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09 November 2016 @ 03:48 pm
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Agents of Shield, 4.01 - 4.06

I love everything involving Robbie Reyes, his character is such a nice addition to the cast and seeing the backstory to him becoming Ghost Rider and dealing with everything associated with that, his responsibility and guilt and his quest for vengeance in order to get rid of this thing, it's so wonderful and refreshing. The fact that he feels responsible for getting his brother in a wheelchair and wants to protect him, to find those who did this, to right those wrongs, it makes his character so much more fleshed out, so utterly human. "The Good Samaritan" was a fantastic episode to shed light into that, along with the impact it'll have on the relationship between him and his younger brother, who he did this for.

Poor Daisy, my precious baby, I sympathize with her so much. After everything she had gone through particularly from being under the influence of Hive, and losing someone else she cared about yet again to something that she thinks is her own fault, her decision to go rogue and distance herself from SHIELD is one made to protect the ones she loves and cares about makes sense. To her, she believes she causes more harm than good (keep in mind the ominous, "wherever she goes, death follows", she's starting to really believe this to be true). Daisy is in a bad place emotionally, and she chooses to be alone because she thinks it's what's best for everyone. It's a damaging mindset and one that is quite unhealthy, but I understand where she is coming from. What's worse is how she feels like she deserves to suffer. Even more depressing is how she is selfless to a default. She is kind and compassionate and wants to help others, but at the cost of her own safety. It's who Daisy has always been since the very beginning, she puts other people first before herself, even protecting people from herself in some situations (like when she Iced herself when her powers were getting out of control in the second season), but it's even more apparent now that she is in this bad place and operating alone.

It's why I really love the dynamic Robbie and Daisy have with each other. Even if their situations are different they share some similarities, such as feeling the need to work alone, settling scores, protecting those they care about, and the guilt associated with the things they've done. It's why they work so well together, and why I hope not only do they continue working together but that Robbie becomes a regular. I just really love him.

The only thing I dislike so far this season is the reactions of some of the team to Daisy's situation, more specifically the attitudes of Fitz and Simmons; Fitz thinking and acting like Daisy betrayed them and Simmons acting so flippant. It may hurt that she left, but being insensitive to her isn't helping anything, especially when you consider other characters left for a time to deal with their own personal issues for various reasons throughout the series. I'm also not fond of the new SHIELD director, either.


Legends of Tomorrow, 2.01 - 2.04

I don't know what it is, but this season feels slightly off for some reason. I know it just started, but somehow it feels less contained in comparison to the first season, which is odd because I didn't particularly care for Vandal Savage most of the time but at least there was an underline theme that carried out all their missions in each episode, which ultimately came down to the Legends Team versus Vandal Savage and the Time Masters. I know that this season will most likely end up coming together more effectively, since I'm pretty sure the reason Rip has disappeared and they're trying to find him is because it's all connected with The Flash and the Flashpoint, which is what the crossover between Supergirl will be about. But at the moment I'm not entirely sure what to think of the episodes so far. They're alright, but feel rather disoriented.

I am, however, loving the fact that Sara is now the Captain of the team, because it makes perfect sense that she would be. I predicted it somewhat last season that she would end up either piloting the Waverider and/or becoming the co-captain alongside Rip, since he seems to not only trust her judgment but also views her as an equal of sorts. And her leadership just works. I'm only hoping that when Rip returns that her leadership doesn't go away, and they can actually end up leading the team together.


Supergirl

Okay, I'll admit that I haven't been watching this season for a couple of reasons. First is, of course, the fact I already have too much to watch and catch up on, which is how I did the first season as well. The second reason, however, is the biggest one because it's how they done fucked up Kara/James, as in after all of that build-up throughout the first season and having them finally kissing in the season one finale, only for the show to go, "lol they're just friends." Like, that makes no logical sense to the continuity of what had previously just happened, not at all. They didn't even give them a chance. Not only that, but they basically reduced James' character immensely while adding on more bland white guys. I don't know about you, but I find this a bit racist, and it put me off of the new season. I'm not entirely sure I should blame the move to the CW or the showrunners (or both), but it's NAGL.

However, I am pleasantly pleased that they're actually having Alex Danvers discovering her sexuality, which is a storyline I didn't think they would end up going into, but apparently they are. Based on what I've seen from other sources, they are handling it quite well so far.

Also, Dichen Lachman guest-starred in a recent episode looking fine as fuck, so I'm definitely not complaining about that. ♥


++ The Defenders is currently in production, and some casting news which makes me rather giddy. Basically, aside from Jessica Jones, we'll have Trish Walker, Claire Temple, Misty Knight, Colleen Wing, and Elektra all joining, plus some others I may be missing. On top of that, Jessica Jones will have all women directors for its second season. All the ladies! (✿◠‿◠)

++ Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them premieres next week. I'm only going for one particular purpose (Colin Farrell as Percival Graves) because the thirst is strong, and while I'm interested in certain aspects of the story, I don't think I'll be seeing the rest of the franchise, which has extended from just a trilogy to five films in total. Probably because, aside that one factor in this film, I don't have a strong interest in it as a whole. Also, due to a recent casting decision which may reflect the rest of the franchise, I'm not entirely certain I would even want to continue watching it anyway. Nevertheless, I am going to watch the first Fantastic Beasts film because I've already committed myself to it mainly due to my emotional investment with a character/actor. I've even ordered his wand, have his Pop Figure, and have rewatched this particular clip numerous times. As I said, the thirst is real and I have no shame.
 
 
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Nadine: Supergirl - Jamesmalicat on November 10th, 2016 01:14 am (UTC)
While I am just as angry about the sidelining of James (although they have started with his solo storyline now and he got much more screentime this week) and what they are doing with Kara/Jams (or well,NOT doing) and I don't care about the new guy at all,out of the 4 major new characters (Mon-El,Maggie,Lena and Snapper) only one of them is a white guy so as far as just the numbers go,the show has gotten more diverse. Not trying to change your mind as I totally understand why you aren't watching anymore,just clearing a few things up ^^

As for LoT,I actually don't mind - for now - that it's more a case of the week structure because it gives the team more time to bond with the new characters and adjust to their new situation. I personally love the season so far!
Renée: Arrow. Sara Lance.rogueslayer452 on November 10th, 2016 03:50 am (UTC)
Not trying to change your mind as I totally understand why you aren't watching anymore,just clearing a few things up ^^

Thank you, I really appreciate that. I only know based on what I've seen on my Tumblr dash, I didn't know the full extent of all the newer characters. :)

As for LoT,I actually don't mind - for now - that it's more a case of the week structure because it gives the team more time to bond with the new characters and adjust to their new situation.

That is very true, and I really like that aspect. Part of the reason why I love this show is the character interactions and friendships, and even though I miss some of the characters from last season, seeing some newer faces and how they integrate with the already existing team has been kinda interesting. And you're right, right now it's more about them bonding and getting to know the newer characters and their situation, and furthermore seeing Sara taking control of her new leadership role, which I really do love a whole lot.

I guess I expected something a little bit different from where we left off in the S1 finale, so that's why I consider the structure of the season so far a bit weird.
goldenusagigoldenusagi on November 10th, 2016 03:04 am (UTC)
I'm miffed over Kara/James but I'm also upset over the loss of the Kara/Kat mentor relationship. I know that was a behind the scenes thing and the story had to change, but that relationship was a huge part of why I liked the first season, and the show kind of feels empty without it.
Renéerogueslayer452 on November 10th, 2016 03:40 am (UTC)
Yeah, the loss of Kat really is kinda big. She was a huge contributing factor for Kara in the first season, everything about their relationship on the show was a huge part of Kara's development, and while I know they had to make changes it's still disappointing that she's no longer there. :(
Ery-chanerychan86 on November 10th, 2016 10:12 am (UTC)
I know how you feel about LOT it started right and now it's kind of off... I just can't wait for the big crossover...
Renée: Arrow. Sara Lance.rogueslayer452 on November 10th, 2016 04:40 pm (UTC)
The crossover is going to be fascinating to unfold, let me tell you. Just seeing Kara interacting with everyone is going to be wonderful. :)
icecream_junkieicecream_junkie on November 10th, 2016 06:51 pm (UTC)
I’m counting the days till Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is finally in theatres. Unfortunately, I will have to wait at least a week until I can see it, as I’m at a conference the weekend it comes out. (Why does work always have to get in the way?)

I don’t know if I will watch the rest of the movies. I have no idea what the story for those will be, because I have not really been following the new on that in the past few weeks. I guess it depends on whether they spark my interest or not (and whether Colin Farrell is in them). After all, it was the same with Fantastic Beasts. I wasn’t too interested in the movie until I saw Percival Graves in the trailer. I have been fangirling ever since and can’t wait for the movie to premiere. *lol*

As for merchandise, I might buy the script if the movie is indeed as good as I hope (read: if Percival Graves is as amazing as I made him out to be in my crazy fangirl mind).
Renée: Elementary. Joan Watson.rogueslayer452 on November 10th, 2016 08:02 pm (UTC)
I'm probably not going to the midnight showing (or whenever it is now since midnight showings have been disappearing these days), but I'm definitely going to be seeing it the weekend of, for sure.

I have no idea what the story for those will be, because I have not really been following the new on that in the past few weeks.

Based on what has been mentioned, the rest of the movies will be focusing more of the Dumbledore vs. Grindelwald plot, with Newt kind of in the middle of everything. Which in theory sounds interesting, but in my opinion I would've preferred FBAWTFT to have remained a trilogy and instead everything involving Grindelwald be written in a stand-alone book. I don't know. I mean, I was mostly indifferent to this movie until I noticed Colin Farrell, who has become my main reason for going to this movie at all. So my interest in the rest of the movies, should he not be in the rest of them, will probably be nonexistent.

(read: if Percival Graves is as amazing as I made him out to be in my crazy fangirl mind).

Regardless of whatever the outcome may be in the final product, I have my own headcanons for his character so that version will continue to live on and I'll fangirl no matter what. :3 In any case, I'm positive Colin's performance is going to be spectacular either way, and that is what I'm looking forward to seeing.

Edited at 2016-11-10 08:05 pm (UTC)
icecream_junkieicecream_junkie on November 14th, 2016 01:04 pm (UTC)
I would've preferred FBAWTFT to have remained a trilogy and instead everything involving Grindelwald be written in a stand-alone book.
I absolutely agree with you. Even if Newt is involved somehow, the whole Dumbledore vs. Grindelwald plot is just that. Dumbledore vs. Grindelwald, not Dumbledore & Scamander vs. Grindelwald. As such it probably would have worked best as a separate book/movie focussing on those two characters, especially, because I find the whole backstory of them being friends during their youth and ending up on different sides fascinating. I would like to see that included in any movie about that particular plot. So on one hand, if they don’t include that story and do not focus on those two characters, it’s an absolute waste IMO, but on the other hand if they do it is no longer a movie about Newt and I always thought FBAWTFT would be his story. Therefore, I would have preferred it to be a trilogy or even a stand-alone movie and another trilogy about Dumbledore and Grindelwald.
Also, aside from Percival Graves (who will always be my main reason for watching the movie, mainly because he is played by Colin Farrell, because I’m shallow) seeing a different wizarding community than the British one, was another reason why I was interested in the movie. However, if the other movies focus on the Dumbledore vs. Grindelwald plot, most of it will probably be set in Europe (if not in Britain) and I would have preferred to see a bit more of the American community (or other none European ones for that matter) before returning to Europe.

Regardless of whatever the outcome may be in the final product, I have my own headcanons for his character so that version will continue to live on and I'll fangirl no matter what.
Yeah well, that’s what headcanons and fanfiction are for. *lol* I’m really hoping for some good fanfics.
Profiterole: X-Men - Xavier and Magneto_profiterole_ on November 10th, 2016 07:10 pm (UTC)
The Ghost Rider storyline is such a great surprise. I've never watched the movies, they didn't really sound like something for me, but the fact that they chose the Robbie Reyes version of the character makes me happy and the result is excellent.
Renée: Skye. Transformation.rogueslayer452 on November 10th, 2016 07:40 pm (UTC)
I knew of Ghost Rider but I was never particularly interested either way, but Agents of Shield really got me intrigued. Robbie Reyes is a fantastic addition and I love what they're doing with his storyline, which is much more interesting to me. Plus, the actor is really attractive, so that's a major plus. ;)
i'm on a website where people fuck fruit: Arrow Sarageckoholic on November 12th, 2016 02:02 pm (UTC)
I am, however, loving the fact that Sara is now the Captain of the team, because it makes perfect sense that she would be. -- YES. I agree. :D And hey I never found this show to be particularly coherent, so I don't mind it too much. XD

Yeah I'm pissed about Kara and James and the new guy too. However, I'm also really excited for Alex and Maggie. Good things and bad things, I guess. And yes, Dichen Lachman! ♥

Renée: Arrow. Sara Lance.rogueslayer452 on November 17th, 2016 07:46 am (UTC)
Yeah, Legends of Tomorrow is just a hodgepodge of ridiculous time-traveling adventures, and it's what I do enjoy about it, honestly.

Based on what I've seen, they've been handling Alex's coming out in a sensitive and real way, it's honestly so genuine and seeing the positive reaction from others on how accurate that portrayal is? That's a good thing, definitely. So while them nixing Kara/James (for now) still pisses me off, at least this kinda makes up for it.
Driver Picks the Musicbatmarg on November 14th, 2016 08:46 pm (UTC)
The news about all the marvel ladies is lovely.

Feel no shame in the thirst. :) And I'm excited enough about the first one because I need my HP fix. I don't know if the thrill will keep up for 5 films, though it may have for 3...
Renéerogueslayer452 on November 17th, 2016 07:40 am (UTC)
I don't know if the thrill will keep up for 5 films, though it may have for 3...

Yeah. I understand that she wants to tell a new story in a different medium, which she has the freedom and right to do so if she wishes, but I do think that extending it to five films instead of just three might be just a tad presumptuous. Granted, I'm not that interested in seeing the rest anyway, so.