Elementary - Season 7
With the way season 6 ended, the first episode of 7 led me to believe there was going to be a new trans-Atlantic dynamic to the show, with Sherlock and Kitty in the UK and Joan and Marcus in NY, with occasional overlaps, what with Joan not being happy about getting grief from her off Black Books, and I was hopeful for the return of Sean Pertwee’s version of LeStrade, but this has not happened, and the return to the status quo was a little rushed.
Still enjoying the show though, James Frain as a potentially overarching villain is an interesting choice. Todays’ episode, 7x08, brought back Con-Artist Cassie, which was a good choice as some of Sherlocks’ best interactions have been with genuine socio/psychopaths.
iZombie - Season 5
Honestly, I’m getting bored with the show at this point. I genuinely don’t care much for the Zombies exposed, Seattle walled off plot. It was a far better show when it was more Case-Of-The-Week. I just do not care about the Filmore Graves soldiers, at all.
Krypton - Season 2
Some Farscape vibes going on now, with Seg-El and Brainiac doing the Crichton/Harvey thing. Serious case of Riker’s Beard in evidence here, in the sense that as soon as Cameron Cuffe gets a shave, his acting chops apparently go down the sink with it.
Emmet Scanlan absolutely killing it as Lobo, although I think the way they’ve partnered up Adam Strange with Khem now is evidence of the fact that they don’t really have a clear idea of what do with either character for the moment.
2x05 spoiler: I don’t think Lyta is dead though. Pretty sure her throat being slit by Jax-Ur is a pantomime they’ve worked out between them in some sort of deal, a shallow cut to fake her death.
Archer - Season 10
The writing has been a little up and down so far, but the space setting is pretty fun, and by fuck some of the animation in the space scenes has been astonishingly good. Highlight so far; Matt Berry as a sentient doomsday device.
The title for the last episode is supposedly “Awakenings”, so I’m hopeful that Archer finally comes out of the coma.
Agents Of SHIELD - Season 6
The “Mr Fitz Goes To Space” saga has not impressed me all that much, with the convoluted manner of the space plot and the Earth plot coming together now begging to have a sticker slapped on it that reads “Hang Lampshade Here”. Enoch’s reading of “I have taken bold action” was classic though.
I’ve got a feeling I know where the “Why does Sarge look like Coulson and have the same DNA even if he’s supposedly much older” plot is going, and I’ll be disappointed if I’m right.
Brooke Williams getting to play adorably mental is always fun, as it was when she was the goddess Hel on The Almighty Johnsons.