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The 100: “Rubicon”

Earlier this season, I talked about how The 100 shared a lot of similarities with Lost. It was a fairly obvious comparison. After the first season introduced the mystery of the Grounders (to an extent, this show’s version of the Others), the second season doubled down and lured the audience in with the mystery of the…

Arrow: “Uprising”

The idea of the Arrow—or of Oliver Queen, for that matter—can be a damn dangerous thing. As I touched on last week, only the Arrow could successfully position himself as Starling City’s protector, maybe even its savior. Everyone else who has donned silly costumes to fight crime has been just that: a well-intentioned…

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Arrow: “The Scientist”

As Arrow’s penultimate episode of what has been a highly successful 2013, “The Scientist” finds itself overly concerned with the future. Its main purposes are to set up the immediate threat that will be resolved in next week’s midseason finale, establish the major arcs that will shape the rest of the season now that…