Let’s Watch Some TV!

Yesterday I wrote about the exciting new movies that Disney has set to release this year and today I’d like to talk about what Disney’s TV station, ABC, has to offer.

Once Upon A Time
If you’re a fan of the classic fairy tales and would enjoy a re-telling in a live-action setting, then you’ve got to watch Once Upon A Time! It stars Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas, Lana Parilla, and Colin O’Donoghue to name a few. The creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz have managed to reinvent the classic fairy tale characters giving them not only a very modern existence, but a modern take on how fairy tale characters might handle the 21st century. The story tends to follow Snow White (Goodwin) and her Prince Charming (Dallas) as well as on/off evil villains The Evil Queen (Parilla). It also encounters many more beloved characters like Captain Hook (O’Donoghue), Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, Anna, Elsa, Kristopf, and more recently the evil likes of Cruella De Vil, Ursula, and Maleficent.

The show is in the second half of its fourth season and the first three seasons are available to watch on Netflix streaming. If you’d like to catch up with the current season, you can check out ABC’s free app called Watch ABC. You’ll need to verify your cable provider once you download the app, but both the app and viewing privileges are free. Full episodes are also available online via their website. Once Upon A Time airs Sundays at 8/7c.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Next up on my ABC favorites list is Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Currently in its second season, it has become one of my most anticipated weekly shows. Existing wholly within the marvel cinematic universe, the Agents, led by Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) himself, encounter many foes and will not disappoint when it comes to action scenes. The cast is a dynamic team and includes the amazing Ming Na-Wen (yes, she’s also a Disney princess since she voiced Disney’s Mulan!), Chloe Bennett, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, and Brett Dalton. The team chemistry  definitely makes the show fun to watch and you’ll find yourself invested in how the characters interact with one another.

If you’re a Marvel fan, you’ll definitely want to watch this series and you can watch the entire first season on Netflix streaming. To catch up to current episodes, you’ll again need the Watch ABC app as the show is currently airing the second half of its second season.Full episodes are also available online via their website. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesday nights at 9/8c.

Marvel’s Agent Carter
And while we’re on the subject of Marvel shows, I can’t leave out how much I enjoyed Marvel’s Agent Carter. Set in the 1946, this precursor to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D follows Steve Roger’s, a.k.a. Captain America, first love Agent Peggy Carter (played by Hayley Atwell) who works for the Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR). It also features a certain Iron Man’s father, Howard Stark (played by Dominic Cooper), and his ever-faithful sidekick Jarvis (played by James D’Arcy). The series just finished its run and has a total of 8 episodes of which 4 are currently still available to view on the Watch ABC app.Full episodes are also available online via their website. I’m so hoping this series will get picked up for more episodes and judging by its ending, I just might get my wish!!

Obviously ABC has plenty more show offerings but I’ll leave it here as these are my favorites. Which ABC shows are your favorites and why? We’d love to hear what you suggest too! Comment here or over on our fb page!

Thanks for following along and making our little blog such a fun success! ~M °o°

It’s Marvel Friday!!

Hey howdy hey, it’s Friday again! And today is all about Marvel. Last week was a big week for Marvel releases with both Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Being released on Blu-Ray. And with the release of Disney Infinity 2.0 featuring Marvel, I just had to post about it today!

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First off, the Captain America: TWS is a great sequel and offers way more action than the first movie. It also features one of the most epic car chase/sequences ever. (It’s even more epic considering that it’s Nick Fury played by Samuel L. Jackson!) The bonus features included are really good too! I especially enjoyed the little snippet about how they decided what was going to be written on Steve’s notebook. You should check that out if you haven’t. There’s actually different versions based on what region of the world you viewed the movie! All in all, this movie fits seamlessly into the Marvel universe and the outcomes of it’s storyline are featured in my next topic: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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I missed out on watching this series when it first aired and when I tried to catch up (several weeks in) I realized that I couldn’t find the episodes anywhere. Hulu was a no go. So, I patiently waited it out until my birthday and thanks to my awesome brother, he pre-ordered my copy and had it for me last Tuesday. Happy birthday to me!!

As you all know, I’ve been pretty sick with this pregnancy and thus haven’t been getting much of anything done. That is, except for watching the WHOLE Agents season! Yep, I used all of my nauseous downtime to catch up on this series in preparation for the season 2 premiere on September 23.

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As a series, it definitely gains momentum closer to end of the season, but even the first episodes are exciting and are worth the watch. As most fans of the show must have, I enjoyed the mystery and build-up of how Agent Coulson could have survived after his death in The Avengers 2. I also enjoyed the way the writers maintained the storylines between the show itself, Thor: Dark World and Captain America: TWS. If you’re a fan of the Marvel movies, you’ll definitely enjoy this series! And the bonus features included are fun too! I loved the bloopers!!

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And if I haven’t already inundated you with all things Marvel, this coming Tuesday they’re expanding their universe even more! This is the much anticipated update to last year’s original release of Disney Infinity and this update looks to be amazingly fun. We’ve preordered the ps4 version and can’t wait to play. Our preorder through amazon includes the Marvel 2.0 starter set, (not to be confused with the toy box starter set due out in November) the Spider-Man playset, and the Captain America, Rocket Raccoon, and Venom figures, as well as a pack of the 2.0 discs all for $119.99! The pieces individually would cost over $150 and the three stand-alone characters (Captain America, Groot, and Venom) aren’t even available to purchase individually yet! We’ve also pre-ordered the Guardians of the Galaxy playset that includes Starlord and Gamora. Altogether, that’s three playsets and hours of fun to be had with some pretty awesome characters. I’m not lying when I say that I’m as excited (if not more) than Boo is for this release. Infinity was loads of fun and 2.0 promises so much more. Cannot wait!! You can check out where to purchase the Marvel 2.0 edition here.

As a parent, my most favorite thing about this game is that it’s two-player and I can actually complete missions with my child. Even if you’ve never been into video games, this is one that you’ll be able to pick up easily and have loads of fun with your kid(s). I mean really, who wouldn’t love taking on the bad guys together?!!

That about wraps it up for my Marvel post. Have I forgotten something?? What are you lost excited about? Let us know by leaving a comment here, or chat with us over on fb. We love to hear what you all have to say! ~M °o°