The Shape of Water

Water

Guillermo Del Toro delivers an unconventional love story between a mute and a mysterious sea creature in┬áThe Shape of Water. This film immediately stands out as being somewhat daring because it has a mute protagonist. There’s a skill to presenting a character who never says a word and making them engaging to a wide audience….

Black Lightning – Season 1 Episode 3

Black Lightning

“LaWanda: The Book of Burial” Black Lightning continues to explore the consequences of Jeff’s return to the life of a costumed crime fighter and the people’s reaction to the gang violence. It should be clear by now that this is a very different show to the other shows based on DC heroes on the CW….

The Flash – Season 4 Episode 12

Flash

“Honey, I Shrunk Team Flash” The Flash keeps Barry in prison as Team Flash have to deal with the problem of a Metahuman who has the power to shrink anything. Tone has been a big problem for The Flash this season. It’s commendable that there was an appetite to change from the dreary and depressing…

Lucifer – Season 3 Episode 13

Lucifer

“Til Death Do Us Part” Lucifer deals with Cain’s desire to die while focusing on developing unconventional and rarely visited character relationships. It would be fair to say that Lucifer is prone to obsessive behaviour. In a lot of ways it’s the point of of the show. He’s on Earth because he’s tired of Hell…

Supergirl – Season 3 Episode 12

Supergirl

“For Good” Supergirl puts the Reign plot on hold for now and dusts off one of the more problematic villains while reawakening Lena’s conflict between her desire to do good and her status as a Luthor. Reign is a good and compelling villain; Morgan Edge is not. It has felt like a while since Edge…

Star Trek: Discovery – Season 1 Episode 13

Discovery

“What’s Past is Prologue” Star Trek: Discovery deals with the most recent shocking reveal while delivering an action packed Mirror Universe adventure. Episodes like this leave me torn. On one level it’s an incredibly entertaining episode of a TV show with well executed action, some great character moments and various conclusions that feel satisfying but…

The Commuter

Commuter

An insurance salesman is dragged into a criminal conspiracy on his usual train home in Jaume Collet-Serra’s The Commuter. Liam Neeson has carved out a niche as an older action hero since 2008’s Taken. He has been in a variety of action movies that have varied in quality since and this outing is reportedly the…

Kneel Before Pod – The Gifted Season 1

Gifted

The Gifted recently brought an end to its first season and members of the Kneel Before Pod family were following the show. Naturally there are opinions so it’s time for a podcast discussing those opinions. As always the discussion covers a range of topics such as comparisons to other shows, references to the comics, references…

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 5 Episode 9

Agents

“Best Laid Plans” Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD continues to build towards the return to the present as Kasius struggles to maintain control over the human population. Last week suggested that the characters are caught in an endlessly repeating time look that always ends the same way. It was unclear if there was some kind of…

Supernatural – Season 13 Episode 11

Supernatural

“Breakdown” Supernatural teams Sam and Dean up with Donna when she calls them for help in tracking down her missing niece. Thirteen years in and this show still finds ways to surprise its audiences. The episode initially seems like a fairly standard monster hunt as a palate cleanser after a few weeks of high stakes…