Category: TV-series

Joan Watson (Lucy Liu) in bed with Andrew Mittal - Elementary Just a Regular Irregular Review

Elementary Just a Regular Irregular Review

This weeks episode of Elementary entitled ‘Just a Regular Irregular’ starts off just as you would expect. Consulting mathematician Harlan Emple discovers a body stuffed in a storage box after he arrives at a warehouse. He discovered the place following various math puzzles. The unusual circumstances of the murder might seem just right for an episode of Elementary. And though I have no doubt it would be good otherwise it turns out to be a great episode because at its center it...

Sunil Bakshi played by Simon Kassianides (For Coulson) - Agents of SHIELD The Writing on the Wall Review

Agents of SHIELD The Writing on the Wall Review

This weeks episode Agent Of SHIELD proves that the show can succeed if it dares to offer genuine character development through drama. As both Coulson and Ward are confronted by personal demons they show they are still the core two characters of SHIELD. For me ‘Writing on the Wall’ has been my favorite season episode so far and I must say Agent of SHIELD is becoming an appreciated show next to my Tuesday dose of Person Of Interest. As for this episode. I...

Alan Fitch (Alan Alda) with collar bomb - The Blacklist mid-season finale The Decembrist Review

The Blacklist mid-season finale The Decembrist Review

The Blacklist has finally reached the halfway mark of its second season. I must say that so far season 2 has hardly been outstanding, it has been good, but not yet great. This episode entitled The Decembrist molds both the good and bad into, well a good episode that will have many fans questioning if the show can sustain itself in the long run. The Blacklist mid-season finale… The episode starts with Reddington confronting Berlin about the person who set them...

Abraham says the world can't afford them to wait - The Walking Dead - Self Help - Review

The Walking Dead – Self Help – Review

At this moment The Walking Dead is hopping between storylines every episode. Last week we saw what has become of Beth and this week we follow Eugene, Abraham, Rosita, Tara, Maggie and Glenn on their trek towards DC. However, unbeknown to anyone but Tara Eugene is sabotaging their efforts because he doesn’t want to get to DC before he can make his big revelation. In a badly needed episode we discover the background stories of Abraham and Eugene giving both...

Sonya Walger as Angela White - Elementary The Five Orange Pipz

Elementary The Five Orange Pipz Review

Elementary The Five Orange Pipz….. The second episode of Elementary’s third continues the pseudo-feud between Holmes and Watson. However, unlike that real feud from season 2 between detective Bell and Sherlock over the shooting incident this one is practically over by the end of the episode. After a man named Elias Openshaw is shot to death while on the phone with Captain Gregson (who was investigating the death of Openshaw’s lawyer) Watson beats Sherlock to be the first to take up the case....

Mozhan Marnò as Samar Navabi capturing Hassan - The Blacklist S2ep7 The Scimitar Review

The Blacklist S2ep7 The Scimitar Review

So far the second season of The Blacklist has been a hit-or-miss affaire. Last week’s episode The Mombasa Cartel never really managed to engage with its audience. The week before that we had The Front, which was about a resurgent eco-terrorist group hunting down poachers and turning them into waxwork. The creepiness factor reminded me of The Stewmaker, but no more than that. This weeks episode entitled The Scimitar is about a Iranian operation intent on taking revenge on the US...

Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) wearing a gas mask - elementary s3ep1 review

Elementary S3Ep1 Review Enough Nemesis To Go Around

Welcome to the review of the season 3 première episode of Elementary entitled ‘Enough Nemesis To Go Around’. After a second season which attempted changes , both successfully and not, Elementary was turned on its head by show runner Robert Doherty when he decided Joan Watson and Sherlock Holmes would discontinue their partnership. Having recently rewatched the shows pilot episode I am amazed at the growth both characters have made in two years. That growth is also at risk of becoming stale if changes were not...

Grant Ward planning his escape - Agents Of SHIELD S2Ep6 A Fractured House Review

Agents Of SHIELD S2Ep6 A Fractured House Review

Since the beginning of Agents of SHIELD’s second season the question of whether government organizations would hunt down SHIELD has been mentioned. Certainly General Talbot appeared keen to do so but if anything his attempts were only half-hearted, in fact he seems to have built up a rapport with Coulson over their mutual enemy HYDRA. In this weeks episode, A Fractured House, HYDRA commits a false flag attack on the UN in retaliation over last weeks events. Though Talbot appears skeptical...

Abraham leaving with Eugene and Glenn - The Walking Dead S5Ep3 Four Walls and a Roof Review

The Walking Dead S5Ep3 Four Walls and a Roof Review

This week’s episode TWD was hotly anticipated, the previous episode ‘Strangers’ ended on a significant cliffhanger. Was Bob infected by walker? Will Gareth die when he eats Bob’s meat? And what the hell are Daryl and Carol up to chasing Beth’s kidnapper? The latter issues won’t be resolved in ‘Four Walls and a Roof’ which deals primarily with Gareth’s attempt to kill and eat everyone in Rick’s group and Gabriel admission of what he had to do to stay alive. It...

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Helix Season 2 Teaser Trailer

Syfy has just released a teaser trailer for the upcoming second season of Helix, the high-concept show produced by BSG guru Ronald D. Moore. The first season proofed it had a lot of promise, but it could at times be burdened by the cumbersome backstory that had to be told of how Dr. Alan Farragut (played by Billy Campbell) deals with a viral outbreak at a remote arctic research station. The 13 episodes could also differ in quality especially near the...

Harold Finch testing The Machine in 2001 (Michael Emerson)

Person of Interest S4Ep5 Prophets Review

For a few weeks now viewers have been able to enjoy the new format of Person Of Interest. With Finch, Reese, Shaw and Root hiding from Samaritan the series has become more dynamic. It reminds me a lot of the first season when Reese was not yet the Superman caricature he became during season 2. This episode entitled ‘Prophets’ sticks to the new format while also forcing Reese to deal with his alternate persona when he is forced to undergo psychiatric...

The Walking Dead S5Ep2 Strangers Review - Gareth has amputated Bob's leg

The Walking Dead S5Ep2 Strangers Review

After the blood-letting during the season première of The Walking Dead the pace is slowed. Somehow the uncertainty of the circumstances in which Rick and the gang now live are made worse by that slow pace. Don’t be a stranger……… As the gang moves away from Terminus they come across father Gabriel, a priest who has been living alone since the outbreak started. Rick questions how he could have survived and assumes he has been holding back on them. After they reach his...

Sleepy Hollow S2Ep4 Go Where I Send Thee... Review - Ichabod puts in his magic earbud

Sleepy Hollow S2Ep4 Go Where I Send Thee… Review

Whereas Haven has nearly gone the way of the dodo after a very bad start to season 5 Sleepy Hollow seems able to learn from its first season mistakes. Slowly this show is finding solid ground. Characters such as Henry, the Horseman of War, as well as Katrina Crane and Abraham Van Brunt have been given more screen time to flesh out their character. Suddenly it feels like the stakes have become all that more real. While Sleepy Hollow is still undeniable a light-hearted...

The Walking Dead S5Ep1 No Sanctuary Review - Throat slit like cattle

The Walking Dead S5Ep1 No Sanctuary Review

I have been an avid fan of TWD since its inception as a TV series. I will admit to not having read the comic books but I do keep up with its progress. TWD is certainly not for the faint hearted, and I am not talking about the zombies, the gore or the physical abuse. I am talking about the drama and suspense. Fan favorite characters do get killed and the audience is frequently left in the dark about pertinent developments. Knowing that the...