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

Revenge review – 3×19: ‘Allegiance’

TIM DEKAY, MADELEINE STOWE, EMILY VANCAMP

Emily’s (Emily VanCamp) latest plan may have just tipped off her agenda to her greatest enemy. Meanwhile the junior Graysons make a play against Nolan (Gabriel Mann). Let’s bitch it out…

Game Of Thrones review – 4×02: ‘The Lion And The Rose’

GoT wedding, take 2

First there was the Red Wedding. And now there’s…the Purple Wedding? Perhaps the good people of Westeros should reconsider their interest in matrimony. Let’s bitch it out…

Grimm review – 3×18: ‘The Law Of Sacrifice’

Adalind (Claire Coffee) guards her paranormal baby in 'The Laws Of Sacrifice'

It’s a Battle Royale as everyone descends on Portland to get their hands on Adalind’s (Claire Coffee) magical baby. Let’s bitch it out…

Quick Take review – Continuum 3×02: ‘Minute Man’

Liber8 questions Mayor Martin in 'Minute Man'

Kiera (Rachel Nichols) sets out to solve her own murder as Liber8 reunites and the new Mayor finds himself in a spot of trouble. Let’s bitch it out…

Justified review – 5×13: ‘Restitution’

Kendal (Jacob Lofland) and Raylan (Timothy Olyphant) chat about their first kills in the season finale of Justified

Of all the times to be away for work, I had to miss the best episode of the season last week. Thankfully I’m back in time to tackle the season finale, though it’s more about things to come than anything Continue reading

Quick Take review – Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1×17: ‘Turn, Turn, Turn’

Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Coulson (Clark Gregg) end up on the wrong side of HYDRA in 'Turn, Turn, Turn'

I’ve been meaning to check back in on Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. for the last few episodes, but – like many viewers – I was particularly interested to see what happens considering the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Let’s bitch it Continue reading

Revenge review – 3×18: ‘Blood’

ROGER BART

Everyone is getting into the REVENGE! business as the Graysons step up their efforts to take out their competitors. I sense a ranking list ahead. Let’s bitch it out…

Game Of Thrones review – 4×01: ‘Two Swords’

Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) meets the Red Viper (X) in the season premiere of HBO's Game Of Thrones

After the interminable winter that North America has suffered through, it’s a relief to return to the world of Westeros where winter is still just a threat. That’s right, folks, television’s best epic fantasy series has returned! Let’s bitch it Continue reading

Quick Take review – Bitten 1×13: ‘Ready’

Elena (Laura Vandervoort) puts an end to Leblance (Thomas Caravaggio) in the season finale of Bitten

It’s season (series?) finale time on Bitten, which seems like a good time to discuss the show’s misogynistic tendencies. Let’s bitch it out…