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The 100: Season 03, Episode 04, Watch the Thrones

So, exactly how many of our fictional TV rulers do we want to be women? To quote the Notorious RBG: ALL OF THEM. This episode has women doing most of the deciding, fighting, conniving, leading, talking, and general badassing. We kick off at the coalition, where Clarke looks over her head, but Nia is all … Continue reading

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The 100, Season 03, Episode 03, Ye Who Enter Here

This episode opens a week after last episode, practically in real time. And then everything escalates quickly. At the beginning of the episode, I guessed Bellamy’s girlfriend would be dead within three episodes. I overestimated. All four major arcs here (Clarke/Lexa, Bellamy/Octavia/Echo/Pike, the summit including Abby and Marcus, and the newly established Arkers in the … Continue reading

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The 100: Season 03, Episode 02, Wanheda Part 2

The very opening scene has an almost-throwaway bit which sums up a big developing theme. Bellamy wants to move out of the tank, but Kane objects. It’s not until Indra asserts “the boy is right” that Kane acquiesces, because Kane still only listens when other ‘adults’ speak. (If not his messiah complex, it’s this implicit bias … Continue reading

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The 100: Season 03, Episode 01, Wanheda Part 1

Starting the episode off exactly where it left of in S2, and with Murphy – whose story was mostly ancillary the last couple seasons and whose ending was not really crucial to any plots so far – felt like quite the bold move. Murphy putting the gun to his chin immediately followed by something life-saving … Continue reading

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Lost Girl: Season 05, Episode 16, “Rise”

Two quick things before I get into the review.  Next week I plan to do a whole series overview and closing thoughts / episode ranking, of sorts. This is by far the longest show I’ve covered, and I’ve written much in depth about it, so I want to put my thoughts about it as a whole … Continue reading

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Lost Girl: Season 05, Episode 15, “Let Them Burn”

The ‘previously on’ before this episode sums up everything that went down last week, which was mainly . . . well, not much, plot-wise. Much of the gang gathered at the clubhouse to process All Of The Feels, come to terms with the fact Trick was dead, and get Bo out of a coma that the … Continue reading

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Lost Girl: Season 05, Episode 14, “Follow the Yellow Trick Road”

Lost Girl has nodded to The Wizard of Oz before, and “Follow the Yellow Trick Road” opens seemingly in the middle of it. The ending of last episode [as the ‘previously on’ reminds us] suggests this cold open is a switch to Bo’s internal POV; ie, her dream, hallucination, or however you interpret The Wizard of Oz. … Continue reading

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Lost Girl: Season 05, Episode 13, “Family Portrait”

Last week, I said Lost Girl disregarded character completely in service of plot/twist, and everything was being sacrificed on the altar of trying to ‘trick’ the audience, wrench melodrama from every possible place, and service unbelievable endgames. I also was quite confused as to exactly what happened in the final scene. As a rule, I never read other … Continue reading

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Lost Girl: Season 05, Episode 12, “Judgement Fae”

Well, THAT was an utter disaster. Actually, not utter. The acting not only rose above the content, but was possibly some of the best work this series has seen, especially when you consider how many hoops were jumped through and sharks over. This episode is a mess of coincidences, arbitrary ‘tasks,’ impulsive moves, anticlimactic scenes, … Continue reading

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Lost Girl: Season 05, Episode 11, “Sweet Valkyrie High”

Somewhere in the fourth season, Lost Girl lost its way. It wandered a little in the third, but the fourth is where the focus on relationships, the offbeat blend of classical lore with modern family and struggles, get fully lost in the push to make long arcing plots convoluted and mysterious. It’s also where we lost … Continue reading

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