questionswhat did you think of the agents of shield…

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It was just meh.

I loved the program that came on after it - The Goldbergs. Funny as heck.

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Just in case someone wants to find this later :-)

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I completely agree with you about the show. I went in with high hopes. I was very disappointed in the tone. I like a bit of comedy mixed in but they forced it into every conversation. The story wasn't bad but it wasn't Marvel quality either. I'll continue to watch for a few more episodes at least but if they continue like this, I won't be sticking around (the show may not either). I really don't like the girl computer hacker (no, not because shes a girl hacking computers), I feel like the show is going to end up being about her....

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I wished it would have premiered on Fox.

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@xarous: That way it would have been good, but canceled after six episodes. I haven't seen it yet, but I didn't get a great feeling from the commercials they were showing in the movie theater for it. I didn't see anything in the preview that made me say, "Yeah!". If the tone is as light as folks are saying, I am not going to like Agents of Shield. Live-action superheroes haven't fared all that well on TV in recent years, with Heroes being the standout success that collapsed under its own density. Alphas was okay, but I never really connected with it. Ordinary Family took too long to build up steam, and was unfortunately just getting really interesting when it was canceled. Arrow seems to be doing well by keeping it street-level and emphasizing more Batman-like elements of the character (forged by pain and grief, driven by his father's murder to seek justice, no superhuman abilities just grit and some cool gadgets, dissolute billionaire playboy by day - masked avenger by night).

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I was entertained. It wasn't awesome, but I wasn't expecting too much, either.

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Haven't watched it yet. Had to come stay with my Mom for a few days to help out. No DVR, basic cable, and internet connection is down. Burning up my data plan on my phone. URGH. And to make it worse, she only likes soap operas and reality shows. I'm ready to rip my eyeballs out. At this point, Shield could suck big time and I would STILL love it!!

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I feel mostly bad for the entire team who now have to have their work judged in public by the great Jim Steranko, since Hollywood Reporter hired him. That's got to be a lot of pressure.

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ok can someone explain the last scene to me?
so at the end he said he could be a hero, got shot in the head and his eyes were glazed over and everyone frowned and then gave a thumbs up, and then the next scene he was said to be in stable condition?

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It didn't blow me away, but I still enjoyed it. People need to keep in mind that this is a Whedon show. Yeah, it may be light in tone, but that only serves to make the punch-to-the-gut moments hurt you all the more.

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@wootfast: The science geeks got the formula right to fix him just in time. That formula-in-a-bullet is what he got shot with, although I think the head shot was a bit overkill. remeber seeing the girl scientist with the shooter bad ass agent guy after he shot him? I think they made mention of the kind of gun it was early in the episode (forshadowing?).

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@moondrake: Glad someone picked up on my Joss humor there. Though my feed was mostly full of praise toward the show, I won't be joining in as a viewer.

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@charliew77: a little bit of light and humor is fine. They went overboard with it.

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@wootfast: It was Fitz and Simmons' antidote to the Extremis-cocktail the centipede implant was causing. The guy was beginning to glow red and about to blow up. The "bullet" was from that special gun Fitz/Simmons was talking about earlier in the show. It was just used for the delivery of the antidote.

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@nmchapma: I'm keeping an open mind about it. It was only the pilot, things could settle down into a groove and the lightness will kind of normalize.

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@charliew77: Oh yeah, I forgot it was a Whedon show. He tends to favor an anime-style arc, starting off too light for my tastes and working up in later episodes to some serious drama intermingled with character-driven humor. I had to learn to be patient with anime series as some of my favorite series started off so silly I could barely tolerate them and then grew into being profound and unforgettable. I'll give Agents of Shield the same patience.

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was that Extremis part of the same thing from Iron Man 3? they just said, 'its new'.

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@wootfast: The gun that was used was explained earlier by Fitz/Simmons that it does no harm to the person being shot (or something to that effect). It was not the sniper rifle first seen pointed at him by Ward.

edit: I should've refreshed before answering what others already did, better.

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did anyone remember Sky (the one that looks like Michelle Branch) in Nashville, she worked at the record company and she dated Gunnar for a while, and had one of the most cheesiest breakup lines in the history of tv.
Gunnar: "Its over"
Michelle Branch lookalike: "Its always been over."

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@moondrake: Yeah, his shows do take a bit of patience. Although, since his brother and sister-in-law are handling the day-to-day showrunning, there's a chance - a chance - that it might not take that long to get into the groove and find the "voice" of the show. Time will tell.

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I liked the show. Best thing ever on television? No. Well above average in my opinion? Yes. Hard to judge a series solely on its pilot, though. Time will tell how the rest of the season goes. Pilots like this usually have a bigger budget than a regular episode.

In answer to a question above, yes, Extremis was a major plot point in Iron Man 3. Knowing that story certainly helps put the events in the show last night into context, but it didn't feel like such a major issue that viewers would be totally confused if they hadn't seen it.

Interesting timing that Iron Man 3 was released on blu/dvd the same day the show premiered.

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It was fun but I don't think it will be a ratings hit and last for more than one season, if that long.

I did like how they turned a C-17 cargo plane into a multi-story aircraft with an extra set of rear wings and two extra engines back there.

And the final scene with the Corvette reminded me of the Back To The Future movie with the Delorean doing the same thing.

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@bigreddogatl: Definitely a Back to the Future homage there.

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I thought it was a decent start, but we will see. Wheadon stuff does need some time to build. I watched Firefly after it was off the air on DVD. I though the same of the first episode. Only after watching the entire series and Serenity did I go back and watch it again. Then I saw the brilliance in it: Wheadon tells you everything you need to know about every character in that first episode. you just had to look for it.

That having been said, Dollhouse had the same start, but never hit stride. Maybe because it would have been better on cable, but it just kind of fizzled and was taken off life support after two seasons.

I'll see what happens with this series. One thing to note: it must be expensive as hell to produce, so it's going to have to kill it in the ratings to stay on the air. Oh, and it was good to see Shepard Book again. I'm hoping that we can see some more characters in the Wheadonverse. Maybe a crossover with Castle in NYC? (both ABC shows, so why not?)

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@wilfbrim: here i was all set to say that while they are both ABC shows, the castle tie-in Derrick Storm Comics were published by dark horse...then i turned around and looked @ them on my shelf, and i'll be darned, Big 'ol Marvel logo....

but i just don't see there being a castle cross over, trying add the battle of new york into the castle story line would be WAYYY to big of a Retcon to pull off. besides, it's jut not that kind of show.

but i can already see some horny fanboy writing some Kate Beckett/Maria Hill lesbo fluff "fan fic". while you're at it throw Robin Scherbatsky into the mix.

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Gunn!

Book!

(No sound for most of the recording so I have no idea what was going on. Stupid Channel 7.)

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I liked it, although there was a bit of this is the introductory episode drag. I think there can be too much Coulson so I hope there will be more of the team interacting with each other as a group in future episodes. Has a lot of potential to be fun.

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For me, it was so cliche that I was actually calling the ending in the first 5 minutes of the show, and I was right in every step. When the first introduced the gun it was obvious that would be used to solve the main problem, and the chemical that it currently had it in was useless so as soon as an unstable compound was mentioned it was obvious what would happen.

I also don't like the cliche "super tough guy who falls for the first pretty face that he runs across." Soon as they introduced Skye filming the main bad, it was obvious what role she would play. All in all, I won't be watching it since the series started with zero creativity.

And hey, they even managed to work in the tough girl getting a groin shot on some random guy. Yay. That alone will keep me from ever letting this show play in my home. Disgusting.

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@earlyre: "but i can already see some horny fanboy writing some Kate Beckett/Maria Hill lesbo fluff "fan fic". while you're at it throw Robin Scherbatsky into the mix."

Great. I'll be in my bunk.

Speaking of which, Adam Baldwin would fit in well in this show. Very well, in fact. I would say he is free, but apparently is filming a series about a Navy ship during the Zombie apocalypse. Really. Not kidding.

But, on a more serious note, expect to see previous members of the Wheadonverse to show up in this show. Wheadon will often re-use actors that he is comfortable with from the past, and not just action roles. Casting Cobie Smulders in The Avengers and this series is a good example: he will often use actors that are know for their comedic roles in dramas. In his opinion, if you can do comedy, you can do anything.

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@wilfbrim: yeah, for a good example of the dramatic casting, see nathan's evil preacher role in season 7 of buffy.
Or john ritter's appearence in one of the early buffy seasons, as her mom's new boyfreind,who turns out to be an evil robot.
I'll accept the " i'll be in my bunk" response to the fan fic, but no "challenge accepted"? Come on folks..
I kid...