Category: TV
Reign Report: “Forbidden,” “Tasting Revenge,” “Tempting Fate”
Reign Report: "Forbidden," "Tasting Revenge," "Tempting Fate"Wow, I have been away from this show for a while! (So long was I gone that the show had an episode about a wine tasting called “Tasting Revenge,” which means this show feels way too safe without me. That’s a Xena title, show.) As it turns out, three at a time is the perfect dose in which to watch the show; the plot machine eddies once or twice and ends up actually moving a step ahead almost by accident!…
Reign Reports: “Sins of the Past” and “The End of Mourning”
Reign Reports: "Sins of the Past" and "The End of Mourning"So, we haven’t had a Reign Report here for two episodes! Technically the first one is because I was heading to California for the DC Talent Summit, but let’s be honest, if the episode had been amazing I would have made the time. Instead, it was just a pile of awkwardness with a plot point on top.…
Catwoman and Other News
Catwoman and Other NewsI have some fun bits of news! We’ll start with the big one. DC announced its June titles today; among them is the note that I will be continuing as the writer of CATWOMAN. It wasn’t a sure thing – I was taken on initially for a single arc, and the future was conditional.…
Reign Report: “Banished”
Reign Report: "Banished"Reign is one of the plot-churniest shows I have ever regularly watched, but every so often even this show hits an episode that leaves you feeling like you’re watching 42 minutes of Previously On, or possibly four episodes of a regular show. “Banished” was busy by Reign standards – the dog even makes another appearance!…
Reign Report: “Getaway”
Reign Report: "Getaway"Reign is back from winter break, after introducing a very serious rape subplot to its usual camp stew with very uneven effects. It chose to make its winter debut with an episode about Catherine poisoning her daughter while sexing the ghost of her husband, gay priests who orchestrated the branding of Proestants but agree to stop, Kenna solving a mystery, an orgy party, and a moment where Mary learns to touch men again courtesy of Lord Conde, just to solidify the love triangle.…
Reign Report: “Acts of War”
Reign Report: "Acts of War"So, most of this week’s Reign was like Catherine’s face, but the last ten minutes were more like Claude’s face, because in the midst of more plot-churning “historical” shenanigans, and without any kind of “graphic content” title, the show decided Mary should get raped in a pretty explicit scene. And then the showrunners suggested it was intended to raise the stakes…for Francis.…