What I'm Geeking Out About This Week - 01/16/15


Hey there! Here is what's going on in my world!

This television centric post will start with a series I just finished recently. Legend of Korra (for the uninitiated) is the followup series to the popular Nickelodeon animated show, Avatar: The Last AirbenderBoth now stand as some of my favorite shows of all time because they are fun, action packed, and deal with some important, serious concepts for a children's show all while having an awesome, strong female lead. I would probably lump these shows into "young adult" fare, but they both seem to try to broadcast to a wide audience. Nevertheless, I'd recommend both of these shows to anyone. Legend of Korra had an awkward distribution (it went from airing on television to being dumped online at the end) but it at least got to tell the story it wanted to share. The ending (no spoilers!) was a great way to send off, further cementing it as a show ahead of its time. You can find The Last Airbender series around popular streaming services and Legend of Korra is on Hulu/Amazon Prime.

This beloved NBC sitcom just came back for its final season this past week. The premiere was great and made me happy we were going to have this awesome (albeit short) farewell to the show. It could have ended several times before but the quality has been consistent so I'm happy to see more of it for a short while longer. With the series doing a time jump, it allows for a fresh take on the show, which could have easily gotten stale. I look forward to seeing more of my favorite old characters in Pawnee one last time and have the show go out on top. You can stream the entire series on Hulu Plus, Netflix, and (mostly) on Amazon Prime.

Speaking of awesome & strong female leads (Leslie Knope & Korra fit this bill), Agent Carter premiered recently and I watched the two-part event with my partner this past week. This Marvel series serves as a followup to the events of Captain America: The First Avenger, as well as a spiritual prequel to the current series, Agents of SHIELD, which has already connected itself to this new show's titular character. Peggy Carter has been a fan favorite character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as she stole scenes in First Avenger as well as had her own excellent "pilot" in the Marvel One-Shot that accompanied the Iron Man 3 home video release. I enjoy her character a lot and the series shows some good promise from the outset. I'll be sure to give more thoughts when the mini-series is through in a few weeks.

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