Last night I attended my first viewing of Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D. on the big screen courtesy of Cinamaworld of Melbourne and Famous Faces and Funnies! I loved being able to share the viewing experience with other fans of the franchise in real life. For the series premier I shared the experience in the Twitterverse which was fun – but it was nice to be with live people, getting to see their reactions and what they do and do not catch.
Fall’s buzziest new drama had a super-powered premiere Tuesday night: ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. — a show so big it takes two company names to officially describe it — delivered 11.9 million viewers and a 4.6 adults 18-49 rating. That makes S.H.I.E.L.D. TV’s highest-rated drama debut in nearly four years (since ABC’s Vpremiere in November, 2009).
That adult demo number is particular impressive given the show’s time slot. S.H.I.E.L.D. had to self-start at 8 p.m. — no lead-in — and ran against huge competition: NBC’s The Voice and CBS’ NCIS are two of the most popular shows on television. And how did it stand up? S.H.I.E.L.D. (recap here) actually managed to tie the two-hour The Voice overall in the demo (4.6) — and beat it head-to-head during the 8 p.m. hour — while trouncing the return ofNCIS in the demo (3.4), though obviously losing among total viewers (19.4 million).
In the world of League of Legends, there are heroes, there are winners, and then there is The M Cluster. Watch as Dante, Brandon and I – along with two of our friends show off our gaming skillz!
Anyone who who has spent any time on our twitter account or follows us on Get Glue (something I just recently started actively using and am still adjusting to) knows that I have been completely bowled over the Aaron Sorkin’s latest television masterpiece “The Newsroom.” If you know me a little better you’d know that I am huge fan of just about everything Sorkin has been a part of, with the exception of The Social Network – I could just care less about how Facebook came to be. The writing on The Newsroom wonderful, the acting is wonderful and I recently openly declared my love for a fictional character as a result.
— The M Cluster (@TheMCluster) September 21, 2013
But this post is not about my love for Mackenzie McHale (or any other fictional characters I may have been in love with – looking at you C.J. Craig), or Aaron Sorkin, or really even about The Newsroom, which I am just catching up on because I no longer have cable television because Brighthouse Networks it a poor excuse for a cable company – but that is another story, forgive the digression. No this post is about what I feel is an injustice that is being done to one of the actresses in this show – Olivia Munn.
Thanks to Bonnie Burton, whom I adore I have seen the video interview below of Felicia Day, whom I also adore! As if that were not enough – the interviewer is none other than Kevin Pollak whom once again – I ADORE (in the manliest way one man can adore another man). So to recap – One of my favorite people told me about another of my favorite people being interviewed by yet another of my favorite people…. but that is not even the takeaway here…
KEVIN POLLAK HAS A LONG FORM INTERVIEW SHOW???
How the hell did I not know about this? I’ve enjoyed everything Pollak ever since the first time I saw him impersonating Shatner as Captain James Tiberius Kirk. As YouTube commentator Kevin Ramsey so aptly states:
I’ve always felt that he has been under used as an actor. I am extremely glad to find out about this and am looking forward to seeing more. And LOOK at some of the people he’s lined up! Nathan Fillion, Seth Mcfarlane, Garfunkle and Oats, Adam Savage – this is like Nerdvana! If you enjoy good interviews and entertaining banter, you need to subscribe to his YouTube channel NOW!
Approaching debates within the geek communityalways feels like walking down a diving board and seeing sharks circling below. No matter how you frame an argument or try to get your point across, there is almost a guarantee that your feelings and thoughts will be pounced upon the moment you put them out there and torn gleefully to shreds by the first person who responds.
Even here, where the majority of readers are not hip-deep in the community all the time, it’s a little scary to put my thoughts out there. But I’m going to do it anyways because my community feels like a less friendly place than it used to be, and it makes me unbelievably sad. Why can’t we all just get along, darn it?
In the last seven days, two things happened surrounding DC Comics that inspired a lot of debate, a fair amount of vitriol, and made me regret giving the company my money on Wednesday even though I only purchased one of their titles on the regular.
I won’t be buying anything else from them.
Thanks to the beautiful people over at nerd HQ even us poor slobs who don’t get to go San Diego Comic Con get to see the awesomeness that is the Joss Whedon Panel!