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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 9/24/2013 (S01E01) "Pilot"

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by dswallow, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. Sep 25, 2013 #41 of 197
    TAsunder

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    I had to stop after the first 15 minutes. Not because I wasn't enjoying it -- I was; it seemed to fill a nice niche that stuff like Smallville and Heroes used to fill for me -- but because my wife wasn't enjoying it. Looking forward to seeing the rest. It has a slight bit of Whedonesque dialogue so far, but not as much as I might hope. That was my complaint about the Avengers, too. It was better than it would have been without Whedon, but not as good as it should have been with Whedon; largely because it unsuccessfully took itself somewhere between seriously and not seriously. Whedon got that right in most other works where he tried it (Buffy, Firefly).
     
  2. Sep 25, 2013 #42 of 197
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Technically, you've got that backwards. SHIELD did the flying car (same exact model, I believe!) back in the 60s.
     
  3. Sep 25, 2013 #43 of 197
    LooseWiring

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    Julie actually seemed to enjoy it more than I did.

    I was a little disappointed in the show overall but I loved seeing Book & Gunn. Hopefully they can rehab Gunn and bring him onto the team.

    I just didn't feel it lived up to the hype. Aside from the cool effects & expensive scenery/props it still felt like a low-budget show on the WB.
     
  4. Sep 25, 2013 #44 of 197
    Gunnyman

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    I'm in. But then I'm a Whedon fan.
     
  5. Sep 25, 2013 #45 of 197
    TonyD79

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    That is what I am hoping for. High hopes for this but the start was a bit flat.
     
  6. Sep 25, 2013 #46 of 197
    astrohip

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    Regardless of who used flying cars first, that ending was a direct ripoff of BTTF. And if I had been iffy on this show, that would be enough to make me delete the SP right then. Just took me waaaaay out of the moment.

    As it was, I enjoyed it. I don't know the comics, have never seen The Avengers, and don't know any of the characters. But it was an entertaining hour, and they did a good job of "pilot exposition". Certainly will continue watching at this point.
     
  7. Sep 25, 2013 #47 of 197
    martinp13

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    If it wasn't Whedon, I'd be out. Too many one-liners, the Wonder Twins are WAY too annoying and confusing, and the whole kumbayah in the rotunda made me ill.

    After they shot the guy and all smiled and nodded at each other, I still didn't know what had happened.
     
  8. Sep 25, 2013 #48 of 197
    billypritchard

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    I liked the wonder twins, especially Simmons. Hawt.
     
  9. Sep 25, 2013 #49 of 197
    vertigo235

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    I don't have any real issues with he exterior, but the interior seemed to have TARDIS syndrome, I just couldn't wrap my head around where all that space came from. It seemed like every time they had a scene in the plane there was a new room just stashed away somewhere.
     
  10. Sep 25, 2013 #50 of 197
    rich

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    Meh. Season pass deleted.
     
  11. Sep 25, 2013 #51 of 197
    nlsinger

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    I'm Whedon's *****. In for the duration.
     
  12. Sep 25, 2013 #52 of 197
    loubob57

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    Yeah, I noticed that too.
     
  13. Sep 25, 2013 #53 of 197
    LoadStar

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    4.6 rating, 14 share. Same ratings as The Voice, but a larger 18-49 share.
     
  14. Sep 25, 2013 #54 of 197
    ehusen

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    Heh, me too. :) (Hi, my name is "Eric" and I'm a giggly fanboy of Joss Whedon. Hi Eric....)

    Although I must admit I kind of wandered away from Dollhouse (I kind of blame Dushku for that one. It takes a great actor to constantly change into another person. And she just wasn't good enough to do that).

    But I digress. I enjoyed the pilot for the most part but I too thought the BTTF car at the end was kind of silly. I think it was just Joss giving us a goofy wink at the camera. I do expect it to improve in later weeks.

    My family loved it though. Even the spousal unit.

    Another good line .. "It's a very nice bus."
     
  15. Sep 25, 2013 #55 of 197
    vertigo235

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    It was from the SHIELD collection, meaning it was modified heavily in the 60's...
     
  16. Sep 25, 2013 #56 of 197
    DreadPirateRob

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    Me too. :)
     
  17. Sep 25, 2013 #57 of 197
    TAsunder

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    Wow. I predicted much lower than that. I am pleasantly surprised.
     
  18. Sep 25, 2013 #58 of 197
    Turtleboy

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    I was thinking "where's Summer Glau?"
     
  19. Sep 25, 2013 #59 of 197
    zordude

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    Maybe 3 Whedon shows is the limit.
     
  20. Sep 25, 2013 #60 of 197
    tvmaster2

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    I felt they plan to use the show to "audition" new super-heroes for possible future film roles. This way, they can keep track of public pinion before spending the big bucks.
     

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