Category Archives: TV Recap

Into The Badlands (S02 E03)

There’s a reason the pillars that hold the show are only three.

aMC’s Into The Badlands has wasted no time taking us into the kinds of awesomeness that made us love its first season. Most noticeably, Sunny was noticeably missing from this episode, but it still lwasmt lacking in action.

The Widow gears her meeting with the other Barons who hate her for the same old stale reason – she killed her abusive husband and seized power. As she rightly    said in her defense to the other Barons, she took back from Ryder the oilfields that were rightfully hers. She asked was it an offense because she was a woman, and why Quinn wasn’t called go a panel when he first took it from her. There’s something about The Widow has many attributes – her sassy attitude, mean woman all about female empowerment; the perfect depiction of a feminist.But what I must cherish about her is her ability to defend herself and all she holds dear without breaking a sweat.

All season, Quinn has been prepping for a battle, raising his army just the way he likes them. We get to see him attack the base of the Baron’s meeting in a well coordinated manner. In the ensuing battle of his grand ressurection, a lot of Clippers die though noticeably none of Quinn’s. Quinn does end up killing his son.

The Framework Is Twisted

I don’t think I can stop praising how effective Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been this season with their storytelling. This weeks episode (S04 E17) did in no way slow down the high tide it’s been riding with.

The episode starts by rehashing the final moments of E16, when Xoulson remembered Daisy. It turns out he remembers mostly her name, while the rest of his memories are returning in pieces. He does turn out to be an effective ally for Jemma and the resistance though.

Who remembers Mack and the tale of his daughter who died? Both come to play also. Mack is living a quiet life with Hope, up until someone in the Triskelion has the brilliant plan to arrest them as bait for Daisy to finally oust herself as a terrorist; which is what Aida calls S.H.I.E.L.D. agents.

Talking about Aida, she goes by the name, Madame Hydra in this world, and she has Fitz so wrapped around her fingers, Jemma appears to have no hope getting through to him.

Jemma, Coulson, and Ward pay a visit to Radcliffe, searching for a way out. Things go horribly south. Madame Hydra and Evil Fitz arrive in all their glories to arrest the submissives. At first Madame Hydra thinks she’s losing Fitz to Radcliffe’s fatherly love and all, but then he quickly proves himself worthy of her love and his new evil status quo.

Honourable mention this weeks goes to Agent May, she’s still as badass as ever; every moral inhibition in the real world doesn’t exist here as she’s 100% pro-Hydra.

This was a wonderful episode.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesdays on The CW.

Prison Break (S05 E02)

Fan favorite TV series is off to a good start, still reeling on the awesomeness of its premiere last week (Read the recap here).

This episode is titled Kaniel Outis, which is the name Michael Socofield now answers I’m every document available.

Who is Kaniel Outis? – He is a criminal, a murderer, a bad man. And now, Michael Scofield is him, which makes me believe he is Michael Scofield (my early theory).

Michael Scofield as Kaniel Outis in Ogygia prison

The series makes an early suggestion that Michael might be behind the change of identity as insinuated by the man with many lives, Kellerman. Sara goes to see a social worker who turned out to be him. He forwards Michael photo evidences of Michael killing the Deputy chief of the CIA

Meanwhile, Lincoln and C-note work tirelessly towards getting leads on how best to rescue Michael.

Michael on his own appears to be cozy and very comfortable with his selfmate. This prison is a far cry from the beauty that was Fox River (in season one). This prison is hot, tough, and rough. Story-wise, it would have been impossible to have Sucre as Michael’s cellmate; his present bunkie can only hope to be a fraction of the entertainment bundle his predecessor was.

Michael does prove himself to still be the bundle of intelligence he is, a genius; by perfectly orchastrating events that’ll lead to his release from Ogygia Prison, even if it means being in bed with a terrorist.

This episode was decent, purposely forwarding most myths of the season established last week.

Prison Break airs Tuesdays on Fox.

Rinzy Reviews: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow S02

It’s the end of what has been a wonderful season – DC’s Legends of Tomorrow has been one of the most entertaining shows on air this season, and it didn’t disappoint with its season finale.

When the sophomore season of LoT premiered late 2016, many felt it was a waste of time mainly because of how messed up and all over the place its first season was. The only reason I continued with it was because of how awesome The Flash was: that was the reason I was willing to give it another shot, and I’m glad I did.

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The Legends in season two.

The Legends witnessed a lot of changes to effectively push the story forward. Rip had to vacate the position of captain, and Sarah became Captain Sarah; boy, did she make a good captain.

The villainous focus of the season was a band of men that made LoT’s mother shows awesome during their time there. We had the Legion of Doom – Malcom Merlyn, Damien Dahrk, and Eobard Thawne. All three men wanted something in common: to rewrite history; something only possible with the use of The Spear of Destiny. As expected, this mystery drags throughout the season, coming to a near halt towards the penultimate episode.

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The Legion of Doom.

When the penultimate episode of the season began, all hope happened to be lost because the Legion of Doom had successfully rewritten history. Along the line, most of The Legends regain their memories and someone had the (brilliant but not so brilliant) idea of breaking the number one rule of time travel just to save themselves (The Legends); to redeem reality at least back to what we know it, the Legends have to revisit a time period they already have, damning the consequences (which turned out damning at the end).

There were a lot of things I loved about this season’s finale; in fact, there were  lots of things I loved about the season. The Legends have turned out to be very entertaining to watch. Over their two years on air, things have been very intriguing.

After defeating the Legion of Doom, the Legends are faced with the new reality that their actions had borne – the whole of present day flooded with dinosaurs.

The cliffhanger of showing the repercussion of breaking time-travel’s number one rule as the infestation of dinosaurs in modern day is more than enough to keep we the viewers continuously anticipating the next season.

How will The Legends set things right? How will their actions affect the entire Arrowverse? These and many more are questions I can’t wait to see answered.

TV Review: The Originals (S04 E04)

 

Finally, the blue light villain for this season gets a name – The Hollow!

After it took The Originals more than a year to return to our screens, many were worried, most thought it signaled the end of the series or lack of creative spark to make the season intriguing enough to enjoy. I’m glad to tell you that the latter isn’t the case.
This season has taken its time but it is for a good reason – I can see it now: get us to experience the new dynamic within The Mikaelsons with regards to Hope, and watch as a force that loves eating children comes to tear it apart. Most of the episode’s snarky comments went directed to Marcel and his tyrant-like rule over the whole of New Orleans… the witches do not like him, and certainly not the wolves. As one of the angry parties rightly remarked – New Orleans belongs to all of us! – Marcel’s remorse could clearly be seen, which makes me wonder where he’ll end up by the and of the season: probably truly dead, should Freya succeed with the cure to his immortality she’s working on.

Talking about Freya, this episode gave me a particular vibe with respect to her story-line. I feel the Producer’s want to make her and Keelin (the wolf-girl)  a couple. It could just be me, maybe both actress just have strong writing, or it’s the writing trying to tease us to know fans’ opinion before a final decision is made. Whichever is the case, time will tell if lovely Freya is now into girls.

There’s one thing I can’t seem to understand, and that is Will’s (the police-man) sudden change from the side of good to bad – I mean, what was his driving force? I remember when he was introduced, he was this naive cop who was just a pawn in the hands of the supernaturals, but now, he willingly wants to kill children in service for the ‘greater-good’ of a blue-light evil. I hope even though he’s dead (might not truly be dead) the reasons for his actions will be revisited.

By the end of the episode, Klaus and Marcel were taken over by the Hollow (the blue-light); the major focus of the episode was thwarting the Hollow from having a foot-hold in this world, but after witnessing Marcel and Klaus’ eyes turn blue it is obvious they failed. Hope’s scream that ended the episode will certainly attract Hayley and Elijah to the scene, and one can only hope Hope doesn’t get hurt in the scuffle that ensures.

The Originals airs Fridays on The CW.

Prison Break returns with a BANG!

OK! I took my time before finally watching the premiere episode of Prison Break S05, but I must say – this show has been missed.

Rarely do we have a series continue after seven years hiatus; Prison Break defied those odds, and had Michael Scofield returned to us in all his glory. Thank you, Wentworth Millar.

The first minute and half reminds us of all that’s happened in past season (though mostly footage from season one) and wastes no time bringing us up to speed with the lives of our beloved characters.

In present day a lot has been happening:

Lincoln Burrows isn’t yet living a quiet life. He still goes about owing people money: the same kind of lifestyle that got him into the mess of season one.

Sara is married to someone else, and is living a quiet life with the son she had with Michael.

Other old characters make a return:

C-Note is now a religious man, working at a mosque and doing good things, though he still got the thug life in him. Sucre also makes a return. He wants to help out but Lincoln doesn’t allow him.

T-bag, just out of prison, discovers a parcel that indicates Michael’s alive. He visits and hands it over to Lincoln, who wastes no time in doing same to Sara. Sara plays the strong woman – the one who’s had seven years to difficultly move on from a perfect love.

Lincoln discovers a hidden message embedded in the parcel and discovers the where Michael is if truly he’s alive – Ogygia Prison in Yemen. Because of this, he digs open Michael’s grave and confirms he’s still alive: A dummy was buried in his stead.

The producers waste no time teasing us with the existence of a mysterious power player: One who sent T-bag the parcel and also arranged for a doctor to repair his damaged hand with prosthetic.

Someone (probably the mysterious player) is out to wipe off the squad. Lincoln was attacked: his car hacked into driving full speed till it crashed into a lake. Sarah was also attacked in her home, her new husband shot in the right leg. Two Agents (a man and a woman) mirror the duo agents of season one; they obviously would be working for a powerful player(s), which time will unveil.

Lincoln does a good job heading this premiere – putting the roles in reverse as at when the series first begun in 2006, when Michael was the one trying to get Lincoln out.

By the time Michael is finally revealed at the last few minutes of the episode, it’s obvious someone is trying to make him pay for someone else’s crime. In place of his pictorial credential someone else has his name, and he has someone else’s. Michael doesn’t even make it easier for Lincoln (and even we the viewers) to deal, by refuting the name Michael and ever knowing either Lincoln or C-Note, and requesting to be returned to his cell.

Rash decisions are made, laws broken, and the plot moves forward – just the kind of thing we love about prison break. The series does a good job returning to our screen, establishing a lot of new yet familiar stories to make us clamor and impatiently wait for the next episode.

Prison break airs Mondays on Fox.

TV Recap: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (S04 E16)

Astonishing plot twists – that’s what AoS continues to deliver this season.

This episode picked up almost where the last did. Once inside the framework, Daisy tried to locate Lincoln and Jemma immediately she got to work at the Hydra-led Triskelion. She tried her best to stay away from Ward, who surprisingly is revealed to be on her side in this world – he’s a part of the resistance, and his main aim is protecting Daisy from the inhuman hating Hydra.

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Jemima finally arrives the framework, and has to crawl out of her grave. She wastes no time trying to convince Coulson about whom he really is. This action tips Hydra, semi-led by and evil Fitz after her.

As expected, the person in charge of this world is no other than – Aida – Fitz reports to her.

Things are off to a dramatic start on the final pod of AoS this season. Aida has tweaked the framework so no one leaves, and with how real this world where everyone’s greatest pain has been corrected, there’s no telling the consequence of remaining in it for too long.

AoS airs Tuesdays on ABC.