Category Archives: television

Orphan Black S03 E01: The Weight of This Combination


The Sestras are back! Yep, I’m talking clones and, we can thank the talented Tatiana Maslany for making us fall in love with this delightful gaggle of genetic copies. She makes it look so easy. When we last saw our clones in the “Orphan Blackseason two finale, they were all in trouble. There is a new enemy. It’s Project Castor Vs. Project Leda; boys against the girl clones? Who wins? Hang on to your genetic code and follow me. Read the rest of this entry

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S02 E17: Melinda


Have you heard the rumors? A second S.H.I.E.L.D. show featuring super-powered agents? Perhaps Gonzales is right and Coulson is collecting them, and maybe that would be the reason for there being two S.H.I.E.L.D.s. And maybe it’s just all rumor. All this plus the secret behind May’s nickname The Cavalry, check out my review of “Melinda,” after the jump.

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Twin Peaks S01 E05: Cooper’s Dreams


Holy llamas on a stick! On episode four, we followed Cooper and Harry Truman as they continue their search for Laura’s killers.  I’m beginning to believe that the outlaws outnumber the good guys. Everyone is a suspect, even that damn Waldo. Read the rest of this entry

The Ten Percent: Babylon 5 (1994 – 1998)


“Ninety percent of everything is crud.” – Theodore Sturgeon

Twenty years ago, J. Michael Straczynski’s epic, award winning series Babylon 5 first aired on broadcast television. The show marked an important shift in the way American TV series were designed, for instead of a typical episodic structure where the story returns to the status quo ante at the end of the hour and picks up the following week as if nothing had happened, Straczynski plotted Babylon 5 as a series of long story arcs, which were themselves contained within one narrative master-arc. The series follows the adventures of the human crew and multi-species diplomats aboard the space station Babylon 5. Set in a universe where humans are far from the oldest, most developed, or most powerful race, the five season arc is a kind of coming of age story of humanity as a whole. The people aboard Babylon 5, both human and alien, find themselves confronted with multiple dangers ranging from the galaxy-wide machinations of two truly ancient and powerful races; to the smaller scale, but no less deadly, intrigues of interstellar politics. Led by Commander Jeffery Sinclair (Michael O’Hare) and Captain John Sheridan (Bruce Boxleitner), the people aboard survive and overcome the myriad difficulties facing them and the universe by building new alliances, and most importantly, new communities, that link together previously disparate peoples. In the process, however, there are enough space battles, civil wars, and assassination attempts to keep the most hardened action-junky satisfied, and all of it part of a single, grand narrative.

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The Flash S01 E18: All-Star Team-Up


So many guest-stars in this episode of “The Flash,” and more crossover with “Arrow.” This week, the Atom and Felicity come visiting Central City for an old-fashioned superhero team-up and come face to face with an old school Silver Age Atom rogue from the comics, updated for TV, called, believe it or not, the Bug-Eyed Bandit! Meet me after the super speed jump for my thoughts on “All-Star Team-Up.”

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Avengers Assemble S02 E14: Crack in the System


Time has passed since the last time the Avengers Assembled, and things have changed. They’ve traded adversaries – Thanos for Ultron, just in time for the upcoming movie. And Iron Man might be hiding something. Meet me after the jump to find out in my review of “Crack in the System.”

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Game of Thrones S05 E01: The Wars to Come


It’s here! At last! After ten long months we have a new “Game of Thrones.” What new plots would be discover? What secrets would be revealed? What characters will be first to cross death’s door? And could episode one possibly live up to all the expectation? Find out after the break!

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12 Monkeys S01 E13: Arms of Mine


When last we met or… have we met yet? In time travel, one never knows. In case we did, on last week’s episode of “12 Monkeys,” Cole spends time with his dad and, his younger self. The time machine has been invaded by red English ivy, Jennifer Goines has taken over Markridge and there is a new enemy at the gate. Will Cole and Cassie be able to set things straight on the season finale? Read the rest of this entry

Marie Gilbert On… Rick Grimes


Each week, one of Biff Bam Pop’s illustrious writers will delve into one of their favorite things. Perhaps it’s a movie or album they’ve carried with them for years. Maybe it’s something new that moved them and they think might move you too. Each week, a new subject, a new voice writing on… something they love.

The Walking Dead,” which is AMC’s hit series and one of the best apocalyptic shows on television, is more than a drama about zombies. It’s about the survivors, but more importantly, it’s about the man who leads them. Who is Rick Grimes? To learn why I picked him for my ‘On…’ column, meet me after the jump. Read the rest of this entry

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S02 E16: Afterlife


In the last episode, Skye had been teleported away by the eyeless Inhuman Gordon, our Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. had been captured by the ‘real’ S.H.I.E.L.D., and Coulson and Hunter were in the tropics planning their new strategy. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on the rest of this wild ride in “Afterlife.”

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