Rod Serling created the original Twilight Zone, in part, to tell stories and address themes otherwise off-limits to period television. The new show operates with a good deal more freedom. “Point of Origin,” a Kafkaesque outing, has clear enough targets, and one wonders if it wouldn’t have been better to just tell some version (even a creepy, Twilight Zone version) of the real-world story.
Game of Thrones went to war in its most recent episode.
This review contains spoilers. At this point, the alternative would be to black out 90% of the text…
We have a few of our big name titles reaching the end of their seasons, such as Flash, Arrow, and Riverdale, with others getting to their penultimate adventure, such as Supergirl, Game of Thrones, and Doom Patrol. I’d ask what we think we would put on in the breakroom once they wrap up, but I suspect we all have plenty of backlog to catch up on. Which seasonal climax are you most looking forward to?
The Twilight Zone takes a familiar starting point and develops a story that actually makes good use of its longer running time. The ending, however, may leave some viewers cold….
Busy week, sorry the schedule is going up late! We are getting to the point where there’s almost too much to list, but with the Arrowverse on DC’s CW winding down we have Marvel stepping up with the return of S.H.E.I.L.D., and Lucifer drops all of Season 4, Netflix style! Also, if you like Disney’s animated offerings, DuckTales and Big Hero 6 also seem to be coming out once a day. Am I missing anything you guys are watching?
The Battle of Winterfell has ended, so it’s time to honour the dead, throw a kegger, throw off clothes, and then travel to King’s Landing (which takes a lot less time lately) to confront Cersei.
We have a discussion this week, rather than a full-fledged review (those will return for the final two), so pull up your Starbuck’s Coffee (being sure to clear it off the set before filming starts), and let’s discuss this transitional episode, in which we say good-bye to some characters who made it through last week just to die last night, follow Jaimie to what may be the final confrontation with his sister, and cheer on the reunited team of Arya and the Hound.
The Twilight Zone launches one of its stronger episodes, and one that wouldn’t be out of place (and time and space) in a revival of The Outer Limits….
In our breakroom this week, if we are aren’t to busy discussing the big game, we can watch the war escalated for the American Gods, or watch it actually happen in Game of Thrones. The seasons are winding down for the CW shows, as Supergirl remains hunted, Arrow pretends to be a true crime story, the Legends are all about couples, Nora goes rogue on The Flash, and Cyborg gets to Doom Patrol for ants. In Riverdale, we get some adults’ idea of what a high school prom looks like. Cloak and Dagger gets deep into sex trafficking.
Game of Thrones seems determined to keep its title as the darkest show in fantasy. The week’s ep is really dark. No, really, as in, can anyone tell me what’s going on? Who just died? Do we have another light in the house we can turn off? Wait, let me adjust the screen settings a little…
On the plus side, the total cast will be easier to track in the remaining episodes.