Game of Thrones: Two Swords

The Hound is my spirit animal. Yes, he’s gone mercenary and plans to sell Arya to Lyssa Arryn (like Arya would even let that happen). But, ow that he’s liberated himself from Joffrey and the Lannisters, he’s become such a witty badass.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: End of The Beginning

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has not yet been renewed for season two, so it remains to be seen if the writers and creators will have a chance to rectify these missteps. I feel that the show is always taking one step forward and two steps back, glancing up against greatness, but routinely falling short and settling for mediocre. Marvel fans, Whedon fans, and most importantly, Agent Coulson, deserve better.

Once Upon A Time: Quiet Minds

Yeah, I groaned when I saw the candelabra in the opening title card. I’m not against the idea of Lumiere; I could just see Show going down the silly path and also throwing in a talking tea pot that’s friends with Belle’s chipped cup. Feck off, cup.

Arrow: Suicide Squad

Question: what’s better than a tech-geek blond, a dude in a green hoodie, a chick in black leather and a black driver with huge biceps? Give up? The answer is a suicide squad!

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Yes Men

The true hallmark of a Joss Whedon show is a strong female protagonist. In this week’s episode of S.H.I.E.L.D. this trope was taken one step further with the arrival of Lorelei, an Asgardian escapee who can turn men to her will with a touch. Since she makes all of the male agents on the Bus drooling idiots, we are left with Simmons, May and special guest star Lady Sif to take care of the mess Lorelei has wrought.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: T.A.H.I.T.I.

Thanks to the Olympics we’ve had to wait a full month to find out Skye’s fate. To recap, she was only being kept alive by a hyperbaric chamber at the end of our last episode after Ian Quinn, still played with slimy-goodness by David Conrad, shot her in the gut … twice … at point blank range … because he’s a bad guy.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: T.R.A.C.K.S.

This was full of action-y goodness with just the right amount of character development and story to keep the season’s arc revolving around The Clairvoyant, moving forward. In short, it was a finely crafted 43 minutes of TV. And reminded me of good Joss in his heyday.