Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Magical Place

“The Magical Place” tried to do too much in forty-two minutes: rescue Coulson, wrap-up the mystery of his resurrection, reintroduce super-soldier Mike and further the mystique of The Clairvoyant. I would have been happy if the episode had managed to do one of those things adequately. Instead, it tried to accomplish them all poorly.

AHS Coven “Head”

Head’s didn’t roll this week; they were gouged, suffocated, and had their brains blown out. One also experienced empathy in place of racial intolerance.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Bridge

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. left a little something under our Christmas trees this week and it wasn’t coal. ABC’s freshman drama instead delivered a worthy cliffhanger with a liberal number of callbacks to episodes throughout the season. And it further cemented itself as drama steeped in superhero mythology.

Supernatural: Holy Terror

Castiel was a gift. I love watching him try to be big and all, like a kid playing a grown-up. His attempt at being an “agent” was adorable and I am getting really sick of Dean being a tool and shoving him off.

AHS Coven: “The Dead” and “The Sacred Taking”

I think my primary issue [with AHS Coven] is that I don’t care enough about these witches. There are flashes of sympathies here and there, but they flash and burn with the eventual AHS twist (gimmick?), and I am having a hard time investing how I’d like to.