The Crown: The Balmoral Test

Prince Charles. “She’s a triumph. In the history of Balmoral, no one has ever passed the test with such flying colors.”
Camilla Parker-Bowles: “Well, well, well.”
Prince Charles: “Rave reviews from the whole ghastly Politburo.”

Both Margaret Thatcher and Diana Spencer are invited up to Balmoral Castle to be examined by the royal family.

Star Trek Deep Space Nine: In the Cards

'Lions. Gigers. Bears.'
'Oh my.'

By nature I love brevity: For my money, this is one of the funniest and most enjoyable episodes of Star Trek ever made. Starting out grim and dour, it balloons into a crazy ride through the ins and outs of the station, featuring some of the most dramatic elements of the series in a comedic light.

Shadowhunters: Blood Calls to Blood

“Everyone has a choice.”

We knew Izzy would be on trial for treason. We knew Jace and Alec would have to grapple with their fractured relationship. We knew finding Jace’s father was not the blessing it appeared to be. But I did not see that ending coming.

Supernatural: Carry On

"It's okay. You can go now."

A series finale is a difficult thing, especially with streaming these days. Screw it up, and fans will avoid rewatches. New viewers will hear about the ending and not try the series at all.

The Crown: Gold Stick

Prince Philip: “That’s the last thing this country needs, two women running the shop.”
Queen Elizabeth: “Perhaps that’s precisely what this country needs.”

The episode in which we watch Lord Mountbatten being blown up, Margaret Thatcher becoming Prime Minister, and Diana Spencer’s manipulative meetings with Prince Charles.

Supernatural: Inherit the Earth

This episode felt very much like The End. Except there's still one to go.

The Queen's Gambit: Series Review

"Girls do not play chess."

The Queen's Gambit is a Netflix limited series about Beth Harmon, an orphaned teenage chess prodigy who struggles with addiction.

It's amazing. Please go watch it right now.

Star Trek Discovery: People of Earth

‘Welcome back, Commander.’

By nature I love brevity: An improvement over last week, but some weird writing and tonal issues still hold it back.

Star Trek Deep Space Nine: Blaze of Glory

"Fine. Go ahead, blame me. Blame Starfleet. Blame the Federation. Blame everyone except Michael Eddington."

When an old plan is triggered, Sisko must work with a very special decomissioned prisoner in order to solve the intended plan and prevent a war.

Star Trek Discovery: Far From Home

Stamets: "I can do this on my own."
Reno: "Fine. Then I'll just follow you for the witty repartee."

By nature I love brevity: The Discovery has leapt 930 years into the future. So why are we still plagued by the same problems and hangups?

Supernatural: Despair

"Happiness isn't in the having. It's in just being. It's in just saying it."

I'm a puddle on the floor. Not joking.

The Man in the High Castle: Season 4

“I never thought about those people, until… until we were those people.”

Well, the timing seems fairly opportune, so I’ll now present to you my long overdue review of the final season of The Man in the High Castle.