Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Bob's TV Series Reviews!

——— TV SERIES REVIEWS ———

I don't have a lot of time for TV anymore, but I do watch a few select series. Here are my overly lengthy, obsessively detailed reviews of them. Be advised— some of the really early reviews are pretty rough! Not to mention embarrassing. It took me a while to find my voice.

This is an ongoing project, so many of the links aren't yet live. Check back often to see if the list has been updated.

SEASON 1
1. Now Is Not The End
2. Bridge And Tunnel
3. Time And Tide
4. The Blitzkrieg Button
5. The Iron Ceiling
6. A Sin To Err
7. SNAFU
8. Valediction

SEASON 2
1. The Lady In The Lake
2. A View In The Dark
3. Better Angels
4. Smoke & Mirrors
5. The Atomic Job
6. Life Of The Party
7. Monsters
8. The Edge Of Mystery
9. A Little Song And Dance
10. Hollywood Ending

SEASON 1
1. Pilot
2. 0-8-4
3. The Asset
4. Eye Spy
5. Girl In The Flower Dress
6. FZZT
7. The Hub
8. The Well
9. Repairs
10. The Bridge
11. The Magical Place
12. Seeds
13. T.R.A.C.K.S
14. T.A.H.I.T.I.
15. Yes Men
16. End Of The Beginning
17. Turn, Turn, Turn
18. Providence
19. The Only Light In The Darkness
20. Nothing Personal
21. Ragtag
22. Beginning Of The End

SEASON 2
1. Shadows
2. Heavy Is The Head
3. Making Friends And Influencing People
4. Face My Enemy
5. A Hen In The Wolf House
6. A Fractured House
7. The Writing On The Wall
8. The Things We Bury
9. ...Ye Who Enter Here
10. What They Become
11. Aftershocks
12. Who You Really Are
13. One Of Us
14. Love In The Time Of Hydra
15. One Door Closes
16. Afterlife
17. Melinda
18. The Frenemy Of My Enemy
19. The Dirty Half Dozen
20. Scars
21. S.O.S Part 1
22. S.O.S Part 2

SEASON 3
1. Laws Of Nature
2. Purpose In The Machine
3. A Wanted (Inhu)man
4. Devils You Know
5. 4,722 Hours
6. Among Us Hide...
7. Chaos Theory
8. Many Heads, One Tale
9. Closure
10. Maveth
11. Bouncing Back
12. The Inside Man
13. Parting Shot
14. Watchdogs
15. Spacetime
16. Paradise Lost
17. The Team
18. The Singularity
19. Failed Experiments
20. Emancipation
21. Absolution
22. Ascension

SEASON 4
1. The Ghost
2. Meet The New Boss
3. Uprising
4. Let Me Stand Next To Your Fire
5. Lockup
6. The Good Samaritan
7. Deals With Our Devils
8. The Laws Of Inferno Dynamics*
9. Broken Promises
10. The Patriot
11. Wake Up
12. Hot Potato Soup
13. BOOM
14. The Man Behind The Shield
15. Self Control**
16. What If...
17. Identity And Change
18. No Regrets
19. All The Madame's Men
20. Farewell, Cruel World!
21. The Return
22. World's End***

SEASON 5
1. Orientation Part 1
2. Orientation Part 2
3. A Life Spent
4. A Life Earned
5. Rewind
6. Fun & Games
7. Together Or Not At All
8. The Last Day
9. Best Laid Plans
10. Past Life
11. All The Comforts Of Home
12. The Real Deal
13. Principia
14. The Devil Complex
15. Rise And Shine
16. Inside Voices
17. The Honeymoon
18. All Roads Lead...
19. The Honeymoon
20. The One Who Will Save Us
21. The Force Of Gravity
22. The End

SEASON 6
1. Pilot
2. 0-8-4
3. The Asset
4. Eye Spy
5. Girl In The Flower Dress
6. FZZT
7. The Hub
8. The Well
9. Repairs
10. The Bridge
11. The Magical Place
12. Seeds
13. T.R.A.C.K.S
14. T.A.H.I.T.I.
15. Yes Men
16. End Of The Beginning
17. Turn, Turn, Turn
18. Providence
19. The Only Light In The Darkness
20. Nothing Personal
21. Ragtag
22. Beginning Of The End

Just like in the comics, the various Arrowverse characters routinely team up with one another for an annual crossover event. Because these stories stretch across multiple episodes of various series, it can be tough to find my reviews of them, or figure out the order in which to read them. So here's a handy guide to all the crossovers so far.

FLASH VS. ARROW
Unlike later, more elaborate crossovers, this one was a relatively simple affair, featuring Barry Allen teaming up with his pal Oliver Queen for an adventure that took place entirely in a single episode of The Flash.


HEROES JOIN FORCES
This was the first true crossover, as the casts of both series appeared on one another's shows. Unfortunately I only reviewed The Flash half of the team up. Sorry, Arrow fans.

Part 2   Arrow: Legends Of Yesterday

INVASION!
This was the first major crossover event, as it took place in ALL the Arrowverse series airing at the time. Note that I didn't bother reviewing the Supergirl chapter here. That's because it was just a plain old regular episode, and the "crossover" didn't occur until literally the final thirty seconds! You could safely skip it altogether and not miss a thing.

Also, for reasons known only to the producers, every episode of this crossover is titled "Invasion!," with no chapter numbers. This makes it tough to figure out the order in which to watch them. Confusing!

Part 1   Supergirl: Invasion!
Part 3   Arrow: Invasion!

CRISIS ON EARTH-X
This is my personal favorite of the crossovers, as it not only featured Barry & Iris' event-filled wedding, but a movie-quality battle between the assembled heroes and interdimentional Nazis. What more could you ask for?


ELSEWORLDS
This crossover featured the first appearance of The Monitor, who'd later become the catalyst in Crisis On Infinite Earths, as well as an appearance by the 1990s Flash. It was a fun concept, but ultimately didn't live up to its potential.


CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS
Crisis was the Arrowverse's answer to the MCU's Infinity War/Endgame. It involved virtually every character from all the shows as they battled the evil Anti-Monitor to try and save the Multiverse and all reality. It had its moments, but its ambition far outweighed its execution.



Sorry, fans of Seasons 1 through 6— I didn't start reviewing the show until Season 7.

SEASON 7 
1. Asylum Of The Daleks
2. Dinosaurs On A Spaceship
3. A Town Called Mercy
4. The Power Of Three
5. The Angels Take Manhattan
6. The Bells Of Saint John
7. The Rings Of Akhaten
8. Cold War 
9. Hide
10. Journey To The Center Of The TARDIS
11. The Crimson Horror
12. Nightmare In Silver
13. The Name Of The Doctor


SPECIALS 2013
1. The Day Of The Doctor

SEASON 8
1. Deep Breath
2. Into The Dalek
3. Robot Of Sherwood
4. Listen
5. Time Heist
6.The Caretaker
7. Kill The Moon
8. Mummy On The Orient Express
9. Flatline
10. In The Forest of The Night
11. Dark Water
12. Death In Heaven

SEASON 9
1. The Magician's Apprentice
2. The Witch's Familiar
3. Under The Lake
4. Before The Flood
5. The Girl Who Died
6. The Woman Who Lived
7. The Zygon Invasion
8. The Zygon Inversion
9. Sleep No More
10. Face The Raven
11. Heaven Sent
12. Hell Bent

SEASON 10
1. The Pilot
2. Smile
3. Thin Ice
4. Knock Knock
5. Oxygen
6. Xtremis
7. The Pyramid At The End Of The World
8. The Lie Of The Land
9. Empress Of Mars
10. The Eaters Of Light
11. World Enough And Time
12. The Doctor Falls


DOCTOR WHO CHRISTMAS SPECIALS
The Snowmen (2012)
The Time Of The Doctor (2013)
Last Christmas (2014)
The Husbands Of River Song (2015)
The Return Of Doctor Mysterio (2016)
Twice Upon A Time (2017)


SEASON 1

SEASON 2

SEASON 3
17. Duet

SEASON 4


SEASON 5
1. Nora
22. Legacy

SEASON 6


SEASON 7
03. Mother
16. P.O.W
17. Heart Of The Matter, Part 1 
18. Heart Of The Matter, Part 2 


 SEASON 1

SEASON 2
17. Aruba 


SEASON 3
3. Zari
16. I, Ava
17. Guest Starring John Noble
18. The Good, The Bad And The Cuddly

SEASON 4
1. The Virgin Gary
2. Witch Hunt
3. Dancing Queen
4. Wet Hot American Bummer
5. Tagumo Attacks!!!
6. Tender Is The Nate
7. Hell No, Dolly!
8. Legends Of To-Meow-Meow
09. Lucha de Apuestas
10. The Getaway
11. Seance And Sensibility
12. The Eggplant, The Witch & The Wardrobe
13. Egg MacGuffin
14. Nip/Stuck
15. Terms Of Service
16. Hey, World!

SEASON 5
0. Crisis On Infinite Earths: Part 5
1. Meet The Legends
2. Miss Me, Kiss Me, Love Me
3. Slay Anything 
4. A Head Of Her Time
5. Mortal Khanbat
6. Mr. Parker's Cul-De-Sa
7. Romeo V Juliet: Dawn of Justness
08. Zari, Not Zari
09. The Great British Fake-Off
10. Ship Broken
11. Freaks And Geeks
12. I Am Legends
13. The One Where We're Trapped On TV
14. Swan Thong


 SEASON 1

 SEASON 2

SEASON 1
5. Pria
6. Krill


SEASON 2
3. Home

SEASON 1
1. Pilot
4. Birds Of A Feather
5. Love Language

06. Sexy Beast
07. The Green Glow
08. End Of The World As We Know It
09. Welcome Aliens 
10. Heroes Of Patience

SEASON 2
1. 
06. 

 SEASON 1
1. Pilot
3. Icicle


 SEASON 2
4. Summer School: Chapter Four
5: Summer School: Chapter Five
6. Summer School: Chapter Six
7. Summer School: Chapter Seven
08. Summer School: Chapter Eight
09. Summer School: Chapter Nine
10. Summer School: Chapter Ten
11. Summer School: Chapter Eleven
12. Summer School: Chapter Twelve
13. Summer School: Chapter Thirteen


 SEASON 1
2. Guts
4. Vatos
6. TS-19

SEASON 2


SEASON 3
1. Seed
2. Sick
10. Home
12. Clear
14. Prey

SEASON 4
09. After
12. Still
13. Alone
15. Us
16. A

SEASON 5
8. Coda
10. Them
13. Forget
14. Spend
15. Try

SEASON 6
2. JSS
5. Now
15. East

SEASON 7

SEASON 8 
Alas, Season 8 is when my interest in the series began to wane, mostly due to the bone-headed decision to needlessly kill off a major character (who's still alive in the comic) just for shock value. If you're still invested in the show, then more power to you, but I bowed out sometime before the end of the season.
09. Honor
13. Do Not Send Us Astray
14. Still Gotta Mean Something
15. Worth
16. Wrath

SEASON 2
1. Pilot
2. 0-8-4
3. The Asset
4. Eye Spy
5. Girl In The Flower Dress
6. FZZT
7. The Hub
8. The Well
9. Repairs
10. The Bridge
11. The Magical Place
12. Seeds
13. T.R.A.C.K.S
14. T.A.H.I.T.I.
15. Yes Men
16. End Of The Beginning
17. Turn, Turn, Turn
18. Providence
19. The Only Light In The Darkness
20. Nothing Personal
21. Ragtag
22. Beginning Of The End

SEASON 2
1. Pilot
2. 0-8-4
3. The Asset
4. Eye Spy
5. Girl In The Flower Dress
6. FZZT
7. The Hub
8. The Well
9. Repairs
10. The Bridge
11. The Magical Place
12. Seeds
13. T.R.A.C.K.S
14. T.A.H.I.T.I.
15. Yes Men
16. End Of The Beginning
17. Turn, Turn, Turn
18. Providence
19. The Only Light In The Darkness
20. Nothing Personal
21. Ragtag
22. Beginning Of The End

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