We reviewed the first two episodes of The Terror: Infamy and then left it. The story-arc structure works against stand-alone episode reviews. Here we consider the final eight episodes together.
Batwoman gives us our second episode, still trying to fill the Bat shaped hole caused by the character’s inspiration’s lack of television show, and also trying to prepare to fill the Arrow shaped hole that we will get later this season. It’s early in its run, so I can’t say if they are doing it, yet. I will need to see More…
With the show that created the CWTVDCU flying off the screens for good this year and a TV version of Crisis happening later on (with appearances by characters from Superman Returns and Smallville announced), we have a new DC super-series, this one featuring the twenty-first century version of Batwoman.
Even with the official start to fall this week with the equinox, the late-late-late-not-quite-fall-season television offerings are still sparse. We go get the return of The Good Doctor where Murphy goes on a date. Alfred plots assassination, and on Preacher there is a theater event to end all theater events1. Meanwhile2, at camp in in 1984, American Horror Story brights out an evil monster. While we don’t get a proper description of what happens on Titans, the name “Aqualad” probably tells us all we need to know.
[All synopses (and titles) from Trakt.tv below the cut, except when there really aren’t any. (If a show’s synopsis is a spoiler to you, do not click More…)]
The second series of The Terror continues in its uneven manner, with government-ordered oppression in the foreground and a supernatural mystery lurking in the background.
June completes her journey to Handmaid with a Handgun, as she organizes a risky, major strike against Gilead. Meanwhile….
No reasonable sequel could exist to AMC’s The Terror, a brilliant series crafted from Dan Simmons’s supernatural take on historical events. However, its success means The Terror is now an ongoing anthology series. This season, “Infamy,” switches location to Los Angeles, 1941, and makes its supernatural shadings clear from the opening.
The heat of summer hasn’t slowed the few programs down at all. Legion reminds us how strong he is as he goes to war. Supergrandad continues his war against Zod as the God/Zod puns continue. Sherlock Holmes faces, or possibly works with, a god. The Swamp Thing is anatomically correct. The SHIELD Agents revisit their past.
Summer continues to stretch on, hopefully allowing you plenty of time to enjoy the small tidbits of genre television we are getting. Legion continues to try to cause some paradoxes, while Supergrandad fights the paradox he’s been trapped in all season. Elementary further explores the Joan/Sarek connection. Swamp Thing reveals his heroism. At S.H.I.E.L.D., their victory party winds down when they realize they still have a lot to clean up.
I wouldn’t call it a dull week, but the studios certainly think we have better things to do than watch television. I don’t of course, so I am still digging through Stranger Things. We’ll take a break for the crazy of Legion, and to watch the hostage negotiation on Krypton. Sherlock and Joan revisit their past crimes solved, and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. finish their two-parter. (The other shows aren’t giving me a synopsis, so they don’t get mentioned.)