Doctor Who – Season 10 Episode 2

Doctor Who

“Smile” Doctor Who heads to the future as the Doctor and Bill go on their first proper adventure to one of humanity’s first colonies and encounter a mystery when they arrive. Part of the appeal of this show is that it can be so many things. There’s no such thing as a “typical” episode of…

iZombie – Season 3 Episode 3

iZombie

“Eat, Pray, Liv” iZombie focuses on Ravi and Peyton’s relationship while addressing the lingering issues of Major’s upcoming death and Blaine’s lack of memory. I’ve always loved the way this show keeps the character stories ticking over. Everything is treated as important and none of the characters ever feel like spare parts. Even Clive who…

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 4 Episode 18

Agents

“No Regrets” Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD goes deeper into the framework as allegiances start to shift and the concept of reality becomes more difficult to define. The biggest challenge since “What If…” has been bearing in mind that none of what the characters are experience is real. It is real to the people experiencing it…

Doctor Who – Season 10 Episode 1

Doctor Who

“The Pilot” Doctor Who begins the final season for current Doctor Peter Capaldi and current showrunner Steven Moffat with the introduction of a new companion and a mysterious creature to be dealt with. New companion episodes are always interesting on a conceptual level. In each case it provides a jumping on point for new fans…

Lost in London

Lost in London

Woody Harrelson directs a semi autobiographical account of a very strange night that progressively gets worse as it goes on in Lost in London. Much will be said about how this film was done rather than the actual content of it. It was a really ambitious project as it was shot in a single take…

Supernatural – Season 12 Episode 18

Supernatural

“The Memory Remains” Supernatural sends Sam and Dean on the hunt for a low level God as Mr. Ketch starts working towards his inevitable betrayal. This is definitely one of those episodes where there isn’t a lot to say about what goes on. The case of the week is fairly standard as these things go…

The Fate of the Furious

The Fast and The Furious franchise roars back onto screens this weekend with its eighth cinematic instalment, F Gary Gray’s The Fate of the Furious (F8, get it?).   Officially Universal’s most successful property, Fate commands the biggest budget of the series so far – a staggering $250m, almost seven times that of the original.  Many…

iZombie – Season 3 Episode 2

iZombie

“Zombie Knows Best” iZombie returns to more familiar storytelling when Liv and Major eat the brains of a father and daughter involved in a fatal car accident. So it’s back to formula this week but for this show the formula doesn’t drag the storytelling down in any significant way. It has always allowed the show…

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 4 Episode 17

Agents

“Identity and Change” Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD catches up with Mack and Mace as the virtual H.Y.D.R.A. closes in on Daisy and Simmons. It has been well established that the underlying purpose of the Framework is to remove everyone’s greatest regret which -in theory- allows them to live in what essentially amounts to their own personal…