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Oh, The Metahumanity! (Mar 8-10)

Everyone's favorite Agents of SHIELD came back last week, and so did watchable episodes of Legends of Tomorrow.

Agents of SHIELD: Bouncing Back

@midnight Power Rankings (Tournament Edition)

It was Tournament of Championships week, which means we're going to take a slightly different approach. I'm sure you watched all of them, and if you didn't, you should've. So instead, let's talk about whether or not the results actually aligned with the performances.

Monday's actuallyi worked out. Kinane won, Benson came in second, Nikki Glaser came in third. And as much as I like Glaser, she was a little off her game, and Benson was on point with goofy ridiculousness. So this is the one day the points lined up with my opinion.

@midnight Power Rankings (Feb 29-Mar 3)

The big story out of this week's @midnight is not, as I expected, the Leap Day performances of the late night champions. It is, instead, the story is marcella Arguello, who's first appearance on the show was a goddamn triumph. I hope she comes back soon and often.

1. Marcella Arguello (W)
2. Ron Funches (M)
3. Wil Wheaton (W)
4. Ross Marquand (W)
5. Mike Yard (M)
6. Jordan Klepper (M)
7. Megan Neuringer (Th)
8. Barry Rothbart (Th)
9. Chris D'elia (Th)
10. David Koechner (T)
11. Andrée Vermeulen (T)
12. Hayes MacArthur (T)

Oh, The Metahumanity! (Mar 2-3)

Two shows aired this week. ONe show, I want to see more of, and probably won't get to. Another show I'm going to watch more of, but I'm starting to wonder why.

Agent Carter: "Hollywood Ending"

If you'd asked me in advance how I thought this season of Agent Carter was going to end, I wouldn't have guessed "like that". The plot beats were perfunctory and weird. Dr. Wilkes just regjected all the Zero Matter and was back to normal! The final showdown with Whitney Frost was underwhelming at best.

Oh, The metahumanity! (Feb 22-26)

Making pretty good use of pretty mediocre ideas is the theme for both Flash and Arrow this week. Agent Carte continues to be the standout, and it will be sad in a week when it's over. And Flash and Arrow are taking a break for about a month, coming back right when Daredevil Season 2 premieres because fuck my free time.

The Flash: "King Shark"

@Midnight Power Rankings (Feb 22-25)

Wow, Two "cast of's" in one week? Although one of them did include the standout performance of the week, with Claudia O'Doherty murdering it on Monday. But apart from Craig Ferguson's usual game-ignoring antics, the show returned with a deep, abiding mediocrity this week.

1. Claudia O'Doherty (M)
2. Craig Ferguson (T)
3. Gillian Jacobs (M)
4. Mary Lynn Rajskub (T)
5. Kurt Braunholer (T)
6. Tiffany Haddish (Th)
7. Paul Rust (M)
8. Alison Brie (W)
9. Andrew Santino (Th)
10. Katy Colloton (W)
11. Katie O'Brien (W)
12. Theo Von (Th)

OLDNERD Speed Round!

I've been really busy the past week and a half working on a hobbyist project I will go into great detail on when it's done, so let me make up for lost time with a quick with a Metahumanity/Lucha/WWE Speed Round.

THE FLASH: Better but still sloppy. Need to go into the difference between "breezy" and "sloppy" at some point.

AGENT CARTER: Two more great episodes. Hard to believe there's only three left. The other side of The Flash's "breezy vs. sloppy" argument.

ARROW: Hate the Sekrit Son plot. It's dumb. Handled competently, at least, and fun.

@Midnight Power Rankings (Feb 8-11)

Rough-ass week on @midnight before going into a February hiatus. Kudos to Nikki Glaser and Doug Benson for making the best of their respective shows, but below the #5 spot, things start getting pretty dire pretty fast. Jim Jefferies, who I like, lost a couple of places for too many trips to the "Two In The Blank" and "Two Blanks one Blank" well.

1. Brian Posehn (Th)
2. Nikki Glaser (M)
3. Matt Mira (Th)
4. Doug Benson (T)
5. Brendan Walsh (T)
6. Kevin Nealon (M)
7. Kevin Smith (Th)
8. Jim Jefferies (M)
9. Carmen Lynch (T)
10. Adam Cayton Holland (W)
11. Ben Roy (W)

Oh, The Metahumanity! (Feb 8-11)

Man, The Flash needs to stop being stupid. Or start being better at being stupid, at least. Luckily, Arrow and Agent Carter brought it, although the news that this might be all we ever get of Agent Carter is pretty sad. On the upside, though, I'm about to see Deadpool.

The Flash: "Welcome To Earth-2"

Wmidnight Power Rankings (Feb 1-4)

Last week's @midnights were the unfortunate combination of weak shows with strong performances. Proops had the joke of a week (his answer to "what were the conditions of their divorce", if you've seen it), Mamrie Hart was great as usual, and Rooster Teeth's Gavin Free was a surprising standout. Places 4-9 are both a literal and figurative middle of the pack, with some good bits but nothing overwhelming. Burnie Burns got knocked down a few places for a couple of weird celebrity insults that didn't land, and while Gish and Ubach weren't awful, they didn't get a lot in.

1. Greg Proops (Th)

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