Saiya Floyd

The past few weeks of Outlander have been very intense. Dangerous rescue missions, witch trials, duels, and Claire confessing to Jamie that she’s from the future. It would be hard to keep that up, and with “Lallybroch”, the show loses some momentum. While it had some good scenes and a lot of strong emotional points, […]

  Saiya Floyd

On March 12, 2015, I had the pleasure of attending a PaleyFest panel for one of my favorite new shows of the 2014-2015 season: Outlander, which has been on hiatus since September. As moderator Kristin dos Santos said, we’ve survived the Droughtlander. The audience first watched ‘The Reckoning’, the first post-hiatus episode, which will premiere […]

  Saiya Floyd

Brooklyn Nine Nine (FOX) After binge-watching this comedy series over the summer, I eagerly awaited the second season. It did not disappoint. The characters are zany without being obnoxious. The strong ensemble cast was only enhanced by some brilliant guest stars (including Kyra Sedgwick, perfectly cast as Captain Holt’s nemesis). There wasn’t an episode so […]

  Saiya Floyd

April is a really, really long way away from now. And unfortunately, that’s when Outlander will return after it’s action-packed mid-season finale. If you haven’t been watching this addictive show, you have several months to catch up. Also if you haven’t watched, stop reading this, because there are spoilers. Just watch the show instead. The […]

  Saiya Floyd

With only two episodes left before its hiatus,Outlander is stepping things up, raising the stakes, and setting the characters on paths they can’t come back from. (Spoilers ahead) Claire is still stuck in the 18th century. As soon as she starts having an internal monologue about how close she is to getting back to her […]

  Saiya Floyd

In the latest Outlander, even as Claire schemes to get away from Castle Leoch, she learns more about the past she’s trapped in. Last week, Claire mused that perhaps the people from the past weren’t so different from the people in her original timeline. That was not the theme in ‘The Way Out’, when you […]

  Saiya Floyd

Starz does this thing where they usually put the first episode of their new shows online in advance for free. I’ve taken advantage of this a few times (The White Queen, Black Sails) and thought the shows were entertaining, if flawed, but had the potential to be good. After that initial episode though, the episodes […]

  Saiya Floyd

Starz has had a problem of late, where they announce shows that sound absolutely amazing, but when they actually premiere, they fall miserably flat. It happened last fall with The White Queen, and it happened again this week with Black Sails. It should have been brilliant: a pirate show starring Toby Stephens? Yes please. Stephens […]

  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 […]

  Matt Dodge

“You are bright, but there is an ocean of knowledge that is still hidden from you.” Da Vinci’s Demons airs on the STARZ network, and aims to tell the story of young Leonardo Da Vinci, inventor, painter, genius, and, judging by his portrayal on the show, huge jerk. Seriously, the Da Vinci that we’re supposed […]