Five-year mission will now begin
by MICHAEL HINMAN
As the saying goes, keep your friends close but your enemies closer
This article may contain spoilers. Are superheroes even allowed to have friends? For Jim (Michael Chiklis) and Steph Powell (Julie Benz), perhaps not. Their co-workers George (Romany Malco) and Katie (Autumn Reeser) are allowed in the superhero club simply because they were there when the Powells ...Read More
A hero rises from the ashes to battle a villain corrupting the heart of a city
This article may contain spoilers. In an ambitious endeavor to borrow from some of the greatest comic book heroes and their stories, "The Cape" introduces its own hero, Vince Faraday (David Lyons) -- an honest cop unwilling to be seduced by corruption and ends up framed for murder. Thought to ...Read More
The Doctor becomes the ghost of Christmas past and present
This review may contain spoilers. When Steve Moffat took control of "Doctor Who" for the shows fifth season, he vowed that the show would become something of a science-fiction fairytale … and you can’t get any closer to a fairytale than "A Christmas Carol." Borrowing from Charles Dickens' ...Read More
Treachery and villainy lurks around every corner, getting closer each day
This article may contain spoilers. In a case of crossed-wires, this episode focused on whether Katie (Autumn Reeser) and George (Romany Malco) are merely the sidekicks in their relationships with Jim (Michael Chiklis) and Steph (Julie Benz). Prior to becoming super-human, Jim and George were ...Read More
Olivia's first case back in our world begs the question: how could Peter not know the difference between her and Fauxlivia?
This review may contain spoilers. The episode opens at a train station, which we all know is never a good sign. Luckily, nothing horrible or gruesome happened this particular location. So that’s progress, right? But then there’s some business with organ removal and people surviving after h ...Read More
The Warehouse does things Christmas-style this year.
This review may contain spoilers. As soon as "Secret Santa" begins with a storybook "Once upon a time in South Dakota," it's probably for the best to assume that this episode either takes place outside of the actual series continuity thus far or maybe happened in between other episodes (but presu ...Read More
A welcome return from an old favorite continues 'Smallville's' final chapter
This review may contain spoilers. He might not be the Luthor that everyone has been waiting for all season, but Lionel Luthor – as portrayed by the great John Glover – is certainly an exciting addition to a season already richly tapping into the decade of history that “Smallville” has est ...Read More
All is right in the worlds again, but that doesn't necessarily mean all is well.
This review may contain spoilers. If you had trouble figuring it out from the plot of the episode, the word entrada basically means an entrance or a way in. Walternate (John Noble) wants a way into our side, and up until this point, Fauxlivia (Anna Torv) has been finding her way into our Frin ...Read More
It is all fun and games until someone ends up dead
This article may contain spoilers. Jim (Michael Chiklis) and Steph (Julie Benz) turned a simple anniversary dinner into a night of superhero crime-fighting fun. However, the fun and games ended when the bad guy died. For it is one thing to stop crimes and catch bad guys; it is another to take a l ...Read More
Everything will change but we are left wondering in what way it will change.
This review may contain spoilers. The title of this episode seems to promise answers and we do get a few but in the end, we dont have our curiosity satisfied. Its understandable that the creators of the show dont want to divulge too much at one time but it would have been a nice holiday gift to ...Read More
The leftovers are taken care of in the final episode of 'Chuck' for 2010 and we hate having to wait till January for the next meal
This review may contain spoilers. The humor of Chuck mixed with the dramatic situations makes it hard for the awards committees to categorize the show. Its not a comedy but its also not a drama. Perhaps its best classified as an adventure series. We need a new award category for this kind of show ...Read More
The first half of the epic conclusion ratchets up the emotion
This review may contain spoilers. Reaction was decidedly mixed when Warner Bros. announced that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - the seventh and final book in author J.K. Rowlings best-selling fantasy series - would be adapted into two films. Hardcore fans clung to the hope that this appr ...Read More
Even superheroes can have bad days, glitches and allergic reactions
This article may contain spoilers. Ever since the Powells discovered their new super-human abilities, they never quite considered the possibility that those powers would one day vanish. Just as quickly as the powers arrived, they can disappear too. Jim (Michael Chiklis) was the only one to fall ...Read More
Aquaman returns along with some relics from 33.1 ... too bad it's at the expense of solid storytelling
This review may contain spoilers. After a series of episodes that were tightly plotted, showcasing mature storylines and real character development, Smallville returns to its old ways with Patriot, an episode that dismisses all of the above and instead relies on comic book tie-ins to push the cha ...Read More
Caine and the others return to Destiny, but all is not as it seems
This review may contain spoilers. Viewers may have wondered what really happened to Dr. Caine (Tygh Runyan) and the rest left behind. So when they showed up beside Destiny in a perfectly functional shuttle, Col. Young (Louis Ferreira) and the viewers questioned their return and especially how it ...Read More