TV Reviews

Channel Zero: Ep 6 (TV) Review

Syfy’s Channel Zero has been a unique rollercoaster ride; there’s been ups and downs and even a stall or two on the tracks but it’s finally come to an end. Has the good balanced out the bad in the long run? That’s a little difficult to say. We open to Eddie reading an excerpt from…

Channel Zero: Ep 5 (TV) Review

Why, Channel Zero? You were getting better and now you’re just crashing and burning. I’ve made comments about some of the awkward and convoluted writing before, but episode five of Channel Zero really takes the cake. Jessica may be dead but Mike and Gary have no time to grieve as they head to Mrs. Booth’s…

Channel Zero: Ep 4 (TV) Review

With only two episodes left in Syfy’s Channel Zero, things should be escalating and starting to wrap up right? Well, no, not really. Channel Zero started off like trying to light a candle; it took a couple attempts but the candle eventually lit and began burning at a reasonable pace. Now, the candle is slowly…

Channel Zero: Season 1 Ep 3 (TV) Review

We’re now halfway through the six-episode first season of Syfy’s Channel Zero, and I must say that what started out as a dull, American Horror Story rip-off is now turning into quite the little gem, and my god do things escalate quickly. Last week on Channel Zero, after the revelation that Mike was the one…

Channel Zero Season 1 Ep 2 (TV) Review

While episode one of Channel Zero (Syfy’s new creepypasta anthology series) didn’t blow me away, episode two was at least a strong gust of wind. The creepiness intensifies, secrets are revealed and the plot thickens. Sheriff Gary Yolen’s daughter, Katie, is once again mesmerized by the mysterious show, Candle Cove. One of the characters begins…

Channel Zero Season 1 Ep 1 (TV) Review

With the lack of originality currently being seen in movie and TV land it’s safe to assume no source material is safe. If there’s a buck to be made, you can bet that someone somewhere is willing to throw it up on a screen. It comes as no surprise then that producers were also willing…

Supergirl Season 2 Ep 1 & 2 (TV) Review

Look up in the sky. It’s bird. It’s a plane. It’s a couple of Super Friends. That is the essence of Supergirl’s first two episodes for Season 2. Supergirl’s fun, often campy, appeal of Season 1 is brought back for its second year. And it’s helped along by the Man of Steel himself. Superman finally…

The Flash Season 3 Ep 2 (TV) Review

Barry Allen has made a mistake. Travelling back in time to save his mother, he changed his personal life, oddly, for the better. Barry lived a life with his parents, was generally content and even asked Iris out on a date. Heck, he didn’t need to be The Flash anymore. So what’s the problem? Only…

The Flash Season 3 Ep. 1 (TV) Review

“Flashpoint.” That word is synonymous with change in the DC Comics universe. And change is exactly how the first episode of The Flash’s third season begins. Picking right up where Season 2 ended when Barry Allen aka The Flash went back in time and stopped his mother’s murder. By eliminating that event, Allen has a…

Ash vs. Evil Dead Season 2 Ep. 1 (TV) Review

The first season of Ash Vs. Evil Dead flew onto the screen like a bat out of hell, exactly how Ash would have wanted it. Even though you can watch it with no prior knowledge of the film series, its technique in how it approaches what is and isn’t canon is also fascinating. Army of…

Luke Cage (TV) Review

You can’t talk about Luke Cage without talking about race. That’s not even a result of being a TV critic, where the job is to find meaning in pop culture – Luke Cage is clearly a show about blackness. It owes just as much to Black Lives Matter as it does to Marvel grandfather Stan…

Westworld: Season 1: Ep 1-4 (TV) Review

Westworld — both the TV show and the eponymous theme park — is a big-budget Rorschach test. When you watch the show, do you come for classic western tropes elevated by self-awareness, a psychological thriller about the usual artificial intelligence questions, or a political drama about a futuristic theme park? If you found yourself a…

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Season 4 Ep. 1 (TV) Review

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D has improved immensely since its debut episode, which was so bad that I could hardly believe it. Once they hit that Captain America 2 tie-in, though, it was smooth sailing for the rest of that season, as a lot of the cheese became more bearable as the show went to some pretty…