Friday, February 28, 2014

ABC to air Marvel special with 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' sneak peek

From EW:
An early glimpse of Marvel’s eagerly anticipated Avengers sequel will be on ABC next month.

The network will air Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe, a one-hour specials that goes behind the scenes of the comic-media empire.

The special promises a “sneak peek” of an undisclosed nature from next year’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron, plus new footage from other Marvel Studios future theatrical releases — including April’s Captain America: The Winter Solider and August’s Guardians of The Galaxy.

The show will also delve into ABC’s freshman drama Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., including new preview footage from upcoming episodes.

The docu-special promises to give viewers a “front row seat to the inception of Marvel Studios, the record-breaking films, the cultural phenomenon, and further expansion of the universe by Marvel Television.”

Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe will premiere Tuesday, March 18 at 8 p.m.

This is exciting and all, especially with the sneak peek, but I'm a bit worried about the fact that this will take Agents of SHIELD's slot that week. Hopefully this doesn't mean that ABC is worried about their numbers. Plus, I actually quite like the show and hate how many breaks they've been getting. I would remain positive and believe that it's just for scheduling purposes, so the crossover episodes line up with the movies.

Agents of SHIELD vs Arrow

With every news of a comic book movie, or new series, or anything, the comparison between Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Arrow seems to always come up. For the most part, people seem to agree that Arrow is the current benchmark for live-action comic book series, while Agents of SHIELD is a below average procedural, and is a disappointment.

The thing is, I could barely get through the first episode of Arrow. And while I have to agree that AoS could be much better, I'm enjoying the show so far. The show is getting better and better, too. However, the thing that I don't understand is people say that Arrow wasn't that good in the beginning either. The first half of season one was very campy and soap-opera-y, from what I gather. It got better by the end of season 1, and season 2 is much better (I assume they're focusing more on the action than the relationship stuff). Then, why isn't AoS given the same chance? It's only about halfway through its first season, and I think their last episode was really good. I can't wait to watch the next episode, which should be coming out next week. It took Arrow a while to get going, and it seems to be the same case with AoS. So there's a chance that AoS would end up being the benchmark for live-action comic book series, if only more people would give it a chance.

Anyways, this was a rant-y post, and I apologize for that. I guess I should give Arrow another shot, because people speak quite highly of it. Also, because John Barrowman was in a few episodes.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

I have no words...

Warning: season 2 spoilers

I honestly don't know what to say. Season 2 is just so good! Shocking in so many ways. I have no idea how Frank Underwood keeps getting away with all these things. Or how politicians get anything done when they all they do seems to be trying to screw each other. Maybe nothing gets done and that's why. Everyone just wants power for themselves.

Thursday, February 20, 2014


What's with their obsession with acronyms? I actually don't know if these are acronyms, but they're spelled like them. From the show's title, and then episodes "F.Z.Z.T.", and now "T.R.A.C.K.S.", and the upcoming episode "T.A.H.I.T.I.", why are you making it hard to write about these things?! But I digress...

I really like that, with each episode, the show is getting better. "T.R.A.C.K.S." is a solid episode, and definitely the best one to date.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Trailer: Guardians of the Galaxy

Marvel premiered the trailer for their next big ensemble movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, on Jimmy Kimmel Live! yesterday.

I like that they try to keep it as superhero-action-movie-serious until Star-Lord had to introduce himself. And then the tone switched to more of the comedic movie of Iron Man and The Avengers that I love. I'm very excited about this movie.

Before GotG, there is the second Captain America movie, The Winter Soldier, which will come out on April 4th. I actually don't know anything about Cap 2 or who the winter soldier is. I think I've watched the trailer, but I don't quite remember. GotG will come out on August 1st.

Monday, February 17, 2014

House of Cards: Chapter 14

Warning: Chapter 14 spoilers (obviously!)

A few days late, but I'm finally able to watch House of Cards season 2.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Justin to guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

The first week's guests of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon were announced yesterday. And, of course, Justin Timberlake is set to make an appearance. Actually, it's not just an appearance; Justin would be the lone guest on Friday! The other days are filled with multiple guests and musical guests. So, I'm hoping this means that there will be a lot of sketches, and maybe History of Rap 5? I'm just excited that Justin would pretty much be there the whole show