There's no tension because we know all 5 groups will reconnect. All of this is just filler and padding.
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I think they played this just about perfect. I'm a decent enough comic fan and I only know Gamora and Drax out of this crew. The general audience is going to be like, "I like Marvel movies, but who are these characters? The Guardians of the what?" That's why they had characters in the trailer asking those same questions. It invites people in and makes it OK not to know anything about it. It just shows this is going to be a big, fun, sexy, adventure in space! It's such a risk by Marvel to go with C and D list characters. More power to them if the trailer's an indication!
Are the writers even listening to the critiques of the show? Has the criticism caught up to the production schedule yet so that they could potentially revamp the show? This show has so much potential, but right now it's completely off its axis.
The soap opera stuff is probly there to keep the viewership up. Arrow needs at least SOME of the other CW audience to watch it so that the show doesn't get canceled. The Malcolm-Moira lovechild story is actually producing some melodramatic comedy.
I still worry that introducing supernatural abilities in this series will turn into something bad. At some point it will become too unbelievable that Arrow can get anything done.
A street level, peak human vigilante trying to figure out how to take down a superpowered villian is completely normal in the context of comics. Oliver Queen's a billionaire so he's got access to super-science, super-tech, and global resources. What makes you think they won't be able to pull it off? Green Arrow will just have to be a bit smarter about it then he was this episode. Don't try to block a super-strength punch with your face!
They're also clearly setting up Ted Kord...the Blue Beetle...who is also a normal human with advanced tech. Plus they're building up Roy Harper to eventually become Red Arrow so I think Ollie will have some help.
How come SHIELD agents have a much better sense of humor in the movies than in the TV show? Cap's support crew revealed more personality in 2 seconds on a trailer than four episodes has for the TV team.
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.