The Quick Take for September 27, 2013
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Ming-Na Wen, Clark Gregg, Iain De Caestecker, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet and Elizabeth Henstridge in 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'

Streaming This Week

There's action in every category on Netflix. If you're awaiting the new season of Sherlock, try temporarily filling that void with the two seasons of Copper. A new kids' movie—The Lost Medallion (based on a book written by Sherwood Pictures' Alex Kendrick)—was just added. If you're looking for some recent sci-fi action, try the miniseries CAT. 8. And if you've got a hankering for a good old fashioned Western, My Name is Nobody is now available, starring Henry Fonda.

Critical Roundup

Breaking Bad is still the biggest thing happening on TV—at least until its series finale this Sunday—but some notable new shows are vying for attention. Critics are generally pleased with Brooklyn Ninety-Nine, a show starring Andre Braugher and SNL's Andy Samberg, about mismatched cops. The show is already a handful of episodes in, and Maureen Ryan of The Huffington Post says it "has a genial, pleasing loopiness and very solid work from an intelligently assembled cast." Although some critics were initially hesitant, Willa Paskin of Slate.com says the show "has potential," and that it "isn't uproarious yet, but . . . what [it] has, unlike many of the other new fall comedies, is intelligent design."

The much anticipated Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premiered this week, with a "polished, fast-moving and at least moderately entertaining" pilot (Mike Hale, The New York Times). The Avengers' Joss Whedon is at the helm, but the Avengers themselves aren't dropping in any time soon. Tim Goodman of The Hollywood Reporter voices the concern of other critics, questioning "whether or not people less versed in the ...

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