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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is Renewed for Season 7

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will return Summer 2019 ABC President Channing Dungey announced today. This is before season 6 has aired which will happen in early 2019 for a shortened 13 episode run. It’s unknown what the length of the seventh season will be. With the launch of Disney+, Disney’s digital service, it was expected the ratings challenged show would switch to that platform from Disney owned ABC.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.stars Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Henry Simmons, Natalia Cordova-Buckley and Jeff Ward.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was co-created by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen, who also serve as executive producers along with Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb.

Underrated: Comic Book TV Shows That Don’t Suck (Anymore)

This is a column that focuses on something or some things from the comic book sphere of influence that may not get the credit and recognition it deserves. Whether that’s a list of comic book movies, ongoing comics, or a set of stories featuring a certain character. The columns may take the form of a bullet pointed list, or a slightly longer thinkpiece – there’s really no formula for this other than whether the things being covered are Underrated in some way. This week: Comic Book TV Shows That Don’t Suck (Anymore)



Do you remember when [insert comic book TV show here] debuted, and how excited you were to start watching it? Do you then remember the moment when your excitement waned and you realized that somewhere alone the line that [insert comic book TV show here] either never was all that good, or  had begun the descent into suckage?

Well, here’s a few shows where that descent was reversed, for better or for worse. The only caveat is that is all personal opinion, and some shows still suck. Obviously this is not going to be an fully comprehensive list, because I haven’t watch every comic book show available, but merely a selection of those I have.

And if your favourite show isn’t here? Maybe it never sucked enough…

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Arrow Now somewhere in its eighth season, Arrow started out with significant promise before slowly trending downwards. Hitting a low point around the third season, Arrow struggled throughout the following year and a half before finally pulling itself away from the poor man’s imitation of Batman we’d  been seeing as the show moved away from the League of Assassin’s and toward a direction you’d never expect to see Batman or Bruce Wayne take as Oliver Queen ran for Mayor of Star City. Now, although the show still has its problems, Arrow is on a decidedly upward trend and no longer deserves the poor reputation it so justly earned a few years ago.

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Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Ironically, few people enjoyed this show right from the get go – my wife effectively gave up on this right around the tie in for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which was around when the series started to pic up in its quality. Since then, barring a few hiccups (most notably Season 4), the show has been remarkably solid with the fifth season standing out as the best one that has been produced in the last five years.

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Gotham Unlike the other two shows mentioned in this week’s column, Gotham is a show I actually dropped half way through the first season. It turns out that for a long time that was the right decision. But recently those who have bravely stuck with the show for various reasons have been rumbling that, maybe, it’s something that should make its way back into my television viewing schedule. While I haven’t  made the plunge on it yet, primarily due to time constraints, I have every intention of reading the highlights online before starting with the most recent season. I’ll let you know how that ends up.


 

That’s pretty much it for this week, so join us next week when we look at something else that is, for whatever reason, Underrated.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is Renewed for a Sixth Season

After speculation, ABC has announced that Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is getting a sixth season. The season will be truncated to 13 episodes instead of the normal 22.

While the ratings for the current season haven’t been stellar, the series does well on DVR playback/on demand and solid in the international market.

The season finale for the current season is this Friday at 9pm ET on ABC.

Coulson’s life or death is the challenge the team finds themselves in, as the wrong decision will cause the destruction of Earth!

TV Review: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S5E1 Orientation Part One & Part Two

Coulson and the team find themselves stranded on a mysterious ship in outer space.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. kicks off its fifth season with a game changing opening in a two episode debut. As the fourth season wrapped up we saw that the Agents were no longer on Earth and were aboard a ship of some sort. Where are they? How did this happen? Some of those answers are found in the two episodes in what might be the strongest debut of any season.

Lets start with the story.

The team is disconnected, separated, and have no idea where they are. They need to figure out what’s happened and the episode is mostly them doing exactly that. It all flows nicely and through it all we’re introduced to the situation, the goal, and who the villains are. But the bigger question is, are they really the villains? This season feels like a tough one when it comes to that with a slightly more ambiguous situation.

But, what’s truly impressive is the twist that’s revealed as to exactly what the situation is. It’s not what I expected at all and there’s so much mystery left to figure out, not to mention how it all ties together with the rest of the live action Marvel universe.

The characters too are great. There’s some amazing lines by Mac and it’s clear that the writers are having fun with the genre and situation they’re all in. There’s some jokes about the situation, about some tropes, it’s just fun.

The story is solid and the production value has increased as well. The special fx look like the budget is higher and there’s a focus on the visuals. The aliens too look solid fitting well into the existing Marvel movie universe. It’s interesting and the only downside is that there’s a lot of darkness so it’s hard at times to tell exactly what’s going on. It’s good and forces you to pay more attention but it’s a downside too.

The two episodes together make for the strongest debut of any season so far. The characterizations are great, action is is solid, and special fx are improved. Hopefully this isn’t a fluke and what we can expect for the season going forward.

Overall Score: 9.45

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Celebrates 100 Episodes

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns December 1 and the series celebrated shooting their 100th episode yesterday. They were joined on set by Channing Dungey (President, ABC Entertainment Group), Patrick Moran (President, ABC Studios) and series executive producers Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon, Jeph Loeb and Jeffrey Bell, as well as co-executive producer Garry Brown, as they honored the show’s landmark episode with a special cake celebration.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premieres with an explosive two-hour episode this Friday on ABC. The 100th episode will air in 2018.

The show has also released new photos from the upcoming season which you can check out below.

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It was new comic book day yesterday. What’d everyone get? What’d you like? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below!

While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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Journalism – New graphic novel about children in Central African Republic blends illustrations with 360-degree video – This sounds really interesting.

CBR – Marvel’s Inhumans Is Linked To Agents of SHIELD, Says EP – No shit?

The Beat – Is the Comics Industry Collapsing? Let’s Talk About the Hyperbole and DC’s New Initiatives – Agree? Disagree?

 

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Talking Comics – Go Go Power Rangers #1

Comic Attack – Secret Weapons #2

Newsarama – Zojaqan #1

TV Review: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S4E22 World’s End

Ghost Rider makes a surprising return; Coulson and the team work to stop Aida from ending the world.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. wraps up its fourth season with an episode that feels a bit mixed in quality as if there’s both too much packed in and a sense folks weren’t quite sure how to end it all.

The episode’s really broken into two main parts. There’s the team’s taking on Aida as she continues to flip out and then there’s Yo Yo and Mac in the digital world.

The former is paint by numbers in many ways as the team has to figure out how to defeat her and they get help with Ghost Rider whose return feels a bit convenient and rushed. Something here doesn’t quite click for me but I can’t put my finger on exactly what that is. I think things a are presented so quickly and just thrown out there without any reflection it all feels like a flowing of scenes where we just accept everything that happens. It’s not bad and is absolutely the big fight you’d expect in the last bit of a movie a lot of flash, some twists, and not much depth.

The Yo Yo and Mac part of the episode is really where the heart of excellence of the episode is. We feel the pain and suffering from both characters as Mac has to realize the digital world around him is crumbling but also decide if he’ll stay with his daughter. No matter the choice he has to lose her twice. Yo Yo does what she can to get him to exit into the real world realizing the pain he’s suffering and his reaction makes her suffer too. It’s heartbreaking and the show has been its best when its focused on these types of interactions. It’s easily the best part of the episode and we get that interaction again as the team comes together at the end of the episode.

There’s also some set up. Coulson has to cut a deal with Ghost Rider and the end of the episode feels like it’s setting up the Inhumans… but how? This is absolutely one of the stronger season finales but it falls a bit flat like a lot of Marvel’s live action series and movies. The concepts are better than the execution and we see that again here.

It’ll be interesting to see where things go from here, but until then we’re left with a satisfying, yet not exciting, ending.

Overall Score: 7.45

ABC Gives Us More Details about Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Inhumans

Today was ABC‘s Upfronts where the network presents what we can expect this coming television season. That includes first looks at shows and the announcements of when things will air.

We’ve already been told that Marvel’s Inhumans will debut on IMAX September 1 and then ABC in the fall. We now know the show will air Fridays at 9pm. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns Fridays at 9pm later in the season.

We got a first look at Inhumans beyond the teaser trailer already revealed and this show looks epic capturing the vibe and characters of the classic comic series. It looks full of action and drama and much better than the teaser image already released. We also get to see Lockjaw in action… hells yes!

Marvel’s Inhumans will premiere a version of the first two episodes in IMAX theatres for a two-week period beginning September 1, 2017. ABC will then air the entirety of the series on the network, with additional exclusive content that can only been seen on ABC.

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The weekend is almost here! What geeky things will you all be doing? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for the weekend to begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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ICv2 – Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy Cast in ‘New Mutants’ – This could be cool.

Deadline – ‘Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Renewed For Season 5 By ABC – Well ok then.

CBR – Happy: TV Adaptation of Morrison & Robertson’s Comic Gets Series Order – This should be interesting.

CBR – Krypton: Superman Prequel Officially Gets Series Order at SyFy – And this should be interesting.

The Shallow Brigade – a primer on nick spencer’s shitty politics – The more you know.

 

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Talking Comics – Eternal Warrior: Awakening #1

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