In addition to Starz airing the TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods starting this year in April, there’s another story penned by Gaiman — and Sir Terry Pratchett († 2015) — finally greenlit: Good Omens.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oh, I have missed this. So, so much. I found some of Moffat’s Christmas Specials a little bumpy, but I really had fun watching this. The story was well-paced enough, the nefarious plan was engaging rather than entirely foreseeable, and the script combined fun and suspense as well as a few wistful moments following on the heels of the previous episode, The Husbands of River Song.
This is the grand finale — except there’s nothing grand about it, because it’s been weeks, and I’m still sitting here, gaping at the sheer amount of fuckery that’s going on.
Rory is… back in Stars Hollow, in spite of her fervent denials. Feeling like a failure and unable to think her way out of that corner under her own steam, she moves back in with her mother and Luke.
Summer is easily the weakest out of the four episodes, so this review will be relatively brief, at least compared to the one about the somewhat meatier Spring.
It’s spring in Stars Hollow, London, and New York, and everyone’s gone just a little bit nutty. You know, the way Sookie used to get before figuring out she was pregnant, except no-one’s pregnant yet and Sookie’s still not back from… wherever she is up North.
Ten years after the Season 7 finale, we are back in Stars Hollow, our little New England town that seemed to get nuttier and yet more endearing with every festival and tradition-fuelled shenanigans. Hell, I’ve even missed Taylor — but only a little bit. The Netflix revival was a highly anticipated event, with the enduring fanbase to boost it to the top of the ratings stats for a single-day release. All four episodes went live on Nov 25, worldwide, and so the Internet has been a-buzz with what it all means and what’s going to happen next (if indeed anything is going to happen).
Previously on Doctor Who: Heaven Sent + Hell Bent.
Guys — we’re going to need a bigger flowchart. It’s the year 5343, humans are, for some reason, still really, really obsessed with Christmas (decorations), and the Doctor picked the prime spot to hide from, well, Christmas. You can imagine why he might not take to the TARDIS’ attempts at cheering him up very kindly.
With Series 10 coming up in 2017, and the Christmas Special 2016 before that, we’re actually back to regular scheduled Who programming (after big international sports events like the Euro ’16 and the Rio Olympics so cruelly robbed us of our aliens of the week and p(l)othole-y plots)!!!