What I Wish Had Happened on Agents of SHIELD’s MidSeason Premiere

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In my reviews of season 2 of Agents of SHIELD, I’ve oscillated between enthusiasm at the show’s improvement and exhaustion at wishing Marvel would take far more chances. Since I’m tired of being a perpetual bummer over a show many MCU fans enjoy, and since my Mom told me if you don’t have anything nice to say, shut up already (something like that), I’m taking a new approach. Continue reading “What I Wish Had Happened on Agents of SHIELD’s MidSeason Premiere”

Agents of SHIELD Episode 8 (S2) Review! We’re Going Somewhere!

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After a rocky start of seemingly more of the same, Agents of SHIELD delivered the goods last night with what I would consider one of the finest episodes in the show’s history. If there was any doubt, Agent Carter’s impending 8 episode miniseries has breathed life into this plodding master class in disappointment. Last night that meant Agent Carter appearing mid-episode to launch the story into the next gear, and forcing Agents of SHIELD to prepare for a midseason finale that actually delivers some Marvel Universe goods! Continue reading “Agents of SHIELD Episode 8 (S2) Review! We’re Going Somewhere!”

Agents of SHIELD Episode 4 (S2): Can Marvel TV Survive Without Anything Super?

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Another week of Agents of SHIELD, another review where all I want to do is talk about The Flash. Over on the CW (Comics Winners), The Flash is featuring a new meta human (character with super powers) every week. Agents of SHIELD, on the other hand, has been notoriously cagey with powers, slow-playing reveals of Blizzard and Graviton (still M.I.A.) until leading season two with the Absorbing Man. So here’s this week’s theme: Can comic book TV survive like that? Continue reading “Agents of SHIELD Episode 4 (S2): Can Marvel TV Survive Without Anything Super?”

Agents of SHIELD S2 E1 Review! This Time With Meaning

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Unlike Gotham which debuted to a fresh, adoring public this week, Agents of SHIELD season two aired last night with a lot of baggage. Season one certainly has its fans, but the general consensus seems to be: Not a very good show, but it got a LOT better after Captain America 2 and the dissolution of SHIELD at the hands of Hydra. I tend to agree, and although I have my own plan for the Season 2 I want to see, I think Agents of SHIELD S2 episode one was able to match the potential exhibited by Gotham in its pilot. So far these are both comic book TV shows defined by potential, and with an entire season under its belt AoS certainly has a shorter forgiveness-leash. Nonetheless, episode one puts season two on the right track. Continue reading “Agents of SHIELD S2 E1 Review! This Time With Meaning”