‘Arrow’ Opinion: Think Laurel Lance Isn’t Comic Book Accurate? Think Again.

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For starters, there is discourse when it comes to Laurel Lance from a vocal minority within the Arrow fandom. It is either the shippers who are so invested in their romance or hatred for the actress due to plausible interference of their ship that they cannot see the depths of the character.

They call [Laurel Lance] boring, horrible, and make up so many alternative facts to make themselves feel better and more validated and never stop to see the character for who she is. But that is not surprising. They are like this everywhere. Especially when it has to do with comics. If you are not flashing your chest or have a suit expressing your curves, they don’t care for you. Plus, they are dense so it is by no surprise that they don’t understand the layers and history behind Dinah Laurel Lance. Not just the show, but the character that has been around for decades.

If you are someone who thinks that Black Canary is only fishnets, sass, and a sonic cry, you have failed to capture who the character truly is and what she stands for.

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What Makes ‘The Bold Type’ Special?

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Why should we care about these protagonists and The Bold Type, especially when they sound like others that have already been fleshed out in other shows?

The Bold Type follows three women (Jane, Kat, and Sutton) that work at Scarlet Magazine, which is based on Cosmopolitan, as they navigate the pressures of being a young adult, a young woman, and working at a high-end fashion magazine that is often deemed vastly un-feminist, which could not be any less true. It doesn’t sound any different from anything else on TV, right? Well, that’s an incorrect statement.

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To Different Worlds and Beyond on Agents of Shield

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While it is not uncommon for shows to split their seasons in two in terms of story arcs, Marvel’s Agents of Shield takes the season-splitting to a new level as it divided into three creatively and aptly titled arcs. With a season five and another new time-slot on the horizon, what do we hope for as our agents enter uncharted territory?

During Agents of Shield Season 4, loyal viewers were introduced to the Ghost Rider, to LMDs, and a Hydra-headed reality, through three separate story arcs tied together by one slightly unsettling robot storyline.

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It’s Time to Address Alison’s Pregnancy on ‘Pretty Little Liars’

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In the second half of Pretty Little Liars Season 7, Alison has been dealing with a pregnancy and everything that has come with it. Her new relationship with Emily, most importantly, but there’s a fact that the writers and fans are conveniently forgetting.

Pretty Little Liars unfortunately took the chance to explore a potential story with a twist they threw into the show to push together a couple instead. Alison’s pregnancy, or rather how it came to be, was completely looked over as all of the focus was put on Emily’s reaction to her best friend, and now-girlfriend, being pregnant with her child. Why isn’t anyone addressing the fact that the way the baby was conceived is sexual assault?

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What We’d Like to See in Supergirl Season 3

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Supergirl concluded its second season with a bang after an overall lackluster season, but with the twists and turns of the finale, what can we expect when Supergirl Season 3 airs this October?

Supergirl Season 3 will pick up with Kara heartbroken over losing Mon-El, while other characters’ fates hang in the balance. Will Maggie say yes to Alex, or will Alex realize she made a mistake by proposing so suddenly? Who will be running CatCo? Here’s what we hope to see.

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What Can We Expect from The Flash Season 4?

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With the third season of The Flash fully over for a couple of weeks now, fans can turn their thoughts to the upcoming fourth season of The CW’s superhero show. Though I expressed my disappointment in the show’s third season in our review, the final few episodes did pick up and its finale, “The Finish Line,” left some very intriguing tidbits for The Flash Season 4. Let’s take a look at what we might expect to see in the fall.

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The Epic Fail ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Made of Hanna Marin’s Eating Disorder

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Popular media doesn’t usually do a very good job at depicting eating disorders and the effects of them. Pretty Little Liars was no different in Season 1 when it attempted to delve into Hanna Marin and her journey as “Hefty Hanna.”

It’s crucial to note that while, at least, Pretty Little Liars attempted to tackle depicting an eating disorder, especially one aside from anorexia which is usually the only disorder ever mentioned, the incredibly botched attempt did more harm than good. Hanna Marin and her eating disorder got about half an episode of focus, and then it was dropped; the writers didn’t even do well diving into the type of “friend” Alison was for what she encouraged Hanna to do, and then they just tried to wrap it all in a tiny bow.

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Lena Luthor is the MVP of ‘Supergirl’ Season 2

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After an almost completely rocky second season of Supergirl (which is flailing after the change in networks, budget cuts, and cast changes), there’s been little light at the end of the tunnel for the series to return to the masterpiece it was in Season 1. However, Lena Luthor’s appearances and involvement in the story have provided just enough of a net for the series to save itself from falling down the Mon-El shaped hole in the ground.

Listen, let me just start off by saying this: no, I am not a fan of Kara and Lena romantically, which has become a very popular ‘ship online, but I am a huge fan of their friendship. Lena Luthor has been interesting from her first appearance on Supergirl, and with her ties to her mother Lillian (and Cadmus by default) and her new partnership with Rhea, Mon-El’s father, she’s about to get a bigger part of the story. Perfect for her role as a series regular in Season 3.

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X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Deadpool 2, and New Mutants Announced

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20th Century Fox has been releasing X-Men films since 2000. After nine films, it has become one of their biggest franchises. Disney has most of the Marvel library, and Warner Bros has the DC characters, in an age where superhero films are some of the biggest money makers Fox does not want to miss out. After the critical acclaim and box office successes of Logan and Deadpool, Fox has no plans on slowing down. On April 22ND, 2017 20TH Century Fox announced a line of future films with three X-Men properties slated for 2018. These include The New Mutants, Deadpool 2, and X-Men: the Dark Phoenix.
Fox now finds itself in an interesting position. Logan marked the final appearance for Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, who was the poster boy for the X-Men films for seventeen years. Fox knows they still want to continue making X-Men films (so the rights don’t go back to Marvel), yet they know they can’t just recast Wolverine because audience and fan reception would not be kind. They will have to wait a decent amount of time till it is safe to try to reuse Wolverine.
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The Responsibility of a Father: Klaus Mikaelson’s Rise into a Great Man

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The Klaus Mikaelson The Originals’ audience sees in season 4 is drastically different than the Klaus we saw in mother-show, The Vampire Diaries. The once seemingly, irredeemable reprobate, now acts with mercy and thinks of the consequences of his decisions before he makes them.

After 3.5 seasons of character development, Klaus Mikaelson has gone from the sadistic psychopath, who forced a vampire to stab herself for hours on end because he was mad that she wouldn’t be his toy, to a contemplative father, who chose to save the life of the son who’s tried to kill him twice. That is character development. There was a time when Klaus wouldn’t have hesitated to kill someone who dared to defy him or put his family danger. Yet, in episode 5 of season 4, we saw Klaus save his daughter, family, and his son’s life in one swift decision.

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