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Oh, The Metahumanity! (feb 1-4)

Not a great week for the superhero shows this week. Agent Carter tops the list, with Legends of Tomorrow spending its way to second place, then Arrow, then Flash. With luck, I'll be able to finish off Jessica Jones tonight. Come to think of it, the best genre drama of the week was Lucha Underground.

The Flash: "Fast Lane"

@midnight Power Rankings

Memo to @midnight producers. Maybe bringing someone on the show immediately after their viral stunt isn't the best idea. This week's Power Ranking has a special thirteenth entry for the guy who spent twelve hours playing piano on Twitch, whose inclusion on Wednesday turned out to be an awful idea. Also engaging in a fair amount of pooch-screwing this week are Brandon Wardell, who's young and new, and Marlon Wayans, who has fewer excuses.

Oh, The Metahumanity! (Jan 25-28)

Not a great week for the superhero shows this week. Agent Carter tops the list, with Legends of Tomorrow spending its way to second place, then Arrow, then Flash. With luck, I'll be able to finish off Jessica Jones tonight. Come to think of it, the best genre drama of the week was Lucha Underground.

The Flash: "The Reverse Flash Returns"

Motherfuckin' Lucha Underground! (1/27)

I'm sorry, I can't do this anymore. I cannot in good conscience lump Lucha Underound in with the Weekly Wrasslin' Wroundup. So, going forward, Lucha Underground gets its own segment, because it's too damn good not to. Plus, it's almost not even a wrestling show anymore, even though it was full of wrestling.

@Midnight Power Rankings (Jan 18-21)

My #2 pick this week will be controversial. I'm betting what Flula Bor g was doing on Wednesday's show was a love it or hate it kind of thing, but I fucking loved it. First-timers Adam Savage and Rich Eisen acquitted themselves admirably, but unsurprisingly, Funches took the week.

1. Ron Funches (M)
2. Flula Borg (W)
3. Patton Oswalt (T)
4. Shelby Fero (T)
5. Rich Eisen (M)
6. James Davis (W)
7. Adam Savage (M)
8. Jen Kirkman (W)
9. Blaine Capatch (T)
10. Jordan Morris (Th)
11. Bryan Safi (Th)
12. Erin Gibson (Th)

Oh, The Metahumanity! (Premiere Week Edition)

Goddammit. From famine to feast in one week. And it's all pretty good for the most part.

Jessica Jones: "AKA 1,000 Cuts"

Oh, The Metahumanity! (More Jessica Jones)

Three more Jessica Jones down, four to go. Just heard the show will be getting a second season, plus they have Punisher series plans, plus eventually they'll get around to making Iron Fist maybe?

Jessica Jones: Eps 7-9

If it's always darkest before the dawn, then the midpoint of the series, episode 7, is definitely the darkest. Episodes 8 and 9 start to pull our hero out of the hole of despair and self-loathing episode 7 leaves her in, but by the end of it, things are in a very weird place.

@midnight Power Rankings (Jan 11-14)

OK, I know I didn't post one of these from last week. I watched the episodes late, did the rankings, then forgot to write the rest. But it was Benson Bowl week so you watched all four anyway and were super-impressed by Chris Cubas' performance and thought maybe Benson got a little higher than he should have. Right? Right. So this week is a bit of a cheat, since the top spot is unsurprisingly filled by head writer Joe Randazzo. But boy, was he good. Also technically Swardson may not be at the bottom, since he wasn't super-awful, but fuck it.

1. Joe Randazzo (T)
2. Paul F. Tompkins (T)

Oh, THe Metahumanity! (More Jonesing Edition)

With winter travelings over, I'm working through a bunch of Jessica Jones in the hopes of knocking it out before Legends of Tomorrow starts up on the 21st. We'll see if the overlap with Downton Abbey (enjoyed by a significant non-me fraction of the Jones-watching crew) interferes with that too much.

Jessica Jones: The Malcolm Episodes (AKA 4-6)

@midnight Power Rankings (Dec. 14-17)

Well, if you're going to go off the air for two weeks, at least you go out on a high note. Tom Lennon winning over Weird Al and Moshe Kasher in a great episode to tend the week. Bonus points to Jesse Joyce, who single-handedly carried Monday's episode. This is my fourth exposure to Esther Ku, after a pair of Doug Loves Movies and a Getting Doug With High, and clearly I am not the target audience for whatever that is.

1. Tom Lennon (Th)
2. Weird Al Yankovic (Th)
3. Mary Lynn Rajskub (W)
4. Moshe Kasher (Th)
5. Jon Daly (W)
6. Jesse Joyce (M)
7. Justin Long (W)
8. Andrew Santino (T)

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