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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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Oct. 2nd, 2013 07:34 pm (UTC)


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.
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. :(
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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...
Oct. 2nd, 2013 08:26 pm (UTC)
...I don't see the problem? (Hahahaha)
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. =/
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.
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.
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.
Oct. 2nd, 2013 08:25 pm (UTC)
oh good. i'm not the only one. I tried watching shield, but yeah. boring.
Oct. 2nd, 2013 08:27 pm (UTC)
Nope, you're not alone!
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.

Oct. 2nd, 2013 11:26 pm (UTC)
I'm just boooooooored by it. Meh.
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.
Oct. 3rd, 2013 12:44 am (UTC)
"full of elements I've seen on shows already airing." This! Precisely this. Meh.
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.)
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.
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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.
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)
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.
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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