers, relationships, representation--perfection. The problem with being on top . . . is that long tumble down. How will they handle powers or the discovery of the teens' discovery? How will they handle the budding and realistic romances? And is this really the MCU? Did it need to be?
1. Black Lightning 9/10 It's only the most important show in the history of television in the United States. They deal with everything, better than most shows deal with anything--race, violence, cops, sex, LGBT, relationships, schools . . . and superpowers. "This one's for the streets."

Monday, April 23, 2018

We CAN All Get Along

In Episode 406, Germar is BACK and NSFW. Here, after a brief catch-up, and some circular rambling, he explains what we can all do to move forward together. Follow Germar everywhere @GermarDerron. Today's show is sponsored by www.tryGoDaddy.com/looktothecookie.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Sexy Talk with Ryder Doll

In Episode 404, Germar falls for his sexiest and mostest favoritest guest of all time, Ryder Doll (Ryder D if ya nasty). Ryder . . . hmph . . . see Ryder is . . . well, Ryder . . . men pay Ryder to . . .  just listen. This first one's free, and definitely NSFW.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Justin and Jessica

In Episode 403, Germar reviews the new Justin Timberlake album Man of the Woods. Then, he reviews the first four episodes, of the second season, of Marvel's Jessica Jones on Netflix. Follow Germar everywhere @GermarDerron. Today's episode is sponsored by www.getGrammarly.com/looktothecookie.




Wednesday, March 7, 2018

How Do Y'all Do It?

In Episode 402, whiskey and mic make for one of the best "personal" pods ever. This is a call and response, or a call in, or a call to action. How do YOU do it? Careers, family, friends, faith . . . life. Follow Germar everywhere@GermarDerron. Today's episode is sponsored by www.GameFlyoffer.com/looktothecookie.



Saturday, March 3, 2018

Ramble and CW Superheroes

In Episode 401, Germar covers Black Lightning, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, and The Magicians. But first, work revelations, fake vacations, and baby shower surprises. Follow Germar everywhere @GermarDerron. Today's show is sponsored by www.tryGoDaddy.com/looktothecookie.


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Black Panther

In Episode 400, Germar covers one of the most important films in the history of filmmaking. But first, on a lighter note, he details his favorite bad date. Follow Germar everywhere @GermarDerron. Today's episode is sponsored by www.tryLootCrate.com/looktothecookie.




 
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