Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Agents of Shield...Hits High on Cheese, and Low With Content

Coming off the success of The Avengers, and the return of Agent Coulson; Agents of Shield was suppose to be the TV show that would keep the excitement alive for the Marvel Universe between movies (at least that was what it appeared to be). The show has officially had two episodes air, and Marvel's move to TV has been less than impressive. The show is filled with forced acting, dialogue that struggles to get to the next sub-par joke or fan-boy reference, and action that is so PG it is almost unbelievable.

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.

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