TV Reviews: Agents of SHIELD, Game of Thrones, The 100

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1.17 – Turn, Turn, Turn: I love how the show has grown since the pilot and I definitely care much more about the characters than I used to, despite how Coulson and May have always been my favorite. I even found myself caring for Simmons this time. I didn’t see the new Captain America movie, so I knew I would get spoilers for the film with this episode. I was in for a shock regarding Fury, and it saddened me. The episode was a game changer as announced by its trailer. It was Marvel and Whedon epicness at its best in my view. I liked how it was so important for most dynamics within the team. And it didn’t feel gratuitous at all! The whole Clairvoyant and Hydra aspect was very good and made for solid, albeit crazy twists! I’m very curious to see how much mess the team will have to go through between the shock regarding Ward and the crisis they are facing.

Game of Thrones 4.01 – Two Swords: I loved the episode and I found that it was a better season opener than the one for the previous season. It felt as if we really saw (almost) everyone and it felt more complete as such. I loved seeing how big Daenerys’s dragons are becoming. I know they are dangerous but I still find them cute and the big black being with his head on his mother’s lap for a moment reminded me of Toothless in How To Train Your Dragon. I still really like her second, Ser Jorah. I never liked Sansa but this episode comforted me in that feeling. She just annoys me. It isn’t about how she should be wielding swords and running away or whatever. She could have had been different in many other ways. I felt bad for Tyrion when he tried to even make her think of her mother and how Lady Stark would have wanted her to carry on. I also feel bad for Shae as this is one huge mess. The new threat in King’s Landing will probably cause lots of trouble in this season. I felt like slapping Cersei when I saw how she treated Jaime and was all “me, me, me” as always. I was happy to see Jaime stand up for himself with his father and even Joffrey. The scenes between the Hound and Arya were priceless and having a bit of a laugh at times was relaxing. Arya continues to grow up well. I was glad to see both Brienne and Jon still be the great characters they can be. I can’t wait to see the next episode.

The 100 1.04 – Murphy’s Law: I admit that I didn’t get many of the characters’ mindset in this episode. Many of them just baffled me. Clarke was growing on me but she annoyed me in this episode. I mean I understand how she tries to be just and protect everyone, but the way she was all about protecting Charlotte after she admitted murdering her childhood friend she had just patched things up with? Well, I scratched my head. Sure, Charlotte was a child, but at the same time, nobody knew why she had been imprisoned in the first place. On the other side, Bellamy confirmed becoming a really interesting character. I liked Abby as always in the episode,  even though I am angry at her for having been responsible for getting her husband airlocked. She is an interesting character and I understand her better than her daughter at least. I liked Raven and was glad that she refused the offer that other woman made her to get the piece. That scene disgusted me especially with how the older woman seemed to think it wasn’t shocking, and was rubbing it in about how Raven’s mother had gone for it several times. As for the ending with Raven being close to crash on Earth and of course, her boyfriend Finn and Clarke jumping each other, it made me shake my head. Why is there always a need for love triangles?

9 thoughts on “TV Reviews: Agents of SHIELD, Game of Thrones, The 100

  1. C.E. Darrell

    Ooh, I’m yet to start Agents of Shield, but I’ve heard nothing but good things. I’ll have to get on it ASAP! 🙂

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    1. Natacha Guyot Post author

      I was really curious about the show because of the fictional universe, and some cast and crew members but it has only got better since I started watching and this most recent episode was amazing! I hope that you will enjoy the show when you try it! 🙂

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  2. thejedilibrarian

    I went and saw Captain America with a friend Friday night. Not all the info about the movie given in the show is 100 percent accurate, or I guess you could say it’s intentionally misleading.
    I can’t believe Ward changed sides in the end. When Hand gave him the option to shoot Garret, I was all “Oh, know, don’t tell me he’s going to take it but shoot her instead!” and that’s exactly what happened! Of course, he could be A) playing Garret to get close and take him out from the inside, B) could have been Hydra all along, or C) is still trying to protect Skye like he claims to be. Speaking of Skye, I wonder when we are going to find out why she is a 084.

    That episode of The 100 baffled me a bit too. They were so willing to string Murphy up, but not Charlotte after she confessed. Bellamy is growing on me too. I don’t see why Clarke wanted to protect Charlotte other than because she doesn’t want to see anymore death. As for the love triangle, I know what you mean, Raven is NOT going to be happy when she gets to Earth. I was surprised at what the Nygel woman wanted in return for the part as well, but I was thinking she’d want her to steal something or do something else that could get her floated, ie steal meds or a different kind of part or any other floatable offense. She was being a bitch rubbing in the stuff about her mom, and I love that they use “Float yourself” as a curse.

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    1. Natacha Guyot Post author

      I hope that Fury isn’t dead. I really hope he isn’t. I’d miss him tons. I won’t be able to see the new Captain America movie before it comes out on DVD, so I’ll have to wait or go spoil myself further. Truth is, I’m okay with spoilers, because of what I do in life. I am thinking the exact same possibilities about Ward. I really hope that he isn’t Hydra or just thinking of protecting Skye. And I would like to know more about Skye’s origins and possible powers for sure!

      I agree that it makes sense that Clarke doesn’t want more death but at the same time, she wasn’t as up in arms when they were to hang Murphy up. So her risking her own life just to protect Charlotte just made me blink at the screen. I’m feeling sorry for Raven and it doesn’t make me really like Finn (I didn’t mind him but didn’t really like him) when I see him with Clarke. I like that “Float” is the F word in this show, it’s kind of a neat twist (though I think that due to Battlestar Galactica, I’ll always talk about airlocking instead of floating!)

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        1. Natacha Guyot Post author

          I’d happily hear any spoilers regarding Fury’s fate then! 🙂

          I completely agree about Clarke’s behavior and Charlotte’s situation. Nobody ever said why Charlotte had been imprisoned but it was said a few times that there are murderers among the teenagers sent to Earth.

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          1. thejedilibrarian

            He’s note dead. In the movie we are made to think he is, just like in the show. He takes a beating from Hydra via a car chase and crash and then is shot besides. He lets SHIELD think he’s dead because “They can’t kill me if I’m dead.” But it is revealed late in the game that he is in fact alive, if not a little worse for wear.

            Bellamy has said it several times, and Abby said there were more violent criminals among them. Not all of them are there for stupid shit. I guess we’ll have to wait until next week.

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            1. Natacha Guyot Post author

              Now you just made my day about Fury not being dead. I really like the character so I’d be annoyed if he were dead. Thank you!

              I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who catches that people mention that not every kid was locked for stupid stuff!

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