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What’s on Netflix June 2016

Summer is usually a time for Netflix to do a bit of an overhaul to their lineup, or release their new content, which makes sense. School is out, people take vacations, the majority of network shows are on their summer break…it’s a great time to fill some gaps. There’s actually quite a bit coming to Netflix this month, here’s just a few to cover:

The First 3 Jurassic Park Movies

If you’ve never seen at least the first one, watch it when it comes to Netflix June 1st. It’s a classic. The sequels don’t pack quite the same punch as the first, but they are still worth watching at least one. Pop some popcorn and enjoy the incredible T-Rex roars.

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Thoughts – Agents of SHIELD, Season 3

We’ve had our eye on this show before it was on the air. We were always going to watch it; we were too much of fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Of the Whedons. Of the son of Coul, first name Agent.

Season one took us pretty far down into “how much do you love all those things?” territory. Then they redeemed themselves gloriously after Captain America: Winter Soldier. Finally, it was the show it was always supposed to be, except that the title agency was somewhat kaput.

That didn’t stop them for a season two that was solid. Not stellar, but so much better than season one as a whole. They still felt a need to string us along with a mystery throughout the season, which if I recall boiled down to “Coulson is slipping information to the Avengers” and was explained away in mere moments. Not a big shocker. But it’s the things they took their time with, that they explored, that made the season. The Inhumans. Skye – now Daisy, a strong move towards redeeming a character who from the start had seemed superfluous or forced. Hydra, and a world coping with their existence. Ward, and his broken self.

Avengers: Age of Ultron did not do much to impact Agents of SHIELD, other than nailing the coffin in Hydra as we knew it. And there had been talk of a spinoff show – effectively cutting the cast in half – and that didn’t happen. Which is good, since one point so far this season is that they don’t have enough people to really have a full team… But that meant that they got to keep everyone together, and move forward with the story they have been building.

I wasn’t thrilled with the first episode – honestly, I had to go look it up to remind myself what happened. There’s a new agency out getting their hands on the new Inhumans. Doing bad things. They find a new guy, looks just like Ward, someone should really mention that. Anyway. It was nothing to write home about.

Then we watched the second episode of the season, Purpose in the Machine. And oh. My. Goodness. This is the sort of episode that is the very reason that you make this show. It had people working as a team. Science (Fiction). Comic book stuff. A returning character – from Asgard! Super powers. Heroism – and not from the people with super powers. Spy stuff. And a mystery that seemed like they might string it along for half a season (they would have, season one) that’s already been resolved, at least in part. It was harrowing.

We loved it.

I am now really excited for this season. I like where it’s going. I’m with them on let’s get Ward – they have effectively made him into a villain. I’m with them on Daisy – now looking like Quake – becoming more of a hero, more of a leader. And on her being torn – and wanting to merge – SHIELD and the Inhumans. I’m with them on the emotional and physical scars that a lot of the characters have – and that they’re working their way through them.

They’re putting the band back together.

And I’m with them on the piece that was thrown in for the comics readers, the folks who see what’s coming… Daisy and her “Secret Warriors.” This officially means I need to read my next Jonathan Hickman series, Secret Warriors. Oh, darn.

2015 Fall TV Show Premieres

The 2015 Fall TV premieres are almost upon us, which means that David and my shows are starting up again. It also means that new shows are premiering. The problem is always finding a balance between the shows that we are already watching and the shows that we are interested in trying out. Now we have started watching shows on Netflix that come out all at once so those end up with a slightly different watching timeline because we are not as worried about when they air. Now here are some of the shows that we are looking forward to returning and the shows that we are interested in trying out. Continue reading

Returning TV Shows

So there are quite a few new shows that I am looking forward to and will give a first impression of all of those shows. Along with all the new shows we also have all the shows that we will be continuing to watch. Some of the shows we are pretty sure what we are going to get; Castle, NCIS: LA, Blacklist, etc. These are shows that I feel like I know the way that they operate and while they can still surprise me I know what I am getting into. There are a few shows that I am either excited or hopeful about because the direction that the seem to be going, but I am not quite sure what is going to happen; Arrow, Agents of SHIELD, and Sleepy Hollow. Each of these shows has something different that makes me excited or nervous for the next season of the shows story.

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Should Have Been a Mid-Season Show

I am still amazed at the new direction that Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D has taken over the past couple of months. It is almost feeling like an entirely different show. I am excited about the show now and am really excited to see what happens with Agent Coulson and the crew. In some ways even if you are not too found of Skye, Fitz, and Simmons, they have introduced enough of a twist to not make it as important. This new direction of the show got me thinking that they really should have just planned to start the show in the mid-season. So much of the episodes in the Fall just seem unimportant with this recent shift that it really seems that the show was biding it’s time until they could do the shift. (Spoilers for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and Captain America The Winter Soldier) Continue reading