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« Reply #280 on: April 09, 2014, 09:20:43 PM »

Quote from: rittchard on April 09, 2014, 08:51:55 PM

TI'm afraid it might be too late; it looks like their ratings are just about stagnant and surprisingly they got no boost from the movie, kind of a bummer given how much fun the past couple of weeks have been.  I don't even know if an Avengers 2 crossover can save them now. 

Looking at the actual numbers, it seems to be doing ok compared to other shows in it's slot. Reading the analysis of those numbers by various sources I'm getting the impression of significant bias against the show, mostly due to critical reception of the first two thirds of the season (which is mostly warranted)
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« Reply #281 on: April 09, 2014, 09:35:31 PM »

Spoiler for Hiden:
So, we see flower dress girl interacting with Wade in the next episode. I gotta wonder what's her stance going to be now. She probably won't know that the clairvoyant doesn't exist unless someone tells her. I wonder if she'll find out and if she'll be just another casualty in the fallout from these events.

As for ratings, yeah it's sad. I think a lot of the earlier plot problems could have been smoothed over if they had just get the actors act out from the start. They knew about these sweeping story changes from the very start of the series, so why not throw in a bit more turmoil into the team from the start?

It's the same problem with having Jedi as the leads in star wars, they are presented as calm llamas in terms of character acting. So, much like Lucas overdoing that aspect in the SW movies, the director for Agents, overdid the professional agent shtick way too much in the early episodes.

And yeah, Disney and ABC will probably let it run. Marvel is still a hot property and first season scifi has always had problems getting it's audience. I wouldn't be surprised if they really push to get a major character from the movies into the show though.
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« Reply #282 on: April 10, 2014, 02:06:31 AM »

The last two episodes revived my interest in SHIELD, which had been on life support. Kudos to the writers for doing it in a self-contained way that doesn't require one to follow the movies (which I don't). I hope they can continue to balance that integration/separation so that the tv shows stands on its own while still pleasing the hardcore Marvel fans.

I'll eventually watch the Capt America movie on DVD because it's been getting such good reviews. By the time I get around to that I will have forgotten the "Capt America did blah-de-blah" line that they tossed out at the end of the last SHIELD episode. 
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« Reply #283 on: April 10, 2014, 07:17:02 PM »

Quote from: Ironrod on April 10, 2014, 02:06:31 AM

The last two episodes revived my interest in SHIELD, which had been on life support. Kudos to the writers for doing it in a self-contained way that doesn't require one to follow the movies (which I don't). I hope they can continue to balance that integration/separation so that the tv shows stands on its own while still pleasing the hardcore Marvel fans.

I'll eventually watch the Capt America movie on DVD because it's been getting such good reviews. By the time I get around to that I will have forgotten the "Capt America did blah-de-blah" line that they tossed out at the end of the last SHIELD episode. 

I was really curious to see how the episodes played out for people that didn't watch the movie.  Really glad to hear that you still liked i.
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« Reply #284 on: April 16, 2014, 01:56:40 PM »

So, the acting is definitely better now that everyone is at each other's throats and allowed to be unprofessional.

Spoiler discussion:
Spoiler for Hiden:
Well, I guess that puts the kabosh on Hand surviving that. It's too bad, I was starting to really like that character, and there's kind of a lack of stronger female characters in the show. Well, at least in command positions.

Let's hope Raina turns good and steps up.

Also yay for diversity! A black man on the team, sadly not enough time for him to develop as a character and I'm not ever sure he'll survive when or if Ward returns.

With so much happening, I'm kind of sad that the next Marvel movie won't really touch on the conflicts on Earth that much. Thankfully the series is picking up, and has enough clout behind it to keep it airing despite the ratings. Still, I want to see how those other well known characters are taking it.
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« Reply #285 on: April 18, 2014, 12:40:54 AM »

Quote from: Turtle on April 16, 2014, 01:56:40 PM

Thankfully the series is picking up, and has enough clout behind it to keep it airing despite the ratings. Still, I want to see how those other well known characters are taking it.

I read somewhere that it's almost certain to get another season, probably more on the strength of its synergy with the Marvel movies than on its own ratings. I hope it won't become yet another show that was canceled just as it started to get good.
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