LOVING IT SO FAR!
I admit that the first episode of Agents of SHIELD had the biggest squee factor for me. The second Coulson stepped out of the shadows, I bounced up and down in my seat like a kid. Even the Geek Husband What Rules says he got a little misty seeing him again. Like a lot of Whedon shows, or Whedon-influenced shows, the character development is taking time, but the third episode seemed to be where they were finally actually getting INTO the characters. Ward is finally starting to feel more than just an abrasive jerk with an elevated opinion of himself, and Skye is finally getting a real personality apart from superhero fangirl.
I adore FitzSimmons. They are adorable, and one or both of them will end up dead by or before the quarter point of Season 2, if the show survives that long.
The CGI is ok, not awesome in spots, but mostly pretty good. The one liners are quick, the patter is snappy. Coulson is a little more… cocky than in the Avengers, but I guess that can be explained by thinking you survived an attack by a god. Ok, so this is where the GHWR owes me five bucks. I stated at the end of The Avengers, in no uncertain terms, that there was no way Coulson was gone. That he either survived or would be back as either a clone, or the Vision.
I’m really looking forward to finding out more about Melinda May, and FitzSimmons.
Again, yeah, there are the occasional plotholes, but this is comics made life just like the movies, and I’m ok with that. Really, honestly, I’m pretty easy to entertain, just don’t completely fuck up continuity, and don’t slap me in the face with shit I can’t rationalize away.
HOWEVER, having just seen a preview for the next episode, I have to say that three of the four villains so far being people of color is more than a little worrying, and problematic. Seriously, guys, I’m glad you have Melinda on the team, but she’s vastly outnumbered by white people, though I suppose Skye could almost look ethnic of some sort if you squint (yes, I know she’s part Chinese, but she looks really white). But three of your four villains being POC is more than a little bullshit. Fix it. And no, having Samuel L. Jackson make a cameo at the end of episode three is not the fix you’re looking for. Try harder.
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