Thursday, 14 June 2018

Thursday Movie Picks: Legend/Mythology



The Sword in the Stones
There have been many versions of the legend of King Arthur and his knights of the round table. MY favourites include the British TV show that felt like Monty Python for kids, Sir Gadabout, which my sister and I loved (still no DVD release which is insane) and the last few volumes of the comic Fables, reimagining Rose Red as Arthur and Snow White as Morgana (its a tad twisted). BUT Disney's animated fantastical and literally magical story of Arthur, known as Wart, before he was king. His lessons with Merlin are amazing and terrifying at the same time, being turned into a bird, fish and squirrel and caught in a wizards duel with Mad Madame Mim. From the moment the music that gives you good chills begins to final scene where Merlin comes back from Bermuda, its entertaining and fun way to think things went down in London town. I still sorta tear up when he pulls the sword from the stone. Beautiful moment.

Robin Hood
Just like Arthur there have been countless interpretations of Robin Hood. This is one of my favourite Disney films for many reasons, one being Robin and Marian are portrayed as foxes! But also Peter Ustinov as King John and Terry Thomas as his royal side-kick, two legends themselves, are pitch perfect. With animals stepping in as characters in the legend, proportians aside, this is almost a precurser to the more recent Zootropolis. Moving on, the film is often underrated but there's wit, humour, actual danger and one the greatest chase scenes ever. Oo-delally!

Hercules
I didn't watch Hercules until I was in my twenties. Yes, I know. How could I have left it THAT long. Well, I wasn't keen on the animation when I was younger, but with age, you grew to appreciate the amazing film. The music, jokes, a bit of mythology info and Hades (perfect casting James Woods). I went to a sing-a-long a few months back and it made me love the film even more.


Don't forget to check out where it all started over at
Wandering Through the Shelves

Monday, 11 June 2018

Park Circus: Why We Programme Classic Films


Last week I was lucky enough to attend a screening day hosted by Park Circus to celebrate their 15th Anniversary.

Screening a few classics such as the 4K restoration of the 1988 action genre godfather, ‘Die Hard’, Billy Wilder’s ‘The Apartment’ and the film that most of the audience hadn’t seen in a long while, Sidney Lumet’s 1964 film, ‘Fail Safe’. There was also a panel to discuss the importance of screening classic films on the big screen.

Watching ‘Die Hard’ in the morning was a smart move on a programming side of the event. It definitely woke everyone up and got everyone, dare I say, pumped up and excited for the panel.

Chaired by writer and film critic Simran Hans (@heavier_things), the panel included Clare Binns (@ClareLBinns); Joint Managing Director of Picturehouse Cinemas, Shira MacLeod; repertory film programmer and Cinema Director of Regent Street cinema, Roman Wood; (@rowanwoods) co-founder and co-runner of programming collective Misc. Films and Development Executive at BBC Films and Jason Wood; (@jwoodfilm) Artistic Director of Film at HOME, writer and Professor of Film at Manchester School of Art.

One the main questions that was asked of each panel member was why they thought it was important to still programme classics:

Shira: Old films are more honest. Before they started making blockbusters, they used a typewriter, before they used special effects, there’s something about the writing that forces you to look at the acting. {Classic films] just better.

Clare: I love films whether they are old, now or films in the future but I think it’s often we find with our [Picturehouse] vintage season, its people who haven’t seen these films on the big screen bfeore that are coming to see them, its not old people coming to see these films, its younger people who may have seen these films on TV, online or Netflix but we all know seeing a classic film in the cinema with other people is something like nothing else in cinema, it brings people together. Those films are wonderful, they have stories to tell and the other thing is of course a director like Hitchcock never made a film over 2 hours. They get to the point, they do what they say on the tin and it’s just extraordinary to show these films in cinemas, so I’m a big fan.

Roman: I think we show old films for the same reason that we read Dickens or read Middlemarch [or intend to read Middlemarch]. I think its about cultural heritage and its about the enrichment you get from engaging with something that’s just good enough to be endured that long. I think watching old films helps to contextualise the newer films we watch. There are really compelling cultural reasons why we should engage with classic cinema but also, in a more practical sense its increasingly difficult to fund/find classic cinema/films outside of cinemas. Twenty years ago TV was a real home for classic film and for enriching your film history or blockbusters or the aisles of HMV or Fopp and now its increasingly hard to find those films and they’re not available that much on streaming services and there isn’t the same kind of careful curation on streaming services. So if you don’t know what you’re looking for and if you’re not looking the hot new release, its hard to know where to look. I think the careful curation of classic film in cinemas is really important for preserving the history of an art form and for catering to existing audiences and for the hunger that is out there and for developing knowledge and passion with a new audience. It’s also really important to make a case for preserving film as an art form and not just another form of content.

Clare: Because of digital, we show films in 35mm and we’re [Picturehouse] currently showing ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ in 70mm. Digital had allowed these films to be shown. Back in the day when we showed ‘Some Like It Hot’ it was inevitable that most of the prints didn’t have the last line on it because someone had taken it off, the reel was so badly damaged. There were so many films we used to show in rep (repertory cinema), the prints were in terrible condition and now because of digital and companies like Park Circus, we can see these films in a way that I’ve never seen before and look so good. This is another way that film has really benefitted and we can now show films the way they’re meant to be seen.

Jason: We have to recognise that film did emerge from a vacuum and its good to go back and revisit history. I think its important, that if you look at the screen behind me, there is a huge difference here and screen 1 and from watching a film on your phone or at home. The rise of online service providers, particularly Netflix, we need to remind people how great it is to see  a classic film on a screen like this. Its also great to revisit films that have been bulldozed over by history, like ‘Daughters of the Dust’  which was rediscovered last year and premiered at the London Film Festival and the upcoming ‘Just Another Girl on I.R.T’ at Cinema Rediscovered, its important to look back at some these classic films by female filmmakers, black filmmakers, LGBT filmmakers and drag them out from the vaults to remind people of some the great filmmakers of the past.


Die Hard celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year and will be released at Christmas, the perfect time for this festive film.

Monday, 4 June 2018

Sundance London: The Tale


The subject of filmmaker Jennifer Fox's latest film is a hard hitting subject even without the fact that her film is a true story, her story. Recalling her time spent at an intensive horse riding summer camp when she was 13 years old, where she befriended the woman who ran the camp and the running coach/neighbour and later was sexualy abused by the latter. Before the film even starts, it has to sink in that this is a real story and that Fox, who was present at the screening, had bravely shared her story.

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker and professor Jennifer is cutting her latest film when her mother calls her frantically about a story she wrote when she was a child. At first Jennifer waves this off as just a story about her 'older' boyfriend when she was younger. This is the moment when Jennifer becomes curious about a summer she spent with Mrs G, her horse riding instructor and her neighbour/running coach Bill. Jennifer reads through old letters and seeks out her two other girls who were there at the same time and even Mrs G, who she admired so much. Cutting between the present and Jennifer's investigation to what really happened and the past when she was sexually abused by Bill. Coming to terms with the truth and how she remembers the events, Jennifer peices together what happened and begins to see how she survived.


The film is played out as if it were a fictional story but uses documentary like techniques, such interviewing characters while hearing adult Jennifer asking questions. The use of voiceover, whenever Jennifer's story is read out signifies a change to a memory and also to hammer home that she wrote a fictional version of real events. She credits the story she wrote when she was 13 years old for school homework saying the film is based on that. Fox really does lay herself bare through this film and her amazing composure at the screening (although she was very upset when her credits were cut short for the Q &A) is to be admired, not just in how she was able to make the film but in the end result.  Laura Dern is fantastic portraying Jennifer, bringing gravitas to a 'character' that could be seen in a multiple of ways. She gives Jennifer a voice where she able to be confused angry and even happy at the memories of the past. A potentially difficult role is carefully constructed into a woman coming to terms with what was done to her and Dern is a superby cast.

A brilliant film that continually provokes questions and isn't afraid to go deeper under the skin, no matter how uncomfortable the audience feels, this needs to be seen.

Thursday, 31 May 2018

TMP Television Edition: Entertainment Business




Oh Smash I do miss the drama, the music, Anjelica Huston throwing martinis. It had a great but possibly difficult premise, the making of a broadway musical about Marilyn Monroe. Shows are very expensive to make (obviously) and the creatives involved are simply amazing. The first series is maibly about the show being workshopped and the previews with the second being about making it to Broadway as well as another show off broadway. Two shows in one show. Both had great music and epic scenes, including the random Bollywood style dance and song near the end of season 1. But alas, the rating weren't high enough to keep this Bombshell going. Boasting stars of stage and screen though, this could easily make it to real Broadway, in fact both Bombshell and Hit List did make it to theatres but for a few performances with word that Bombshell may head to Broadway!

A very Aaron Sorkin TV series about a sketch comedy show, very similar to Saturday Night Live. He even modelled two characters after himself and Kristin Chenoweth whom he dates for several years. It begins with the new director/producer Danny Tripp and producer/head writers Matt Albie arriving to revive the show. Focusing on the cast and crew of the show as well as the broadcaster heads and their relationships with each other as well as exploring and depicting bigger issues. The show itself was brilliant BUT the show was put on hiatus in the middle of the season and the remaing episodes werrn't given proper slots so had a miscarried way to the small screen. This usually spells death for a TV show (same thing happened to Firefly) and thus why the show only has 1 season. Shame. It deserved better.

This show is everything. Set in a world where anthropomorphic animals exist with humans sets it apart visually as well as it being animated perfection, but the show is known for being the blackest of comedies. Bojack Horseman is a washed up 90s sitcom actor who is trying to make a comeback. He drinks to excess, takes drugs, is rude to everyone and has warped view on how things should be but deep down he has the lowest of the low self esteem and continually self hates. At the same time, this show is hilarious! The show has the ability to switch from a ridiculous scene to a very dark and serious tone. The show is about showbiz mainly on those who live in Hollywoo (the 'd' fell off) and those who intereact with Bojack, but they have all had their own great storylines too. Princess Caroline (a cat) is his savvy agent and ex-girlfriend, Mr Peanutbutter (a dog) is his rival and sort of friend, Todd is his long long suffering friend/roomate and Diane is a writer and Mr Peanutbutter's girlfriend (later wife) but also serves as Bojack's confidant and probably his real soulmate (but that has yet to come up). The writing as well as the animation is sometimes so on point when it tackles 'taboo' subjects and doesn't hold back. Maybe because its animated or that there are anthropomorphic animals as the main characters, but the show gets away with quite a lot which is great to see in a show. Sometimes going dark is the best way. 

Don't forget to check out where it all started over at
Wandering Through the Shelves

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Going West - BFI Flare Film Festival



Having missed the chance to see 'Going West' at the London Film Festival, I was lucky to catch it at BFI Flare. A Norwegian family comedy drama road trip isn't something you see everyday, especially when the father in the story dresses as a woman.


Music teacher Kasper, after losing his job due to his extracurricular activites impacting his work, visits his dad, Georg, who hasn't left his flat since his wife Irene died. When father and son discover Irene has been short listed for the main prize in a quilting competition, the two decide to honour her by taking her quilt to the remote lighthouse island wher the competition is held.

Both men are broken, partly because their mother/wife was the person to keep everyone together. But they are incomplete for other reasons. Kasper has drinking habbits that make me irresponsible and its a wonder if he actually wants to be a music teacher. Georg likes to dress as a woman, he feels freer when he does but of course its not considered the norm. Irene knew he dressed as a woman and its clear that Kasper is used to it by the way he doesn't bat an eyelid at his father's new outfit. The two are accepted by those who they meet on the road, including three girls on a camping trip which is actually a prelude to a planned heist. An old friend picks up the father and son when their motorcycle breaks down and even lends them a car for the rest of the journey. Just like other road trip films about families, troubles from the past are brought up and find resolution.


What I found satisyfying about the story and the characters was that comedic moments are from a light sense of humour or from a completely ridiculous situation, such as the failed heist the three girls try to pull at a petrol station. There is no humour around Georg's crossinf dressing which so wonderfully refreshing. Its not treated as the focus of the story, the relationship between father and son is.

I'm glad I got to see this gem of a film. Having only seen a little of Norwegian cinema, with every new film, I'm keen to seek more stories like this.



Monday, 28 May 2018

New Zeland: South Island


It may seem like I'm milking it with my New Zealand posts but its got to that stage where its seems like a strange a faraway place and I can't believe I went...

Nelson

South Island! We landed in Nelson and enjoyed our chatty taxi driver's stories about his life. Turns out his daughter married a British guy (they fell in love over rugby) and moved to the UK. He said he was planning a trip over hopefully this year. As we only had a precious day and half in Nelson, we wanted to make the most of it.


We jumped on a bus and walked our way to World of Wearable Arts museum which had been recommended to us by my aunty. WOW is an internationally renowned design competition that has been going for 30 years. A very friendly staff member of the museum told us all about the competition and even showed us a couple of bras (from the previous year's bra section of the competition) that were in the boardroom! There were some amazing pieces on display, some of which are above.


The hostel we stayed in was Bridge Backpackers which is very shiny and clean looking from the dinning area and even the kitchen. But we were in the rooms out back, the motel looking part of the hostel. We enjoyed a private bathroom complete with cracked toilet seat and broken door that fell on my friend. We also missed out, on both mornings of our stay, waffle breakfast which was only served between 8am-9am, so for all the people travelling to Abel Tasman (a huge reason why most of the people were there) would have to get the bus as 7am, so who actually gets to enjoy the waffles? Wouldn't recommend the play based on that above but apart from that an ok place to stay.

 
The next day we went to Abel Tasman, hoping to beach hop with the available water taxis BUT as we booked with ScenicNZ we encountered issues. We were booked onto the coach to Kaiteriteri with the rudest bus driver who can't tell time but when we dashed to the boat for the cruise we weren't on the list so were left alone on the beach while the boat sailed off. Luckily the Wilsons tours lady helped us out and booked us on to a better sounding deal, a cruise along the Abel Tasman coast and then a 2 hour beach stop at Anchorage bay which was beautiful. We had the beach to ourselves! Well, for most of the time.

My advice - don't bother with ScenicNZ, they are terrible! Use Wilsons instead.

Punakaiki 


No rest for us - we had another early start the day after Abel Tasman, where we headed for Punakaiki, home of the Pancake Rocks. After a snooze on the coach, we were dropped off at the cafe, where the driver warned everyone about food poisoning, putting a spanner in our plans for lunch. We had stocked up at Nelson for the two days in the middle of nowhere so had all meals sorted. The 6 minutes walk from the bus stop to the hostel was in fact 20 minutes with all our bags. But the walk was worth it for the amazing view and the perfectly situated hostel, which was right  next to the beach. We had been so excited about the beach we had changed out plans, adding in an extra day to stay, using this place as our chill stop.


We stayed at the Punakaiki Beach Hostel and had amazing welcoming hosts who told us about all the places to go. A few tracks into the rainforest but they had been partly closed (no matter to us as we had no plans on going on a hike), the glowworm cave hidden in the rocks, a place to go after dark in order to see anything glow and of course the Pancake Rocks themsleves. It wasn't as warm as we had hoped but that didn't stop us exploring the amazing beach! We also went to see the rocks but unfortunately missed the blowholes which can be seen just before high tide. We attempted the caves BUT there was a person in there on their own, the dark, we freaked out and ran away.


We spent the next day attempting to go swimming but the rocky beach was difficult. The funny thing is the water was actually fine, just the damn stones digging into our feet was too painful. We sat on the beach instead, taking in the sea air before we planned for a late lunch/dinner at the local tavern, the only other place, apart from the cafe, that served food. Punakaiki can barely be called a villiage and would usually just been used as a stop off point for people driving but if you are lucky enough to be travelling in the summer months, its worth a few days just for the beacha and view alone.

Franz Josef 

After two days of beaches, we took the coach to Franz Josef. We decided just to stay the night and pick up the coach again in the morning for Queenstown as we would have had to spend two days there if we wanted to try getting to the glacier, but it wasn't high on or list of things to do. Not wanting to waste our time there, we did book a private pool at the Glacier Hot Pools when we arrived.

After a relaxing evening and an early night, the drama began in the morning. We had been told by the bus driver the previous day to be outside our hostel at 7:45 am and the bus would then leave at 8am. Two guys from our hostel room were also getting the bus and were a minute ahead of us. We got to the bus stop maybe a 7:46am but no coach. The bastard coach driver had left without us. The guys in our room hadn't said anything either. We panicked and ran to where we thought the bus would be. No coach. We called InterCity who were useless saying he was still checking people in. If we had gone to the original bus stop, we would have been on that coach. After I had yelled at the useless InterCity, my friend calmly took over but they faffed around for too long until the driver said he can't turn back now. I spotted a coach pulling into a hostel where we were standing and in an act of desparation asked the coach driver if he could take us as far as he was going, a stop just outside Queenstown. Thankfully he said yes. We were saved!


My friend and I enjoyed a very sceanic drive to Wanaka, stopping off at Lake Matheson for brunch where we could collect out selves. My cousin thankfully picked us up from Wanaka and drove us to Queenstown. She had arrived a few days early to do some walks and had been exploring the areas herself. It was hectic day but we made it to our destination. The moral of the story is, NEVER USE INTERCITY.

Queenstown 

Queenstown is situated right under The Remarkables (mountains). It was overwhelmingly beautiful every time we saw them. We stayed at Base Backpackers which was decent enough. Room for three with private bathroom AND we could see mountains from our window. Downside though, only free wifi between 7am-7pm which is useless as those are the hours you will be out of the hostel. Outside those hours they charge you. If I returned to Queenstown I'd book a hostel with free wifi for sure. Plus the so called breakfast was literally just bread, butter and jam.

Over the three full days there it did rain which dampened the mood on the day we didn't have anything special planned. That was the middle day where we had a fancy breakfast at Ivy & Lola's. The food was delicious, I think I had pancakes and loved it. We also had a wander around town, went to the cinema and endulged in ice cream at Patagonia (there are a few of them around).


First day, we travelled to the famous Milford Sound. This involved getting up early and a very long coach ride. There are a few tour and cruise options, we went with Jucy Cruise which wasn't too bad, but they do offer slightly better versions at different times. Best to look around for what suits you. If you have a car, no need to book the coach, you just need the cruise. Along the way we stopped off at a few places, a few hidden mini tracks that, to be honest would have been much better had it not been pouring with rain.


The cruise was fantastic. I think we were aboard the boat for 90 minutes (could be wrong, honestly can't remember) and went as far out as the sea. Milford Sound is located in Fiordland National Park and is in fact a fiord, not a sound. Even through the rain it was amazing, even better when the boat got closer to the sea. There were waterfalls to marvel at but the best part was when lots of people on the board (including my friend and cousin) stood outside to 'touch' the waterfall. As soon as I realised what was happening I rushed back inside. Everyone was soaked! The boat drove right under the waterfall, twice. As much as I love the water, I like to be prepared for things like that.

In the evening after the long journey back, we had ourselves a famous Fergburger. This is apparently the thing you have to do when you visit Queenstown.


On our last full day, my friend and I had booked a Lord of the Rings tour (plus other bits). We had wanted to do this the whole trip and as plenty of scenes were shot in and around Queenstown, this was the best place to pick. We ended up with a tour that took in sites off the beaten track and got to drive up the 8th most dangerous road in the world and a bit of gold panning in the arrow river. We also had a private tour as no one else was booked, so it was just us and Joe our guide, who was from Yorkshire! in Queenstown, you're always a few inches away from another Brit or Irishman/woman. We got to see some amazing views and found out where Peter Jackson's Summer house is. We also got to stand on the river bank where Arwen says 'If you want him, come and claim him!' and where Sam, Frodo and Gollum set up camp before being captured by Faramir, among other locations.


If you love Lord of the Rings, definitely see about booking a tour. We booked ours with Nomad Safaris.


Later that day we took the bus into Arrowtown where I fell asleep on the way. We had a look round the shops there, had a quick look at the remains of the Chinese settlement and enjoyed some delicious food in the hidden gem, The Chop Shop.

In the evenings we tried a couple of restuarants and cocktail bars, including one of the ice bars (try and find a free entry for this one). On our fourth day, we packed up and all went to the airport, only to find my cousin's flight had been delayed. She got home eventually but it took all day!

Bcak to the North island...

Auckland

We flew to Auckland for our final two days but by this point, it felt like it was time to go home. We stayed at Attic Backpackers which was pretty nice, but we only stayed one night there.


Our last day was more of 'what shall we do for the next few hours' as we had to get back to the airport. We went up the Sky Tower, regretted we went up (neither my friend or I are good with heights), had a calming coffee and had a look round a small part of the city. We also squeezed in two cinema trips over the stay in Auckland as well a last trip to Coffee Club.

We grabbed a last minute slice of pizza then packing up again and headed back to the airport. Fast forward 24 hours and we were home.

It felt strange being back for a long while, partly because of the jetlag that hit us both really hard and partly because we had to get used to not living out of one bag for a month (my friend for 2 months as she had been in Australia before). Back to routine again now but before I stop talking about New Zealand, I've got a couple film related places to talk about...


 

Saturday, 26 May 2018

How The Writers Ruined The Show



Yes, I'm angry. Fan angry.

And yes, there are spoilers, plenty of them.
 
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There isn't a way to write this and not come off as an angry entitled fan that expects everything to their way when it comes to their favourite characters on one of their favourite shows. So I will try to explain my feelings not only from fan's point of view but also someone who just wants to watch a great story with decent plots and characters development.

If you read my blog or catch my Twitter feed or even dust off a certain Pinterest board, you know I love Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and that my favourite characters are of course Fitz and Simmons, better know as FitzSimmons. From my various out bursts to full blown posts about the show (mainly about FitzSimmons) where I have aired my annoyance and also rejoiced by the acknowledgment of the characters by notable sites as well as other fans. Usually once or twice a season I'll write something but a turn has been taken by the writers that has really pushed the fandom to the edge.


In the finale episode of season 5, Fitz was killed. Crushed by rubble to be exact and Simmons wasn't there. Fitz spent his final moments with Mack and May. No one was given time to be even upset by this news, Simmons was quickly whisked off to find his frozen body out in space and everyone went about their business. Oh yeh, Coulson was meant to die but he doesn't, he goes to the beach with May. Not happy at all.

It wasn't long ago that FitzSimmons was getting credit for being the greatest love story in the MCU and I still stand by that. Season 5 even started off without Fitz (5 long episodes without him was too long) but as soon as Fitz was back with the team, the plot moved along, each character even felt like they had been boosted and new shit was brought to light man! Fitz and Simmons reunited was what the fans wanted and for most of season 5, this was the case. Even when Fitz had his evil episode, they were still a team, when Jemma was convinced that they were invincible, when they were forced to fix that gravatonium machine rather than watch the other die, when they found out that Deke was their grandson and to top it all off the 100th episode was really about them. Their wedding was what the fans had been waiting for 5 seasons and it was perfect. BUT, all these moments were a lie. Now that Fitz is dead, Simmons wants to look for frozen Fitz but frozen he missed everything in season 5 including his own amazing proposal scene from Simmons and their actual amazing wedding. The writers had undone all the great scenes and memories now. Why? Because the writers of the show are ****holes and they can't think of interesting things to happen unless its ripping apart the two best characters on the show. Plus, the writers really don't give a damn about the fandom.

The writers have said they leapt at the chance to pull Fitz and Simmons apart. Why? It angers the fans, it really doesn't improve anything and it sort of wastes time in the overall plot. FitzSimmons work well together that was the whole point of the characters, they're a team. They've proved themselves apart on more than enough occasions and they have developed over the past 5 seasons. BUT they are best when they are a team. Pulling them apart, again, is lazy. The writers needed to go big but they killed the wrong man. As much as I like Coulson, killing him off would have been a braver move. You don't kill the heart of the show, you go big or you go home.

The finale was especially disappointing in that this is the ending the writers wanted the send show out on. THIS is what they thought was a satisfying end?? Really?? Thank gad the show is returning for season 6. They need to fix this mess they've made.

There have already been speculation posts all over the internet (not surprised) and how the show will fit in with the fall out of Infinity War. Season 6 is said to be released Summer 2019, after Infinity War 2 or whatever its called is released. This means time jump and its means even more trauma explaining. With only 13 episodes, most likely Disney finally stopped backing this horse and wanted a short proper ending, but maybe now Coulson will actually die? Fitz better be in the season and not in just one or two episodes. As I can see the ****hole writers doing that.

I yearn for the days of seasons 1-3, although 4 did have some great episode I still can't understand why Ghost Rider was in the show...still odd. Oh and Aida was hideously annoying with her Pinocchio complex (wanting to be a real girl not the nose growing thing). Just fed up of seeing FitzSimmons in peril apart, at least keep them together. In peril if you must. Elizabeth Henstridge and Iain De Caestecker are truly fantastic actors, all they're amazing hard work should be matched with a proper send off when the show does end. An ending where they are together. They also need to be included in Avengers once this whole Thanos things has blown over.


Let's see what misery Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D will bring us next year in what I predict will be the actual last season. But hey, 6 seasons and a movie right? Stranger things have happened, I mean Boba Fett is getting a spin off film...