Jason McAnelly

  • Profile: Jason is perhaps best known to everyone as “that one guy who did that thing,” but few people know of his struggles in life. After making a name for himself training zombies to make pasta, he wandered the earth in search of the sacred cheese. Though the cheese eluded him, he discovered a talent for writing and has been working on perfecting his skills ever since. He is currently working on a fantasy novel and tapping keys for the folks at NerdBastards. Eventually, he will be rich and famous and way cooler than you.

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MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. - "The Singularity" - The S.H.I.E.L.D. team is left reeling and decimated as Hive continues to sway Inhumans to his side. But there is a sliver of hope as Agents Fitz and Simmons follow a lead that may be able to stop the maniacal Inhuman once and for all, on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," TUESDAY, APRIL 26 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Eric McCandless) CHLOE BENNET, BRETT DALTON

Last week on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daisy, Lincoln and a small team of Inhumans gathered together to rescue the other half of the team. After briefly kicking some butt, they returned home only to find out that Hive had corrupted one of them with his brain-control powers. One internal struggle later, it was discovered that Daisy was the victim. She busted up S.H.I.E.L.D. HQ a bit, stole some Kree artifacts and then ran off to be with her new bff. This week, ‘The Singularity’ presents the aftermath of all that. Scroll on for a play-by-play. (more…)


Last week on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the team found themselves in a precarious situation. While Daisy and Lincoln were out chasing a lead, the rest of the S.H.I.E.L.D. crew tried to imprison a telekinetic Inhuman and got themselves captured. Now, they await whatever fate Grant-monster and the rest of his HYDRA lackeys have in store for them. Their only hope – that Daisy and Lincoln can gather up the super-powered folks that they know and make a rescue attempt. Scroll on to see how ‘The Team’ played out. (more…)


Last week’s episode of Gotham wrapped up a few major plot lines and prepared the show for something larger in scope. The Penguin won out against his greedy family and is now back to being his old self again. Jim Gordon finally discovered the identity of the person who framed him and ended up outsmarting Edward Nygma and sending the Riddler-to-be to jail. And little Bruce Wayne departed the company of little Catwoman in favor of pursuing a lead into Wayne Enterprises and what his father was doing before his untimely death. This week, Hugo Strange is back and this time he has some super villains on his side. Check out the review for ‘Pinewood’ in the words and sentences below. (more…)

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Last week on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., it was a wild, future-seeing adventure that led to a few important developments. The team now knows that Ward is back, though they also realize that there’s a powerful Inhuman using his body as a host. Malick discovered that his supposed ally has his own agenda and that he may not necessarily be a part of it. And Ward continued to take steps to accomplish whatever the hell it is that he’s trying to get done. So what’s in store with ‘Paradise Lost’? Scroll on to find out. (more…)

GOTHAM: Cory Michael Smith in the "Wrath of the Villains: Into The Woods" episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, April, 11 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: FOX

Last time on Gotham, things were starting to come to a head from all the drama. Gordon escaped from prison and was now on the hunt for the person who framed him. The Penguin was dealing with his crazy-ass family and the death of his father by said crazy-ass family. Oh, and Barbara came out of her coma… unfortunately. So what shall be the aftermath of all that drama? The series is coming close to its season finale, yet there is still no solid villain to speak of. And while ‘Into the Woods’ doesn’t provide us with anything concrete, it does bring an excellent and sometimes hilarious 42 minutes. Read on for SPOILERS and more. (more…)

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Some of us are old enough to remember the eye-rolling turkey of a Dungeons and Dragons film made back in 2000. Fans of the RPG had long awaited a live-action incarnation which brought our favorite mythical worlds and creatures to life, but this was not the film we were waiting for. Later, some other god-awful D&D films were made, yet still nothing worth watching. But the future will, perhaps, finally provide us with a fantasy flick that can hold its own, as director Rob Letterman has been signed to act as director to the newest attempt at D&D on the big screen. (more…)

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Last week’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was the obligatory farewell episode for Bobbi and Hunter as they shipped off to make their own spin-off series. Other than that little bit of plot development… well, not much of anything else happen, to be honest. So we pick up this week’s installment, ‘Watchdogs’, about where we left off two weeks ago. This time it’s the team vs. a group of anti-Inhuman terrorists. The big question is how will Daisy and the other Inhuman members of the team react to such a threat? Scroll on to find out. (more…)


Last week’s Gotham featured a few key changes in the way things are going to play out for at least a couple of future episodes. The Penguin now has a father and a family, although some of those he’s related to don’t really seem to appreciate his presence. Gordon was outsmarted by Edward Nygma and is now locked away in prison for the supposed murder of another police officer. And Bruce Wayne had his first adventure on the streets, stealing cash and getting beaten to a pulp thanks to Selina’s plan to make a few bucks. This week, Gordon tries to survive behind bars and Penguin tries to survive the trials of his newfound family. Scroll on for a (SPOILER filled) review of ‘Prisoners’. (more…)


Last week on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the team got the chance to play spy once more as Coulson attended a meeting of world leaders to determine what should be done about the Inhuman “problem”. Unfortunately for him, his new ally, General Talbot, was being played as a piece for HYDRA. In the end, everything sort of worked out and S.H.I.E.L.D. even got the chance to jump onboard Malick’s luxury jet. This week’s advert claims that the S.H.I.E.L.D. team “will never be the same”. Will someone die? Or is this just another BS marketing ploy to get us to watch? The answer to that depends on how you feel about certain characters on the show. Scroll on to find out what ‘Parting Shot’ managed to accomplish. (more…)

GOTHAM: Cory Michael Smith in the“Wrath of the Villains: Prisoners” episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, March 28 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Jessica Miglio/FOX

Last week on Gotham, the focus was on little Bruce Wayne and his struggle to find (and kill) the person who murdered his parents. Upon finding the man, however, Bruce had a change of heart. His “no kill” policy has begun to flourish, bringing him one step closer to becoming a proper Batman. We also saw the release of The Penguin from Arkham, although it seems that his jailer, Hugo Strange, has more in mind for him. And then there was a bit with Edward Nygma. He thinks that Gordon is catching on to him and so now the challenge is begun. This week, ‘Mad Grey Dawn’ brings more Nygma, more Penguin and the start of Bruce Wayne’s adventures on the street. Scroll on for all the info. (more…)