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Netflix Releases First Look at She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Series!

Move Prince of Eternia. Adora, the true Princess of Power and He-Man’s female counterpart She-Ra is getting the modern makeover over at Netflix with a new animated series headed to the streaming later this year!

You go girl.

Netflix Releases First Look at She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Series!

In the early ’80s, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe was the goddamn jam for us kids. Based on the massive success of a toy line, He-Man and friends became an epic animated series that bears some heavy nostalgia for humanoids young and old of that era. As with any hot commodity, He-Man got a spin-off series catered more towards young girls to broaden their horizons and grow the Eternia Empire into something unstoppable. Well, that is until that 1987 featured film starring the wonderful Dolph Lundgren (he is a goddamn national treasure) hit the theater scene. Then, the stock of Greyskull plummeted faster than Skeletor could make some sarcastic comment.  Although realistically, I’m sure he was laughing his ass off.

Anywho, streaming giant Netflix announced some time ago that they were giving He-Man’s long-lost twin sister a series of her own, breathing life once again into the fictional planet of Etheria! According to reports, this new take on the cult classic follows orphan Adora, who leaves behind her former life in the evil Horde (. She then discovers a magical sword that can transform her into the warrior princess She-Ra, and unites a group of magical princesses “in the ultimate fight against evil.” Fans of the original series may remember Adora’s first appearance in the Filmation animated movie The Secret of the Sword, which was used to set up She-Ra’s backstory prior to The Princess of Power series. And also a cool way to get He-Man and She-Ra together to kick all the ass. So it looks as if they’re staying somewhat faithful to the original concept. However, there are no reports of He-Man making any appearances in your next binge-worthy series along with Madame Razz or Kowl (he was kind of annoying anyway). But who knows, the first episodes are set to premiere globally later in 2018, so anything can change before then.

The Princess of Power voice cast includes Aimee Carrero (Elena of Avalor) as Adora/She-Ra; Karen Fukuhara (Suicide Squad) as Glimmer; AJ Michalka (The Goldbergs) as Catra, Marcus Scribner (black-ish) as Bow; Reshma Shetty (Royal Pains) as Angella; and Lorraine Toussaint (Orange is the New Black) as Shadow Weaver.

She Ra Netflix Poster

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Netflix New Doc Series “Evil Genius” Drops New Evidence Over the Pizza Bomber Nightmare

As I laid idly in bed this Saturday morning at a ridiculously early time of 6:45 AM due to being awakened by the animated sounds of Pokemon blaring from my eight-year-old’s television (hey, I’m not mad-we all did that shit when we were kids on a lovely Saturday morning), I flipped on my own personal TV and tuned to Netflix as part of the morning waking process. Immediately, I was struck by a new featured series promotion on the top of the screen and in my half-dazed aura, flipped it on and holy shit guys. The brand new true-crime-doc series touching on the tragic and quite horrifying events in Erie, Pennsylvania that bestow a pizza delivery man back on August 28, 2003, is going to be your next binge obsession folks.

Netflix New Doc Series "Evil Genius" Drops New Evidence Over the Pizza Bomber Nightmare

I don’t believe it’s an understatement at all with the fact that we all have a fascination with the true crime genre. Going back to the days of the Manson murders, we have become fixated on high-profile cases and the more bizarre the scene, the further our curiosity peaks. I think it’s safe to say the strangely fatal scene involving Brian Wells robbing a bank with a collar bomb around his neck, and it actually detonating while in arrest mode certainly shocked the hell out of us all fifteen years ago; not to mention raising a ton of questions. Were there multiple people involved? And if so, who exactly?  Also, was Wells himself actually a conspirator? Well, Netflix’s four-part documentary Evil Genius brought to us by Jay and Mark (Creep, The League– Yes, THAT MARK) Duplass shines not just a light looking back onto the events surrounding the case, but actually unearthing some downright SHOCKING new evidence. Good work guys.

The doc centers on an investigation begun by Trey Borzillieri, who spent years examining the case while speaking with the core antagonist and convicted mastermind of the whole ordeal Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong. As we begin to go over the events concerning Brian Wells, things get really peculiar with additional crimes connected to the “Pizza Bomber” escapade. The series also touches on Armstrong’s background, mental health, further associates that may have been involved, and interviews from both sides of the law connecting the dots around this case. Unlike 2017’s massive obsession with Making a Murderer with an ending that just raises more questions and leaves us to make our own conclusion, Evil Genius wraps things up kind of nicely in the form of a  discovery of an unexpected confession.

I mean, I was totally mind-fucked by this whole series. I remember quite vividly seeing the news and horrific outcome regarding this story back in the Summer of ’03. But until today, I had forgotten completely about it. If you’re a true crime nut (and hey, most of us are), I would definitely check this out over the weekend before all the spoilers hit your newsfeed.

Netflix Series “The Toys That Made Us” Season 2 Confirmed With Hints of Possible Lineup!

Ahhhh… Those sweet, sweet smells of plastic glory and nostalgia are coming back for another round of Netflix binge-worthy programming. The Toys That Made Us is officially confirmed for a second season!

My heart is so happy.

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Making its debut last December on the streaming giant, the short four-episode series that featured childhood relics’ such as G.I. JOE, Star Wars, Barbie, and He-Man/ Masters of the Universe was a Christmas gift beyond expectations for us retro toy geeks. The educational trip down memory lane was glorious indeed, it left people like yours truly over here, drooling for further episodes. While we still have the second-half of season one on the way featuring stories behind LEGO, Transformers, Hello Kitty and Star Trek, (coming within the next few months) the thought of another ringing of the Liberty Bell of Nostalgia with our favorite pieces of plastic playthings, just gives me all the fuzzies. And, thanks to an interview with Den of Geek, brainchild of the series Brian Volk-Weiss speaks on what HE wants to focus on for the anticipated second season.

*Mind you, these aren’t confirmed but if that’s the man in charge, I’d expect to see at least one, or all of these in upcoming episodes!

No release date has been announced as of now, but I’ll only assume another slot around Christmas 2018, might be a good guess. In the meantime, can we get a Rainbow Brite episode, please?