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 […]

27th Nov2014

‘Arrow 1×05: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

19th Nov2014

‘Sons of Anarchy 7×11: Suits of Woe’ Review

by Nathan Smith

I gave up on writing about Sons of Anarchy because, frankly, I felt I covered everything in my advance review. It was the same machinations, with once reasonably intelligent characters doing dumb things and following blindly in the footsteps of Jax Teller (whose reign at the head of the table is far more violent and […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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10th Nov2014

‘True Blood: The Complete Seventh Season’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

They say everything must come to an end, and although True Blood was definitely showing signs of reaching that point it was still sad to hear that True Blood: The Complete Seventh Season would be the final chapter of the saga that was Sookie and Vampire Bill’s love story.  Giving this finality though at least […]

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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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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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