Fall TV Picks for 2015

The Fall season is upon us bringing back much loved TV shows. Questions will finally be answered, new stories will arise, and characters will go on new journeys. Here are my top shows I’m most looking forward to:

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Sept. 29 at 9E/8C on ABC)

I’m sometimes wary about third season’s because in my experience if I enjoy the first two seasons of a show, it may disappoint me with the third season. However, I believe this show has the capability of having another great season. I’m looking forward to seeing Bobbi Morse working in the lab and Skye (Daisy Johnson) and Alphonso “Mack” Mackenzie working together. The one thing I’m looking forward to the most is Jemma Simmons coming back. Her storyline for this season has so much potential, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed she actually gets a good story this season.

iZombie (Oct. 6 at 9E/8C on CW)

I need this season to already be here so the showrunners and actors will stop teasing about the big mysterious story arc for Major Lilywhite this season. I’m also excited Peyton Charles will be back. This show is gold to me right now because of all the characters and relationships they have created.

Jane the Virgin (Oct. 12 at 9E/8C on CW)

I love how quirky this show can be, and still keep both feet on the ground when it truly matters. It recognizes the stories are from a telenovela, but still keeps this great level of being sincere. I can’t wait to see the Villanueva ladies back in action, and coping with a baby boy in their close knit family for the first time.

The Librarians (Nov. 1 8E/7C on TNT)

I finally was able to watch this show for the first time this month so this choice may be partly do from still being on a high from it. Ezekiel Jones quickly became a favorite of mine. The best episodes from season one generally were ones with Noah Wyle ( he is a great weakness for me), and I’m keeping my fingers crossed he shows up many times over season two.

Elementary (Nov. 5 10E/9C on CBS)

Last season was like a light among darkness for me. I found most of my favorite shows facing difficulties, but I could always rely on Elementary to be good. The season finale broke my heart, and it will interesting to see what will happen next. The best news to have come from season three so far is John Noble playing Sherlock’s father. I never want my TV screen to part with this man for long. He’s too valuable.

Finally there are the new shows I have been anxiously waiting for since they were announced.

The Muppets (Sept. 22 8E/7C on ABC)

The Muppets were a huge part of my childhood. I’m looking forward to seeing them in this mockumentary setting. I finally get to see the Muppets in their everyday lives. The first clip ABC released was a great creation and still brings a smile to my face. Here’s to seeing Miss Piggy with several handsome guys falling for her.

Supergirl (Oct. 26 8:30E/7:30C on CBS)

The main reason why I’m excited is because there is finally a DC comic show based on a female. The trailer was good, and Calista Flockhart has already stolen the scene she was in for the trailer. It is going to be interesting to see if anyone else will be a scene stealer. The eye candy doesn’t hurt either with Mechad Brooks.

Jessica Jones (Nov. 20 on Netflix)

As soon as they announced Krysten Ritter was going to be Jessica Jones I was sold. It also didn’t hurt when David Tennant was announced as the baddie, Kilgrave. I’m intrigued in seeing Tennant playing a baddie when the majority of time I have seen him on my TV screen I have fallen for him all over again. It is awesome 2015 is the year we get three new comic related shows based on women, but it should have happened sooner.


Ladies of Marvel: Comics Edition

In June, Marvel announced this month would be celebrating their ladies from the comics with “Women of Marvel.” They would re-release issues of Black Widow #1, Captain Marvel #1,Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1, Thor #1, Spider-Gwen #1, She-Hulk #1, Ms. Marvel #1, Silk #1, Princess Leia #1, and Spider-Woman #5 (the reason for the fifth issue was because it was the introduction of a new story for Spider-Woman, Jessica Drew, and a costume change) for $1 each. This means if you are interested in trying out one of the comics, now is the chance. You can see if one of their stories interests you, and support the ladies while doing it.

I started really reading comic books this year. Before I would casually pick up an issue of Buffy to see what was happening with the Scooby gang, but this was the year I got serious with comics. What got me interested were the announcements of Thor being a female (Thor), Sam Wilson (Falcon) becoming the new Captain America (All-New Captain America), Peggy Carter getting her own short series (Original S.I.N.), and a new series based on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. characters (S.H.I.E.L.D.). Now I am trying to collect a few of the Marvel ladies comics.

For me my top five of these ten would be: Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, Silk, Spider-Woman, and Thor (Black Widow is another favorite). Most of these characters have been around for a while, but it was easy to learn about these characters and histories through the issues and sometimes the internet. It is easier to find out a character’s background thanks to Google.

One reason why I would suggest Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) would be due to the movie coming out a couple of years from now. This was a good series by Kelly Sue Decconick. This series is over now, but a new one will start up soon written by the Agent Carter show runners, Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas.

Of course this recommendation leads me to also suggesting Spider-Woman because Drew and Danvers are best friends, and while Drew may not end up in the movie there is always a chance. It would be awesome to see the two of them together on the big screen.

It would also be great seeing Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan) in the movie. Before Danvers was known as Captain Marvel in the comics she bore the title Ms. Marvel. Danvers has shown up in Ms. Marvel and those were some good issues. It would be a great introduction for Khan and/or Drew to be included in the film.

Marvel is also releasing five one-shots featuring S.H.I.E.L.D. agents this month with four out of five of those issues being female agents: Peggy Carter, Bobbi Morse (Mockingbird), Melinda May (Calvary), and Daisy Johnson (Quake). While these single issues are not $1 I will still recommend picking them up.

Of course if you enjoy them, I would highly recommend reading S.H.I.E.L.D. since Morse, May, and Johnson have all been in the series including another lady agent, Jemma Simmons (my favorite).

“I’m Engineering”

Only two more weeks until Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is back on my TV screen. There is still time to catch up or refresh your mind on what happened during the last two seasons. It is amazing to see this group of characters and how much they have evolved since the pilot. Leo Fitz is probably the one who has had the greatest character development.

In the first season, Fitz was still the baby of the group towards the end of the season. Fitz was a newbie who joined the team because Jemma Simmons dragged him into it. Fitz didn’t really have his own identity. He was FitzSimmons who trusted easily. Season two was a game changer for him.

At the beginning of season two, Fitz was relying on a Simmons who wasn’t there. However, Alphonso “Mack” Mackenzie soon befriended him, and helped him overcome his disabilities. By the time Simmons came back to the team they were no longer FitzSimmons. For the first time he was Leo Fitz. While he was not able to handle everything he did as his last year, he was no longer the baby of the group.

Last year, Fitz proved he has chemistry with everyone. His friendship with Mack became one of the greatest relationships on the show. The show also introduced Phil Coulson, Lance Hunter, and Fitz as a trio towards the end of the season, and the trio quickly became one of my favorite things with those episodes. The three of them do not appear to have anything in common, but they were able to give pure entertainment when together.

The best relationship highlighted last season for Fitz was him and Skye. Fitz was in Skye’s corner throughout her whole process of learning she was Inhuman. One reason was because he had already went through the change of no longer being who he once was in season one. He recognized she was having a difficult time with the transition, and he was with her. He was Skye’s number one cheerleader. He didn’t care she had changed because he knew while she may have physically changed she was still the Skye he was friends with.

Fitz grew up during season two. He was able to develop his own voice, and actually saw more action. Fitz got better as time went on and season two, and one of the best episodes that showed his character growth was the finale. He partnered up with Coulson and Mack to take down the Inhumans and Gordon. While it was fun to see Fitz get into some of the action this past season, I believe someone needs to give him some field training.

As for the FitzSimmons aspect this past season it was more of a relief to have seen them separated. Jemma was more of her own person and season one, but Fitz wasn’t. While it hurt to see them apart it was the best thing to happened to Fitz. He was able to fully become his own person who didn’t rely on Jemma.

He was able to make his own decisions, and be more daring. It was good to see them become friends again towards the end of the season, but it was also good to see them having their own perceptions.

Fitz was able to evolve so much, and is quickly becoming one of the strongest characters of the show.