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Midweek Mouth-off: Awesome or awful Agents of SHIELD?

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The Avengers TV spin-off, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., is now three episodes in, and for those of you who have been watching, we want to know what you think of Joss Whedon’s latest small screen effort. Hit? Miss? Or too early to tell? Actually, while we’re on the subject of fan favourite Joss, what do you think of the man? Do you think he’s overrated or can he truly not put a foot wrong professionally? Sound off now… and prepare for the flame war.

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Last Updated: October 9, 2013


  1. Lardus-Resident Perve

    October 9, 2013 at 11:07

    I have only seen 2 episodes, but there is a lot of potential there. He is starting to build a ‘universe’, so as long as the executives and fans are patient, I believe we are in for an incredible journey. Too early to really call, but hey, I don’t believe the will can this like Firefly because they still need him for Avengers 😛


  2. DarthofZA

    October 9, 2013 at 11:08

    Joss Whedon is God’s gift to geeks. You cannot overate him. As far as Agents of Shield goes, I’m loving it. My fiance told me the other day it is her new favourite series. A definite hit in my opinion.


    • James Francis

      October 9, 2013 at 15:39

      You can’t overrate him? I guess we watched different versions of Dollhouse…


      • Kromas

        October 9, 2013 at 18:49

        I liked it. Slow yes and a bit emo but still good.


        • DarthofZA

          October 10, 2013 at 08:10

          I also liked Dollhouse. Wasn’t my greatest series, but I liked it. My sisters went crazy about it though. Just because he doesn’t an excellent job in a different genre doesn’t mean he isn’t still extraordinary.


  3. John Fuller

    October 9, 2013 at 11:35

    I have seen the first two as well and it wasn’t really that spectacular to be honest. Too early to tell – I’d agree with Lardus. My only beef with the show is that Chinese agent May, who is grating my nipples with that too familiar “tough-as-nails-and-no-I-won’t-smile” chick persona which is so cliched. I find her very irritating at times. Just my two cents…Oh and Josh Whedon is awesome!


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 9, 2013 at 12:18

      I find the 2 scientists mildly annoying. Their chatter gets a bit much.


      • John Fuller

        October 9, 2013 at 13:36

        Yep them too!


  4. Lourens Corleone

    October 9, 2013 at 12:02

    I’m definitely very much on-board and I can’t wait to see how it pans out!


  5. SauRoN

    October 9, 2013 at 12:11

    First episode was pretty good and showed some excellent potential.

    Second episode was utterly horrendous and as cheese as the likes of Xena and/or Hercules.

    I was cringing as I watched, wondering how the hell Marvel could have signed off on this crap.

    So far…not so good.


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 9, 2013 at 12:13

      Funnily enough I enjoyed the 2nd episode way more than the 1st. 1st just seemed too rushed, like they were trying to tell a full story & introduce the whole team in a single short episode.


      • Lourens Corleone

        October 9, 2013 at 12:42



      • Ultimo_Cleric N7

        October 9, 2013 at 16:06



  6. Alien Emperor Trevor

    October 9, 2013 at 12:17

    I’m enjoying it so far, maybe because I wasn’t expecting movie-level TV.

    I wasn’t that impressed after the 1st episode, but enjoyed the 2nd episode far more. The characters were much more appealing the 2nd time around for me – Skye & Ward? just seemed like more normal people with different opinions than the cardboard stereotypes they seemed in the pilot. So I’m quite keen to see the 3rd & hope it keeps developing.


  7. Milesh Bhana

    October 9, 2013 at 12:52

    so far, not bad, but a little too familiar.


  8. James Francis

    October 9, 2013 at 15:40

    I saw some of it in passing – looks cheesy. But if it manages to match Arrow, I’d give it a go.


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 9, 2013 at 16:08

      I think it’s building slowly, or at least I hope so. Arrow was also not the greatest it’s first few episodes, but really developed nicely. Season 2 starts this week!


      • James Francis

        October 9, 2013 at 16:47

        Arrow had me early on, thanks to its singular story focus. This feels like a teenage ensemble drama with some action and tight costumes thrown in.


        • DarthofZA

          October 10, 2013 at 08:12

          Arrow lost me early because it felt like a slow chick series like Revenge. Even my fiance said it was too girly for her, and Revenge is her guilty pleasure. I’ve been meaning to give it another shot though as I’ve heard it gets better.


  9. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    October 9, 2013 at 16:08

    The first episode was disappointing and the writing was weak. i think the 2nd episode was much more solid in that they got rid of some of the lame jokes, even though the 2 scientists were annoying.

    The series still has a lot of potential, but if the characters’ scripted lines don’t improve, no amount of Marvel magic will save this from cancellation.


  10. CypherGate

    October 9, 2013 at 16:14

    I think its great so far. Loads of potential with this one.


  11. Angus Pollock

    October 9, 2013 at 16:48

    First episode was interesting. Second episode was horrendous. I’m going to watch the third one tonight probably but ja, I’m not holding out much hope.


  12. James Francis

    October 10, 2013 at 12:11

    Okay, finally got to watch the first two episodes. I find the show way below the standard that Whedon delivers. In particular the characters, which are very poorly developed and written. It’s not as bad as Revolution, but comes close.


  13. Wayne Bossenger

    October 11, 2013 at 13:50

    I quite enjoyed the first episode although I’m probably quite biased when it comes to all things Marvel. In saying that, I did think the first and second episodes were ‘ok’. Finally watched the 3rd one and it seems to be picking up quite a bit now which is great. Enjoying all the little hints to the Marvel Universe but after this 3rd episode I think even unbiased fans will start to like it.


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