Agent Carter is one of the best shows on television, but you wouldn't know it from the ratings. Last week's two-hour block boasted a meager 2.5 million viewers and a 0.7 in adults 18-49. Meaning: The best thing we can say about Agent Carter's ratings is that it's approximately double what the Mulaney finale managed this time last year.
But unlike Mulaney, Agent Carter deserves better. It's a uniquely charming series that blends the best parts of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, spy procedurals, period pieces and caper comedies into a single show that's unlike anything else out there. This season alone, Agent Carter has managed to include everything from a deadly interdimensional energy substance, nuanced explorations of the ways women cope with systemic oppression, slapstick flamingo jokes and a charming old Hollywood song-and-dance number. Oh, and did I mention how gorgeous the execution of the series' 1940s setting is? I've never wanted a wide-legged pantsuit so badly in my life!
Agent Carter is also an unapologetically feminist series that's only beginning to scratch the surface of its own potential. When Agent Carter premiered, it was the sole project within the MCU headlined by a woman. Thankfully, Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) has now joined Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) in that minuscule club, but if Carter gets canceled, Marvel will once again be left with only one woman standing until 2019, when Captain Marvel premieres. Not only is that a bad look for Marvel, but it would be a shame to shut down Agent Carter before it can further its exploration of what it means to be anything other than a straight, white man in the '40s and - to an extent - today. - READ MORE
Things were more casual on the set of Star Wars than you think ...
Star Wars 8 Has Two Rumored Titles And I Like One Way Better Than The Other
Now that we’ve been completely through a new Star Wars movie, from pre-production through release, we have a pretty good idea of how things will work for Star Wars: Episode VIII. This means that one of the next major pieces of official information that we’re likely in store for is the actual title. Now, right on schedule, a couple of rumored titles have surfaced and...well, one of them could work.
We’re sure that we’ll hear many rumors for titles between now and whenever we actually hear the official announcement, however, the first two are now out and they come from very different sources. The first one, courtesy of the mass of humanity that is Reddit, is that the title will be Star Wars: Tale of the Jedi Temple. We’ll apparently know if this title is legit fairly soon as the source claims it will be revealed as part of May the Fourth, the annual official/unofficial Star Wars Day. The second title comes from a Croatian Star Wars fan site. They claim the title will be Star Wars: The Order of the Dark Side.
Ya know, when I'm outside getting some exercise, I sure crave tomatoes. Why can't someone create a robot who can feed me tomatoes while I'm running? Oh look someone did!
A Japanese vegetable juice company has designed a new a wearable robot that dispenses tomatoes for people to eat while on the go.
Tomatan is a robot that can be worn as a backpack. Weighing 8kg (18 pounds), it features a tomato shaped head with a mouth that opens to dispense the tomato into circular metal arms that then come down over the person's mouth to feed them a tomato.
Why would anyone need this, you might ask? Well, according to Kagome, which claims to be Japan's largest supplier of tomato juice and tomato ketchup, people running the Tokyo marathon really need this.
Why The End Of Captain America: Civil War Might Be Devastating For Marvel Fans
If you thought it wasn’t possible to hype Captain America: Civil War any more than it already had been, get ready for this. The stars of the movie, mostly Anthony Mackie, have been telling us for weeks just how great Civil War will be. Now, we’re hearing that not only is it great, it’s also going to be an emotional experience. We’d better get mentally prepared for this.
Marvel has been showing the nearly finished product in early screenings and the response has apparently been overwhelmingly positive. However, the thing that caught our eye most about Birth.Movies.Death’s recent discussion about Civil War screenings is the fact that the end of the movie is being described as "an emotional horror movie." It sounds like Captain America: Civil War will have some long-lasting consequences for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movie will give both sides of the Civil War conflict -- Tony Stark and Steve Rogers -- solid reasoning for their beliefs, which will only drive home the divide that will exists between The Avengers.
Why Lois Lane deserves better with ‘Batman vs. Superman’
When “Action Comics No. 1” debuted in 1938, it introduced the world’s first bona fide superhero: Superman, a k a bumbling journalist Clark Kent. It also gave us the patron saint of scrappy female reporters: Lois Lane, who’s been the yin to Superman’s yang ever since that very first comic.
“She’s been through all the ups and downs of the superhero industry,” says Tim Hanley, author of “Investigating Lois Lane: The Turbulent History of the Daily Planet’s Ace Reporter” (Chicago Review Press, $18.95). “She’s also had her own adventures — and yet, all the attention goes to Superman.”
In this new history of the character, comics historian Hanley gives Lois her due, taking the reader through a chronology that has seen the character careen between being a helpless damsel in distress and a feminist role model — landing, in her most recent big-screen appearances, somewhere between those extremes.
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Joss Whedon will return to Marvel for Captain America's 75th anniversary
Writer, director and long-time Marvel Cinematic Universe consultant Joss Whedon will write a backup story in this month's issue of Captain America: Sam Wilson, a celebration of 75 years of Captain America, reports Entertainment Weekly.
The character was first introduced in Captain America Comics #1 in March of 1941, a comic with a cover that famously featured its new hero felling Hitler with a roundhouse punch — a more controversial statement than it might seem now, since America wouldn't actually enter World War II for another nine months. Steve Rogers, the original Captain America, has not been the only man to take on the moniker, though he's certainly held it for the longest.
These days, however, the name of Captain America — and the star-spangled suit — is worn by Sam Wilson, formerly the Falcon, Marvel's first African American superhero. Rogers will, no doubt, appear some where in the anniversary issue, which will consist of several stories. The lead writer and artist on Captain America: Sam Wilson (Nick Spencer and Daniel Acuna) will create a larger lead story, followed by at least two backup features, one written by Greg Rucka and drawn by Mike Perkins, and one written by Joss Whedon and drawn by John Cassiday, says Entertainment Weekly.
He did it.
We've all had days that start like this!
Aliens are among us ... Trump needs to build that wall! Or have Mexico build it ... whatever.