Walker: Pilot

"Just Walker is fine."

I so want to like this show.

The Mandalorian: The Mandalorian

“We have you, four to one.”
“I like those odds.”

WHAT A SHOW. I was completely gripped from the moment Mando walked into the cantina in the first sixty seconds. I haven’t been this jazzed about a TV show since Lost was on the air. Jon Favreau certainly knows how to make hits, doesn’t he? Not only did he create The Mandalorian, he wrote and directed this pilot episode. Whatever the X factor is, he’s got it.

Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

"Your protection is based on the people are scared of you. And Mr. J. But I'm the one they should be scared of. Because I'm Harley Quinn."

What a wonderful surprise. And what a well-needed dose of vigor for the DC extended universe. It’s no secret that cinematically, DC has been lagging far behind Marvel for the past several years (with the exception of Wonder Woman.) But there is one thing DC comics has on screen that Marvel doesn’t have locked down- and that is a continuing focus on a wealth of strong female leads. This movie capitalizes on that.

The Stand: Fear and Loathing in New Vegas

“They told you it was wrong to want more.”

King doesn’t write characters in the literary-fiction mode, that remnant of modernism, in which neuroticism and navel-gazing therapeutic tics are meant to signify depth. He writes in a Dickensian mode. His strokes are broad and all the more human for it.

WandaVision: Episode Two

“Wanda, who's doing this to you?”

It is fitting that WandaVision has ended up being Marvel Studios' first Disney+ show. What better way to kick off this new phase of small screen Marvel stories than with a show that is one big tribute to classic television?

The Expanse: Tribes

“I need to get back to my crew.”

One of the downsides of having so many different plot threads this seasons is that some weeks we either won't see our favourite characters or just check in with them for a scene or two. In this episode, three of the key players only got a single scene each, and two of them were right before the credits.

American Gods: A Winter's Tale

"I don’t do your bidding anymore. I’m not your man."

Well, American Gods season three is finally here. I guess. Kinda.

WandaVision: Episode One

“Yakety yak! Don’t talk back.”

Well, that was weird. Fun, but definitely weird.

Bridgerton: Season One

What can I say about Bridgerton?

Well, it is extremely pretty. World class pretty, even. The lead actors, the sets, the costumes, all stunning – so much so that the show doesn't feel real. There's a strong fantasy element to Bridgerton, as if it exists in a parallel universe. It's like a beautifully decorated, sparkling cookie that tastes good, even though it's not like other cookies.

And I know that didn't actually explain anything. I'll try again. (I will not include spoilers.)

Shadowhunters: This Guilty Blood

“I know you think you understand this world, but you don’t.”

The above quote sums up the theme of this week’s episode. After last season’s quest for self-discovery, our heroes appeared to be little more than pawns of their “betters” in this season’s opener. Whether that was Valentine, the Clave, Maryse, or even Jocelyn.

Doom Patrol: Dad Patrol

"I really don’t know how any of this works."

Season two of Doom Patrol enters the home stretch with a death defying race against time between Willoughby Kipling and Dorothy's period.

The Expanse: Down and Out

“Naomi, I need to know where you are. Things are not good.”

Now that's the understatement of the century.