Television Review: The Flash, season 5

The Flash, Season 5

Show: The Flash, Season 5

Company:  DC Entertainment

Date: 2018/2019

Plot: The fifth season leaves the team facing against a new threat. This time, assistant comes from the future in the form of an unexpected visitor, with far reaching consequences for Barry and Iris.

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Television Review: Star Trek: Discovery, Season 1

Star Trek Discovery, Season 1

Show: Star Trek Discovery, Season 1

Company:  CBS Television Studios

Date: 2017

Plot: STAR TREK: DISCOVERY follows the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new life forms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. The series features a new ship and new characters while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.

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Television Review: Supergirl, Season 1

Supergirl, Season 1

Show: Supergirl

Company:  DC Entertainment

Date: 2015

Synopsis:  In the vast DC Comics Universe of super heroes, the rich mythology of Superman, the planet Krypton and the House of El is perhaps the most famous and instantly recognizable.

Enter Supergirl! Born Kara Zor-El on the doomed planet Krypton, the preteen Kara escaped at the same time as the infant Kal-El, but didn’t arrive on Earth until many years later after being lost in the Phantom Zone. Protected and raised by her adopted family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex, and learned to hide the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin.

Years later, at age 24, living in National City and working as an assistant for Catco Worldwide Media mogul Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart), Kara has spent so many years trying to fit in that she forgot to ever stand out. All that changes when she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and become the hero she was always destined to be. With the help of Daily Planet photographer James Olsen, her bioengineer sister Alex, and the research of the super-secret, off-the-grid Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO) and its head Hank Henshaw, who are tasked with keeping the Earth safe from aliens,

Kara takes to the skies to protect her world. Her foes include both a sinister extraterrestrial menace and the high-tech terrestrial threat of clever villains with powerful weaponry.

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Television Review: Grimm, Season 5

Television review: Grimm, Series 5

Programme: Grimm, Series 5

Company: GK Productions

Date: 2015/2016

Synopsis: In this season, Nick and Adalind (Claire Coffee) return home with their newborn baby Kelly. Nick tries to balance his responsibilities and powers with the help of Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) to save Rosalee (Bree Turner) when she suddenly goes missing.

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Television Review: The Gifted, Series 2

Show: The Gifted, Series 2

Company: 20th Century Fox Television

Date: 2018/9

In a world where mutated humans are treated with distrust and fear, an institute for mutants battles to achieve peaceful co-existence with humanity.

I had a strange relationship with the first series of The Gifted. I watched it for character research (anything with powers, I watch!). It was difficult connecting to the characters but there the occasional episode caught my attention.

I figured I’d watch the second series: the character development was just kicking off last time and I wondered where it would go.

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Monthly wrap-up: February

Anyone who read last month’s wrap-up will know this year hasn’t quite got off to the start I wanted. I was so optimistic that February was going to be my month and it…well, it failed.

This is definitely a case of reality being a b*tch and a few health scares in the family that led to a lot of stress and worry – still are, in fact.

I did manage a little bit of a social life though! Admittedly it was all crammed into one weekend, so the result ended up being a haze of exhaustion, but it was still enjoyable. I failed on the book club front: I wasn’t 100% and didn’t want to wait around for two hours and then have a late night. Who knows where this is going to lead!

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Television Review: Arrow & Flash (Mid-Season)

I’m so impressed with myself there are a couple of series I’m actually up-to-date with! This has never happened before – I’m always playing catch-up.

I’ve also never been caught with a mid-season break before. I expected both Arrow and Flash to come back straight after Christmas. Now it’s near the end of Feb, I’m guessing I’m going to have to wait a little longer.

I had so much fun writing my mini film-reviews the other week, I figured why not do the same here: mid-season recaps! This also translates into reminding myself what happened…

Here’s what I’ve thought so far:

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Television Review: Jamestown, Series 2

Show: Jamestown, Series 2

Company: Carnival Film & Television / Sky 1

Date: 2018

Synopsis: This second season sees the tobacco plantations provide the wealth they promised but the status quo will soon be disrupted by births, deaths and broken marriages. Our pioneering settlers find themselves at the heart of adventure once more as new arrivals attempt to find their place in this foreign land.Relationships with the Native peoples afford some great influence in the town but no man, or woman, is going to give up their share of the Virginian riches without a fight.

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