iZombie – Season 3 Episode 2

iZombie

“Zombie Knows Best” iZombie returns to more familiar storytelling when Liv and Major eat the brains of a father and daughter involved in a fatal car accident. So it’s back to formula this week but for this show the formula doesn’t drag the storytelling down in any significant way. It has always allowed the show…

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 4 Episode 17

Agents

“Identity and Change” Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD catches up with Mack and Mace as the virtual H.Y.D.R.A. closes in on Daisy and Simmons. It has been well established that the underlying purpose of the Framework is to remove everyone’s greatest regret which -in theory- allows them to live in what essentially amounts to their own personal…

Supernatural – Season 12 Episode 17

Supernatural

“The British Invasion” Supernatural continues developing Mick questioning his training and how that relates to practical hunting while setting the stage for the end of the season. Last week was an eye opener for Mick. He learned that things aren’t as black and white as he initially thought and that not all “monsters” are necessarily…

iZombie – Season 3 Episode 1

iZombie

“Heaven Just Got a Little Smoother” iZombie returns for a third season and focuses on the massive issue of Zombies becoming known to the general public. I wondered when this show was going to get around to exploring this as an idea. Zombies in this show are a hidden group within society who are able…

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 4 Episode 16

Agents

“What If…” Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD returns from hiatus and places the characters in a world they don’t belong where H.Y.D.R.A. reigns supreme and everything is about as bad as it can get. Alternate realities eventually creep into science fiction shows in one way or another. The Flash frequently deals with alternate Earths, DC’s Legends…

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – Season 2 Episode 17

Legends

“Aruba” DC’s Legends of Tomorrow closes off season 2 with a radical plan to stop the Legion of Doom from changing reality using the Spear of Destiny. I’ve criticised both this show and The Flash in the past for their inconsistent time travel rules. Broadly speaking the rules seem to be whatever the writers want to use…

The Walking Dead – Season 7 Episode 16

The Walking Dead

‘The First Day Of The Rest Of Your Life’ The Walking Dead finally gives us the start of the war this season has promised us  and ‘the first day of the rest of your life’ is where it all starts. This is what we had been building to all season; Rick finally had his guns…

Supernatural – Season 12 Episode 16

Supernatural

“Ladies Drink Free” Supernatural develops the relationship between the Winchesters and the British Men of Letters with an old fashioned Werewolf hunt. As I’ve said before, this show has been on the air so long that there is a typical formula associated with the monster hunts. It’s at the point where a lot of the…

The 100 – Season 4 Episode 8

The 100

“God Complex” The 100 continues to explore the available options now that they are merely 10 days away from certain death by radiation. I’ve mentioned in previous reviews that this show has a preoccupation with Doom. I’ve never said it in quite those words before but the sentiment is a common one from me. The…

Arrow – Season 5 Episode 18

Arrow

“Disbanded” Arrow picks up the pieces from Adrian’s brutal torture of Oliver and addresses his decision to shut the team down as the problem of Adrian still looms over the show. Last week made for a really strong episode and offered a fascinating deconstruction of Oliver as a character. What naturally follows that is a…