Three distinct storylines, tightly coupled but wholly independent once again, come together at long last by the end of this episode. From Jennifer's nightmares and confrontation with Olivia to Ramse and Cole's journey back to 2007 and Deacon and Cassie's daring escape from Titan, we're all over the timeline, everyone desperately trying to protect someone.
Introduction The best line of the whole episode, to encapsulate the varying degrees of enemies represented, was Katarina's: my friend's friend is no more trustworthy than my enemy's enemy. Alliances have changed so much for these core characters, and clearly will continue to change, that the concept of enemy is in constant flux. Time was the enemy for a while, but as … Continue reading 12 Monkeys: Enemy
Long gone are the days when, if you wanted Jennifer to do something... you told her not to it. For better or worse, joining the fight against time, instead of always being on the periphery, has significantly helped Jennifer to focus her insanity.
Introduction Since 12 Monkeys began, one characteristic of its storytelling that has impressed me most is its unapologetic dedication to presenting more than one side, approach or tactic to every circumstance. Every mission, every conundrum, provokes fatalism from one character (and, often, defeatism) and idealism from another. Interestingly, neither side succumbs to a passive approach … Continue reading 12 Monkeys: Mother
POWER HOUR Directed By: David Frazee Written By: Todd Ireland & Jeremy Smith Are we halfway into the season, or is the season halfway gone? I’ve been saying that it’s halfway over, already, and my rather bleak, glass-half-empty outlook has more to do with the sadness of this show being so close to its end … Continue reading Continuum: Power Hour
Earth Kills Directed By: Dean White Written By: Sarah Fain & Elizabeth Craft From Earth Skills to Earth Kills, The Hundred, minus 6 or so, got a very raw look at just how deadly the surface of the Earth can be. In my previous post I talked about the internal and external threats that each … Continue reading The 100: Earth Kills
RUSH HOUR Directed By: Pat Williams Written By: Simon Barry War: what is it good for? (Absolutely nothing.) It’s the only scene from Rush Hour with Jackie Chan that I’ve actually seen, so of course I had to say something about it. But, of course, now I’m thinking about war and what it is good … Continue reading Continuum: Rush Hour
Earth Skills Directed By: Dean White Written By: Jason Rothenberg The second episode of The 100 picks up right where the pilot left off: the kids running away from the river in terror after Jasper was speared through the chest from 300 yards away. As second episodes go, this one lost none of the moment … Continue reading The 100: Earth Skills
Series Created By: Jason Rothenberg Directed By: Bharat Nalluri Written By: Jason Rothenberg Spoiler-Free Series Preview This began as simply a post to recommend The 100, after it had been recommended to me, but it evolved into something I think I'd like to follow in an analysis capacity, particularly as I just finished season 2. … Continue reading The 100: Pilot
Season 4 Spoilers Ahead My last Continuum blog was posted on June 28, 2014, and it really feels like it's been that long. Since then, Falling Skies finished it's run, in true flopping fashion, I began podcasting for Arrow, and I've been blogging for businesses, rather than television shows. It feels good to sit back … Continue reading Continuum: Lost Hours