Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Agents of Shield...Hits High on Cheese, and Low With Content
Audiences have now been re-introduced to Agent Coulson who is going to end up being an unaware Life Model Decoy (LMD), and to his team of characters that are suppose to be the first line of defense in a world after the Battle of New York. If this is the extent of the team this show is doomed, because this team is going to be a predictable in every clash of personality, which leaves the potential for the amazing at a chance of slim-to-none.
Also, this team is just a bunch of people who want to do their part to save the world, which is great, except for the fact that one might ask while watching the show; why do they have to do it together? From what we've seen so far they've tackled a normal guy given powers through a combination of Extremis technology from the failure that was Iron Man 3, and the technology from the invading alien race the Chitauri. They even survived their lame team building experience with the retrieval of a laser powered by unstable tesseract energy by stopping the good turned evil acquaintance of the old Agent Coulson from taking it, and killing them all. Overall, this team doesn't live up to the caliber of character that an agent of the Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate (S.H.I.E.L.D.) should have. If this continues the Marvel TV world is on a crash course with cancellation. Just another mar on Marvel Studio's media portfolio for at least fans of the comics and good story telling.
A lot of us are still hopeful that Agents of Shield will find its footing, and hopefully be the show it should be; a great engine to introduce the Marvel Universe to the masses. Only time will tell, but with these two episodes it doesn't look good.