Outlander – Season 4 Episode 12


“Providence” Outlander focuses on Roger’s treatment at the hands of the Mohawk tribe as Brianna confronts Stephen Bonnet. I mentioned last week that this show has failed to correct the stated observation that fiction never tells stories from the perspective of the Native Americans and this episode does nothing to fix that issue. The narrative…

Supernatural – Season 14 Episode 10


“Nihilism” Supernatural returns from hiatus to deal with Michael’s repossession of Dean and his plan to unleash his army of monsters on an unsuspecting city. I said in my last review that the budget limitations this show has would likely prevent the visualisation of Michael’s monster army attacking a city and unfortunately I was right….

Star Trek: Discovery – Season 2 Episode 1


“Brother” Star Trek: Discovery returns for a second season with the introduction of a mystery that spans the galaxy and the appointment of a new Captain on a temporary basis. The return of this show is something I’ve been eagerly anticipating since the last season ended. Star Trek is my favourite franchise and I found…

The Flash – Season 5 Episode 10


“The Flash & The Furious” The Flash returns from hiatus with a Nora centric episode focusing on her learning that villainy isn’t as black and white as she first thought. Arguably most episodes so far this season have been Nora centric episodes but this is the first one that gives her a problem to solve…

Outlander – Season 4 Episode 11


“If Not for Hope” Outlander splits up the characters between the search for Roger and Brianna dealing with Jocasta’s attempts to find her a husband. There seems to be two types of Outlander episode at this point. The first -and most effective- is the character driven outings that let plot progression take a back seat…

Supernatural – Season 14 Episode 9


“The Spear” Supernatural closes out 2018 with the return of Michael and a ticking clock before his master plan begins. Castiel was given the location of Michael last week so Sam and Dean are bursting to take advantage of that to put an end to this threat permanently. To do this they need the right…

Outlander – Season 4 Episode 10


“The Deep Heart’s Core” Outlander clears up the misunderstandings that lead to some mistakes being made last week as Brianna makes an important decision. Another show that used to thrive on misunderstandings was Frasier; they were the basis of a large chunk of the episodes and were often used to set up hilarious situations that…



James Wan’s Aquaman follows on from Jason Momoa’s full introduction of the character in 2017’s Justice League to flesh him out with his own adventure. Nobody knows if there’s such a thing as a DC Extended Universe any more but that isn’t stopping Warner Brothers making films featuring those characters. Aquaman was already well into production by the…

Doctor Who – New Year’s Day Special 2019

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“Resolution” Doctor Who ushers in a new year with an adventure featuring the return of an old enemy and an unexpected visit from Ryan’s father. In concept it was a good idea to have an entire season of Doctor Who bereft of classic monsters as it theoretically encourages the writing team to come up with…

10 Best Movies of 2018

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As I write this it’s the final day of 2018 so I’m probably a little overdue with my list of the best and worst movies of the year. The usual disclaimer that I haven’t seen every film applies and what follows is entirely my opinion based on what I personally saw. There is a supporting…