22nd Dec2014

Syfy announce new sci-fi series ‘Dark Matter’

by Phil Wheat

Syfy today announced casting of the new acquired scripted series Dark Matter, which will feature Melissa O’Neil (Broadway production of Les Miserables), Marc Bendavid (Bitten), Anthony Lemke (White House Down), Alex Mallari Jr. (Robocop), Jodelle Ferland (Twilight), Roger Cross (The Strain) and Zoie Palmer (Lost Girl). In Dark Matter, the crew of a derelict spaceship is awakened from stasis […]

21st Dec2014

‘The Missing’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

However depressing the nature of Nordic Noir is, you cannot argue that it has had a positive influence on the crime drama we see on television.  The Missing is a new series recently show on the BBC in the UK (and now heading to DVD and Blu-ray) and the influence of Nordic Noir can be […]

19th Dec2014

‘Arrow 3×08: The Brave and the Bold’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Written by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg | Directed by Jesse Warn PLOT: As team Arrow finally catches up to the boomerang-wielding Villain, they find that he is more than a match for them. Luckily for Oliver and friends though, they have unexpected help from the Flash, which brings the two heroes into another team-up to stop […]

18th Dec2014

‘American Horror Story: Freakshow – Episode 8′ 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 episode turns American Horror Story into American Murder Mystery Story, but in a brilliant way. After noticing the disappearance of Ma […]

17th Dec2014

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2×08: The Things We Bury’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Written by DJ Doyle | Directed by Milan Chelov PLOT: As Coulson takes a team to high-jack a military network in Australia and use it to find the hidden Alien City, Ward kidnaps his Senator Brother with the intentions of getting the truth out of him about the well. VERDICT: This episode of Agents of Shield was […]

15th Dec2014

‘The Flash 1×08: The Flash vs The Arrow’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Written by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg | Directed by Glen Winter PLOT: When a new Meta-human shows up in Central City, one that can manipulate people’s emotions. He gets a helping hand from the Arrow, who offers aid and guidance in capturing this new villain, but can the two of them work together? VERDICT: In this […]

12th Dec2014

‘The Flash 1×07: Power Outage’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Written by Alison Schapker, Grainne Godfree | Directed by Larry Shaw PLOT: Disaster strikes when an Meta-Human with the power to feed on electricity drains him of his powers and causes a City-wide blackout, meanwhile the Central City Police station endures a hostage situation curtsey of the Clock King. VERDICT: So this week the Flash […]

11th Dec2014

‘Saving Hope: The Complete Second Season’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Every year we get more and more television shows fighting for survival and it gets harder to have what it takes to make an impact.  Trying to be a show that stands out of the crowd, Saving Hope started off with a main character in a coma, but still walks the halls of the hospital […]

10th Dec2014

‘Arrow 3×07: Draw Back Your Bow’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Written by Wendy Mericle, Beth Schwartz | Directed by Rob Hardy PLOT: A Serial-Killer with an Arrow obsession starts killing criminals in Starling City, hoping that she will catch Oliver’s attention. But he has other things on his mind as Felicity starts working more closely with Ray Palmer. VERDICT: So after two average episodes, Arrow […]

09th Dec2014

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2×07: The Writing on the Wall’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Written by Craig Titley | Directed by Vincent Misiano PLOT: When a Woman is found dead with the alien writing carved into her body, Coulson goes back into the Memory Machine to find his lost memories of Tahiti and figure out who it’s other patients were. Meanwhile May leads Trip, Bobbi and Hunter as they close […]

08th Dec2014

‘The Flash 1×06: The Flash is Born’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Written by Jamie Paglia, Chris Rafferty | Directed by Millicent Shelton PLOT: When another dangerous Meta-human appears in Central City with the power to turn his skin to metal, Barry is shocked to learn that it is a Man who used to bully him when they were at school together. VERDICT: So this week we get […]

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05th Dec2014

‘American Horror Story: Freakshow – Episode 7′ 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 Jimmy is at the Mott’s Mansion trying to convince the twins to come back to the camp believing them to be a […]

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04th Dec2014

‘Arrow 3×06: Guilty’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Written by Erik Oleson, Keto Shimizu | Directed by Peter Leto PLOT: Ted Grant finds himself at the heart of Arrow’s investigation into multiple gangland murders, which brings up the former-Boxer’s past to both Oliver and Laurel. Meanwhile Roy believes that he is Sara’s killer, and shares this secret with Felicity. VERDICT: I loved how […]

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04th Dec2014

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2×06: A Fractured House’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Written by Rafe Judkins, Lauren LeFranc | Directed by Ron Underwood PLOT: HYDRA frames SHIELD by assassinating a large number of UN dignitaries, thus threatening to bring the rest of the World down upon our Heroes. Meanwhile Ward continues to try and get under Skye’s skin, but has his time run out? VERDICT: Wow, the tension […]

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03rd Dec2014

‘American Horror Story: Freakshow – Episode 6′ 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 “Bullseye” starts with Elsa throwing knives at a spinning board over a monologue about how she won’t let anyone in her way […]

03rd Dec2014

‘The Flash 1×05: Plastique’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Written by Aaron Helbing, Todd Helbing, Brooke Eikmeier | Directed by Dermott Downs PLOT: Barry has to deal with a Woman whose touch can turn anything or anyone into an explosive, while also trying to dissuade Iris from continuing her blogs about his heroic alter-ego. VERDICT: Okay so it was bound to happen sooner or later, but […]

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02nd Dec2014

‘American Horror Story: Freakshow – Episode 5′ 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 Episode 5 of American Horror Story: Freakshow starts with Stanley fantasizing of his exhibition of stolen freaks being on display at the […]

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28th Nov2014

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2×05: Hen in the Wolf House’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Written by Brent Fletcher | Directed by Holly Dale PLOT: An undercover Simmons finds herself in a jam when HYDRA begin a security crackdown, led by the beautiful and deadly Bobby Morse. And Raina is also feeling the pressure as she is caught in the grips of both Daniel Whitehall and Skye’s Father. VERDICT: Things […]

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27th Nov2014

‘Arrow 3×05: The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Written by Ben Sokolowski, Brian Ford Sullivan | Directed by Michael Schultz PLOT: Felicity’s life gets really complicated when she is forced to endure a surprise visit from her Mother and a cyber-attack on Starling City, an attack which was made possible by a virus she created years earlier. VERDICT: So after two seasons, Felicity finally gets […]

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25th Nov2014

‘The Flash 1×04: Going Rogue’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Written by Geoff Johns,Kai Yu Wu | Directed by Glen Winter PLOT: Barry gets a surprise visit from his friend Felicity Smoak, just as a Bank Robber appears on the scene armed with a freezing gun. VERDICT: And so The Flash continues it’s strong opening season with another quality episode, introducing one the DC hero’s […]

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24th Nov2014

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2×04: Face My Enemy’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Written by Drew Z Greenberg | Directed by Kevin Tanchareon PLOT: When a painting with more of the mysterious writing appears at a high-class party, Coulson and May go undercover to retrieve it but find General Talbot standing between them and their objective. VERDICT: This episode was another fun little ride (in a still impressive start to […]

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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 […]

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