Articles written by: Diana Keng

Diana is a grassroots television geek living in the wilds of Vancouver, Canada where her day job takes her to the borders of Storybrooke and her home life exists within the borders of Star City and Central City. She grew up on the sitcoms and dramas of TV's Golden Age and devouring the fantasy, romance, and science-fiction novels of the pre-Internet world. She is passionate about intelligent, fun, character-driven shows with strong production value.

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Krypton Underestimates the “House of Zod”

There’s something brewing in the realm of Krypton. Actually, a lot of somethings and although the series is ostensibly centred on the single remaining representative of the House of El, the other factions orbiting Seg are proving far more interesting. First and foremost, there’s Lyta Zod who escapes execution when […]

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Lucifer Makes No Bones About “The Angel of San Bernardino”

They say that which doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. If that’s the case, as evidenced by this season’s exploration of Cain/Pierce’s situation, it means that humanity’s first murderer is freakin’ STRONG. Of course, Cain/Pierce is only interested in the first part of the adage and, in some still-mystifying plan, […]

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There’s a Deeper Meaning to Krypton’s “Word of Rao”

There’s a distinct change in tone this week’s offering. A declaration of love (although not to the subject concerned), insect-based torture, a political coup in the works, and the always gut-wrenching emotional-blackmail of putting a child in a position of danger. Seg is all over the place in this story. […]

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It’s All About Timing in Krypton’s “The Rankless Initiative”

There’s an unfortunate trend in these early episodes of Krypton where the problems seem to be piling up faster than they can be solved. Meanwhile, there are hints of more interesting relationships than what the surface would suggest. Picking up where we left off, Seg and Adam Strange take the Brainiac […]

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Krypton Launches Major Players in “House of El”

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that Krypton takes a classic hero’s journey approach to telling Seg’s story. Because, without a doubt, it is Seg’s story. True, Lyta gets some cool airtime (and I will discuss the change in her circumstances at the end) but ultimately she will prove to either be Seg’s […]

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The Rift Widens in Lucifer’s “Orange is the New Maze”

As a fan, I have to believe there has to be purpose behind significant character changes on a show, especially on one as meticulously mapped out as Lucifer. Over the last half dozen episodes, the Maze storyline has run parallel, and secondary, to the major developments in the Caine/Pierce plot. […]

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Krypton’s Pilot Promises a Season of Strange Adventure and Epic Drama

Kal-El, my future grandson, this is the story of the House of El. Our ending is yet to be written but this is how we began. Ours is a story of sacrifice and triumph, how the House of El led a revolution against tyranny. The story of your family isn’t […]

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Pierce’s Memory Lane Takes Lucifer to “The Last Heartbreak”

The one thing we haven’t seen a lot of on a show full of immortals is costumed flashbacks. The only one that comes close is the origin story we got at New Year’s and that was only going back five years. But we did get to see Luci in a leisure […]

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Lucifer Pulls Focus in “Let Pinhead Sing!”

Well, we’re properly in the thick of it now. Despite a driving ambition to piss off Daddy God by helping Cain/Pierce die, Lucifer, having realized that losing Decker is a deal-breaker, breaks his deal with the world’s first murderer and entertains the idea of directing his energies to craft beers […]

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Lucifer Proves ABEL in “Infernal Guinea Pig”

Exposition is always tricky to dress up as entertaining but the Lucifer writers room always comes up with something innovative and watching Luci recount the saga of Cain and Abel in stickman cartoon form was a stroke of brilliance. Of course, Cain/Pierce knows the story six ways from Sunday (quite […]