Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2019 July 28

The Breakroom TV gives with one hand, in this case giving us Pennyworth, the story of a Bat-butler, and takes with the other, as Agents of SHIELD finish their short sixth season.  There is a confirmed seventh and final season for SHIELD, but that isn’t due anytime soon.  Meanwhile, we do get more Legion, focusing on Syd this episode, while Supergrandpa fight Zod’s army on Krypton.  On Elementary, Sherlock calls his evil dad to help him deal with evil social media, and Swamp Thing takes out some mercenaries.  Also, if you are into shows aimed at my daughter’s demographic, She-Ra’s next season is reportedly dropping, too.

[All synopses (and titles) from Trakt.tv or IMDB below the cut, except when there really aren’t any.  (If a show’s synopsis is a spoiler to you, do not click More…)]

Pennyworth – S01E01 – Pilot – Recently discharged from the British Special Air Service (SAS), Alfred Pennyworth finds himself at loose ends and endeavors to start a security company.

Legion – S03E06 – Chapter 25 – Syd grows up in a foreign land.

Young Justice: Outsiders – S03E20 – Quiet Conversations – [No Description.]

The Handmaid’s Tale – S03E11 – Liars – [No Description.]

Krypton – S02E08 – Marcy – Dev and Jayna help Seg and Nyssa target Gen. Zod’s fleet when they make a shocking discovery.

Elementary – S07E11 – Unfriended – Holmes and Watson join forces with Holmes’ father, Morland, to enlist his vast criminal network to help disassemble tech billionaire Odin Reichenbach’s crime prevention system.

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power – S03 – Soldier Adora finds a magic sword — and her identity as legendary hero She-Ra. She joins the Rebellion, but her best friend stays with the evil Horde.

Swamp Thing – S01E10 – Loose Ends – Still reeling from the revelation of the truth behind his existence, Swamp Thing goes on the offensive against Ellery’s mercenary team hunting him; Abby comes up against Jason Woodrue, who has crossed the line to save his wife’s life.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – S06E12E13 – The Sign and New Life – With time running short, the team will have to go TO HELL AND BACK to stop the end of everything. Who will survive? [Season Finale]


8 replies on “Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2019 July 28”

  1. I had some doubts about this season of Elementary in the early episodes, but the slow burn there is having a proper payoff. Odin Reichenbach has been a worthy adversary, though I have a very strong suspicion what that ultimate payoff is going to be given the pretty blatant clue. Then again, Mycroft wasn’t “basically the British Government” and a few other things so there could well be some sort of subversion planned. I’m kind of looking forward to seeing what it is.

  2. We are behind on our TV because we have been watching Another Life from Netflix. I am hate watching it. I got it because Sci-Fi + Netflix + Starbuck was enough for me to try it. I watched the first episode with my wife, and immediately apologized for subjecting her to it, and was stunned when she said she really liked Katee Sackhoff’s character and wanted to keep watching.

    (If there are requests, I can do a B42 review of it when we do finish it.)

  3. Welp, I *knew* there was going to be a time shenanigan in the Shield finale, and, as I expected, it wasn’t anything like what I was expecting. In fact, it didn’t even help solve the Izel plot. But the setup for the next season has potential and makes the apparent “B” plot with the Chronicoms not seem much less like set dressing.

    I am hoping that in the next season they are able to address the MCU mainline continuity and how Shield fits into it, or at least explain a divergence point.

  4. The third season of Handmaid’s Tale has almost finished, and you’ll soon have a catch-up review. Acting and production remain strong, but I’m not really buying this season, and I doubt the season finally will fix things, given that I almost didn’t watch this season due to Season Two’s season finale SHOCKING TWISTTM! It’s too bad, because Season One does a great job of adapting a rather prescient work of satire, and Season Two did a pretty good one of going beyond the novel’s end (excluding the epilogue, which occurs an era after the events in the novel).

  5. I loved the SHIELD finale, but I was a bit confused as to what was happening. We thought Sarge had stabbed May as a way to sneak her through the door, but it seems like he was genuinely trying to kill her and side with Izel.

    Also, it sucks that we only get thirteen more episodes to wrap up the show, but at least it seems to be scheduled for later this year sometime.

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