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(HitFix)   How Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has gone A.W.R.Y   (hitfix.com) divider line 18
    More: Fail, Marvel Comics, Jed Whedon, Joss Whedon, Greg Berlanti, trophy wives, humans, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Maurissa Tancharoen  
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2013-10-29 05:47:25 PM  
3 votes:
K.I.L.L. T.H.E. H.A.C.K.E.R  B.I.M.B.O.
2013-10-30 01:47:17 PM  
2 votes:

Ringshadow: This is really simple.

This show is not for the uninitiated. This show is for MCU fans. Not just Marvel comic fans, specifically, MCU. MCU is not 616, and I hope to god it never is (I recently got back into comic books and oh my god is IIM depressing).

This show is because the fandom denied Agent Coulson back to life, so they gave Clark Gregg a TV show. Which is awesome. But if you don't like MCU, you're not welcome here. The show is not for you. It's for bandwagon riders only.


No, it's not for MCU fans, either. Because this SHIELD isn't the SHIELD in the comics, or even the movies. This is the Scooby Doo team with a budget appropriated from the Department of Homeland Security.

This is a world in which a trained SHIELD operative is rewarded for his death with a plane and license to get together an acquisitions team, and who somehow fills his few allowed spots with two nerd-cute scientists whose roles could have been filled with an occasional conference call with Headquarters, a known double-agent hacker who was hired specifically because she isn't drinking the organizational kool-aid (which, interestingly, Coulson forgot when he got mad at her for cavorting with the enemy organization he knew she was a member of), one actual competent spy with the personality of an ironing board, and one experienced combatant/pilot who's "got two weeks to go til retirement" and is getting too old for this shiat.

I've never seen anything in the MCU that implies that SHIELD has that amount of incompetence and whimsy as one of its organizational values. When dealing with ancient artifacts that could destroy the world, or with exploding supervillains and the evil organization that wants to keep making them, the CIA doesn't send Agent Hooptydoo and the Getalong Gang; they send hard pipe-hitting motherfarkers who know what they're doing from the get-go.

This isn't the MCU. It's a geek-twee "We're all ok" nerdgasm version. It's the live-action version of those 80s cartoons meant to sell toys. The MCU at least pays a little homage to the world of interdiction, espionage, and logistics (division), where as the greatest evil this team faces is its members' resistance to becoming a family.

//should be running back to back with Supernatural on CW in my opinion

Supernatural is gasping out its final breaths. I'm a fan from way back, and I loved the brothers, monsters, bullets, cars, and classic rock tone of the show. Now it's the "Dean keeps a secret from Sam while angels do all the cool stuff" show. Though I'd be in favor of SHIELD following it so they can huddle with each other as the lights go out on both shows.
2013-10-30 09:32:02 AM  
2 votes:
Wait. So, a Joss Whedon show is failing to deliver on all the hype and fanboy love surrounding it? I must consult my local clergy, for no phenomenon of this sort has ever occurred!
2013-10-29 05:39:43 PM  
2 votes:
I watched a couple episodes. All I could think about the whole time was "Gee, I wonder what Tony Stark is up to"
2013-10-29 04:07:45 PM  
2 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Oh look another Agents thread...


People love talking about Joss Whedon related things more than people like Joss Whedon related things
2013-10-30 07:02:47 PM  
1 votes:

Neeek: BullBearMS: aendeuryu: Firefly never needed to "find" itself. It knew what it was before the first episode was aired.

Firefly SUCKED!

What was with the hot chick engineer???

Hot chicks can't be engineers.

Kaylee wasn't hot. She was farking adorable. She made you want to hug the world.


Kaylee's forced, contrived "adorableness" was part of the reason I disliked that show. How can the audience NOT know when they're being condescended to like that?
2013-10-30 09:04:27 AM  
1 votes:

SeesWhatYouDidThere: SeesWhatYouDidThere: Bslim: K.I.L.L. T.H.E. H.A.C.K.E.R  B.I.M.B.O.

N.O  T.H.I.S  I.S  W.H.Y  I  W.A.T.C.H

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And you're why TV shows suck these days.
2013-10-30 08:54:43 AM  
1 votes:

Neeek: Kaylee wasn't hot. She was farking adorable. She made you want to hug the world.


While we penised her
2013-10-30 12:31:50 AM  
1 votes:

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: hammer85:
But did any of those 50k socially maladjusted weirdos have their parents kidnapped by a top secret agency leading her to try and be a hacker to break into said top secret agency that there is no real reason to her to even suspect or know about?

This so-called "top secret agency" isn't very good about keeping it on the down-low.  I mean, they slap their logo and organization name on damn-near everything.  I know it's kind of subtle, but if you look closely, you can just barely make out the tiny eagle emblem on the door and the "S.H.I.E.L.D" acronym near the bottom.

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When your agency fires a nuke at New York City from a floating aircraft carrier in order to stop an alien invasion that your superhero team is battling to stop, your secret is pretty much out at that point.  In the new Captain America trailer, they have a giant building overlooking the Washington Monument.  SHIELD isn't a secret in this world.
2013-10-30 12:27:22 AM  
1 votes:
I'm hoping it gets a second season. I'd love to see what kind of desperate batsh*t craziness the producers start cramming in, hoping to raise viewership.

/"Next up on Disney's ABC, Disney's Agents of SHIELD go back in time to team up with Disney's Captain Jack Sparrow and Disney's R2D2 and C3PO, and try to prevent Disney's Lone Ranger from ever being greenlit. Stay tuned after the credits for full frontal nudity from one of the cast. Will it finally be Skye this time, or will Coulson go for a three-week streak?"
2013-10-30 12:17:09 AM  
1 votes:
Wah, wah, wah, I wanted an Avengers movie every week, wah, wah, wah.

Stop watching then, bye.
2013-10-29 10:53:33 PM  
1 votes:

PanicMan: Five Tails of Fury: PanicMan: Well I like it. So there.

Agreed. It's building slowly, and I think it will get through the growing pains to be a steadily strong show going forward. This is the first TV series that I've gone out of my way to watch in a very long time; I'm willing to give it a few more episodes to mature.

Same here.  I just don't ever watch network TV.  I'm not the person they're trying to reach.  But I am watching SHIELD.

Esroc: Five episodes in and the only time I cracked a smile was Fury's cameo. That tells me all I need to know.

Then sir you have no soul.  I about fell off the couch laughing when they called the van "Short Bus", and Colson deadpans "I name things from now on".


Nah, funniest moment so far:  Fait... err... Skye hits the clip release instead of the safety, looks up... "Bang?"
2013-10-29 09:29:23 PM  
1 votes:
Hacking is Skye's mutant power. She said " I am really good with computers, LIKE WEIRDLY GOOD."

I think her other power must have to do with being insanely good looking.
2013-10-29 09:13:56 PM  
1 votes:

Five Tails of Fury: PanicMan: Well I like it. So there.

Agreed. It's building slowly, and I think it will get through the growing pains to be a steadily strong show going forward. This is the first TV series that I've gone out of my way to watch in a very long time; I'm willing to give it a few more episodes to mature.


Same here.  I just don't ever watch network TV.  I'm not the person they're trying to reach.  But I am watching SHIELD.

Esroc: Five episodes in and the only time I cracked a smile was Fury's cameo. That tells me all I need to know.


Then sir you have no soul.  I about fell off the couch laughing when they called the van "Short Bus", and Colson deadpans "I name things from now on".
2013-10-29 08:04:46 PM  
1 votes:
The only annoying part of the Avengers was the crap dialogue.  That didn't even matter since the overseas market at up the visuals.  I like Whedon well enough, but I kind of think just about anyone could have made it successful so long as RDJ had a big role and Hulk was good enough actor.  No one was going to it just because it was a Whedon film.
2013-10-29 07:06:29 PM  
1 votes:
Did not read article or thread but this 48 year old white guy with low standards is enjoying the show.
2013-10-29 05:54:15 PM  
1 votes:

Moopy Mac: Ming-Na Wen is 50 in three weeks. That doesn't seem right (or fair).


Everyone on that show wears WAY too much makeup.  I get that it's TV and they're supposed to be beautiful, but they all look like bad photoshops.
2013-10-29 04:08:08 PM  
1 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Oh look another Agents thread...


W.I.T.H. A.N.O.T.H.E.R W.I.T.T.Y A.N.D C.L.E.V.E.R H.E.A.D.L.I.N.E = Why Is This Having Another Non Outstanding Television Herpderp Extreme Whedon International TV Tycoon YAWN Again Now Dumb Cancellation Even Very Excellent Regarding Hell And Dammit Lemme In Now Eisner)
 
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