Star Trek: Picard – Season 1 Episode 10

Picard

“Et in Arcadia Ego Part 2” Star Trek: Picard finishes its first season with a ticking clock, an Apocalyptic threat and ruminations on the meaning of existence. I’ve been very critical of the more recent episodes of this show because the answers to the questions posed over the course of the season proved to be…

Outlander – Season 5 Episode 6

Outlander

“Better to Marry Than Burn” Outlander celebrates Jocasta’s wedding and Roger has to deal with a crisis at Fraser’s Ridge. One of the main challenges for Roger this season is that his skills don’t naturally translate to living in the past. He’s an academic in a time that calls for people who can work with…

Star Trek: Picard – Season 1 Episode 9

Picard

“Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 1” Star Trek: Picard brings Soji home with a large Romulan armada on their tail looking to destroy it. Admittedly it’s not my best attempt to summarise an episode in a single sentence but at a very high level that’s all this episode is really about. Picard and crew make…

Outlander – Season 5 Episode 5

Outlander

“Perpetual Adoration” Outlander explores the events and decisions that lead people to where they end up as various characters reflect on their lives at the stage they are at. Every now and again the show chooses to overtly remind viewers that time travel is a significant factor. This often takes the form of a flashback…

Supergirl – Season 5 Episode 14

Supergirl

“The Bodyguard” Supergirl doubles down on the horrors of technology with the imminent release of Andrea’s lenses and acceleration of Lena’s pacification project. This season is supposed to be about the growth of technology and the potential problems that can cause for us as a species. It’s an issue that’s wide open to commentary as…

Batwoman – Season 1 Episode 14

Batwoman

“Grinning from Ear to Ear” Batwoman explores the importance of image and the sacrifices people make to present a certain version of themselves to the outside world. One thing Batwoman is especially good at is tying whatever the villain story is to something that one of the main characters is going through either on a…

Star Trek: Picard – Season 1 Episode 8

Picard

“Broken Pieces” Star Trek: Picard answers one of the major mysteries as well as a few of the other lingering questions posed throughout the season. This shows strengths lie more in its characterisation rather than its storytelling. The previous episode was almost the perfect example of this with the bulk of the scenes living up…

The Flash – Season 6 Episode 13

Flash

“Grodd Friended Me” The Flash brings back Gorilla Grodd when Barry becomes trapped in his mindscape with a limited amount of time to escape. Gorilla Grodd is, without a doubt, one of the most impressive visual achievements this show has given viewers. Grodd and King Shark are impressively rendered CGI creations that serve as a…

Outlander – Season 5 Episode 4

Outlander

“Company We Keep” Outlander continues with Jamie’s mission to assemble a militia to fight on behalf of the Crown with complications arising at a trading post. Every season of Outlander has an episode like this; one that focuses on setting things up and outlining the potential complications that surround the major events the episodes are…

Sonic the Hedgehog

SEGA’s blue blur mascot makes his way to the big screen in Jeff Fowler’s Sonic the Hedgehog. I’ve been a fan of Sonic for most of my life. Some of my fondest childhood memories involve me playing the old Sega Mega Drive -or Sega Genesis to some- games. The first game I ever completed was…