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Old 09-26-2013, 12:44 PM   #121
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I don't even remember them having accents... were they british accents? I watch a LOT of british TV so maybe i'm more acclimated.
I can't remember the woman's accent, but the guy's was Scottish.
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:51 PM   #122
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We all know it's part of a larger organization. However, anyone not familar with the comics or hasn't seen The Avengers movie may get a different impression. I realize it's just the first episode and no doubt the storyline will spill over to the rest of the organization. It just seemed like the first episode was severely compartmentalized and some folks might not realize that.
I guess I figured the opening, with the meeting on the city-sized flying headquarters where the boss says she's setting up a small, compartmentalized team would have covered that...
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:40 PM   #123
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I guess I figured the opening, with the meeting on the city-sized flying headquarters where the boss says she's setting up a small, compartmentalized team would have covered that...
My thoughts exactly.
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Old 09-26-2013, 02:45 PM   #124
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I thought that this was pretty boring. It didn't grab me at all, although it had some good scenes. If Whedon's name wasn't attached to this, I would be tempted to drop the SP right now, but since it is Whedon, I will try to stick with it and see if it improves.
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Old 09-26-2013, 02:48 PM   #125
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I thought that this was pretty boring. It didn't grab me at all, although it had some good scenes. If Whedon's name wasn't attached to this, I would be tempted to drop the SP right now, but since it is Whedon, I will try to stick with it and see if it improves.
Same here. It was boring. I didn't care really about any of the characters. I hope they come up with a more compelling arc story soon. If it is just super villian of the week as the main crux of the show, it won't hold my interest. The cast doesn't seem like a good choice except for Colson.
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Old 09-26-2013, 02:54 PM   #126
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Same here. It was boring. I didn't care really about any of the characters. I hope they come up with a more compelling arc story soon. If it is just super villian of the week as the main crux of the show, it won't hold my interest. The cast doesn't seem like a good choice except for Colson.
That's my concern. I think this show has potential, but I can easily see it becoming another "freak super villain of the week" show.
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Old 09-26-2013, 03:41 PM   #127
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This just in: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is crushing ratings records — so much so, in fact, that ABC has decided to air the premiere episode again!

When the Joss Whedon superhero series premiered on Tuesday, September 24, it Hulk-smashed the competition to become both TV’s highest-rated drama debut of fall 2013 so far and the most successful new drama in four years, TV Line reports.

Even if you weren’t one of the 11.9 million people who tuned in Tuesday night, ABC still wants to make sure you have a chance to see the show. On September 25, the network announced that it will re-air the first episode on Thursday, September 26, at 8 p.m.

This means you should probably clear your schedule for tomorrow night, stat. Because even though Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) was killed off in the Avengers movie, he’s somehow managed to come back to life. And you have to watch if you want to find out how. Though, don’t expect everything to be revealed in the premiere episode, “Pilot.”

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Old 09-26-2013, 03:44 PM   #128
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It'll be interesting to see what the ratings will be for episode 2. It seems that it is getting a fairly lukewarm reception.
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:03 PM   #129
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Same here. It was boring. I didn't care really about any of the characters. I hope they come up with a more compelling arc story soon.
If there is one thing we know about Joss Whedon, it's that his shows always have compelling story arcs. This is one thing I'm not worried about at all.
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:51 PM   #130
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Watched it last night. It was pretty good. I didn't shut it off, which means something, since I have about a million other things I want to be doing at any given time.

I do like how this is the same Universe as the movie.
Movies. Since Iron Man in 2008 the Marvel films have all been part of the same universe including:

Iron Man
Incredible Hulk
Iron Man 2
Thor
Captain America: The First Avenger
The Avengers
Iron Man 3

and upcoming films:
Thor: The Dark World
Captain America: The Winter Solider
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Avengers: Age of Ultron
Ant-Man
Two untitled films set for 2016 and 2017 release

Also don't forget the short films Marvel One-Shots.
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:19 PM   #131
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Movies. Since Iron Man in 2008 the Marvel films have all been part of the same universe including: Iron Man Incredible Hulk Iron Man 2 Thor Captain America: The First Avenger The Avengers Iron Man 3 and upcoming films: Thor: The Dark World Captain America: The Winter Solider Guardians of the Galaxy The Avengers: Age of Ultron Ant-Man Two untitled films set for 2016 and 2017 release Also don't forget the short films Marvel One-Shots.
Spider Man?
Wolverine?
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:20 PM   #132
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Spider Man?
Sony, not Marvel, owns movie rights to Spider-Man.

20th Century Fox owns Wolverine.
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:21 PM   #133
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Same here. It was boring. I didn't care really about any of the characters. I hope they come up with a more compelling arc story soon. If it is just super villian of the week as the main crux of the show, it won't hold my interest. The cast doesn't seem like a good choice except for Colson.
I agree. I'll watch at least one more more but it didn't do much for me.
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:47 PM   #134
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You think CBS will allow a show on their network to mention a show on ABC?
They definitely talk(ed) about Battlestar Galactica, and that was on SciFi/Syfy. (not sure if it had made the lame transition then)
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:50 PM   #135
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Acker was promoted to regular on Person of Interest this season so I'm going to guess her availability is limited.
Woah, major spoiler there... Root a regular character? just kidding.. (Hmm, was Dr. Claire Saunders the one Dushku always asked "did I fall asleep?"? rhetorical question)
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:53 PM   #136
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That's my concern. I think this show has potential, but I can easily see it becoming another "freak super villain of the week" show.
I never really read anything about the show, but that's what I always guessed it would be..
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:58 PM   #137
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They definitely talk(ed) about Battlestar Galactica, and that was on SciFi/Syfy. (not sure if it had made the lame transition then)
BBT has only ever featured DC Comics properties on the show. Probably not at all coincidentally, DC Comics is owned by Big Bang Theory producer Warner Brothers Entertainment. There's not a chance they'd reference a Marvel property on the show.
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:15 PM   #138
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BBT has only ever featured DC Comics properties on the show. Probably not at all coincidentally, DC Comics is owned by Big Bang Theory producer Warner Brothers Entertainment. There's not a chance they'd reference a Marvel property on the show.
Care to make a wager?



I also seem to recall Sheldon stealing Howard's Iron Man helmet, as well as references to X-men and Fantastic Four.

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Old 09-27-2013, 07:14 AM   #139
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I see Union Station on screen fairly often. There was an extended sequence there in the premier episode of season 2 of Ray Donovan.
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:20 AM   #140
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This just in: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is crushing ratings records — so much so, in fact, that ABC has decided to air the premiere episode again!

When the Joss Whedon superhero series premiered on Tuesday, September 24, it Hulk-smashed the competition to become both TV’s highest-rated drama debut of fall 2013 so far and the most successful new drama in four years, TV Line reports.
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It seems that it is getting a fairly lukewarm reception.

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Old 09-27-2013, 07:21 AM   #141
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It'll be interesting to see what the ratings will be for episode 2. It seems that it is getting a fairly lukewarm reception.
This is what I was thinking. There was a lot of buzz about the show and now that it aired, we'll see if the ratings stick. I'm predicting a rather sizable drop off. I think it will wind up doing okay in the ratings, and get renewed, but I will be surprised if it remains a mega hit (by today's standards anyway).
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:21 AM   #142
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Me thinks Peter was referring to the comments here rather than a more scientific method.
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:36 AM   #143
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Not having a comic book flavor works for me.
Same for me. I don't follow the comics, so I don't want to have a show that depends on knowledge from them, or feels like a comic. If I wanted that, I'd read the comics in the first place!
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:47 AM   #144
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Me thinks Peter was referring to the comments here rather than a more scientific method.
I think his point is a lot of people tuned in for the Avengers connection, but didn't like it very much.

I suspect he's wrong, but we'll see how the ratings hold up!
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Well, FTR, I loved it. Way wittier than anything else on network TV right now. Thanks, Joss!
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I also seem to recall Sheldon stealing Howard's Iron Man helmet, as well as references to X-men and Fantastic Four.
I also remember an episode where a Hulk hand was used as a prop.
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Old 09-27-2013, 08:24 AM   #147
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I also remember an episode where a Hulk hand was used as a prop.
are you sure they were Hulk hands?
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Same for me. I don't follow the comics, so I don't want to have a show that depends on knowledge from them, or feels like a comic. If I wanted that, I'd read the comics in the first place!

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BBT has only ever featured DC Comics properties on the show. Probably not at all coincidentally, DC Comics is owned by Big Bang Theory producer Warner Brothers Entertainment. There's not a chance they'd reference a Marvel property on the show.
On one of the episodes last night, they were talking about Doc Ock inhabiting SpiderMan's body while in the comic book store. I couldn't find anything but DC visible in the set, however.
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Sony, not Marvel, owns movie rights to Spider-Man. 20th Century Fox owns Wolverine.
They are still Marvel characters. The point being that not all Marvel movies are in the same universe. Just the Avengers ones.
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