21st Nov2014

‘Arrow 3×04: The Magician’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Written by Wendy Mericle, Marc Guggenheim | Directed by John Behring PLOT: After finding out that Malcolm Meryln is still alive and hiding in Starling City, Team Arrow come to believe that the Dark Archer is actually Sara’s killer. But is he really? VERDICT: Okay, this is more like it. After the first few episodes […]

21st Nov2014

‘The Flash 1×03: Things You Can’t Outrun’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Written by Alison Schapker, Grainne Godfree | Directed by Jesse Warn PLOT: Barry investigates a Meta-human who can turn himself into a poisonous gas, while his friends at STAR Labs figure out a way to contain future Super-villains, which in turn brings back memories of that fateful night of the Accelerator Accident. VERDICT: It’s good […]

18th Nov2014

‘Arrow 3×03: Corto Maltese’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Written by Erik Oleson, Beth Schwartz | Directed by Stephen Surjik PLOT: As Oliver, Roy and Diggle head to Corto Maltese to find Thea and bring her home, Laurel tries to be the next masked Vigilante appears of Starling City. VERDICT: Okay, I am at odds with this episode. On the one side we have […]

17th Nov2014

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2×03: Making Friends & Influencing People’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Written by Monica Owusu-Breen | Directed by Bobby Roth PLOT: As HYDRA continues to brainwash SHIELD agents to comply with their cause, Simmons is found to be working undercover within their organisation. VERDICT: And so we finally get to see what Simmons has been up to for the past few episodes, which we find is […]

17th Nov2014

‘The Flash 1×02: The Fastest Man Alive’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Written by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Geoff Johns | Directed by David Nutter PLOT: The Flash goes up against a Man who can physically clone himself multiple times, only to find that his own doubts and his need for calories are slowing him down. VERDICT: So after a strong pilot episode, how does the second […]

16th Nov2014

‘Mad Men: The Final Season Part 1′ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Mad Men is one of those shows that you often see people complimenting and raving about, but I never really got into it.  It may be a strange thing to do but now it is in its final season I gave in.  Watching Mad Men: The Final Season Part 1 with little knowledge of the […]

15th Nov2014

‘Arrow 3×02: Sara’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Written by Jake Coburn, Keto Shimizu | Directed by Wendey Stanzler THE PLOT: With Sara dead with three arrows in her chest, Team Arrow investigates a new bow-welding Assassin who is making his mark in Starling City, but is he their friend’s killer or has grief and a need to avenge her death blinded them […]

14th Nov2014

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2×02: Heavy is the Head’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Written by Paul Zbyszewski | Directed by Jesse Bochco PLOT: With the mysterious Obelisk in Creel’s hands, SHIELD works against the clock to stop him from handing it to HYDRA. VERDICT: Season Two certainly does not look like it is about to lose any of what made the last quarter of the previous season good…and […]

14th Nov2014

‘The Flash 1×01: Pilot’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Written by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Geoff Johns | Directed by David Nutter PLOT: When police forensic-expert Barry Allen is struck by lightning, he finds himself with super-speed abilities and with the help of the staff of STAR Labs, begins to learn exactly what he can do. But when a murderer reappears with the power […]

14th Nov2014

‘Arrow 3×01: The Calm’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Written by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Marc Guggenheim, Jake Coburn | Directed by Glen Winter PLOT: Just as everything is beginning to look up for Team Arrow, with Starling City proclaiming the Vigilante as their savoir and all. A new Count Vertigo appears on the scene and Oliver has to deal with his feelings for […]

14th Nov2014

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2×01: Shadows’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Written by Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen | Directed by Vincent Misiano PLOT: General Talbot continues to hunt down both SHIELD, while Director Coulson attempts to rebuild the secret organisation. But that is put on hold as an powerful object is rediscovered, and another powerful adversary is unleashed by HYDRA. VERDICT: After the strong second half […]

13th Nov2014

‘American Horror Story: Freakshow – Episode 4′ Review

by Nicky Johnson

Stars: Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Michael Chiklis, Denis O’Hare, Even Peters, Emma Roberts, Minn Wittrock, John Carroll Lunch, Patti Labelle | Created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk The concluding part of the Edward Mordrake two parter see Edward and the demon on the back of his head move around […]

08th Nov2014

‘Doctor Who: 8×12 – Death In Heaven’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

I wanted to like Death in Heaven, and I think I worked out what I had to do to actually do that…turn off my brain and just don’t ask questions. If you accept everything you see without wondering just why, or how things are happening then you start to wonder what the hell happened to […]

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08th Nov2014

‘American Horror Story: Freakshow – Episode 3′ Review

by Nicky Johnson

Stars: Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Michael Chiklis, Denis O’Hare, Even Peters, Emma Roberts, Minn Wittrock, John Carroll Lunch, Patti LaBelle | Created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk We kick off episode three of American Horror Story: Freakshow with a couple who are trying pass off fake freaks of nature […]

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05th Nov2014

‘WWE The Attitude Era: Volume 2′ Blu-ray Review

by Chris Cummings

What does everybody want? Head to the nearest man cave, give your boss a Stone Cold salute and spend the next six hours watching The Attitude Era Vol.2, the hottest set to be released since Sable’s handprint bikini. If you are old enough to order a Steve-Weiser, “Hello ladies” was your pick up line in […]

03rd Nov2014

‘Franklin & Bash: The Complete Third Season’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Breckin Meyer, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Reed Diamond, Dana Davis, Kumail Nanjiani, Malcolm McDowell, Heather Locklear | Created by Bill Chais, Kevin Falls Bill Chais and Kevin Falls, who both previously worked together as writers on the short-lived Emmy-nominated James Woods legal drama Shark, teamed up in 2011 for an all-new legal drama, Franklin & Bash, […]

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03rd Nov2014

‘WWE Slam City’ DVD Review

by Nicky Johnson

WWE’s latest foray into widening its appeal is Slam City, an animated adventure. The Finisher has fired all the WWE Superstar on behalf of Mr McMahon, so now they have to all get regular jobs in Slam City. Alberto del Rio becomes a barista, John Cena becomes a car mechanic, Rey Mysterio is a crossing […]

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02nd Nov2014

‘Doctor Who: 8×11 – Dark Water’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

I like Doctor Who and I like Peter Capaldi’s version of the Time Lord.  I’ve grown to like Samuel Anderson as Danny and I of course think Clara is a good companion, so why is it that Dark Water had me a little annoyed? I guess you’ll have to read on to find out.  I […]

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28th Oct2014

‘American Horror Story: Freakshow – Episode 2′ Review

by Nicky Johnson

Stars: Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Michael Chiklis, Denis O’Hare, Even Peters, Emma Roberts, Minn Wittrock, John Carroll Lunch, Patti LaBelle | Created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk This show has officially ruined other TV shows for me. A curfew is now in effect in the little town of Jupiter […]

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28th Oct2014

‘WWE: Macho Man – The Randy Savage Story’ Blu-ray Review

by Chris Cummings

When I first began watching professional wrestling, some 22 years ago in 1992, the one wrestler who made me sit up and take notice was “Macho Man” Randy Savage. My first wrestling event I ever saw features Savage and Ric Flair wrestling for the WWF Championship in Indiana at WrestleMania 8. Randy Savage has been […]

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26th Oct2014

‘The Killing: Complete Third Season’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

In the final season of The Killing, everything comes full circle and the past comes back to haunt Linden (Mireille Enos) who seemed to have finally escaped from the life of the homicide detective. Dragged back to the case that started her obsession, this is the one to make Linden question if her instincts were […]

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26th Oct2014

‘Gomorrah: The Complete Season One’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

When you look at the fictional world of the crime families, especially those of the Mafia it’s about tradition and respect.  Gomorrah is a drama that looks at what happens when respect is not given and tradition is attacked. The falling of a family empire is rarely a peaceful death, it calls for blood and it […]

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