Friday, April 1, 2016

A is for Alfred ('Gotham') and Alexa ('Second Chance')... Plus Abby, Anya and A.L.I.E.

There are two major characters from my top four favorite shows who have names that begin with A: Alfred Pennyworth (portrayed by Sean Pertwee) from the hit Fox show Gotham, and Alexa (portrayed by Vanessa Lengies) from another Fox show called Second Chance. Alfred is my favorite character of these two, because he's an awesome character portrayed by a fabulous actor.

Alexa, not so much. She's a horrible person who betrays her friends so she can stay young forever. At least she comes around eventually, but only because her circumstances change. I don't want to give away spoilers, but she's not so great.

So, although Second Chance is my favorite of these two shows, the Gotham character wins out this time. And since this blog mostly covers The 100 recaps these days, here are a few notable characters from The 100:

Abby is one of my favorite characters on the show, although I have to admit that she has become a bit annoying of late.
Here, Abby takes the "chip" (explained next) from Jasper

A.L.I.E. is an AI hologram that only appears to people who have swallowed an AI chip, which makes them want to do what she says. Oh, and she was responsible for launching a nuclear holocaust that nearly ended the world.
This was how the world almost ended

Anya was one of the Grounder commanders. She was awesome and scary, but she also didn't last very long (sorry, I never created a gif of her because she died before I started gif-capping The 100).

My theme is at least one character from one of my current four favorite TV shows. Now, I like The 100, but it's no longer a favorite. But since they have so many characters, and most of my blog is devoted to it, I'll use it to fill in. So, the five shows from which I'll be pulling characters are Limitless, Second Chance, Lucifer, Gotham, and The 100 (those are in order, by the way). 


  1. Yes - we're getting Limitless now and Gotham is big here in the UK (one of my husband's favourites) and Sean Pertwee is brilliant as Alfred (his father was my second favourite Dr Who!) so a great choice for A :) I really don't like A.L.I.E. in The 100 but I get the dilemmas Abby faces as a leader and a mother!
    A Stormy’s Sidekick
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    1. And I like Doctor Who too! We have almost the same taste :)

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  2. I have to admit I haven't seen any of these shows because I very rarely look at television. However, I am catching up with what is going on by reading your blog.
    Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

    1. Well I'm not watching much lately. I'm not even caught up on my favorites at the moment. But it's definitely fun when I have the time!

  3. I like all the shows you're doing. I'm a little bummed that Second Chance will probably get cancelled, I thought that it was a pretty good show.

    1. I know, I'm upset about that. I don't think people gave it enough of a chance because, to be honest, it didn't sound like it would be very good. I was very pleasantly surprised to find that I loved it, and it only gets better the more you watch it.