Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Television Shows Watched: March 23 to March 29


Had I realized that I wasn't missing anything, watched all of the episodes on time, and there were only three episodes, I probably would have posted the first week of April, at least. So here's my TV shows followed from March 23 to March 29.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Love in the Time of Hydra is, interestingly enough, named for two former Hydra agents. Still, Ward's plot is the main one of this episode, so that's fitting, even if the cliffhanger from the end of the previous episode is the plot that this episode will be remembered for. I'm a little surprised it wasn't given more focus, honestly, but I suppose they knew they needed a setup episode before getting this plot involved with the main cast. This is an okay episode, but I'm kind of tired of following Ward as the morally grey character and would love to just see him get punched out.

The Flash: Rogue Time infuriated me. This is one of the cheapest tricks in television – to introduce momentous changes to the story for shock value and then erase them to avoid having to advance the story. The end of the love rectangle – and of the sneaking around Iris - was as much a part of why I loved “Out of Time” as the introduction of Thawne's real name and seeing it all taken back was just infuriating.

Arrow: Suicidal Tendencies is a Deadshot background story, which tells me that the ending is false. Deadshot is almost certainly going to show up in a later episode, probably the next Diggle-focused one. Beyond that, this isn't bad. Roy and Ollie are working together, which is one more step toward the televised Justice League that I expect to see soon (particularly with the title of an upcoming Flash episode).

Not a whole lot to say on this week's episode, but there's going to be a whole lot more to say with the post for next week!

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