“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” just had by far the best midseason finale of any fall show. There, I said it. The level of awesomeness on display here was beyond compare. Oh, and it also just happened to unlock a previously untapped side of the Marvel Universe that has the potential to impact just about every upcoming Marvel movie. Pretty cool for a show that too many impatient people left for dead last season, huh?
This episode was kind of a mixed bag. We raised some interesting questions and made some progress with the whole alien city storyline, but the whole thing seemed like a setup for next week’s (hopefully) epic midseason finale. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but it left the events of this episode feeling a bit too much like filler. Oh well, we work with what we’re given.
This show had been on my radar ever since I saw that voice cast. Will Arnett as an anthropomorphic horse who happened to be a 90s sitcom star? Aaron Paul as a stoner slacker? Alison Brie as a Vietnamese Annie Edison? If nothing else, the cast (which also includes Amy Sedaris, Paul F. Thompkins and Patton Oswalt) was proof that everyone in Hollywood now jumps at the chance to work for Netflix.
Last Friday, Netflix rolled out a 12-episode first season that was, to put it gently, all over the place. “Bojack Horseman” is the definition of an acquired taste. It’s equal parts satire, sitcom and extremely dark psychodrama. If I had to describe this show in two words, it would be: “Excuse me?”