What to Watch: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Have you been paying attention to the Marvel Movies? If so, this show is for you! Featuring Agent Coulson from Iron Man 2, Thor, and Avengers.

As a viewer of this show I can say it started a bit slow and the characterization was a bit weak, however as the show progresses, the writers get it figured out and the show begins to get quite good. It is also worth the watch because its the first show in the history of TV as we know it, that has a continues timeline and story arc from movie to TV show. The events in Captain America: Winter Soldier effect the show, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

There is quite a lot of hubbub about how good the show had gotten since the events of Winter Soldier. If you don’t watch this show, now is the time to marathon your way to awesomeness!

What to Watch: February Movies

For this week’s pick of what to watch, I sorted through the movies that are premiering in February, and picked the ones that might appeal to a geeky girl and possibly her guy.

The Lego Movie opening February 7th.

This movie is the greatest superhero movie of February 2014 with guest appearances from Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, a Ninja Turtle and mostly importantly – Morgan Freeman. (Tittie sprinkles) Looks to be a epic tale of heroism and ineptitude in an extraordinary interlocking landscape.

Robocop opening February 12th.

A remake of the classic action Sci-fi movie from 1987 starring Peter Weller. A man, burned and dismembered from an explosion is given a new body and a computer to rule his mind and consciousness. However, the new Robocop has other ideas about his fate and his priorities.

Vampire Academy opening February 14th.

If chic flicks make you slightly nauseated (like me) then this might be the Valentine’s day movie to have your beau take you to. It’s about vampires in high school. (Yeah, I wasn’t sure about the idea either) But there is no sparkling and the main character played by Zoey Deutch looks fun and quite quirky. Could be better than something that requires tissues and a makeup bag in your purse to survive.

Winter’s Tale opening February 14th.

Another Valentines Day pick. This one is about a love so great, so pure and so beautiful that it defies death. Reincarnated the man returns to finish what he started, to save his love. I definitely feel you should pack tissues and the makeup bag for this one. If romance is the movie selection you prefer, I recommend this supernatural romance starring Colin Farrell.

I’m going to Robocop for my Valentine’s romance pick. (What? I find things blowing up very romantic)

What to Watch: Arrow

This week’s geeky TV show offering is: Arrow

This show is loosely based off the DC comic Green Arrow. Rich playboy Oliver Queen, played by Stephen Amell of Private Practice, is lost at sea and ends up on a small island in the Pacific. 5 years later, when he returns to his family and home in Starling city, the billionaire playboy is changed. He’s returned home with a mission: To make amends for the sins of the socially elite who have been stripping Starling City of its wealth and glory, and to bring justice to those who have brought these injustices onto his city.

The new Oliver Queen finds himself trapped between the playboy he is expected to be and his dark, secret persona, the vigilante, The Hood. Juggling his family, friends, and secrets turns out to be constant and painful struggle for him.

Can he save Starling City or is he doomed to betray those he loves most and dig himself an early grave?

I have only just started watching this show. I don’t really know much about the Green Arrow, but I also worried after Smallville, which I detested, that it would be another show filled with wooden pretty boys and stupid comic book plots. My best friend, however, suggested I get over myself and get into drooling over Stephen Amell.

I am very, very glad I took her advice.

The story is pleasantly dark, as I prefer my heroes to be tormented, with plots that are emotionally charged enough to get and hold my attention while presenting a nice overarching theme that I can watch unfold in all its angsty goodness. The series provides plenty of people to hate and even more to question their motives on, keeping the viewer wondering who is truly to blame and who is not.

I definitely recommend this comic book based TV series to anyone who enjoy comics, a dark version of the Green Arrow, or awesome man hotness with lots of angst and scars. (Thank you Stephen for being my newest favorite man hunk. I could just eat you up!)

If you’d like to watch, it airs on the CW on Wednesdays at 8p or 7c. You can find all the episodes on iTunes or Amazon. Or if you don’t to pay for them by episode, Season 1 can be found on Netflix and the last 5 episodes of Season 2 are up on Hulu.

There is also an official Facebook page that you can visit for more information and updates if just watching isn’t enough.

This is another 3 thumbs up find. Go and enjoy!!

What to Watch: Almost Human

With the coming of the age of the nerd/geek, it can be difficult to pick from the geek TV offerings.  Geek Chic is here to help! We logged, collated, and judged each show until we picked the very best one to critique, for you our loyal listening public…

(Okay, so really I just randomly picked on of my favorite shows to watch and now I’m going to pimp it… whatever.  Back to topic.)

And here it is:  Almost Human

Almost Human is a near future sci-fi tv series brought to us by J.J. Abram and Joel Wyman.  Karl Urban of Doom and Star Trek plays John Kennex, a gritty police officer, who wakes up from a 2 year coma to find his previous life was a lie. He’s been fitted with a cybernetic leg to replace the one he lost in the explosion that killed his partner and took two year of his life.

When he returns to work he learns from Captain Maldonado, played by Lili Taylor of The Haunting and Hemlock Grove, that his new partner will be a life-like android, an MX model. It becomes quickly apparent that Detective Kennex doesn’t trust his silicone partner and after an incident Captain Maldonado reassigns him with an older model, DRN.

Dorian, played by Michael Ealy of Underworld Awakening and The Good Wife, turns out to be almost more human that his human counterpart. Given a “synthetic soul” and able to make intuitive connections that the logic based MX’s aren’t capable of.

Each individual episode is free standing; however, as one might suspect with J.J. Abrams involved there is also an over arching plot as Kennex tries to understand who and why his partner was killed.

In an interview with Karl Urban by Christina Radish of The Collider Karl explains his enthusiasm with the character of John Kennex:

“I’m excited, every week, when I get a new script. I’m like, “Oh, wow! Cool! That’s really, really interesting.” I just look at John like he’s a character who’s trying to find himself. He’s a character who’s trying to regain elements of his former life and find his humanity. The irony is that he’s learning lessons in humanity from a synthetic life-form. That’s such a genius idea.”

I recommend this TV show to anyone who likes sci-fi, action dramas or Karl Urban. Three thumbs up from me!