Friday's HOT MIC

Friday's HOT MIC

This is why I quit watching.

Marvel’s Agents of Shield joins ‘The Resistance’

John Sexton explains:

If you’re guessing that the show has constantly drawn parallels between this Hydra dystopia and Trump’s election you would be right. In one recent episode, one of the male characters, who is now leading Hydra and sporting what Samantha Bee would call “Nazi hair,” beats up a female character and comments off-handedly that he warned her to tell the truth but “nevertheless, she persisted.”

In the most recent episode, the Shield agents, who are all slowly coming to their senses about who they really are, take over Hydra’s favorite news network and broadcast a pirate video. As you can see below, this is agent Phil Coulson (actor Clark Gregg) talking about “alternative facts” and inviting people to join the resistance. “I’m choosing to stand up, to become a part of something bigger,” he says. All that’s missing is a pussy hat.

The show started off as a weak X-Files clone, finally found its footing as a fun set of side stories in the Marvel movie universe, and has now descended into SJW fantasyland.

Are you still watching it?