20th Apr2018

‘Black Lightning 1×13: Shadow of Death – The Book of War’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams | Developed by Salim Akil This is it, the season finale and every secret, twist and battle has led up to this episode! We see a rare glimpse into Jefferson’s childhood as a young Jefferson and his father, having a nice father/son walk, are interrupted […]

13th Apr2018

‘Black Lightning 1×12: The Resurrection and the Light: The Book of Pain’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams | Developed by Salim Akil One episode left until the season finale and Black Lightning is racing to the finish with a few surprises and a little more action this week… This week’s episode begins with the return of Tobias Whale! One of the best […]

05th Apr2018

‘Black Lightning 1×11: The Book of Crucifixion’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams | Developed by Salim Akil Leave it to the writers of Black Lightning to name the episode after Easter weekend The Book of Crucifixion and draw parallels to the Easter story in the Bible as Jefferson is unjustly arrested by people paid off by the […]

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04th Apr2018

Game On! Review: Kingdomino (Blue Orange Games)

by Jason Brigger

A little about our family… My wife and I love playing board games, card games and any tabletop game that we can get our hands on in our home. Recently we have been teaching and including my almost 8-year-old son and my 4-year-old daughter in our latest game nights with much success. With so many […]

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29th Mar2018

‘Black Lightning 1×10: Sins of the Father’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams | Developed by Salim Akil With only four episodes left in Season 1 of Black Lightning, the writers are ramping up the intensity and action as the season is fast approaching its conclusion. Anissa/Thunder infiltrates the ASA controlled lab holding the children from the Freeland […]

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22nd Mar2018

‘Black Lightning 1×09: The Book of Little Black Lies’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams | Developed by Salim Akil This week’s episode is all about family secrets and the rifts that occur between the characters when the secrets are exposed. Episode 9 opens with Jefferson Pierce releasing his frustrations with Gambi and his secrets on a heavy bag and […]

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16th Mar2018

‘Black Lightning 1×08: Equinox: Book of Revelations’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams | Developed by Salim Akil It took eight episodes but we finally found out Gambi’s dirty secrets and Jefferson Pierce is not happy. The writers did not hold back in Black Lightning’s latest episode as the focus shifted away from action and more about everyone’s […]

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12th Mar2018

Game On! Review: The Three Little Pigs! (Iello)

by Jason Brigger

A little about our family… My wife and I love playing board games, card games and any tabletop game that we can get our hands on in our home. Recently we have been teaching and including my almost 8- year-old son and my 4-year-old daughter in our latest game nights with much success. With so […]

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07th Mar2018

‘Black Lightning 1×07: Equinox: The Book of Fate’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams | Developed by Salim Akil All is not well in the Black Lightning universe this week. Lynn and Anissa are fighting over the future of Anissa as a superhero, an argument Anissa thinks she won because her mother does not have super powers and does […]

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02nd Mar2018

‘Black Lightning 1×06: Three Sevens: The Book of Thunder’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams | Developed by Salim Akil Black Lightning returns after a week off and the last time we saw Black Lightning, he was lying in a parking lot, beat down by his own armor and Whale’s henchman Joey Toledo. Luckily, Lightning has resourceful friends as Gambi […]

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22nd Feb2018

Game On! Review: Go Nuts for Donuts! (Gamewright)

by Jason Brigger

A little about our family… My wife and I love playing board games, card games and any tabletop game that we can get our hands on in our home. Recently we have been teaching and including my almost 8- year-old son and my 4-year-old daughter in our latest game nights with much success. With so […]

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16th Feb2018

‘Black Lightning 1×05: Aches and Pains’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams | Developed by Salim Akil One of the more enjoyable aspects of the Black Lightning series is the series’ ability to balance the superhero dynamic with the characters’ personal lives and while episode five is more superhero friendly than previous episodes, it still delivers on […]

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09th Feb2018

‘Black Lightning 1×04: Black Jesus’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Black Lightning’s fourth episode is a rebound episode after last week’s lackluster attempt and my love for the series returns, not that it was ever in question. The series is still doing a lot of world building but this episode seems to take a few monumental steps instead of Bill Murray’s “baby steps” from last […]

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07th Feb2018

Game On! – ‘Monopoly Gamer: Mario Edition’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Hello all! My name is Jason Brigger and you may recognize me from my articles on Nerdly where I review the latest films and the on-going weekly review of the television series Black Lightning. My wife and I love playing board games, card games and any tabletop game that we can get our hands on […]

02nd Feb2018

‘Black Lightning 1×03: LaWanda: The Book of Burial’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams | Developed by Salim Akil Black Lightning’s third episode is more focused on character building than it is world building, resulting in an episode that doesn’t stand out as much as the first two episodes in the series. The episode begins at Lawanda’s (mother of […]

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25th Jan2018

‘Black Lightning 1×02: LaWanda: The Book of Hope’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams | Developed by Salim Akil Black Lightning’s second episode brings Jefferson Pierce and his family into an even more complicated and dangerous world than Pierce wanted for his family. After using his powers for the first time in nine years, Pierce is in physical pain […]

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23rd Jan2018

‘Black Lighting 1×01: The Resurrection’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams | Developed by Salim Akil Black Lightning strikes (see what I did there?) a new and completely different tone for superhero shows on television and after only one episode, the show feels like it was a show Netflix created and not network television. The pilot […]

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07th Nov2017

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Review #2

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins, Taika Waititi | Written by Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost | Directed by Taika Waititi Standalone Thor films have never really received the love that most other Avengers’ solo films receive and with good reason […]

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07th Jul2017

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Review – A Second Opinion

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr, Marisa Tomei, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Zendaya | Written by Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Jon Watts, Christopher Ford, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers | Directed by Jon Watts After a Spider-Man trilogy that hasn’t aged well in light of the newer superhero films, and after a failed […]

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05th May2017

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2′ Review (Spoiler-Free)

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Michael Rooker, Elizabeth Debicki, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn | Written by James Gunn, Dan Abnett | Directed by James Gunn The rag-tag crew of the Milano is back as Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 blasts its way into theaters this weekend and fans of […]

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10th Mar2017

‘Kong: Skull Island’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly, Corey Hawkins, John Ortiz, Tian Jing, Toby Kebbell | Written by Dan Gilroy, Max Borenstein, Derek Connolly, John Gatins | Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts Kong: Skull Island marks the triumphant return of King Kong to the theater for the first time since […]

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06th Mar2017

‘Logan’ Review [Spoiler Free]

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook | Written by James Mangold, Scott Frank, Michael Green | Directed by James Mangold Logan slashes its way into theaters this week and Fox and Marvel finally gives the fans of the X-Men the tale they have wanted to see for years.  Logan, as it […]

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