Agents of SHIELD Finale 3.21 and 3.22 Top 7

Agents of SHIELD wasted none of their 2-hour fin ale! We hit the ground running and it just kept getting more and more intense! We finally know who the Fallen Agent was. We know what happens to Hive. “Absolution” and “Ascension” answered many of the questions and storylines that have been building throughout the whole season, we got our answers. It also left the door open for a peak at next season’s possible plot line. It was an incredibly fast-paced and intensely emotional ending to a spectacular season. Here are…

Agents of SHIELD 3.20 “Emancipation” Top 5

“Emancipation” does a brilliant job of marrying the Agents of SHIELD storyline to the effects of Captain America: Civil War. SHIELD is still fighting against Hive for the fate of the Inhumans. And to make things just a bit more complicated, Talbot (on behalf of the government) shows up to take an inventory of the Inhumans, as required by the Sokovia Accords (the central conflict of Civil War). Here are my top 5 moments from “Emancipation.” 5. Yoyo and Mack There’s something about Elena and Mack that just makes me…

Agents of SHIELD 3.19 “Failed Experiments” Top 5

“Failed Experiments” brought us a little bit of a history lesson of the Kree Reapers, Hive, and the Inhumans. It brought SHIELD against Hive and his henchmen. We got to see some….visitors. There’s now only 2 episodes left in the season; one that will probably tie in with Captain America: Civil War, and then a 2-hour finale. “Failed Experiments” certainly set up the pieces for quite an epic ending to a season and left us desperate for answers to all the questions with which it left us. Will Hive’s Kree experiment…

Agents of SHIELD 3.18 “The Singularity” Top 5

The stakes continue to be raised on Agents of SHIELD as we are getting closer to the finale. “The Singularity” gives us a glimpse at Hive and his Inhuman collection. It shows us Coulson’s biases on the team. It gives us some heartbreak as Hive uses memories of Will to get to Simmons, and also warms our hearts as FitzSimmons continues being adorable. It gives us some laughs as Fitz and Mack banter back and forth, and some gasps as Daisy and Hive bust in on the SHIELD agents mission.…

Agents of SHIELD 3.17 “The Team” Top 5

Secret Warriors

Ho-ly Mo-ly! What an episode! Agents of SHIELD is getting better and better. “The Team” was a magnificent episode; probably one of my favorites of the series. It provided us with some great action from the Secret Warriors. We learned a whole lot more about Hive. There were some amazing FitzSimmons moments that made me squee with happiness. And there was even a great murder-mystery “whodunit” plot that twisted at the end of the episode. Here are my top 5 moments from “The Team.”   5. Malick is dead SHIELD…

Agents of SHIELD 3.16 “Paradise Lost” Top 5

This week’s episode of Agents of SHIELD was a bit lighter on the action and a lot heavier on the information. That doesn’t mean it wasn’t still amazing. It was a great episode in which we learned a lot about Malick’s past, Lincoln’s past, Hive and what he….it?…may have planned. Here are my picks for the top 5 moments of “Paradise Lost.” 5. Malick revealed Throughout the series, Malick has been in a position of power. He has proverbially been at the top of the food chain. In “Paradise Lost,”…

Agents of SHIELD 3×15 “Spacetime” Top 6

Agents of SHIELD continues to make it really difficult for me to choose only 5 moments from the episode to write about. Typically when I watch this show, I’m always aware that I’m watching a superhero/comic book show. I can sense the layer of surrealism that that style of TV brings.  However, when I was watching “Spacetime,” that layer was stripped away. It felt real and intense. The emotions of this episode ran very high, which even overshadowed the big action scenes. It was an amazing episode full of amazing…

“Hive” Review: Insect Chess

If you’re anything like me, you love boardgames. But if you are like me (you poor soul), you love spending time at home alone with your person, whomever they may be, and few other humans about. While many games can be played with 2 players, not many should. As such, it can be difficult to mitigate the realms of board game geek and homebody. Enter Hive. If you can imagine chess, but with bugs, and about 100x more fun, you’re probably close to picturing Hive. In hive, you control either white…

Arrow 4.03 “Restoration” Review

  Let’s start with the villains who appeared this week during “Restoration.” Double Down (J.R. Bourne) made an appearance as a merc for hire, who had the metahuman ability to pull tattoo cards off his body and throw them fast enough to do some real damage. The fight scenes involving Diggle, Green Arrow, and Double Down were the best of the season so far, and seeing Green Arrow deflecting cards as he finds a way to get close left us with a memorable episode in terms of action. While the…