Agents of SHIELD
September 27, 2013
Possibly the most anticipated new show of the year. Two Marvel movies a year just isn’t enough for us, is it? So they gave us a TV series. Isn’t that nice of them? Given how much I love the Avengers sequence of movies, I’m sure you’re all wondering what I thought of the show. Well. Here it goes.
WHAT I LIKED:
My hypothesis re: Pacific Rim that a duo of crazy scientists can include a woman scientist and be totally awesome is confirmed. Huzzah!
Easter eggs. So many easter eggs. I regretted not watching this with my comics guru friend because I’m sure I missed a ton of references.
I like that the show is dealing with the existential questions raised by The Avengers. The whole world knows there are aliens, and that they have it in for us, and where do we go from here?
WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE:
The banter and patented Joss Whedon one-liners felt awfully forced. Not every conversation has to have a joke in it.
That’s a pretty, pretty cast. A generically Hollywood pretty cast. I’m not sure I could pick any of them out of a lineup. Kind of blah, actually.
WAIT A MINUTE, ARE YOU SURE THIS ISN’T PLANETARY?
Weird world? Don’t you mean strange world? And a team that goes around trying to keep it that way while opposing a secret power-hungry organization determined to use this alien power for its own nefarious purposes?
I AM VERY CONFLICTED NOW.
So, I liked the show but didn’t love it. I want to watch a few more episodes and hope they hit their stride. But I admit I’m quite looking forward to seeing where the overall story is going and how they tie it into the movies. And is Agent Coulson really a life model decoy but he doesn’t know it? Or is that a red herring?
Man, they totally have my number, don’t they?