Vikings - 5x11 - The Revelation
However much they try to artificially age Katheryn Winnick, it just won’t work.
Not sure exactly where the historically innacurate Alfred/Aethelred plot is going. Aethelred was actually King before Alfred was, so unless Alfred is going to be deposed at some point by the god-squad types he annoyed in this episode and Aethelred crowned, only for Alfred to retake the throne later, I’m at a bit of a loss here.
They continue to underuse both Floki and Heahmund, but goddamn, Bjorn has basically become Ragnar at this point. His exchange with Rollo about who he most resembles was largely an excuse for Alexander Ludwig to do his best Travis Fimmel impersonation.
Titans - 1x08 - Donna Troy
Alright, so he burned the Robin costume last ep, now stop teasing us and just get him into a fucking Nightwing suit already! (Not the Vegas Elvis one with the high collar please.)
Holy shit, Starfire is beyond lethal.
They haven’t managed to do a better piece of stunt-casting than Brendan Fraser as Robotman in 1x04, but I have to say every guest character so far has been pretty much perfect.
Manifest - 1x09 - Dead Reckoning
If I thought they’d been saving some budget for the last few episodes, then this one was the reason why. Big pyrotechnics, lots of extras, and how much does it cost to rent a peacock? I don’t believe Agent Vance is dead for a second. Bundled into an ambulance to die offscreen when your whole plot has been about rogue agencies abducting people? Not buying it.
Oh, and re: Autumn - never trust anyone who wears double denim.
Note for script writers; I generally don’t need to be told that “a warehouse” is “used for storage”. I mean why not just say “used to house wares” if you’re going to be that contemptuous of an audience.