A New Family – Review of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Episode Two “Cut and Run”

Source: IMDB One of the hallmark topics of the Star Wars franchise is Family: what constitutes Family and what are you willing to do for Family. This can be seen in the original trilogy (A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and The Return of the Jedi) in the relationship between Luke Skywalker and Darth … Continue reading A New Family – Review of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Episode Two “Cut and Run”

A Disappointment Overall – Review of “Star Trek: Picard” Season Two, Episode Eight “Mercy”

Source: IMDB I really wanted to like Episode Eight of Star Trek: Picard’s second season, titled “Mercy”, but I just can’t bring myself to like the overall product. There were some fine moments in the episode but I felt like this episode was treading water in a big way, postponing events not for good story … Continue reading A Disappointment Overall – Review of “Star Trek: Picard” Season Two, Episode Eight “Mercy”

What is Reality? – Review of Marvel Studio’s “Moon Knight” Episode Four “The Tomb”

Source: IMDB When you live with mental illness, it’s often not an easy thing to differentiate reality from not-reality. Shows that deal with mental illness like Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight use this question to throw audiences a curveball every now and then, sometimes to ill effect. The latest episode of Moon Knight, titled “The Tomb”, … Continue reading What is Reality? – Review of Marvel Studio’s “Moon Knight” Episode Four “The Tomb”

Disconnected Feeling – Review of “The Batman”

Poster Art for The Batman. Source: IMDB The main feeling I have after watching Matt Reeves’ The Batman is one of disconnection. While visually an enjoyable movie, with some excellent action set pieces, and some fine performances, the overall package felt like two different stories mashed together but not connected in a strong way. In … Continue reading Disconnected Feeling – Review of “The Batman”

Warriors to the End – Review of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Season One, Episode One “Aftermath”

Star Wars: The Bad Batch Poster Art. Source These reviews were originally only available on my now-defunct Buy Me A Coffee and Patreon sites. I'm posting them here for anyone who loves Star Wars as much as I do. When I sat down during the Covid-19 quarantine to watch Star Wars: The Clone Wars, I … Continue reading Warriors to the End – Review of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Season One, Episode One “Aftermath”

Through the Mind’s Eye – Review of “Star Trek: Picard” Season Two, Episode Seven “Monster”

One of the things I find most interesting about Star Trek: Picard is the show’s ability to introduce new elements to established characters. Episode Seven, titled “Monsters”, delves in to Jean-Luc Picard’s childhood, which has been hinted at periodically throughout the second season. With Tallinn joining him, we learn more about the primary focus of … Continue reading Through the Mind’s Eye – Review of “Star Trek: Picard” Season Two, Episode Seven “Monster”

The Price of Lies – Review of “Moon Knight” Episode Three “The Friendly Type”

Deception always takes a toll on a person. The real price, though, is paid by those around that person, those who we call friend, family, lover, husband or wife. There are lies at the root of the background in the latest episode of Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight. The price for some of those lies are … Continue reading The Price of Lies – Review of “Moon Knight” Episode Three “The Friendly Type”

Parents And Their Children – Review of “Superman & Lois” Season One, Episode Five “The Best of Smallville”

Image Source From the beginning of Superman & Lois, this show has focused on the issues facing a family: the trials, the mistakes, what pulls families apart and what draws them back together. The fifth episode of the first season, titled “The Best of Smallville”, brings that focus in even closer with parallel stories involving … Continue reading Parents And Their Children – Review of “Superman & Lois” Season One, Episode Five “The Best of Smallville”

A Misstep with Excellent Moments – Review of “Star Trek: Picard” Season Two, Episode Six “Two of One”

Image Source One of the downsides of reviewing TV shows, especially shows that you enjoy, is the feeling you get when an episode just doesn’t land right for you. Up to this point, I’ve had only minimal issues with Star Trek: Picard but the latest episode, titled “Two of One” largely missed the mark for … Continue reading A Misstep with Excellent Moments – Review of “Star Trek: Picard” Season Two, Episode Six “Two of One”

The Nature of Justice – Review of “Moon Knight” Episode Two “Summon the Suit”

Image Source At the heart of the second episode for Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight, titled “Summon the Suit”, is the question of Justice and how it is meted out. One of the common criticisms from non-Marvel fans is the lack of depth to the shows and movies produced by the studio but I think they … Continue reading The Nature of Justice – Review of “Moon Knight” Episode Two “Summon the Suit”