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Luke Cage Will Be Aiming for an Adult Audience

Luke Cage is set up to be the third show released in the Marvel and Netflix Defenders plan behind Daredevil, which premieres in April, and Jessica Jones which could possibly hit the streaming service in the Fall.

All of these shows are going to be dark and pretty gritty with Netflix having less restrictions but apparently Luke Cage will really be aiming to please the adult market with something action packed and dark. Cage is a great character with a lot of good background and depth to him, so the show should be really fun and awesome to watch, especially if he’s knocking people around pretty ruthlessly with his power fists.

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FXX Renews Man Seeking Woman for Season 2

Freshman FXX show Man Seeking Woman starring Jay Baruchel has been off to a great start. The episode will release it’s eighth episode this week and the great news has been released that the show has officially been picked up for a second season.

Man Seeking Woman is easily my favorite new show so far in 2015 and I’m thrilled to hear that it’s doing well enough to already earn a second season without any doubts. I’m excited to see some more good episodes to close this first season and can’t wait to see what is in store for the future.

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The Community Season Six Trailer Has Arrived

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Community was revived by Yahoo and is only two weeks away from the premiere of it’s sixth season. They have created a clever Age of Ultron esque trailer that looks like the new season will be awesome. It definitely is a shame that the original group is continuing to get smaller, but enough of the characters we love are still around and the show as a whole should still be able to hold its own. I’m just happy to see Community surviving and can’t wait for the new season which premieres on March 17th!


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American Horror Story: Hotel Will Star Lady Gaga

American Horror Story has been a massive hit since it premiered back in 2011. The horror drama that takes on a new story each season will be looking ahead to its fifth season next which will be titled American Horror Story:Hotel. On top of this it has been announced that Lady Gaga will be a star in the next season and she has signed on as a series regular.

The new season is expected to air in the upcoming fall season. It’s interesting to see Lady Gaga pop up in a television show but the celebrity has a bunch of singing talent and is quite the character on stage that could be perfect for this type of a show. Hopefully this casting decision works out well and she can act, but only time will tell when the season starts in the fall.

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Why Agent Carter Needs a Second Season

Agent Carter has been a more than phenomenal television mini-series during the time that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been on hiatus. Everyone loves seeing Hayley Atwell back in the role accompanied by many new faces who really fill out this show so well. With only one episode left in the eight part mini-series, Agent Carter’s future hangs openly in the air with no word on whether or not it will continue for a second season. Many people have expressed their desire to see a second season, and with how much of a fan base the show has gained for this eight episode stretch, I think there is so much potential going forward and both Marvel and ABC would benefit immensely from continuing the show.

One of the things that Agent Carter does so well is give viewers and Marvel fans a deeper look at the MCU as a whole. The show provides a lot of insight into the time gap between past and present day MCU that delivers an entirely different universe. The show continues to display that Marvel flare found in the motion pictures and adapts it extremely well by giving us characters we can latch onto and invest ourselves in. Peggy is a fantastic main character that could easily continue to carry the show were it to go on. It’s fun to watch a female main character get the spotlight while Marvel has yet to release a solo female hero movie; and although Captain Marvel is scheduled for 2018 and Black Widow will be popping up in plenty of supporting roles, Agent Carter gives the fans what they want right now. In Captain America: The First Avenger, Steve and Peggy get a future reunion and she mentions how she found someone else. I’d love to see her future explored because we’ve been given all of these portions of information that show we’ve only scratched the character’s surface. There are many fun missions she could go on and eventually develop a major love interest down the line as well.

It seems like the writers already know where they would take the show were it to be given a second season. In the show’s fourth episode, “The Blitzkrieg Button,” Howard Stark pops back up an there is a quick moment between he and Jarvis where they discuss how she would be for something. I would assume Stark and Jarvis are alluding to the beginnings of S.H.I.E.L.D. and how Peggy is a top target to join the organization should it start up. I wouldn’t be surprised if before the series ends tomorrow a line is dropped by Stark about her joining S.H.I.E.L.D. I think this would be an amazing way to continue the show because it would blend so well with the modern set Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. giving viewers a look into how everything began. This would open up the the ability to bring back supporting characters from the current show.

While it would be fun to see more interaction with Howard Stark and Jarvis, I also have really come to like Agents Thompson (Chad Michael Murray) and Sousa (Enver Gjokaj). These are the two guys that Peggy has buddied up with throughout the mini-series and also are the only two characters who have a real grasp on her abilities. They could incorporate an extremely fun dynamic where Peggy is now the boss or higher up of Thompson and Sousa and their discomfort in taking orders from her. I could see a lot of great dialogue and jokes come out of this that would keep up the charm that Agent Carter currently provides. The show could also bring back Peggy’s neighbor and friend, Angie (Lyndsy Fonseca). Angie has been a pretty minor character, but we know she is pursuing an acting career that isn’t working out too well. Now that she knows Peggy is an agent, it opens up the possibility for her to be an agent in training for S.H.I.E.L.D. with that acting background. Angie has a lot of potential to become an awesome spy with her ability to act and Fonseca is a solid actress who I would love to see kept around.

The last thing that Agent Carter has done amazingly is include a look at the past of the Black Widow program through Dottie (Bridget Regan). While it’s up in the air how Dottie’s story will conclude tomorrow night in Agent Carter, she’s been an awesome part of the show and I would hope to see more of her. Black Widow is an awesome character in the movies but we know extremely little about her. The television version revealed the crazy origins of the character and how these girls were trained to be deadly spies. Dottie is a great rival for Peggy to have and I would love to see the continued battles between them. I also wonder how long it took before Black Widow started being used as a hero rather than a villain. Again, in the fourth episode of Agent Carter, Dottie reveals her fighting skills for the first time and also takes what looks like the trademark Black Widow wrist gun gauntlet, but we haven’t seen it since.

Agent Carter has one episode left in its season that will be on tomorrow night. There has been no news on the decision to continue the show or not, but I really hope that it gets a second season. It’s the perfect mini-series filler when Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. goes off the air for hiatus that only needs eight episodes to deliver a fun and awesome story. I think that there is so much rich story to explore that incorporates the start of S.H.I.E.L.D. and could really dive into some classic Marvel stories while also showcasing a lot of classic minor heroes and villains. The current actors on the show are doing a phenomenal job and I would really love to see them again. It would help to fill out and expand the MCU in a completely new direction.

I’m expecting a great series finale for Agent Carter tomorrow night and really hope that next year we get Agent Carter season 2 or even something along the lines of Peggy Carter: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D..

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Awesome Mix Podcast Episode 3 (Oscars Edition)

Chris and Blaise welcome the show’s first guest, Garrett Hopkins, for the Oscars Edition of the Awesome Mix Podcast! We’re releasing this a day earlier than normal so people can listen before the Academy Awards are on tomorrow, but this week we skip news and reviewing our weekly television shows to focus everything onto the awards. Listen in as we discuss a bunch of big categories and what we thought of the nominees as well as who we believe should win and who will actually take home the award.

Chris and I also sneak in a quick review (rant) about Hot Tub Time Machine 2, which we saw this past week.


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First Look: True Detective Season 2

True Detective was a massive hit for HBO last year and immediately was approved for a second season. It was announced that the second season would offer a completely new story with different characters and a fresh setting while still dealing with a supernatural and occult case. The second season is starring Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch Kitsch, Colin Farrell, and Vince Vaughn.

The first pictures of the characters from season 2 have come out and really show how different this new True Detective season is going to be and it immediately looks urban based on the characters outfits compared to the middle of nowhere feel that the first season had.

Here are more pictures with the character descriptions for McAdams, Kitsch and Farrell.

Colin Farrell as Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him.

Rachel McAdams as Ani Bezzerides, a Ventura County Sheriff’s detective whose uncompromising ethics put her at odds with others and the system she serves.

Taylor Kitsch as Paul Woodrugh, a war veteran and motorcycle officer for the California Highway Patrol, running from a difficult past and the sudden glare of a scandal that never happened.

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