Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo

The Star Wars franchise delivers the backstory of iconic scoundrel and smuggler in Ron Howard’s Solo: A Star Wars Story. Prequels are a tricky business because storytellers have to sell an adventure that audiences will already know about in a broad sense. The Star Wars franchise has a troubled history with prequels thanks to the…

The 100 – Season 5 Episode 5

The 100

“Shifting Sands” The 100 explores how relationships have changed and continues to set the stage for the main conflicts that will define this season. So far this season has been very deliberate in its approach to storytelling. The first four episodes are very much a slow burn that establishes what the characters have been doing…

The Flash – Season 4 Episode 23

Flash

“We Are The Flash” The Flash completes its fourth season with a race against time before the Enlightenment takes effect and the final showdown against DeVoe. What happened to this show? I ask myself this question frequently and I really don’t have an answer for it. Season 1 was exciting superhero TV with characters an…

iZombie – Season 4 Episode 12

iZombie

“You’ve Got to Hide Your Liv Away” iZombie prepares for the season finale with loyalties tested, identities revealed, possible hope for the future and the promise of a national Zombie outbreak. I have been more critical of this show in recent reviews than I usually am because I feel that it has lacked clear focus…

Supergirl – Season 3 Episode 19

Supergirl

“The Fanatical” Supergirl continues to explore the tension between Kara and Lena as Coville’s disciples return with a very dangerous plan that could worsen the Reign situation. Kara and Lena’s inability to be on the same page has been an intriguing through line in the recent episodes. It’s a good use of the double identity…

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 5 Episode 22

“The End” Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD ends its fifth season by revealing whether it’s possible to change the future and save the planet. This season has focused on a singular story told in two distinct arcs. In the first the characters learn about a really dark future and in the second they try to figure…

Arrow – Season 6 Episode 23

Arrow

“Life Sentence” Arrow closes out its sixth season with an F.B.I. team-up, a last stand for Ricardo Diaz, a possible status quo change and oh so many handshakes. The previous episode ended with a cliffhanger in the form of Oliver making a deal with Samanda Watson to have the F.B.I. step in to help him…

Supernatural – Season 13 Episode 23

Supernatural

“Let the Good Times Roll” Supernatural ends its thirteenth season with the arrival of Michael into “our” world an further exploration of the Lucifer/Jack dynamic. I mentioned last week that I had no idea what this season finale would be about and I certainly could never have predicted what would come to pass here. The…

The Flash – Season 4 Episode 22

Flash

“Think Fast” The Flash prepares for the season finale with DeVoe putting the final phases of his plan in motion as the team scramble to stop him. It will be no surprise to regular readers that I have been struggling with this season. Outside of a handful of solid episodes and fun moments the whole…

Deadpool 2

Deadpool

The merc with the mouth returns for another dose of foul mouthed fourth wall breaking comedic action in David Leitch’ Deadpool 2. Deadpool was considered a refreshing surprise for many when it was released because it was a superhero movie with an attitude and a more mature rating allowing more freedom to ramp up the…