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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Polcamilla, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. May 17, 2013 #61 of 145

    Peter000 Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Apr 15, 2002
    Red Wing, MN
    The Stark Industries Torso6000®.
  2. Sep 24, 2013 #62 of 145

    Ment Active Member

    Mar 27, 2008
    Not like you can avoid the pub, but the first episode is tonight!
  3. Sep 24, 2013 #63 of 145
    Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    "Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division."

    "And what does that mean to you?"

    "That somebody really wanted our initials to spell 'shield.'"

  4. Sep 24, 2013 #64 of 145

    Azlen Active Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Peoria, AZ
    I'm really curious to see what the initial ratings for this are going to be. I'm expecting this to be huge but you never know. Whedon doesn't have a history of getting good ratings on television.
  5. Sep 24, 2013 #65 of 145

    Maui Major Lee Oblivious

    Apr 22, 2000
    Decatur, IL
    It does not affect me but the network is doing that screwy "let's schedule it to end at 8:01" and screw up people with DVRs who want to record other stations at 8:00.

    My Dad could not get his Comcast box to record it because he was already recording the Voice and then at 8:00 wanted to record New Girl.
  6. Sep 24, 2013 #66 of 145

    BrettStah Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Nov 12, 2000
    San Antonio
    Yep, that's annoying. The 5+ tuners that some newer dvr platforms have alleviate it, but those still with one or two tuners are left to suffer.
  7. Sep 24, 2013 #67 of 145

    Azlen Active Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Peoria, AZ
    That's why the Tivo clipping thing is so nice. But all this is ABC wanting to get an extra advertising minute attached to SHIELD. I'm sure doing that nets some additional income for the network but sure can be a PITA sometimes.
  8. Sep 24, 2013 #68 of 145

    gweempose Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2003
    Northbrook, IL
    Is that why they do it? I always assumed it was so people who were watching it live would miss the first minute of shows on the other channels. Consequently, they would be more likely to stay on the channel instead of flipping.
  9. Sep 24, 2013 #69 of 145

    tibruk Member

    Nov 28, 2003
    York, Pa
    Okay, 11 minutes in and I'm hooked.

  10. Sep 24, 2013 #70 of 145

    mattack Active Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Not being argumentative for the sake of it... But I think that's one of the *less* tortured backronyms.

    Yup, tonight I have so many shows that my 4 tuners had clipping.. of course, I TRY to put at least 1 minute of padding on both ends of all shows, so that causes part of it.. I removed padding from a few others, and moved a couple of recordings to my Tivohd.. As I've said a zillion times, if Tivo could SHARE the tuner for abutting recordings on the same channel, I would effectively DOUBLE the # of tuners I have.
  11. Nov 14, 2013 #71 of 145

    wedgecon Just Plain Awesome TCF Club

    Dec 28, 2002
    Buena Park, CA
    I think the show is slowly getting better. It is obvious that this is going to be a safe procedural show like NCIS and not a story driven show like Buffy or Firefly.
  12. Nov 14, 2013 #72 of 145

    cmontyburns Excellent.

    Nov 14, 2001
    Houston, TX
    Verrrrrrry slowly.

    Alan Sepinwall did his usual good job in detailing the problems so far with the series. I agree with every bit of it, most especially that this team does not seem so special. There's nothing especially interesting about any of these characters, nor do they seem at all remarkable -- except maybe for May, and they don't give her anything to do.

    This is a real problem for episodes like this week's (12-Nov), "The Hub", where -- staying spoiler free -- we are expected to care that part of the team is danger, and also expected to believe they are so remarkable as a unit that they were never really in danger at all. Neither one of those is remotely the case, and so all the tension goes right out of the episode (which was pretty well-written in general).

    Speaking of that episode, since there is no thread for it, and it's not worth starting one for this question:

    At the end, they didn't show the photo that May was looking at long enough for me to see who it was. Was it Skye, dead? And that's why Coulson subsequently tried to get his own file about his death?
  13. Nov 14, 2013 #73 of 145

    pgogborn Active Member

    Nov 11, 2002
    It was an image of somebody unidentifiable using facial recognition because they had been shot in the head.

    Coulsen is a separate story arc. There is a secret that is being kept from him and he knows it - we are being led to believe it is something to do with him being dead for whatever number of seconds and surviving.
  14. Nov 14, 2013 #74 of 145

    cmontyburns Excellent.

    Nov 14, 2001
    Houston, TX

    Understood about Coulson. I was beginning to think he was a moron for not understanding that something had happened to him when the show and everyone around him were making it so obvious, right to his face. So I had the thought that if that were Skye in the picture, dead, and yet here she is alive, he put two and two together and finally requested his file.

    That said, my immediate reaction was that it was an unknown person in the photo. But when May said "poor girl", I started to wonder.
  15. Nov 14, 2013 #75 of 145

    Ereth Unemployed Bum

    Jun 16, 2000
    I'm assuming it's Skye's Mother, who was murdered, and that's why she was left at the orphanage. The murder must've been something unusual for SHIELD to be involved, but we do know it was a SHIELD agent who left her at the orphanage, so that fits.
  16. Nov 15, 2013 #76 of 145

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...
    I've gotten to the point where I can't stand Skye. Ward is bland and everything he can do May can do better and fly the plane. I've never liked either Fitz or Simmons. Hopefully, they'll find a way to make these characters more interesting.
  17. Nov 15, 2013 #77 of 145
    Hunter Green

    Hunter Green Curmudgeon

    Feb 22, 2002
    I am warming a bit to Fitz and Simmons, particularly Simmons, but I still feel the show has been really "by the numbers" so far. It's cotton candy. Still hoping they can make it more than that; they've got the pieces they need for that. The thing is, the show isn't taking any risks. It's always doing the obvious thing. Often I can guess the next line, and the times I can't, it's only because it's a bon mot I didn't come up with, not an unexpected turn.
  18. Nov 15, 2013 #78 of 145

    pgogborn Active Member

    Nov 11, 2002
    I love Fitz Simmons, but I am biased.

    Perhaps influenced by Skye it seems to me the unit is going rogue - if so that would make the story more intereting for me.
  19. Nov 15, 2013 #79 of 145

    jehma Active Member

    Jan 22, 2003
    I find Skye incredibly annoying. Ward is wooden and not charismatic. I'm so so on FitzSimmons. I find the show mostly dull, which I never would have predicted.
  20. Nov 15, 2013 #80 of 145

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...
    Are FitzSimmons supposed to be a couple or just super tight friends? Every time they're together I think "Will you two just do it already."

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