Marvel and ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D has now been on the air for a few weeks now, and I decided to finally give my thoughts about the show. This article has some minor spoilers, but I will try to keep them vague, so if you haven’t seen the first three episodes yet- beware!
There are a few things that I liked about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and a few things that really bug me. So let’s get started!
Pros and Cons of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
One of the best things that I liked about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D was the special guest appearance of Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), because that really made the show feel like it was actually connected to the movies and not just a bad TV spin off. There are a lot of key events mentioned in the show from the other big blockbuster Marvel movies to tie the show and overall Marvel movie world together.
I also really like how the season is building up to revealing bad guys instead of the main cast of heroes always fighting super villains every episode. If done correctly, the season could end with revealing the next big main bad guy for one of the upcoming Marvel movies. Will they actually do that? Who knows, we’ll just have to wait and see.
I still don’t really know what to think of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D because the show kind of reminds me of a mix of Alias, the X-files, and some other Goofy superhero show thrown in there to make a mix of awesomeness and disappointment. The biggest problem is that a lot of the characters don’t act very professional, especially to be top government agents.
The acting is mediocre and the writing for the dialogue can be really cheesy at times, and I wasn’t too fond of the hacker girl (played by Chloe Bennet) and the main male hero (played by Brett Denton) when the show first started because both characters were actually quite annoying, I didn’t really understand why they were picked for the team. However, as the show went on Chloe Bennet slowly started to grow on me. As her storyline unfolds there appears to be more to her than it seems, so because of that I will keep an open mind about her casting choice and TV character.
The two scientist, Fitz and Simmons (Often times referred to as a single person “FitzSimmons”) were also very annoying when the show first started because they were classic fast talking energetic young scientist that like talking a lot of scientific nonsense, but a few episodes in they too are now starting to grow on me. Do they act professional and like an organized government unit? No, they don’t.
To be honest I would be very scared if our government really had specialists that behaved like this team.
As for the music- it isn’t completely bad, but in certain action scenes it makes the show feel cheesy and childish. I actually like the end credits music and the “heroic” theme that plays when they save the day and complete a mission, but the actual combat and action scene music bugs me because it makes me feel like I’m watching a Saturday morning kids cartoon that would have goofy “BAM” cartoon boxes pop up every time the villain gets punched in the face. If the show had slightly more serious music, better writing for the action scenes and dialogue, and slightly more convincing acting this show would be on my top five list. However, everything falls short and it leaves me with a feeling that they could have done better.
Will I keep watching?
I did notice that they pay attention to some key details for future story arcs, I don’t want to give away any spoilers *Cough*Coulsen*Cough*, but it does appear that they know where they want to take the story and they actually have a endgame planned out for future episodes, this is a really good thing because it means that the show won’t get lost half way through its season and add in a bunch of pointless fillers to try and stretch the show out. So to sum it up, I will give the show a 5 out of 10.
It still needs some work, but I highly recommend that fans of superhero shows stick with it and watch it to the end so that it can get enough ratings for a second season. I have a very strong feeling that if the show can last past its first season it can really become something amazing in the future.
Overall, I gotta say that the show has potential to grow, but the first few episodes of the season were a bit rough and I didn’t like all the comical bits and goofy music. But the later episodes that followed started to really pick up to hint that the show could go down a really cool path, and as mentioned above, actually tie-in with the Avengers movies. So yes, I wouldn’t mind seeing more of this show in the future.
Want to watch Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D? Tune in to ABC at 8:00 7:00c. Make sure to check your local listings for details.
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