Saiya Floyd

The latest Doctor Who episode, ‘Hide’ has easily been my favorite episode of the season thus far. Season 7 has felt like it was lacking something. The episodes thus far haven’t been bad per se, but they haven’t been great either. And worse, they seem to be missing a certain intangible quality, a Whoness. ‘Hide’ […]

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Spoilers below!  ‘Cold War’ is the latest Doctor Who episode this season to harken back to the show’s early days by bringing back a Classic Who monster, the Ice Warriors. Although the episode had some strong moments, ultimately it was filled with forgettable characters and a weak conclusion. Taking place on a submarine in 1983, […]

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‘The Rings of Akhaten’ was an enjoyable though not especially memorable episode of Doctor Who. Though it featured an interesting location and insight into Clara’s character, the episode’s villain felt like it was added as an afterthought and lead to an anti-climactic conclusion. The main conflict of the episode didn’t start until about half way […]

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Doctor Who’s midseason opener, ‘The Bells of Saint John’ was a fantastic starting point for new companion Clara, but ultimately was weighed down by problems stemming from the past. The concept behind the episode was clever- something is in the WiFi. In our digital age, the idea that something could be lurking in the Internet, […]

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History Channel’s new mini-series Vikings is a lot tamer than one would expect, considering the subject matter. The first episode set up a lot, and consequently the premiere felt like it was on the edge of something substantial happening. Instead of bringing a lot of blood and gore (there was still some), it focused on […]

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Downton Abbey’s dramatic third season finale was full of progress and change. The changes were subtle at first, before reaching an ending that changed the course of the show. At first, I was frustrated with this episode. Like the show’s patriarch, Robert, it seemed Downton was digging its heels at anything that strayed from a […]

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Downton Abbey can be a wildly inconsistent show. When it’s good, it’s an award winning period drama with plots that focus on historical and class issues. When it’s bad, it’s a melodrama with pretty costumes and plots worthy of the most ridiculous soap operas. It still wins awards, but you catch my drift. This week, […]

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If Merlin’s season 5 two-part premiere is any indication, it’s going to be a very frustrating final season indeed. The majority of my problems with this episode lie with the main villain- Morgana. The episodes centered around her desperately trying to find the Diamair- a key to all knowledge that will tell her what Arthur’s […]

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This week marks the beginning of the end for BBC’s Merlin as it enters its fifth and final season. Merlin is a retelling of Arthurian myth. Set in a Camelot where magic is banned, Merlin meets and befriends Prince Arthur. Magical shenanigans ensue. I have a love/hate relationship with Merlin. The  My TV verdict of […]

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Change is knocking on Downton’s door, and not a moment too soon. Downton Abbey starts its Season 3 by mixing things up, and so far, it seems to be for the best. At the center of Downton Abbey is the relationship between Mary and Matthew. It’s been a will they, won’t they, yes they will, […]

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After just six episodes, BBC’s The Hour has wrapped up its intense, brilliant, though not flawless second season. (*This is a review of the entire season, so there will be some spoilers ahead.*) The plot this year was incredible. The season premiere indicated this season would focus on domestic violence and vice. While the team […]

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Merry Christmas, Whovians! In this year’s Christmas special ‘The Snowmen’, we got a brand new companion. Jenna Louise Coleman technically made her debut in the fall as the soufflé baking genius Oswin Oswald in ‘Asylum of the Daleks’. Oswin was actually a Dalek, and died at the end of the episode. Which is why it’s […]

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If you’re not watching the BBC’s The Hour, you’re missing an exquisite drama featuring a very talented, very British cast. Romola Garai and Ben Whishaw star as best friends and should be lovers Bel Rowley and Freddie Lyon. (Full disclosure: Garai and Whishaw are two of my favorite young actors, so I was predisposed to […]

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Doctor Who’s mid-season finale ‘The Angels Take Manhattan” is a physically challenging episode for the viewer. As with any episode featuring the Weeping Angels, your first instinct is to not blink. But by the end of the episode, it is very likely you’ll end up in tears; it’s very hard to decide what to do […]

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Amy narrates how different Doctor life (aliens, explosions, running) is to normal life (what the rest of us deal with). Amy and Rory discuss choosing between the two, but worlds collide as a mysterious black appears in the Ponds’ bedroom as they sleep. The little black boxes are actually all over the world. Brian (Rory’s […]

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This week in Doctor Who, we take a trip to the Wild West. Or, Doctor Who’s version of it. Open with a spaceship crashing. The survivor of the crash comes face to face with a cyborg gunslinger. The Gunslinger shoots the man. The man asks if he is the last one. The Gunslinger replies, “There’s […]

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When marketing this week’s Doctor Who, ‘Dinosaurs on a Spaceship’, the focus was of course, dinosaurs and a spaceship. Yes, yes, you spent a lot of your budget on those, and they were admittedly very cool. Personally, I was way more excited about this week’s guest stars. Lestrade from Sherlock had a big gun! Peep […]

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… and as weird and wonderful as ever. We open with a mysterious woman asking the Doctor for help: the Daleks have her daughter. The woman claims to have escaped, but the Doctor has another theory- the woman is a trap. She confirms this when a Dalek eyestalk grows out of her forehead and a […]

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Okay Sherlockians. Holmies? Fans of BBC’s brilliant Sherlock, it’s time for the final episode of series 2, ‘The Reichenbach Fall’. We open with John sitting in a therapy session. His therapist wants to know why he’s there, since she hasn’t seen him basically since the pilot, ‘A Study in Pink’. John says it’s because “My […]

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It’s time for another recap for the latest installment of Sherlock. This week, Sherlock and John investigate ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’, based on one of Conan Doyle’s more famous Sherlock stories. This is a brief recap, so there are spoilers! Back at 221B Baker Street, Sherlock is going through cigarette withdrawals, making him extra […]

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Sherlock’s back in the US! After Peter’s awesome review of Series 2, everyone is excited, right? Here is a spoiler-heavy recap of “Scandal in Belgravia”. We pick up right where we left Series 1. Our heroes Sherlock and John are in a showdown with Moriarty. It’s a tense face off, when suddenly the Bee Gees […]

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So there’s this British show Doctor Who. You may have heard about it. In a nutshell, it’s about an alien and his friends who travel through time and space in his time machine/space craft called the TARDIS (which looks like a 1960’s police box) as they face a new foe every week. It’s a show that […]