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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is really bad. Not "Sharknado" bad (because that's so bad it's good) but commits the worse crime of being boring. Of being unimaginative. There is nothing new to say, nothing new to do, nothing new they're going to explore. I said last night on Twitter that it would have been an amazing show in 1986. It would have felt like Indiana Jones on TV.

But in 2013? No. And I'm SAD about that. (And I seriously do not get what has errbody fanning themselves over Coulson. He looks like a tax adjuster.)

ION, I needed a break from writing OMH (because I'm stuck on bad parts of my life and how to tell that without it sucking) so I switched over to writing fanfic (Sterek). And I wanted it to be short but I don't know how it's going to be shorter than 25K. WHAT AM I DOING WITH MY LIFE.

Someone make Sally Derg stop being an idiot when the bus pulls up with the kids, please. OMG SHUT UP DOGGIE STAHP.

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flaming_muse
Oct. 2nd, 2013 07:34 pm (UTC)
THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR BORING OMG.

ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU'RE JOSS WHEDON.

Coulson is awesome in the movies. I adore him. I haven't watched this week's SHIELD, but I'm betting Coulson as a character might be more exciting in small, awesome doses.
stoney321
Oct. 2nd, 2013 07:54 pm (UTC)
He didn't stand out to me in the movies. Maybe it was because I watched the movies after seeing the fandom explode and knew he was so beloved and had a reaction to that? IDK. And I enjoy a snarky, self confident guy, but I don't get the lust I see for him. TO EACH HIS OWN.

I'm sad that I'm not excited about a Joss Show, Muse. :(
kita0610
Oct. 2nd, 2013 09:31 pm (UTC)
I'm right there with you about Coulson. He could be ANYBODY. He kind of IS anybody. Only- less exciting than ACTUAL PEOPLE I KNOW.

The show sucks and it makes me fucking sad. Esp bc it has huge ratings and will therefore continue on and on and on.

I'll be over here with Sleepy Hollow, I guess, which doesn't even pretend to be anything other than what it is. CRACK WRAPPED IN SPEARMINT DRIZZLED WITH CRACK SAUCE.
stoney321
Oct. 2nd, 2013 11:23 pm (UTC)
I AGREE WITH ALL OF THIS, BTW. (Hey - we're recapping Sleepy Hollow on HDJM! Well, Entrenous is!)
kita0610
Oct. 2nd, 2013 11:25 pm (UTC)
She just told me that! \0/

Why do you think SHIELD is so bad? I mean, it's got Whedon, money, Marvel- HOW COULD THIS HAVE HAPPENED??
stoney321
Oct. 2nd, 2013 11:27 pm (UTC)
Because it is Joss' brother and another person trying to write LIKE Whedon? This is my working theory.
kita0610
Oct. 2nd, 2013 11:29 pm (UTC)
Oh, the other person is Mo, his wife. And this is true. They have the name but not the skills I guess. I heard he was flown in to make "adjustments". They were not successful, apparently. But like everyone says, this is the shit that sells. It'll probably be on as long as oh say, Bones. BLARGH.
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kita0610
Oct. 3rd, 2013 01:29 am (UTC)
It will have to lose A LOT of viewers. I think I read it was the biggest opener for ABC pretty much ever.
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kita0610
Oct. 3rd, 2013 01:45 am (UTC)
Is it? Plenty of shitty shows get renewed year after year. CYNICAL OLD FAN IS CYNICAL.
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stoney321
Oct. 3rd, 2013 01:35 am (UTC)
Oh, good point about Marvel Big Wigs sticking their noses in. I just don't think this is anything I'll spend more time on. I'll give it one more ep, and then I'm out. (If it doesn't hook me, that is.)
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flaming_muse
Oct. 2nd, 2013 09:32 pm (UTC)
Oh, to clarify, I don't feel LUST for him at all. I just enjoy him a lot in the 'verse, and I enjoy the actor who plays him.

In episode one of AoS? DID NOT CARE.
stoney321
Oct. 2nd, 2013 11:23 pm (UTC)
Yes, yes, I picked up on this. I didn't think you had Kurt/Stiles level of I WANT TO PUT MY FACE ON YOUR FACE happening with Coulson. :D
dlgood
Oct. 2nd, 2013 08:11 pm (UTC)
(And I seriously do not get what has errbody fanning themselves over Coulson. He looks like a tax adjuster.)

If this were on the WB, he would be a sexy tax adjuster with rock hard abs, who could never remember to pick up his drycleaning...
stoney321
Oct. 2nd, 2013 08:26 pm (UTC)
...I don't see the problem? (Hahahaha)
ladycyndra
Oct. 2nd, 2013 08:13 pm (UTC)
I can't get at all excited about SHIELD. My brother was really looking forward to it but I haven't asked him what he thinks. The preview leaves me going eh. It sucks that its not living up to the hype. =/
stoney321
Oct. 2nd, 2013 08:26 pm (UTC)
It is not doing one thing for me at all. Taking it off the DVR schedule, in fact.
tapati
Oct. 2nd, 2013 08:23 pm (UTC)

I was more impressed with Sleepy Hollow than the first episode of S.H.I.E.L.D. and I didn't expect to be excited about Sleepy Hollow since I didn't like the movie.

Maybe if we hadn't already had Heroes and Alphas it would have seemed fresher but it's just revisiting old, tired territory without the excitement of the movie version.
stoney321
Oct. 2nd, 2013 08:27 pm (UTC)
Sleepy Hollow is a fun ride - it doesn't take itself too seriously, it's connected with the fans, too.
mander3_swish
Oct. 2nd, 2013 08:25 pm (UTC)
oh good. i'm not the only one. I tried watching shield, but yeah. boring.
stoney321
Oct. 2nd, 2013 08:27 pm (UTC)
Nope, you're not alone!
a2zmom
Oct. 2nd, 2013 10:19 pm (UTC)
I have not seen this week's ep yet, but I am not hearing good things in general.

Of course, same old, same old seems to sell so likely this will be a huge hit.

stoney321
Oct. 2nd, 2013 11:26 pm (UTC)
I'm just boooooooored by it. Meh.
ggjunkie33
Oct. 3rd, 2013 12:11 am (UTC)
Yeah, I've watched the first few episodes of SHIELD and so far I find it somewhat entertaining but overall very generic, and full of elements I've seen on shows already airing. They need more depth and something new.
stoney321
Oct. 3rd, 2013 12:44 am (UTC)
"full of elements I've seen on shows already airing." This! Precisely this. Meh.
demonqueen666
Oct. 3rd, 2013 12:20 am (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear you're not enjoying the show. Me, I am, but then all I really wanted was "Oh yay, I get to spend an hour more each week in the MCU watching those related characters snark and derp at each other".

As for Coulson, I was under the impression the mass fandom love for him was out of affection for his character, not...the actual lust you seem to be describing it as. (Unless he's being paired with Hawkeye. For some reason they're really big into that.)
stoney321
Oct. 3rd, 2013 12:50 am (UTC)
Joss has trained me to expect groundbreaking, I guess. I can totally see how this show could be a comfort for those super into the Avengers/superhero fandoms, but it just isn't for me.

I'm seeing a lot of "fans self" and "unf" on my Tumblr feed re: Coulson, so I didn't get it. But to each his own, I know.
ladypeyton
Oct. 3rd, 2013 04:08 pm (UTC)
As groundbreaking as Buffy was, though, it's first season kinda sucked. Same thing with Angel. Same with Firefly, albeit that was partly Fox's fault. Dollhouse, again kinda sucked in the beginning. It always takes Whedon a little while to find his groove.
chrryblssmninja
Oct. 3rd, 2013 07:47 pm (UTC)
I'm seeing a lot of "fans self" and "unf" on my Tumblr feed re: Coulson, so I didn't get it. But to each his own, I know.

Yeah, I was like...what? But aside from those whose tastes run that way, I think a lot of tumblr expresses itself via lust terms even when what they're expressing is more affection or other appeals than attractiveness. I can't cite any specific examples but it's something I've noticed over the years when people get really hyped over something but an individual's overall reactions aren't really attraction but excitement. My theory is that lust terms are used as another form of exaggeration.
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zyrya
Oct. 3rd, 2013 12:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's sad. Not entirely surprising, because I think Whedon has had a good innings but has probably shown us everything he has, but still sad.

For me, Coulson is interesting because there's a twinkle in his eye that suggests he's more than an accountant, but I suspect that featuring him in more than little scenes of other characters' stories will show him to be a cardboard cutout with nothing behind the twinkle.
entrenous88
Oct. 3rd, 2013 01:20 pm (UTC)
Though I'm sad it's not good and something that you love (because who doesn't want more awesome stuff to love?), it's at least helpful to hear you're not enjoying it. I felt really turned off by all the promos and teasers, even while everyone else was squeeing, so I wasn't keen on watching in the first place. But hearing you and other folks don't think much of it is at least confirming it doesn't sound like my cup of tea.

You know what's my cup of tea? TEA! *goes to make some* (and you, of course! <3)
ladypeyton
Oct. 3rd, 2013 04:03 pm (UTC)
My favorite show in the universe, The Vampire Diaries, totally sucked for the first 9 episodes. Then the writers did this amazing 180 and starting throwing in twists like they worked for Snyder's Pretzels. So I give every show I start at least half a season.
chrryblssmninja
Oct. 3rd, 2013 08:07 pm (UTC)
Exactly! The show is unimaginative and looks like something from TV decades ago. I think ABC Studios also made Alias, which started 2002, and that looked so much better! Then again, Bad Robot might have had something to do with that.

I'm willing to give the show a few more episodes, since 1) shows can start out bad, 2) I'm trapped into watching it with my family, and 3) one of my favorite current actresses, Ruth Negga, is making her US TV debut in episode 4.

Then again, I liked Iain de Caestecker (the male part of the overtalking science duo) on BBC's The Fades, because he surprised me in making a lead character that would usually annoy me into someone I actually liked watching. But his and other characters in SHIELD are just given banter and message!of!the!week! so I'm just shaking my head at lost potential. My favorite may be Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), not just for the cool factor, but because she has no time for much of the wannabe quirk. The lead guy is so boring and my judgment is hanging over the hacker character and whether its the writing or her actress who's weaker.

more random speculation:
hey, Zack Whedon also worked on Dr. Horrible! He did some decent episodes for Fringe as well, and wrote two of my favorite episodes of Southland season 5. If they're going the nepotism route, I wonder if SHIELD would have turned out differently with Zack instead of Jed and Mo, or if there are other factors involved. or if Zack wanted to stay far away...
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