Episode Study – Person of Interest “If-Then-Else” – Using Set Design, Blocking, and Cinematography to Underscore Themes

Person of Interest‘s “If-Then-Else” is often considered one of the best episodes of the series (and I’ll argue, easily one of the best network episodes the last decade). The writing is clever and tight, playing with form and plot and time, bringing to bear character traits painfully established and romantic pairings long in the making, … Continue reading

Lost Girl: Season 2, Episode 16, School’s Out

You know the drill. Possible spoilers through 03.13. All reviews here. Immediately upon discovering the premise for this episode, I groaned. Adults undercover, school dance, hot for teacher, Romeo and Juliet; I love episodes which play on tropes, but the back-to-high-school thing is ohmygosh so overdone. And indeed, all the big things are fairly predictable. It’s … Continue reading