So, what happened was that Series 10 so far has been really solid mystery storytelling, and I’ve been enjoying it a lot. And then, apparently, Steven Moffat had an idea for a blockbuster. AdvertisementsRead More Doctor Who: Extremis + The Pyramid at the End of the World + The Lie of the Land
Doctor Who Series 10 is shaping up to be a true mystery series — rather than the only challenge being to outsmart an obvious villain, a lot of work is being done by Bill and the Doctor to figure out what they’re even fighting and/or running away from. In these two episodes from early May, that […]Read More Doctor Who: Knock Knock + Oxygen (S10E04+05)
In another exceedingly solid mystery episode, the Doctor and Bill save the London Frost Fair of 1814 from turning into a watery grave.Read More “History’s a Whitewash” — Doctor Who: Thin Ice (S10E03)
In this episode, the Doctor breaks his vow: he goes off-world, taking Bill into the future — into a brave new world in which everyone must be happy. Or else.Read More Doctor Who: Smile (S10E02)
So here we are, back for some proper Sci-Fi after a long, long time of living the slow path. I was skeptical after Series 9, but: I really liked it? I think it’s gonna be a good final series for Peter Capaldi? And Bill — oh, Bill. She’s the best.Read More Doctor Who: The Pilot (S10E01)
On April 26th, Hulu is premiering the first episode of its TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s prize-winning novel, The Handmaid’s Tale. Frankly, an extensive adaptation of that work couldn’t have come at a better time, and while it’s horrifying that it’s necessary, I’m nonetheless looking forward to it. The Handmaid’s Tale is an excellent novel […]Read More “Faith is only a word, embroidered.” — A Primer on The Handmaid’s Tale, coming to Hulu
I’ve recently finished the first season of Emerald City, the NBC TV adaptation of Frank L. Baum’s children’s novel The Wizard of Oz. The show takes many artistic liberties with the text, transforming it into something new, but this meta won’t be a comparison piece between the novel and the show (not least because it’s […]Read More Emerald City and White Male Villainy: How the Wizard Destroyed Oz
With room for improvement, Powerless could be the superhero show to make living with superheroes fun again.Read More Mid-Season Pilots: NBC’s Powerless
Previously on Sherlock: The Lying Detective. With the writers’ egos being bigger than their brains, the episode didn’t earn the emotional fallout the creators expected.Read More “I Know Who You Really Are.” — Sherlock: The Final Problem.
As we’re hurtling towards the inevitably tense and mind-boggling (in either the positive or the negative sense of the word) conclusion of the series (and possibly the show), here’s a few things that I wanted to write about that I haven’t really touched on in my reviews so far.Read More A Few (Subjective) Truths about Sherlock, Series 4
Previously on Sherlock: The Six Thatchers. Modelled on Arthur Conan Doyle’s short story The Dying Detective, this episode is, in some aspects, a return to form — but it’s hella gut-wrenching, too.Read More “It Is What It Is.” — Sherlock: The Lying Detective.
Previously on Sherlock: The Abominable Bride. Let’s get one thing out of the way first. If this episode felt off, wrong, out of whack, off kilter, and very much disjointed and uncomfortable — that’s because the writers want you to feel that way.Read More “I made a vow.” — Sherlock: The Six Thatchers