Supergirl – Season 4 Episode 2

“Fallout” Supergirl continues to develop the anti-alien sentiment in the wake of the public learning that the President has been lying about her true origins. Paranoia, fear and hatred are three words that have defined so much of the first two episodes of this season. There is a lot of tension in the world this…

Doctor Who – Season 11 Episode 3

“Rosa” Doctor Who explores a pivotal point in the history of the Civil Rights movement when the TARDIS travels back to Alabama in 1955. As the title suggests this episode tells the story of Rosa Parks; a black woman who refused to give up her seat on the bus and set an example for others…

Black Lightning – Season 2 Episode 2

“The Book of Consequences: Chapter Two: Black Jesus Blues” Black Lightning continues to deal with the consequences of last season as the people in the pods start to awaken and Jefferson prepares to step down as Principal of Garfield. The people in the pods are clearly a significant problem as there are widespread implications to…

The Gifted – Season 2 Episode 3

“coMplications” The Gifted introduces a big piece of X-Men lore and lets Marcos reunite with Lorna to solve a parenting emergency. I have to applaud this show for moving plot forward at an accelerated rate without making things feel overly rushed. Lorna and Marcos’ baby being born in the first episode before exploring Lorna’s feelings…

Black Lightning – Season 2 Episode 1

“The Book of Consequences: Chapter One: Rise of the Green Light Babies” Black Lightning returns for a second season and begins by focusing on the consequences of what happened in last season’s finale. The best words to describe this episode are bleak and uncertain. Neither of those are a bad thing as the show once…

Supergirl – Season 4 Episode 1

“American Alien” Supergirl returns for a fourth season with a revival of the anti-alien sentiment plot and slight shifts for most of the major characters. Last season was a bit lacking especially in its latter half with a poorly conceived villain story that ended up being more confusing and satisfying. This episode suggests that there’s…

Titans – Season 1 Episode 1

“Titans” Titans is the first scripted show to air on new streaming platform DC Universe, and adds another to the informal set of dimensions in which the publisher’s properties are being adapted, existing as it does outwith the DCEU, the Arrowverse and whatever pocket reality Gotham takes place in. The Teen Titans are a supergroup…

Doctor Who – Season 11 Episode 1

“The Woman Who Fell To Earth” Doctor Who returns with a new series, a new face, a new gender and new companions with a new problem for the Doctor to deal with as she tries to get used to the changes that come with a new regeneration. Regeneration episodes are always difficult for this show…

The Gifted – Season 2 Episode 2

“unMoored” The Gifted continues its second season with widespread uncertainty as many of the characters waver in their commitment to what they have chosen. Andy is the most prominent example of this particular through line and it’s easy to understand why that is. He likely feels more isolated than anyone else because his connection to…

The Gifted – Season 2 Episode 1

“eMergence” The Gifted begins its second season by picking up the thread of Lorna’s pregnancy and exploring how the characters deal with the new status quo established at the end of last season. If this episode could be summed up with one word then that word would be “acceptance”. One way or another the characters…