The Legend of Korra: Book 3

“Let go your earthly tether. Enter the void. Empty, and become wind.”

Star Trek Deep Space Nine: Ferengi Love Songs

"Wait a minute! What's the Nagus doing in my closet?"

You know, Quark, that is a very valid question. I don't think you're going to really like the answer, though.

Shadowhunters: Rise Up

“They put a bunch of unrelated facts together and came up with a big lie.”

This episode asks if there is such a thing as an objective truth or if it is all a matter of perception? Then adds the corollary of how to define loyalty and betrayal.

Supernatural: Gimme Shelter

"I have more dads than most, and I always just feel like I'm letting all of them down."

It was very Supernatural to combine religion with slasher flicks.

Peaky Blinders: Season Three, Episode Three

“During a period of grieving some things were allowed to slip.”

Peaky Blinders has to walk a fine line: portraying violent, power-hungry men in a way that engenders empathy but doesn’t efface the horrifying nature of their actions. Or maybe that’s not the show’s fine line to walk. Maybe it’s mine.

Star Trek Discovery: That Hope is You, Part One

Burnham: 'If you think about it, let's be honest, I saved all the things.'

By nature I love brevity: A fine premiere that sets the tone for the season and establishes the world this show will inhabit for the time being. I'm not as excited by this premiere as I was by the previous season's, but this may be a better episode overall.

Roswell: Season Three, Part Two

“I have to be who I really am and let fate take care of the rest.”

(This review covers the original series Roswell episodes 3.11 through 3.18, and includes spoilers!)

Much like the first part of this season, the latter part Roswell’s third and final season is full of different ideas and hijinks, many of which don’t leave a lasting impression. Thankfully, a last minute creative surge helps to elevate this otherwise lack-lustre series of episodes, and allows Roswell the opportunity to go out on a relatively high note, rushed conclusions aside.

Five Great Ealing Comedies

Although only a tenth of their overall output, the Ealing comedies are what the English film studio has since become best remembered for. They produced a total of nineteen films between 1947 and 1957, utilising many of the same writers, directors and actors, most notably Sir Alec Guinness. He may have won awards working with David Lean, and made millions working for George Lucas, but it was with Ealing that Guinness did his absolute finest work.

Supernatural: Last Holiday

"We are so keeping her."

Well, that was adorable. Except for the fingernails.

Shadowhunters: Bad Blood

“People make mistakes.”

There are two running themes in this episode. The first is about the choices we make and the price we pay for them. The second dovetails into the first on multiple levels. Blood, in both the literal and metaphorical sense.

Star Trek Deep Space Nine: Ties of Blood and Water

Ghemor: Be my daughter one last time, Nerys. Hear what I know and use it as you see fit.

This episode retreads some of the ground Major Kira has covered before, as she moves from the angry resistance fighter to a humanoid who cares about a dying Cardassian.

Roswell: Season Three, Part One

“I want to do this with you, Max. Together.”

(This review covers the original series Roswell episodes 3.1 through 3.10, and includes spoilers!)

If season two of Roswell was an attempt to try new things and kick them up a notch, season three was throwing everything the series had tried before against the wall to see what stuck. A lot of it feels half-baked, burning through several ideas that have a lot of merit, only to nix them before they ever got off the ground.