It’s Good, Except It Sucks is a movie by movie – and television series by television series – hurtle through the Marvel Cinematic Universe, hosted by Tim Worthington with a series of superpowered guests.
This is the second part of our look at Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. which ran for seven seasons on ABC between 2013 and 2020, and joining Tim for a chat about Phil Coulson and the gang picking up the literal pieces between the movies is quiz expert David Smith. This time they’re focusing on the arrival of Ghost Rider, the return of The Kree and an excursion into What If…? territory in Series Four to Series Six of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the spinoff Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot. What will they find to say about Nicolas Cage’s uncanny lack of resemblance to a motorbiking vengeance demon, the probability of anyone remembering Bland Man’s character name, and how far you will get by shouting ‘GET ON WITH IT’ at at Mutant Enemy Productions, and what does any of this have to do with handing your homework in late to Kevin Feige? Get listening and find out!
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Part One of David’s chat with It’s Good, Except It Sucks about Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., focusing on Series One to Series Three, can be found here, while Part Three – covering the Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. finale – can be found here. David has also appeared on It’s Good, Except It Sucks talking about the nineties television pilot Nick Fury – Agent Of S.H.I.E.L.D. here as well as Black Widow here, Moon Knight here, X-Men: First Class here and Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse here, and also stood in as host for a chat with Tim about The Guardians Of The Galaxy Holiday Special here.
David has also appeared on Tim’s nostalgia podcast Looks Unfamiliar talking about Earthworm Jim, Torin’s Passage, Bandslam, City Bomber, Little Clowns Of Happytown, Sonic Mountain Quest and Real Robots here and Have I Got Unbroadcastable News For You, Stranger In This Town by Richie Sambora, 28 Acts In 28 Minutes, Billy Connolly’s World Tour Of Australia, Sega Game Gear, Grand Theft Auto Vice City Official Soundtrack Box Set, Police Squad!, Bart Simpson’s Guide To Life and Duck Tales The Movie – Treasure Of The Lost Lamp here
Some Unspoken Thing is a huge feature on the sheer brilliance of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2; you can find it here.
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