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Grant Ward planning his escape - Agents Of SHIELD S2Ep6 A Fractured House Review

Agents Of SHIELD S2Ep6 A Fractured House Review

Since the beginning of Agents of SHIELD’s second season the question of whether government organizations would hunt down SHIELD has been mentioned. Certainly General Talbot appeared keen to do so but if anything his attempts were only half-hearted, in fact he seems to have built up a rapport with Coulson over their mutual enemy HYDRA. In this weeks episode, A Fractured House, HYDRA commits a false flag attack on the UN in retaliation over last weeks events. Though Talbot appears skeptical it was SHIELD his boss, senator Ward, appears convinced. At first this may seem as though finally the thumbscrews are...

Coulson visits Simmons - Agents of SHIELD S2Ep3 Making Friends and Influencing People Review

Agents of SHIELD S2Ep3 Making Friends and Influencing People Review

This week’s episode of Agents of SHIELD is entitled ‘Making Friends and Influencing People’ but a better title might have been ‘What Simmons did’. Ever since the season premier two weeks ago fans have been near irate about the sudden disappearance of Elizabeth Henstridge‘s character Jemma Simmons. Some saw it is a prelude to write her character out of the show along with Fitz. Simmons has never been my favorite character, with both her and Fitz there was something too arrogant in their persona to make them likable. To borrow from an accusation made against ex-agent Ward, there more than just a...

Agents of SHIELD S2Ep2 Heavy Is the Head Review - Coulson making drawings

Agents of SHIELD S2Ep2 Heavy Is the Head Review

Agents of SHIELD is back on TV to try and hold the banner for Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. Season 1 received mixed reviews but there was potential for improvement. So far with two episodes into its second season I have little to complain about, though the show does try a bit hard and sometimes comes off as melodramatic. Originally season 2’s cast was to be enlarged by Lucy Lawless but officially her character Hartley died at the end of the previous episode. It certainly meant the trolls on the discussion boards were up in arms by saying it was a fake-out....

Lucy Lawless as agent Hartley - Agents of SHIELD season 2 sneak peek trailer

Agents of SHIELD season 2 sneak peek trailer

Agents of SHIELD season 2 sneak peek trailer Next Tuesday Agents of SHIELD will be back for its second season. For those who can’t wait until then Marvel has released a short sneak peek. This two and half minute clip shows the new situation in a post-SHIELD world. It also gives us our first glimpse of Lucy Lawless as SHIELD agent Isabelle “Izzy” Hartley. As an agent she has been ordered by Coulson to prevent ex-agents from selling secrets to HYDRA or other parties. However, there appears to still be need to work on the finishing as coordinating with agent May goes awry. The...

Agents of SHIELD Season 2 Trailer and Preview - Ex-Agent Ward (Brett Dalton)

Agents of SHIELD Season 2 Trailer and Preview

Agents of SHIELD Season 2 Trailer and Preview Agents of SHIELD was one of last year’s most controversial new TV to air. It wasn’t controversial because of any graphic violence or nudity but because many fans felt let down by the hype. I was one of them. During the first few episodes I was easily distracted by the California setting, the lame plot and the lead characters who acted like jerks. Slowly, with many hiccups, the season improved until the moment of the mid-season cliffhanger I actually dared to call myself a fan. Though trying to get any kind of discussion going inevitably...

Kyle MacLachlan joins the cast of Agents of SHIELD

Kyle MacLachlan joins the cast of Agents of SHIELD

Kyle MacLachlan joins the cast of Agents of SHIELD It may not be 100% official yet, but Twin Peaks star Kyle MacLachlan has signed on to join the cast of Agents of SHIELD. The second season of Agents of SHIELD has been filming since July. We already knew that Lucy Lawless has joined for an unknown part and now the creative staff have furthered strengthened the cast by adding Kyle MacLachlan. Rumor has it is Kyle will be playing the part of Skye’s father. Season 1 tried its best to create a aura of mystery surrounding Skye (Chloe Bennett). We know she...

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Lucy Lawless joins the cast of Agents of SHIELD

Lucy Lawless joins the cast of Agents of SHIELD Slowly the news is starting to trickle in about the second season of Agents of SHIELD. The show is scheduled to premiere on September 23, 2014. I think most people interested can be split into two groups. The first group want to see more of the Marvel Universe because they are fans. While the second want to see if the show will be cancelled. Despite some good reviews during the latter episodes the ratings barely rose. According to some the ratings actually declined and stood at a little above 5.5 million. Which is less than...

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Preview of Agents of SHIELD Season 1 Finale

Yesterday we finally got the news that ABC’s Agents of SHIELD has been renewed for a second season. Half way during its first season it was touch and go as the ratings kept dropping. They finally stabilized at 5.5 million viewers watching on TV with a total 9 million viewers including those using DVR. That is by no means spectacular but ABC seems to have few options. Luckily, the quality of the show has improved considerably. I recently had time to watch the first half of the season and though I liked it a lot better during this second viewing I could...

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Agents of SHIELD S1Ep21 Ragtag Review

Next week we will see the last episode of season 1 of Agents of SHIELD. Many fans, me included, are crossing their fingers and hoping the show will not be cancelled. I am hopeful, the ratings have stabilized and have even seen a slight rise since the start of the Hydra Uprising storyline. The show seems to have found solid footing with its characters as well, something that was lacking during the first ten episodes. With all the buzz surrounding Captain America 2 and the upcoming Avengers 2: Age of Ultron movie it seems unlikely that Joss Whedon will allow this to end after...

Agents of SHIELD season 2 sneak peek trailer

Agents of SHIELD S1Ep20 Nothing Personal Review

It is a strange sensation to actually look forward to a new episode of Agents of SHIELD. During the first ten episodes of this season that rarely happened. The show has improved considerably and I am actually sad that after this weeks episode there are only two until the season is concluded. This week sees the return of Cobie Smulders as former agent Maria Hill. You may remember from the movie Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier that she actively voted for SHIELD to be disbanded after the HYDRA reveal. She now works for Stark Industries but is pressured by the government into revealing what...

Agents of SHIELD season 2 sneak peek trailer

Agents of SHIELD S1Ep19 The Only Light in the Darkness Review

Agents of SHIELD has finally managed to get itself into higher gear with the Captain America story tie-in. Ever since episode 17 ‘Turn, turn, turn’ fans have been casually positive about what they perceive as a reboot. Before the tie-in I had an opportunity to rewatch all the episodes and I must say that I found some of my own criticism of the show unfounded. There are many subtle points I missed the first time watching and the writing staff deserve more credit. That said, the show is better than ever now that SHIELD has its back to the wall after Garret and Ward (Brett Dalton) were...

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Mentats Of Dune Free Giveaway!

The last two days have ben kind of hell for me as sadly my laptop decided that it was time to keel over. My old laptop is dead, long live my new laptop. Anyway, as such I had no way to write reviews of either Person of Interest, Agents of SHIELD and Revolution. So I will give a short recap to convince you to watch those episodes regardless. Person of Interest; Vigilance finally manage to get ahead of the curve by eluding The Machine, they manage to get their hands on documents proofing the existence of The Machine and the CIA...

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S1 Episode 16 End of the Beginning Preview

With the ratings for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. slowly dipping the race is on to prevent the show from being cancelled at the end of its 22 episode first season run. I think the show is worth saving because of its very high entertainment value but only if some appropriate alterations are made. During the last few episodes we have already seen alterations such as changing the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization into a protagonist/antagonist organization as well as expanding the cast with characters from Marvel’s Universe. However, the show has also developed some nasty habits. At times it can be unnecessary frivolous and campy. I was certainly not...

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D S1Ep15 'Yes Men' - Elena Satine as Lorelei

Agents of SHIELD S1Ep15 ‘Yes Men’ Review

The events of the previous episode ‘T.A.H.I.T.I’ have severely altered the emotional level of this show. Suddenly its tone has gotten quite  big darker. The organization that or gang belongs to, S.H.I.E.L.D, has always been depicted as a sort of benevolent C.I.A despite being oppressive, bureaucratic and secretive. We always knew that there must have been an other side to the organization and slowly it is being revealed as one with a very dark secret. From now until the end of the season we can expect Coulson to be severely at odds with S.H.I.E.L.D which in my opinion means a divorce...

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D S1Ep13 T.R.A.C.K.S. Review!

Let me start by apologizing for being absent for almost two weeks. I was very busy for my masters degree which does have to take precedence over my love for Science-Fiction. Luckily it has been a quiet week with our favorite shows such as Almost Human, Person of Interest of course  Agents of SHIELD only returning to air this week. I can highly recommend you check out he latest Almost Human episode as it almost feels like a reboot of the show. This weeks episode of Agents of SHIELD entitled T.R.A.C.K.S. also feels like a reboot. This come after the scathing...

Agents of SHIELD S1Ep12 ‘Seeds’ Preview

Reactions to the revelation of how agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) was resurrected after his death in The Avengers have been mixed. Most viewers agree it wasn’t bad or mishandled but it was certainly not spectacular. There was no alien technology involved (as far as we know) nor is Coulson a clone or a Life Model Decoy. It was just that his brain was repaired after he had been dead for days. However, episode 11 ‘The Magical Place’ did lay the seed for more revelations to come about agent Coulson. Just what was it that the doctors did that was so...