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(Entertainment Weekly)   Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. loses legions of V.I.E.W.E.R.S. in its second week   (insidetv.ew.com) divider line 261
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2013-10-02 07:35:12 PM
I watched the first episode and couldn't figure out what the fark was going on, and wasn't entertained in the least. I have episode 2 on my DVR, did it improve any?
 
2013-10-02 07:44:43 PM
Samuel L. Jackson made an appearance at the end. I like it, but I'll be surprised if it survives.
 
2013-10-02 07:46:21 PM
I enjoyed both episodes.
 
2013-10-02 07:49:21 PM

spman: I watched the first episode and couldn't figure out what the fark was going on, and wasn't entertained in the least. I have episode 2 on my DVR, did it improve any?


I'm not sure what was confusing about the first episode.

As for the second, it was solid.  The cast is still finding their legs a bit, but it shows a lot of promise.
 
2013-10-02 07:51:17 PM
In other news, legions of V.I.E.W.E.R.S. discovered that they can watch the show the next day on Hulu at any time they desire.

/just watched it
//it was ok. They need a better set dresser and a basic physics consultant.
 
2013-10-02 07:51:31 PM

olddeegee: Samuel L. Jackson made an appearance at the end. I like it, but I'll be surprised if it survives.


In TFA they mention that the network had hoped to avoid the normal post-premier ratings drop.  If that's the case, wouldn't it have perhaps helped to advertise that SLJ was going to be on?
 
2013-10-02 07:51:45 PM
2nd episode was better. I really hope it lasts.

Every time I see the Mutant Enemy logo at the end, I get all happy that there's a Joss Whedon show on.
 
2013-10-02 07:57:39 PM

2wolves: I enjoyed both episodes.


As did I. The cameo at the end had me chuckling.
 
2013-10-02 07:57:54 PM

timujin: olddeegee: Samuel L. Jackson made an appearance at the end. I like it, but I'll be surprised if it survives.

In TFA they mention that the network had hoped to avoid the normal post-premier ratings drop.  If that's the case, wouldn't it have perhaps helped to advertise that SLJ was going to be on?


SLJ just had a little cameo near the end, it wasn't strictly necessary and didn't do anything to improve the episode, it was good even without him.

On one hand I understand them wanting to capitalize on the star power associated with the series, but on the other, they need to really establish the show as something other than 'Avengers Light - the TV show'.   It should be able to exist and succeed for what it is on its own.
 
2013-10-02 08:04:00 PM

johnnieconnie: 2nd episode was better. I really hope it lasts.

Every time I see the Mutant Enemy logo at the end, I get all happy that there's a Joss Whedon show on.


I think with Disney owning both Marvel and ABC, the show will get every chance possible and then some.

I think it's alright so far. There's a lot of potential. Hopefully it doesn't wait as long as Dollhouse did to start hitting some serialized stories.

One problem I have with it is that it doesn't seem too connected to the Marvel Universe right now, aside from SHIELD. Why couldn't they have used Luke Cage in the first episode?

What I really want to see from the show is appearances from some of Marvel's B- and C-listers, as well as the introduction of season or half-season story arcs. Hopefully the power or artifact of the week stories don't go on for too long.
 
2013-10-02 08:05:46 PM

timujin: wouldn't it have perhaps helped to advertise that SLJ was going to be on?


Every ad emphasized loudly that you needed to STAY FOR THE VERY END, which I interpreted as "cameo from the main cast of The Avengers, probably SLJ."
 
2013-10-02 08:05:52 PM
it seems cookie cutter and cliche
 
2013-10-02 08:11:20 PM
It's not a police procedural or a doctor show at least.
 
2013-10-02 08:14:05 PM
The article also mentions NCIS rating slipped. They should slip a lot more next week, last night's NCIS was a sappy, unbelievable pile o stinky poo.
 
2013-10-02 08:15:37 PM

Snotnose: The article also mentions NCIS rating slipped. They should slip a lot more next week, last night's NCIS was a sappy, unbelievable pile o stinky poo.


I used to watch that for Abbey but I'm over it.
 
2013-10-02 08:17:04 PM

SilentStrider: 2wolves: I enjoyed both episodes.

As did I. The cameo at the end had me chuckling.


"It had a bar.  A nice bar."

The only thing that creeps me out is the over use of false eyelashes.  Lab nerds, hackers living out of their vans, and all around female badasses do not take the time every morning to stick on eye lid wings.
 
2013-10-02 08:20:11 PM
It's pretty damn boring and not good in general.
 
2013-10-02 08:25:43 PM
I missed the first one but the second one was ok.
 
2013-10-02 08:33:27 PM
SLJ overacted just a wee bit...but otherwise it was okay. I DVR it so I don't have to watch commercials.
 
2013-10-02 08:51:22 PM

kronicfeld: timujin: wouldn't it have perhaps helped to advertise that SLJ was going to be on?

Every ad emphasized loudly that you needed to STAY FOR THE VERY END, which I interpreted as "cameo from the main cast of The Avengers, probably SLJ."


This is what comes from not having cable, I never know what's going on anymore.  I did watch the first episode of Hulu and quite liked it.  I'm interested to see how it goes.
 
2013-10-02 08:51:25 PM

ManateeGag: it seems cookie cutter and cliche


The best way I can describe it is too cute for it's own good.  Seemingly every other line of dialogue is snappy and/or snarky and it's grating after a while imho, especially the Lola "jokes".

And getting an actress as hot as Chloe Bennet to play the super smart "hacker" who lives in her van makes me want to roll my eyes out of my head.   Yeah, I get it, it's TV where everyone has to be pretty but sheesh.

I'm sticking with it for now but it won't take much to lose me, ymmv and all that shiat.
 
2013-10-02 08:52:24 PM

ferretman: SLJ overacted just a wee bit


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2013-10-02 08:52:26 PM

2wolves: SilentStrider: 2wolves: I enjoyed both episodes.

As did I. The cameo at the end had me chuckling.

"It had a bar.  A nice bar."

The only thing that creeps me out is the over use of false eyelashes.  Lab nerds, hackers living out of their vans, and all around female badasses do not take the time every morning to stick on eye lid wings.


I'm fairly certain that under no circumstances would I be able to tell if a woman was wearing fake eyelashes.

Hacker-girl is sort of pretty to be living out of a van, but I've been surprised at all of the backlash against the looks of the cast. It's Hollywood, of course they're all going to be impossibly good looking, as long as they can act, I don't care.

I would have loved to have seen Summer Glau or Amy Acker in that role though.
 
2013-10-02 08:53:11 PM

johnnieconnie: 2nd episode was better. I really hope it lasts.

Every time I see the Mutant Enemy logo at the end, I get all happy that there's a Joss Whedon show on.


It's missing something though....

/grrr...
///arrgh...
 
2013-10-02 08:54:03 PM

WalkingCarpet: The best way I can describe it is too cute for it's own good.  Seemingly every other line of dialogue is snappy and/or snarky and it's grating after a while imho, especially the Lola "jokes".


They're just following the style of The Avengers and everything else Joss Whedon's written (I realize Whedon didn't write this, they're just emulating him).
 
2013-10-02 08:56:49 PM

Mugato: WalkingCarpet: The best way I can describe it is too cute for it's own good.  Seemingly every other line of dialogue is snappy and/or snarky and it's grating after a while imho, especially the Lola "jokes".

They're just following the style of The Avengers and everything else Joss Whedon's written (I realize Whedon didn't write this, they're just emulating him).


Yeah, I know.  It just seems to annoy me more on this show than it did in other stuff associated with Whedon.
 
2013-10-02 08:59:06 PM

ferretman: SLJ overacted just a wee bit...


He was probably irritated because he was on his 100th take after letting "motherfarker" slip with each take.
 
2013-10-02 09:10:14 PM

spman: I watched the first episode and couldn't figure out what the fark was going on, and wasn't entertained in the least. I have episode 2 on my DVR, did it improve any?


Maybe you should watch it and find out.
 
2013-10-02 09:11:45 PM

Mugato: WalkingCarpet: The best way I can describe it is too cute for it's own good.  Seemingly every other line of dialogue is snappy and/or snarky and it's grating after a while imho, especially the Lola "jokes".

They're just following the style of The Avengers and everything else Joss Whedon's written (I realize Whedon didn't write this, they're just emulating him).


He co-wrote the first episode and has probably had his fingers in the subsequent ones.
 
2013-10-02 09:15:18 PM

Mugato: WalkingCarpet: The best way I can describe it is too cute for it's own good.  Seemingly every other line of dialogue is snappy and/or snarky and it's grating after a while imho, especially the Lola "jokes".

They're just following the style of The Avengers and everything else Joss Whedon's written (I realize Whedon didn't write this, they're just emulating him).


Well, it was written by Joss's brother Jed, and Jed's wife Maurissa Tanchoroen.  Jed and Maurissa have some solid writing credentials, and penned two of the best Dollhouse episodes, Epitaph 1 and Epitaph 2.

I personally love the snappy/snarky dialogue, it's one of the things that makes Whedon's shows special.  I'll take that any day over shows that try to be too moody and overly serious.
 
2013-10-02 09:25:17 PM

NeoCortex42: johnnieconnie: 2nd episode was better. I really hope it lasts.

Every time I see the Mutant Enemy logo at the end, I get all happy that there's a Joss Whedon show on.

I think with Disney owning both Marvel and ABC, the show will get every chance possible and then some.

I think it's alright so far. There's a lot of potential. Hopefully it doesn't wait as long as Dollhouse did to start hitting some serialized stories.

One problem I have with it is that it doesn't seem too connected to the Marvel Universe right now, aside from SHIELD. Why couldn't they have used Luke Cage in the first episode?

What I really want to see from the show is appearances from some of Marvel's B- and C-listers, as well as the introduction of season or half-season story arcs. Hopefully the power or artifact of the week stories don't go on for too long.


I just hope that the tv execs give it at least 6 episodes to develop. There is definitely something there (at least for all the Marvel/ Whedon fans), and they put a lot of money into it.


And considering that what follows it on Tuesdays is utter crap, I have some hope that it will get better.
 
2013-10-02 09:26:27 PM
I enjoyed last night's show more than the premiere. I'll keep watching.


olddeegee: Samuel L. Jackson made an appearance at the end. I like it, but I'll be surprised if it survives.


Since Disney owns ABC and Marvel they have an assload of synergistic opportunities with the show. I'd be surprised if it got cancelled even if the ratings tanked.


Mugato: It's not a police procedural or a doctor show at least.


This. Sick to death of "Lawyer Cop, M.D."


Kyosuke: They need a better set dresser and a basic physics consultant.


It did seem to take quite a long time for the plane's cabin to depressurize, especially considering the size of the hole they blew in it. Dramatic license, I guess. Though I did love the fact that Coulson knew almost instantly what the team was up to as soon as they heard the crash from the hold.
 
2013-10-02 09:29:50 PM

fusillade762: "Lawyer Cop, M.D."


I am so stealing that.
 
2013-10-02 09:34:54 PM

TuteTibiImperes: I would have loved to have seen Summer Glau or Amy Acker in that role though.


Apparently she's joining the case of Arrow, which already includes John Barrowman and Colton Haynes.  I guess I'm going to have to start watching that regularly.
 
2013-10-02 09:42:45 PM

SphericalTime: Apparently she's joining the case of Arrow, which already includes John Barrowman and Colton Haynes.  I guess I'm going to have to start watching that regularly.


Summer Glau's joining? I love Summer but I wouldn't count on watching that regularly now.
 
2013-10-02 09:45:15 PM

SphericalTime: TuteTibiImperes: I would have loved to have seen Summer Glau or Amy Acker in that role though.

Apparently she's joining the case of Arrow, which already includes John Barrowman and Colton Haynes.  I guess I'm going to have to start watching that regularly.


Maybe Charisma Carpenter?  She doesn't seem to have been doing much lately.
 
2013-10-02 10:01:53 PM
Watched the first episode and enjoyed it. As for the rest I will wait for DVD so I can watch all of it over a week or so.

/yes I said DVD. I am old.
 
2013-10-02 10:49:59 PM

spman: I watched the first episode and couldn't figure out what the fark was going on, and wasn't entertained in the least. I have episode 2 on my DVR, did it improve any?


Have you seen Iron Man 3? The first episode makes more sense then.
 
2013-10-02 10:51:46 PM
I expect the first episode to be lacking. It's where they have to let the audience know who's who and why things are the way they are. The story itself is a throwaway. By the second episode I expect them to start stretching their legs. There's still may be some initial character explanations going on, maybe some more specifics about why things are that way, and hopefully the essence of some interesting story. The third episode is where I decide if has any real entertainment value to me. If I'm not able to engage then, it's unlikely that I ever will.
 
2013-10-02 10:57:31 PM

SphericalTime: TuteTibiImperes: I would have loved to have seen Summer Glau or Amy Acker in that role though.

Apparently she's joining the case of Arrow, which already includes John Barrowman and Colton Haynes.  I guess I'm going to have to start watching that regularly.


Barrowman died in the finale of series 1
 
2013-10-02 11:08:05 PM

NeoCortex42: johnnieconnie: 2nd episode was better. I really hope it lasts.

Every time I see the Mutant Enemy logo at the end, I get all happy that there's a Joss Whedon show on.

I think with Disney owning both Marvel and ABC, the show will get every chance possible and then some.

I think it's alright so far. There's a lot of potential. Hopefully it doesn't wait as long as Dollhouse did to start hitting some serialized stories.

One problem I have with it is that it doesn't seem too connected to the Marvel Universe right now, aside from SHIELD. Why couldn't they have used Luke Cage in the first episode?

What I really want to see from the show is appearances from some of Marvel's B- and C-listers, as well as the introduction of season or half-season story arcs. Hopefully the power or artifact of the week stories don't go on for too long.


They're planning a Luke Cage movie. Probably getting Terry Crews other Tyrese Gibson
 
2013-10-02 11:27:31 PM
whoever's job it is to post those on usenet isn't staying on top of things.  Meh, it wasn't that good of a show anyhow.
 
2013-10-02 11:28:27 PM
The writing isn't anything special and some of the acting is rather wooden, but it's better than Dancing with the B-listers or any of that crap.
 
2013-10-02 11:30:29 PM
Yeah, it's because the first episode wasn't very good. I didn't care about any of those characters, their motivations were nonexistent or uninteresting, and the story was pretty boring. Also nobody cool from the Marvel universe showed up to do anything. Mostly if you're going to advertise a show as a Joss Whedon show, make Whedon dedicate his life to it. Don't sell me Jed or Jeb or Job or whatever Whedon as an alternative, and assume I'm dumb enough to not notice the difference.
 
2013-10-02 11:31:01 PM
I don't catch the show on TV, but Hulu delivers it the next day, and that is fine. At some point, the networks are going to have to figure in those next day, and DVR viewers into their mix.

It was fun. It's still fun. If anything, it's starting to  establish the characters a bit, and set the hooks for the future, and that is standard arc procedure. If folks are looking at this as a BLOCKBUSTER EVERY WEEK! as their criteria, then it's not going to live up to the hype that folks are putting on it. Let the show, be a damn show. Cripes, how long did it take for Eureka or Farscape to get their legs?
 
2013-10-02 11:31:25 PM
I enjoyed it. They got a lot more mileage out of most of the characters than the first episode; other than the lab rats. The plot still has problems though. The only overarching plot seems to be that Skye is playing both sides of the field, and so far it hasn't been a major factor to either episode. It has just been something they tack on during exposition scenes.

Obviously, this episode was a one-off since they were chasing decades old technology this time. I hope they go back to figuring out who is behind the Centipede thing that was in the first episode. That has a lot more potential to make for an engrossing story than having them travel from country to country each week to deal with isolated events.
 
2013-10-02 11:34:58 PM
No nudity? No watchity. My consumption of mainstream media is tits for tat.
 
2013-10-02 11:39:23 PM
So what's the most implausible use of a yellow life raft on a plane? Temple of Doom as an escape pod or this, to plug up a hole in the hull at 30,000 feet?
 
2013-10-02 11:41:03 PM
I caught about half the episode last night. Seems to be a bit hokey. It probably would have done really well in the early 90's. Seems like a Renegade/Walker Texas Ranger/Seaquest type show.
 
2013-10-02 11:42:10 PM

2wolves: "It had a bar. A nice bar."


I was embarrassed at how much I chuckled at that.  It's an enjoyable second episode and I see no reason to bail, especially since there's very little else new that isn't dire to check out this season (Sleepy Hollow and Trophy Wife have been about it).
 
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