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…

iZombie – Season 4 Episode 10

“Yippee Ki Brain, Motherscratcher” iZombie further explores Isobel’s contribution to the show as Chase redoubles his efforts to find out the identity of the new Renegade. Isobel has been an interesting addition to the cast so far. There’s a tragic end built into her character that it’s always important to be mindful of but the…

The 100 – Season 5 Episode 2

“Red Queen” The 100 picks up on the ending of the previous episode and tells the story of the residents of the bunker following Praimfaya. This show has always been about survival in one form or another. I mentioned last week that the Grounder philosophy is that life is a fight that only ends with…

iZombie – Season 4 Episode 9

“Mac-Liv-Moore” iZombie puts New Seattle on lockdown as Blaine comes up with a new nefarious plan and the idea of Zombie virus immunity is explored. This marks the second episode in a short space of time where the traditional format is dispensed with. The first was better for it and this episode follows up on…

The 100 – Season 5 Episode 1

“Eden” The 100 returns for a fifth season with a time jump and an episode devoted to giving the audience a sense of Clarke’s life in the time since the end of last season. I mentioned at the end of last season that it was unlikely that I would be able to review this season…

iZombie – Season 4 Episode 8

“Chivalry Is Dead” iZombie explores the world of LARPing (Live Action Roleplaying) when Liv ingests the brain of someone heavily into the pass time. I say this episodes explores the world of LARPing, it would be more accurate to say that it makes fun of it with very little affection thrown in its direction. Given…

iZombie – Season 4 Episode 7

“Don’t Hate the Player, Hate the Brain” iZombie puts Liv on the brain of a sexually charged pick up artist as she furthers her mission to become the next Renegade by attempting something creative. As I’ve probably said many times, the overall quality of an episode can live or die by how entertaining the brain…

iZombie – Season 2 Episode 19

“Salivation Army” iZombie closes off the second season with the show’s first full on zombie outbreak to a degree that would make George Romero proud. The threat of this happening has always been hanging over the show but there have always been mechanisms in place to contain the zombie population. As crooked as Blaine is,…