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Yes, you thought this site consisted solely of recaps of Mad Men
nowadays. Well, surprise. We also review shows that are a little bit like Mad Men.
You can imagine the pitch meeting for Masters Of Sex: "It's like Mad Men
– but with boobs!" Whilst it's not an entirely inaccurate description – there's lots of attractive people in fabulous period costumes, smoking, slow-burning plots aplenty and, yes, boobs (not to mention a never-ending parade of other body parts, both male and female) – it's very much its own show. For a start, at no point in Mad Men does anyone brandish a dildo called Ulysses, although Don could probably do one hell of an ad campaign for it.
"This is unprecedented," a geek told us on hearing the news that Lucy Lawless is to guest-star on Agents of SHIELD season two. "Like all my Christmases come at once. Oh God you've put up a picture of her with Seven Of Nine off Voyager oh God OH GOD." He died later that day.
This is despite the self-evident fact that it is an awful, cloying mess which paws guilelessly at your tear ducts like a baby ape trying to coax milk from an unyielding teat.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., a spin-off from Marvel
's hugely successful Avengers film series, has gone from being one of the most eagerly anticipated shows of the year to something of a damp squib. Expectations were stupidly high, based on the fact that the Marvel movies have defied the odds and not been dreadful, and that show creator Joss Whedon had managed to pull off the nigh impossible task of making a great Avengers movie.
What exactly is Masters of Sex about? I attempted to work it out from the opening credits.
One: say it's 'something meets something else', which always goes down well.
Two: realise you need to be a much more successful website than you actually are in order to achieve this, so just Photoshop the quote in yourself and hope no one asks any probing questions.
I think there's probably some big thing coming whereby Saul's the mole, or a secret North Korean agent or something, and that's why he's so conflicted. But this is wholly insignificant when compared with the discovery I've just made: that you can literally swap Saul around with any other bearded man and it makes no difference whatsoever.
As a terribly exciting new trailer for Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. physically hit the internet tonight, heavy was my heart. Their standing poses in this promotional picture indicate that the female characters will conform to the feminine archetypes used in TV action shows since the dawn of time. Did Black Widow burn her bra for nothing? (*pictures Scarlett Johansson's bra, forgets what he was saying*)
Probably for just this one time, we're branching out into restaurant reviews. It's cool though, the 'restaurant' in question was on TV so it's still kind of relevant.