Welcome back to On My TV This Week! With the addition of The Punisher to Netflix on the 17th, it certainly filled up the latter half of my week! Scroll down to find out what I’ve thought of this weeks TV.
Netflix – Season 1
If you’ve been keeping up to date with the Marvel series’ that have been commissioned by Netflix, then I’ll be very surprised if you weren’t eagerly awaiting The Punisher like nearly other Marvel/Netflix fan.
Netflix dropped the entire 13 episode season on Friday 17th of November, starring Jon Bernthal. I won’t say too much about the series here as I’m looking to write a full review once I’ve finished the show. However, if the first 5 episodes are anything to go by, then this is going to be one heck of a TV show! Keep your eyes peeled for a full post within the next week!
The Walking Dead
Season 8, Episode 4 – Some Guy
We pick back up on The Walking Dead with King Ezekiel surrounded by pretty much all of his men shot dead by the giant guns in the compound.
Carol goes rogue within the compound trying to stop the guns being taken away and we also get plenty of walker action, as well as seeing a live human get split in half.
This was a great episode with some great action. You can find a full recap and my thoughts over on my extended post here.
Season 1, Episode 7 – eXtreme measures
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 themGuerra forces Eclipse to help her on another job, this time destroying a rival’s shipment of drugs; Polaris and Dreamer follow Eclipse after the former discovered he was lying about his whereabouts, and see him work with Guerra.
Thunderbird tracks down Fong, and offers to help her find the road that her portals were opening to when she was sick. They realize that the road leads to the home for mutants that she lived in as a child, but it is now derelict after SS agents stormed the building and killed its inhabitants.
She agrees to rejoin the fight. From the stolen information, the underground learns that Wes has a criminal background, leading to him leaving for another underground group and that Reed’s father may have been involved with Campbell’s program to turn mutants when he worked for Trask Industries. Now, Campbell and Turner prepare to send these mutants, called Hounds, undercover within the underground. When a DOJ official attempts to stop the pair from using their illegal actions, one of the Hounds makes her have a stroke.
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.
You can certainly tell that The Gifted is working its way towards the finale in a few weeks with a constant stream of reliable quality episodes.
Season 3, Episode 6 – eps3.5_kill-process.inc
This weeks episode of Mr. Robot is largely focused on following Elliot as pick up from the end of the previous episode. Elliot is fully focused on stopping Phase 2 being executed and the New York Data Centre being blown up. To do this, Elliot sneaks into the data centre to access their terminals directly.
Alongside this we see Darlene threaten to report Angela to the FBI, as well as the FBI trying to track down Tyrell.
What I really loved about this episode though was how they portrayed Elliot trying to combat Mr. Robot from within. The show was edited in such a way that this was presented as live blackouts for the most part. We were experiencing the lost time first hand with Elliot.
There was also a scene in the style of the big reveal at the end of Fight Club, where we see Elliot being thrown to the floor and against the walls by himself when he’s actually manifesting as Mr. Robot.
Once again, a superbly shot episode with a fantastic twist at the end.
Season 4, Episode 9 – A Dark Knight: Let Them Eat Pie
Professor Pyg is still our main antagonist in this episode of Gotham and Jim Gordon is getting ever closer to catching him! We see pig kidnapping and killing several of Gotham’s homeless residents which we later find out have been turned into Sweeney Todd style pies to serve at a dinner party later in the episode.
For some strange reason, the writers added a musical number into the middle of this episode and while it didn’t feel out of place, it was a bit of a surprise! However, with the creators of Gotham embracing its absurdity, I kind of liked it.
We also saw Jim square up to Professor Pyg in a fantastically choreographed hand to hand/knife combat scene making this one of my favourite episodes of the season so far.
Roll The Credits!
Mr Robot takes the crown once again for me this week. The editing team are doing such a fantastic job at the moment and Rami Malik just shines through, especially in the tunnel scene where he has to fight himself as Mr. Robot.
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.