iZombie: Night and the Zombie City

“We're all already dead, Clive. We just don't know it yet.”

There have been a few examples this season of the writers using brains for cheap gags, at the expense of tying the standalone stories into the major arcs in fun and convincing ways. Thankfully, ‘Night and the Zombie City’ was testament to the fact that it’s still possible for this series to prove what it can do with its signature formula five seasons in.

Star Trek Deep Space Nine: Return to Grace

"It appears that whether you like it or not, our lives have become deeply intertwined."
"That really pleases you, doesn't it?"
"Pleases me? Major, it gives me a reason to live."

Dukat escorts Kira to a diplomatic summit and it's exactly as much fun as you would hope.

Jessica Jones: AKA Everything

Jessica: "Don't try to be a hero. It's a shitty job."

It is indeed a shitty job, full of sadness and loss. But it would be completely out of character for the series finale of Jessica Jones to end in sweetness and light.

The Good Place: Existential Crisis

Eleanor: “All humans are aware of death. So... we're all a little bit sad. All the time. That's just the deal.”
Michael: “Sounds like a crappy deal.”
Eleanor: “Well, yeah, it is, but we don't get offered any other ones. And if you try to ignore your sadness, it just ends up leaking out of you anyway.”

First, I’ve gotta give Chidi props.

The Handmaid's Tale: Unfit

"I've never seen anyone so devoted."

Like the Canadian story line, the flashbacks in this show are often a welcome relief from the horrors of present day Gilead. This time, not so much.

Spider-man: Far From Home

Quentin Beck: "Don't ever apologize for being the smartest one in the room."

Half teen romp in Europe, half superhero extravaganza, this is most definitely unlike any Spider-man movie we have ever seen.

Jessica Jones: AKA A Lotta Worms

Malcolm, to Trish: "Do you ever miss the person you used to be?"

By nature I love brevity: A really well-constructed, hard-hitting episode. We really got to see the full extent of what Jessica is capable of here, and it was awesome to see. And, of course, that finale setup. Whoo boy, this is gonna be a tough one.

The Flash: Season Five, First Half

We're still looking for someone to cover The Flash for us (if you're interested, here's how to apply) but until we find someone, I'm going to post season reviews.

Since season five was essentially bisected by the "Elseworlds, Part 1" crossover reviewed by J.D. when it aired, I decided to do one review of episodes 5.1 through 5.8, and another of 5.10 through 5.22.

Jessica Jones: AKA Hellcat

"I've got this."

For the second time this season, Jessica Jones pulls the 'Let's see all that from someone else's perspective' trick. Once again, the second perspective is Trish's. Once again, it really, really works.

The Good Place: Team Cockroach

“The Bad Place is about to be outsmarted by a cowardly traitor, four dumb dumbs, and a robot.”

Essentially, the humans are asked to make a deal with the devil and Eleanor’s BS detector goes way off, as it should.

Legion: Chapter 20

"Sorry for the wait. Was it awful?"

Legion is back and I still have no clue what's going on.

Jessica Jones: AKA Hero Pants

“No one’s ever who you need them to be.”

I’ve never been much of a gamer but this show continually brings the D&D alignments to mind. Jessica is the epitome of chaotic good. Good guys should be rewarded and the bad guys should be punished, laws be damned. Her only problem is determining good from bad.