The Weekly Round-Up – 01/02-07/02

He’s back! Just in time before he kicks the Avengers butts this Summer, James Spader and The Blacklist make their welcome return to TV – after almost two-and-a-half months! Thankfully, the producers made up for it with a two-part episode – the first of which aired on Sunday night with the Super Bowl, before making the permanent switch to Thursdays.

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It’s ultimately been a big week for the NBC shows actually – with The Blacklist also receiving a (somewhat inevitable) Season 3 renewal this week. Less fortunate, it appears, was Constantine, which wasn’t included in the network’s lengthy list. Despite this, there could still be some hope for the show’s future – either as a late renewal – or by starting a new life on SyFy. Personally, I’m hoping the recent rumours about the latter are true.

Joining these two shows this week are new episodes from Agent CarterGotham, The Flash & more…

Sunday, 01/02


The Blacklist, NBC – Luther Braxton

The Blacklist is back with a bang with a solid Super Bowl episode that manages to blend the show’s complex mythology with a more simple, one-off ‘event’ feel for new viewers. Ron Perlman is great as Braxton – an excellent adversary to Spader’s Red – 8/10

Monday, 02/02


Gotham, FOX – The Fearsome Dr. Crane

“Only in Gotham.” Leslie Thompkins’ words couldn’t be more true. This was utterly ridiculous (as per usual), but it was also kinda… entertaining. Maroni has been a joy to watch on this show. His mind games with Penguin were the highlight this week – 8/10

Tuesday, 03/02

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Agent Carter, ABC – The Iron Ceiling

Over the past few weeks, Agent Carter has quietly risen to the top of the pile as TV’s best comic-book show! Hayley Atwell delivers just the right amount of sass, heart & badassery in the lead role, bouncing off a superb supporting cast of characters – 9/10


The Flash, The CW – Crazy For You

What a fun episode! Don’t get me wrong, there wasn’t much in the way of a ‘plot’, but watching Caitlin and Barry goofing made me realise The Flash cast is currently my favourite ensemble on TV. Once again, John Wesley Shipp brings the feels – 8/10

Wednesday, 04/02

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Arrow, The CW – Uprising

Arrow‘s downward trajectory hit a new low this week with an incredibly disjointed episode that somehow made even Malcolm Merlyn seem boring. Weak direction and plotting were to blame, while Oliver’s whole ‘return’ arc has felt rushed. They also ruined Wildcat – 7/10

Thursday, 05/02


The Big Bang Theory, CBS – The Troll Manifestation

Well look what decided to turn up! I haven’t had much positive to say about TBBT in a while, but this was both relatable and funny to boot. I didn’t enjoy the girls’  bullying, but once it mellowed their plot got great. The internet troll plot was excellent – 9/10


The Blacklist, NBC – Luther Braxton: Conclusion

More mysteries, not enough answers. Is anyone else thinking this is starting to feel like Lost? Except, Lost‘s weekly episodes were significantly stronger. I can’t help but loathe ‘The Fulcrum’ macguffin. The music choices are fantastic as ever though – 7/10

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Elementary, CBS – Hemlock

After the pulsating events of last week, this plodding, episodic affair couldn’t help but feel a little disappointing. Burdened by a mystery lacking in either intrigue or twists, the only highlight was the episode’s surprising conclusion. Oh, and Clyde the artist – 7/10

Friday, 06/02

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Constantine, NBC – Angels And Ministers Of Grace

The brain tumour plot helped reinvigorate some much needed development into Zed’s character and relationship with John. Similarly, human Manny ended up being one of the most touching storylines of the series – but the weekly plot was still lacking – 7/10

Saturday, 07/02


2014/15 Ranking

# Show N E R
1 Homeland SHO 12 8.8
2 Agents Of SHIELD ABC 10 8.7
3 Doctor Who BBC 13 8.4
4 The Flash CW 12 8.4
5 Brooklyn Nine-Nine FOX 14 8.3
6 Arrow CW 12 8.3
7 Agent Carter ABC 5 8.2
8 The Blacklist NBC 10 7.9
9 Elementary CBS 13 7.8
10 The Big Bang Theory CBS 14 7.6
11 Constantine NBC 12 7.6
12 Gotham FOX 14 7.3

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

Episode Of The Week: Agent Carter – The Iron Ceiling

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