Arrow’s Season 3 finally has some new life breathed into it. These past two episodes have been a confident, cohesive return-to-form for the superhero show, which struggled after a strong start to the season. No, it wasn’t Oliver’s almost-death and brief absence from Starling City that brought this show back to life. (Though somewhat successful, […]Read more "Arrow Season 3, Episode 14 Recap: “The Return”"
What did I think of Arrow‘s mid-season finale, “The Climb”? This show just took the first step — dare I say ascent? — in reclaiming the narrative energy that’s dwindled from the Season 2 ending/Season 3 opener. I have this theory about full-order network shows: they don’t really get started until the mid-season finale. Hopefully, you can have some […]Read more "Arrow Mid-Season Finale Recap: “The Climb”"
As excited as I am for the return of Doctor Who, my curiosity has been piqued by the debut of another BBC America series: Orphan Black. The series tells the story of Sarah – a woman who sees her clone commit suicide (check out the brutal clip below). What does one do in such a […]Read more "BBC America’s Gritty New Clone Drama Premieres Tonight"
I usually go into movie adaptations of my favorite books with cautious optimism, with the attitude that – even if the film translation captures a fraction of what made the book so amazing – it will be worth seeing. I was particularly excited at the prospect of The Hunger Games, a book cinematic in its […]Read more "Hunger Games Pulls Its Punches"
Which genre fills up your viewing schedule? For me, it is science fiction – anything from the far out depictions of the universe in Farscape or Doctor Who to the more subtle distortions of reality in Fringe or The X-Files. Apparently, I’ll even continue to watch something really dreadful if it hits some of my favorite tropes (Terra Nova, I’m […]Read more "Poll of the Week: Pick Your Genre"
The holiday season is a time of awkward run-ins – with television shows. You know, the ones you know a little something about that pop up on your Netflix or Hulu every so often, begging to be watched? It’s a bit pathetic, really – like some old high school classmate promoting him or herself when […]Read more "Shows You Should Be Watching: Nikita"