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Saturday TV Recap

I basically covered two-thirds of his last night since Enterprise wasn't on and I already said all I can about the episode of He-man last night except I am curious what the Snake Men's plan is. (It's only a half hour show!)

I enjoyed last night's Justice League almost as much as I enjoyed this week's episode of Angel. Who knew a cartoon could do that? When the team split up, my common sense that they'd get back together at the end of the episode was totally forgoten and even when they did, there still was uneasiness in the air. Again, Hawkgirl practically beat GL over the head with the fact she's interested in him and he still doesn't seem to get it. Not surprisingly, it was Batman and Superman that were the first to leave. Batman has always been a loner and Superman can be very hot tempered; sometimes more so than Hawkgirl.

The Secret Society was made up of some interesting characters. I love Clayface and, as stupid as a talking gorilla with psychic powers sounds on paper, Grod is pretty cool. Sinestro was an interesting addition as well. I do have comments about a couple of the other members though. To me, although his powers were cool, Parasite looked like a purple Amazo. In fact, I thought he was at first. Another mistaken indentity was Giganta. When she appeared in the teaser, I thought she was Barbara Gordon. It didn't help that their base was Batcave-ish. I'm a little surprised on their planning in taking the League down. Capturing Flash and Batman seperately, were good steps but why did they lure Superman, Martian Manhunter, Wonder Woman, and Hawkgirl all to the same place? I mean I know they had only an hour to do everything but why would they split them up only to bring them to together again? Deuce, I think, will be especially intrigued that it was revealed in the episode that Morgan Edge was keeping Clayface in a hazardous waste drum as a collector's item. Those of you who've been watching Smallville know he's a gangster that plotted with Lionel to have Lex's grandparents killed.

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