Author Archive | Ali Trotta

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Sacrifices on THE FLASH

The Flash’s 23rd episode (“Finish Line”) kicked off by making me ugly cry. I’m not even kidding. Turns out, HR switched places with Iris, so Savitar skewered him instead. His death was marked by a fallen drumstick and enough salty tears to make a lot of margaritas. While I have adored every incarnation of Wells, […]

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Love Is a Superpower on SUPERGIRL

Supergirl’s 22nd episode (“Nevertheless, She Persisted”) didn’t pull any punches, literal or figurative. The beginning fight scene was gorgeously shot, a dark and emotional dance between Kara and Kal-El. And we were treated to old friends dropping by (M’gann!!!!) and frenemies offering aid (Momma Luthor). Cat settled back in perfectly, while Mon-El made a tearful […]

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Everything Gets Cold on THE FLASH

The Flash’s 22nd episode (“ Infantino Street”) was exquisite. First of all, let’s talk about Wentworth Miller and how brilliant he is as Captain Cold/Snart. From his voice to his mannerisms to his snarky, sage wisdom, Miller is spellbinding and elegant as the thief. When he’s on screen, whether or not he’s speaking, he steals the […]

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Long Live the Queen on SUPERGIRL

Supergirl’s 21st episode (“Resist”) made me gawk and cheer in equal measure. I mean, sure the earth was overrun by murderous aliens (as Winn said, “full-on Independence Day), whose queen is so evil that Lady Macbeth would have great concerns. And yes, J’onn is still in his hell coma. But Kara makes an R2-D2 joke […]

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It’s Good to Be Bad on SUPERGIRL

  Supergirl’s 20th episode (“City of Lost Children”) is aptly named. The “lost” in this episode are many: Jimmy, Marcus, the Phorians, Lena, and the Daxamites. But first and foremost, we’ve got to give some credit to the Queen: Teri Hatcher as Rhea is about twelve different kinds of fabulous. There are two different sides […]

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Getting in Your Own Way on THE FLASH

The Flash’s 20th episode (“I Know Who You Are”) gave us a lot to unpack. We meet the lovely Anne Dudek as physicist Tracy Brand, whose wit (“You really think Jack Frost’s sister wants to kill me?” And “The White Witch, I’m guessing you know why she’s after me.” And still: “To be fair, you’re […]

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SUPERGIRL: All’s Fair in Love and Kidnapping

Supergirl’s 19th episode (“Alex”) centers around Alex being kidnapped by a childhood friends of the Danvers girls. Rick Malverne (David Hoflin) sports a nazi-adjacent haircut and, like Alex, succeeds in making me want to punch his smarmy face. As far as villains go, his reasons are clear cut: his dad’s in jail (played by the […]

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Present Meets Future on THE FLASH

The Flash’s 19th episode (“The Once and Future Flash”) was a cross between The Wizard of Oz and A Christmas Carol. I was really thrilled to see that Tom Cavanaugh directed, because he’s talented. I have consistently enjoyed his work over the years, so the more Tom, the better. (I’d be even happier if someone […]

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Friendship and Grief (Baking) on SUPERGIRL

Supergirl’s 18th episode (“Ace Reporter”) had everything I ever wanted: female friendship, science, and the fantastic Rahul Kohli. Kohli may have been a plot device for us to get to know Lena Luthor better (her strength makes me cheer: “I wouldn’t know. I’ve never stood behind a man.”), but portrayal of Jack Spheer was excellent. […]

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THE FLASH Gets a Dash of Magic

The Flash’s 18th episode (“Abra Kadabra”) gave us an excellent villain of the same name (played by David Dastmalchian). Sure, David Copperfield may have been more science-based than magic-oriented, but there’s no proof so: magic. Granted, he was using his powers for evil, including murder and robbery! But I did think the throwback to famous […]

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SUPERGIRL Goes a Bit Shakespearean

Supergirl’s 17th episode (“Distant Sun”) was directed by Kevin Smith—and that always makes this Jersey Girl happy (I loved that movie. Fight me.). It was rife with the usual humor and quips: Kara’s delight over bacon (yesssss), Mon-El’s Romeo and Juliet blunders, and Winn’s customary awesomeness. But it was also riddled with a series of […]

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A Curious Beginning

All this month, we’ll be helping Children’s Hospital Los Angeles‘ Make March Matter campaign, which aims to raise over a million dollars in March alone for CHLA through the efforts of its corporate partners, among which we are proud to be numbered.  Children’s Hospital Los Angeles sees over 528,000 patient visits annually, and is the […]

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Welcoming the Future, Treasuring the Past.