Howdy ladies and gents, and welcome to post #16 on What I’m Currently Watching where I give you a tiny update on what TV-based stuff I’m watching and give mini reviews/impressions on them. This week I’ve been behind schedule with several shows so I’m literally going to be doing just three reviews this time round because I’m short on time. With that out of the way let’s talk about some TV! 😀 Oh and careful for minor spoilers below…
The Flash “Running to Stand Still”
This week’s episode of The Flash was awesome, nuff said. I mean besides a few nitpicks I had with Patty Spivot’s storyline, this episode was hella good featuring some of the best humour, drama and collection of characters together in one episode for a while. One of the key elements that stood out were the villains, not so much Weather Wizard, but more so Captain Cold and Trickster. Wentworth Miller continues to kill it in this role proving such a fun and engaging performance nd while his character is a villain, he’s definitely starting to show signs of being good with his warning to Barry about the upcoming attacks. While Trickster on the other hand that guy is just evil, he’s crazy, whether he’s making announcements of TV, dressing up as Santa or signing weird versions of Christmas songs, Trickster makes it clear he’s out to do no good and Mark Hamill, dear god, I love this man, he just ate up every scene he was in and I loved every second he was on-screen. And he took lines and did things that would probably come across as cheesy if any other person was doing it, but Hamill made it work. Oh and there was some awesome dramatic moments with Joe and Iris in regards to Francine and her hidden son, the acting in those scenes were awesome. There were also some great scenes with Earth-2 Wells and discovering what he’s been up to with Zoom and learning about Zoom’s ultimate plan to steal Barry’s power once he’s much faster which was cool. Oh and seeing Wally West getting introduced was nice too, can’t wait to see what will happen with him in the future. As I said before there were a lot of great humour in this episode, but my favourite line probably of the show so far was Cisco saying to Caitlin and Jay: “Oh lord just kiss already. The thirst is real.” Best. Line. Ever.
Arrow (Season 4) “Dark Waters”
This week’s episode of Arrow was pretty interesting with Oliver finally calling out Damien Darhk on his evil plans, only for Darhk to come along and crash a party, have a good few people killed and then steal several of Oliver’s key people in an effort to see what he’d do when the people closest to him were in a tight spot. I appreciated how everyone had a purpose and it really felt like this episode got Arrow back on track to what I liked about the show in the first two seasons. I loved Darhk in this episode, still just as charismatic, fun and humourous as ever and I also liked how Felicity found out about her mother’s relationship with Quentin Lance too. Once again I didn’t care for the flashback sequences as they felt completely irrelevant and didn’t hold my interest at all, but the ending was certainly interesting with Felicity getting shot during that chaotic shoot out sequence in the limo, I wonder if she’ll die?
Star Wars Rebels (Season 2) “Legacy”
I thought this week’s episode of Rebels was pretty good. I’ve seen and heard some complaints about the show’s heavy focus on Ezra and Kanan or the fact that some people just aren’t fans of Ezra or that this episode didn’t progress any of the new plot created in this season, but for me this episode was mainly about closure for Ezra and finally finding out about what happened to his parents. I wasn’t keen on Ezra at the start of season 1, but he’s come a long way and he really is becoming an interesting character, from his interactions with the Force to seeing him use his Jedi trying to take out stormtroopers and Agent Kallus with ease, the dude’s becoming more powerful and badass by the day… And looking more and more like he could turn to the dark side, did you see how aggressively he went after the Fifth Brother and Seventh Sister? How crazy would that fight have been had Kanan not intervened? It was also great to see Ezra acknowledge and thank Kana and Hera for all the help that they’ve given him. Oh and I can’t talk about this episode without mentioning how great it was to see Hera in her leadership position helping out Rex and Sato in that escape mission when the Empire tried to capture them.
Well that’s what I’ve been watching. So have you seen or plan to watch any of these shows? If you have any thoughts be sure to drop a comment below and let me know what TV shows you’re currently watching too. Until next time, laters! 😀