The 100 – Season 5 Episode 9

“Sic Semper Tyrannis” The 100 forces the characters to make decisions that will fundamentally change long established relationships as various conflicts escalate beyond the point of no return. There’s a lot to keep track of this season in terms of loyalties, power struggles and general plot minutiae. You’d be forgiven for getting confused by the…

The 100 – Season 5 Episode 8

“How We Get to Peace” The 100 continues the march towards inevitable War as some of the characters work to find a more peaceful solution that will benefit as many people as possible. One thing has certainly been made clear this season; Octavia is ready for War and nothing is going to dissuade her from…

The 100 – Season 5 Episode 7

“Acceptable Losses” The 100 ramps up the tension between the various factions and asks difficult moral questions that don’t have easy answers. One of the main through lines of this season is that Octavia is becoming inhumanly ruthless. She has lost all concept of empathy and rules her people with an iron fist. Her inability…

The 100 – Season 5 Episode 6

“Exit Wounds” The 100 continues to build on the established tension within Wonkru as the threat of Charmaine and the prisoners promises to escalate. Time jumps are a tricky business because they can end up feeling pointless as they so often take the form of a gimmick that amounts to a brief shake-up in the…

iZombie – Season 4 Episode 13

“And He Shall be a Good Man” iZombie ends its fourth season with Zombies attempting to escape Seattle, an attempted execution and wrapping up several plot threads. This has been a very busy season and I’ve talked at length about how it doesn’t quite hang together as well as it should. Despite its flaws, it’s…

The 100 – Season 5 Episode 5

“Shifting Sands” The 100 explores how relationships have changed and continues to set the stage for the main conflicts that will define this season. So far this season has been very deliberate in its approach to storytelling. The first four episodes are very much a slow burn that establishes what the characters have been doing…

iZombie – Season 4 Episode 12

“You’ve Got to Hide Your Liv Away” iZombie prepares for the season finale with loyalties tested, identities revealed, possible hope for the future and the promise of a national Zombie outbreak. I have been more critical of this show in recent reviews than I usually am because I feel that it has lacked clear focus…

The 100 – Season 5 Episode 4

“Pandora’s Box” The 100 reunites the characters in the bunker with those on the surface as Murphy and Raven maintain the holding pattern that acts as leverage against the prisoners. Patient storytelling is definitely one of the strengths of this show as proven by this season so far. This is now the fourth episode and…

iZombie – Season 4 Episode 11

“Insane in the Germ Brain” iZombie continues to build towards the upcoming Human/Zombie conflict when Angus’ message reaches a lot more people than initially intended. This is one of those episodes where it’s difficult to answer the question of what it’s actually about. A lot goes on but the lack of focus on any one…

The 100 – Season 5 Episode 3

“Sleeping Giants” The 100 starts to explore the new threat brought on by the prisoners as those in space try to find a way to return to the surface. Clarke’s actions in this episode call back to the early days of season 1 in terms of how she forms a strategy. She uses one of…