Television Review: Wu Assassins, Season 1

Show: Wu Assassins, Season 1

Company:  Netflix

Date: 2019

Plot: A warrior chosen as the latest and last Wu Assassin must search for the powers of an ancient triad and restore balance in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

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Television Review: New Amsterdam, Season 1

New Amsterdam Season 1

Show: New Amsterdam

Company:  NBC

Date: 2018

Plot: Inspired by a real medical director’s experience at the oldest public hospital in America, this emotionally gripping medical drama follows the brilliant and charming Dr. Max Goodwin.

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Television Review: Supergirl, Season 2

Supergirl, season 2

Show: Supergirl, season 2

Company:  DC Entertainment

Date: 2016

Plot: Having left the safety of being Cat Grant’s assistant at Catco Worldwide Media in order to figure out what she really wants to do, Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) continues to work with Hank Henshaw (aka Martian Manhunter) and her adoptive sister Alex (Chyler Leigh) at the DEO as Supergirl – protecting the citizens of National City and searching for her missing father Jeremiah (Dean Cain) and the secret research lab Project Cadmus. Along the way, she will team up with her Kyrptonian cousin Kal El – aka Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) – to battle new villains both terrestrial and extraterrestrial, from the DC Universe, as she strives to balance her personal life with friends/allies James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), Winn Schott (Jeremy Jordan) and more with her busy life as a new Super Hero in SUPERGIRL Season Two.

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Television Review: Grimm, Season 6

Grim, season 6

Programme: Grimm, Series 6

Company: GK Productions

Date: 2017

Plot: All 13 episodes from the sixth season of the US supernatural drama following Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli), who discovers that he’s descended from a line of Grimms, hunters who fight supernatural forces.

 Able to perceive the unearthly beings around him that nobody else can see, Nick finds himself having to keep the balance between humanity and the mythological creatures of the Grimm world. In this season, Nick is forced to lay low while Renard (Sasha Roiz) tries to hunt him down and the team make a terrible discovery after a body is found in a park.

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Bonus content: what am I reading and watching?

This year has been a first for me: I’ve just finished a sprint of having five things airing on television at the same time that were on my reviewing list! Typically, they also all finished at the same time, giving me a few weeks’ worth of posts I was able to write up before deciding what is coming next.

But, with both books and television, I’m trying to make a few changes this year. I was reaching a point where everything I was doing had an ulterior motive – aka writing up a review. I had entire lists of things that I either wanted to re-read, or watch with no intention of reviewing them. I wasn’t letting myself previously – and knew that had to change.

To be read and to be watched
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Television Review: Jamestown, Series 3

Review: Jamestown, series 3

Show: Jamestown, Series 3

Company: Carnival Film & Television / Sky 1

Date: 2019

Plot: Its boom time in Jamestown, the 17th Century English Settlement on the very edge of the breathtaking Virginian wilderness. But success brings scrutiny and intrigue, and there are few in the settlement who have nothing to hide.

Unlikely alliances have been formed; some provide friendship, some offer love, and some lead to great peril. Relations with the Native Americans offer hope of advancement for the settlers until greed for land and power corrupts those with influence in the colony. What ensues is devastating conflict; the fallout of which will shape the New World for centuries to come.

This final season written by Bill Gallagher, brings the epic story to an exhilarating close.

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