Smash TVNew on the Tube is a series devoted to reviewing relatively new television shows and determining how they may (or may not) appeal to their intended audiences, where the shows are going, and what can be done to make them better. 

 


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A couple of NYC writers come up with the idea to make a musical about Marilyn Monroe and hire on a spectacular director with the financial backing of a divorcing producer.  Two actresses vie for the lead role and face off against one another and the circumstances of their own lives as everyone’s individual worlds collide in this behind-the-scenes look of creating a (hopeful) Broadway show.

 

 


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Green Lantern - TASNew on the Tube is a series devoted to reviewing relatively new television shows and determining how they may (or may not) appeal to their intended audiences, where the shows are going, and what can be done to make them better. 

 


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Strange things are happening on the frontier, well beyond the patrolled and policed Guardian Space that the Corps operates in.  Hal Jordan and Kilowog head to the frontier to investigate and come face to face with a new menace: the Red Lanterns.  The pair, along with a disillusioned Red Lantern, patrol the frontier in an effort to discover more information.  They are the officers of peace in the universe; they are Green Lanterns.

 

 


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Darth MaulWell, here it is. The moment we've been waiting for since we last saw Darth Maul's dismembered body plummeting into the pits of Naboo. Let me just say, it was worth the wait!


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clone-wars-massacre slide"One must let go of the past to hold on to the future."

 
 
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The Clone Wars deception image"All warfare is based on deception."



The lack of Obi-Wan this season was starting to take its toll on my fragile mind. Don't believe me? Read some of my previous reviews from this season, and you'll notice almost all of them mention the lack of Kenobi. Though I knew Filoni would never steer us wrong and with the reassuring words from the man himself, James Arnold Taylor, the wait is over and the first of a four-part arc has begun. It's Obi-Wan's time to shine and it's not at all how I expected it. And, that's a good thing...

"Our Actions Define Our Legacy"

We last left off with Fives and Jesse being punished for disobeying Krell's orders and are now facing court-martial and possibly execution. Man, this Krell doesn't mess around. Rex does his best to talk Krell out of his decision but only ends up making the situation worse. In Krell's eyes, his orders were not followed, and, if the Clones are not punished by way of example, then what's to stop other Clones from doing the same in the future. So, what does Krell do? Says to hell with the court-martial; bring on the execution!

"The Wise Man Leads, The Strong Man Follows"

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The question is who is the wise and who is the strong? I'm sure Krell can be a great general, since he managed to secure the rank, but all I've seen is a jerk who sends out troops into battle, without a care in the world for what the outcome will be. Not very wise in my opinion. Rex, on the other hand, seems like the smartest guy outta the whole lot of 'em.

"The Path of Ignorance is Guided by Fear"


And, away we go! This episode picks up right where we left off, with the Clones doing battle with the Umbarans. It was nice to see something different when it came to the Umbarans' ships. We're so used to seeing the same type of vehicles in the Star Wars Universe, and I really dug the design they came up with for the Umbarans.

"The First Step Towards Loyalty is Trust"

 

I hope the creative forces behind the show take note of this quote, because, after not airing a new episode last week, they really threw off my trust. Having to go 14 days without a new episode was not good on my psyche, and I was reduced to reenacting The Mortis Trilogy in my room with sock puppets and action figures. It was not a pretty sight, and, lucky for me, they aired a new episode right before I started constructing my very own 2-1B.


And, boy oh boy, was it worth the wait. If there is anything I've learned from Filoni and crew, it is that they will not disappoint. In Season 3, they pounded us over the head with political episodes about diplomacy and corruption, but then totally blew us out of the water with 3 back-to-back "trilogies" filled with awesomeness (Nightsisters, Mortis, and Citadel). So, now, after watching Gungans and 2 back-to-back Droid episodes, we get the first episode in a 4-part arc which looks incredibly promising.

 

"Who's the more foolish? The fool or the fool who follows him?"


Is this the first time we've seen a quote from the movies used as a fortune cookie? Methinks yes! And, rather fitting for this episode.

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