The heat of summer hasn’t slowed the few programs down at all. Legion reminds us how strong he is as he goes to war. Supergrandad continues his war against Zod as the God/Zod puns continue. Sherlock Holmes faces, or possibly works with, a god. The Swamp Thing is anatomically correct. The SHIELD Agents revisit their past.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Summer continues to stretch on, hopefully allowing you plenty of time to enjoy the small tidbits of genre television we are getting. Legion continues to try to cause some paradoxes, while Supergrandad fights the paradox he’s been trapped in all season. Elementary further explores the Joan/Sarek connection. Swamp Thing reveals his heroism. At S.H.I.E.L.D., their victory party winds down when they realize they still have a lot to clean up.
I wouldn’t call it a dull week, but the studios certainly think we have better things to do than watch television. I don’t of course, so I am still digging through Stranger Things. We’ll take a break for the crazy of Legion, and to watch the hostage negotiation on Krypton. Sherlock and Joan revisit their past crimes solved, and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. finish their two-parter. (The other shows aren’t giving me a synopsis, so they don’t get mentioned.)
We get an extra day off this week in the United States to fire off Chinese inventions to celebrate Brexit 1776, the breakup with the country that is typically its closest ally. We’ll need that extra time as Stranger Things season 3 drops. Legion continues giving us his brand of artful crazy, Young Justice returns, the Handmaid still has a tail, Supergrandpa returns to his Zod controlled home on Krypton, Sherlock and Joan investigate the criminals’ criminal, Swamp Thing learns to talk, and the SHIELD Agents get their own Gah Lak Tus.
But serious, who cares, Stranger Things is back!
If we can look up from that new game on our phones long enough for TV, we get Legion back for the last season. Elsewhere, Handmaid and Swamp Thing don’t give us descriptions, again, while Sherlock and Joan work with a tech billionaire to start pre-crime. The SHIELD Agents are are continuing their trip home.
After a slow lead up to Father’s Day, the next weeks leads us back down just as slowly. The Handmaid’s Tale gives us a description almost as detailed as Swamp Thing, Krypton gives us Lobo. Elementary gives us Odin, but not that Odin. SHIELD focuses on the reunion of Fitz and Simmons. Next week, Legion joins Jessica Jones in giving us a third and final season.
Now that you have weathered the dry spell of the last two weeks, this week you get the return of SHIELD, while supergrandpa returns on Krypton for their second season. Handmaid’s Tale and Swamp Thing each give us new episodes, but don’t give us any descriptions or even episode titles. Elementary continues the hunt for their friend’s would-be killer. If that isn’t enough, we get the final season of Jessica Jones. The trailer tells us she will be going up against Foolkiller this season.
It seems the summer season has hit and taken most of our normal television with it. Good Omens drops, which should give you a few episodes to keep you busy around Marvel’s season finale of Cloak and Dagger, while the SHIELD agents return to Earth for an episode. Holmes and Watson return to New York for two episodes, and it gets difficult to see what’s in The Twilight Zone. If you still find yourself wishing you had at least a tiny bit of Marvel’s Distaff Counterpart*, Swamp Thing has you covered.
The TV is a lot lighter this week as “Summer” is starting, though I am not sure that traditional seasons are as much of a thing as they once were. None the less, we are allegedly seeing the Season Finales of Game of Thrones, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and Doom Patrol. Elementary returns and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has just started back up, too. To flesh things out, Good Omens and Swamp Thing are starting next week (May 31st.) To flesh things out, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger and The Twilight Zone continue on, and if you’ve been busy, Lucifer season 4 is still sitting out there in the Netflix queue.
We have a few of our big name titles reaching the end of their seasons, such as Flash, Arrow, and Riverdale, with others getting to their penultimate adventure, such as Supergirl, Game of Thrones, and Doom Patrol. I’d ask what we think we would put on in the breakroom once they wrap up, but I suspect we all have plenty of backlog to catch up on. Which seasonal climax are you most looking forward to?