Ensign³: Crisis of Infinite Sue is coming January 31st! Keep an eye out here and on ensignsue.com
When I posted my first Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. review, I lamented that it was up against Supernatural.
Oops. I was wrong. Supernatural actually airs at nine o’clock, as it always has. I’d read some incorrect reports about its time changing. My bad. This works out well for me, as it gives me a Tuesday of television watching.
First of is Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., now settled into its third week. It’s getting to the point where the show should be demonstrating what it is really made of.
I was six years old when Disney’s The Little Mermaid was released. It ushered in the Disney Renaissance of the early nineties. It is coming up on its twenty-fifth anniversary and has been given a shiny new release on DVD/Blu-Ray, complete with 3D conversion.
I picked up this film from the Disney Movie Club and watched it all the way through for the first time in many years. I was hit with waves of nostalgia. But in watching in, I came up with some disturbing theories that were too much for younger self to comprehend.
I am a Marvel Zombie.
Not one of the flesh-craving heroes that have been published by the company since the zombie revival– no pun intended– was big.
But I am a huge fan of the Marvel universe. Now, I admit, I haven’t been reading much in the past few years. It was on a steady decline for me after Civil War and once Marvel Divas hit, I pretty much gave up entirely (seriously, Marvel? A Sex and the City homage a year after the movie came out and five years after it was actually culturally relevant?)
Despite my current estrangement from the comics, I do try to keep up with Marvel in other media. I quite enjoy the cinematic universe, which I feel distils many of the good ideas from the various incarnations into one interconnected story.
But you guys are pushing it now.
I initially hesitated in watching Once Upon a Time because I was a fan of Bill Willingham’s Fables, which I thought OUAT was blatantly playing on. Through later research I discovered that ABC actually owns the rights to Fables and that my fears were unfounded. While both stories have fairy tale characters in the modern world, they took very different approaches to it.
Also, I became very uncomfortable with the blatant right-wing rhetoric Willingham liked to jam into his character’s mouths.
OUAT has a lot of things going for it that appeal to me: Complex, interwoven storylines, morality issues, many strong female characters and Robert Carlyle.
WARNING: As this review talks about procedural dramas, there is discussion of rape, imprisonment, cannibalism and violence.
I was debating whether to review these, as I didn’t really know if I had enough to say about them. That’s why it’s taken me a few days to come out with anything. But I figured if I reviewed them all together, I might have enough for a proper review. So think of it as the “Procedural Post of Doom” or something.
I have long been a fan of procedural police shows. Since my parents started working from home, it seems like they’re on in the house for most of the day. These three are my favourites and the ones I will actually go out of my way to watch.
In the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode The Zeppo, Cordelia Chase– upset Xander has cheated on her with Willow– lashes out at him, calling him “The Zeppo”, after Zeppo Marx. She insists Xander’s hero friends are fine without him getting in the way.
Xander then proceeds to battle zombies intent on blowing up the school, loses his virginity and gains a new confidence while his friends pop in every once and a while, dealing with the opened Hellmouth.
Things are not incredibly fun right now. I’ve been so busy trying to get my room taken down so renovations can start, I didn’t notice a cold creeping up on me. I started to feel listless and stuffy. Then, bam! Stupid, ninja cold bugs. So I’m blogging live from my bed (who am I kidding? This is where I write most of my stuff) in between watching old episodes of Good Eats.
When I’m taking downtime like this, I often think about all of the things I have to do. And when I do that, I realize just the sheer number of things I do.
Harry Potter is getting a new lease on life with another film, with the hopes it will spark a spin-off series.