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…

Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger – Season 1 Episode 10

Cloak & Dagger

“Colony Collapse” Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger closes out its first season with the fulfilment of a prophecy and some superhero team-up action. The previous episode left Tandy and Tyrone in really intense situations that manage to feed into their individual arcs for the season. Tandy has always been conflicted between wanting to help others and…

The 100 – Season 5 Episode 12

The 100

“Damocles Part 1” The 100 begins to wrap up its fifth season with the Wonkru attack on Shallow Valley led by Octavia and some pays off some of the animosity that has been building all season. Octavia has undoubtedly been the focus of this season with the plot moving forward because of decisions she makes…

Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger – Season 1 Episode 9

Cloak & Dagger

“Back Breaker” Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger explores the idea of regression after suffering a major setback in life as Tandy and Tyrone both deal with unplanned obstacles in the way of them gaining closure on their personal tragedies. To an extent Evita is the lens used to explore this idea. The episode returns to a…

The 100 – Season 5 Episode 11

The 100

“The Dark Year” The 100 reveals what happened during the often mentioned “Dark Year” as the various factions prepare for the inevitable War that looms on the horizon. Last week may have ended with Octavia leading the march to violently take Shallow Valley but it’s a journey that takes days on foot so this leaves…