Category Archives: Reviews

Starting in early 2012 I decided that I would make a habit of reviewing everything I read and all the movies I watched. On top of that I’ve begun to review other products and sometimes tv shows as well.

These reviews are just my personal thoughts on my entertainment choices. I wouldn’t use them as your sole guide on what to read or watch, but if it helps… great!

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Book Review: The Clockwork Giant by Brooke Johnson

Okay so this is a slightly unusual situ­a­tion. I'm reviewing a book that won't be published until 2015, but it was published when I bought it. That's because the author self-published and then subse­quently sold the book and a sequel to a major publisher. That expla­na­tion out of the way let's talk about The Clock­work Giant by Brooke Johnson. It's a Young Adult novel with a steam­punk setting and a heavy emphasis on romance.

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Doctor Who Review: S08E09 — Flatline

Oh this was such a good episode. Doctor Who is a juggling act and th best episodes manage to give you humor, fear, action and a big idea all in a single package. It's not easy, but when it works it's great. This worked. Writer Jamie Math­ieson came through with a script that was actu­ally even stronger than Mummy On The Orient Express, which is no small achievement.

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TV Review — Supernatural S10E02 — Reichenbach

After a lack­luster start to the new season, Super­nat­ural comes roaring back with a much more impres­sive episode that actu­ally has a bit of bite to it. It's pretty much a direct contin­u­a­tion from Black, but Reichen­bach  has a very different feel to the Super­nat­ural season première. There's an edge here that was sadly lacking in episode one. What's In A Name? It's an inter­esting choice of name don't you think?

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Doctor Who Review: S08E08 — Mummy On The Orient Express

For the last few years Doctor Who has been fixated on high concept episodes. Big, bold ideas of the sort you could imagine people mashing together and throwing out on twitter. There's not a lot of room for subtlety in these ideas though. In fact subtlety is some­thing we aren't seeing very much of in Doctor Who currently. Even the latest title sequence is an exer­cise in hitting the viewers over the head.

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TV Revew: Arrow S03E01 — The Calm

Season 3 of Arrow starts with things in a good place for Team Arrow, showing us everyone working together happily and effec­tively like… well an actual team. This is not normal for this show. And speaking of not normally Oliver seems almost, happy, for once. Which is completely contrary to the normally sulky indi­vidual we are used to.

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