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Sunarep Wrote:I was hoping for a Gotham Central show for years... let's hope it comes!
Hell yea to that! I really like the Gotham Central comics and this idea pretty much sounds like a Gotham Central show, but without the rare batman or robin cameo, and with the focus more on Gordon than the other police officers. But it gets me worried a bit for a different reason. With the DC movies going on, the CW Arrow show, and now this on a rival network, FOX... Are all these going to be somehow connected into one big universe, or is it going to be 3 different universes and basically one big confusing mess?
It was enjoyable and has great potential but I was overall disappointed. Coulson's the only highlight in the cast (and it's a BIG highlight). The rest seem rather bland and boring (and in some cases, annoying). The whole thing feels much more cliche than it should, considering there aren't any other shows like this and how Marvel Studios has been able to bypass cliche more often than not. If this weren't part of the MCU I'm not sure I would tune in to the next episode, as is, I think I'm in for the long haul. I just hope it gets more interesting.
I was just glad to see Ron Glass again. Made me want to go rewatch Firefly.


Note to self - go rewatch Firefly.
g1orkatsos Wrote:Are all these going to be somehow connected into one big universe, or is it going to be 3 different universes and basically one big confusing mess?

i doubt they'll have any connection. frankly i have no problem with a movie gordon and a tv gordon at the same time. i hope they just make a good standalone story and dont care about a bigger universe.imo it really hurts the drama if we know that the gordon from tv eventually becomes gordon from mos2
As much as I loved The Avengers, I found this pilot episode to be mostly dull.

The main problem is that while all the characters are in typical witty Whedon mode, nothing happens to make us care deeply about any of them. The big emotional speech is given to J. August Richards' character--and he won't be back next week. Big mistake.

Much to my own shock, I found a big part of the problem to be Agent Coulson himself. I loved Clark Gregg in his previous appearances, but he never shows himself capable of showing more than one emotion. He never stops smiling during this whole episode, no matter how bad things get. When he's angry at the other agent for ruining the interrogation, he looks totally chilled out. Ditto for when he's trying to talk down Richards' character in the standoff at the end. He just keeps on smiling.

Did no one tell Gregg that he's on a suspense show? He looks like a contestant on a game show.

The always reliable Ron Glass comes in and absolutely nails his scene, and then disappears for the rest of the episode.

I'll give it a few more weeks, but I must sadly admit this isn't what I hoped for.
I didn't really have high expectations, so my expectations were met and exceeded. I'm pleased enough with the pilot to keep watching. For me the style of the show didn't make much sense from the previews and tv spots, but while watching it, I got it. It will fill the void left behind by X-Files and Fringe, at least for me (at least I hope it will), two shows I absolutely love.

Yeah it was watery and Disney'd but personally I went in expecting more of the bad and less of the good. And that ending... I couldn't help but let out a "HA!" Loved it.

Is Lola

the same car Howard Stark debuted in Captain America? But now it works?
Cause that'd be awesome. Even if not, still pretty awesome if not a missed opportunity.

I can only hope Whedon's guidance doesn't fail us.
Quote:Is Lola

the same car Howard Stark debuted in Captain America? But now it works?

No.

The car Howard Stark demonstrated was a 1940s model. Lola is clearly a 1950s or 1960s model. Also, the parts that make them fly are very different. Stark's car had levitators in the place of wheels, and no wheels attatched (at the beginning of the demonstration, there were wheels propped up against it, but they were completely removed before the car started to levitate). Lola's wheels simply turn sideways before levitation. That said, there's probably a connection. As soon as I saw Lola levitate and fly, I instantly though of Stark's flying car.

EDIT: I looked it up, and Lola is a A 1962 Chevrolet Corvette.
Those of us in the U.K. get to see the first instalment on Channel 4 tonight. But here's an interesting recent article about the directions some of the makers reckon the show will take eventually - http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-fe...ons-631719
addiesin Wrote:I didn't really have high expectations, so my expectations were met and exceeded. I'm pleased enough with the pilot to keep watching.
Totally agree. With the exception of the one-shots Item 47 and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer, I've enjoyed all of the MCU, and this was another winner. Loved the BttF homage at the end, but I do have to wonder how SHIELD will be able to keep Coulson's survival hidden from the Avengers, what with him walking around public places and incident scenes in broad daylight. And I want more answers on just what SHIELD is and who they report to, but as a pilot, this was tons of fun - the Extremis bit was particularly awesome; beautiful continuity integration all around. Oh, and a note on

SPOILERS - can we have a rule in the thread that anything in an episode that's already aired in the US is fair game for discussion, and let's keep the spoiler tags for upcoming eps and movie stuff? If you haven't seen the latest episode yet, read the latest posts at your peril. Sound fair? Smile
Sounds like Joss isn't terribly involved in this. Bummer. He is one of those rare gifted individuals who can write and direct.

Will be interesting to see how this show goes.
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