If you are looking for a good gangster story, then The Legend of Pinky is your book. Written and illustrated by Craig Johnson II, the comic follows mobster “Pinky” Horwitz’s life of crime in New York City during the 1920s.
Regeneration episodes on Doctor Who have a tendency to be a bit too self-indulgent—especially when they are paired with a head writer’s final episode. (Yes, I am talking about “The End of Time.”) The reason is obvious: The story is supposed to reflect back on the current era of the show while tying up loose ends and looking forward to the next era.
Doctor Who: Series 10 has come to an end, and it turned out to be Steven Moffat’s best season as showrunner.
If next week’s episode is as good as “World Enough and Time,” then the two-part finale of Doctor Who: Series 10 could end up being Steven Moffat’s best writing in his tenure on the show. The penultimate episode of Series 10 was brilliantly terrifying and suspenseful.
“Come to Jesus” brings American Gods: Season One to a close, and there is a lot to unpack in this episode. Fans of the book are treated to some surprises, as the show pushes the narrative in some interesting new directions. Those that are new to the world of American Gods also got some answers this week.
“The Eaters of Light” saw the return of classic Who writer Rona Munro who wrote “Survival”—the final story in the original run of Doctor Who.
Surprisingly, the penultimate episode for the first season of American God was missing the show’s protagonist and antagonist. Shadow and Mr. Wednesday were nowhere to be seen; although, Wednesday’s messengers made an appearance.
Before I begin the actual review of this week’s episode, I feel the need to point out how strange it is that “Empress of Mars” aired the day after Adam West’s passing and is coincidentally an homage to his movie, Robinson Crusoe on Mars. It seems only fitting that one iconic '60s show is paying tribute to the star of another iconic '60s show while the world mourns the actor's loss.
American Gods certainly had a lot to say about conservative America in “A Murder of Gods.” The coming-to-America prologue this week showed Mexican Jesus (Wednesday mentioned earlier this season that there is more than one Jesus to match the different faiths.) entering America with illegal immigrants. Later in the episode, Wednesday and Shadow travel to a conservative utopia—a small town where everyone is safe since no one is without a gun.
Series 10 of Doctor Who is more politically relevant than the show has ever been. “The Lie of the Land” continues this with its social commentary on the current conservative pushback felt around the world.