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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« on: May 15, 2013, 12:13 PM »
I didn't see this posted anywhere yet, but the television upfronts are going on this week, and one of the series that was announced was Marvel's Agents of SHIELD from ABC.  You can see the 3 minute trailer below, and the series will air on Tuesdays at 8/7c this Fall.  Looking forward to it.  #coulsonlives

http://www.ign.com/videos/2013/05/14/agents-of-shield-trailer

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Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2013, 03:03 PM »
SHIELD is a guaranteed hit.  And it's the only show that jumps out at me next season.  Almost Human might have some potential, but that's about if from what I've seen.
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Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2013, 03:59 PM »
SHIELD is a guaranteed hit.  And it's the only show that jumps out at me next season. 

I would hate to be the executive that have to cancel this Josh Whedon project. This show looks too expensive to survive with poor ratings.
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Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2013, 09:40 PM »
Agents of SHIELD, anyone?

I thought it was pretty solid. I liked that they Maria Hill back, hope she remains a series regular. (Isnt' HIMYM ending this year?)

I liked that they didn't just gloss over Coulson's "death", but made it a point of mystery. Tahiti, indeed.

Liked most of the B players, although I found the lead bohunk pretty annoying. The Rising Tide chick was super cute. How did Summer Glau not get that part though? The Brits were nice, Ming Wa too, and Ron Glass is always %^&* money. 

The thing I was a little concerned about going in is still a concern though - i think the nameless schmoe of the week with powers is going to get stale quickly. This is a prime opportunity to pull in some good B and C list players from the Marvel Universe. There are definitely more than a few that require little in the way of CGI or expensive effects. (Power Man and Iron Fist baby!)

I'll keep watching this for sure though, looks like a potential winner.
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Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2013, 11:17 PM »
I enjoyed it thoroughly.  The banter!  Really top-notch stuff.

I don't worry much about freak-of-the-week.  I enjoyed that with X-Files through its entire run.  It seems like they're already setting up threads that'll run through long-term.  Constructed right, it can work.
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Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2013, 11:34 PM »
Was actually pretty bored with it. I will keep watching and give it a chance but not impressed so far. I appreciate the mystery regarding Coulson's death, hopefully it amounts to something. I have not read up much about it but i hope we get some Marvel characters sprinkled in, even if they are pretty obscure.
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Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2013, 12:46 AM »
I thought it was good fun. They might have eased up a bit on Avengers references, but it wasn't like they called them by name specifically. There were some great bits of writing/dialogue to add the right amount of humor without feeling too forced. I'm excited to see where it goes and if it leads into Thor and Cap2
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Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2013, 06:24 AM »
It felt awkward, rushed, and just kind of dull and underwhelming overall. I'll stick with it for a while and hope that it finds its legs, but I can't see the average TV viewer seeing anything in that pilot that made them think it is must see TV.

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Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2013, 09:36 AM »
I hope this gets good ratings since it looks pretty expensive to survive on poor ones. I would hate to be to the executive to cancel this Joss Whedon project.
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Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2013, 11:30 AM »
Forgot to mention I had to LOL and cry a little inside when I saw that Hasbro Angry Birds Telepods commercial during SHIELD last night. What a revolting development.
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Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2013, 11:33 AM »
I thought it was pretty good, and I'm so excited for a regular Marvel series on television.  I'd also like to see them dip into the MU characters a bit as things go on, I understand we likely won't be seeing Spider-Man or anyone like that, but some of the other characters (I do like the Heroes for Hire idea...maybe even as a sort of pilot for their own series eventually).  Looking forward to more of SHIELD though, a fun pilot.

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Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2013, 02:17 PM »
I hope this gets good ratings since it looks pretty expensive to survive on poor ones. I would hate to be to the executive to cancel this Joss Whedon project.

SHIELD highest rated prime-time premiere in 4 years.
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Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2013, 09:32 AM »
I hope the show has some stories that lead into the movies.
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Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2013, 10:22 AM »
I thought it was good, nothing stuck out at me that made me hate it. I like how they made some cryptic references to Coulson's "recovery" so I'd like to see how that plays out. The cast is ok but a little bland; it would be good to see their development so hopefully as the season goes along things will get better. But since Disney owns ABC and Marvel, I don't see it getting cancelled but will run at  least an entire season. I also think that if they can squeeze in some type of cameo or some visible reference to the Avengers to help keep it tied in, that will help out. I'll definitely keep watching.
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Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2013, 10:59 AM »
Little too pat. If it weren't for Coulson I'd probably skip it. Maybe it will improve.