WandaVision – Season 1 Episode 8

Wandavision

“Previously On” WandaVision digs into Wanda’s history and fills in the blanks that led to the current situation while answering more lingering questions. Mystery storytelling inevitably has to get to the point where answers are delivered and whether those answers are satisfying will be partially down to the personal taste of the viewer with the…

Superman & Lois – Season 1 Episode 1

Superman

“Pilot” Superman returns to TV with a new show focused on the Man of Steel as a husband and father in Superman & Lois. I’ve wanted to see more of Tyler Hoechlin’s version of Clark Kent/Superman since his introduction in Supergirl season 2. He would periodically appear on that show as well as in the…

Black Lightning – Season 4 Episode 3

Black Lightning

“The Book of Reconstruction Chapter 3: Despite All My Rage…” Black Lightning delivers a fight club episode as Lynn starts to understand the root of her addiction and Jennifer worries about her public image. It’s fair to say that the final season so far has been a slow burn but that’s not a bad thing…

Batwoman – Season 2 Episode 5

Batwoman

“Gore on Canvas” Batwoman continues the search for Kate Kane by exploring a couple of leads that will hopefully uncover the location of Safiyah’s hidden island. Doubling down on the mystery surrounding Kate’s disappearance is a risky proposition for this show as it will need to be resolved one way or another and it’ll be…

Song Without A Name (Canción Sin Nombre)

Shot in rich monochromatic tones, and inspired by a true story, Melina León’s Song Without A Name is a captivating portrayal of a young woman searching for the truth in this snapshot of 1980’s Peru that will leave you breathless. Peru, 1988. The ‘Shining Path’ terrorist group are at their height of activity, and illegal adoptions…

WandaVision – Season 1 Episode 7

WandaVision

“Breaking the Fourth Wall” WandaVision starts to deliver more answer as Wanda starts to lose her grip on what she considers reality. I should start by saying that I had a less than positive reaction to the sitcom style of this particular episode though that is down to personal preference as it is lampooning the…

Shadowland

Shadowland

A group of people seek refuge following a brutal attack and find themselves stalked by a mysterious and lethal force in Simon David Kay’s Shadowland. Billed as an action horror, Shadowland follows Cam (Ben Keenan); an ex-serviceman turned bodyguard who recruits Elaine (Amelia Eve) to assist with a job escorting an Ambassador (David E. Grimes)…

Fukushima 50

Fukushima 50

Setsurô Wakamatsu’s Fukushima 50 tells the true-life story of a nuclear meltdown and the team who saved Japan from the biggest nuclear disaster in history. In 2011, Eastern Japan was hit with a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent powerful tsunami, disabling many of the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Back-up generators kicked…

Black Lightning – Season 4 Episode 2

Black Lightning

“The Book of Reconstruction: Chapter Two: Unacceptable Losses” Black Lightning continues to explore the fractured Pierce family dynamic as the situation in Freeland continues to deteriorate. Two episodes into the season it’s clear that a major theme for at least the first arc of the season is grief. This is framed through Jefferson but the…