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.
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!
I am so looking forward to a Bitch-Off between The Evil Queen and The Wicked Witch of The West.
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.
While we’re on the subject of Emma’s love life…….Show, stop trying to make Emma and Hook happen. No one wants Emma to hook up with her son’s grandfather’s ex-wife’s lover.
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.
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.
With a salmon-ladder monologue, the return of Bronze Tiger, and a burgeoning Roy superhero, what’s not to like about this week’s Arrow?
I believe that Ryan Murphy prides himself on ending American Horror Story seasons on a high happy-ending note, as happy as one could be considering the carnage leading up to denouement. Yet he has managed peace, resolution, comeuppances, in the previous two seasons, and I hadn’t considered the same would hold true this time.