Author Archives: Cailin Coane

HOOTEN AND THE LADY Review: “Moscow”

hooten and the lady excerptSeason 1, Episode 6 – In this week’s episode of Hooten and the Lady, Alex and Hooten head to Moscow to chase down the fifty-first Faberge egg. Standing in their way is an old university rival of Alex’s who is now working for a black market collector, who, Hooten discovers, may be the man who murdered his wife and son.

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HOOTEN AND THE LADY Review: “Ethiopia”

hooten and the lady excerptSeason 1, Episode 5 – In this week’s episode of Hooten and the Lady, Alex is off to rescue her assistant Ella, who has been kidnapped by bandits during an expedition in Ethiopia. In exchange for Ella, the bandits force Alex to find the lost treasure of the Queen of Sheba, with Hooten in tow.

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HOOTEN AND THE LADY Review: “Bhutan”

hooten and the lady excerptSeason 1, Episode 4 – In this week’s episode of Hooten and the Lady, Alex enlists Hooten to join her on a quest to Bhutan to find a scroll written by the Buddha himself. Matters get complicated when Hooten is poisoned by one of the village elders to make sure he returns with the scroll.

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STILL STAR-CROSSED Review: “Something Wicked This Way Comes”

still star-crossed excerptSeason 1, Episode 7 – In the season finale of Still Star-Crossed, Benvolio is sentenced to be executed as Rosaline rushes to prove his innocence. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to the Montagues and Capulets, Paris initiates his takeover of Verona as the two families sign an agreement, by Escalus’ decree, that Benvolio’s death will bring peace between them.

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HOOTEN AND THE LADY Review: “Egypt”

hooten and the lady excerptSeason 1, Episode 3 – In this week’s episode of Hooten and the Lady, Alex and Hooten are in Egypt hunting down the tomb of Alexander the Great. Unfortunately, some of the locals have the same idea with far more nefarious intentions, and so it becomes a race to the treasure between Alex and Hooten and a cult that’s been searching for Alexander’s tomb for centuries.

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STILL STAR-CROSSED Review: “Hell Is Empty and All The Devils Are Here”

still star-crossed excerptSeason 1, Episode 6 – In this week’s episode of Still Star-Crossed, Paris schemes to take the throne and wed Livia with the help of Lady Capulet. Meanwhile, Montague and Capulet’s feud over the construction of the cathedral leads to violence and deception on all sides. Rosaline, threatened by Paris, must choose to save either Benvolio or her sister.

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HOOTEN AND THE LADY Review: “Rome”

hooten and the lady excerptSeason 1, Episode 2 – In this week’s episode of Hooten and the Lady, Alex and Hooten head to Rome to find the Sybilline book – a holy book that can supposedly predict the future – in the Vatican. As they hunt through the catacombs, take on alligators in the sewers and deface the Sistine Chapel ceiling, the Mafia isn’t far behind with its own plans for the book.

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STILL STAR-CROSSED Review: “Nature Hath Framed Strange Fellows In Her Time”

still star-crossed excerptSeason 1, Episode 5 – In this week’s episode of Still Star-Crossed, Rosaline and Benvolio seek answers for the crimes committed in Verona as Benvolio is being hunted down for murder. Meanwhile, Isabella journeys to Venice to make peace with the doge, but must learn the ways of court politics in order to preserve her honor.

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HOOTEN AND THE LADY Review: “The Amazon”

hooten and the lady excerptSeason 1, Episode 1 – In the season premiere of British series Hooten and the Lady, British noblewoman and adventurer Alex Lindo-Parker teams up with American jewel thief Hooten to find the city of El Dorado. Along the way they encounter attacking Amazon natives, rival jewel thieves, and an embassy guide out to take the city’s gold for himself.

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DOCTOR WHO Review: “The Doctor Falls”

doctor who excerptSeason 10, Episode 12 – In the season finale of Doctor Who, the Doctor fights to save the colony ship from the Cybermen as the Master and Missy plot his demise and Bill comes to terms with having been converted into a Cyberman. Alliances shift and lives are lost as the Doctor takes what could be his last stand, while regeneration is not far away.

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DOCTOR WHO Review: “World Enough And Time”

doctor who excerptSeason 10, Episode 11 – In this week’s episode of Doctor Who, Team TARDIS boards a colony ship only to discover its inhabitants are being experimented upon in order to survive a schism in time created by a black hole. All the human inhabitants, including Bill, are being upgraded – can the Doctor save them in time?

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STILL STAR-CROSSED Review: “All The World’s A Stage”

still star-crossed excerptSeason 1, Episode 3 – In this week’s episode of Still Star-Crossed, Prince Escalus is determined to have Rosaline and Benvolio betrothed to bring peace to Verona. Rosaline and Benvolio both plot their own escape plans, but a mysterious masked figure has ideas of his own to sabotage the betrothal ceremony. Meanwhile, Lord Capulet is having visions of seeing Juliet’s ghost.

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DOCTOR WHO Review: “The Eaters of Light”

doctor who excerptSeason 10, Episode 10 – In this week’s episode of Doctor Who, the Doctor and Bill venture to Scotland, 120 AD, to discover the fate of the lost ninth legion of the Roman empire. What they discover is the remains of the legion and a monster hellbent on destroying it and the world it has been released upon.

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DOCTOR WHO Review: “Empress of Mars”

doctor who excerptSeason 10, Episode 9 – In this week’s episode of Doctor Who, it’s the Ice Warriors versus the Victorians on Mars, with the Doctor and Bill trying to stop the ensuing conflict. What can appease the Ice Queen’s wrath? And can Nardole make it back in the TARDIS in time? Or will he have to risk letting Missy out of the vault?

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STILL STAR-CROSSED Review: “The Course of True Love Never Did Run Smooth”

still star-crossed excerptSeason 1, Episode 2 – In this week’s episode of Still Star-Crossed, Rosaline finds herself engaged to Benvolio, and appeals to Prince Escalus to end the betrothal. Meanwhile, Lord Montague schemes with Benvolio to reveal Lord Capulet’s financial ruin, and Lady Capulet suspects Rosaline of coercing Juliet into committing suicide, using Friar Lawrence as her confidant.

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DOCTOR WHO Review: “The Lie of the Land”

doctor who excerptSeason 10, Episode 8 – In this week’s episode of Doctor Who, the Monks have taken over Earth, recruiting the Doctor to spread their propaganda and leaving Bill and Nardole to save the day. Bill is determined to save the Doctor and the human race from the Monks’ influence, but that will come at the cost of her own life.

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STILL STAR-CROSSED Review: “In Fair Verona, Where We Lay Our Scene”

still star-crossed excerptSeason 1, Episode 1 – In the premiere of Still Star-Crossed, Rosaline Capulet finds herself caught in the aftermath of the deaths of her cousin Juliet and her husband Romeo Montague. The two families are at war, and each sets on its path of destroying the other, using secret marriages and hidden alliances, with newly-crowned Prince Escalus trying to restore peace.

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DOCTOR WHO Review: “The Pyramid at the End of the World”

doctor who excerptSeason 10, Episode 7 – On this week’s episode of Doctor Who, the Monks have invaded and present an ultimatum to the human race: consent to their control of the planet or die. The Doctor, assuming once again his position as the President of the world, must devise a cunning plan to defeat them before the Doomsday Clock strikes midnight.

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DOCTOR WHO Review: “Extremis”

doctor who excerptSeason 10, Episode 6 – In this week’s episode of Doctor Who, the Doctor is called to the Vatican by the pope to read an ancient text that causes all of its readers to commit suicide. Taken into the Vatican’s ancient library, the Doctor must face shifting portals, undead cardinals, and his own guilty conscience before risking reading Veritas.

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DOCTOR WHO Review: “Oxygen”

doctor who excerptSeason 10, Episode 5 – In this week’s Doctor Who, the Doctor, Bill, and Nardole answer a distress call from a space station in the future where oxygen is sold by the breath. When space suits begin attacking their inhabitants who can’t pay, it’s a race against time for the Doctor to save the crew before all the oxygen leaves the station.

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DOCTOR WHO Review: “Knock Knock”

doctor who excerptSeason 10, Episode 4 – In this week’s Doctor Who, the Doctor is on the case when Bill moves into an old house with an odd landlord and a forbidden tower. What’s in the creaking floorboards? Why do roommates keep disappearing? And can they find out the truth before they’re trapped inside the house forever?

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DOCTOR WHO Review: “The Pilot”

doctor who excerptSeason 10, Episode 1 – In the season premiere of Doctor Who, cafeteria worker Bill Potts gets swept up in one of the Doctor’s adventures when a girl suddenly vanishes alongside a mysterious puddle that shows the wrong reflection. The Doctor and Nardole are back to saving the universe, with Bill now along for the ride!

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PURE GENIUS Review: “Lift Me Up”

pure genius excerptSeason 1, Episode 13 – In the series finale of Pure Genius, Angie tries to convince her mother to try nanobot technology from Bunker Hill to treat her cancer, but her mother resists. Meanwhile, Dr. Wallace is in deep trouble when Julianna finds out Bell used the unapproved treatment to try to cure Louis Keating’s GSS.

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PURE GENIUS Review: “I Got This”

pure genius excerptSeason 1, Episode 12 – In this week’s Pure Genius, Dr. C is tasked with performing vocal cord surgery on a famous pop singer who happens to be one of Bell’s friends. Meanwhile, Dr. Wallace and Dr. Brockett struggle to keep a baby alive whose mother was addicted to heroin, and Angie’s mom is keeping a terrible secret from her.

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A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS Review: Episodes 5-8

lemony snicket excerptSeason 1, Episodes 5-8 – In the second half of A Series of Unfortunate Events, the Baudelaire orphans face a hurricane, carnivorous leeches, hard labor, and an evil hypnotizing optometrist in their search for the truth behind the deaths of their parents. Meanwhile, Count Olaf is never far behind, using ever more ridiculous disguises to try to claim the Baudelaire family fortune.

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SHERLOCK Review: “The Final Problem”

sherlock excerptSeason 4, Episode 3 – In the possibly last episode of Sherlock ever, Eurus Holmes leads Sherlock down the rabbit hole in a game of wits that reveals the secrets of his past that have defined who he is. What is the Final Problem? And can it be solved before time runs out for Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson?

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A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS Review: Episodes 1-4

lemony snicket excerptSeason 1, Episodes 1-4 – A Series of Unfortunate Events features the tragic lives of the three Baudelaire children, in which they lose their parents in a fire and must evade the clutches of Count Olaf, a despicable villain after their family fortune. Along the way, they encounter strange guardian after strange guardian, each new tragedy observed and narrated by melancholy author Lemony Snicket.

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PURE GENIUS Review: “Touch and Go”

pure genius excerptSeason 1, Episode 11 – In this week’s episode of Pure Genius, Nina pushes Bell to defy the FDA by using an unapproved treatment to slow the progression of a patient’s terminal illness. Meanwhile, tension grows between Dr. Verlaine and Dr. Brockett as Bell and Dr. Brockett bond while working together to cure another patient’s rare skin disease.

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SHERLOCK Review: “The Lying Detective”

sherlock excerptSeason 4, Episode 2 – In this week’s Sherlock, Sherlock’s attempts to save John from grief send him spiraling into an abyss of depression and drug use. In his obsessive pursuit of Culverton Smith, a new and terrifying addition to the show’s pantheon of villains, Sherlock is led down a dark path that leads to a terrifying reveal.

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PURE GENIUS Review: “Hero Worship”

pure genius excerptSeason 1, Episode 10 – In this week’s Pure Genius, Bell has trouble coming to terms with the fact that one of his childhood heroes is indirectly responsible for a streak of potentially fatal illnesses in Silicon Valley. Meanwhile, Dr. Brockett and Dr. Strauss attempt to reverse a psychosomatic disorder using virtual reality therapy in order to help a patient walk again.

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