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Old October 13 2013, 04:20 PM   #841
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Re: Agents of SHIELD. Season 1 Discussion Thread

I really want to like this series, but three episodes in all I can say so far is... I am underwhelmed.

I liked Coulson in the movies, but not so far in the series, maybe it's just too much of him I dont know.

Fitzsimmons are cool, I like them. But I dont like the hacker girl and the shield agent she's clearly going to be boning by the end of the series.

Hopefully it improves, because like I said, I do want to enjoy this series.
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Old October 13 2013, 04:46 PM   #842
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Yeah, Buffy set the standard that has been followed with others in a quasi-serialized setting (notably with the new Doctor Who, but also with shows like Burn Notice that usually had a more overt ongoing plot at the beginning and end of episodes before a stand alone episode in the middle).

That being said, while there's certainly two ongoing character plots (with Skye and Coulson), there doesn't really seem to be an ongoing bad guy or threat just yet that's been hinted at in more than one episode.
Really? What about the Rising Tide? Not sure they are actual bad guys, more like a random element of chaos, but I'm sure they will get involved more.
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Old October 13 2013, 05:07 PM   #843
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^Rising Tide would get lumped under "Skye".

Just rewatched the episode...when Skye was talking in her mic at the party, I wanted Daniel Craig to show up and tell her to stop touching her ear.

Don't know if somebody's already brought this up, but regarding the Coulson/LMD theory, wouldn't it tie in nicely with the established MCU (and his fixation with old things) if he turned out to be Phineas Horton's synthetic man...?
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Old October 13 2013, 05:29 PM   #844
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Really? What about the Rising Tide? Not sure they are actual bad guys, more like a random element of chaos, but I'm sure they will get involved more.
So far, I've interpreted the Rising Tide as part of Skye's character development. They exist to give her conflicted loyalties. Otherwise, there hasn't been any indication of other members doing anything whatsoever. If they get involved more, you'll be right, but they haven't been involved more yet, so I don't share your confidence.

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Just rewatched the episode...when Skye was talking in her mic at the party, I wanted Daniel Craig to show up and tell her to stop touching her ear.
Yeah, I thought the exact same thing.
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Old October 13 2013, 07:51 PM   #845
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The doctor that gave J. August Richards the Centipede device in the pilot will be returning (Along, presumably, with her mysterious benefactors) in two weeks, and Franklin Hall/Graviton is already set to return.
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Old October 13 2013, 08:04 PM   #846
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Well, I really wanted to LOVE this show. I love the MCU, Whedon's the man, it must be great.

I've just watched the third episode and although it's kind of O.K., it's just not really gelling for me. The techies are annoying, Ward is identikit bland and Skye is just really cute. There's no meat to the stories and SHIELD looks like the organisation behind Chuck. Not exactly impressive.

I'll probably stick with it, but if it wasn't part of the MCU it would go the same way as my series links for V, Falling Skies, Grimm, Arrow and most of the recent ,genre' shows - deleted.
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Old October 13 2013, 09:32 PM   #847
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Don't know if somebody's already brought this up, but regarding the Coulson/LMD theory, wouldn't it tie in nicely with the established MCU (and his fixation with old things) if he turned out to be Phineas Horton's synthetic man...?
I like this on so many levels.

Coulson has always been the dry wit, and halfway to an android already.

Horton's synthetic man has, of course, already been presented in the MCU.

The nice thing about this is how it sits beside Coulson's collection of Captain America cards. He would have this whole subset of programming from the 40s that would be lurking in the background.

It leaves the door open for the Vision, without necessarily opening the door for unlimited LMDs. Yes, LMDs are part of the Marvel comic universe, but they kind of complicate potential storylines in the Cineverse. Suddenly every character becomes replacable and expendable.

Horton's man was a one-off. It would make Coulson unique, like Data. And Data had to be unique, or else every starship would have had a thousand of him.
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Old October 13 2013, 10:26 PM   #848
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I think that it would hilarious if Stan Lee did a cameo as... himself. "Stan Lee: Legendary creator of such fictional Marvel super-heroes as Spider-Man, The X-Men and the Fantastic Four!"

Heck, we can already infer the existence of DC Comics in the Marvel Cinematic Universe through Rhodey's "Super-Friends" reference in Iron Man 3.
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Old October 13 2013, 11:22 PM   #849
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The doctor that gave J. August Richards the Centipede device in the pilot will be returning (Along, presumably, with her mysterious benefactors) in two weeks, and Franklin Hall/Graviton is already set to return.
Yeah, I've heard. That means there's two recurring bad guys, but that doesn't mean there's a unifying theme or plot beyond the character plots.
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Old October 14 2013, 12:13 AM   #850
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S.H.I.E.L.D. fights Hyrda, that's the natural course of things.
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Old October 14 2013, 12:20 AM   #851
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I like this on so many levels.

Coulson has always been the dry wit, and halfway to an android already.

Horton's synthetic man has, of course, already been presented in the MCU.

The nice thing about this is how it sits beside Coulson's collection of Captain America cards. He would have this whole subset of programming from the 40s that would be lurking in the background.

It leaves the door open for the Vision, without necessarily opening the door for unlimited LMDs. Yes, LMDs are part of the Marvel comic universe, but they kind of complicate potential storylines in the Cineverse. Suddenly every character becomes replacable and expendable.

Horton's man was a one-off. It would make Coulson unique, like Data. And Data had to be unique, or else every starship would have had a thousand of him.
Or he could be Horton's more successful second attempt...the one that didn't burst into flame upon contact with oxygen. Since the MCU would never be able to out-and-out do a character called "The Human Torch" because of rights issues, I imagine that this version never got out of the tube.

I also had a thought today about somewhere they could go with the Ward/Skye relationship that isn't so obvious...and mind you this is pure, unfounded speculation...but what if it turns out that he "plays for the other team", and they wind up doing something with Pippin's..er, Fitz's...infatuation with her instead...?
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Old October 14 2013, 12:23 AM   #852
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Except Hydra is (apparently) gone. In the second episode, Coulson's ex made a reference to the fall of Hydra. I wouldn't be surprised if it turned out the just went underground, but as far as anyone knows they're not an issue anymore.
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Old October 14 2013, 12:24 AM   #853
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skyeward is a word.
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Old October 14 2013, 12:25 AM   #854
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Except Hydra is (apparently) gone. In the second episode, Coulson's ex made a reference to the fall of Hydra. I wouldn't be surprised if it turned out the just went underground, but as far as anyone knows they're not an issue anymore.
I'd argue any regime is never really "gone" so long as there's one or two people left who still believe in and follow it. I mean, the Nazis are "gone" in that they're no longer a major world threat, collected or organized but there's still Nazis out there. I'd say the same can be true for HYDRA they're only "gone" so much as they're not organized or have large numbers anymore. But there's always the possibility they can turn those two factors around.

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Did I just Godwin this thread?
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^And there could be a connection as soon as the upcoming episode, what with those guys in the red masks....
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