This was a difficult episode for me to watch. Not because it was bad. Okay, it was bad, but not unwatchably bad. No, the reason I had such difficulty watching this episode was because of the directors excessive, and I mean EXCESSIVE, use of lens flare during the flashback scenes. Seriously, what was with all the lens flares? There was one every two seconds. Even J.J. Abrams isn't that bad.
I'm surprised it has taken the show this long to get around to the pitting the Doctor against vampires. They're probably the most iconic horror monster of them all.
Opting not to drop any of the momentum after last week’s dramatic ending, ‘Mr Berserk’ was a terrific combination of the best of the stand-alone cases we’ve seen so far, as well as one of the more important pieces in the zombie “mythology” that’s slowly starting to unravel.
In this powerhouse season finale, the philosophical questions we face regarding time travel finally crystallize. What does it profit a man to change the world if he should lose himself? Barry's finally caught the self-admitted killer of Nora Allen, and has the chance he's been fighting for all season: to save his mother. But what will change if he does?
This show improves with each episode.
by Josie Kafka
Josie: “Uh, yeah. Like three hours ago. I need help with my Game of Thrones review, and you have a pretty strong track record at perfection.”
Sam T. Cat: “Well, I live to serve.”
Benefiting from a narrower focus than we’ve seen from Orphan Black all season, “Scarred by Many Past Frustrations” was, to me at least, an instant classic.
Lwaxanna Troi is not my favorite character on Next Gen. She is a sexist archetype turned into a caricature and unfortunately illustrates the underlying gender issues that run throughout the series. If that were not enough, the dreaded Dixon Hill shows up again. How could it get worse, right? And yet, this episode was somehow a lot of fun.