Welcome back to On My TV This Week! I had a bit of a busy week this week (which is why this post is coming slightly later than normal) so I didn’t manage to watch anything other than my regular shows, but here go!
The Walking Dead
Season 8, Episode 3 – Monsters
The Walking Dead continued with an actioned packed episode that led straight on from the end of last weeks.Once again, we followed four sets of characters.
- Team Carol manage to win fight after fight before getting a surprise at the end of the episode.
- Team Aaron saved Team Rick before Aaron finds out that Eric has died and walked off.
- Team Morgan lead some Saviors back to The Hilltop, with Morgan and Jesus coming to blows along the way.
- Team Rick get cornered trying to escape the building they were searching for weapons, before being saved by Aaron.
Once again we were treated to a lot of action, as well as some more story. There was also a Monty Python-esque scene between Gregory and Maggie at the gates of the Hilltop. A solid episode leading the plot along. You can find a full rundown here.
Season 1, Episode 6 – got your siX
On The Gifted this week our main plot point saw Reed, Eclipse and Andy break into Sentinel Services to try and find some information the mutants that they seemingly have working for them
Alongside this, Clarice confronts Thunderbird about her false memories and Turner is given leave from Sentinel Services but decides to use this time to go freelance on hunting down Andy and Lauren.
The Gifted provided another solid episode leading up to the finale in two weeks.
Season 3, Episode 5 – eps3.4_runtime-error.r00
Mr Robot starts with Elliot waking up with no memory of the previous 4 days. He arrives at work at E-Corp only to have trouble logging in. This is when he realises something isn’t quite right and that he’s been fired.
A voicemail on his phone lets him know that The Dark Army tried to initiate Stage 2 overnight, however, Elliot’s code prevented it from happening. Knowing that they’ll try and trigger it manually, Elliot tries to get access via someone else’s computer all while avoiding security before finally getting caught.
Once security escort Elliot out of the building Darlene appears and lets him know she’s working with the FBI and Angela is working with Mr Robot. Elliot calls a bomb scare into the emergency services and protestors outside of E-Corp break through the security lines and into the building.
The camera follows the protestors up to where Angela is when she receives a call to let her know the riot is a distraction and that she needs to get Elliot to follow the instructions in a package at the reception. As he’s now left the building, Angela takes it upon her self to follow the instructions before being confronted by Elliot at the end of the episode.
This episode was presented as a single shot and as such, aired with no commercial breaks. It is possibly one of the most aesthetically pleasing episodes that I’ve seen, although a behind the scenes YouTube video shows that this was actually filmed in several pieces and seamlessly stitched back together.
Season 4, Episode 8 – A Dark Knight: Stop Hitting Yourself
With Professor Pyg still on the run in Gotham, Jim Gordon is offered the opportunity to become captain of the GCPD, taking over from Bullock. He’s told this is because he the only good cop left in town. Later in the episode we see Jim confront Sofia Falcone who admits she arrange
Penguin finds out that Nygma is making fun of him down at the fight club and sends Barbara, Tabitha and Selina to bring him back. They’re shocked to find Butch is still alive as Soloman Grundy. Grundy gets into a fight with Tabitha which is when he starts to get flashbacks of his previous life.
While I’m still completely entertained by this series of Gotham, I’m struggling to see an end goal at the moment, apart from Pyg being captured.
Season 1, Episode 8 – Havoc in the Hidden Land
This week saw Inhumans come to an end. I had fairly high hopes after an energised ending to last weeks episode, but in all honesty, I was disappointed once again.
We found our Royal Family over throwing Maximus and regaining control, however, damage to the protective shield that was hiding Attilan is unable to be reversed.
The episode ends with Black Bolt and Medusa addressing the surviving Inhuman crowd from an unknown location on earth, leaving this open to go through a second series. Should it get renewed? In my opinion no. It just didn’t feel like Marvel and didn’t really fit into the current TV universe.
Roll The Credits!
Mr Robot takes the crown for me this week. I’m just a huge fan of “one-shot” episodes, especially when presented so beautifully. The episode hooked your attention from the start and kept going right up until the end. I’d fully recommend giving it a watch!
What have you been watching this week? What did you think of the shows above? Would you recommend them to anyone else? Let me know in the comments below or come find me on Twitter!
Until next time.