Somebody over at "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." has been listening. This week, we got some much-needed character development as well as a more substantial tease about our larger menace -- they even got a name!
You can say what you want about this soapy, often silly, show, but there's something to be said for its gender dynamics. Sure, it relies on some tried and true stereotypes, but just when you think a character is going to fall into one, they make some moves to break through them.
For an episode with such a snarky title, "You're No Angel Yourself" was surprisingly sympathetic. Juliette, Deacon and Gunnar -- all frustratingly stubborn denizens of "Nashville" -- were rounded out by their respective strengths over the course of the hour.
Over the course of watching this series, I have come to realize that Olivia is a great example of a successful entrepreneur. Here is my list of the top five traits I believe businesswomen can learn from Olivia.
"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is becoming frustratingly too much like a CBS procedural. This is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and I think the viewers are going to demand more than a new case every week with a few minutes of exposition and character development thrown in from time to time.
Miss Rayna James has lost her voice, and it would be very sad and shocking, if three weeks of "Nashville" promos hadn't explicitly told us that would happen.
"Lost Girl" was a heartbreaking hour for Emma and Snow, juxtaposed beautifully with Snow's own journey of self-discovery, in which Charming showed his fiancee that -- as many Disney heroes have learned before her -- belief in oneself is the only "magic" a person truly needs to overcome their obstacles.
My concern is not about whether a plot works and is full of holes, but that we see such police brutality depicted all the time on many TV cop shows.
What happens when cable, telco and satellite companies realize there's an abundance of new, independent programming out there, free of the ruthless bundling and never-ending fee escalation that define their network relationships?
Mind you, Franck wasn't willing to settle for the sort of half-hearted hand-drawn animation that you used to see on Saturday morning television back in the late 1970s / early 1980s. He wanted to do something richer, far more highly detailed.
It's my favorite time of year! Sure, crisp autumn days and reasons to buy new boots are nice, but the fall crop of new shows is what makes me giddy every September.
Atlantic City, the "Boardwalk Empire," is in high gear with the return of the Miss America Pageant. To listen to locals, it would seem as if Miss America were kidnapped back in 2006 when the venue was moved to Las Vegas.
You committed the biggest sin of all for a TV talk show host and something I never expected from Jenny McCarthy: you were boring.
Maybe it's the competition from streaming TV, or maybe it's just good timing, but after a few disappointing seasons, traditional TV networks are seriously stepping up their game
NBC - Shouldn't We Be Empowering These People to Rejoice In Their Obesity? Huh? Have We Learned Nothing? Oh, Shame -- Shame On Us And Our Mixed Messages!
Well, summer is over, folks, so now it's time to hang out with our real best friend: Television. I'm always interested in what could be the next big show, and even interested in a show that is not only big, but actually good.