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A Random Episode of… Defiance

A Random Episode of… Defiance

May 25, 2013

  Several episodes in, Defiance isn’t exactly what I expected, and it has definitely taken its sweet time finding its footing. There are still entire plot lines that either don’t make sense or feel like misfires. But I think that over the past few weeks the show is starting to really figure itself out. Sure, it has aliens, but it often edges towards...

A Random Episode of… Cult

A Random Episode of… Cult

Mar 16, 2013

The oldest of my old saws is that it’s not the premise that makes a movie or TV show good or bad, it’s the execution. Well, Cult has a premise that’s absolutely next-level bonkers. It’s so darn crazy that it makes me really wish the execution wasn’t so, so bad. So, what is Cult about? It’s a show on the CW about the murderous...

A Random Episode of… Continuum

A Random Episode of… Continuum

Feb 18, 2013

Long before SyFy changed its name, Canada was the shooting venue of choice for many American genre series. Shows from Stargate to Battlestar Galactica have tried to make the backwoods of British Columbia into as many different planets as possible, Smallville attempted to convince viewers Vancouver was Metropolis, and Supernatural, well, has used Canada as a...

A Random Episode of… Supernatural

A Random Episode of… Supernatural

Feb 1, 2013

Many TV shows have gone on long past there being any reason for them to still be on the air. Supernatural certainly numbers among them. As is not uncommon, the show has starting repeating its plot-lines, but still is capable of showing flashes of the charm of its early years. Where one might find Supernatural unusual is the way that both the repeating and the...

A Random Episode of… Arrow

A Random Episode of… Arrow

Jan 2, 2013

Welcome to A Random Episode, where we at Pop Cults check out whatever episode of a TV series happens to be playing on our cable package and see whether it grabs us. Will we be adding this series to our regular viewing schedule or will it be thrown back onto the scrap heap? Read on to find out… When the CW‘s Arrow debuted a few months ago it...