Category: Recaps

Doctor Who Recap: Knock Knock

Doctor Who – Season 10 Episode 04 Knock Knock Written by Mike Bartlett Directed by Bill Anderson Another week, another Who. This season is off to a stellar start and hopefully the trend continues with tonight’s episode which seems to be a haunted house story starring Hercule Poiret himself, David Suchet. At this point, the chemistry between Bill and the Doctor would get me through even the worst Doctor Who but let’s hope they keep up this winning streak. Recap We open with Bill and a group of other youngsters going house hunting and looking at a bunch of...

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The Handmaid’s Tale: Weekly Recap

This week, the first three episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale were released for US audiences on Hulu. The remaining seven episodes will be released weekly on Wednesdays. This Hulu original adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel is directed by Reed Morano with a screenplay written by Bruce Miller, and stars Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Alexis Bledel, and Samira Wiley, among others. I’ll be providing synopses each week, with some commentary. Note that I won’t be drawing any comparisons to the novel, as I haven’t read it (though, just to defend my credibility, I must add that I’ve read several...

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Doctor Who Recap: Thin Ice

DOCTOR WHO – SEASON 10, EPISODE 03 THIN ICE WRITTEN BY SUSAN DOLLARD DIRECTED BY BILL ANDERSON Another week, another Doctor Who episode. So far so good, with this season showing an abundance of energy and fun that was sometimes missing from the other Capaldi seasons. We’ve had something in the present and something in the future, so now it’s time to take Bill into the past. I’m always enjoy a good Doctor Who history adventure so let’s get into it. Recap We open exactly where we closed last episode, on the frozen Thames facing an elephant. They retreat back into...

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Doctor Who Recap: Smile

DOCTOR WHO – SEASON 10, EPISODE 02 SMILE WRITTEN BY FRANK COTTRELL-BOYCE DIRECTED BY LAWRENCE GOUGH My brother lives in Valencia and once had an apartment that overlooked the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias where this episode is filmed. The Arts and Sciences, as its known, is an incredible structure that I have visited many times when seeing my brother and his family. The last time I went there was about a week before this episode was filmed so I missed my chance to meet the Doctor and I’m still not really over it. Anyway, this episode...

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Doctor Who Recap: The Pilot

Doctor Who – Season 10, Episode 01 The Pilot Written by Steven Moffat Directed by Lawrence Gough Doctor Who is back! And Audiences Everywhere are going to be covering each episode of Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat’s final season of the show. The trailers look good, the cast is good, and Moffat strikes me as the type who likes to save the big fireworks for the end. Now, though, it’s time for new beginnings and a new companion to join the TARDIS crew. Recap We open on a bedroom, a clock ticking. Nardole enters with Bill (who we know...

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