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(TV Guide)   Whedon alum Amy Acker to join Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D   (tvguide.com) divider line 171
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2014-03-26 08:17:50 PM  
Coulson gets a romantic interest, eh? What's the over/under on how many episodes she's in before they kill her off?
 
2014-03-26 09:03:53 PM  
I was hoping that Scarlet Witch would have been the cellist
 
2014-03-26 10:05:34 PM  
Something about Amy Acker just works.  I always thought she was the most beautiful of the actresses Whedon worked with.  I'd even put her above the famed Summer Glau.

I even watched all six episodes of that steaming pile called Drive years ago just because she had a few minutes in it.
 
2014-03-26 10:38:50 PM  
Disney would let this show die no matter how many people don't watch it.
 
2014-03-26 10:39:27 PM  

Mugato: Disney would let this show die no matter how many people don't watch it.

won't

that is
 
2014-03-26 10:50:13 PM  

Mugato: Mugato: Disney would let this show die no matter how many people don't watch it.

won't that is


It's ratings aren't terrible, but what I don't get is that people who should be fans of the show don't like it.  I talk to people at work and everyone has the same attitude: it's going to get better, it HAS to get better.  But even with the loyal following, it doesn't sound like a very compelling show on its own.

Granted, I've never seen an episode.  That's not a knock against the show, I've just been conditioned to not start watching anything until it makes it to season 2.  I've been burned too much in the past, and now that I have the option, I exercise it.  But I also don't watch anything on TV anymore, so that can't affect the ratings.
 
2014-03-26 10:52:51 PM  

Lsherm: Something about Amy Acker just works.  I always thought she was the most beautiful of the actresses Whedon worked with.  I'd even put her above the famed Summer Glau.

I even watched all six episodes of that steaming pile called Drive years ago just because she had a few minutes in it.


www.heroinetv.com

She was pretty even with the scars on Dollhouse.
 
2014-03-26 10:56:57 PM  
my complaint about Shield, is that stop with the hints show a super being or two, the episode with SIF not withstanding
 
2014-03-26 10:57:08 PM  
ugh.

Overexposed cutism currently a main character on Person of Interest as well.
 
2014-03-26 10:58:27 PM  

Lsherm: Something about Amy Acker just works.  I always thought she was the most beautiful of the actresses Whedon worked with.  I'd even put her above the famed Summer Glau.

I even watched all six episodes of that steaming pile called Drive years ago just because she had a few minutes in it.



So she's going to be the cellist girl eh? Very nice. She's always been pretty, she just needs some more meat on her bones. Personally I always thought Charisma Carpenter was the hottest actress Whedon had on his shows.

images.wikia.com

Her Playboy pics are out farking standing as well.
 
2014-03-26 11:04:36 PM  
 
2014-03-26 11:06:31 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: Personally I always thought Charisma Carpenter was the hottest actress Whedon had on his shows


She'd make an excellent Viper/Madame Hydra. Or alternatively, Madame Masque.  Anything with Madame in the name.
 
2014-03-26 11:19:01 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: Lsherm: Something about Amy Acker just works.  I always thought she was the most beautiful of the actresses Whedon worked with.  I'd even put her above the famed Summer Glau.

I even watched all six episodes of that steaming pile called Drive years ago just because she had a few minutes in it.


So she's going to be the cellist girl eh? Very nice. She's always been pretty, she just needs some more meat on her bones. Personally I always thought Charisma Carpenter was the hottest actress Whedon had on his shows.

[images.wikia.com image 457x544]

Her Playboy pics are out farking standing as well.


She showed up on Burn Notice, I think, and was still hot as ever.  But Charisma Carpenter was always kind of the Playboy pin-up.  Amy Acker is like your every day extremely hot.  Judy Greer, who has a very similar facial structure, has the same thing going on.
 
2014-03-26 11:22:15 PM  

Lsherm: Something about Amy Acker just works.  I always thought she was the most beautiful of the actresses Whedon worked with.  I'd even put her above the famed Summer Glau.


Not saying there's a single thing wrong with Summer Glau... But she wasn't even the most beautiful actress on Firefly, let alone in the entire Whedon archive.


Dingleberry Dickwad: Personally I always thought Charisma Carpenter was the hottest actress Whedon had on his shows.


I'm more than comfortable supporting that opinion.
 
2014-03-26 11:25:02 PM  

Lsherm: Mugato: Mugato: Disney would let this show die no matter how many people don't watch it.

won't that is

It's ratings aren't terrible, but what I don't get is that people who should be fans of the show don't like it.  I talk to people at work and everyone has the same attitude: it's going to get better, it HAS to get better.  But even with the loyal following, it doesn't sound like a very compelling show on its own.

Granted, I've never seen an episode.  That's not a knock against the show, I've just been conditioned to not start watching anything until it makes it to season 2.  I've been burned too much in the past, and now that I have the option, I exercise it.  But I also don't watch anything on TV anymore, so that can't affect the ratings.


The issue mostly is that without the trappings of the Marvel universe, the show is pretty much another generic NCIS spin-off.

Personally I think that the episodes are getting stronger, and generally it seems like they're trying to incorporate the Marvel universe better, but I believe that some of the problems stem from the writers having their hands cuffed in terms of what they can and cannot do thanks to how the Marvel cinematic universe is splintered and the fact that they can't do anything that might impact the movies.
 
2014-03-26 11:25:35 PM  

Kanemano: my complaint about Shield, is that stop with the hints show a super being or two, the episode with SIF not withstanding


Are you forgetting about flame guy? Deathlok? Introduction of Graviton? Introduction of Blizzard?
 
2014-03-26 11:30:30 PM  
It won't matter who they put on the show if they DON'T SHOW NEW FARKING EPISODES!

Agents of SHIELD:  The only show where every episode is a mid-season finale.
 
2014-03-26 11:41:49 PM  

texdent: Kanemano: my complaint about Shield, is that stop with the hints show a super being or two, the episode with SIF not withstanding

Are you forgetting about flame guy? Deathlok? Introduction of Graviton? Introduction of Blizzard?


those were mostly cameos
 
2014-03-26 11:46:20 PM  
Those knees could cut diamonds.
 
2014-03-26 11:49:12 PM  

Mentat: It won't matter who they put on the show if they DON'T SHOW NEW FARKING EPISODES!

Agents of SHIELD:  The only show where every episode is a mid-season finale.


I think the next new episode airs the second week in August, then it goes on break for 9 weeks before having a two-part finale.  The second half of this finale will coincide with the release of the Dr. Strange movie in Phase 3.
 
2014-03-26 11:54:36 PM  
Does this mean that they will kill off Root on Person of Interest?
/I approve if they do
//Shield suck sheep balls
 
2014-03-27 12:01:27 AM  

Lsherm: Dingleberry Dickwad: Lsherm: Something about Amy Acker just works.  I always thought she was the most beautiful of the actresses Whedon worked with.  I'd even put her above the famed Summer Glau.

I even watched all six episodes of that steaming pile called Drive years ago just because she had a few minutes in it.


So she's going to be the cellist girl eh? Very nice. She's always been pretty, she just needs some more meat on her bones. Personally I always thought Charisma Carpenter was the hottest actress Whedon had on his shows.

[images.wikia.com image 457x544]

Her Playboy pics are out farking standing as well.

She showed up on Burn Notice, I think, and was still hot as ever.  But Charisma Carpenter was always kind of the Playboy pin-up.  Amy Acker is like your every day extremely hot.  Judy Greer, who has a very similar facial structure, has the same thing going on.


I dunno. Like I said, yes, Acker is pretty, but girl needs a few sammiches. She's always seemed painfully skinny. I order the Whedon girls (only counting TV shows mind you) something like this.

Charisma Carpenter> Morena Baccarin> Jewel Staite>Gina Torres>Elizabeth Henstridge (AoS counts right?)=Summer Glau, Michelle Trachtenburg=Sarah Michelle Gellar> all the rest. That said, the rest of them are still pretty attractive. An argument could be made for Morena Baccarin over Carpenter though.
 
2014-03-27 12:03:37 AM  

cousin-merle: Mentat: It won't matter who they put on the show if they DON'T SHOW NEW FARKING EPISODES!

Agents of SHIELD:  The only show where every episode is a mid-season finale.

I think the next new episode airs the second week in August, then it goes on break for 9 weeks before having a two-part finale.  The second half of this finale will coincide with the release of the Dr. Strange movie in Phase 3.


Nope, 1st of April, and we're supposedly getting a new episode each week of that month for the first time in something like 3 months?
 
2014-03-27 12:04:04 AM  

cousin-merle: Mentat: It won't matter who they put on the show if they DON'T SHOW NEW FARKING EPISODES!

Agents of SHIELD:  The only show where every episode is a mid-season finale.

I think the next new episode airs the second week in August, then it goes on break for 9 weeks before having a two-part finale.  The second half of this finale will coincide with the release of the Dr. Strange movie in Phase 3.


They are apparently going for the Sandman Overture release schedule.
 
2014-03-27 12:08:22 AM  

Lsherm: Something about Amy Acker just works.  I always thought she was the most beautiful of the actresses Whedon worked with.  I'd even put her above the famed Summer Glau.

I even watched all six episodes of that steaming pile called Drive years ago just because she had a few minutes in it.


She's got just a hint of the crazy eyes even when she is not being evil, which adds to the appeal for me. And then when she goes full evil, like with Root or Illyria, she's smoking.
 
2014-03-27 12:09:22 AM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: cousin-merle: Mentat: It won't matter who they put on the show if they DON'T SHOW NEW FARKING EPISODES!

Agents of SHIELD:  The only show where every episode is a mid-season finale.

I think the next new episode airs the second week in August, then it goes on break for 9 weeks before having a two-part finale.  The second half of this finale will coincide with the release of the Dr. Strange movie in Phase 3.

Nope, 1st of April, and we're supposedly getting a new episode each week of that month for the first time in something like 3 months?


I agree, the broadcast schedule has been spotty... Looking back we had weekly episodes in October and November.
Then one for December, two in January, one in February and two in March.
Looks like we get three in a row for April though and assuming they're going for 22/23 episodes in total for the season should stay weekly until May sweeps.
 
2014-03-27 12:11:14 AM  
Cool, I love seeing her in stuff, but given her story arcs from past Whedon shows, I doubt her character has a happy future head of her in AoS.
 
2014-03-27 12:11:53 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Cool, I love seeing her in stuff, but given her story arcs from past Whedon shows, I doubt her character has a happy future ahead of her in AoS.


FTFM
 
2014-03-27 12:23:29 AM  
We've been re-watching the show from the beginning, and it seems to fare a lot better on a binge watch. We're starting to notice little things here and there as they build from episode to episode. There is some great acting on the show, I was surprised to notice. The moment when Coulson starts to realize he's saying "it's a magical... place.." involuntarily whenever anyone asks about Tahiti is an example. I personally think they've been setting up Coulson's team to go rogue from S.H.I.E.L.D. since it's been infiltrated by HYRDA or something. Which I'm sure Captain America 2 will set up in some way. I was never a big fan of Marvel comics as a kid, so I have no idea if there are any other references I'm missing.
 
2014-03-27 12:31:42 AM  
It's good to see Fred getting more exposure.

content8.flixster.com

PNSFW

ilarge.listal.com
 
2014-03-27 12:41:05 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Does this mean that they will kill off Root on Person of Interest?
/I approve if they do
//Shield suck sheep balls


I really hope so.
 
2014-03-27 12:43:45 AM  
I have to admit that I really enjoy AoS.  My wife and I watch it regularly, and I think it's getting undersold.  The acting is good and getting better, the characters are fleshing out (Skye is not just hacker barbie anymore for instance) and they are really bringing some cool Marvel stuff in.  I'm pretty stoked to see where it goes.
 
2014-03-27 12:49:54 AM  
Previously on Clark Gregg's twitter.

i1285.photobucket.com

There's a lot of fanon about Agent Coulson and Hawkeye, so this? This sent the fandom through the goddamn roof. Approval of a ship from one of the actors? Oh yes.

So now,

24.media.tumblr.com

Ooookaaaay?

And also?

31.media.tumblr.com

And furthermore,

31.media.tumblr.com

24.media.tumblr.com

31.media.tumblr.com

So basically they all ship each other's characters into hilarious configurations. Which is.. refreshing, actually, and makes for the second show that I'm aware of to acknowledge fandom like this (the first being Supernatural, which reads its own fanfiction).

/if ya'all don't like the show why are you watching it
//I'm enjoying it given the legal constraints its working under
///No Spiderman, no XMen (no mutants period!), no Fantastic Four
 
2014-03-27 12:54:42 AM  
So does this mean the show's focus will turn from Skye to Amy Acker's character now?
 
2014-03-27 12:57:13 AM  

ThatBillmanGuy: There is some great acting on the show


There is some great performances by a couple of actors, and a lot of mediocre to horrible performances by the rest.
 
2014-03-27 12:58:52 AM  

Ringshadow: Previously on Clark Gregg's twitter.

[i1285.photobucket.com image 500x187]

There's a lot of fanon about Agent Coulson and Hawkeye, so this? This sent the fandom through the goddamn roof. Approval of a ship from one of the actors? Oh yes.

So now,

[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x307]

Ooookaaaay?

And also?

[31.media.tumblr.com image 500x550]

And furthermore,

[31.media.tumblr.com image 492x160]

[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x143]

[31.media.tumblr.com image 311x246]

So basically they all ship each other's characters into hilarious configurations. Which is.. refreshing, actually, and makes for the second show that I'm aware of to acknowledge fandom like this (the first being Supernatural, which reads its own fanfiction).

/if ya'all don't like the show why are you watching it
//I'm enjoying it given the legal constraints its working under
///No Spiderman, no XMen (no mutants period!), no Fantastic Four


Gah, shippers. The worst and often strangest part of any fandom. I get that people like various shows and so forth. I get that they think certain characters from these shows should be romantically linked. I just don't understand how some folks seem to get seriously worked up over it.
 
2014-03-27 12:59:37 AM  

Mentat: It won't matter who they put on the show if they DON'T SHOW NEW FARKING EPISODES!

Agents of SHIELD:  The only show where every episode is a mid-season finale.


Amen.

I've seen little of Amy Acker so far.. really, just from the trailer for the recent 'Much Ado About Nothing', which I haven't seen yet, but she caught my attention anyway.  Very attractive.
 
2014-03-27 01:01:32 AM  

Lumbar Puncture: ThatBillmanGuy: There is some great acting on the show

There is some great performances by a couple of actors, and a lot of mediocre to horrible performances by the rest.


Yeah, I think Ward is just... useless, really. And like Him, Ming-Na is kind of the same in every episode. They need to do something more with them. But Fitz and Simmons are great. Skye's best episodes have been when she's not in them. Heh. She's getting better, and a snail's pace. I get tired of her recycled Buffy snark schtick, though.
 
2014-03-27 01:08:56 AM  

ThatBillmanGuy: Lumbar Puncture: ThatBillmanGuy: There is some great acting on the show

There is some great performances by a couple of actors, and a lot of mediocre to horrible performances by the rest.

Yeah, I think Ward is just... useless, really. And like Him, Ming-Na is kind of the same in every episode. They need to do something more with them. But Fitz and Simmons are great. Skye's best episodes have been when she's not in them. Heh. She's getting better, and a snail's pace. I get tired of her recycled Buffy snark schtick, though.


Eh, they've been throwing Ming-Na a bone here and there with the prank she pulled and the bits where she's been going to bat for Skye despite outwardly acting like Skye is a problem. I don't think it's the actress's fault for Skye, the writers just seemed to focus on her too much early on. As you said, Fitz and Simmons have been good, and Coulson has been great and seems to definitely leaning towards going rogue if he doesn't get some answers soon.
 
2014-03-27 01:12:13 AM  

ThatBillmanGuy: We've been re-watching the show from the beginning, and it seems to fare a lot better on a binge watch. We're starting to notice little things here and there as they build from episode to episode. There is some great acting on the show, I was surprised to notice. The moment when Coulson starts to realize he's saying "it's a magical... place.." involuntarily whenever anyone asks about Tahiti is an example. I personally think they've been setting up Coulson's team to go rogue from S.H.I.E.L.D. since it's been infiltrated by HYRDA or something. Which I'm sure Captain America 2 will set up in some way. I was never a big fan of Marvel comics as a kid, so I have no idea if there are any other references I'm missing.


My guess is that Fury intended for Coulson's team to be semi-autonomous because he knew something was up inside SHIELD and he wanted his One Good Eye free to react to what was happening.
 
2014-03-27 01:12:20 AM  
Oop, we're getting into actor-cycling.  Just when the series had gotten all the way up to mediocre it's apparently time for the standard Whedon-dive into self-indulgent navel-gazing fail.
 
2014-03-27 01:14:58 AM  

Mentat: ThatBillmanGuy: We've been re-watching the show from the beginning, and it seems to fare a lot better on a binge watch. We're starting to notice little things here and there as they build from episode to episode. There is some great acting on the show, I was surprised to notice. The moment when Coulson starts to realize he's saying "it's a magical... place.." involuntarily whenever anyone asks about Tahiti is an example. I personally think they've been setting up Coulson's team to go rogue from S.H.I.E.L.D. since it's been infiltrated by HYRDA or something. Which I'm sure Captain America 2 will set up in some way. I was never a big fan of Marvel comics as a kid, so I have no idea if there are any other references I'm missing.

My guess is that Fury intended for Coulson's team to be semi-autonomous because he knew something was up inside SHIELD and he wanted his One Good Eye free to react to what was happening.


That's a possibility, though early hints from Winter Soldier suggest that Nick Fury is still part of the problem.  We'll see.
 
2014-03-27 01:18:56 AM  

Alphax: Mentat: ThatBillmanGuy: We've been re-watching the show from the beginning, and it seems to fare a lot better on a binge watch. We're starting to notice little things here and there as they build from episode to episode. There is some great acting on the show, I was surprised to notice. The moment when Coulson starts to realize he's saying "it's a magical... place.." involuntarily whenever anyone asks about Tahiti is an example. I personally think they've been setting up Coulson's team to go rogue from S.H.I.E.L.D. since it's been infiltrated by HYRDA or something. Which I'm sure Captain America 2 will set up in some way. I was never a big fan of Marvel comics as a kid, so I have no idea if there are any other references I'm missing.

My guess is that Fury intended for Coulson's team to be semi-autonomous because he knew something was up inside SHIELD and he wanted his One Good Eye free to react to what was happening.

That's a possibility, though early hints from Winter Soldier suggest that Nick Fury is still part of the problem.  We'll see.


I admit I am VERY curious to find out what Fury's motive is for all this, because he went above and beyond to bring Coulson back to life and the way he did it is arguably a human rights violation, or several.

Not only that, Coulson's been with the agency for some time, sacrificed much and he's obviously seeing this as betrayal (and May playing Judas is only going to confirm his suspicions and send him further off the rails). Pissing off someone who can pull all the skeletons out of your closet and make them dance the cancan is not a wise move.

/the Tahiti reveal was unexpected and freaking brutal, man
//figured Strange was involved honestly, what with the neurosurgeon/mystic thing
 
2014-03-27 01:19:23 AM  

Alphax: Mentat: ThatBillmanGuy: We've been re-watching the show from the beginning, and it seems to fare a lot better on a binge watch. We're starting to notice little things here and there as they build from episode to episode. There is some great acting on the show, I was surprised to notice. The moment when Coulson starts to realize he's saying "it's a magical... place.." involuntarily whenever anyone asks about Tahiti is an example. I personally think they've been setting up Coulson's team to go rogue from S.H.I.E.L.D. since it's been infiltrated by HYRDA or something. Which I'm sure Captain America 2 will set up in some way. I was never a big fan of Marvel comics as a kid, so I have no idea if there are any other references I'm missing.

My guess is that Fury intended for Coulson's team to be semi-autonomous because he knew something was up inside SHIELD and he wanted his One Good Eye free to react to what was happening.

That's a possibility, though early hints from Winter Soldier suggest that Nick Fury is still part of the problem.  We'll see.


Maybe not. He does get injured, apparently (and not killed, since his bruised ass shows up in some of the trailers, implying he survives). The trailers imply Captain America is doing something for Fury, or for his ideals or whatever.
 
2014-03-27 01:22:05 AM  
Ward isn't useless.  He's the weapons expert and ops specialist, one of the two hand-to-hand fighters, and after Lorelei took him, and jumped his bones, he planned a pretty decent operation to take Sif out that nearly worked.  The Berserker Staff episode gave him a good reason to break his calm and act a bit more, and he was told the effect would fade in a few decades.. so he should be losing his temper more often.
 
2014-03-27 01:25:20 AM  

Caeldan: May sweeps.


www.joblo.com
 
2014-03-27 01:30:48 AM  

Ringshadow: I admit I am VERY curious to find out what Fury's motive is for all this, because he went above and beyond to bring Coulson back to life and the way he did it is arguably a human rights violation, or several.


I think it was a Sam Jackson quote I saw somewhere, about how Nick Fury is going to have to come to terms with the fact that he's been lying, about nearly everything, for a long time now.
 
2014-03-27 01:35:57 AM  

Alphax: I think it was a Sam Jackson quote I saw somewhere, about how Nick Fury is going to have to come to terms with the fact that he's been lying, about nearly everything, for a long time now.


He's a (potentially supersoldier) spy leading a semi-clandestine organization. That said, ho boy, I look forward to that being played out. He's doing a great job as Fury, though.

Honestly, I'll be happy as long as Coulson gets to lay Fury out at some point. I mean sucker punch him to the floor because he deserves it.

/I own some Agent Fury comics
//it always boils down to enemies frustrated with Fury's inability to die and Fury sort of agreeing with them
 
2014-03-27 01:45:39 AM  

Ringshadow: Alphax: I think it was a Sam Jackson quote I saw somewhere, about how Nick Fury is going to have to come to terms with the fact that he's been lying, about nearly everything, for a long time now.

He's a (potentially supersoldier) spy leading a semi-clandestine organization. That said, ho boy, I look forward to that being played out. He's doing a great job as Fury, though.

Honestly, I'll be happy as long as Coulson gets to lay Fury out at some point. I mean sucker punch him to the floor because he deserves it.

/I own some Agent Fury comics
//it always boils down to enemies frustrated with Fury's inability to die and Fury sort of agreeing with them


There's also the fact that he lied to Cap to manipulate him.
 
2014-03-27 01:49:58 AM  
Ah yes, the show with casual rape.
 
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