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2014-03-06 11:01:36 AM  
13 votes:
Well shiat.  It's on so rarely no one knows when to watch it.
2014-03-06 11:23:02 AM  
10 votes:
No kidding.  They go to mid-season hiatus, bring it back for two episodes and then it disappears for a month.  It's almost like networks screw with Whedon shows for lulz.
2014-03-06 11:24:43 AM  
9 votes:
11/26,
12/10,
1/7,
1/14,
2/4,
3/4

That's not a weekly show, that's a special once a month where you have to remember back three months to understand the story.

It'll probably be a much better show when you can watch all 16 episodes back-to-back via Netflix or DVD.
2014-03-06 11:13:06 AM  
6 votes:
Remember when a show that was on every tuesday night was actually on every tuesday night?

That last episode like six weeks ago - T.R.A.C.K.S. - that was pretty good. I tuned in looking for the next one three times before I gave up and figured I'd catch it on-demand or via hulu or something.
2014-03-06 11:38:18 AM  
5 votes:
for a show set in a superhero world about an agency that often deals with super heros, I expected...well, more superheros.
2014-03-06 11:27:21 AM  
5 votes:

Diogenes: Well shiat.  It's on so rarely no one knows when to watch it.


Seriously!  I just DVR it and am suprised when it shows up as new in the list.
2014-03-06 12:23:38 PM  
4 votes:
Simmons is hotter than Skye. She can act, too.
2014-03-06 11:27:50 AM  
4 votes:
Considering the insane timing the last 3 episodes had, it's ABCs fault.

Ironically, it'shiatting it's stride now.

/Deathlok
//Sif
///Kree?
2014-03-06 12:51:43 PM  
3 votes:

Mentat: Ivandrago: Tricky Chicken: for a show set in a superhero world about an agency that often deals with super heros, I expected...well, more superheros.

This is my main criticism. You have the whole of the Marvel universe to play with you don't take advantage of it. There are plenty of minor, ancillary super heroes and villain that will never, ever get a movie deal, so they should be used on the show.

But SHIELD is much bigger than super heroes.  They existed for 70 years without any heroes around and have only recently changed their mandate to reflect the rise of super powers.  The rest if SHIELD didn't go away just because Iron Man showed up, and that's the environment AoS exists in.  I'm ok with that.


The biggest and frequent complaint about the show is lack of superheroes, but all along the advertising before the premiere the stated concept very clearly put forth was that it was about heroes that weren't super. They said that up front, but people are still disappointed. Also, the show is for the masses and intended to get ratings. You can't have that if the show is dealing with obscure people and references only a small number of people understand.

I like the show. It's an entertaining way to waste an hour a week.
2014-03-06 12:43:37 PM  
3 votes:
The show is such a waste.  The porn star quality acting really kills it.   Too bad.   It could have been working in conjunction with the movies.   Expanding on things that happen in the movies or are mentioned.  How cool would it have been if Coulson is briefing Captain America about the whereabouts of The Winter Soldier in movie, and have tv episodes where they are trying to track him down and do surveillance?  Instead we get the Skye show.  I was happy when she got shot.  But got annoyed when the brought her back and made a whole episode trying to convince us she isn't useless.  I groaned every time they said "if Skye was here" in the last episode.
2014-03-06 12:06:03 PM  
3 votes:

eddievercetti: The show has a 2 week break, shows new episode then takes the whole month off thanks to the Olympics and now is catching up to have their show connected to Cap 2.


Well, they ran a Thor episode when the movie came out, with another one next week that corresponds to the DVD release. Then there's the 'Uprising' subtitle that showed up for the next episode preview that I'm guessing is the start of a Cap 2 tie-in.

ABC will never cancel this show as long as they have a guaranteed 60-minute infomercial for their major film franchises.
2014-03-06 12:05:22 PM  
3 votes:

eddievercetti: Considering the insane timing the last 3 episodes had, it's ABCs fault.

Ironically, it'shiatting it's stride now.

/Deathlok
//Sif
///Kree?


Best filter win!
Also, I wholly agree, this was an episode that really hit on all cylinders, and looks to continue next week.
2014-03-06 12:02:29 PM  
3 votes:

OreJen: Well, whatever Skye's thing is, we know it isn't healing.


The theory about her that I like is that her power is some sort of technomancy. When she does her "hacking", it's actually her power being used, but she doesn't realize that.

I think the show started off okay. Lots of potential, but little of it realized. Since it started getting more serialized with the Clairvoyant plot, it's gotten a lot better. Hopefully, the whole plot line with that gets resolved this season, and a new big-bad is the focus next year. That would be a format that works.

Dollhouse was pretty bad when it started, but got great once the more serialized plot took over. At least with Shield, ABC/Disney will give it every possible chance to improve before pulling the plug.
2014-03-06 11:45:35 AM  
3 votes:

Wellon Dowd: Has there ever been a show that wasn't hard by a lengthy hiatus?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Breaking_Bad_episodes 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_The_Walking_Dead_episodes

Of course those "half season" tricks AMC loves are planned and announced/advertised way in advance.
2014-03-06 05:07:51 PM  
2 votes:
   I just wish there was more SHIELD in Agents of SHIELD.  SHEILD is Nick Fury and the Howling Commandos on a massive flying helicarrier full of hover jets and flying cars and an army of militarized agents with weird sci-fi technology fighting against HYDRA. Instead we get some kids in a flying RV chasing after some generic evil rich guy.
 It's supposed to be like G.I. Joe and instead we get Scooby Doo.

 I wish Disney would spend some money and get Samuel Jackson to pop up every episode for a video briefing or something. Maybe they could land that stupid plane on the helicarrier every once in a while so we can see the real SHIELD and not just a bunch of guys in business suits in an office building in Canada.

 Or maybe they could get somebody not related to Joss Whedon to run the show.
2014-03-06 01:04:21 PM  
2 votes:

drjekel_mrhyde: We must save Skye even if we kill two people who were doing their jobs.


I honestly expected them to be revealed to be LMD

Since they were the only people in a facility that large.

Also with how robotic they said the password phrase.

I guess they still could... because it looks pretty bad that they shot two agents who were doing their job...
2014-03-06 12:52:20 PM  
2 votes:

Ivandrago: This is my main criticism. You have the whole of the Marvel universe to play with you don't take advantage of it. There are plenty of minor, ancillary super heroes and villain that will never, ever get a movie deal, so they should be used on the show.


There was a time I thought that, but now we have a Guardians of the Galaxy movie coming out that actually looks good, so.......
2014-03-06 12:50:21 PM  
2 votes:

ViciousX: EyeballKid: And, the Whedonites will soon be Jossplaining why this is different from the other turds he's managed to have cancelled in a year, and it's the network's fault that the show's doing poorly, and if they only put it in the right time slot.

Just saying, Whedonites, fool me 4 times...

I've enjoyed Joss's work. Loved Buffy, Angel, Firefly. Didn't care for Dollhouse. Loved The Avengers. Loved his "Much Ado About Nothing".

Agents of SHIELD sucks and I look forward to its cancellation with glee.


I concur!!!!!
2014-03-06 12:38:34 PM  
2 votes:

rugman11: I'd also point out that SHIELD's main competition, NCIS, has aired on a similarly awkward schedule and doesn't seem to be having the same problems.


NCIS has been on air a bit longer and has a loyal audience built up at this point.
2014-03-06 12:36:27 PM  
2 votes:

Ivandrago: Tricky Chicken: for a show set in a superhero world about an agency that often deals with super heros, I expected...well, more superheros.

This is my main criticism. You have the whole of the Marvel universe to play with you don't take advantage of it. There are plenty of minor, ancillary super heroes and villain that will never, ever get a movie deal, so they should be used on the show.


But SHIELD is much bigger than super heroes.  They existed for 70 years without any heroes around and have only recently changed their mandate to reflect the rise of super powers.  The rest if SHIELD didn't go away just because Iron Man showed up, and that's the environment AoS exists in.  I'm ok with that.
2014-03-06 12:26:09 PM  
2 votes:

Dr.Zom: Simmons is hotter than Skye. She can act, too.


Her roleplaying scene with Coulson in the train episode was awesome.
2014-03-06 12:23:11 PM  
2 votes:
The clairvoyant is probably MODOK,
2014-03-06 12:22:37 PM  
2 votes:

texdent: crotchgrabber: I like the show and wish it truly was weekly.

Can someone tell me what the blue half guy in the TAHITI tube is supposed to be?

Kree? Frost Giant? Doctor Manhattan?



*SPOILERS*

I'm going with Kree since my personal theory is that Sky is a pink-skinned Kree whose parents fled to Earth. Ties in with Ronan being the big bad in Guardians of the Galaxy this summer; also explains why SHIELD has ultra-tech like the spider bot they used on Coulson and why infant Sky was considered to be an 'object of unknown origin' that required 2 full strike teams to secure.

Also, I'm putting down my money on the Clairvoyant being The Leader. They introduced the origin in the Ed Norton Hulk, Leader has world conquering ambitions, uses advanced tech for his armies, has some low-level mind control abilities, and is much easier on the FX budget than MODOK.
2014-03-06 12:02:28 PM  
2 votes:

OreJen: Well, whatever Skye's thing is, we know it isn't healing.


It's her boobs.

/All she has is DULL SURPRISE
2014-03-06 12:01:24 PM  
2 votes:

EyeballKid: eddievercetti: it's ABCs fault.

Well, that didn't take long.


No, I'm not a Whedon guy but the timing of episodes has been insane.

The show has a 2 week break, shows new episode then takes the whole month off thanks to the Olympics and now is catching up to have their show connected to Cap 2.

I feel ABC has not only farked over this show but pretty much their Tuesday lineup.

/Bright side, NCIS had low numbers too.
2014-03-06 12:00:21 PM  
2 votes:

ViciousX: OreJen: Well, whatever Skye's thing is, we know it isn't healing.

It isn't being a decent actor either.


Hey, not every actress hired to be a set of boobs can act too. Jeri Ryan is a notable exception, not the rule.
2014-03-06 11:57:53 AM  
2 votes:

OreJen: Well, whatever Skye's thing is, we know it isn't healing.


It isn't being a decent actor either.
2014-03-06 11:52:42 AM  
2 votes:

Angela Lansbury's Merkin: crotchgrabber: I like the show and wish it truly was weekly.

Can someone tell me what the blue half guy in the TAHITI tube is supposed to be?

One of the bad guys from the Avengers movie.


The Chitauri weren't blue.
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2014-03-06 11:37:22 AM  
2 votes:

EyeballKid: eddievercetti: it's ABCs fault.

Well, that didn't take long.


If those episode air dates posted above are correct, then it's really hard not to see that as fair criticism. In three months the show has only aired 6 episodes, and it's ostensibly a weekly show? It's only aired two consecutive weeks once so far, once with a one week delay, once with a two week delay, and twice with a three week delay.
2014-03-06 11:32:12 AM  
2 votes:
Meh. I want to like it. The women are hot, I like Marvel properties in general...but it just doesn't do it for me. I continue to watch it, as my wife has far more patience for television shows than I do, but it just isn't there. It's full of the same nonsensical Whedon tropes every Whedon series is, they don't use enough of their Marvel opportunities (even if just in reference), and it's just boring. Not on an individual episode basis, per se, but as a whole. It's going nowhere and it's a godsdamned waste of Coulton and Ming Na Wen.

But that's just, like, my opinion, man.
2014-03-06 11:31:45 AM  
2 votes:

EyeballKid: And, the Whedonites will soon be Jossplaining why this is different from the other turds he's managed to have cancelled in a year, and it's the network's fault that the show's doing poorly, and if they only put it in the right time slot.

Just saying, Whedonites, fool me 4 times...


I've enjoyed Joss's work. Loved Buffy, Angel, Firefly. Didn't care for Dollhouse. Loved The Avengers. Loved his "Much Ado About Nothing".

Agents of SHIELD sucks and I look forward to its cancellation with glee.
2014-03-06 11:30:19 AM  
2 votes:

eddievercetti: Considering the insane timing the last 3 episodes had, it's ABCs fault.

Ironically, it'shiatting it's stride now.

/Deathlok
//Sif
///Kree?


Definitely getting better.  Is the show with Sif going to air next week? Or do we have to wait another month?
2014-03-06 11:29:13 AM  
2 votes:

eddievercetti: it'shiatting


Stupid fark, okay. It's becoming a good show right now.
2014-03-06 11:29:04 AM  
2 votes:
And, the Whedonites will soon be Jossplaining why this is different from the other turds he's managed to have cancelled in a year, and it's the network's fault that the show's doing poorly, and if they only put it in the right time slot.

Just saying, Whedonites, fool me 4 times...
2014-03-07 03:29:16 AM  
1 votes:

Son of Thunder: DjangoStonereaver: Where the people who ran got the thing, though, is possibly the question, given that it
wasn't a SHIELD facility.  I'm hoping it was run/founded by Arnim Zola myself.

I like that idea.  I was wondering what the MCU would do with him.

I doubted that they'd be up for giving him the full torso-face treatment, until I saw this.


Also, this tidbit in the Cap movie

cdn.screenrant.com
2014-03-07 02:05:53 AM  
1 votes:
I've loved the show from its start and it's finally diving into its deeper story, and it's a compelling one.  It's a shame too, because a combination of ridiculous scheduling and poor advertising support post-premiere have had a lot to do with its decline.  Is it the most solidly written material ever?  Of course not, but many shows aren't in their first year, especially early on in that year.

So much time has to be spent on not only developing the characters but also setting up the foundation for its story arc.  That's not going to happen within the first couple of episodes; it requires at least half a season on CONTINUOUS weekly airings, not an episode here, then skip a week, then another 2, skip two weeks, two more, skip a month, etc.  As most television viewers have the attention span of squirrels, a series can't survive on that type of haphazard scheduling.  It can't build a fanbase and hook them with a story if the viewers can't be sure if it's even going to air!  And I'm not surprised its return didn't have higher ratings; I think I saw ONE advertisement for it in the past few weeks.  Way to go to bat for one of your shows, ABC.  Well done.

Again, the show isn't perfect; the characters needed more development and the show needed a more cohesive storyline.  But it's genuinely trying to achieve both; I've seen that more and more.  I just don't want to see ABC sweep the rug out from under it before it can really get into its groove when they're the ones mostly responsible for its low ratings to begin with.
2014-03-06 06:35:15 PM  
1 votes:
Show gets great ratings when you incorporate DVR/Internet watching, which also includes ads there so it counts.  It's 2014, Nielsen ratings mean nothing any longer.

SHIELD has been getting progressively better and is free advertising for Marvel.  Remember who owns both ABC and Marvel, and you'll figure out that this show isn't getting cancelled.
2014-03-06 06:33:48 PM  
1 votes:
Chloe Bennet = Eliza Dushku replacement.

/I give this many farks >< about the show
//really wanted to give more but I just don't find it interesting
2014-03-06 05:28:10 PM  
1 votes:

Trocadero: [img4.wikia.nocookie.net image 531x315]
It was a frost giant, people.


Kree.  They need something to reveal the week before Guardians of the Galaxy.

I really hate how that's basically what this show has come down to.  An advertisement for the movies.  Which is why I hope Arrow doesn't get tied into the movie universe.


If I wasn't lazy, and had photoshop skills, I'd photoshop that stupid tweet about Wonder Woman and GoTG, and change it to...

"Marvel's all like, look, this hacker chick is really a secret, and here's some fake Asgardians!  And DCs all like, "here's flash, suicide squad, and Harley farking Quinn"
2014-03-06 04:46:22 PM  
1 votes:

NeoCortex42: At this rate, it's looking more and more like the group of Netflix series coming up are going to be the show that everyone wanted Agents of SHIELD to be in the first place.


If you want to watch a show that is what Agents of SHIELD should have been in the first place, watch Arrow.
2014-03-06 03:50:50 PM  
1 votes:

SpectroBoy: Buffy was on for 6 years


Yeah, season seven was pretty awful...
2014-03-06 03:29:59 PM  
1 votes:

Nix Nightbird: What ABC should have done was take Darcy Lewis from Thor (Kat Dennings) and place her on the team as the resident cute Mary Sue.


ok, I fully support this line of thinking.  I stopped watching AoS about 4 episodes in, partly because it sucks and partly because Skye sucks worse.
2014-03-06 03:26:48 PM  
1 votes:

Browncoat: Facetious_Speciest: Maybe Jed is just poorly trotting out his brother's playbook.

Jed only got the gig because he's Joss's brother. Maurissa only got the gig because she's farking Jed.


Nepotism at its finest.
2014-03-06 03:23:21 PM  
1 votes:

Chris Ween: ViciousX: ds615: SpdrJay: Well, maybe after its cancelled they can make a good movie to make up for the shiatty show.

It's a good show now.
You just go back to watching your reality crap and be silent.
I be you think sports are unscripted, don't you?

Nah, I'll be watching "Game of Thrones". THAT is a good show. Terrific acting, writing, directing. "Agents of SHIELD" isn't even competent TV.

I want it to be, and it is getting better.  But really, they are using c list actors and b list writers.  For great dialogue, you can't beat Justified.  For great stories despite the absurdity of the premise, you have Supernatural (which overcame a bad first season).  And then GoT which...has a writing problem too.  And an end goal problem.  But the best actors HBO can buy.


GoT's writing is very sharp, and the end goal is only a problem if GRRM croaks... at this point he still has time with the books.
2014-03-06 03:15:46 PM  
1 votes:

ds615: SpdrJay: Well, maybe after its cancelled they can make a good movie to make up for the shiatty show.

It's a good show now.
You just go back to watching your reality crap and be silent.
I be you think sports are unscripted, don't you?


Nah, I'll be watching "Game of Thrones". THAT is a good show. Terrific acting, writing, directing. "Agents of SHIELD" isn't even competent TV.
2014-03-06 03:15:45 PM  
1 votes:

Facetious_Speciest: It's full of the same nonsensical Whedon tropes every Whedon series is


Problem for me is, I like the Whedon tropes (yes, even Whedonspeak).  But this seems to me like someone TRYING to do a Whedon show.  The Whedon tropes are like bland attempts at Whedon tropes.  And there is far too much violation of the "show, don't tell" principle, without sufficient justification.  So Skye is a supersmart hypercompetent hacker who is clearly born to be a SHIELD agent... and we know this because Coulson keeps saying so.  The team is a ragtag band of misfits who come together as family... because Coulson says so.  Skye is filled with deep inner turmoil regarding her parents and powerfully motivated to solve the mystery surrounding them... take her word for it.
2014-03-06 03:07:12 PM  
1 votes:
EyeballKid

Firefly sucked.

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2014-03-06 02:50:37 PM  
1 votes:

SpectroBoy: EyeballKid: And, the Whedonites will soon be Jossplaining why this is different from the other turds he's managed to have cancelled in a year, and it's the network's fault that the show's doing poorly, and if they only put it in the right time slot.

Just saying, Whedonites, fool me 4 times...

LOLWut?

Buffy was on for 6 years
Angel was on for 5 years
Firefly was tampered with by execs (shown out of order) and CLEARLY vindicated by later sales and the movie
Avengers broke sales records
Much Ado About Nothing was well reviewed


Can you list some of these "turds" you are talking about? Dollhouse is debatable for sure, but what else?


Firefly sucked. Dollhouse sucked. Agents of Shield sucks. Although, AOS is different because, apparently, Whedon does alright if somebody else has already done the storytelling part for him.
2014-03-06 02:37:40 PM  
1 votes:
It has been on hiatus so long that no one knew it was on. Most people thought it had been cancelled. ABC, if you want a regular audience, your show needs to air every week.
2014-03-06 02:32:57 PM  
1 votes:
Not a single mention of AIM and all the mid-level baddies that ran it? Centipede is pure AIM.
2014-03-06 02:01:02 PM  
1 votes:

lordargent: rugman11: I'd also point out that SHIELD's main competition, NCIS, has aired on a similarly awkward schedule and doesn't seem to be having the same problems.

NCIS has been around since 2003 IIRC, so has a dedicated following.

AoS is what, still in it's first season.


So what should they have done?  Honest questions.  They could have

1) Aired episodes sporadically until the Olympics were over (like they did)
2) Taken a three month hiatus
3) Aired episodes against the Olympics

Those were their options and none are particularly good.  If you can think of something else, I'd love to hear it.
2014-03-06 01:57:30 PM  
1 votes:

RoyFokker'sGhost: It's a good theory; the tube guy looked slightly too deformed to be a Kree, but they could be altering the Kree for the Marvel Cinematic universe so that they look more alien than 'humans with different colored skin'. Also, now that i think about it, if tube guy is a Kree and so is Skye, it would explain how there were no complications in using the serum on her while the process didn't go as smoothly on Coulson.


I'm going to go with the guy in the tube was Kree, and Skye is an Inhuman.  With Marvel's current Inhumanity crossover, it'll serve as a balancing point, as the whole Inhumanity run is supposed to be about normal people who wake up one day as superheroes.

Also, did anybody else catch the name of the dead guard?  "Bob"!  They killed Hydra-Bob!
2014-03-06 01:46:58 PM  
1 votes:

I am Mayhem: I'll admit to being kinda...meh on this show at first (and I loved the Marvel movies) but the last...5 episodes have been really strong (the last 3 in particular) and I also feel like its gaining momentum with the focus on the Clairvoyant...what happened to the Girl in the Flowered Dress, I LOVE her, she needs to come back soon.


And Skye has gotten a minimum number of lines in the last 3 episodes. COINCIDENCE?

Honestly, the last episode was the best one of the series, and that's partially because Skye had ZERO lines and was limited to convulsing every 12 minutes. I wish they'd have let her perish, though. She's an awful character.

What ABC should have done was take Darcy Lewis from Thor (Kat Dennings) and place her on the team as the resident cute Mary Sue. At least she has some established background with superheroes and weird shiat that makes her somewhat qualified, plus she's hotter than Skye by about a million miles, and Kat is a far better actress than Chloe. Instead, Kat's being wasted on a dumb sitcom. I mean, if she's going to be on TV anyway, why not put her on a show where she would do some good?

For now, the obvious formula is:

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
+
Bill Paxton/any actor or character who doesn't suck
-
Chloe Bennet/Skye
=
Good Episode!
2014-03-06 01:39:48 PM  
1 votes:

rugman11: I'd also point out that SHIELD's main competition, NCIS, has aired on a similarly awkward schedule and doesn't seem to be having the same problems.


NCIS has been around since 2003 IIRC, so has a dedicated following.

AoS is what, still in it's first season.
2014-03-06 01:22:46 PM  
1 votes:

unlikely: 11/26,
12/10,
1/7,
1/14,
2/4,
3/4

That's not a weekly show, that's a special once a month where you have to remember back three months to understand the story.

It'll probably be a much better show when you can watch all 16 episodes back-to-back via Netflix or DVD.



This thread was over with this comment.

When will the damn TV networks learn that the age of them dictating show dates and times are over.  More people will watch it on Hulu, when it's convenient for them, on devices other than their TVs.

If god damn USA would have learned this lesson, Psych would not have had to end.  Instead they took the show, and went WAY TOO farkING LONG between seasons, then refused to let Hulu show more than like one or two episodes from some time earlier in the season.  Their target audience just sort of sat and waited for it to be available until we gave up.
2014-03-06 01:21:06 PM  
1 votes:
Oddly enough, when you take a reasonable show and schedule it as though you're deliberately playing a shell game with its viewers, the ratings tend to drop - which, in turn, gives the schedulers a reason to pull the show even though it's reasonable.
2014-03-06 01:13:20 PM  
1 votes:
On the  plus side low ratings will at least guantee an episode where Simmons, Skye and May will need to dress up in skimpy clothing in order to infultrate a brothel.
2014-03-06 01:13:19 PM  
1 votes:
I'll admit to being kinda...meh on this show at first (and I loved the Marvel movies) but the last...5 episodes have been really strong (the last 3 in particular) and I also feel like its gaining momentum with the focus on the Clairvoyant...what happened to the Girl in the Flowered Dress, I LOVE her, she needs to come back soon.

The GD scheduling is killing it along with Almost Human (dont get me started here...breaks and out of order episodes and...GAH!)...though I'm pretty sure the whole Marvel thing will keep AOS afloat where all AH has is Karl Urbans pretty face....sorry...sidetracked.

Bill Pullman was a good addition...also wanted to yell "GAME OVER, MAN!" at the TV as soon as I saw him.

Agree with the previous poster who said Skye was a Kree...that would be why she didnt have the bad reaction to the drug like Coulson seemed to have.
2014-03-06 01:05:29 PM  
1 votes:

Trik: Browncoat: If SHIELD was worth watching, people take the trouble to find out when it airs. How hard it is to go to TV Guide's website and see what's on tonight?

When it was advertised in my area all it would say is check your local listings
Not even what night it was on

That is piss poor advertising

And it cost me seeing a couple episodes


And why bother when you can wait for it to hit Netflix and watch a whole season at a time.
2014-03-06 12:55:06 PM  
1 votes:
We must save Skye even if we kill two people who were doing their jobs. It's the farking Skye show. The girl is a hacking expert who had no clue what a sandbox was, the first thing a "computer person" would have thought was keep it away from everything else.
2014-03-06 12:52:28 PM  
1 votes:

NeoCortex42: Oh, I know.  The Clairvoyant is white Nick Fury from the 616 universe.  That's why he seems to know so much about how SHIELD operates.  Hopefully they get The Hoff to reprise the role.


That both intrigues and horrifies me. I fully supported the Nick Fury tv movie because I could see that if that did well the suits would be more willing to put money behind other things and we now have Marvel movies that are really fun to watch.  But the Hoff would want to make the show about HIM and that would be terrifying.  On the other hand it would be cool.
2014-03-06 12:51:28 PM  
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crotchgrabber: Trik: that thing in the tube

remember at the end of The Incredible Hulk that Sterns had cloned and experimented with the blood that Banner had been sending him
Shield would have ended up with that
I think the thing in the tube is the result of one of those experiments
GH = Grey Hulk or Gamma Humanoid
Most gamma touched have incredible healing factors
And that's what they're extracting from the thing in the tube
Instant healing

I like that. good call on the GH thing. And, it gives them time to get up to GH325. If it was chitauri they wouldn't have been able to get that many variations in time to inject it into Phil.



It's a good theory; the tube guy looked slightly too deformed to be a Kree, but they could be altering the Kree for the Marvel Cinematic universe so that they look more alien than 'humans with different colored skin'. Also, now that i think about it, if tube guy is a Kree and so is Skye, it would explain how there were no complications in using the serum on her while the process didn't go as smoothly on Coulson.
2014-03-06 12:47:26 PM  
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NeoCortex42: eddievercetti: The show has a 2 week break, shows new episode then takes the whole month off thanks to the Olympics and now is catching up to have their show connected to Cap 2.

Well, they ran a Thor episode when the movie came out, with another one next week that corresponds to the DVD release. Then there's the 'Uprising' subtitle that showed up for the next episode preview that I'm guessing is the start of a Cap 2 tie-in.

ABC will never cancel this show as long as they have a guaranteed 60-minute infomercial for their major film franchises.


I'm thinking this. Part of me wonders why Joss Whedon would ever develop another show for tv again (even though Buffy did very well). But then, Disney owns the network, and Marvel is kicking ass. I think they'll give the show a few more chances. Assuming they stop messing with the airing of the episodes. Seriously, why order a show if you can't air it regularly?
2014-03-06 12:29:08 PM  
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Tricky Chicken: for a show set in a superhero world about an agency that often deals with super heros, I expected...well, more superheros.


This is my main criticism. You have the whole of the Marvel universe to play with you don't take advantage of it. There are plenty of minor, ancillary super heroes and villain that will never, ever get a movie deal, so they should be used on the show.
2014-03-06 12:27:08 PM  
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NeoCortex42: Deneb81: Also - so the clairvoyant can see everything. Except anything having anything to do with Colson's resurrection?

I mean, the lab, the security guards, medical staff, Fury's involvement? None of that either?

I'd guess the Clairvoyant is someone with a lot of money, tech, and a back door into SHEILD systems and Colson's real job is to track them down. Which would be why Colson's operation isn't in official files, his team is mostly autonomous, and the Clairvoyant wants Skye dead - so she can't hack his system.

One theory I've seen is that the Clairvoyant is simply a high-level informant in SHIELD (possibly even Bill Paxton's character), which is why they know all the details about the teams, but don't know the super-secret resurrection stuff.

Personally, I'll be really disappointed if that's the case.  I'm hoping it's somebody with some sort of power, but I'm not sure how they'd do it without being able to use mutants.


Paxton is TOTALLY working for the Clairvoyant. But I don't think he IS the Clairvoyant.

I absolutely think it is a mole, or at least has a highly placed one.
2014-03-06 12:23:39 PM  
1 votes:
Never seen the show, have no desire to see the show.
People want to watch shows about Superheroes. Not "agents".

Same reason the new show "Gotham" is gonna fail. You hear "Gotham" and you are like "OMG A BATMAN TV SHOW! THIS IS GONNA ROCK!" Except it doesn't have Batman in it. It has Bruce Wayne, but he's like 10. But all the villains he fights when he's older are already out there. Which makes no sense, since they are all around the same age as him. So when he gets older and fights them they are all gonna be like 50 or 60? 60-year-old Catwoman? That sounds hot....if you're into granny porn. Catwoman in this show is gonna be getting into some pedophile territory if she tries to start a love affair with Bruce Wayne. 30-year-old woman, 10-year-old boy. Also the show is about Commissioner Gordon, but he's not Commissioner Gordon. Fail all around.
2014-03-06 12:20:58 PM  
1 votes:
Also - so the clairvoyant can see everything. Except anything having anything to do with Colson's resurrection?

I mean, the lab, the security guards, medical staff, Fury's involvement? None of that either?

I'd guess the Clairvoyant is someone with a lot of money, tech, and a back door into SHEILD systems and Colson's real job is to track them down. Which would be why Colson's operation isn't in official files, his team is mostly autonomous, and the Clairvoyant wants Skye dead - so she can't hack his system.
2014-03-06 12:13:06 PM  
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Far Cough: NeoCortex42: The theory about her that I like is that her power is some sort of technomancy. When she does her "hacking", it's actually her power being used, but she doesn't realize that.

Technopath?  It's been done.

[images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 485x350]

Good movie too.


Ahhh...Ramona Flowers.  Swoon.
2014-03-06 12:11:22 PM  
1 votes:

NeoCortex42: The theory about her that I like is that her power is some sort of technomancy. When she does her "hacking", it's actually her power being used, but she doesn't realize that.


Technopath?  It's been done.

images4.wikia.nocookie.net

Good movie too.
2014-03-06 12:05:22 PM  
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NeoCortex42: OreJen: Well, whatever Skye's thing is, we know it isn't healing.

The theory about her that I like is that her power is some sort of technomancy. When she does her "hacking", it's actually her power being used, but she doesn't realize that.

I think the show started off okay. Lots of potential, but little of it realized. Since it started getting more serialized with the Clairvoyant plot, it's gotten a lot better. Hopefully, the whole plot line with that gets resolved this season, and a new big-bad is the focus next year. That would be a format that works.

Dollhouse was pretty bad when it started, but got great once the more serialized plot took over. At least with Shield, ABC/Disney will give it every possible chance to improve before pulling the plug.


Well let's hope they get serious about supporting it with scheduling at least- that seems like the thing that can the network can do that'll help the production staff and crew the most.
2014-03-06 12:03:10 PM  
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Diogenes: Well shiat.  It's on so rarely no one knows when to watch it.


And it is getting better.  Of course I wanted to scream "Game Over, MAN!" at the TV this whole episode.
2014-03-06 12:00:02 PM  
1 votes:
Her thing is being very pretty. She's good at it, IMO.
2014-03-06 11:59:58 AM  
1 votes:
I just sent a whine to ABC about their shiatty programming using this feedback form 

http://abc.go.com/feedback
2014-03-06 11:52:16 AM  
1 votes:

Mentat: No kidding.  They go to mid-season hiatus, bring it back for two episodes and then it disappears for a month.  It's almost like networks screw with Whedon shows for lulz.


The writing is slowly coming along and still isn't quite where it should be, but even if it was this sort of shenanigans have killed shows that were out of the gate as awesome as they should be.

TV execs got no sense of history apparently.
2014-03-06 11:50:33 AM  
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ViciousX: Agents of SHIELD sucks and I look forward to its cancellation with glee.


To be fair, if you're such a big fan of Glee, you may not be this show's target audience...
2014-03-06 11:47:28 AM  
1 votes:
Who actually thinks a mid season break followed by a single ep and then break for the olympics is a good idea?  Thank god my DVR has series record.
2014-03-06 11:43:38 AM  
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crotchgrabber: I like the show and wish it truly was weekly.

Can someone tell me what the blue half guy in the TAHITI tube is supposed to be?


Kree? Frost Giant? Doctor Manhattan?
2014-03-06 11:42:16 AM  
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Grungehamster: EyeballKid: eddievercetti: it's ABCs fault.

Well, that didn't take long.

If those episode air dates posted above are correct, then it's really hard not to see that as fair criticism. In three months the show has only aired 6 episodes, and it's ostensibly a weekly show? It's only aired two consecutive weeks once so far, once with a one week delay, once with a two week delay, and twice with a three week delay.


And if I'm not mistaken an episode there was also aired out of order.

It was pretty bad to start, but the last few episodes have actually been entertaining. It's just been that the last three eps have been spread out over 2 months...
2014-03-06 11:40:23 AM  
1 votes:
Has there ever been a show that wasn't hard by a lengthy hiatus?
2014-03-06 11:37:20 AM  
1 votes:
I like the show and wish it truly was weekly.

Can someone tell me what the blue half guy in the TAHITI tube is supposed to be?
2014-03-06 11:36:30 AM  
1 votes:
I can't figure out the schedule anymore.  It seems more frustrating these past two tv seasons than it was in the past to follow a show.
2014-03-06 11:34:43 AM  
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EyeballKid: And, the Whedonites will soon be Jossplaining why this is different from the other turds he's managed to have cancelled in a year, and it's the network's fault that the show's doing poorly, and if they only put it in the right time slot.

Just saying, Whedonites, fool me 4 times...


Why is he still producing stuff on OTA networks?  His fanbase isn't gonna compete with Scandal or whatever's a network hit.  But his shows would be hits for SciFy.

/I'm not helping since I'm in the wait 'til DVD crowd
2014-03-06 11:27:37 AM  
1 votes:
I wanted to watch it, but I had company over. Now I have to wait a week to catch it on the ABC app because you have to be a cable subscriber to watch the newest episode.
 
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