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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Lucifer is All About the “Lady Parts” This Week

Detective Decker is having a bad week. Husband Dan wants a divorce. The idea of single-parenting her daughter is freaking her out. She has to move out of her mother’s house into a ridiculously expensive Los Angeles real estate market on a cop’s salary. Her consultant is obsessed with his […]

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Slick Yet Sincere, Bull is “Unambiguous” in Motive and Method

If there was anything to criticize in this new and nuanced courtroom drama it would be that it’s a little TOO good out of the starting gate. The team is gelled too perfectly. Bull steers the ship too unerringly. The pieces of the cases fall into place too well.

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The Punishments Fit the Crimes in Lucifer “Sin-Eater”

With the introduction of Lucifer’s mother this season, the crime procedural aspect of the show, and therefore Detective Decker’s plot line, has understandably taken a backseat so far. With “Sin-Eater”, the search for a serial murderer is very much front and centre, with the episode opening with a victim begging […]

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Mom’s the Word, Lucifer “Liar, Liar, Slutty Dress on Fire”

After a week off for the presidential debate, we return to our regularly scheduled devil and his recently (and repeatedly) reincarnated mother. Lucifer maintains its killer pace with its second episode. “Liar, Liar…” opens by showing us, in quick succession, the series of recently deceased bodies the Goddess of All Creation […]

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Bull is the Messenger, Not the Misogynist, in “The Woman in 8D”

Plane crashes are a horrifying part of modern day life. What may be even more horrifying is realizing that the first people called after a plane crash are the lawyers. Second call? Dr. Jason Bull, of course. Like the premiere, this episode begins with various people on the street weighing […]

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Weatherly Calls the Shots and Takes No Bull in Bull “The Necklace”

Primetime television has a new super human in its lineup and he doesn’t need tights, a cape, or a secret identity. Michael Weatherly (NCIS, Dark Angel) stars as Jason Bull, a psychologist specializing in “trial science,” utilizing psychology, neurolinguistics, and demographics to select and predict a trial jury’s result. The character, inspired […]

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The Devil’s Back…with Mommy Issues, Lucifer “Everything’s Coming Up Lucifer”

I have very much been looking forward to Season Two of Lucifer after a most impressive and entertaining freshman season. A fan of the graphic novel by Mike Carey, I was so pleased to see the show retain the sharp humour and basic premise of the source material while making […]

BrainDead’s Fifth Episode Puts Everyone Back to Work
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BrainDead’s Fifth Episode Puts Everyone Back to Work

After a week of far-too-real-life politics in the news, it was a bit of a relief to tune into BrainDead where ridiculous political shenanigans are (mostly) the fault of alien brain-eating bugs. We pick up right where Episode 4 ended with Laurel and the adorable F.B.I. agent Anthony sharing some […]

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Full Speed Ahead for BrainDead Episode Four

I’m seriously growing to love the musical recaps BrainDead runs at the start of every episode. And look: CBS has even posted them here! With lyrics! The alien bugs have been busy. It has become clear that their infection causes the host to become more extreme in whatever allegiance they […]

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Braindead Hits Its Stride in Episode 3

Every new show invariably faces the daunting needs-must task of engaging an audience quickly in its plot while providing sufficient (but not overwhelming) backstory, character development, and intriguing foreshadowing to make it stand-out in the sea of choice a television viewer is presented with daily. Understanding these challenges, start-up shows […]