The Gifted – Season 1 Episode 3

Gifted

“eXodus” The Gifted continues to test the assumptions of the characters as some of them are forced to make compromises to protect those that they love. Reed brings the main thrust of this idea as he is forced to make a deal with Sentinel Services in order to protect his family. The deal involves him…

Supergirl – Season 3 Episode 2

“Triggers” Supergirl continues to deal with Kara’s grief following the loss of Mon’El as a psychic villain forces her to relive her worst fears. I was very critical of last week’s episode because of excessive angst. My main concern was the possibility that this could dominate the season and turn the show into something that’s…

Star Wars Rebels – Season 4 Episodes 1 & 2

Star Wars Rebels

“Heroes of Mandalore Parts 1 & 2” Star Wars Rebels returns for its fourth and final season and starts off by revisiting the Mandalorian story and give Sabine some much needed development. This show has had its ups and its downs but on the whole I would say it has been a very good example…

Star Trek: Discovery – Season 1 Episode 5

Discovery

“Choose Your Pain” The crew has to pull together to rescue Captain Lorca after he’s captured by the Klingons in the latest Star Trek: Discovery. Having the Captain be captured by an enemy is a staple of any Star Trek series. The reasons for continually returning to this well of storytelling are obvious. For one…

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams – Season 1 Episode 5

The Hood Maker

“Real Life” Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams adapts the story “Exhibit Piece” into the latest self contained instalment of this anthology series. This episode can be considered a rarity among this series of Philip K Dick adaptations. Of the three episodes I have so far reviewed this is the only one where I have read…

Marvel’s Spider-Man – Season 1 Episode 12

Spider-Man

“Spider-Man on Ice” Marvel’s Spider-Man puts Peter up against an ice based villain after a criminal steels Peter and Harry’s ice gauntlet and uses it for a one man crime wave. This episode is very much a disposable stand-alone outing where Peter Parker does little more than fight a villain. That’s not necessarily a bad…

Mavel’s Inhumans – Season 1 Episode 4

Inhumans

“Make Way for…Medusa” Marvel’s Inhumans reaches the halfway point and starts to work on reuniting the characters as Maximus moves forward with his plan. I mentioned last week that Medusa was one of the stronger characters in that particular episode. That really isn’t saying much but she did have one genuinely emotionally resonant moment that…

Supernatural – Season 13 Episode 1

Supernatural

“Lost and Found” Supernatural begins its thirteenth season by picking up right where it left off following the birth of Lucifer’s child (Alexander Calvert). The last episode of season 12 went a bit overboard with the deaths. Crowley died, Castiel met his end and Lucifer was banished to another dimension with Mary. Sam and Dean…

Arrow – Season 6 Episode 1

“Fallout” Arrow returns for a sixth season and answers the mystery of who survived the destruction of Lian Yu at the end of last season. Opening season 6 was always going to be an uphill struggle for the writers of this show. Season 5 was a creative high and the finale numbers among the best…

The Flash – Season 4 Episode 1

Flash

“The Flash Reborn” The Flash returns for a fourth season and quickly works to resolve the cliffhanger of Barry being trapped in the Speed Force from last season. I mentioned on a recent podcast the wealth of opportunities having Barry absent from the show brings for the rest of the cast. With him out of…