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 2 Episode 19

“Wrath of the Villains: Azrael” This week, Azrael  takes the role Gotham usually gives to Jim Gordon: the central character tying all other characters and plots together. I don’t think I’d realised just exactly how many people Galavan had managed to upset until we went through the roster this episode.  These connections give me some…

Gotham – Season 2 Episode 18

“Wrath of the Villains: Pinewood” It’s about this time in the season that Gotham starts giving us answers and in “Pinewood” we get the man and motive behind Thomas Wayne’s death, Barbara Kean’s current state of mind and what’s been happening in Arkham during the last three-episode’s detour. Better still, I can also start ticking…

Gotham – Season 2 Episode 17

“Wrath of the Villains: Into the Woods” ‘Into the Woods’ is a standout episode of Gotham’s second series but I really didn’t think it would be as it started. My advice for anyone who hasn’t seen it yet is to keep the episode title in your head as you watch to keep you ready to…

Gotham – Season 2 Episode 16

“Wrath of the Villains: Prisoners” Gotham this week gives us some classic prison sequences mixed in with scenes reminiscent of the film Clue and topped off with a western-styled ending. Focusing right down to just Jim and Oswald, we’re shown Oswald’s struggle to build a new life on the straight and narrow with his odd new relatives…

Gotham – Season 2 Episode 15

“Wrath of the Villains: Mad Grey Dawn” To really like this week’s Gotham you need to enjoy – or at least be up for – old school Riddler and / or children going through some pretty dark and nasty emotional stuff. By ‘old school’ I mean 60s-TV style Batman, as Nygma pulls out the Riddler…

Gotham – Season 2 Episode 14

“Wrath of the Villains: This Ball of Mud and Meanness” ‘This Ball of Mud and Meanness’ is a perfectly reasonable Gotham episode. I’d go so far as to say it was even good. Thing is though, I wasn’t grabbed by it in a way that made me sit up and take notice. I’ve been thinking about…

Gotham – Season 2 Episode 13

“Wrath of the Villains: A Dead Man Feels No Cold” Gotham finishes Mr Freeze’s origin story in ‘A Dead Man Feels No Cold’, possibly departing slightly from the Batman cannon as I know it whilst still getting all the key elements in throughout. I didn’t realise how literal the episode title was going be until…

Gotham – Season 2 Episode 12

“Wrath of the Villains: Mr. Freeze” Gotham’s villains have risen; now we’re to see their wrath. In truth, though ‘the rise’ has now given way to ‘the wrath’, the season’s existing top villains are defeated, or well on the descendant, and episode twelve gives us two new main villains to watch in Dr Hugo Strange (B.D….