Review: A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 1 Episode 6 “The Wide Window: Part Two”

There are some genuinely funny moments within this episode, especially the excellently directed and written restaurant sequence, that delivers in terms of both humour and exposition, providing slithers of information about the wider mystery while also developing Mr Poe's incompetency. Though this example of the episode's thematic discussion was well crafted, it unfortunately was the … Continue reading Review: A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 1 Episode 6 “The Wide Window: Part Two”

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Review: A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 1 Episode 5 “The Wide Window: Part One”

Alfre Woodard's task here is immense. She has to try emerge from the shadow of Meryl Streep's performance in the film adaptation as well as try engage viewers becoming frustrated with the show's obvious format. In many ways she achieves this but due to poor writing, any attempts at providing the character with a greater … Continue reading Review: A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 1 Episode 5 “The Wide Window: Part One”

Review: Luke Cage Season 1

Luke Cage Season 1¬†Review Contains Spoilers Find my Non-Spoiler Episode Reviews¬†HERE Is Luke Cage able to stand out amongst the current slate of Superhero shows? How does he rank against the other Marvel Netflix heroes? Will the villains be as complex and insane as those opposing Daredevil and Jessica Jones? How does the show fit … Continue reading Review: Luke Cage Season 1

Verdict: Luke Cage Season 1 Episode 13 “You know my Steez”

Though the ending promised various easter eggs and Misty Knight continues to be a well-developed character, flawed but charming, this finale lacked a punch. With the fight sequence never really taking off or providing any memorable moments (mostly due to a lack of investment in Diamondback or his petty reasons to want to fight with … Continue reading Verdict: Luke Cage Season 1 Episode 13 “You know my Steez”

Verdict: Luke Cage Season 1 Episode 12 “Soliloquy of Chaos”

Slow and uninspiring, this is another uneventful episode of 'Luke Cage' that does little to develop the characters but only delivers filler and clunky dialogue. While the efforts to stress the importance of 'Harlem' as a society is impressive (though at times forced and contrived), there are too many societal discussions emerging which at times … Continue reading Verdict: Luke Cage Season 1 Episode 12 “Soliloquy of Chaos”

Verdict: Luke Cage Season 1 Episode 10 “Take It Personal”

Ending on yet another cliffhanger, this episode of 'Luke Cage' is its most political, making a number of poignant remarks about the relationship between black youth and police in America in a way that doesn't seem overly accusatory but aware of alternate perspectives. It may not deliver the clear results it intended to, but it … Continue reading Verdict: Luke Cage Season 1 Episode 10 “Take It Personal”

Verdict: Luke Cage Season 1 Episode 9 “DWYCK”

The cliffhanger endings are becoming slightly repetitive and Luke Cage seems to be continuously taking a back seat in his own show, but luckily in this episode, the three female characters given the lead to all deliver powerful sequences and stances. Misty's interview is incredibly well written and in conjunction with the timely imagery of … Continue reading Verdict: Luke Cage Season 1 Episode 9 “DWYCK”