Chicago Justice: 1×13 – Tycoon

🌟🌟🌟🌟 A crane collapses at a construction site and kills the son-in-law of wealthy real estate developer, Frank Linden. Nagel and Antonio, with the help of CFD Chief Boden discover that the collapse wasn’t actually an accident. The team digs into Linden, who has made many enemies, more dangerous friends, and is accustomed to using […]

This Is Us: 1×01 – Pilot

🌟🌟🌟🌟 Randall finds his biological father; Kevin falls into a personal crisis; Kate finds herself at a low point; Rebecca goes into labor six weeks premature. I remember being in two minds as to whether I was going to give this show a go when I first saw the trailer and then decided against it […]

Designated Survivor: 1×21 – Brace For Impact

🌟🌟🌟🌟 Hannah Wells must stop the conspiracy from carrying out a final attack while President Kirkman authorizes a nationwide manhunt for the mastermind behind it all. Given the events of this season I was terrified which part of the government would get blown up or main character shot in this episode but as it turned […]

Ransom: 1×13 – Bulletproof

🌟🌟🌟🌟 Eric must work with a past adversary to stop a hacker from activating explosions worldwide unless the NSA surrenders access to their confidential files. So the whole season has been building towards the reveal of why Maxine has been keeping in touch with her mother’s killer.  Well, it turns out it is not for […]

Ransom: 1×11 – The Castle

🌟🌟½ While playing a new smartphone game, five teenagers are lured into a trap in an empty castle in France, and Eric and the team are called in to negotiate their release. This episode had some very current themes at the heart of it: friendship and cyber bullying.  However, the execution of it was waaay […]

The Good Place: 1×10 – Chidi's Choice

★★★★★ Eleanor makes a surprising personal discovery. Meanwhile, Michael tasks an indecisive Chidi with coming to an important decision and Jianyu makes a big announcement.   For someone who finds it hard to get into comedies, I am really enjoying this show and this episode was definitely my favourite so far. Chidi’s reaction at having […]

Ransom: 1×01 – The Return

★★★★ Top crisis and hostage negotiator Eric Beaumont uses his insight into human behavior to resolve the most difficult kidnap and ransom cases, and save lives. So a show which is like a combination of Flashpoint and Standoff?  Of course I was going to give it a try, especially since it has Nazneen Contractor in […]

Conviction: 1×04 – Mother's Little Burden

★★★★ Hayes’ recent transgressions spark a media firestorm. Meanwhile, she and the team tackle the highly sensitive case of a mother, Penny, convicted for the death of her autistic son. The state’s most compelling evidence originated from Penny’s own video blog, expressing her frustrations and fears about her violent son. While the CIU team tracks […]

Conviction (2016): 1×01 – Pilot

★★★★ In the series premiere, Hayes needs to dig herself out of what could be a publicly embarrassing situation. She makes a clandestine deal with her adversary, Conner Wallace, to take on the Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU) and justice system in order to save face, not only for herself, but for her family. The first […]

The Good Place: 1×01 – Pilot

★★★½ I’m not a big fan of comedy but I couldn’t resist checking this out because of Kristen Bell. The pilot was mildly funny but I prefer episodes 1×03-1×04 with the whole Jianyu backstory which made me laugh!