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Happy New Year!
On this episode, Janifer and Pedro take a look back at the pop-culture highlights—or lowlights, depending on your perspective—of 2015.
It was a year dominated by Donald Trump as he slashed and burned his way through the political landscape and a picture of a dress that went viral on the Interwebz. Adele said hello and Steve Harvey got it wrong at Miss Universe. Bruce became Caitlyn, Ronda proved she was “stoppable”, and the man-bun nuked the shark. On film, dinosaurs rampaged and Star Wars broke box office records. Again.
Superheroes became a fixture of the silver screen in 2015 as Marvel’s “Avengers” once again saved Earth from a cataclysmic end and we prepared ourselves for DC’s two iconic superheroes, Batman and Superman, to battle each other, then Lex Luthor, in the upcoming Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
On the small screen, Marvel and DC also dominated as The Flash, Supergirl, Daredevil and Jessica Jones became hits. But the biggest television phenomenon of 2015 introduced us to the fiercest (and sexiest) matriarch in primetime soap opera history.
January 17, 2015 marked the date that Empire was unleashed upon the world. The shenanigans at Empire Entertainment keep many of us glued to our preferred video delivery devices as we enjoy the intrafamilial battles of the fictional Lyon clan. Taraji P. Henson’s “Cookie Lyon” character has become an unexpected feminist icon. By the second season of the hit series, it became crystal clear that this is Cookie’s world and we just live in it!
In 2016, we will continue our mission of upping your pop-culture game and promise to bring you more of our unique brand of geeky fun. Look for more giveaways, TMI branded swag and live coverage of special events.
This is The Mass Invasion. Are you in?