The Weekly Round-Up – 18/01-24/01

Another week (and a bit…), another late post. This time I’ve got no excuse – it just took me forever to get around to watching the latest Constantine episode. And here’s the kicker: it wasn’t even very good. Ah well! Thankfully, it was joined by several other shows – including welcome returns for The CW’s very own World’s Finest: ArrowThe Flash.

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Upon checking my ratings for both superhero shows, I was shocked to realise that the two are so close. The Scarlet Speedster’s spin-off is doing far better than it should arguably doing in it’s first season – balancing lofty expectations with a wonderfully light tone and interesting weekly stories. And while Arrow has been at a similar level this year, there’s a case that the Emerald Archer has been overshadowed by his buddy!

Joining these three were new episodes from the ever-improving Gotham, and the ever-enigmatic Elementary. Check ’em out below!

Sunday, 18/01

Brooklyn Nine-Nine didn’t air this week

Monday, 19/01

The Blacklist returns 05/02


Gotham, FOX – What The Little Bird Told Him

A second successful episode in a row for Gotham, on the back of its mid-season return. The emphasis on the gang war between Falcone/Fish/Penguin/Maroni highlighted the show’s strongest sub-plot, while The Electrocutioner entertained once again – 8/10

Tuesday, 20/01

Agent Carter didn’t air this week


The Flash, The CW – Revenge Of The Rogues

Well it was cheesy, but it was a hell of a lot of fun too! The Flash returns, and with it comes the Prison Break duo playing Captain Cold and Heat Wave: of course it was gonna be cheesy! A good return, but maybe lacked the dramatic edge of recent episodes – 8/10

Wednesday, 21/01

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Arrow, The CW – Left Behind

I’ve finally realised that Arrow simply isn’t as good as it was last season. That still doesn’t stop it from being a damn fine show! Yes, Oliver’s reincarnation was rushed, but watching the likes of Roy, Dig, Merlyn and finally Laurel step up in his absence was nice – 8/10

Thursday, 22/01

The Big Bang Theory didn’t air this week

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Elementary, CBS – The Illustrious Client

Wow. Once again, I was left incredibly mixed feelings from Elementary. I loved the Girl With A Dragon Tattoo vibe, mixed with the higher stakes, and Kitty going off the rails. The final reveal seemed really dumb – ’til I realised it was classic Conan Doyle – 8/10

Friday, 23/01

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Constantine, NBC – Quid Pro Quo

Hmm. If I can’t seem to sit through a forty minute episode without being distracted by the perils of the internet on six different occasions, then there’s clearly something wrong here. I was really starting to like this show, but this was a total letdown. A damn shame – 6/10

Saturday, 24/01


Catch-Up, N/A


2014/15 Ranking

# Show N E R
1 Homeland SHO 12 8.8
2 Agents Of SHIELD ABC 10 8.7
3 The Flash CW 10 8.5
4 Doctor Who BBC 13 8.4
5 Arrow CW 10 8.4
6 Brooklyn Nine-Nine FOX 13 8.3
7 The Blacklist NBC 8 8.0
8 Agent Carter ABC 3 8.0
9 Elementary CBS 11 7.8
10 The Big Bang Theory CBS 12 7.6
11 Constantine NBC 10 7.6
12 Gotham FOX 12 7.3

Key – N = Network; E = # of Episodes; R = Average Rating

Episode Of The Week: Elementary – The Illustrious Client

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