Author Archives: Jeff Iblings

TRUE DETECTIVE Review: “The Great War And Modern Memory” and “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye”

u96MHWM True Detective’s two-hour season three premiere is a tour-de-force showcase of Mahershala Ali’s incredible range, as well as this season’s preoccupation with time, memory, and the fluidity of both.

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OUTLANDER Review: “If Not For Hope”

outlander excerpt Brianna must dodge Aunt Jocasta’s ambitions to marry her off, while Roger’s fate hangs in the balance.

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OUTLANDER Review: “The Deep Heart’s Core”

outlander excerpt With only three episodes left, there’s a lot of work that needs to be done to redeem this season. The only question is whether there are enough twists and turns to make the previous nine episode slog worthwhile.

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OUTLANDER Review: “The Birds & The Bees”

outlander excerpt Brianna and Jamie meet for the first time, but their relationship may soon be on the rocks due to a misunderstanding.

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OUTLANDER Review: “Wilmington”

outlander excerpt This episode features one of the darkest plot twists in Outlander history, and that’s saying a lot.

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OUTLANDER Review: “Down the Rabbit Hole”

outlander excerpt The return of Tobias Menzies helps soften the blow of a Claire and Jamie-less Outlander episode, and distract from Sophie Skelton’s flat performance when Brianna and Roger’s adventures take center stage.

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OUTLANDER Review: “Blood Of My Blood”

outlander excerpt Outlander spins its wheels in an episode that doesn’t seem to move the season’s story forward.

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OUTLANDER Review: “Savages”

outlander excerpt This episode of Outlander uses its time to set up a couple of conflicts that will play out as the season unfolds, setting expectations of tension incredibly high as an old friend of Claire and Jamie is reintroduced.

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Outlander Review: “Common Good”

outlander excerpt This week’s episode of Outlander investigates the connection between community and its ability to keep the inner beasts of mankind at bay.

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Outlander Review: “The False Bride”

outlander excerpt Claire and Jamie leave Aunt Jocasta’s, and Claire finds something that may hold the key to helping her understand what makes time travel possible on Outlander.

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Outlander Review: “Do No Harm”

outlander excerpt Jamie has a lot to learn about the customs and ways of the people in this new country he intends to call home. His time at Aunt Jocasta’s will give him a hard lesson about America and freedom.

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Outlander Review: “America The Beautiful”

outlander excerpt Droughtlander is finally over! The season picks up four months after Claire and Jamie wash up on the shores of America. The New World poses new problems for the couple since they find themselves far away from their Scottish home, yet still under the thumb of British rule. America is a beautiful, yet troubled place (it still is for that matter) and does not shy away from confronting America’s troubled history within the narrative of the premiere.

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TIMELESS Review: Season Two

Timeless ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 1 – Lucy, Wyatt, and Rufus are back on Timeless attempting to stop Rittenhouse from creating a tyrannical world that only benefits its members.

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“Timeless” Creator Eric Kripke Talks What to Expect in Season 2

timeless 1NBC canceled Timeless last year, but three days later reversed that decision and ordered another season after a passionate outcry from fans of the show. Now co-creator and executive producer Eric Kripke is talking about where the series is headed in its sophomore season.

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HARD SUN Review: Season One

Season 1, Episodes 1-6 – Hard Sun focuses on the trouble detectives Hicks and Renko uncover when they stumble on some top secret intelligence MI-5 would kill to supress.

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THE PATH Review: “The Strongest Souls”

the-path-trailer-headerSeason 3, Episode 10 – Vera and Eddie discover their shared past on The Path, while Sarah attempts to get Eddie to meet with Lilith to learn the origins of Meyerism.

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THE LOOMING TOWER Review: Season One

Season 1, Episodes 1-3 – The Looming Tower takes a deep look into the rivalry between the CIA and the FBI in the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, and how it may have directly led to 9/11.

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THE PATH Review: “To Lift The Veil”

the-path-trailer-headerSeason 3, Episode 9 – Cal and Mary continue to gather a flock of followers to themselves, while Sarah allows Lilith to show her the origins of Meyerism on The Path.

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“Damnation” Creator Tony Tost on His Rise in Television (Interview)

damnationDamnation showrunner, Tony Tost, speaks with Tracking Board contributor Jeff Iblings about the inspiration for the series, getting his start as a screenwriter, and how to impress your showrunner.

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THE PATH Review: “The Door”

the-path-trailer-headerSeason 3, Episode 8 – Back from France, Eddie decides everyone should sacrifice something in their lives for the movement on The Path.

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THE PATH Review: “The Gardens of Giverny”

the-path-trailer-headerSeason 3, Episode 7 – Eddie’s attempt to bring Sarah back to the light on The Path hits a snag while they’re in France opening the new European Meyerist Center.

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THE PATH Review: “Messiah”

the-path-trailer-headerSeason 3, Episode 6 – Right as Sarah learns the truth about Meyerism, a tragedy rocks her so hard she can’t help but go back to it.

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THE PATH Review: “Pageantry”

the-path-trailer-headerSeason 3, Episode 5 – The Path asks whether or not a religion can survive if it was created on lies, and Eddie faces a life or death situation.

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THE PATH Review: “De Rerum Natura”

the-path-trailer-headerSeason 3, Episode 4 – There’s something rotten at the core of Meyerism, and Sarah may have one of the keys to its true beginnings on The Path.

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THE RESIDENT Review: “Pilot”

Season 1, Episode 1 – Devon is The Resident and is placed into a hospital that hides a battle of wills between a celebrity Chief of Surgery and the staff who know his dirty secrets.

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DAMNATION Review: “God’s Body”

Season 1, Episode 10 – Creely and Sheriff Berryman join forces to save Seth and Amelia on Damnation, but find themselves in a war they may not win.

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THE PATH Review: Episodes 1-3

the-path-trailer-headerSeason 3, Episodes 1-3 – Eddie successfully wrests control of the Meyerist movement away from Cal on The Path, but he may have opened the movement up to destruction.

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DAMNATION Review: “Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground”

Season 1, Episode 9 – Seth and Creely join forces on “Damnation” to do battle against The Black Legion for control of the town.

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THE MAGICIANS Review: “Episodes 1-4”

the magicians excerptSeason 3, Episodes 1-4 – With magic turned off in both Fillory and Earth, The Magicians must work together to find a way to turn it back on before everything falls apart.

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DAMNATION Review: “The Goodness Of Men”

Season 1, Episode 8 – Creely and Seth find themselves at a standoff as The Black Legion take over the town on Damnation.

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