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The ongoing LMD story-line in Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD is finally coming to an end leaving fans of the show asking what’s next? Well, not wanting to disappoint, ABC’s hit Marvel property teased the return of a fan-favorite original cast member everyone thought would never be seen again! Of course, this being a comic book-based television show, nobody really stays dead or lost in another reality forever. Thanks to Marvel’s use of creative writing, it looks like “you know who” will be making a return to the show when it kicks off its upcoming Agents of Hydra arc. Warning: SPOILERS ahead!

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The Inhumans have long since been on the drawing board for injection into Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. Originally, these off world enhanced humans were planned to have their own movie, at one point being on the books for a 2018 release. However, not long after the announcement of a film, Marvel revised their schedule and removed The Inhumans from its slate altogether. For a while, word on The Inhumans in the MCU was null, seemingly reading that Marvel didn’t quite know what to do with the characters/property. Much to the surprise of fans, it was announced this week that an Inhumans television series will be coming to ABC with the first two episodes premiering exclusively in IMAX commercial theaters in 2017.

So who are the Inhumans? Out of the endless crowds of guys and gals in funny outfits, what makes them ripe for television?  (more…)

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So far this season, Agents of SHIELD has focused on building the story around Ghost Rider while tying in subplots from last season’s Inhuman arc. The show runners have also thrown in a sprinkle of Civil War. Some of the interactions between series regulars has taken a backseat to the world building.  For instance, the normally inseparable duo of Fitz and Simmons didn’t share a single scene in this episode. Fans of the on again, off again romance between the two probably feel like their hard earned relationship is far from paying off.

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Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD continued it’s fourth season with the second episode called “Meet the New Boss”.  The episode had a lot going on, yet everything was still somehow packed into an hour of television. Gabriel Luna continues to do an excellent job as Ghost Rider, who is the main sell for this season. The rest of the team kept digging into the mysteries of the ghost box and the audience was introduced to the new Director of SHIELD. Also, we were given some more information about that weird ghost woman. She now has a whole ghost squad. (more…)

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The Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 4 premiere titled “The Ghost”, found the team split up and in unfamiliar roles. As the team struggled to reconnect and fill the audience in on what has been happening since season 3, a certain hotheaded character was introduced. That’s right, good ol’ Ghost Rider has blazed a trail to the small screen. However, this version of Ghost Rider may not exactly be one that casual fans are familiar with. The episode raised some interesting questions about the team that we’ve all come to know and love over the past 3 years. (more…)

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The spirit of vengeance is headed to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. this season and now we’ve got a look at him in all his fiery glory. For those wondering, that is Gabriel Luna as Robbie Reyes, the latest version of Ghost Rider that travels in a supped up 1969 Dodge Charger instead of a motorcycle. Don’t worry though, the flames, chains and vengeance are all there and Ghost Rider is set to bring havoc to those deserving getting their just due. (more…)

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The watchability of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has ridden the line between a typical NBC procedural show and the potential for what it COULD be…and it’s ridden that line hard. There have been occasional flashes of brilliance. For example – The events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier having a literal effect on the shows story thread. Agent Coulson’s rival & would be girlfriend getting shot in the head. Or that one incredible – one take/one shot – fight scene with Chloe Bennet’s Daisy Johnson that comes close to rivaling “The Hallway Scene” from the Daredevil series on Netflix. These occasional ups, however, don’t absolve the show from being very unbalanced, and one, that is too loosely connected to the rest of the MCU. It’s a show that exists in the same sandbox as the films but seems to go out of its way to not impeded the movies in any way, what with seldom references and its use of heroes & villains which might as well be from Marvel’s D-List.

The inclusion of Ghostrider in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 4 had doubters and defectors turn their heads with a collective “oh, snap”, thinking for the first time, AOS would include an A-list comic hero and one that, after those terrible Nicholas Cage movies, needed a cinematic redemption. But no. This is not the version of Ghostrider that most fans would recognize. It’s neither the motorcycling riding Johnny Blaze or Danny Ketch… it’s Robbie Reyes, the CAR driving version of Ghostrider.  (more…)

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The watchability of Marvel’s Agents of Shield has ridden the line between a typical NBC procedural show and the potential for what it COULD be…and its ridden that line hard. There have been occasional flashes of brilliance. For example – The events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier having a literal effect on the shows story thread. Agent Coulson’s rival & would be girlfriend getting shot in the head (Damn. That was savage). Or that one incredible – one take/one shot – fight scene with Chloe Bennet‘s Daisy Johnson that comes close to rivaling “The Hallway Scene” from the Daredevil series on Netflix. These occasional ups, however, don’t absolve from an issue that has weighted this show down since its beginning. That issue being, that it is very loosely tied to the rest of the Marvel Universe. In fact, aside from a few references, name drops, occasional guest appearance (they’ve had Fury, Lady Sif and some Hulk characters), and the fact that the show is called Agents of Shield (even though the heroes are more Secret Society now than Agents of Shield) this does not, nor has it ever, felt like a Marvel show. Certainly not one, that plays in the same sandbox as The Avengers and those Netflix spin-offs.

This is a sentiment and lamentation shared by one of the shows lead stars, who was surprisingly vocal about it.  (more…)

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Last week on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the team was busy running around in circles desperately trying to find a way to cure the Hive infection so that they could bring their precious Daisy back to the good guys’ team and prevent other Inhumans from joining the dark side. In a dangerous attempt to get some DNA for his experiments, Hive summoned a couple of Kree assassins to his town. And even though S.H.I.E.L.D. thwarted that particular plan, they were left with zero progress by episode’s end. This week, ‘Emancipation’ spends 42 minutes FINALLY rescuing Daisy. Scroll on for all the details. (more…)

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Last week on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the team was out trying to get something done and failing on every front. They wanted to find a way to cure Daisy of Hive’s influence – Nope. They needed the help of a geneticist in order to possibly kill Hive – Nope. They even tried to track Hive down and give him an ass-whoopin’ – Sorry, no deal. This week, it’s another showdown between the teams, this one involving some Kree warriors, straight from space. Scroll on to read the review for ‘Failed Experiments’ below. (more…)