Doctor Who – Season 10 Episode 12

“The Doctor Falls” Doctor Who closes off the current season with an abundance of Cybermen and two versions of the Master to challenge the Doctor. The previous episode was a tough act to follow in terms of what it promised. Bringing back the Mondassian Cybermen, doubling up on versions of the Master and teasing a…

iZombie – Season 3 Episode 13

“Looking for Mr. Goodbrain Part 2” iZombie closes off season 3 in a game changing way when Discovery Day becomes a reality in Seattle. This was a very busy episode to cap off a very busy season. The episode picks up right where the previous one left off with the explosion and the associated uncertainty….

Doctor Who – Season 10 Episode 11

“World Enough and Time” Doctor Who builds to the end of the season with a ship where time works differently in different sections. The episode begins with a really engaging cold open with Peter Capaldi’s Doctor spilling out of the TARDIS while undergoing the beginnings of a regeneration. He’s clearly distressed by it and doesn’t…

iZombie – Season 3 Episode 12

“Looking for Mr. Goodbrain Part 1” iZombie sets the stage for the season finale with a growing anti-zombie sentiment and further complications coming out of the woodwork. One of the many things iZombie has been doing particularly well lately is playing around with the standard format. The case of the week structure has diminished in…

iZombie – Season 3 Episode 11

“Conspiracy Weary” iZombie deals with the fallout of Major rushing into a romantic connection with Shawna as Liv starts to unravel the truth about D.A. Barracus. I mentioned last week that it wasn’t immediately clear where that particular episode sits in the overall narrative of the season and I definitely stand by that. The previous…

Doctor Who – Season 10 Episode 9

“Empress of Mars” Doctor Who heads to Mars after a message is discovered on the surface left at the time of Queen Victoria. The most recent episodes have been really full on so it was possibly for the best for the show to slow down and deliver something more stand-alone. It did feel refreshing to…

iZombie – Season 3 Episode 10

“Return of the Dead Guy” iZombie deals with Liv’s guilt over the death of Drake as Mr. Boss goes after Blaine for reasons of revenge. Drake’s death happened at the end of last season and the show hasn’t really dealt with it. There were some passing references earlier in the season but on the whole…

Doctor Who – Season 10 Episode 8

“The Lie of the Land” Doctor Who closes off the arc started in “Extremis” and continued in “The Pyramid at the End of the World“. I’ve been very vocal about how weak the previous two episodes have been. Despite some strong ideas and excellent acting the overall premise has been fairly badly executed to the…

iZombie – Season 3 Episode 9

“Twenty-Sided Die” iZombie lampoons Dungeous and Dragons when Liv ingests the brain of a murdered Dungeon Master as things grow more intense with the upcoming Zombie/Human conflict. Even though the procedural elements of the show are the weakest when stacked up against everything else there are still plenty of opportunities to deliver something slightly different…

Lucifer – Season 2 Episode 18

“The Good, the Bad and the Crispy” Lucifer closes off season 2 with a resolution to the Lucifer’s Mother arc when she tries to cover up her accidental murder from last week. The procedural elements of this show are often the weakest part but there was a refreshing twist on it this week when it…