On Edge: Anticipating Iron Fist

This article was first published by The Edge on 14th March 2017

Despite its arrival on the 17th of March, less than a week away, the excitement surrounding Iron Fist has long been wanting. I’m very unsure of what this show will be*. We’re four seasons into the Netflix-Marvel experiment, which shows no signs of slowing down, despite some obvious flaws. Two seasons of Daredevil, one apiece for Jessica Jonesand Luke Cage (the last of which debuted just last September) have brought us to 2017, with the last of the Defenders set for his own show, before their coalescence in the summer. So, what do we know, and what might we expect from the debut of Danny Rand? Continue reading

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Review: You Me Her (Season 1)

This article was first published by The Edge on 9th March 2017

There’s a great question at the heart of You Me Her – exactly how much can one person love two people? Jack (Greg Poehler) and Emma (Rachel Blanchard) are a suburban couple in Portland, Oregon, suffering from unsatisfying sex. Through a series of increasingly bad decisions, including dumb advice, betrayal, and cyber-stalking, the couple meet Izzy (Priscilla Faia), a 25-year old law student moonlighting as an escort. They quickly become enamoured with her, and vice versa, but suburban Portland might not be ready for a polyamorous relationship such as theirs.

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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.

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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