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I will counter your call with the prognostication that either Fitz or May will be Whedoned.
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Old 11-14-2013, 09:01 PM
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Coulson will turn out to be a baddie.
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After the last couple of episodes I'm feeling better about the characters. Even though I think everyone (writers and actors) is still trying to figure them all out.

Having been on the inside of the grand military industrial complex I feel sorry for Skye this time. Everyone on the team is all System and Duty and Rules because it's not only been explained to them, in detail, they've likely seen that the system works and is there for real reasons. It's completely unlike the INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE, MAN lifestyle Skye is trying to live by. Giant organizations that have the power to kill people and break things definitely need to have their feet held to some kind of responsible fire (with great power, etc); but at the same time not all of the secrets they should be known by everybody in the world.

The biggest annoyance this week was Woodbored. Specifically when he and Fitz were in the culvert hiding from DOGS. He totally harshed the buzz by ditching the glorious samwich, and especially for that lame ass reason. If DOGS are TRACKING you it's because you smell like a HUMAN. The presence or not of a glorious samwich means pretty much nothing. Yeah, it's a unique odor that doesn't exist anywhere else in the environment, but GUESS WHAT - neither DO YOU.

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The only thing this show has going for it is that there is really no competition this year. This television season sucks so bad, a Black Hole near the center of the Milky Way Galaxy called wanting to know how they did it. It sucks so bad it's got me watching X-Factor AND The Voice, neither of which I really watched ever.
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Did anyone get the feel Coulson actually can't stop himself from saying "It's a magical place"?
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Did anyone get the feel Coulson actually can't stop himself from saying "It's a magical place"?
Yah, I was going to say the same thing. It's like he's got some kind of conditioning that prevents him from thinking too deeply about whatever happened, and just forces him to bark out that canned response when it comes up. He looked like he was sort of struggling and failing to say something else in the latest episode.

So, apparently, this show is actually enjoyable when it's primarily about the Science Twins. I think they need to just kill off the rest of the characters and focus on the two of them having wacky adventures.
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This is the first episode I've watched for a while and I will admit I quite enjoyed it.

However, I don't feel like I've lost out by not watching the episodes I've missed, so it's still not really required viewing for me.

It doesn't help that when Channel 4 announce the program starting they always mention super heroes. People watching for that will be disappoint.
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Agent Coulson is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life.

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Because Adam is very mean to me just because I saw the show before he can.

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I think that's a very valid reason to be means.
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I can't watch until Monday because I haven't seen Thor. Because the stupid storm knocked out power at the movie theater near my Mom's house and by the time we found out we had missed the start times at the other theaters.
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Do I really have to see Thor before I watch the next episode?

I do want to see Thor but don't know when I'll be able to.
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:59 PM
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I haven't seen Thor II. Maybe that made this episode rather meh, I don't know. But Peter MacNicolness made up for some mehness.
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I don't think it absolutely necessary to have seen Thor the Second. The only reference to the movie occurs right in the beginning and only lasts for that opening scene. Afterwards the action only centers around Asgardian what-nots. What the team is doing in the beginning happens a short time after the events of the movie but does not contain terribly large spoilers.

I will say the integration of the greater Marvel and Marvel Cinematic Universe felt better this week. It seemed more organic and not shoe-horny. I enjoyed the events that transpired and how that alone forwarded singular character arcs in believable ways. Finally, Agent Woodbored didn't bother me at all. The teaming and pairing up of team members was good and we got some good interplay there.
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Yah, having now seen both Thor the Second and the latest Marvel's Agents of Marvel's SHIELD by Marvel (A Disney Company), I am sort of :lol: at the the advertisements that they were all that closely tied together. The cold open involves the team sifting through the wreckage at the scene of one of the fight sequences from the movie for Asgardian artifacts to hide from the public, and then the main plot starts somewhere else, and just happens to involve Asgardian MacGuffins.

It would have been far cooler (and prohibitively expensive on a TV budget) to have them tracking down...



I agree with Bort. This one felt more integrated than most of the previous episodes, both in that it felt like an actual part of the Marvel filmverse, and also that the characters mostly clicked, individually and together. The exception is that I still find Hacktichick immensely irritating, but a lot of that's probably on me and my frustrated desire for where they could have gone with that character.
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The exception is that I still find Hacktichick immensely irritating, but a lot of that's probably on ... my frustrated desire for ... that character.
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As if. If I were going to be all high school crush on a character from this show, the obvious choice is...uh...whichever half of Fitz/Simmons is the lady.

But, for reals, Hacktichick irritates the living shit out of me. What could have been a cool idea, to have the information-wants-to-be-free hacktivist infiltrating the NSA-on-steroids that is SHIELD, has been handled atrociously. Her motivation has consisted entirely of the desire to uncover family secrets, with a dash of loyalty to her ex, but no actual political or idealistic commitment to freedom of information. She doesn't want information to be free because that advances the cause of democracy, or equalizes the imbalance of power between those in the know and those not, or prevents unsupervised agencies form carrying out atrocities, she just wants information to be free because there's a particular secret she wants to know, and that robs her character of any actual significance. And then, when she actually does confront SHIELD's extreme secrecy policy, she comes off as just petulant that Level 7's don't get to know all the fun secrets that Level 8's do, with no mention of all us poor Level 0 schlubs who can't provide democratic oversight for projects we aren't even allowed to know exist.
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I'm watching the latest episode "The Bridge". It's awful. The actors are terrible. I don't like or feel anything for any of them. Even Agent Coulson and


Now, I have just watched the first season of Arrow and up to episode 8 of season 2. Some of the actors in this are also terrible, but I am more engaged because they are using DC characters all over the place. I know this because when a new character is introduced I :google: them. Even if they are not used exactly as they are in the comics, fans are happy because they are at least there and used appropriately in the story line.

Just talking about Marvel characters does not make this a Marvel universe show.
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I'm always happy to see him in a show.
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Indeed. I sat through one episode of Arrow. Nevermore.

But still enjoying most episodes of MAoS more than I cringe.
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*sigh*

Although I feel your pain, I quite liked that episode in general. I'm not very good at analysing things, so I can't say whether it was the pace, or the acting or script or what exactly it was. But overall I came away thinking it was one of the best so far.

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I feel you, bro.



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