It’s May, which means Official Cancellation Season. Among the latest of several network cullings are ABC’s Galavant and Agent Carter. Despite positive fan reception, both shows suffered low ratings in their second seasons. They were also pet projects of Paul Lee, the network’s Entertainment President who was ousted in February and replaced by Channing Dungey.
So while the chopping block wasn’t unexpected, that didn’t make it hurt any less when ABC swung the axe.
This week on TV…Arrow finally followed through on a lot of its build-up, but The Flash started a brief hiatus, and won’t be back until March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day!). Sleepy Hollow‘s second season wrapped up with a serious character death after some time-traveling shenanigans. Finally, much to the dismay of geeky feminists everywhere, Agent Carter concluded its first season without confirmation of a second season, but what a finale we got!
This week on TV we, here a the Daily Geekette, watched even more shows than last week. We’ve shared our thoughts on the latest episodes of everything from Sleepy Hollow to Criminal Minds, plus the beloved Flash and Arrow. This post does include spoilers, so read on with care!
Well, well, well! Another week, another positively splendid installment in the Agent Carter mini-series! Though this episode didn’t try to bait us or charm us in the way that last week’s did, it cut to the chase and proved that anyone can die and that this setting is altogether grittier much quicker than its counterpart, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., dared to be in its first season. Read on for our more in-depth review!
It happened! It’s here! After months of anticipation, tonight finally saw the debut of Marvel’s Agent Carter, an eight-part mini-series focused on Hayley Atwell’s character in the Captain America films. While still reeling from Steven Rodger’s death, Agent Peggy Carter works for the Strategic Scientific Reserve during the day while running private missions at night which will eventually lead her to found S.H.I.E.L.D. All of this is well and good and has been known since the beginning of the show’s development, but does the series live up to the hype? Keep reading for our review of the two-hour premiere!
We’ve got one week without a new episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but Marvel gives us the gift of TWO action-packed thirty second previews of their next series, Agent Carter. This eight-part miniseries will star Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter and will take up S.H.I.E.L.D.’s spot Tuesdays at 9 while it goes on hiatus. For those two months, I’ll be reviewing every episode of Peggy Carter, so I’m also here to do a short analysis of our two new sneak peaks! Spoilers begin now!
In case you’ve been out of the geek loop, it’s Comic-Con Weekend. Nerds of all types flock to San Diego, CA in an annual pilgrimmage to a convention of mind-blowing proportions. Alongside exclusive collectives and beautifully crafted costumes, the de facto importance of SDCC is fandom announcements that usually break the internet.
While DC has mostly been promoting itself through images for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice*, Marvel has upped its game by releasing details of the loudly clamored for Agent Carter TV series.