Look at all the pretty lights. – Or flames. We open this episode with a creepy visual of a discarded plush toy laying amidst burning wreckage on a road. We don’t see this stuffed animal’s face but I’m instantly imbibed with a chill, I’m guessing this toy is “Pooka”. A disembodied voice echoes in a creepy whisper as an overlay of flashing red and blue lights instills the visual of police cars. A man lingers in the shadows, face captured by the neon prism of color.
If you’re a fan of The Vampire Diaries then stock up on the tissues before diving into the latest episode of Legacies, it’s full of plenty of nods to the parent series that will make nostalgic fans weepy.
It’s not even the midseason finale of Legacies yet but the show just delivered its best episode yet. “Mombie Dearest” is not only a tribute to The Vampire Diaries universe as a whole, but a well-written, terrifically acted, and thoroughly entertaining chapter. It proves Legacies has a right to stand amongst its predecessors and sparkle with some of the same magic that made those shows so popular.
Guilt, an episode revolving around the regrets and remorse each character struggles with, brings some of the biggest shocks on Tell Me A Story yet.
When speaking of guilt, it’s impossible not to think of Tell Me A Story’s resident bartender, and the youngest of the “three little pigs”, Eddie. He has struggled to come to terms with what happened during the bank heist since the pilot episode. He’s a bit like the scrappy runt of a puppy litter. Now, more than ever, Eddie is trying to find peace after being an accomplice to Beth Miller’s death. Which is hard to do when her grief-stricken fiancé goes off the deep end and begins stalking him.
Will has a new anti-smartphone agenda he wants to get all the other parents involved in at the next Parent’s Social Night. It’s time for them to make a pledge promising they won’t get their kids cellphones until eighth grade. Meanwhile, Douglas is trying to track down the person who stole his revered Ronald Reagan White House collectible pen at last year’s social night, as the title would suggest.
No kids this week as this episode centers entirely on the parents.
“Ronald Reagan’s White House Collectible Pen” was written by Ali Kinney and directed by Trent O’Donnell.
It’s homecoming season on All American and California Love takes us to Beverly High’s glamorous school dance before the big game.
We’ve got a real love rectangle on our hands in All American this week. Asher cheated on Layla with Olivia and Layla cheated on Asher with Spencer – who Olivia also has feelings for. What a tangled web these teens are weaving and this episode was an explosive one that blew the lid off just about every twisted entanglement that’s occurred so far. We even got some insight into the fabled Grace/Billy relationship of yesteryear.
“Red Flags and Parades” is a fitting title for an episode that exposed a multitude of the gleaming red flags adorning John Meehan. Episode 2 of Dirty John was written by Evan Wright and once again directed by Jeffrey Reiner.
Since one of the most important motifs this week is the enigmatic red flag (for Debra anyways, who can’t seem to see them even when they’re waved in her face, but more on why that is later), I thought I would list some of the biggest ones of the episode…
Delving inside the mind of a teenage boy with psychopathic tendencies, Born to Kill is an unsettling Channel 4 miniseries that may have flown under your radar.
With the bountiful amount of media available across all streaming services on a monthly basis, it’s easy to miss a few diamonds in the rough. Born to Kill is an excellent psychological thriller I missed out on when it debuted this past spring, but thanks to Shudder, I was able to binge all four episodes in one sitting.