The 100: The Queen's Gambit

"We're not prisoners. We're recruits."

An episode defined by relationships, with a lot of good emotions. Although not much actually happened.

Star Trek Voyager: Scorpion, Part 1

"If that moment comes, we'll face it together. You're not alone, Kathryn."

Voyager reaches Borg space.

Normal People: Episode 1

“No one would have to know.”

If I could choose one word to describe Normal People that sets it apart from all the many Noah Centineo-led teen romances, it would be: subtle.

(Full disclosure: I haven’t actually watched any Noah Centineo-led romance, but you get my gist.)

Star Trek Deep Space Nine: The Assignment

O'Brien: “Rom, I'm going to have to leave you in a tough spot.”
Rom: “Captain Sisko, Odo, they don't know about any of this, do they?”
O'Brien: “No. No, they don't. And I want you to help me keep it that way for a little while longer.”
Rom: “I have to stay here and play the idiot?”
O'Brien: “I'm afraid so. No matter what Odo asks you.”
Rom: “I'm Quark's brother. I know the role.”

In which Star Trek Deep Space Nine tortures Chief Miles O’Brien, but with a twist in that this torture connects to the long arcs of the seven years of series.

Doom Patrol: Flex Patrol

"Looking the other way should be so much harder than it actually is."

There's something about Flex Mentallo's costume that really resonates with me. I just can't quite put my finger on it...

The Mummy Returns

Sir Not Appearing Much in This Movie
"I hate mummies."

The Mummy is one of the most enjoyable summer blockbuster films ever made. Sadly, the same cannot be said of its sequel, 2001's The Mummy Returns.

Brazil

"Don't fight it son. Confess quickly! If you hold out too long you could jeopardise your credit rating."

Brazil is the second instalment of what Terry Gilliam calls his Trilogy of Imagination, which started with Time Bandits (1981) and concluded with The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1989).

Doom Patrol: Cyborg Patrol

"They’re loose! The Butts are loose!!"

The Doom Patrol head out to rescue Vic in a mostly satisfying caper episode.

Roswell: Season Two, Part Three

"We try to live responsible, logical lives, but we can't tell our hearts how to feel."

(This review covers the original series Roswell episodes 2.16 through 2.21, and includes spoilers!)

Star Trek Deep Space Nine: ...Nor the Battle to the Strong

"His first day?"
"Yeah."
"Pass the salt."

Jake convinces Bashir to take him into an active war zone, hoping that it'll make for an interesting first article, and gets a lot more emotional trauma than he bargained for.

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: Series Review

"There can be no peace without the truth."

Meet Jack Whicher (Paddy Consadine), a London police detective (one of the first seven hired when Scotland Yard was established) who later becomes a freelance "private enquiries agent." By 1860, he is generally regarded as the best detective in London, if not all of England, a man with a solid sense of right and wrong who pursues the truth relentlessly, no matter where it leads or who it inconveniences. At the same time, there's an air of melancholy about him. Is it just the cumulative effect of a career spent seeing the worst the human race has to offer, or is there something dark in his past he hasn't yet come to terms with?

Doom Patrol: Frances Patrol

"You were my last real thing."

The Doom Patrol finally gets back to looking for the Chie... psych! It's profoundly moving emotional closure instead. Gotcha.