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This week, I've got one review up for Sound on Sight, looking at All New X-Men #23, the third part of the "Trial of Jean Grey" crossover, as well as a feature on Cyclops and Jean Grey, part of February's "Best Comic Book Romances" theme.
Once Upon a Time: The New Neverland
One of the benefits to moving the action back to Storybrooke, even though the whole Pan storyline hasn't completed, is that it gives us a chance to see the characters decompress while they think the threat is over, something that rarely happens.
It was genuinely kind of sad that nobody cared Regina came back, and I'm glad Snow wasn't a bitch about it and stuck up for her.
I'm also glad Emma knew fairly early that something was wrong with Henry - obviously, with only two episodes left, they couldn't drag this out very long, but that works to the show's advantage.
I'm still confused about the Hipster Darlings...like, they were once younger than Wendy, right? So now they're older than her (since she's been in timeless Neverland), but they're not *that* much older. Why not? Whatever. That's probably the last we'll see of them.
How awesome would it be if Henry had gotten stuck in Pan's body so that Jared Gilmore was done playing Henry?
I've seen better animated figures than Medusa in video games. From 1995.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Party/Full Boyle
"The Party" was a fantastic showcase for the entire cast, with everyone getting a moment to shine. I particularly appreciated that at the party, everyone's insane behavior had little to do with them being cops.
I don't know if Marilu Henner is just signed to the usual three episode guest star arc, or if she's planning on sticking around, but I hope she does - pairing off Boyle in a successful relationship is a story with tons of comedic potential.
Also, I wholeheartedly endorse the running gag that Holt is hilarious to everyone except us and the main characters.
Agents of SHIELD: T.R.A.C.K.S
This was one of the better episodes of the series so far, largely on the strength of its atypical, time-jumping structure and by taking a page out of Whedon's book and grounding the action in characterization (along with a good dose of humor).
That said, this wasn't a *great* episode, and it's kinda sad that fifteen episodes into the season, this represents one of the series high points - this is the kind of episode I'd have liked to see around the five episode mark, the first one showing the characters coming into their own, showing what the show is capable of before it enters a sustained stretch of goodness. Hopefully it still represents that, even if it's coming ten episodes later than it should have.
Other Shows I Watched
Mom "Nietzsche And A Beer Run", New Girl "Exes", Suburgatory "The Birds and the Biederman", Modern Family "iSpy", Revolution "One Riot, One Ranger", The Big Bang Theory "The Locomotion Manipulation"
Terry: Now break it up. We look weird... Don't move as a group! You’re not gazelles!
Peralta: Gina has brought back all the silverware that she stole from your house.
Gina: Also this clock.
Holt: This isn't ours.
Boyle: He was Canadian, so he said was probably his fault he got robbed and
apologized for wasting my time.
Peralta: Oh Canada. Truly Odie to America’s
Agents of SHIELD
Simmons: You never made time for her. But you made time for your work! And your prostitutes!
Coulson: Prostitutes? Plural?
Monroe: You remember South Bend?
Miles: That’ll work.
Charlie: You guys are just naming cities!