Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: ‘Bouncing Back’

Watching Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. over the past two-and-a-half seasons has been something of a frustrating experience. After an embarrassingly bad first season, the show course corrected in some pretty significant ways; it shook up the dynamics of existing characters, brought new characters into the fold, and finally made a concerted effort to carve out its own space … Continue reading Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: ‘Bouncing Back’

Marvel’s Agent Carter Recap: “Hollywood Ending”

Well, here we are. The curtain has fallen on Agent Carter Season Two, and perhaps the series altogether. The arc of my relationship with this season has certainly been interesting, having initially been vaguely disappointed by what I viewed as kind of muddled themes, only to be gobsmacked by the realization that maybe the show was operating … Continue reading Marvel’s Agent Carter Recap: “Hollywood Ending”

Marvel’s Agent Carter Recap: ‘The Edge of Mystery’ & ‘A Little Song and Dance’

One of the most distressing changes to the way we interact with movies in the twenty-first century is the advent of ‘live tweeting.’ Setting aside the fact that 99% of these oh-so-witty insights are neither terribly witty nor particularly insightful, the real problem here is that it violates the essential social contract of filmgoing. Your … Continue reading Marvel’s Agent Carter Recap: ‘The Edge of Mystery’ & ‘A Little Song and Dance’

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Who Are the Secret Warriors?

The great irony of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is that as the show has progressed and improved, the in-universe justification for a show about S.H.I.E.L.D. has grown more and more tenuous. On the film side of things, Marvel has completely eradicated and discredited S.H.I.E.L.D. – the whole purpose of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, after all, was to show … Continue reading Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Who Are the Secret Warriors?

MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER Recap: ‘Life of the Party’ and ‘Monsters’

Power. Just last week I was wondering whether Agent Carter had finally settled into a thematic angle for this season, and last night’s pair of episodes confirms it; this season is all about power – who has it, who doesn’t, and the lengths people will go to maintain it. Across these two hours of television, … Continue reading MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER Recap: ‘Life of the Party’ and ‘Monsters’

STAR WARS REBELS Review – “The Call”

NOTE: This review was written for Heroic Hollywood, but due to some unforeseen timing issues they were unable to run it today. Starting next week my Rebels reviews will be posted at Heroic Hollywood. This review contains spoilers Long seasons of TV are a drag. Everyone recognizes this on some level; it’s why premium cable shows are only ten … Continue reading STAR WARS REBELS Review – “The Call”