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60fps
4 years ago#31
manmouse posted...
i never watched it, so i can't say anything about the quality.

but i've been put off by the idea of a Marvel show... about people in business suits who work in an office. i mean, that's not exactly the kind of stuff that made people like Marvel in the first place.

it's like, "hey, there's a new Final Fantasy game coming out! it's about the guy who runs an item shop. every now and then an awesome FF hero will show up to make an appearance, and then head off to the real cool adventures that you don't get to see, while you continue working the shop."


Shield isn't anything new in Marvel. Nick Fury's book was a classic and it never had super heroes. It had the same spy plots and gadgets as this show.

I think it's mostly a generational gap. If this happened when the Shield comics were in their prime people would get it. This generation didn't have those spy books so this kind of story from Marvel seems out of place for them.

Hell, this thing is leagues better than the Nick Fury tv movie and people loved that back in the day.
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DT2501
4 years ago#32
First season was just a complete train wreck from beginning to end. Season 2 started out much better, but slowed to a crawl after like three episodes. There are a bunch of plot threads going (the obelisk, Skye's dad, Coulson's carving, etc.), but they never make any progress on these things. Each episode has an ambiguous hint or an inconsequential scrap of info that doesn't really tell you anything, but you never feel like the show is moving forward. They need to just come out and tell you exactly what's going on with Skye and her dad, or completely solve the carving puzzle, or something. They just need to wrap up one of these threads for a change. Any of them. Give us something to feel like the show is going somewhere.

Also, SHIELD started out in a funky spy agency comic back in the day, but it hasn't been focused on spying for decades. Since like the late 1970s or early 1980s, SHIELD has been more like an agency that polices superheroes. They use gadgets and confidential information to get an edge on superheroes and villains who would otherwise completely dominate them, but that's the means, the end goal is policing superheroes. Considering this is the version of SHIELD most often seen in the comics and the version depicted in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that the TV show is spun off from, it's weird that we don't see more episodes like the ones with Absorbing Man, Lady Sif, Blizzard, and Blackout. Even the pilot kind of hinted that that was the direction the show was going to take, with the agents tracking down a superpowered Mike Peterson. This spy-vs-spy stuff is getting old fast.

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refmon
4 years ago#33
Boring characters

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OMEGA RUGAL
4 years ago#34
I rather watch Xena Warrior Princess reruns than watch Agents of SHIELD again.
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4 years ago#35
DT2501 posted...
First season was just a complete train wreck from beginning to end. Season 2 started out much better, but slowed to a crawl after like three episodes. There are a bunch of plot threads going (the obelisk, Skye's dad, Coulson's carving, etc.), but they never make any progress on these things. Each episode has an ambiguous hint or an inconsequential scrap of info that doesn't really tell you anything, but you never feel like the show is moving forward. They need to just come out and tell you exactly what's going on with Skye and her dad, or completely solve the carving puzzle, or something. They just need to wrap up one of these threads for a change. Any of them. Give us something to feel like the show is going somewhere.


They solved the carving puzzle last night.
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4 years ago#36
ScrappyDingo posted...
It's OK. I'll reserve judgement on this season until it's over.

It's a lot easier to watch on DVD all in one sitting.

Still hope they use it as a vehicle to introduce us to movie characters. Maybe get some Ms. Marvel and Inhuman action?


Well, it's pretty much a given that they'll be introducing the Inhumans in the show.
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4 years ago#37
manmouse posted...
i never watched it, so i can't say anything about the quality.

but i've been put off by the idea of a Marvel show... about people in business suits who work in an office. i mean, that's not exactly the kind of stuff that made people like Marvel in the first place.

it's like, "hey, there's a new Final Fantasy game coming out! it's about the guy who runs an item shop. every now and then an awesome FF hero will show up to make an appearance, and then head off to the real cool adventures that you don't get to see, while you continue working the shop."


There actually IS a JRPG exactly like that.

Not FF, though.
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DT2501
4 years ago#38
CWS2005WS posted...
DT2501 posted...
First season was just a complete train wreck from beginning to end. Season 2 started out much better, but slowed to a crawl after like three episodes. There are a bunch of plot threads going (the obelisk, Skye's dad, Coulson's carving, etc.), but they never make any progress on these things. Each episode has an ambiguous hint or an inconsequential scrap of info that doesn't really tell you anything, but you never feel like the show is moving forward. They need to just come out and tell you exactly what's going on with Skye and her dad, or completely solve the carving puzzle, or something. They just need to wrap up one of these threads for a change. Any of them. Give us something to feel like the show is going somewhere.


They solved the carving puzzle last night.

They determined it was a city. They didn't mention which one, where it is, why it's important, why the alien might want to go there, or anything else about it. When I say "solved," I mean we need to actually know what the point of it is. "It's a city" doesn't really move us anywhere in the plot now, does it?

They also introduced Skye's dad, but he's just some guy. There's something mysterious and vaguely bad about him, but really, he's just some guy. Is he an alien? Is he a weird monster? Just some psycho? This is what I'm talking about. They give you a tiny scrap, but it doesn't really reveal anything meaningful, so who gives a crap?

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redmangoose
4 years ago#39
All you haters eat a fat one. Last night's episode was amazing, and the show will continue to get better.

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MasterFoxCheif3
4 years ago#40
redmangoose posted...
All you haters eat a fat one. Last night's episode was amazing, and the show will continue to get better.


The show will get better the moment they realize in a show about humans living in a world with superhumans, we'd actually like to see the superhumans do more than pop up every six episodes.
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