OKAY, so I can't say I'm that surprised, but I really thought the show would end up being better given Joss Whedon's involvement. I know he's busy working on "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" (not that I have a problem with that), but the show shouldn't be completely dependent on Whedon, if it's going to have any chance of succeeding.
I actually stopped watching the show; I got through half of the third episode when I realized it wasn't worth my time. Clark Gregg is as great as ever in the role of Agent Coulson, but he's the only thing about the show that's tolerable. The characters aren't relatable at all and the tone is too cartoonish.
I just don't want the show to f*ck with the legacy of the Marvel movie universe. The sets seem kind of cheap, the acting is just OK and every S.H.I.E.L.D. agent looks like a supermodel, which is stupid. The story just isn't too compelling either, with the most interesting aspect being whether or not Coulson is a clone/life model decoy.
It may be too early to judge, but I wasn't even all that excited about the show to begin with. I've never been a big fan of S.H.I.E.L.D. as an organization, and a show centered on their shenanigans isn't something fans were clamoring for. If you're serious about TV, Marvel, then do it right.
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