iZombie – Season 3 Episode 2

“Zombie Knows Best” iZombie returns to more familiar storytelling when Liv and Major eat the brains of a father and daughter involved in a fatal car accident. So it’s back to formula this week but for this show the formula doesn’t drag the storytelling down in any significant way. It has always allowed the show…

iZombie – Season 3 Episode 1

“Heaven Just Got a Little Smoother” iZombie returns for a third season and focuses on the massive issue of Zombies becoming known to the general public. I wondered when this show was going to get around to exploring this as an idea. Zombies in this show are a hidden group within society who are able…

Thunderbirds Are Go – Season 2 Episode 12

“Fight or Flight” Thunderbirds Are Go provides another ticking clock when a Zeppelin starts to plummet towards the ground uncontrollably. This episode gets extra points because the people in danger aren’t insufferable idiots. They’re just people who are stuck in an unfortunate situation who need rescuing. As such I found the whole scenario far less…

Doctor Who – 2016 Christmas Special

“The Return of Doctor Mysterio” I’m writing this on Christmas Day which means that the annual Doctor Who Christmas Special is there to be talked about. For this episode, Doctor Who jumps on the superhero bandwagon when a young child swallows a gem that grants him his deepest wish. That wish is to have superpowers…

Thunderbirds Are Go – Season 2 Episode 11

“Weather or Not” Thunderbirds Are Go continues to show how much of a liability Fischler is when more of his plans put people in mortal danger. His bright idea this time is a fleet of weather drones that go awry seconds after deployment and create an uncontrollable storm that threatens the lives of everyone nearby….

Thunderbirds Are Go – Season 2 Episode 10

“High Strung” Thunderbirds Are Go moves away from the oceans and outer space when a ship attached to a balloon finds itself heading towards disaster. This was a fairly typical episode for this show and it was really well executed for the most part. I rolled my eyes slightly when Lumiere was mentioned but thankfully…

Star Wars Rebels – Season 3 Episode 11

“Visions and Voices” Star Wars Rebels brings back Maul who wants to make sense of the knowledge he gained from the Holocrons back in “The Holocrons of Fate“. This can be a very frustrating show as it has keenly demonstrated that it is capable of greatness but it also spends a lot of time being…

Thunderbirds Are Go – Season 2 Episode 9

“Impact” Thunderbirds Are Go takes some inspiration from Armageddon when a wayward comet threatens all life on Earth. The similarities to Armageddon are thankfully few and far between but the plan to drill to the core and plant a bomb is exactly the same. I don’t really have any insightful comments on the comparison but…

Supernatural – Season 12 Episode 8

“LOTUS” Supernatural wraps up its 2016 run with a trip to the White House when Lucifer possesses none other than the President of the United States. In the Supernatural universe the president is a man named Jefferson Rooney (David Chisum) and we don’t learn much more about him than his name. We do find out…

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – Season 2 Episode 8

“The Chicago Way” DCā€™s Legends of Tomorrow heads to the roaring 20s when Reverse Flash and Damien Darhk create more problems to achieve their goals. One thing that separates this season from last season is that Reverse Flash and Damien Darhk are several orders of magnitude better than Vandal Savage ever was. This episode proves…