TV Reviews

REVIEW: Hawkeye (Episode 3)

After last week’s two episodes laid a lot of the groundwork for Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld), her relationship with Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) and the various characters around her, episode three is when things start to really get fun.  Episode three starts with a brief…

TV Reviews

REVIEW: The Wheel of Time (Episode 4)

After a promising first dive into the world of Robert Jordan’s epic series in the first three episodes, The Wheel Of Time begins to expand further in its fourth episode, The Dragon Reborn. Our heroes are separated, embarking on individual journeys towards the white tower in…

TV Reviews

REVIEW: Hawkeye (Episodes 1 & 2)

I should probably preface this by saying I love Clint Barton aka Hawkeye. There’s something about a very breakable human being a part of a world of super-powered heroes that speaks to me. As a character in the MCU he’s never really had a moment…

HBO MAX, Sky Atlantic, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: Succession Season 3 (2021)

[Episodes seen: Seven of Nine] My dad is a “malignant presence, a bully, and a liar”. The final words of season two loom large over the sparkling new episodes of one of television’s now flagship shows. Kendall’s mic-drop exit that threatens to blow up the…

Animation, Disney+, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: Star Wars Visions (2021)

While it might be controversial to some, it seems like Star Wars as a property has felt somewhat stagnant for a few years. Even with the fun and sense of adventure brought forth by The Mandalorian, that show has recently fallen back on old characters…

Netflix, TIFF 2021, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: Hellbound (TIFF 2021)

One person’s damnation is the whole public’s event of the season. Leave it to writer-director Yeon Sang-ho to mutate ordinary concepts into outlandish fun, most notably that 2016 mega-hit where a high-speed train to Busan becomes the perfect buffet line for zombies. Hellbound, however, is…

Animation, Disney+, Superhero, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: What If – Episodes 1-2

With Loki’s recent destruction of the so-called Sacred Timeline, the table is set for the MCU to enter truly unchartered waters. All bets are off on where Phase Four could take us; deceased characters could come back in alternate forms, multiple versions of the same…

Netflix, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: Kingdom – Ashin of the North (2021)

It’s not only the undead populating Kingdom’s Joseon who have a craving for blood and guts. For two seasons now, members of the Haewon Cho clan have proven themselves to be the scarier ghouls — also drawn to carnage, but never thoughtlessly or rampantly. Just…

Apple TV+, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: Ted Lasso Season 2 Episode 1 (2021)

Season 1 of Ted Lasso could not have come at a more perfect time because it has helped us through lockdowns and beyond, with many people re-watching it countless times, for Ted’s biscuits are the ultimate in comfort food. Season 2 has fairly swiftly followed,…

Disney+, Superhero, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: Loki Episodes 3-4 (2021)

After getting very worried that Loki had jumped the shark in Episode 3, it’s with great relief that I can report that Episode 4 brings it fully back on track and we can now excitedly look forward to seeing how things will wrap up in…

Disney+, Superhero, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: Loki Episodes 1-2 (2021)

As someone who went into the first two episodes of Loki completely cold (I had seen no teasers, trailers, clips or even any images really), I did not know what to expect. Of course, many of us guessed that we would be picking up Loki’s…

Apple TV+, Mystery, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: Lisey’s Story (2021)

Apple TV’s adaptation of Stephen King’s Lisey’s Story (debuting 4 June) is first and foremost an exploration of love and loss. It’s romantic and tender and at times even a little heart-aching. But King being King, of course, elements of supernatural horror and stalker thriller…

Animation, Netflix, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: Yasuke (2021)

Over the past few years, Netflix has tried very hard to establish itself as a serious outlet for quality anime. Series like Castlevania, Devilman Crybaby, and Aggretsuko have proven that the platform can publish and host acclaimed anime of multiple genres; while Yasuke does not…