About cinephilactic

cinephilactic is a university contract instructor in Film Studies. He is an avid TV watcher, particularly science-fiction, fantasy and drama series. His favourite shows currently airing on TV include The Good Wife, Breaking Bad, Justified, Hannibal, Game Of Thrones and a smattering of shows on The CW. He has a tendency to "hate-watch" particular shows and likes to think that his sarcastic voice comes through in his reviews, though sometimes he's just being bitchy

Quick Take review – Penny Dreadful 2×09: ‘And Hell Itself My Only Foe’

Josh Hartnett as Ethan Chandler and Eva Green as Vanessa Ives in Penny Dreadful (season 2, episode 9). - Photo: Jonathan Hession/SHOWTIME - Photo ID: PennyDreadful_209_1883

Penny Dreadful doles out cruel and unusual punishment in an excellent penultimate episode that builds to a series of stunning cliffhangers. Let’s bitch it out…

Humans 1×01 review: ‘Episode 1′


AMC and the UK’s Channel 4 team up for new drama series Humans, an adaptation of a beloved (albeit little seen) Swedish series about a near future world of robot workers. Let’s bitch it out…

Quick Take review – Penny Dreadful 2×08: ‘Memento Mori’


Can an episode of Penny Dreadful survive without the presence of its greatest asset, Eva Green? ‘Memento Mori’ strives to answer this pressing question. Let’s bitch it out…

Orphan Black 3×10 review: ‘History Yet To Be Written’


Just like that we’re back to the beginning. S3 of Orphan Black reintroduces the series’ original villains as the mythology becoming increasingly (needlessly?) complicated. Let’s bitch it out…