Lady Saika’s Agent Carter Season 2 Wish List

Marvel's Agent CarterWell, now that I got my real wish (a second season of Agent Carter—and with ten episodes this time!), it’s time for my wishing to get a little more specific. We’ve got eight or so months to sit around fantasizing about what comes next—so that’s just what I’m going to do. Without further fanfare, here’s what I want most out of Agent Carter Season 2.

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Is Once Upon A Time Repeating Disney Stories or Adding To Them?

I have watched every episode of Once Upon A Time since its premiere in 2011. My view of the show started well, but has been declining since the second season. From bland plot twists to poor character development, my faith in the show is practically non-existent now. Despite that, I watch it in good faith, hoping the show will be as unique and memorable as it was when it started. Then I saw this image circling the internet.

Once Upon A Time Season 4 PremiereAt the end of Season 3, we do see someone who looks like Elsa walking toward Storybrooke, but the show has made it perfectly clear that she is indeed Elsa from Disney’s Frozen. Not only that, but they are using even more characters from Disney films and stories (like Fantasia for instance). I was outraged after the first episode of Season 3, but decided to give the show the benefit of the doubt. Surely they wouldn’t bank on the fact that Frozen is so popular that it’d help ratings (regardless of how much work was done with the plot). Now, nine episodes in, I can honestly say the writers didn’t expect to cheat their way into better ratings. They did a nice job tying these two worlds together, along with answering any questions you might have had about Anna’s and Elsa’s past and future. Not only that, but they continue to develop the characters from their original cast.

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It’s Really Happening: A Peggy Carter Series Is Coming to Your TV

agent carter official concept artAfter what seems like forever stuck in the realm of rumor, Marvel has finally ordered a half season of an Agent Carter TV show, featuring the Captain America movies’ Hayley Atwell in a reprisal of her role as Peggy Carter, kickass SSR agent and co-founder of the MCU edition of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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TV Review: The Neighbors

Since it’s fall, all of the major TV networks are unveiling their brand new TV shows. Today, I’m looking at the TV show called The Neighbors. It airs on ABC on Wednesdays at 8:30/7:30 central in the US. Or if you’re not into watching TV on TV, I’m sure you can find the episodes on the Internet.

This show is about a regular family that moved into a housing complex in New Jersey that just happened to be filled with aliens (wearing human suits of course). These aliens all have names of famous athletes (ex. Larry Bird, Reggie Jackson) and all wear (the same) golf clothes. The normal human family finds themselves trying to teach the aliens how to be normal human beings.

At first I was really confused and my “da hell” face came out because the entire thing was so bizarre. But as the show went on, I found myself laughing hysterically. The misunderstandings that occur are really funny. What is in a kid’s meal if it isn’t kids? And what about Manwich?

Another thing that I like is the writers aren’t afraid to write certain things. They choose to have things bleeped out or censored as opposed to not saying them at all. I have more respect for the writers for doing what they want to do. Because you know that we don’t live saying “gosh darn-it”. Even if TV feels that they can’t air bad language, by censoring they at least acknowledge that it exists.

It’s a quirky little show, and unfortunately I don’t see it sticking around since it is a little bizarre. But it’s funny and different, and if you like that in a TV show then you should check this one out.

Can Sci-Fi/Fantasy Come Back to Mainstream Television?

The question above is one that I ask myself on a regular basis. Obviously, there will always be a market for science fiction. Heck, SyFy is still bringing in high numbers regularly, and its original programing is quite good. Other cable networks, like TNT, have one or two sci-fi shows packaged into their lineup, while the big stations like Fox and NBC usually have one new sci-fi show a cycle. ABC’s Once Upon a Time is kicking butt right now, and is putting up good numbers despite currently fighting Sunday Night Football for ratings.

However, I consider Once Upon a Time to be an exception, and I worry for its future, particularly since the “Big Four” networks, CBS, ABC, NBC, and Fox, all seem pretty disinterested in sci-fi and fantasy programing.

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