iZombie – Season 3 Episode 12

iZombie

“Looking for Mr. Goodbrain Part 1” iZombie sets the stage for the season finale with a growing anti-zombie sentiment and further complications coming out of the woodwork. One of the many things iZombie has been doing particularly well lately is playing around with the standard format. The case of the week structure has diminished in…

Doctor Who – Season 10 Episode 10

Doctor Who

“The Eaters of Light” Doctor Who heads to Roman occupied Scotland to learn the reason for the disappearance of the Roman Ninth Legion. This episode is an important one even if it doesn’t seem like it. Peter Capaldi’s time as the Doctor is coming to an end and this is the final stand alone episode…

iZombie – Season 3 Episode 11

iZombie

“Conspiracy Weary” iZombie deals with the fallout of Major rushing into a romantic connection with Shawna as Liv starts to unravel the truth about D.A. Barracus. I mentioned last week that it wasn’t immediately clear where that particular episode sits in the overall narrative of the season and I definitely stand by that. The previous…

Doctor Who – Season 10 Episode 9

Doctor Who

“Empress of Mars” Doctor Who heads to Mars after a message is discovered on the surface left at the time of Queen Victoria. The most recent episodes have been really full on so it was possibly for the best for the show to slow down and deliver something more stand-alone. It did feel refreshing to…

iZombie – Season 3 Episode 10

iZombie

“Return of the Dead Guy” iZombie deals with Liv’s guilt over the death of Drake as Mr. Boss goes after Blaine for reasons of revenge. Drake’s death happened at the end of last season and the show hasn’t really dealt with it. There were some passing references earlier in the season but on the whole…

Gotham – Season 3 Episodes 21 & 22

Gotham

Heroes Rise finale: “Destiny Calling” and “HeavyDirtySoul” Gotham ends season 3 with many characters questioning their identity: those having been infected with the virus supposedly seeing their real selves; those caught up in the chaos seeing what they’re made of in the face of it. Some of these questions definitely had a greater effect on…

Doctor Who – Season 10 Episode 8

Doctor Who

“The Lie of the Land” Doctor Who closes off the arc started in “Extremis” and continued in “The Pyramid at the End of the World“. I’ve been very vocal about how weak the previous two episodes have been. Despite some strong ideas and excellent acting the overall premise has been fairly badly executed to the…

iZombie – Season 3 Episode 9

iZombie

“Twenty-Sided Die” iZombie lampoons Dungeous and Dragons when Liv ingests the brain of a murdered Dungeon Master as things grow more intense with the upcoming Zombie/Human conflict. Even though the procedural elements of the show are the weakest when stacked up against everything else there are still plenty of opportunities to deliver something slightly different…

Lucifer – Season 2 Episode 18

Lucifer

“The Good, the Bad and the Crispy” Lucifer closes off season 2 with a resolution to the Lucifer’s Mother arc when she tries to cover up her accidental murder from last week. The procedural elements of this show are often the weakest part but there was a refreshing twist on it this week when it…

Gotham – Season 3 Episode 20

Gotham

“Heroes Rise: Pretty Hate Machine” I’m hoping that this week’s Gotham is the setup for the double-episode season finale plot in the same way that ‘Light the Wick’ felt like the painful setup for ‘All Will Be Judged’. Not that I disliked this week’s fare as much as ‘Light the Wick’ but a large majority…