[This post contains major spoilers for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the last two episodes of SHIELD. You've been warned.] No, seriously -- I'm asking. But I'm definitely not complaining. Because until the last two episodes aired, I was ready to quit. I'd given the show a fair shake, but it tested and failed my … Continue reading How Did Agents of SHIELD Get So Much Better Overnight?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUvM_-9dgBE Scott Thompson has hijacked the Hannibal set to bring you three interviews with the show's three leading men -- Mads Mikkelsen, Hugh Dancy and Lawrence Fishburne*. The interviews are short, cute and fun for the average Hannibal fan, although now and then Thompson seems to need to be reminded that he's interviewing and not … Continue reading Scott Thompson Takes You Inside Hannibal
If Hannibal's first season did one thing perfectly, it was in helping us to forget what we already knew. Sure, we know that Will Graham will get out of jail, be cured of his wonky clock disease and will go to live on the beach in Florida in tiny shorts and Wayfarers and a … Continue reading Hannibal Season 2: The Dinner Party is Over
So it seems my first impression was pretty spot-on -- BBC1's The Musketeers was every bit as corny and ridiculous as I could've hoped, and I loved it. There was definitely the odd stumble here and there -- the crazy feminism episode, Porthos and the Thieves' Guild, and the sheer number of female bodies spilling out of … Continue reading The Musketeers Finale Caps Off a Fantastically Cheesy Season
Hey, remember when Sailor Neptune and Sailor Uranus showed up and they were "cousins" who liked to gaze at one-another with dreamy sparkles and sunlight softly coming in through the curtains of their shared room? Yeah, nobody bought that shit. Which is why it's very good news that the new Sailor Moon reboot has promised that the … Continue reading Sailor Moon’s Reboot WILL Represent the Manga’s LGBT Content
A few weeks back, I said I was going to do a two-part, two-faced opinion piece on Agents of SHIELD. One that ripped it apart, and then one that built it back up. So here we are. For anyone who doesn't want to click back to the first part, I'll give a quick summary: Agents … Continue reading Where Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD is Going Right
It seems like nearly everyone is writing pieces about why Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is failing, so I thought -- as I actually watch and enjoy the show -- I might as well wade into the discussion to argue why it's not. But while trying to write that defense, I found myself having to throw in … Continue reading Where Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is Going Wrong
HBO has just released the first teaser for its fourth season, full of burning pyres, spitfires, camp fires and jail fires... and no dialogue or discernible plot. For those of us who have read the books, however, the 5-second mark might be giving us the first glimpse of a much-anticipated event. Everything else? No clue. … Continue reading Game of Thrones’ First Trailergasm of Season 4 is Here
I sat on this review for a few days, hoping that I could stir up more thoughtful commentary. Instead, I'm left with a late review filled entirely with the thoughts I had as soon as the credits rolled on Sunday night: that The Sign of Three was a hilarious, adorable and completely endearing waste of … Continue reading Why is Sherlock’s Third Season Treading So Much Water?
When Sherlock busted through a glass window on Wednesday night, said window might as well have been laser etched with the words "THE FOURTH WALL!" written in comic sans. Because folks: that was some bullshit. Let me put all of my cards on the table here before I really get into it: I hate on-screen, … Continue reading The Empty Hearse: Equal Parts Love Letter and Restraining Order