Deadshirt Is Watching… Cops, Spies, Kids, and Spacemen

Deadshirt Is Watching…is a weekly feature in which Deadshirt staff, contributors, and guests sound off on the television shows we’re tuned into, from intense dramas to clever sitcoms to the most insane reality shows. This week: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Steven Universe, Gotham, and Star Wars Rebels.  Dominic Read More …

Deadshirt is Watching… Secret Wars and Pratt-Falls

Deadshirt Is Watching…is a weekly feature in which Deadshirt staff, contributors, and guests sound off on the television shows we’re tuned into, from intense dramas to clever sitcoms to the most insane reality shows. Dylan Roth is Watching… Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., ABC Season 2, Episode 1: Read More …

Uprising: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is Marvel’s Comeback Kid

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. closed up its tumultuous first season this week with a crowd-pleasing, action-packed finale. The series, which began with a string of poorly-received episodes that left the excitable Marvel fandom shaking its head, enjoyed a sizable spike in both viewership and quality Read More …

Joss Whedon Story Tropes: Easy to Learn, Hard to Pull Off

by James Dunham Watching Joss Whedon and company’s shows and films over the years, one easily picks up some relatively simple patterns of style and tone (so ubiquitous it’s fair to label them tropes), and some of these patterns— for example, the one-liner, the reversal Read More …

Joss Whedon & the Politics of S.H.I.E.L.D.

By Sarah Gzemski I’m a huge fan of Joss Whedon and of good TV. Personally, I’m a Buffy the Vampire Slayer kind of girl, but rest assured, I’ve been through all of Whedon’s TV work: Angel, Dollhouse, Firefly, and now, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. While S.H.I.E.L.D. Read More …

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is Worth Sticking Around For

  When geeks started rocking “Joss Whedon is My Master Now” tees and The Avengers grossed roughly one gajillion dollars worldwide, it was sort of assumed that the friendly, part-time feminist/full-time Nerd Lord who gave the world Buffy, Angel and the best lines from Toy Read More …