ABC

Agent-Carter

It’s that time of year when fans learn whether their investment in a year’s worth of a TV show will pay off in a second season or whether it was time well wasted. TV upfronts are next week, the annual announcement by the networks of what they’ll be showing next year and on what day of the week you’ll be able to watch it, but since news goes better in several doses and not just a single big dose, we’re getting some early renewal and cancellation notices going into the weekend. ABC, for instance, has been playing its cards pretty close to the chest, but Marvel fans can breath easier today because not only will Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. be back next year, but so will Agent Carter. (more…)

AOS55feature1

Last week on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., we were forced to sit through that mostly transitional episode that occurs in nearly every series right before they wind up with a huge bang. Also, when last week’s episode aired, Avengers: Age of Ultron was still to be released. Now the movie has hit the theaters and we’ll get the chance to see if it directly affects what happens in the S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series. So far, we have S.H.I.E.L.D. 1 and S.H.I.E.L.D. 2 still trying to figure out who’s really in charge. We have Skye getting better with her powers. The Inhuman-esque folks on top of peaceful mountain have their own thing going, one that might be severely disrupted by the knowledge that Jiaying is Skye’s mom and that Cal is her father. And Ward ran off, leaving Kara behind to be welcomed back into the S.H.I.E.L.D. family. But what’s going to happen this week? If the preview is to be believed, we’ll be seeing a big showdown between the mountaintop Inhumans and at least one version of S.H.I.E.L.D. Let’s see if they delivered on their promise, shall we? (more…)

Shield421feature1

Last week’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. moved things along quite nicely, proving that the show isn’t completely imploding and beyond repair. Skye was learning more about her super powers and her family. Raina was discovered to be a potential ace-in-the-hole, thanks to some nice-guyness from Gordon. May, Simmons and S.H.I.E.L.D. #2 were looking into a potential super-team plan being put together by Coulson. And Fitz finally managed to crack Fury’s toolbox, though he seems to have gotten himself into a bit of a jam with regards to the S.H.I.E.L.D. #2 folks that have been following him. So what’s in store this week? Read on for all the spoilery details. (more…)

Those Crazy Muppets are Coming Back to TV!

Muppet Show

With the new Muppet films being well-received by both newer and younger audiences, it was only a matter of time before someone decided that perhaps they needed to make a return to the small screen. And now it appears as if that’s exactly what will be happening in the near future. It’s been rumored before, but now the officialness is here – The Muppet Show is returning to television via ABC. (more…)

avenposter33

The hype leading up to the May 1st release of Avengers: Age of Ultron has been building steadily since the first footage of pitch-perfect James Spader‘s Ultron was shown last year. It’s no surprise really, considering the phenomenal, well-deserved success of Joss Whedon‘s first crack at Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Still, with the exhilarating footage they’ve already shown us, it’s great to see that Marvel wasn’t content to just sit on their cash-stained hands and phone it in for the inevitably colossal sequel. To further pump us up for the new trailer’s release on Thursday during the premier of ABC‘s American Crime, those sly costumed bastards over at camp Marvel snuck a few exciting pieces of new footage into a brief teaser for us.
(more…)

AgentCarterep2feature1

This week’s episode of ‘Marvel’s Agent Carter’ seeks to wrap up a couple loose ends from the previous show “Bridge And Tunnel.” It does that well enough while also creating a couple new frayed edges to mull over: a brutal murder, some insight on our friend Jarvis, and a mostly self-contained plot concerning more of Howard Stark’s stolen goods. Or stolen “bads,” because some of the work Stark’s been doing are questionable endeavors at best. It just gets worse for Peggy and her butler bestie as they go another round of “The Better We Do, The Worse Things Get.” After the jump, we find out what I mean by that. Welcome to SPOILER-TOWN! (more…)

Carterfeature1

Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter’ has been a highly anticipated mini-series for a long time now. Rarely has a supporting character from a movie garnered such high praise as to land a starring television vehicle. Off hand, I can’t think of one. Yet, there she was, Hayley Atwell, showcasing all of her brains, brawn and beauty in last night’s ABC double-episode premiere. It’s two episodes played out as one 2-hour debut, so that’s how I’ll review it. At first glance, does the show have what it takes to warrant a full second season? Was she better off left in tears over Captain America’s supposed 1940’s death scene? Let’s wonder no more, true believers, and dissect Marvel’s second play at making substantial waves on the small screen. (more…)

 Antman

Marvel have released the long awaited trailer for Ant-Man, which is nice, but those cheeky bastards have pulled a fast one on us. They released the trailer alright… they just made it incredibly tiny, or rather ant-sized! You can watch the trailer below, but unless you have access to some Pym Particles, you’re not going to be able to make out diddly squat.  (more…)