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5 Shows After Dark: All of This Just Screams "Bad Idea"

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | November 26, 2013 | Comments ()


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Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD on ABC at 8:00pm ET. From the commercials it looks like this week will explore why it’s really dumb that their headquarters are on a plane. I mean, that’s not a great plan for a regular group of heavily armed individuals for reasons starting with “the cost of jet fuel” and ending with “accidents can lead to explosive decompression” but it seems like an even WORSE idea for a group of people who deliberately seek out people with mysterious and poorly understood superpowers.

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross - It’s Nation Time on PBS at 8:00pm ET.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine on Fox at 8:30pm ET.

The Mindy Project on Fox at 9:30pm ET.

Marshal Law: Texas on TNT at 10:00pm ET. Series premiere. Hey, did you want another reality series about law enforcement personnel? No? TOO BAD! This one will also have terrible Texas jokes/stereotypes.

Genevieve Burgess thought the same thing about the plane/flying aircraft carrier thing they had in the movie.



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  • BIGGER on the INSIDE

    I think we have misunderstood this show from the beginning. It's not Buffy: It's Scooby Doo. And we know that Mystery, Inc., needs a Mystery Machine.

    Thus: the Bus.

  • wonkeythemonkey

    Marshal Law?
    Sammo Hung or GTFO!

  • So no mention of the AWESOME Person of Interest "Endgame" finale?

    I'm thinking you folks don't even like TV.

  • Mz Black Widow

    I loved it !!! I always love the show but tonight was incredible, Carter would have been proud and the end - perfection :D

  • DeusExMachine

    YES YES YES. Person of Interest is AMAZING, AWESOME, INCREDIBLE etc. etc.

    POI deserves to get more love around here, and everywhere.

  • manting

    so early in the episode all that stuff happens and we cant see the guy. Late in the episode when stuff happens we CAN see the guy. WTF? Why wasn't he behind the wheel of the police car? How could neither of them see him flinging cans? This episode made zero sense. Also SPOILER ALERT there is Hell and a god? Clearly god is not the Jewish god (no hell) or Hindu or Buddhist or (trying not to laugh) scientologist. So fucked up.

  • foolsage

    Just because that guy THOUGHT he was trapped between this plane and Hell, don't assume that's true. Someone in the middle of a confusing and traumatic situation won't be the most reliable source of input. The truth could have been any number of things.

    Having said that, in the Marvel Universe, there is indeed a Hell. Watch a Ghost Rider movie for the basic concept. That still doesn't mean Hell was involved in last night's episode in any sense except that the semi-ghost THOUGHT Hell was involved.

  • manting

    the semi-ghost had traveled there. He had seen it. He is scared to return. His hope is that the girl will forgive him and that god will absolve him of his sins so he wont have to return to hell. You can interpret it your way but to me its very clear from the episode that there is a hell, which in turn would mean either Christianity or Islam is real. Totally nuts. As for Hell in the Marvel universe read my above post - the Inferno Saga spans much of the marvel universe including all the Xmen and their spinoffs, the FF, spiderman, and others.

  • foolsage

    Two thoughts:

    1) Again, you're placing a lot of trust in the judgement of a disturbed semi-ghost. It seems *possible* that he's mistaken about what's going on, no? What makes him an expert? Is he or is he not tormented and acting strangely? That seems to me to undermine his credibility as a witness, but your mileage may vary.

    2) Even if we accept that the semi-ghost is 100% correct about what he thinks is happening, that means Hell is real, just as we know it to be in the Marvel Universe. What in the world does this have to do with Christianity or Islam? Marvel's Hell (which you've already admitted exists, somewhere within the Marvel Universe) has nothing to do with those religions.

  • Bert_McGurt

    "Here, girl I'm infatuated with, let me save you from harm by CRASHING THIS PLANE."

    Also, how many times a season is the plane going to be damaged? This is at least the second occurrence in what, eight episodes?

  • DeaconG

    OK, Hell=Mephisto, but god...eh?
    (runs to get his paper copy of The Infinity Gauntlet)...

  • manting

    No god in the marvel universe. At least no Christian god. Just like in real life. On Agents of Shield evidently there is a god and he is Christian. I think I will never watch the show again. There is a Hell in the marvel universe but not as depicted in the bible. There is the Inferno story arc where N'astirh and S'ym, Limbo and demons all figure prominently.

  • foolsage

    Um, what? At no point in that episode was the existence of the Christian God implied, much less proven.

  • manting

    By the guy saying that the other place he was stuck between was Hell. He repeats this several times. Since hell only exists in two of the Abrahamic religions (Christianity and Islam) and since the guy is a Christian believer that would certainly imply that there is a Christian god. On top of that since this guy committed murder he believes he is being punished, that is to say he is being sent to Hell by god. He also says this several times. At least that's what I got out of it.

  • foolsage

    We're having the same discussion in multiple posts, but I don't want not to reply. ;)

    1) Hell exists outside of Abrahamic religions, in the Marvel Universe. We know Mephisto is real, as is Satannish and the rest of the gang; they've interacted with most of the heroes in the Marvel Universe at some point. Characters like Ghost Rider and Daimon Hellstrom are literally FROM HELL (or at least their souls and/or powers are). This is the Marvel Universe; Hell exists. No Christian or Islamic beliefs are needed for this in any sense whatsoever.

    2) The semi-ghost was definitely convinced that he was being punished, or was going to be punished. But then, his actions caused his own death and the deaths of others, so he had a guilty conscience. Sure, it's possible that he was going to Hell, but it's also possible that he simply THOUGHT he was going to Hell. He was confused, he had no idea what was going on, and he was trapped between this world and some other world. The only explanation he could come up with was that the other world must be Hell, but again, he's not a dimension traveler, and he doesn't know what the hells he's talking about, literally. That guy was in no sense an expert on this topic.

  • emmalita

    I'm a Texan, does that mean I have to watch Marshal Law: Texas? Because I don't want to. Unless it's a comedy about that time the Democrats fled to New Mexico to avoid voting on re-redistricting.

  • bastich

    I'm amazed that Chuck Norris isn't involved with this show.

  • manting

    Q: what do you call the terrible, awful, just plain abhorrent place around Austin? A: Texas.

  • emmalita

    There are little islands of lovely sanity all over the state. :)

  • But they are few and far apart. And mostly populated by Texans.

  • DeaconG

    Well, it could have been worse: it could have been a modified C-5 versus a C-17...

  • e jerry powell

    I am so African-American!

  • Ben

    This is the season finale for Shield isn't it? I thought it mentioned that on last weeks eppisode preview?

  • Genevieve Burgess

    Nope. Internet indicates that the last episode will air on December 10th.

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