Category: Television Reviews

REVIEW: Hawkeye – Episode 3 “Echoes”

“Echoes” is the most frustrating kind of episode. On the one hand, it’s easily the best Hawkeye’s been yet and has some excellent character work and a fun action sequence. However, it’s also got the show’s shortcomings in full effect, and the contrast teases what Hawkeye could have and s...

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REVIEW: The Flash – Season 8, Episode 3 “Armageddon Part 3”

The beginning of “Armageddon Part 3” scared me. I thought we were bracing for the return of one of my most hated, played-out superhero tropes, something The Flash has done several times (and several times too many). Instead, the third chapter in the miniseries surprised me by arguing against thi...

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REVIEW: Hawkeye – Episode 2 “Hide and Seek”

“Hide and Seek,” the second part of Hawkeye’s premiere twofer, takes one step forward and two steps back. It’s a big improvement in the acting department, but it’s also a meandering drag with a silly sidequest for Clint and plodding melodrama for Kate. And it gives us our first indication ...

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REVIEW: Hawkeye – Episode 1 “Never Meet Your Heroes”

Hawkeye, Marvel’s latest Diseny+ series aimed at replacing one of their beloved heroes with a new… sorry, I mean expanding their already expansive cinematic universe in new and exciting ways, has dropped. (In doing so, it’s made me break my tradition of avoiding Christmas-related activities ti...

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REVIEW: The Flash – Season 8, Episode 2 “Armageddon Part 2”

Is the Flash losing his mind? “Armageddon Part 2” sure makes it seem so. The second in the five-part event that launches season 8, this week’s episode finds Barry trying to prove to Despero that he won’t cause the destruction the alien visitor fears, which may be harder than he thinks. While...

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Kathleen Kennedy on Kenobi, Sequel Trilogy Characters

In an Empire exclusive for their upcoming Book of Boba Fett-themed issue, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy spoke about the upcoming Kenobi series and the fate of characters from her Star Wars sequel trilogy. Of Kenobi’s returning stars, Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen, Kennedy had this to...

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