Posted by Sari
IPA of the day is domestic 4,5% Mufloni IPA, brewed by Beer Hunter's in Pori. It was a positive surprise. It has a full, properbly bitter and citrusy taste and a nice, long, dry and hoppy aftertaste. Not at all watery or thin. Recommended.
TV series is again a bit of a mixed bag. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D is Joss Whedon -created spin off from Marvel's a Avenger's movie universe. In the series, everybody's favourite agent Phil Coulson gets together a team to intercept and deal with alien, paranormal and superhuman threats. There is monster of the week spiced with team bonding and a mystery of how Coulson – who died in Avengers – can be alive. There have been ten episodes so far. Jukka gave up after few episodes, I have kept watching.
The single episodes have been a bit blah, except the one that happened in Stockholm – mainly because Stockholm! I am also less than taken with the typical whedonesque women: thin, lippy, with long brown hair – I still have trouble differentiating between the hacker Skye and the scientist Gemma. I also know that it takes some time for a new series to find its feet, but in this case I think writers and directors have taken the lazy way out. It would have been easy to make us care about the characters and the underlying plot arch with better writing, now there have been too many fillers and reliance on stock characteristics instead of character building.
On positive side, three of the six members of the team are women and I like the kick ass pilot May, Coulson rules and the snappy dialogue is getting there. I am willing to give the series a chance to grow.