| May 16 – 22 |
We’d like to officially declare this finale season as “unwanted TV death season” since it seems to be a common denominator amongst all the series we’re watching. Death on television isn’t always shocking, sometimes we’re able to see it coming from a mile away, but Once Upon A Time, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Quantico writers have decided to be ruthless.
March 20 – April 3
“Parting Shot” | Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
25 Love Stories 25/25
Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is probably the only series where a fandom ship name is avidly used in canon as well. So who are we to deny the greatness and beauty of FitzSimmons — two souls who just can’t be apart even when they’re not entirely sure what’s going on between with them. From the very first episode you knew there’d be something between them. You knew their bond was special and in every opportunity the series could find, it showcased that the audience was always right. Whether or not we all prefer them is a different story, but the fact of the matter is, there’s always been something there. Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons are the best of friends, they’re partners, they’re great on their own, but together they’re unstoppable, and these are the stories that often leave a lasting impression.
October 3 – 10
“The Man Who Saved Central City” | The Flash
| May 10 – 17 |
It’s been an eventful week on Television and while this is only week one of the finales, we’re certain we’re in for promising season returns. Unfortunately, the only series not returning is ABC’s Revenge and you could read all our finale thoughts here. And now, without further ado, here are some of our favorite things.
“Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternative – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.”
Aristotle said it best in the quote above, the significance of choices has not only been an ongoing theme in all our favorite series, but it’s what we feel has been the most noteworthy message this year.
2013 was a great year for television, but 2014 was indescribable – with far too many astounding moments to choose from, television this year inspired us in ways we never thought possible. From superlative performances to exquisitely written scenes and character arcs, we’re proud to say that our choices are ones we feel we’ll adore for years to come.
Brett Dalton | Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
March 30 – April 5
Chloe Bennet | Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
As the years progress television series and films are bringing to life flawed, strong, enticing, and remarkably amazing women whose journeys effortlessly inspire viewers of all ages. Because there are so many today, this list was incredibly difficult to compile but to the best of our abilities, and because of our own personal beliefs, these women have inspired us in one way or another through their incomparable strength and understandably flawed selves who promote the message that it’s okay not to be perfect.
1. Emma Swan (Once Upon A Time)
Emma Swan is a courageously and relentlessly driven woman whose priorities have always been the happiness of others. Sent away from birth to have her best chance at a happy ending, presumably mistreated by foster families, an abandonment that led to 11 months in prison, and giving away a child she would’ve kept had circumstances been more ideal, deep down Emma’s never once stopped loving despite moments where she’s felt most hopeless. When it comes to Emma Swan, what makes her most inspiring and deserving of all things extraordinary is the fact even when she’s felt compelled to run away from her newfound responsibilities as the savior, an instinctual force stemmed by her unwavering love and remarkably deep empathy towards people and the greater good has pulled her back, and contributed to her growth as an astoundingly strong woman. As Snow White, her mother beautifully states: “you’ve touched the lives of everyone here”, and that’s precisely what makes Emma Swan such a marvelous woman because it isn’t about being inhumanly perfect, it’s about allowing oneself to fight for something bigger than they’d ever imagine in their wildest dreams. And by being herself, the imperfectly brilliant woman, throughout her journey to fit into her savior shoes she’s inspired countless people to become the best versions of themselves possible. Moreover, this amazingly outstanding character wouldn’t be as exceptionally inspiring if it weren’t for Jennifer Morrison’s masterfully commendable acting, and the prodigious passion she constantly brings to Emma’s character. Morrison’s ability to capture every single one of Emma’s distinct temperaments is what makes this character so incredibly superlative to watch. It’s the praiseworthy ability to make Emma Swan look like an actual child when she’s in tears about being a lost girl to her impeccably stunning of way of embodying a warrior when Emma’s taking charge and fighting for something dear to her heart. Any emotion Emma Swan is feeling and whatever story she’s telling, in the moment, Morrison brings her to life in such a meticulously excellent manner that as viewers we’re continuously moved towards relating to Emma and partaking in the journey with her.