iZombie: Wag the Tongue Slowly

“I will juice you like an orange, my friend.”

Gossip is the word of the day in ‘Wag the Tongue Slowly’, with a scandal-obsessed Liv milking the tension in her friends’ lives for all it’s worth after she eats the brain of an office busybody. Though played mostly for laughs, Liv’s nosiness is used smartly as she looks to find dirt on the fallout of last week’s Ravi/Peyton drama, and pokes fun at how “boring” anti-zombie enthusiasts are. The case and all its candid details provided a good opportunity for the show to have some stand-alone fun, while still playing with serial storytelling at the same time. In other words, pretty typical iZombie stuff.

The Flash: The Once and Future Flash

"I need to talk to me. Do you know where he is?"

When Barry reaches the end of his rope, he discovers something sticky at the bottom: the future. Hopeful that a slingshot forward will get him information to help save Iris, he risks the devil he knows to make a deal with the devil he doesn't.

Supergirl: Ace Reporter

"It's very creepy journalism."

"Ace Reporter" had something for everyone: Lena Luthor fans, Mon-El fans, iZombie fans, Guardian fans and nanobot groupies, not to mention fans who wanted Kara to get her reporter job back. Even Snapper fans. (Does anyone actually like Snapper?)

Gotham: How The Riddler Got His Name

Parts silly, parts nonsensical but ultimately really fun.

Prison Break: The Prisoner's Dilemma

"Behold the villain."

A really good one, with some great moments. Even some surprisingly poignant moments.

Doctor Who: The Twin Dilemma

"I’m the Doctor. Whether you like it or not.”

I like it not.

Star Trek The Next Generation: Unification II

This looks like Picard is shooting
with a pink flower, doesn't it?
Spock: "I was involved in 'cowboy diplomacy', as you call it, long before you were born."

A satisfying conclusion to a big two-parter. In fact, it felt a lot like a Star Trek movie, and the story threads established in "Unification I" all paid off quite well.

Doctor Who: Smile

Doctor: 'I met an emperor made of algae once. He fancied me.'

With shades of 'The Happiness Patrol' and 'Ark in Space', this felt like an episode from the classic era. Internet consensus seems to be that it was a better episode for Frank Cottrell-Boyce than his earlier effort, 'In the Forest of the Night'. Well, yes it was... but that's hardly a ringing endorsement. It's like saying that nappy rash is better than piles. It's likely true, but you still wouldn't want either infesting your nether regions.

The Hunger Games trilogy

“May the odds be ever in your favor!”

The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay

These three books by Suzanne Collins tell the story of Katniss Everdeen, a sixteen-year-old girl struggling to survive in a cruel, oppressive society, the difference she makes to that society – and the terrible price she pays.

Supergirl: Star-Crossed

[This is a "catch-up during the hiatus" review of an episode from earlier this season.]

Romantic disappointment was definitely a theme as Kara and Winn both discovered that their alien honeys haven't been telling the truth about themselves.