Black Lightning – Season 2 Episode 1

“The Book of Consequences: Chapter One: Rise of the Green Light Babies” Black Lightning returns for a second season and begins by focusing on the consequences of what happened in last season’s finale. The best words to describe this episode are bleak and uncertain. Neither of those are a bad thing as the show once…

Arrow – Season 7 Episode 1

Arrow

“Inmate 4587” Arrow returns for a seventh season with Oliver Queen in prison, Felicity and William in witness protection as well as the rest of Team Arrow finding a place for themselves now that they can’t resume their vigilante careers. Season 6 was definitely an uneven season though it did have a strong finale that…

Supergirl – Season 4 Episode 1

“American Alien” Supergirl returns for a fourth season with a revival of the anti-alien sentiment plot and slight shifts for most of the major characters. Last season was a bit lacking especially in its latter half with a poorly conceived villain story that ended up being more confusing and satisfying. This episode suggests that there’s…

Titans – Season 1 Episode 1

Titans

“Titans” Titans is the first scripted show to air on new streaming platform DC Universe, and adds another to the informal set of dimensions in which the publisher’s properties are being adapted, existing as it does outwith the DCEU, the Arrowverse and whatever pocket reality Gotham takes place in. The Teen Titans are a supergroup…

The Flash – Season 5 Episode 1

Flash

“Nora” The Flash returns for a fifth season with a new cast member who brings her own unique problems to the show. Readers of this site will know that I considered last season to be particularly weak for this show. I won’t repeat the various issues that I had but sufficed to say I considered…

Doctor Who – Season 11 Episode 2

Doctor Who

“The Ghost Monument” Doctor Who continues the new series with a visit to an alien planet and another mystery to be solved. This episode picks up where the previous one left off with the Doctor and her new companions facing certain death in the vacuum of space. It’s a problem that is quickly resolved by…

Doctor Who – Season 11 Episode 1

Doctor Who

“The Woman Who Fell To Earth” Doctor Who returns with a new series, a new face, a new gender and new companions with a new problem for the Doctor to deal with as she tries to get used to the changes that come with a new regeneration. Regeneration episodes are always difficult for this show…

The Gifted – Season 2 Episode 2

Gifted

“unMoored” The Gifted continues its second season with widespread uncertainty as many of the characters waver in their commitment to what they have chosen. Andy is the most prominent example of this particular through line and it’s easy to understand why that is. He likely feels more isolated than anyone else because his connection to…

The Gifted – Season 2 Episode 1

Gifted

“eMergence” The Gifted begins its second season by picking up the thread of Lorna’s pregnancy and exploring how the characters deal with the new status quo established at the end of last season. If this episode could be summed up with one word then that word would be “acceptance”. One way or another the characters…

The 100 – Season 5 Episode 13

The 100

“Damocles Part 2” The 100 closes out its fifth season with the resolution to the conflict between Wonkru and the prisoners while setting the stage for next season. This season has had a very limited narrative focus when compared to previous seasons. Octavia has been the central character and the season has been building to…