This week on Penny Dreadful, it was time for the annual get Eva Green an Emmy episode. Dollars to donuts, this will be actresses submission piece for this year in the tradition of “The Nightcomers” and “Closer Than Sisters”, by delving into Vanessa’s backstory and revel in her eternal struggle between the good and the evil within her; the pious and the decidedly less than pious aspects of her soul. Sure, the pronounced point of the episode was to reveal when and how Vanessa and Dracula first crossed paths, but let’s be honest “A Blade of Grass” was all about Green showing her range. (more…)
This week’s Game of Thrones episode “The Door” continues the streak of captivating episodes this season. We got to meet a new Red Lady, who seems to know more than Melisandre. Civil war is brewing for in the North, and they are definitely developing in the Iron Islands. Arya got a taste of her life as a comedy play. Danny had to say goodbye to one of her closest advisers, and we all tearfully said goodbye to someone near and dear to us all
Warning: This article contains spoilers from the “Game of Thrones” Season 6 episode “The Door.”
Well, it’s finally here. Preacher has been in the works, for good or for evil, for a while now and tonight we had the opportunity, courtesy of AMC, to see the first episode. I was, like many others, pretty damned skeptical about this one. I loved the Preacher books back when I read them (many years ago) and I didn’t want to see them turn Garth Ennis’s work into a piece of shit only fit to flushed down the toiler and forgotten about. After sitting through the hour-long ‘Pilot‘, however, I feel I may be soon changing my tune. Preacher turned out to be highly entertaining, despite all the obvious changes to the storyline. Scroll on for a short recap and review.
* Warning! Contains SPOILERS and language inappropriate for most humans. * (more…)
It’s tough being the CW, they already have so many successful programs that they only picked up three for the fall, and only two of them will debut in October. The odd man out is Archie. Well, make that Riverdale, the new CW series based on the long-running comic book character and his friends from super-producer Greg Berlanti (whose superhero series make up 40 per cent of the CW’s fall programming). You’ve heard for a while that this is not going to be your mother’s Archies, as Berlanti and Co. were going for something “modern”, “dark”, and “subversive”. Prepare to click all three boxes as you sink into the sorted and scandalous world of Riverdale. (more…)
Oh what a contentious season of The 100 this has been. There have been deaths as big as they have been controversial, there have been rushed storylines, and sudden betrayals by beloved characters, but it all comes down to this final hour and the effort to save the world from A.L.I.E., the bad artificial intelligence with good intentions. As these things go – 100 finales that is – everyone is on the brink of death and defeat waiting for Clarke to pull a last minute rabbit out of her hat, and this one sees the Commander of Death go into the Matrix to look the enemy in her face and perhaps accept a fate worse potential, and immediate, death. (more…)
Considering that last week’s episode of Arrow ended with a small town getting nuked, the stakes were startling high considering the mission this week was very personal. While Oliver and Diggle go under the dome to fine Thea, Felicity and her father hack while her mother hovers and provokes some airing of the Smoak family dirty laundry. On the surface, dedicating time in this penultimate episode to the flighty Donna Smoak and her issues, especially as everyone else in the room is focused on stopping Judgement Day, was bizarre, but damn if this episode of Arrow didn’t deliver a thrilling hour of TV regardless. (more…)
Here it is, folks – the grand finale to season 3 of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. They’ve come a long way since the show first aired and now they’ll be wrapping up the Hive storyline and moving on to something else. What will happen to everyone? How will the team defeat Hive and stop his plan to turn a big chunk of humanity into semi-mindless, sort-of-Inhuman, thug-slaves? And which character will they be knocking off? Scroll on to find out. (more…)
After last week’s episode of The Flash, how do you beat it? How do you tell a story that draws as much emotion from you for a whole 45 minutes? Easy. You present this week’s episode to the audience. Titled, “Invincible,” the audience gets a taste of Barry’s new found optimism after his brush with death and discovering that the universe is on their side. If you were in Barry’s shoes, how could you not feel good about your odds? Not even Zoom could stand in his way now. But when does too much confidence turn into overconfidence? Sure, it may have been spelled out from the beginning, but the end result was worth the wait.
We were promised a “twist” on Tuesday night’s episode of Person of Interest, but I have to say that it wasn’t much of a twist in the end. That, combined with a standard “number of the week” scenario, it felt like “Shotseeker” was a straightforward, old school episode of POI, but at the same time, I have to wonder what the potential implications are going forward. This may have felt like your run of the mill Person of Interest, but there may be longer term facets to explore including missing people, Fusco’s curiosity, and the growing sense that the war against Samaritan is a suicide mission. (more…)
As Fox and Marvel Studios decided to each have a Quicksilver in their films, fans scratched their heads a bit, while those who were unfamiliar with comics became confused – some audience members not even realizing that the Avengers: Age of Ultron and X-Men: Days of Future Past shared the character. There is no doubt that of the two, X-Men’s Quicksilver garnered more audience love after his on screen appearance but considering Hot Toys newest addition to their Marvel masterpieces, Age of Ultron’s Quicksilver is the one that fans will want to take home. (more…)