Marvel’s Agent Carter second season premiere opens on a familiar scene: a woman in a bright red hat walking against a crowd of men in dark suits. This is how we were first introduced to Peggy Carter in the first season. But that image is flipped on its head in the two-part premiere, as it is Dottie Underwood – Peggy’s nemesis from the Red Room last …
Jake and Amy run into Peralta’s ultimate quarry, Doug Judy, the Pontiac Bandit, while on their first couple’s vacation on a cruise ship. The two-some quickly find themselves distracted from their romantic goals and Amy’s itemized, laminated itinerary falls by the wayside. It turns out that Judy’s been hiding out as the ship’s entertainer, and Jake is stymied when he…
Adam and Emmy compete to become part of a famous Nickelodeon game show when auditions hit their school; their friendship suffers a schism when Adam decides Pops is his big ticket to getting into the competition and picks partnership with him over one with Emmy. While Adam’s disqualified due to Pops’ feebleness in the trials, Emmy seems a sure lock to make the airwaves – until she…
In “Giants vs Dwarves”: Richard’s trading the jewel for Valencia for a “dragon” (really a bearded dragon – OR IS IT?!) he instantly names Tad Cooper proves to be the final straw for Galavant, who blows up at him. When they separate due to the argument Richard is instantly captured by…
It’s the miracle that nobody expected to happen – and they say it right in the opening number. Back for a second season, the story finally continues for Galavant and his friends!
Still at full sail with the pirates, Gal and Richard are eventually run aground due to Richard’s poor navigation skills, and they soon find themselves wandering through an enchanted forest that’s vaguely adjacent to Richard’s kingdom.
Flanderization (n): The act of taking a single (often minor) action or trait of a character within a work and exaggerating it more and more over time until it completely consumes the character.
Overcompensating (n) – Excessive compensation, especially the exertion of effort beyond what is needed to compensate for a physical or psychological characteristic or defect.
After (too quickly) dispatching Evil Ash, the real Ash and company have to tend with a lot of surprise baggage, such as the re-appearance of the hikers Kelly and Pablo bumped into in the woods and the fact that Ruby’s finally tracked the team down.
Fridging (adj) – Short for the descriptive term “women in refrigerators”; a colloquial term for a female character who exists and whose death is only a motivator for a male character.
Has there ever been such a clear example of a fridging than the existence of poor, beleaguered Amanda Fisher?
All of the pieces start to tumble into place as we head toward Hotel’s home stretch. Alex must come clean with John, who has just committed his first fully awakened murder spree as the Ten Commandments Killer (and has only one more murder “thou shalt not kill” to complete before the whole project is done), about her virused up state and the fact that their son’s still alive.
There’s a sadness to the Moffat-era Doctor Who Christmas specials that belies their casual broadness and often silly or nearly irrelevant holiday flourishes. “A Christmas Carol” is all about loss and it inevitability, the way it can harden us to the world or allow us to recognize its fleeting beauty.