Previously on Gotham: The Balloonman.
“I told you there’s a war coming, Jim.”
For once, a visit to Wayne Manor has actual plot purposes — if only to show that when a detective puts himself in the hands of a twelve-year-old boy, it’s Arya Stark 2.0, budding Gotham vigilante style. So when Bruce has a nightmare about his parents’ murder, we know how much of a bad idea this is going to end up being.
Meanwhile, Ben Mackenzie is still stuck in his my-voice-is-too-deep-and-my-face-is-too-serious-for-this-simple-conversation schtick, whilst the dialogue between the partners is still stuck in useless infodump. We’re catching a glimpse of bickering in this one, but it’s short-lived. Continue reading →
Previously on Sleepy Hollow: The Kindred.
Ichabod isn’t confounded by Americans’ awakening consciousness (and conscience) in the struggle for marriage equality, thanks very much. Wearing hats indoors, however… Continue reading →
Previously on Gotham: Selina Kyle.
And the teenage girl leaves the cop standing in the mud down the sewers. Continue reading →
Previously on Gotham: Pilot.
The Cat speaks, the Penguin absconds, and the straight arrow bends. Continue reading →
Scheduled to premiere on FOX during the 2014/2015 season, Gotham will present to you Gotham City before the great bat descends from the sky. Focusing on a young Officer Gordon and introducing Bruce Wayne as a kid along with some of the beloved anti-heroes, villains, and shadowy figures, Gotham looks pretty good like this. Let’s see what happens when we’ve seen the pilot. Stars Ben McKenzie (“Southland,” “The O.C.”), Donal Logue (“Sons of Anarchy,” “Terriers,” “Vikings,” “Copper”) and Jada Pinkett Smith (“The Matrix” films, “HawthoRNe”).
Previously on Almost Human: Beholder.
Even as this episode sets itself up for what could have been a glorious exploration of how Dorian or DRNs in general feel, all it achieves is over-accentuating the other guy’s man pain. This could have been such a great episode about Dorian and John fighting to keep Dorian in the field, it could have been such a great opportunity to actually show us the way Dorian has been dealing with things, it could have been a story full of interpretation and debate on the concept of free will in DRNs and the Synthetic Soul, in the case of one such character being portrayed by the fantastic Michael Ealy.
Instead, what we got is the glorious story about the redemption and absolution of another pair of white guys. We get a case story line that makes no sense whatsoever, seems cobbled together on account of us never having heard of that particular shade of John’s terrible, terrible pain before, and that only serves to illustrate how great of a cop John’s dad was. Continue reading →
Previously on Almost Human: Disrupt.
It’s a long story.
And I want to hear that story. Stop underwriting Stahl! Seriously, it’s such a shame. This show is wasting numerous opportunities. It’s all well and good to tease at a character’s backstory, and to reveal it slowly, but it’s a bad idea when it could replace an otherwise mediocre and lacklustre storyline. Or, more importantly, John’s manpain. Continue reading →
Previously on Almost Human: Perception.
Bless whoever made the executive decision to put Karl Urban into a nicely popped-collared leather jacket and lots of eyeliner. Bless.
Oh, and: Kiwi accent! Goodness me. Continue reading →
Previously on Almost Human: Unbound.
The trouble about FOX continuing to mess with the broadcasting order of TV shows is that I can’t trust the narrative and characterisation. These things have to happen in sequence and in contextual order — but the network’s bozos screwing with the plan without a care for writers’ carefully crafted plans is damaging the series. Characters will seem inconsistent, storylines get broken up and make no sense. Continue reading →
Previously on Almost Human: You Are Here.
Pinocchio meets Gepetto — but Gepetto isn’t the kind old man from a fairy tale anymore; and not for the first time it’s Dorian who’s doubting his humanity — while none other than John Kennex keeps the faith. Meanwhile, I’m having some issues with how this show treats ideas. Continue reading →
Previously on Sleepy Hollow: The Golem.
This is a collective review of the last three episodes of Season 1, of which the last two aired in a double-feature finale this past Monday. Continue reading →
Previously on Almost Human: Simon Says.
And now, seven weeks later, John’s anger and trauma issues are finally picked up again after lying dormant for all this narrated time — along with the Syndicate’s threat. Continue reading →