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…

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…

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…

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…

Continuum – Season 4 Episode 6

“Final Hour” The last ever Continuum episode – ‘Final Hour’ – finishes the show on a moment perhaps geared for the parents in the audience. The final message is one of sacrifice: you should give of yourself to build a better future for your children. Now, I said that I wasn’t looking for a perfect…

Continuum – Season 4 Episode 5

‘The Desperate Hours’ ‘The Desperate Hours’ are those of Continuum season 4’s fifth and penultimate episode, in which the characters fall into desperation as they fear their plans may fall apart. Kiera needs so many pieces in place to arrange her trip to the future and only Alec remains steadfastly by her side. Brad is torn by his feelings…

Continuum – Season 4 Episode 4

“Zero Hour” Continuum season 4’s fourth episode – ‘Zero Hour’ – is the hour of answers. Some characters are perhaps still to show their hands and the physics of it all might still be a little in question but we’ve now been shown most of the background. The soldiers are building a portal to the…

Continuum – Season 4 Episode 3

“Power Hour” I wondered what direction Continuum would move in for its finish in three episodes time. Would the focus be on the characters pursuing their goals, so it’s more about us cheering for our favourites, or would it move back to the philosophy and ideology of the first series? In this episode I think we’re seeing…

Continuum – Season 4 Episode 2

“Rush Hour” The final season of Continuum moves along with more build-up of Kellogg’s potential to become the central antagonist of the final episodes. I’m covering for Aaron who normally -I say normally, it has only been back for two episodes- writes about Continuum on here as he is on holiday this week. This episode…

Continuum – Season 4 Episode 1

“Lost Hours” Continuum season 4 opens with “Lost Hours”, the first episode of what will be the final season. “The Internet” suggests that creator Simon Barry had ideas for many more seasons but, like so many shows we love, Continuum is getting cut short. However, unlike many shows we’ve loved  it’s being given a chance to…