‘Agents of Shield’ most popular superhero show on TV

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  1. gblews

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    Per a new analysis by Parrot Analytics, it ain’t Daredevil, Supergirl, Flash, it’s the constantly maligned AoS. Parrot takes into account MANY more factors than just Nielsen’s in their analysis.

    Anyway, it’s nice to see this highly under appreciated show get some much overdue recognition.

    'Agents of SHIELD' Is More Popular Than Marvel Netflix Shows According to New Study https://comicbook.com/marvel/2018/11/09/agents-of-shield-more-popular-netflix-daredevil/ via @ComicBook

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  3. Turtletrekker

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    (forgive the double post. I'm having editing nightmares for some reason, and was easier to just double.)

    And I think that "most popular super-hero show on TV" may be inaccurate. "Higher than Arrow and Supergirl", but what about "Flash"?
     
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    Skeptical. Top 0.03 percent of in-demand TV shows worldwide? Sounds like it's time for a sanity check on the methodology.
     
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  5. Professor Zoom

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    Meh. So people like terrible things.
    The Transformers movies sold lots and lots of tickets.
     
  6. M'rk son of Mogh

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    "If it's popular and I don't like it, it MUST be compared to McDonalds and Transformers. It's the only way to make me feel better about other people enjoying things I don’t."
     
  7. kitik

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    If you forced me to pick just one single comic book show to continue on forever and ever, I'd probably pick Agents of Shield.

    So yeah, it's my favorite.
     
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    Seconded. Hell, I haven't changed my avatar here since the second episode!:lol:
     
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  9. The Nth Doctor

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    I don't think it would be my top choice, but it's very close. I really love both Daredevil and Jessica Jones just a bit more. Agents of SHIELD's first season (well most of it) really hurts its overall for me. Only word of mouth got me to give it a second chance.
     
  10. DigificWriter

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    Why would anyone care about this kind of data?

    Popularity does not equal quality.
     
  11. The Nth Doctor

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    Did anyone say they were equivalent?
     
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  12. DigificWriter

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    Re-read the OP.

    The crystal-clear implication is that this data vindicates AoS as a quality show, which it isn't.

    AoS' Pilot is the single worst TV script Joss Whedon has ever written, and set a very disastrous tone for the series.
     
  13. The Nth Doctor

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    Uhhh...the only implication gblews was trying to make was that the show received high recognition. That's not the same as saying popularity equals quality. I think you're jumping at shadows that aren't there.
     
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  14. The Old Mixer

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    As current broadcast TV superhero/comic shows go, I find it far superior to the ones on CW.
     
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  15. DigificWriter

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    The OP says "it’s nice to see this highly under appreciated show get some much overdue recognition".

    That is a statement of quality, albeit a subjective one, and cites the compilation of data signifying AoS as being more popular than other superhero series as validation of its quality.
     
  16. The Nth Doctor

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    Okay, fine, whatever. You're still splitting hairs, but whatever. :rolleyes:
     
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  17. M'rk son of Mogh

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    Obviously some people think it improved.
    On a Trek board, understanding that shows often surpass the quality of a pilot should be an understatement.
     
  18. Reverend

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    I don't need a set of statistics to prove to me that AoS is head and shoulders above most of the other comic book based shows around today. Consistently good writing, compelling character growth, a genuine affection for both the audience and the subject matter, a damn near terminal allergy to resting on it's laurels, reusing tropes or sticking to any kind of status quo, and of course: cast chemistry most other shows would kill for.

    Just to give you an idea of how this compares in my preferences to the other such shows: while I have a lot of affection for many of them (the CW/Arrowverse ones in particular, and surprisingly Titans) I can let episodes of Arrow, Flash or Supergirl sit on my hard drive for two, sometimes three weeks before catching up. But when AoS drops, I don't wait any longer than I have to because it's not just entertaining, it's compelling.
    Also, for what it's worth I have rewatched the whole show (save the last season) about twice at this point and found my enjoyment actually increase with time. I have very little interest in going back and doing the same with those other shows anytime soon.

    (Small aside: but I'm not sure if i'd even put the Marvel Netflix in the running for consideration here. I still love Jessica Jones & Daredevil to bits but the way I consume them is less like a season of television and more like a series of special event mini-series type releases...or *really* long movies.)

    None of this I can prove objectively of course, but then I don't want or need to, because it's my favourite show and if others don't share that opinion: good for them! I hope they enjoy what they watch at least half as much as I enjoy AoS! ;)
     
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  19. DigificWriter

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    When you're somebody like Joss Whedon who has struck gold everytime you've written an episode of television, you don't get the benefit of being able to "fail out of the gate" and improve later.

    AoS' Pilot needed to be as good as, if not better than, every other episode of television that Joss had ever written or co-written, and it wasn't; it was a bloated and incoherent mess that made me embarrassed for him.

    Yes, he's had film script failures, but when you build your reputation on television as a master storyteller and then fail to deliver on that reputation (even just once), you've set a really bad precedent for yourself and, by extension, the series you're writing for.
     
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  20. Anwar

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    Says you.
     
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