The Punisher: Fight or Flight

“Seek and ye shall find.”

As you probably know, 'Fight or Flight' are the automatic stress responses that occur when faced with a potentially life-threatening situation. Here, most of the characters are forced to make this decision consciously as the danger, or their awareness of the danger, increases and their options narrow.

Outlander: Providence

The original Backstreet Boys
"Freedom is hard won but it is not the fruit of murder."

Tons of irons in the fire here. Next week is gonna be even busier if they want to tie up half of these loose ends.

Are we getting a four hour finale? Probably not, but I dont see how it can work any other way.

True Detective: Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye

“You ever been someplace you couldn’t leave and you couldn’t stay, both at the same time?”

We’ve got our case. Now let’s look at our suspects.

American Gods: The Bone Orchard

"I love you. Something feels weird."

So, a television series adapted from the extraordinarily beloved novel by Neil Gaiman, as interpreted by Bryan Fuller, who gave us one of the best television shows of all time in Hannibal, and Michael Green, who wrote Green Lantern but is probably still a decent person and nice to babies and small animals.

So... no expectations then...

The Magicians: The Fillorian Candidate

“Giving people shit is easy. Taking it away is almost impossible. Like Obamacare. Or herpes.”

This episode is such a pick-me-up. After struggling for so long, Margo and Julia finally have their moments of triumph. After feeling that misery and frustration along with them, it’s such a relief.

Star Trek Discovery: Brother

"Space: The Final Frontier. Above us, around us, within us. We have always looked to the stars to discover who we are."

By nature I love brevity: Star Trek: Discovery takes a long, clean breath of fresh air in this big, bold premiere that sheds the burdens of Season One and lets them roll down the hill behind.

The Magicians: Twenty-Three

Josh: “I will freely admit I was getting excited at the idea of a Josh-Julia solo adventure.”
Julia: “Sorry.”
Josh: “Yeah, what would the shippers even call us? Josh? Julia? See? You couldn't even tell that I swapped the first letters.”

A Josh Julia solo adventure is something I’d never think to ask for but am so glad we got.

The Good Place: Chidi Sees the Time-Knife

Eleanor: “There’s this chicken sandwich that, if you eat it, it means you hate gay people! And it’s delicious!”

We finally got to go to the International Hole of Pancakes, which was chosen by Michael for the meeting because the Judge doesn’t have her full powers in there (and they are all rightfully scared of Judge Gen). It’s a wacky and very dangerous place, and a wild and daring episode.

Supernatural: Nihilism

"Dean's not home right now. Please leave a message."

One thing about Supernatural: no one is happy for long. And there is no situation that can't get more complicated.

Gotham: Penguin, Our Hero

Selina: "So this is the Dark Zone? They should call it the dull zone."

Gotham lately has put me in a very troubled position as a writer; 'Trespassers' last week left me with the sourest of aftertastes, and yet as eager as I was for the oncoming episodes to redeem the season's quality, I also knew that any misstep 'Penguin, Our Hero' took could shatter this eagerness like a cut-rate drinking glass.

True Detective: The Great War and Modern Memory

“What you don’t remember you don’t know you don’t remember.”

Finally! It’s back!