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January 2017

TELEVISION- What is going on with American Crime Story?

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American Crime Story is amazing and I love anything that Ryan Murphy touches. I’ve followed his TV work since Popular. My only issue with the work he has done as of late is that it feels like he eventually will get bored of his many franchises. I noticed it with Glee, the first couple of seasons were amazing and you could see him everywhere in it. But then it felt like he vanished. But where did he go to?

My guess is American Horror Story. It is another of his great creations but I think it took away from Glee. The quality of Horror Story was what we would expect from Murphy. It kept us all hooked. But in true Murphy fashion as the seasons progressed, the quality lacked the punch from when it started.

As we all know, each season stands on its own (with some random character appearances from previous seasons) so I find that they all start really well. Then episode by episode, for me, I find it loses its way or grows stagnant. Like the passion was put into the first episodes and then he stepped away for everyone else to pump up the bones he created.

As American Horror Story pushed out season after season, Murphy’s next project was American Crime Story. It followed the O.J. Simpson case. It consisted of ten episodes and was T.V gold. When everyone kept asking what will season two be about? It was confirmed it would follow the crime that was Hurricane Katrina. Then information about season three emerged that it would be about the murder of Gianni Versace. And then season four would be about Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky. And yet none have been made. Production has been stated as taking longer than usual.

I think American Crime Story’s problem and possible downfall could be the amount of ideas floating around. I love all the ideas for future seasons but will they actually happen. Will we have a ten year plan for the series and be waiting around for ages to actually see them? Production I know takes a lot of planning and they have three seasons in the making. The plan from what I can see is to have both season 2 and 3 aired within months of each other. They won’t air until next year unfortunately.

Although Crime Story’s second season was confirmed last year,  Murphy’s latest series Feud will be released beforehand. It follows the feud between Betty Davis and Joan Crawford. And everyone is already asking like with Crime Story, what will season two cover?

Ryan Murphy has so many shows on the go at the moment. You can almost tell which is his favourite by their quality. Nip/Tuck was abandoned for Glee, Horror Story took Glee’s place, Crime Story had Murphy’s attention for a while and now it is Feud.

I love ALL these shows and I am a huge fan, somebody just needs to help him balance his attention on all these shows.

 

 

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MOVIES- Power Rangers Sequel Ideas

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Lionsgate has been raving about the new Power Rangers movies. So much so that they are pushing for sequel upon sequel in the future.

As a massive fan of the original series, I have picked some of the big story lines from the show that could be adapted to the big screen.

Green With Evil. 

I think the first movie will end with the defeat of Rita Repulsa. From the scenes of the trailer, I think it is going to play out like the pilot of the series. The rangers get their powers, fight off putties and then Goldar and then promise to protect the earth against new threats. I think there will be a tease about the green ranger in the end credits. Rita’s green appearance has me thinking that she has some connection to the green power ranger. So should she be defeated, maybe the green power coin falls into Angel Grove to be found by Tommy.

This would lead into the second film, Tommy joins with the green power coin and becomes the Green Power Ranger. He goes through the same metamorphosis as the previous rangers but he seems to become moody, violent and eventually evil. He turns on the rangers and we see it play out until he turns good.

Here Comes Zedd

Without Rita we would need a new villian. Who better to fill those boots than Lord Zedd. In the movie he could do the same amount of damage as he did in the series. Destroying their zords, creating more powerful putties and possibly making them powerless.

It could also feature Tommy still struggling with his powers and and maybe joining forces with Zedd.

Green Candle

The green candle storyline in the series changed everything. It was a candle created by Rita that could drain the green power coin of its power. This could be the return of Rita. If her powers are connected to the green power coin, this could mean that she returns powerless. She would become aware of the new ranger and know what happened to her green power coin. This would lead her into the direction of the Green Candle,  it would be the only way for her to get access to those powers again.

Enter the White Ranger

With Rita using the Green Candle and Tommy left powerless, the next film could feature his transformation into the White Ranger. This could be something Alpha and Zordon have been working on since they landed on Earth just like the series.

Their new nemisis? Possibly the combination of Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa.

Switching Rangers

During its first three seasons of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, there were many cast changes. First it was Trini, Zack and Jason being replaced by Aisha, Adam and Rocky then came long time cast member Kimberly being replaced by Katherine. And then a quick change over in the last few episodes of Mighty Morphin when Tanya replaced Aisha.

All these changes came with storylines. Will Katherine be preyed upon by Rita to steal Kimberly’s powers? It is highly doubtful that Trina, Zack and Jason will get jobs in the UN. Considering that Lionsgate is pushing for a more dark Power Rangers, could we see deaths amongst the rangers.

Villians from the whole Power Ranger series. 

Rita had many relatives that joined the show, like her brother Rito and her father Master Vile. Each of them managed to leave the Power Rangers powerless. With Master Vile being the cause of the Rangers losing their Mighty Morphin powers for good.

With an array of villians to choose from, there is nothing stopping Liongate from picking villians from every season of the series. There was the Machine Empire, Divatox, Astronema and loads more than followed the MMPR series.

Zeo Crystals

If the Rangers do eventually have their power coins destroyed, maybe it could lead into the Zeo series. With a quest around the world for them to find the zeo crystals that give them access to the Zeo Powers.

No matter what happens, the series has a multitude of options with how they can progress with the film series. They have  over 25 years of storylines to pick and choose from.

I can see it having the same success as Transformers, although it gets abused by film critics it still makes a massive amount of cash in the box office.

 

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