TV Review: The Magicians Season 1 Episode 1 "Unauthorized Magic" [Emz]

Wednesday, 18 October 2017


So I first attempted to watch this series a little while ago but never finished the first episode.

So this series is based around the books of the same name by Lev Grossman.

I have seen at least one familiar face in this episode and she is playing a main character. Her name is Stella Maeve and she used to star in Chicago P.D.as Nadia.

Here is the synopsis:

Best friends Quentin and Julia are recruited for an entrance exam to Brakebills University, a secret institution for magical pedagogy.


Review:

I quite liked this episode.. I'm not one for believing in magic or anything like that but the storyline interests me.

So we have two best friends Quentin and Julia. He never feels like he belongs and she seems to be good at everything. Quentin goes for what he thinks is an interview for Yale, which goes horribly wrong when the person they think is the interviewer is dead. 

Their trips home get suspended when they end up at Brakebills University and sit an exam. This exam they both later learn is a test to see if the have any magic ability. Quentin goes sailing through after being shocked into performng magic he didn't know he possessed. Julia on the other hand is sent home and has her memory wiped.. or so we think.

Things dont appear to be as they seam at the University as Quentin thinks he s dreaming a character for a kids book about magic he kept reading. This leads to him and some other students attempting to reach the other side and releasing The Beast.

Julia on the other hand remembers all about Brakebills University and end up joining a magic underworld, who will help her to learn how to use the magic he harnesses.

It was definitely an interesting first episode. Bring on the next one.

Till next time

Emz x

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TV Review: Stitchers Season 1 Episode 2 "Friends In Low Places" [Emz]

Tuesday, 17 October 2017


I quite enjoyed episode 1 and this episode was rather good.

Here is the Synopsis:
Kirsten and the team cross paths with Detective Fisher while probing the case of a young woman who died from an overdose of a dangerous new drug.

Review:

So, this episode was a little different, Stitch wise to the last one. Kristen has to battle the effects of of a dangerous new drug whilst is a victims memories and to figure out what happened to her and how she died.

Also, Kristen is trying to solve the case as soon as she can so she can "stitch" into her dead "father's" memories to see why he committed suicide of was murdered.

With a little help from Camille and a lot of hindrance from Detective Fisher they solver the case, learning in the process that Camille was hired by the Stitchers program to keep an eye on Kristen. Also Detective Fisher is introduced to the Stitchers program.

The only problem is that they solve the case a little to late and Kristen is no longer able to Stitch into her dead "fathers memories, as he is past the stage where his memories are still able to be seen.

That's all for this review.

Till next time

Emz x

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TV Review: Doctor Who Series 1 Episode 8 "Father's Day" [Emz]


Now this episode is a little emotional, but at the same time seems to teach Rose about the consequences that time travel can cause.

This episode is called Fathers Day. It originally aired on BBC One on the 14th May 2005.

Here is the synopsis:
Pete Alan Tyler, the father of Rose and husband of Jackie, died on 7 November 1987, the day of Stuart Hoskins and Sarah Clark's wedding. Rose was just a baby at the time, Jackie told the young Rose that nobody was there for Pete when he died and that the hit-and-run driver was never found...
Now grown up, Rose asks the Ninth Doctor to take her to see him alive, but on a whim, ends up changing his fate, not realising the consequences of such a paradox. After all, the Doctor has saved so many lives...what could the real consequences be over a man alive in the world who wasn't alive before?

Review:

Now this episode was a bit of a tearjerker. Rose and The Doctor travel back to 1987 on the day that Rose's father was killed. The only issues is that Rose creates a Paradox by travelling back twice and saving her fathers life. 

In the process the Reaper arrive to clean up her mess. The Doctor is angry and Rose just wanted to meet her father. 

Of course they have to take shelter in the Church and when Rose's father realises who she is, he also gets her to hold herself and that causes The Doctor to sacrifice himself.

In the end Pete (Rose's father) realises that he shouldn't have lived as he witnesses the car that was supposed to have hit him going round and round the same place. He sacrifices himself to save everyone. 

I found this episode a liittle sad but I felt it also showed a valuable lesson in Time travelling.

Till next time

Emz x

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TV Review: Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 3 "The Confession" [Emz]

Monday, 16 October 2017


Here we are with episode 3. This episode is called "The Confession." This episode takes another twist. 

In this episode we find out who survived the Capitol Bombing, Who is supposedly behind the bombing and what exactly this 'Confession' is.

This episode originally aired on the 5th October 2016 on ABC.


Review:

This episode was full of mixed feelings. We start with the Hack of the White House's firewall. They were not searching for anything but left behind a video supposedly proving who was behind the bombing.

We also have the revealing of who survived the bombing. Congressman Peter McLeish (Ashley Zukerman.)

 Also, during an interview President Kirkman reveals he was originally fired before being Designated Survivor. This does not go down well and the former Presidents Son refuses to have him speak at the funeral.

Hannah Wells and one of her associates uncovers evidence to show that McLeish survived as he wasn't in his seat when the bomb went off.

That is where the episode ends and the suspense is still building and I look forward to the next episode.

Till next time

Emz x

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TV Review: The Flash Season 3 Episode 5 " Monster" [Emz]


Now this episode is again a little different. The hint of the difference is in the title.

So "Monster" originally aired on the 1st November 2016 on The CW.

Here is the synopsis:
Caitlin visits her mother to help her understand her growing meta-human powers; Barry tries to convince Julian to let him help investigate a new meta-human that is attacking Central City.

Review:

So it seems a monster is terrorising Central City. Barry and the team are having trouble with it. The other problems that they are facing are Barry being shown up  to his boss by Julian as he is late a number of times and disappears alot. 

The team are also having issues with H.R. Wells as he hasn't really done much since he arrived. 

Caitlin has taken time off and went to meet with her mother to see if she can help her with her Ice powers, they go through a number of tests until her mothers colleague doesn't want to let her go.

In the end Barry seems to make some leeway with Julian after they work out that the Monster is a Hologram and is being programmed by a young boy.

The team also realise that H.R. isn't a scientist at all.

I enjoyed the way this episode went but flt sorry for Barry and Caitlin, but laughed alot at H.R and the way he kept repeating everything Cisco and Barry said.

Till next time

Emz x

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TV Review: Stitchers Season 1 Episode 1 "A Stitch In Time" [Emz]

Saturday, 14 October 2017


Now I have never seen this show before but I had been interested in it for a while.

The only ast member I had heard of was Alison Scagliotti as she used to star in Warehouse 13.

The first episode is called "A Stitch In Time." 

Here is the Synopsis:

ABC Family's first procedural drama, "Stitchers," follows Kirsten, a young woman recruited into a covert government agency to be 'stitched' into the minds of the recently deceased, using their memories to investigate murders and decipher mysteries that otherwise would have gone to the grave. Working alongside Kirsten is Cameron, a brilliant neuroscientist whose passion for the program is evident in his work. The secret program is headed by Maggie, a skilled veteran of covert operations, and includes Linus, a socially immature bio-electrical engineer and communications technician. Kirsten's roommate, Camille, a gifted computer science grad student, is also recruited to use her skills to assist Kirsten in her new role as a 'stitcher'.


Review:

I quite enjoyed this episode. It is a little different from what i'm used to watching. So Kirsten is stitched into the minds of a eseaced person and has to work out what the memories mean. Usually the search is for something npartcular.

In this case a man blew himself up but has left 2 other bombs it different places and they have to try to decipher them to work out where the other bombs are.

Kirsten is thrown in at the deep end with this one but manages to gather Intel from the memories. She goes rogue though to try and work out where these places are and where the bombs are.

I like the tone of the show it was quite good. I look forward to watching more.

Till next time

Emz x

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TV Review: Doctor Who Series 1 Episode 7 " The Long Game" [Emz]

Friday, 13 October 2017


So here is "The Long Game" We are getting close to another double episode and I know full well the first time I watched those episodes it creeped me out.

But anyway back to this episode. This is the first appearance of Satellite 5. The next appearance is also this series but not quite yet. We also have a brief  'Cameo' by the Face Of Boe, who we first met in episode 2.

This episode originally aired on the 7th May 2005 on BBC One.

Here is the synopsis:
New companion of the Ninth Doctor, Adam Mitchell, takes his first trip in the TARDIS. The ship materialises in Satellite 5, a space station that broadcasts across the entire Fourth Great and Bountiful Human Empire. However, something is amiss: the Empire's attidude and technology is backwards, those who are promoted to Floor 500 simply disappear, humanity is possibly being manipulated by the news, and who exactly is the sinister Editor's employer?

Review:

This episode was very odd but I liked it. So this is Adam's first trip into space, let alone the future. After being shown a section of the space station, Adam proceeds to faint at which the Doctor says to Rose, "That's your Boyfriend" and she says, "Not anymore." 

They find that Satellite 5 projects to New around the world.  They gather all the news through the chip in their heads. They soon learn that something is not right. The Doctor realizes that the way things are being run and the technology are 90 years too old. 

We later learn that The Editor (Simon Pegg) is actually a Puppet for someone else, this turns out to be the Jagrafess. The Editor holds The Doctor and Rose hostage and wants to know who they are as they are not known at all.

In this time Adam has gone wandering and ended up with a chip implanted in his head and it can open up at the front of his head. He goes to try and gather lots of information but ends up giving The editor exactly what he wanted, Knowledge on The Doctor and Rose. It takes Cathica who they met previously to stop it.

Of course after The Jagrafess is destroyed by overheating it, The Doctor sends Adam back home as he will not allow him to travel with him again.

The funniest bit is the fact that the chip in his head opens at the front with the click of a finger. When Adams mum comes home and is really happy to see him she express that time flies and then clicks her fingers and Adam's forehead opens up.

Recurring Theme: The Recurring theme throughout this series is Bad Wolf. It is first mentioned in Episode 2 The end of The world Were 'The Bad Wolf Scenario' is Mentioned. Again in episode 3 The Unquiet Dead when Gwenyth mentions The Big Bad Wolf when she can see where Rose is actually from. The words Bad Wolf are seen in Aliens or London/ World War Three, spray painted onto the TARDIS. In this episode there is TV channel called Bad Wolf TV.

Next time I will be reviewing is the emotional Father's Day.

Till next time

Emz x

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DVD Reviews: The Librarians Season 1 Episode 2 "And The Sword In The Stone" [Emz]


So It's been a while since I posted any reviews on this show. This is the second half of episode 1 technically and episode 1 ended on a Cliffhanger.

Again as I stated last time, if you have not seen this show *spoilers* for the review itself.

Here is the synopsis:
The Serpent Brotherhood is trying to return magic to our world. Flynn, Colonel Baird, and the potential Librarians must stop them before it's too late


Review:

So following the last episode and Cassandra's betrayal, Flynn Carsen (The Librarian) and the rest of the team are cut off form the Library, with no way back. Flynn is mortally wounded, but they need to find some way of finding the Serpent Brotherhood. 

They eventually track them down to a Roman Crypt beneath Buckingham Palace.  The Brotherhood plan to release magic into the world and they manage to succeed before the team get the Crown and Excalibur back. 

Cassandra rejoins the team after helping them but is not completely trusted by all members as yet. She heals Flynn with what magic is left.

Flynn leaves the rest of the Team to battle what is out there now magic has been released back into the world, to go and search for the Library.

I enjoyed this second half of this story. As i previously stated it continued from the last episode. As I prevously forgot to mention in this post we meet Jenkins also who has an offshoot of the Library and is connected in someway. He appears to be a little OCD though and like everything just so and doesn't enjoy many people around, so it's a little hard for him to adjust to the team setting up their base of operations there. 

Each character has their own personality and it is quite funny to get to know them all. It is a little sad to see the Cassandra has accepted her fate that one day she will more than likely die of her brain tumor, but she is willing to help as much as she can.

Till next time

Emz x

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