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 Posted:   Oct 2, 2013 - 9:22 AM   
 By:   Dyfrynt   (Member)

Well the second episode didn't get any better. It feels more like The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew hour opposed to Mission Impossible. I don't see this series lasting long. But don't miss the last minute. It was the best part of the episode!

I felt quite the opposite. However one has to take this show for what it is. Light, action, adventure. To expect anything more than that is to be guaranteed disappointment. I find enough in there to accept it for what it is, and to enjoy it on that level.

The comic moments remain top notch. And that is saying a lot from a guy like me who usually despises comedy in my action shows. Whedon is one of the few who seems to be able to consistently pull it off and this show is no exception. Actually bust out laughing once or twice.

Absolutely the last 2 minutes are a must see. Definitely the best part of the episode because it is so unexpected. And the punch line at the very end. Classic Whedon.

Oh and I loved the tech SHIELD stole from Serenity!

 
 Posted:   Oct 2, 2013 - 9:24 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Well next week starts the predictable "romance" plot line...

I haven't seen any trailers but hasn't that been coming since the pilot?


Yes, I was just waiting a week to confirm my suspicions. Not that it was hard to miss.

 
 Posted:   Oct 2, 2013 - 9:29 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Well the second episode didn't get any better. It feels more like The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew hour opposed to Mission Impossible. I don't see this series lasting long. But don't miss the last minute. It was the best part of the episode!

I felt quite the opposite. However one has to take this show for what it is. Light, action, adventure. To expect anything more than that is to be guaranteed disappointment. I find enough in there to accept it for what it is, and to enjoy it on that level.


It's so cliched and mediocre. It better get better fast. Their losing me... Gawds I miss Stargate Universe! LOL

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 26, 2013 - 3:47 AM   
 By:   bondo321   (Member)

I was on the fence for the first two episodes, but now by the fourth episode, I'm hooked. It would be criminal not to release a CD for McCreary's music - I'm loving every minute of it, including his terrific main theme! It gets used quite a bit in the show too.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 26, 2013 - 4:41 AM   
 By:   Tobias   (Member)

Here in Sweden it is on exact same day and time as Blacklist (with James Spader) and after watching a couple of episodes of Agents and then a couple of episodes of Blacklist I think I will continue with Blacklist since Agents is a disappointment. It did not live up to it`s expectations but Blacklist is actually quite promising.

 
 Posted:   Oct 26, 2013 - 6:49 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

This show is pretty mediocre, with so many wasted opportunities to avoid cliché or add some punch, but I keep watching in the hopes that it gets past the early-episode blues and starts doing interesting things with the characters and plot. I probably would have stopped already except the movies have built my trust in the property, so I'll probably give it a season and see how it goes.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 26, 2013 - 7:59 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Ditto, mastadge. I'll watch this season in hopes of getting a better show over time.

 
 Posted:   Oct 26, 2013 - 9:43 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

The writing in the last episode was extremely juvenile. I couldn't believe a single line coming out of Skye or her BF. The acting wasn't very good either. I'll still give it one season before I drop it.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2014 - 11:12 PM   
 By:   bondo321   (Member)

I looked for but didn't find an answer.... is this going to be getting a score release anytime in the near future?

 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2014 - 4:07 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

I looked for but didn't find an answer.... is this going to be getting a score release anytime in the near future?

Probably after the season ends.

 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2014 - 7:22 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I said I was going to give this a full season, but I gave up after four episodes.

 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2014 - 7:31 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

It's been a lot better, IMO, for the few episodes since it came back from winter break. Like most shows, the showrunners need to take time to see what works and what doesn't, and adjust appropriately. Think about the off and sometimes-awful first seasons of shows that went on to become classics, like Seinfeld or (more aptly given the creative staff and genre) Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

I usually give shows a whole first season, although within recent years I've called quits on a few fairly early on (at the half-season marks of "Once Upon a Time" and "Revolution," about three episodes into "Grimm"). There are others that I've quit on fairly early, only to hear great things from their later development and rediscover their greatness on DVD ("Fringe," for one).

No official word on a score, but I'd count on a score release from Intrada, who due to their relationship with Disney have released several Marvel albums and several ABC TV albums.

 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2014 - 7:50 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I've read there's some interesting new characters coming, plus they added Bill Baxton? I might give it another try. wink

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2014 - 10:11 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

No official word on a score, but I'd count on a score release from Intrada, who due to their relationship with Disney have released several Marvel albums and several ABC TV albums.

You seem to FORGET that the composer has his OWN LABEL, so I suspect he'd have the inside track on this one.


Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2014 - 10:15 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

No official word on a score, but I'd count on a score release from Intrada, who due to their relationship with Disney have released several Marvel albums and several ABC TV albums.

You seem to FORGET that the composer has his OWN LABEL, so I suspect he'd have the inside track on this one.


Ford A. Thaxton


True, I was thinking more about rights issues and less about Bear on this one. Thanks, Ford!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2014 - 10:29 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

I've read there's some interesting new characters coming, plus they added Bill Baxton? I might give it another try. wink

it's BILL PAXTON who is coming on for a 4 episode arc (as least that's what I recall)

Overall the show has greatly improved since the start of the season, the characters are fleshing out and they seem to be on the right track.

I just wish ABC wouldn't have decided to have such a long gap, but I hope once it comes back in March we don't have any more until the season finale.

Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 4:45 PM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

Anyone watch the last two episodes? Crikey what a turn of events (sadly I haven't yet seen Captain America), i didn't see all the twists in last nights episode. The Multiple twists of first making us think Victoria is the clairvoyant, to then have it turn out to be Paxton, and then to have it revealed that Ward is working for Hydra. I was on tender hooks the whole way through the episode. I am a bit pissed that Victoria is dead, but then it is a Whedon show smile

 
 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 6:02 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

I think the show has been getting progressively better as it goes along, and hopefully continues to build on that.

While I saw Captain America on opening weekend (and obviously many, many others did as well), my spouse didn't. I was very surprised that they would, only four days after the movie's US release, spoil the fairly major plot twists of the movie - not just the main plot point that Hydra had infiltrated SHIELD, but also in the episode's wrap up conversation, the aftermath of the movie - SHIELD being disbanded, etc.

I know it was kind of a damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don't thing for Agents of SHIELD - if this week had been business as usual, people who saw the movie and knew it's clear ramifications for Agents would have been confused. But my spouse indicated that she's not really interested in seeing Captain America anymore, at least not in theaters - so it was at least a little counterproductive in that respect.

My thought would be that they hoped to take the good-will and momentum from Captain America and leverage that into ratings - unfortunately it didn't happen, as last week's AoS was the lowest-rated episode yet (not taking into account DVR and On Demand which will likely give it a substantial bump).

 
 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 9:25 AM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

I'm certainly not put off from wanting to see Captain America 2 from the latest episode of Agents of Shield. Some level of crossover is necessary and if it happens to include a few plot points from a movie I haven't seen it rarely spoils the entire film. I'll see if I feel differently after seeing Captain America 2 this weekend.

I found the last episode to be quite engaging and the twists very exciting and unexpected.

 
 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 5:13 PM   
 By:   Olivier   (Member)

I'd appreciate not having any spoilers at all, but understand the appeal and relative necessity of cross-overs.
I have not seen the second Thor and Captain America movies yet; in the first case, the references did not appear to be major spoilers; in the second, I didn't realize the movie was concerned as well: I did think of it, but was mostly engrossed in the plot & action; the most important thing was the reference to Captain America at the end.

The hugest spoiler was rather Coulson's fate at the end of The Avengers, which I read about reading DVVD reviews because the UK version censored part of the scene.
frown
And then, it's a big plot point of the series.
More time has passed, though, so you have had more opportunities to see the movie.

In the case at hand, HYDRA's infiltration comes as a big shock either way, whether you learn of it in the movie or in the series.
This goes to show how entwined both are, and how much has been planned ahead in the Marvel movies-cum-television universe, to be able to not only feature such a plot point in both media, but also develop the plot in the series over a long period.

Introducing things in the series first might make it easier for more people to have the necessary information before seeing the movie, provided the épisodes were independent enough from the previous ones to be understandalel by someone only interested in the movies.

In any case, I love this series; I was not quite sure what it would be like, and it turned out to be more intricate than one might have expected.
The twists in this week episode were many and incredible; we were hit by so many surprises at the end!
There might be a slight doubt as to the very last one, especially given the final shot, but it was still shocking.

Marvel/Disney is really doing great with this Universe, movie & television-wise.

 
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