Saiya Floyd

After two years, Sherlock returns to the air. Was it worth the wait? Short answer: no. Long answer: hell no. To be fair to the writers, it was going to be nearly impossible to please everyone after a two year gap between seasons, especially since season two ended with the big question of how Sherlock […]

  Saiya Floyd

Downton Abbey this week started out feeling like a rehash of earlier seasons, but towards the end of the episode, took a dark turn that felt grim and unexpected for the period drama. The majority of the episode centered around the Granthams throwing a house party. It involved inviting a lot of rich people and […]

  Saiya Floyd

Downton Abbey’s season premiere had a lot of things going on, but the problem was, I only cared about half of them. The show has always had the challenge of balancing its large ensemble cast. That challenge was obvious in the season premiere, where there was the usual cast, a few new faces, and several […]

  Saiya Floyd

The “Day of the Doctor” has finally arrived. As a standalone episode, it was fantastic. As a celebration of the past 50 years of the show? …it could have done better. The 50th anniversary special was one of the best episodes the show has had in a long time. The pacing was great; it featured […]

  Saiya Floyd

If you’ve been following our coverage leading up to the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary (which you should be; catch Parts I, II, III and IV now), you might have noticed a lack of Classic Who. This wasn’t intended as a slight against the earlier episodes; it wasn’t included because I am fairly new to Classic […]

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The countdown to the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special continues. As the day finally arrives, we have two final lists for you. Read on for our 6 favourite companions of the modern era. Read the Rest of Our Special Coverage: Part I (12 most memorable moments: HERE), Part II (our 12 favourite guest stars) HERE and Part […]

We trust that you’ve read Part I (12 most memorable moments: HERE) and Part II (our 12 favourite guest stars: HERE) of our Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Celebration, so here’s Part III. And don’t forget Part IV (top 6 modern companions: HERE).  Here are our picks for the top episodes since the show came back in 2005. (Storylines that were made up of multiple episodes […]

  Saiya Floyd

Read Part I of our Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Celebration (12 most memorable moments) HERE, Part III (12 best episodes of the revived series) HERE and Part IV (top 6 modern companions) HERE. *Spoilers Ahead* Given the close-knittedness of the British acting pool, it should come as no surprise that Doctor Who has had some amazing guest stars over […]

  Saiya Floyd

As the first part of our Doctor Who 50th Anniversary celebration, and in honor of the 12 (or soon to be 12) incarnations of the Doctor, we’re taking a look back at 12 of the most memorable moments the show has had since its 2005 revival. Read Part II (our 12 favourite guest stars) HERE, Part […]

  Saiya Floyd

BBC America’s Broadchurch was an emotional equivalent of a punch to the face. It was a fitting end to a dark, intense season that depicted a small, tight knit community slowly crumble. The catalyst to the series was the murder of 11-year old Danny Latimer. The killer was finally revealed in the finale. It seemed […]

  Saiya Floyd

Luther is back for four new episodes. Now in its third season, Luther takes a look into its titular character’s past to fuel much of its drama. (A few spoilers ahead). As ever, Luther raises uncomfortable questions about ethics in police work: how far is too far in the pursuit of justice? Idris Elba plays […]

  Saiya Floyd

When I heard there was going to be a mini-series about the women behind the War of the Roses, I was psyched. A series focusing on awesome historical ladies? Yes please, that is right up my alley. I spent a good part of my summer reading up on English queens (She Wolves by Helen Castor […]

  Saiya Floyd

BBC’s Broadchurch, which premiered this week on BBC America, is a bleak look at how a tragedy can shake a seemingly idyllic small town. In the first episode, a local boy, Danny Latimer is found dead on a beach. An investigation is launched as the town struggles to accept such a terrible thing could have […]

  Saiya Floyd

(spoilers ahead) The season 7 finale of Doctor Who was much more intimate and personal than finales of the past. While it was a nice change of pace and there were strong emotional moments, at times it felt lacking in scale. It would have been a much stronger episode were it not preceded by an […]

  Saiya Floyd

When I first heard about Vicious, it sounded like everything I wanted in a show, but didn’t realize I wanted until the final product actually existed. ITV’s new comedy stars Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi as Freddie and Stuart, a couple of nearly 50 years. It’s 20 minutes of good fun with a charismatic cast. […]

  Saiya Floyd

Every season of Doctor Who has an obligatory Doctor-lite episode in which the Doctor and his current companion will occasionally pop up, but the real focus of the episode isn’t a regular character. These episodes tend to go towards extremes. They can be like Season 3’s ‘Blink’, which consistently crops up on lists of best […]

  Saiya Floyd

The latest Doctor Who episode was an ambitious, though ultimately underwhelming outing. It heavily featured one character (the TARDIS itself), while leaving the other players on the sidelines development wise. The best part of the episode was seeing more of the TARDIS. Most episodes are restricted to the console room. The only other episode to […]

  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’ […]

  Saiya Floyd

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, […]

  Saiya Floyd

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 […]

  Saiya Floyd

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, […]

  Saiya Floyd

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 […]

  Saiya Floyd

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 […]

  Saiya Floyd

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, […]