Agents of SHIELD, Watching Our Characters Grow and Evolve

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Genre: Action/Superhero


S1: Agent Coulson is somehow mysteriously alive after dying during the Avengers crisis, and he’s putting together his own team now. It should be business as usual, but gradually the secrets within SHIELD catch up with Coulson, his team, and the entire organization. Continue reading “Agents of SHIELD, Watching Our Characters Grow and Evolve”


Crimson Peak: Evocative Characters, Harrowing Scenes

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Genre: Horror/mystery

Synopsis: Edith is content focusing on her efforts to publish her stories and living with her father, when Thomas Sharpe from England enters her life, intent on winning her over. This culminates in him and his sister Lucille bringing her to their home, Crimson Peak, a place Edith realizes too late that she’s been warned against all her life–by ghosts, which she has the ability to see. And there are ghosts in Crimson Peak. Continue reading “Crimson Peak: Evocative Characters, Harrowing Scenes”

Mistborn: The Well of Ascension, and Picking Up the Pieces After the Revolution

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Genre: Epic Fantasy

Synopsis: Former urchin Vin, under the tutelage of a talented Mistborn and partnered with a crew of specialists, played a vital role in the fall of the God-Emperor, though it hadn’t come without a cost. Now, someone has to pick up the pieces of the shattered empire and restore some semblance of order, hopefully a better order than what came before it. Elend seems to be the man for the job–in theory, given his lack of practical expedience. Provided Vin and the crew can keep him alive, and the city safe, long enough for that to materialize. Continue reading “Mistborn: The Well of Ascension, and Picking Up the Pieces After the Revolution”

Hold on, I’m Changing My Stance on Quantico

[Personal note: I’ll be traveling next week. I intend to schedule a post to come out then, and should have that finished in time–just be aware that if it’s not up, that’s why, and if it is up, I won’t be checking up on it until the following week.]

I know I just gave an initial impression on the show last week. But I’ve thought over the things I was unsure of since, and seen the second episode, and decided that maybe I tried too hard to come up with a uniform reaction. And I’m remembering what I thought about How To Get Away With Murder last year, and it was better than this show. More polished, more well-thought out. Continue reading “Hold on, I’m Changing My Stance on Quantico”

Pilot Season: Minority Report and Quantico

Minority Report

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Genre: Sci-fi/crime-solving

Synopsis: A decade ago, the Precrime Unit was dismantled. It had been an agency using three precogs–children–to foresee crimes before they happened, enabling the arrest and incarceration of criminals before they’d ever committed their crimes. But the flaws of the program were revealed, and it was put to an end. Continue reading “Pilot Season: Minority Report and Quantico”