Science fiction has been used as an escape for a long time for many people. I am no different. Though my first introduction to sci-fi was kid’s cartoons, I have grown up with science fiction. It has been one of the most watched genres of my entire life. It has kept me grounded and let me escape to other worlds or other times. Science fiction has allowed me to disappear when I am having a bad day. It is one of the best forms of self-care available to me. Read More Escape From Reality: My Favorite Sci-Fi TV Characters
So many people were truly terrible this week, but we’ve got a few awesome people to try to balance them out. And if you somehow missed the worst Photoshop ever, you’re gonna love this week’s TWiM! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny Has Leadership Skills
I just cannot get into this show. I feel bad for saying that. I am the official recapper, after all. I gave myself five episodes to like it. This is episode four. My brain is realizing this is not a Joss Whedon show; it is a show with his name as a producer only. It is still hard to not compare S.H.I.E.L.D. to Buffy. Read More New Show Recap: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 01×04, “Eye Spy”
Forewarning to all reading this: I am in a DayQuil-induced haze fighting a mean cold, so much snarkiness abounds. I sat down hoping that this episode was going to be better than the second one. I knew there was a villain being introduced because S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s Twitter and Facebook were all about the #Origin and #Villain. Unfortunately, I found S.H.I.E.L.D. again played out like a Cookie Cutter Spy Show. They must have found a script for a leftover Bourne movie and inserted the team into it. Read More New Show Recap: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, 1×03, “The Asset”
After last week’s pilot episode, I kind of knew what to expect from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I knew it was going to be a superhero procedural with a Whedon twist. I knew that Marvel and Disney were giving them movie budgets for the whole season. It has delivered on that promise so far, albeit a bit less Whedon-y in the second episode than I would have liked. I got close to muttering Vamp Willow’s favorite phrase, “Bored Now,” during parts of the episode. Read More New Show Recap: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D 1×02 “0-8-4”
When Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was first announced as an idea, this fan girl squeeed. A new Joss Whedon show combined with the Marvel Universe? That sounded like the best damn match made in heaven. After all, The Avengers was an awesome movie. A lot of people were wondering if this show was ever going to work. How can you have a TV show set in the Marvel cinematic universe work without using Captain America or Thor every week? Read More New Show Recap: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., 1×01, “Pilot”
The new fall TV season is upon us, and TeamCritique is making sure they’re well stocked in watchin’ snacks and batteries for the remote. Read More P-Mag’s Fall Schedule
With school starting and Labor Day weekend already gone by, it can mean only one glorious thing. The fall TV season is coming. Before, fall TV season used to be a much more anticipated event than it is now. With shows like Breaking Bad having summer runs, networks no longer put up crap in the summer and their “real” shows during the fall and spring. That being said, the big four networks are still maintaining a mostly traditional schedule by running new shows in the fall. Some spectacular shows have debuted in the traditional network schedule over the last few years, like everyone’s favorite show about local government bureaucrats, Parks and Recreation.