Elseworlds Part 3

Elseworlds

The Elseworlds crossover wraps up with an evil Superman and the promise of bigger events to come in the relatively near future. I have mixed feelings about this crossover on the whole. On one hand I’ve found all three parts to be immensely entertaining but I’ve also found the storytelling problematic as it buries what…

Elseworlds Part 2

Elseworlds

The Elseworlds crossover continues with a trip to Gotham City, the introduction of a bat themed vigilante and further development of the mounting threat. After several collective seasons of teasing the Arrowverse finally lets audiences see Gotham City while quickly explaining why neither Batman or Bruce Wayne have been seen before now. It turns our…

Black Lightning – Season 2 Episode 8

“The Book of Rebellion: Chapter One: Exodus” Khalil and Jennifer go on the run with Tobias and Jefferson scrambling to find them in a chaotic episode of Black Lightning. I’ve always said that flawed characters are far more interesting than those written as if they always make the right decision. Jennifer is a great example…

Elseworlds Part 1

Elseworlds; the annual DC TV crossover story begins with a -sort of- body switching plot and the promise of a large scale threat. I’ll freely admit that the crossover stories are something I look forward to every year. Even though I don’t always love the shows that participate in them I’m still fully invested in…

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man

Spider-Man enters the world of cinematic animation in Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman’s reality hopping Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Audiences have seen a number of versions of Spider-Man since the 2002 Sam Raimi film set the world on fire and elevated interest in the character to a whole new level. We’re on our…

Doctor Who – Season 11 Episode 10

Doctor Who

“The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos” Doctor Who closes out its current season with the return of a previously featured villain and a difficult situation for the Doctor to resolve. The first episode of this season introduced the Stenza and their representative Tim Shaw -not his real name- as a threat for the Doctor to…

Outlander – Season 4 Episode 6

Outlander

“Blood of My Blood” Outlander focuses on the complexities of family as Jamie’s old friend Lord John Grey comes to Fraser’s Ridge. Last season saw Jamie father a child that he asked John Grey to raise in order to guarantee his son have a good life. At the time it was deeply difficult for Jamie…

Supernatural – Season 14 Episode 8

Supernatural

“Byzantium” Supernatural continues with the scramble to save Jack as Heaven comes under attack from the entity that runs the Empty. Last week was a really moving exploration of how people deal with the inevitable loss attached to a terminal illness. The overriding message was enjoying the time left and preparing for life without a…

The Flash – Season 5 Episode 8

Flash

“What’s Past is Prologue” The Flash celebrates 100 episodes with a trip down memory lane to revisit some key moments in the show’s history. Anniversary episodes are self indulgent by their very nature. This very website recently released its 100th podcast and that was a very self indulgent affair. Listen if you get the chance,…

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – Season 4 Episode 7

Legends

“Hell No, Dolly!” DC’s Legends of Tomorrow dives right into the inner -and outer- Demons of John Constantine as a doll possessing Demon terrorises the crew. It shouldn’t be a surprise at this point but I’m constantly amazed at how this show manages to pull together a collection of ludicrous ideas and weaves them into…