Review: Riverdale Season 2 Episode 2 “Nighthawks”

It delivers on pretty standard melodrama and relationships that zigzag across an array of intentions, but this episode also felt rather stale, providing simple explanation and not adding much to the mystery. While the show continues to excel in presenting impact and the effect that events have on the community, a sudden slow down in … Continue reading Review: Riverdale Season 2 Episode 2 “Nighthawks”

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Review: Fear The Walking Dead Season 3 Episode 16 “Sleigh Ride”

While the ending is particularly compelling and riveting from a 'who will die' perspective, the episode as a whole falters due to the suddenness of the villain's reign and his overall inability to be anything other than a random threat. It should take more than few episodes to flesh someone of such a magnitude out, … Continue reading Review: Fear The Walking Dead Season 3 Episode 16 “Sleigh Ride”

Review: Fear The Walking Dead Season 3 Episode 15 “Things Bad Begun”

Finding a satisfying conclusion to what has been for the most part an excellent season of emotional television set within a discussion of colonialism and indigenous rights, was always going to be difficult. It needed to provide an outcome for all sides, in terms of character and theme. Yet, ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ instead slides … Continue reading Review: Fear The Walking Dead Season 3 Episode 15 “Things Bad Begun”

Review: Mindhunter Season 1 Episode 2 “Episode 2”

Although the central purpose behind this episode is to push the two protagonists into a place where their actions in meeting with serial killers could have wider implications, rather than being personal sources of knowledge, Fincher’s direction and the writing add needed complexity and undertones. My primary concern with ‘Mindhunter’ that developed out of the … Continue reading Review: Mindhunter Season 1 Episode 2 “Episode 2”

Review: Designated Survivor Season 2 Episode 3 “Outbreak”

'Designated Survivor' has, on a number of occasions, produced social commentaries that are ambitious and thought-provoking in concept, but rarely executed with the depth they need, often due to the limitations of network TV in terms of scale, budget and pace. This episode provides one of those occasions, as while the discussion of black civil … Continue reading Review: Designated Survivor Season 2 Episode 3 “Outbreak”

Review: Mr. Robot Season 3 Episode 1 “eps3.0_power-saver-mode.h”

The extremely layered world of ‘Mr. Robot’ continues to be its greatest asset as well as its most restrictive, often reducing emotional sentiment to pure code that feels lost and without purpose. When Sam Esmail takes a step back and doesn’t simply write the show as a sole rendition of Elliot’s experiences, but as a … Continue reading Review: Mr. Robot Season 3 Episode 1 “eps3.0_power-saver-mode.h”

Review: Mindhunter Season 1 Episode 1 “Episode 1”

In reflecting the show’s protagonist, David Fincher poses an extensive range of visual questions and thematic notions that are socially haunting and personally thought-provoking. Most bold in its representation of the relationship between people, Fincher utilises broad long and wide shots to elicit the concept of distance, a recurring concept that no man truly understands … Continue reading Review: Mindhunter Season 1 Episode 1 “Episode 1”