Doctor Who – 2017 Christmas Special

Doctor Who

“Twice Upon a Time” Another Christmas Day brings us more Doctor Who with the swan song of Peter Capaldi’s version of the character to make way for something new. The most recent season ended with the Doctor resisting regeneration and coming face to face with the first face he ever wore. David Bradley takes on…

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 5 Episode 5

Agents

“Rewind” Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD goes back to the past to explore what Fitz got up to after the rest of his team were taken. Fitz being absent from the show this season has been a burning concern both in and out of universe. Other than a vague postcard promising that Fitz is on the…

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 5 Episode 4

Agents

“A Life Earned” Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD continues to build the world of the dystopian future as the characters navigate their new surroundings in different ways. The previous episode ramped up the tension with Daisy’s capture and the rest of the team being on generally shaky footing after almost being sold out by Zev so…

Lucifer – Season 3 Episode 10

Lucifer

“The Sin Bin” Lucifer begins the winter hiatus by closing off the Sinnerman arc and delivering an unexpected twist ending to mull over until the show returns. I mentioned last week that the Sinnerman reveal felt underwhelming considering the build-up. I’m not sure what could have made it any more satisfying but it felt at…

The Gifted – Season 1 Episode 10

Gifted

“eXploited” The Gifted wraps up for its winter hiatus with caged Mutants and extreme methods on both sides of the Mutant/Human conflict. Esme is the real star of the show this week in so many ways. I mentioned last week that she was likely manipulating the others to get the best outcome for herself and…

Gotham – Season 4 – A Dark Knight

Gotham

A Dark Knight arc I still very much struggle with the Gotham’s choice of style. The MCU TV connections are mostly going for the gritty angle, the Arrowverse has its various levels of  fun to play with, and then Gotham takes… soap opera? I mean action-soap as a theme is unclaimed by any other superhero…

Outlander – Season 3 Episode 13

Outlander

“Eye of the Storm” Outlander brings an end to season 3 by closing off the Jamaica arc and setting up a new location for the next season. Like so many things this season the Jamaica arc has felt very rushed. The reintroduction of Geillis last week and the reveal that she is manipulating pretty much…

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 5 Episode 3

Agents

“A Life Spent” Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD continues its outer space mission with intrigue and further attempts to learn how they got there. So far this season has been building around the mystery of why the characters are in an Apocalyptic future where Earth is rubble outside the window. The “where” and “when” were solved…

Supernatural – Season 13 Episode 9

Supernatural

“The Bad Place” Supernatural brings Jack back into the fold and returns to the universe hopping plot before going into its winter hiatus. Jack’s return was inevitably going to be around the time of the winter break. He’s a necessary part of the overall plot of the season and required to move things forward. More…

Arrow – Season 6 Episode 9

Arrow

“Irreconcilable Differences” Arrow heads into the winter hiatus with betrayal, mistrust, a wedding and a villain team up that promises complications when the show returns in January. Most of the above list is true except from the wedding, technically that happened during the crossover so this episode technically has the reception. Oliver and Felicity throw a…