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Old October 16 2013, 07:16 PM   #931
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This was a good episode this week.

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Old October 16 2013, 08:02 PM   #932
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Pretty good episode, probably the best so far. Feels like things are picking up.
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Old October 16 2013, 08:28 PM   #933
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Thank you.. finally the first good episode.

The team felt like a team, everyone had their task to do and they were all needed according to their specialty, Coulson tied them all together and the plot was decent.

They finally introduced a good new mystery that can serve as this seasons big bad (maybe the entire show big bad) and the humor was used sparingly but well.

The tech due is still a little bland and a bit annoying but they just didn't get around to fleshing them out a bit.

Melinda May is still an iceblock but it's nice to wonder what she did pre-show and how she came to be known as the "Cavalry".

Please continue to improve and by mid season i might be really glued to my seat.
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Old October 16 2013, 08:30 PM   #934
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They finally introduced a good new mystery that can serve as this seasons big bad...
Aren't you forgetting the mystery of who was responsible for the experiments in the pilot episode? Personally I suspect the same group is behind them both, and I suspect it's AIM.
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Old October 16 2013, 08:38 PM   #935
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^ I share that suspicion. No way they could make up an entire organization interested in super-abilities. Fans, including myself, wouldn't accept it if it wasn't Shield.
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Old October 16 2013, 08:43 PM   #936
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LoL, when they mentioned the math on the wall possibly being alien in origin my first thought was "Cool! anti-life equation!!", then I remembered, "Oh yeah, Marvel not DC".
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Old October 16 2013, 08:45 PM   #937
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And who is this Vanchat? In the pilot, Ward stole the Chitauri neural thingee from him and in "Eye-Spy", we learn that Amadore was believed killed on a raid on one of "Vanchat's gulags".
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Old October 16 2013, 08:54 PM   #938
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While watching video on demand, I did the sudoku puzzle in the daily paper. Didn't miss the time out from watching, which says something about the engagement this show inspires.

The scene with Squarejaw trying to do something spy-like, namely, manipulate another human being for information, was a painful reminder of how stupid the show is in its own professed terms.

SHIELD is not a spy agency, it is a band of thugs. This dreamworld where US gorillas get to stomp people all around the world is getting offensive.

Nerd and Nerdette still have no personalities, which says to me that their whole point is to be foils to make the leads look good.

The old rule used to be that a character with an exotically cool name, like "Sky," was given that name because the character was a Mary Sue. Or, just possibly, a thinly disguised erotic ideal. This show is not rising above fan fic with this character.

Does anybody really care how they reconcile this Coulson with Coulson's death in the Avengers move? Do you realize that unless there's a bunch of people who do, the relelentless emphasis on that is boring and inept?
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Old October 16 2013, 09:11 PM   #939
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This dreamworld where US gorillas get to stomp people all around the world is getting offensive.
SHIELD is an international organization. Now, considering the show is for American audiences, it does tend to focus more on american characters and viewpoints.

"Sky" is an exotic name??? Lol, ok.
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Old October 16 2013, 09:13 PM   #940
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Almost half the team is Scottish.
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Old October 16 2013, 09:17 PM   #941
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The Battle of New York was the 9/11 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I expect them to mention it a lot.
9/11 and Pearl Harbor combjned times 1,000, 000. And it happened inside a year ago. So it makes sense it'd constantly be mentioned.
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Old October 16 2013, 10:57 PM   #942
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9/11 and Pearl Harbor combjned times 1,000, 000. And it happened inside a year ago. So it makes sense it'd constantly be mentioned.
I think that might be stretching it a bit. We saw hardly any onscreen deaths in Avengers, and even the level of destruction seemed pretty minimal compared to most alien invasion movies we've seen.

Obviously an alien army descending from the sky is a major event, but even in that world I can't see it packing nearly as big an emotional punch as something like 9/11 or Pearl Harbor.
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Old October 16 2013, 10:57 PM   #943
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Another fine episode. I loved Coulson's confidence in his former protege. That sort of thing, and lines like, "That shouldn't have happened either," are what makes this show a breath of fresh air. The story itself was another high-octane spy thriller, reminiscent of Alias or Man From UNCLE. Before the show premiered, I was hoping we'd see some superheroes pop up, but I'll be happy for them to continue like this.

I do wonder, though, if there will be any consequences to May's unilateral efforts.

And I got a kick out of Sky ogling Ward with the X-ray specs. I can imagine what the reaction would be if the roles were reversed, given the current political climate.
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Old October 16 2013, 11:16 PM   #944
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9/11 and Pearl Harbor combjned times 1,000, 000. And it happened inside a year ago. So it makes sense it'd constantly be mentioned.
I think that might be stretching it a bit. We saw hardly any onscreen deaths in Avengers, and even the level of destruction seemed pretty minimal compared to most alien invasion movies we've seen.

Obviously an alien army descending from the sky is a major event, but even in that world I can't see it packing nearly as big an emotional punch as something like 9/11 or Pearl Harbor.
Compare 911 to Hiroshima.

911 times a thousand isn't difficult.
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Old October 16 2013, 11:31 PM   #945
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While watching video on demand, I did the sudoku puzzle in the daily paper. Didn't miss the time out from watching, which says something about the engagement this show inspires.

The scene with Squarejaw trying to do something spy-like, namely, manipulate another human being for information, was a painful reminder of how stupid the show is in its own professed terms.

SHIELD is not a spy agency, it is a band of thugs. This dreamworld where US gorillas get to stomp people all around the world is getting offensive.

Nerd and Nerdette still have no personalities, which says to me that their whole point is to be foils to make the leads look good.

The old rule used to be that a character with an exotically cool name, like "Sky," was given that name because the character was a Mary Sue. Or, just possibly, a thinly disguised erotic ideal. This show is not rising above fan fic with this character.

Does anybody really care how they reconcile this Coulson with Coulson's death in the Avengers move? Do you realize that unless there's a bunch of people who do, the relelentless emphasis on that is boring and inept?
I don't care, but I'm not letting it get under my skin that they keep hinting about it anyway. I'm just glad Coulson is there, whatever he is, i like the show, I don't find Agent Boy and Hacker Girl morally offensive, and i can easily get through an episode without my brain exploding.
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