What I'm Geeking Out About This Week - 10/02/15



Here's what is going on in my world this week:

I just finished watching this whole animated web series this week (the final episode premiered on Tuesday) and I really enjoyed this quick, six episode companion to the highly entertaining DC TV universe of Arrow and The Flash. It introduces a compelling new character (Vixen) who has a mystical amulet that gives her the power to mimic the characteristics of any animal who has ever lived (the strength of an elephant, the speed of a cheetah, etc.). I hope that she can come into the live-action shows at some point, since her introduction brings in an entirely different mystical & magical element to this already expansive and awesome comic book TV universe. Definitely check it out if you're a fan of Arrow and The Flash so that you're in the loop when both of those shows come back soon.

The complicated history of the television show Heroes is back in the limelight as the "reboot" mini-series Heroes Reborn premiered last week (second episode aired last night). I checked out the premiere online after it aired, and it isn't perfect, but it isn't horrible either. It is definitely very different from the first (and best) season of the original show's run. I am intrigued enough to keep with it for a little bit, but I am worried it is not going to pay off since it has been so uneven out of the gate.

The third season of this show premiered this week, with a further re-invigoration as it continues to find its identity. We now have Inhumans front and center for most of the proceedings, and the show is getting more comfortable and confident with accepting it's comic book roots as a result. I am really enjoying Daisy/Skye ("Quake") taking a bigger role in the show, since her character was sort of underdeveloped in the first season. She is a much better character now and the show is setting up some neat threads for Civil War ahead of that film's release in May 2016. SHIELD definitely isn't the best comic book TV show on the air right now, (I put it behind Flash and sort of tied with Arrow), but it is still an entertaining romp in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that continues to grow in fun new ways (I can't wait for Jessica Jones on Netflix soon!).

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