Gotham “A Legion of Horribles” (2016.05.16) – In Review

“A Legion of Horribles” moves things forward in the penultimate episode of season two of Gotham, and the sub-title ‘Wrath of the Villains’ that has underlined the second half of the season seems entirely fitting. The episode is dominated by the machinations of Hugo Strange (B.D. Wong), his agenda, and the efforts of more than one party to find a way to bring the professor down once and for all. <continue reading>

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Paradise Lost” (2016.04.12) – In Review

“Paradise Lost” – it is an epic poem by John Milton, one that everyone’s heard of and no one has read. It deals with the fall of man, and that makes it appropriate for an episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. that literally includes the book, while incorporating the ongoing Hydra story line and the sense of its members giving themselves over to a dark force. <continue reading>

Gotham “Pinewood” (2016.04.18) – In Review

“Pinewood” – an enigmatic title for the latest episode of Gotham, but as things go along, the reason for that title becomes clear, and has links to the overlying story arcs of this season and far before, with the Wayne murders and Hugo Strange’s work linked into what basically comes down to a code word for a secret project. Along the way, three primary story lines play out. <continue reading>

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Spacetime” (2016.04.05) – In Review

“Spacetime” moves things into a new direction for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as the agents find themselves dealing with the idea of fate and the future, all courtesy of an Inhuman with a rather unusual ability. As has been the case this season, with S.H.I.E.L.D. and Hydra working against each other to identify new Inhumans, this one becomes the subject of a struggle for both of them. <continue reading>