The Gifted – Season 1 Episode 2

Gifted

“rX” The Gifted follows on from an impressive opening episode by continuing to take its time and focus on the characters. To my mind the weakest aspect of the first episode was the handling of the parents. They were well acted but given very little to do other than be parents. As parents their main…

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams – Season 1 Episode 4

The Hood Maker

“Crazy Diamond” ‘Crazy Diamond’ seemed to have completely different purpose to ‘The Commuter’, the other Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams offering I reviewed last week. Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams‘ ‘The Commuter’ had a completely different plot focus to Philip K Dick’s short story, replacing the consequences of altering history with a moral debate over the…

Supergirl – Season 3 Episode 1

“Girl of Steel” Supergirl returns for a third season and begins with a boatload of angst when Kara isolates herself from her civilian life. Kara made a very difficult choice at the end of the last season when she willingly let Mon’El leave in order to save his life. It was clear that she cared…

Mavel’s Spider-Man – Season 1 Episode 11

Spider-Man

“Halloween Moon” Marvel’s Spider-Man takes Peter on a spookier than normal adventure when he encounters a Werewolf on the way to the Horizon Halloween party. An interruption to a “normal” activity has been the opening of so many Spider-Man stories. It works so well because it adds an air of tragic regret to the life…

Star Trek: Discovery – Season 1 Episode 4

Discovery

“The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry” Star Trek: Discovery continues to build the mystery around the experimental engine as the War with the Klingons continues to rage. This episode seems to mark a rough format that the show will follow and it’s not dissimilar to a formula followed by many of the…

Marvel’s Spider-Man – Season 1 Episode 10

Spider-Man

“Kraven’s Amazing Hunt” Marvel’s Spider-Man puts our hero as the subject of a vicious Reality TV show when Kraven the Hunter sets his sights on the wall crawler as he trains Miles Morales. To its credit this episode wastes no time in getting started. It opens with a fast paced action sequence serving as a…

Marvel’s Spider-Man – Season 1 Episode 9

Spider-Man

“Ultimate Spider-Man” Peter Parker finds out he isn’t only Spider Powered hero in town when Marvel’s Spider-Man brings Miles Morales into the enhanced community. This show presents a unique dynamic between Peter Parker and Miles Morales. In the comics Peter started out as Miles Morales’ absent motivation and later became more of a mentor as…

Outlander – Season 3 Episode 5

Outlander

“Freedom & Whisky” Outlander focuses on Claire as she prepares to make another trip back in time to have her long overdue reunion with Jamie. I’ve criticised this season so far for burning through plot so quickly that it’s impossible for any detailed exploration of the character relationships. Jamie’s story has generally been well told…

Marvel’s Inhumans – Season 1 Episode 3

Inhumans

“Divide and Conquer” Marvel’s Inhumans continue as the characters work to reunite on Earth as Maximus plots to solidify his power on Attilan. Before I really begin it’s worth noting that I watched the broadcast version of the first two episodes that I had already seen and I’m glad that I did as there are…

Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner

Denis Villeneuve brings audiences back to the rain soaked Detective Noir future of Blade Runner in his long delay4d follow up Blade Runner 2049. The first question many will ask is: “Does Blade Runner need a sequel?“. The answer to that is complicated but based on the fact that the first film is a complete…