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.

Photo Credit: SYFY
Recaps

Krypton’s Heroes Assemble in “Transformation”

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: Three Zods, an El, and a Vex walk into a bar… But I’m getting ahead of myself. This is an episode about true colours. In the case of Daron, that would be coward’s yellow as he throws his own daughter under the Brainiac […]

Photo Credit: FOX
Recaps

Lucifer Detects and Chloe Parties When It’s “All Hands on Decker”

Things move quickly in Lucifer-land these days. Chloe no sooner agrees to marry Pierce/Cain than they set a date for a mere three months which kicks Ella into high gear to throw the ultimate bachelorette party. The guests are working at cross-purposes though since Charlotte’s looking to break the engagement […]

Photo Credit: Steffan Hill/Syfy
Recaps

Krypton Makes Strange Bedfellows in “Civil Wars”

So I’m obviously a little slow on the uptake these days. Despite the Commander revealing in “House of Zod” that he is Lyta’s future son, I was still taken by surprise when Adam Strange pops up and identifies him as THE General Zod from the Superman timeline. The action was […]

Photo Credit: FOX
Recaps

Lucifer Makes the Wrong Proposal in “Anything Pierce Can Do I Can Do Better”

Pissing contests are rarely about the actual competition or even about the piss. It’s about the opponent. As Cain/Pierce’s most recent plan for ridding himself of immortality has involved winning Chloe’s affections, Lucifer has become more and more preoccupied with besting the world’s first murderer/past crime lord/present-day police lieutenant. And […]

Photo Credit: Syfy
Recaps

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 […]

Photo Credit: FOX
Recaps

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, […]

Photo Credit: SYFY
Recaps

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. […]

Photo Credit: Steffan Hill/Syfy
Recaps

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 […]

Photo Credit: Steffan Hill/Syfy
Recaps

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 […]

Photo Credit: Erik Voake/FOX
Recaps

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. […]