Following a rather strongly themed gun-focused episode last week, Arrow this week somewhat rolled back the clock to the good old original days of the series in focusing on the theme of heroes and their duty, as well as intertwining it with the focus on...
“Welcome to the jungle, baby.” The very words uttered by Cisco Ramone (Carlos Valdes) this week ushered in what was one of the most visually striking episodes of The Flash’s run so far and it also promised the return of one of the most formidable...
In a much more dark and real theme, Spectre of the Gun showcases Arrow‘s take on gun control. An extremely hot topic that can never be boiled down to 45 minutes, Arrow manages to present both sides of gun control through its main characters in...
Following a rather strongly themed gun-focused episode last week, Arrow this week somewhat rolled back the clock to the good old original days of the series in focusing on the theme of heroes and their duty, as well as intertwining it with the focus on the flip side of normal individuals and their own actions and consequences of said things. With such strong themes involved in this week’s episode we still got a taste of some typical villainy... Read more
“Welcome to the jungle, baby.” The very words uttered by Cisco Ramone (Carlos Valdes) this week ushered in what was one of the most visually striking episodes of The Flash’s run so far and it also promised the return of one of the most formidable villains to have made an appearance in the life of the speedster – comic book or television. The notion of Grodd making a return was certain to excite fans and this clearly reverberated to the show’s... Read more
In a much more dark and real theme, Spectre of the Gun showcases Arrow‘s take on gun control. An extremely hot topic that can never be boiled down to 45 minutes, Arrow manages to present both sides of gun control through its main characters in an easy to follow format. Whilst interesting to hear the stances of many of the main characters throughout the episode, there is also a reason many films and documentaries have tackled the complex issue... Read more
A common theme in season 5 of Arrow has been trying to overcoming past mistakes, but has Oliver done this when Team Arrow takes a trip to Russia? With absolutely no sign of Promethus again and Diggle rejoining the team, the team finds out General Walker is about to sell a nuclear bomb to Markovian terrorists. Team Arrow must find a way to track General Walker down, but proves to be difficult when they are placed in a new country with limited resources. Having... Read more
Hallowed Japanese animation house, Studio Ghibli are making their first bold steps into the world of a slightly more long-form style of storytelling, with this children’s television series, streaming worldwide on Amazon Prime. Directed by Gorō Miyazaki, the son of acclaimed Ghibli director and co-founder of the animation studios, Hayao Miyazaki, Ronja the Robber’s Daughter (or Sanzoku no Musume Rōnya) is certainly in very capable hands, but... Read more
As the jigsaw pieces begin to slot into place for the impending showdown with Savitar, The Flash looked to once again proceed with hammering home the importance of each team member and their own personal investment. This week saw the emergence of Flashpoint villain Clive Yorkin, a creation of Julian’s in his Alchemy form who looked to take down the SCPD officers who thwarted him in the alternate dimension. This would mean not only Barry in action... Read more
Suffice to say, last week’s episode of Taboo – the midway point of this introductory season – was a mess. A largely moronic, unintentionally funny mess. The transatlantic offering from the BBC and FX has consistently struggled with tone and narrative clarity throughout, but last week things looked pretty hopeless as we press onwards to the final stages. It left a numbing throb in one’s mind, and almost put me off continuing... Read more
Based on the children’s book series, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events follows the Baudelaire children, Violet (Malina Weissman), Klaus (Louis Hynes) and Sunny (Presley Smith, but voiced by Tara Strong). To those unfamiliar with the story, and reiterated every episode by the narrator of the show Lemony Snicket (Patrick Warburton) and in the catchy theme song, this won’t be anything of a pleasant story, and if you... Read more
After last week’s episode of finding one’s self, it is only fitting for this episode to be all about redemption. Second Chances brings our heroes to discover everyone of them may have a past they might not agree with, but Team Arrow is all about forgiving themselves. The second episode, after the midseason break, brings out two major players, Tina Boland (Juliana Harkavy) and Talia al Ghul (Lexa Doig). Team Arrow searches for a new candidate... Read more
In this week’s episode of The Flash, entitled ‘Dead or Alive’, Cisco spoke of being invested in one member of the team and that spoke volumes in the whole framework of this show and indeed this particular episode. Here we have a show which builds its foundations upon this terrific group of characters and once again we were presented with the art of how a television show connects us with all its individuals. With the ongoing mission... Read more
Taboo is one frustrating watch. For every moment of excellence is a sequence of idiocy, and as we reach the halfway point of its introductory series, we are served up the show’s most ludicrously overcooked and maddening hour, which struggles to retain a sense of order and clarity. That isn’t to say the fourth episode of the BBC and FX-collaborative period drama wasn’t somewhat enjoyable, because it was, but a descent into pantomime... Read more