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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”

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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”

Review: Riverdale Season 2 Episode 1 “Chapter Fourteen: A Kiss before Dying”

There's an exceptional line in this episode regarding the tone of a slasher film that brilliantly represents this episode (and possibly season). The tropes and melodrama of such absurd horror films are bombarded at the audience, for better or worse. Although the elements work, there are many a sequence where the desire to pay homage … Continue reading Review: Riverdale Season 2 Episode 1 “Chapter Fourteen: A Kiss before Dying”

Review: Star Trek: Discovery Season 1 Episode 4 “The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not For The Lamb’s Cry”

Easily the best ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ episode yet as the writers finally find a harmonious balance between light comedic relief and dark, thematically potent commentary.  The story not only continues to confront concepts of diversity, individuality and role, but also premises the notion that going beyond the frontier will have ripple effects and implications. The … Continue reading Review: Star Trek: Discovery Season 1 Episode 4 “The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not For The Lamb’s Cry”

Review: Fear The Walking Dead Season 3 Episode 14 “El Matadero”

While this is certainly a transitional episode, setting up future conflict with Strand's side-plans and giving us insight into Alicia's greater mind-set, the slow pace and lack of anything especially compelling makes it a difficult watch. Nick's plot frustratingly is representative of the character's typical fall-back, while the fate of one character seems to be … Continue reading Review: Fear The Walking Dead Season 3 Episode 14 “El Matadero”