I loved it!! I was a huge fan of the Avengers and enjoyed all the little winks and nods they gave to the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe! Clark Gregg was brilliant as always and Joss Whedon reminds me again why I love him as a writer and director. I will definitely check it out just to see what Agent Maria Hill was talking about when referring to Agent Coulson... Where was he really?!
I think Joss is losing it, I know his style is very quippy, but back in the Buffy/Angel/Firefly days, it was actually well done and well balanced, ESPECIALLY in Angel, which was my favorite Joss production. But now..every five minutes we get a one liner. Come on Joss, toss us something else, lol.
Eh, it was alright. Cheesy dialogue and way too many attempts to be "witty" and "glib" though.
That is NOT Joss Whedon. Buffy and Angel were in no way like that. Or least they didn't over use it. Marvel seems to want to force-feed the one liners down everyone's throats just because RDJ makes it work so well.
The only main characters that interest me are Coulson, the hacker chick, and the badass asian chick (kind of). The mysterious, leading male and the two cyber geeks bring nothing new or interesting to the table. While it was nice seeing Gunn, I wish Whedon would, for once, give him a substantial role in one of his projects. Oh, and it was nice seeing Preacher too.
The acting was so-so, but what do you expect from a series running on ABC? The storyline seems substantial enough to keep me tuned in for at least a season, maybe, and there is always the possibility of an Avenger showing up. The special effects were great too.
Overall, I give it an 8/10. It was a good start
It was fine. I hope they start adding in some more C and D list Marvel characters. Maybe they could make one so popular that they could spin off into a movie. That would be a good goal for this show: to be so good that fans demand to see the characters on the show on the big screen. It would be much easier to make a funny SHIELD sit-com about a low level team on the fringes of things than the tight rope they're trying to walk here. Think about it...nothing they do on this show can rise to the level of threat that would require the direct attention of Nick Fury or the intervention of the Avengers. It puts them in kind of a weird box.
They also need to develop some mysteries and arcs specifically for the show. It's not enough that they exist in the Marvel Universe. We need to care about these characters and the challenges that they face need to be meaningful to them. This show cannot be filler between movies or it won't work. I'll definitely watch more to see if they get their feet under them.
The show was pretty so-so. I was hoping Gunn would be a main character but seeing the guest starring spot for him at the start credits was disappointing. I feel like the trailers lied to me because he seemed like he was gonna be a main character in them.
On another note. They were mentioning in the episode how people have been experimenting with the super solider serum. Trying to make it even stronger. You know who that leads to =D. Maybe just wishful thinking on my part..........
I enjoyed the show a good deal. However, my earlier theory about Whedon not being allowed to do "big characters" may have been given a little credence with Gunn's character. I know early speculation was that he would be playing either Luke Cage or this 90's Avenger's character named Rage. But instead, he played a sidekick to a character called slapstick who had a comic for all of about a year back in the early 90's. I hope this is just a case of Whedon really reaching into the Marvel vault rather then them limiting him to characters of absolute obscurity so as not to interfere with their movie franchise continuity. Still a good show, and Tuesday is shaping up to be the biggest battleground of the week.
Alright so Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Good but not great. I guess I was really hoping this show rode on the coattails of Avengers and be AMAZING from the get-go. So far, the entire idea of CENTIPEDE seems like an Advanced Idea Mechanics/Ten Rings rip off from Iron Man 3. Skye seems annoying. I absolutely love Fitz and Simmons. Ward and May are just your typical kick@$$ characters to bring kick@$$ery to the screen, and the real stars are of course Coulson and Hill. In all honesty the part of the show that intrigued me most was when Dr. Streiten asked Hill "He doesn't know..does he?" and she responded with "He must never know..."...starting to make me think Coulson is still dead and we have a possible android/Vision on our hands here. Of course its just speculation, but sadly that was the most intriguing part of the pilot for me.
I thought it was really good. Wasn't absolutely amazing, but this is simply the pilot episode, and we have to give the show time. I feel like it'll get much better over time, and I hope it lasts until then and doesn't get cancelled after one season. Also, Skye's hot.
Skye is already beginning to piss me off... She's like a mix between how annoying Thea and Laurel are on Arrow.
The pilot itself was OK - the scenes that bugged me were the ones where the characters continued to mention The Avengers. It's like seriously, YES we already know this show exists in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but the writers threw in too much annoying references (lol at Maria's comment on Thor).
Coulson steals the show so far, most of the other characters are stereotypes in the military/spy genre. That being said, I thought it was really good. I expected terrible, but it was really good. I'm saying it will be a great overall show, but I am planning on tuning in next week. I think it was the potential to be really good, and I think the one-dimensionalness of some of the characters will be expanded upon and they won't be those stereotypes any more. I can't wait to see what the ACTUAL story behind Coulson is (life model decoy perhaps?).
Also, and I may seem stupid for this, was I the only one really hoping Mike was actually going to be Luke Cage? He fit the mold somewhat for the backstory, and they DID erase his name from every database s so perhaps his SHIELD name could potentially eventually be Luke Cage. Far fetched, perhaps, but they did make it seem like they aren't done with him.
I thought it was phenomenal...for a pilot. There are obvious kinks that the show needs to work out that I plan to give a few weeks for them to work out. If its still got those kinks in a few weeks, I might drop it. But that's unlikely. Because comic books + tv = I'm there (except for Teen Titans GO!)