Category Archives: Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD

Ryan Rates Fall TV, Part 1: Sunday – Tuesday

It’s been a busy Fall, and I’ve all but stopped doing weekly episodic reviews for reasons laid out here. But with a lot of shows starting to wrap up their Fall runs, I thought I’d offer up some short takes on the shows I watch on a weekly basis. I almost thought about breaking down […]

Days of television past: When looking back prevents looking at the present

There’s a disclaimer you often see in advertising commercials for financial companies: “Past performance is no guarantee of future results.” It’s that firm’s way of telling potential investors that the returns touted aren’t necessarily indicative of how an investment strategy will perform henceforth. It’s a combination of legalese and practical advice: The market is inherently […]

Review: Agents of SHIELD, “0-8-4”

Well, that was pretty painful. Look, no one expected “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” to arrive fully formed. There are two many balls in the air, too many masters to serve, and not enough resources in the world to cull together 22 compelling episodes of this show. But “0-8-4” was a step back in every measurable […]