TV Club: Guardians of the Galaxy: “Road to Knowhere/Knowhere to Run”

Guardians of the Galaxy is going to be really amazing… by season two.

I mean, Guardians have basically two things going for it. It has the entire Marvel Universe to work with, particularly the more outlandish, intergalactic aspects (at the very least, to use them outside of the usual “Haha, remember THIS?” kind of fanservice), which could create some really fun, creative stories. It also has the most entertaining batch of heroic reprobates this side of the universe–a batch of lost, come-what-may, out-sized personalities barely working together to deal with whatever random batch of nonsense comes their way. It’s been a while since we’ve gotten a show with a cast of characters that so fundamentally function on different wavelengths that half the fun is watching them bicker their way into actual action. (When was the last time we had that? Firefly? Some might say Justice League, but …

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