Doux News Bi-Monthly Roundup: July 15, 2018

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Scarlett will not own a massage parlor, Joaquin’s hair goes green, Neill Blomkamp turns to another 80’s franchise, Tarantino casts everyone, Whedon returns, A Doctor smiles and more!

The 100: Sic Semper Tyrannis

"He made his choice."

For this week's installment it feels like what we've done is put all the pieces that make up our new 100 in a jar, shook the bejeezus out of them and tossed them back onto the table to see where it all landed.

24: Day 7 Review

Larry: "The rules are what make us better."
Jack: "Not today."

Day 7 takes place entirely in Washington, DC. Early episodes centered around a "CIP device" that could, and did, penetrate the U.S.'s computer network firewall; later episodes followed a bio-weapon developed in Sangala as it was used in terrorist attacks in the DC area.

The Handmaid's Tale: The Word

I don't usually read reviews by other critics before I write my own, but I've found myself doing it often with The Handmaid's Tale. And I am constantly surprised by how negative they are. I'm not talking about pointing out flaws; no show is perfect. But in general. Oh, it's such a terrific show, the writing, the acting, the photography, consistently excellent, but it's just too bleak, it goes too far, it's simply too horrifying.

3%: Frogs

"Deaths are part of the fight."

And deaths are part of this episode as well.

Star Trek The Next Generation: Ship in a Bottle

"This contradicts everything we know about holodeck physics."

I'm not into holodeck-gone-wrong episodes, but this one has to be my favorite. It's exceptionally clever, and tremendous fun.

The Outer Limits: The Human Factor

A doctor attempts to treat a mentally ill soldier by merging minds with him, and things do not go well.

This episode had a real problem deciding what it was.

3%: Fog

"When you're having such a wonderful time, it's easy to forget the rest of the world exists."

Five minutes into this episode, I thought it was going to be a filler. Boy, was I wrong. "Fog" offered a great look into the characters' minds and moved the plot forward in meaningful, unexpected ways.

Star Trek The Next Generation: Chain of Command, Part 2

“There are four lights!”

I have some mixed feelings about this episode.

The Handmaid's Tale: Postpartum

"Love is patient, love is kind."

No spoilers on the front page...

Gotham: One Bad Day

The only way Gotham could've made this more of a 'Killing Joke' would've been to call it, you know, 'The Killing Joke', and that's both a good and a bad thing.

The Flash: Honey I Shrunk Team Flash

"When you hit one of those walls, you find a way to get through it."

The Thinker may not have appeared, but his presence was most certainly felt, and our heroes are left wondering if there is any aspect of their lives this man can't touch.