The Gifted – Season 1 Episode 2

“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…

The Gifted – Season 1 Episode 1

“eXposed” Fox continues to expand their X-Men franchise by adding another television show to the mix in the form of The Gifted; a different take on mutancy and how it relates to the modern world. The X-Men films have had the running theme of acceptance and coming to terms with ones “true self”. In almost…

Gotham – Season 3 Episode 7

“Mad City: Red Queen” Gotham’s season 3 plan for Jim comes to a head in ‘Red Queen’, forcing him to consider both his past and future actions. This is something I’ve been waiting to see for a while now. I’d thought it would come mostly through Barnes originally, then maybe through a villain and some…

Gotham – Season 3 Episode 6

“Mad City: Follow the White Rabbit” Love is still very much the theme in Gotham this week but whereas last week was virtually a Valentine’s Day episode, with everyone’s love life getting some screen time, this week it’s focused onto Jim and Oswald. Part of me is slightly glad of this as I feel I…

Gotham – Season 3 Episode 5

“Mad City: Anything for You” Love is in the air in Gotham this week. Bruce declares his feelings for Selina. Jim and Valerie are threatening to be more than just a hook up. Lee’s lost between two lovers. Even Tabitha’s showing her fondness for Butch again perhaps? It could easily have been a Valentine’s Day episode, twisted…

Gotham – Season 3 Episode 3

“Mad City: Look Into My Eyes” I feel that Gotham has now succumbed to the influence of those people who believe that “because the plot needs it, darling” is a good reason make a character do something – worse, something that seems quite out of character based on what we’ve seen so far. I can…

Gotham – Season 3 Episode 2

“Mad City: Burn the Witch” Back into Gotham. Back in black. The first is me, the second is Bruce, reprising his Milk Tray Man costume as he tackles the Court of Owls. Fish is properly back too, as a main character, though in a role I didn’t expect Jada Pinkett Smith to accept; but then,…

Gotham – Season 3 Episode 1

“Mad City: Better to Reign in Hell…” Gotham begins a third season that picks up on some of the threads teased by the end of last season with an army of mutant monsters roaming the street and Gordon taking it upon himself to capture them…for a modest fee. I’m covering for Aaron this week but…

On the Silver Screen – Big Hero 6

Disney and Marvel spawn their first animated feature in the form of Big Hero 6. It’s a Marvel Comics property that I knew absolutely nothing about going in so that’s a new one on me. Upon further research it’s clear that the comic is a really obscure one and the adaptation appears to be so…