5 Episodes In: “Teen Wolf” Season 5A Teen angst with a supernatural flavor provides sustained entertainment

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The focus of this season has been the gradual breakdown of Scott McCall, as he loses his packmates and faces changes to his own nature that come with a loss of power. Stripped down to his bare essentials, he has become far more like the awkward and uncertain boy from Season 1 than the quietly powerful and educated Alpha he’s grown into.   [Read more…]

5 Episodes In: “Humans” Season 1 This adaptation captures the drama of facing the consequences of designing technology-based life

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Humans is a compelling look at the drama that happens when technology, artificial intelligence, and the overwhelm of daily life in a world where more and more people have less and less time to connect with each other and be human all collide, and begin to redefine what humanity means and if it can evolve to something more.   [Read more…]

5 Episodes In: “Stitchers” The mysteries deepen, but the tone tries hard to stay light


Stitchers is ABC Family’s first procedural drama, and the lighter tone regarding the characters’ personal lives balances out the seriousness of the procedural aspects of solving murders, and the potentially darker mysteries surrounding the creators of the secret program — and Kirsten’s own past — grow deeper and more dangerous.   [Read more…]

Reviewing “Daredevil” Season 1 Marvel hits a home run with this Netflix Original

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This Daredevil adaptation is based on the Frank Miller “Man Without Fear” miniseries, and served as the basis for the initial “man in black” costume worn throughout Season 1. I think a balance has been set as a very good origin story for both Daredevil and Kingpin, because we see how far each man is willing to go to make the city “a better place”.   [Read more…]

5 Episodes In: “Elementary” Season 3 The fun and the mystery continue amidst major show changes


I am and remain a huge Sherlock Holmes fan. Right now is a great time to be a Holmes fan, since we’re getting so many visual variations of the great detective at the movies and on TV, as well as representation in books (shameless plug: I’m in a cool Holmes anthology, Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets, out now).   [Read more…]