Review: The Flash (Series 1, Episode 15)

This article was originally published to The Edge on 24th March 2015

Warning: Spoilers. If you haven’t seen this episode… you have been warned.

It’s entirely possible that someone somewhere is discussing “Out of Time” in exactly the same way we as a culture, discussed “Ozymandias”. Arguably the best episode of Breaking Bad ever, containing so much development that it was simply scary. All the tension and build-up of not just that season, but possibly every season of the show finally climaxed. While The Flash can hardly ever be compared to Vince Gilligan’s masterpiece, this episode makes the comparison not only justifiable, but positively obligatory. Continue reading

Review: Jessica Jones (Season 1, Episode 13)

This article was originally published to The Edge on 1st December 2015

**SPOILER WARNING FOR THE ENTIRETY OF JESSICA JONES SEASON 1**

There can be no doubt after the finale. Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) is a feisty, dry-witted, extremely guarded character with superpowers, recovering from intense trauma through self-destruction – alcohol and guilt do great things. She is a great character, played to perfection by Ritter. She is flawed. Yet the show is anything but. Continue reading

How To Fix: Daredevil

This article was originally published to The Edge on 23rd August 2015

If you read our review, you’ll know that, at The Edge, we actually liked Daredevil. With excellent casting, enjoyable dialogue, and a pleasingly noir-y tone, it carved out a niche in the superhero market. At the very least it made us forget the (not great) film of 2003.

However, we weren’t without reservations, and as part of our ‘How To Fix’ series, one writer undertook an epic and patient re-watch of the show to uncover what needs to change.

*SPOILER ALERT* Continue reading

Review: Daredevil (Season 1)

This article was originally published to The Edge on 19th April 2015

Binge-watching a TV show is not the way to go if you want to come at it with some objectivity. At a point you develop a stockholm syndrome like relationship with it. Despite the flaws, you can only see what you like. With nearly all 13 episodes going above the 50-minute mark, Daredevil is exactly the show that Netflix deserved from Marvel (or vice versa). With the right mix of acting, writing, and a tone that sits well the show invites binge-watching. It is not however, the show that the audience or Marvel needed. Continue reading

Review: Game Of Thrones (Series 5, Episode 1)

This article was originally published to The Edge on 14th April 2015

Warning: Spoilers to follow

Back to Westeros for another round of ‘Guess the next to die?’ You will have to wait a while longer: ‘The Wars to Come’ is not the episode for that. Only a nameless Unsullied, no more than a Red Shirt, and the former King Beyond The Wall, Mance Rayder (Ciarán Hinds) part ways with Westeros (and Essos). Instead we are treated to flashbacks, plot-setting scenes, and a lot of wheel spinning. Continue reading