Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

It's funny I can't remember the last time I was excited about a new TV show.  With the airwaves filled with reality shows and crime dramas I really have been over it.  Factor in that I don't have cable so channels like the History Channel and Comedy Central don't factor in and I really don't watch that much TV anymore.  Fast forward to last night and the premiere of Agents of SHIELD. I'm a huge comic book geek and I had really, really, really been looking forward to seeing this show and hoping it wouldn't suck.  I'd also hoped that since the show was on ABC which is owned by Disney which owns Marvel Comics that this show would live up to it's potential

And from the ratings the show got it looks like they might have a hit. But to be honest I was a little underwhelmed by the pilot episode.  I would really had liked if they had incorperated a major Marvel hero into the show.  Yes I know that Colston was there and this is the first episode so you have to establish characters and theme.

I will say that I like that the show was smart, funny, and had great special effects.  I also loved that they continued the plot line from Iron Man 3 and didn't take the whole episode to explain it for the 3 people who didn't bother to go see the movie.

So I know where I'll be at 7 o'clock this winter on Tuesdays.  I'm just hoping that they can incorperate some great characters and plot lines from Marvels history.

Anybody else out there watch last night?


  1. dvr'd it, haven't watched it yet.... but I have to wonder about the thinking behind putting it up against the number one most watched show on tv in NCIS.... it didn't win it's time slot, and if the ratings aren't there... they cancel shows rather quickly these days, especially the expensive ones.
    Hopefully it gets moved to another night soon...

  2. I also DVR'ed it and haven't watched it. Even though I've been reading comics for the past 20 or so years, I have to admit that I haven't seen Iron Man 2 or 3... or The Avengers... or Thor... What can I say, I don't get out much.

    When I first heard about the show, I felt more obligated than excited to watch, but the more I hear about it, the more I'm thinking it might be pretty good... I will get very excited if Jessica Jones appears in the show, I loved Bendis' "Alias" from 10-or-so years ago.

  3. My son had soccer practice last night but it is on the DVR for when I get some time...