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Just watched the Agent Carter short. It was alright... when not really justified in-universe (as in Hanna from Hanna is so so strong because she's genetically enhanced), the beautiful woman who beats the crap out of several dudes is a pretty grating cliche, complete with obligatory groin shot (whereas one would never see a Hollywood guy kicking a woman there, and I bet it's a similarly if not as notororiously vulnerable area for women), but it really pisses me off that Carter does her mission in heels. Why the hell wouldn't she wear some sensible boots, like Romanoff does in IM2? No reason whatsoever, except to further the cliche of the almost magically badass Hollywood woman. One might say this is just a detail, but details count. To my mind, the best one-shot remains the first one, The Consultant.

I am also extremely skeptical that even the highly ambitious Marvel/Disney team would undertake a period adventure show in addition to AoS, let alone one starring a British woman. That said, I could absolutely see an AoS flashback ep or maybe recurring arc in which our present-day agents run into some remnant of a mission she undertook, and the we go back in time and follow her as she does it, that sort of thing... just give her some boots next time she does a field mission, for crying out loud. :|
I finally had time to watch the pilot of this tonight, and I thought it was really fun. I'll be watching for sure.
I've been hearing mixed reactions from people so I was a bit nervous going in, but that nervous was unwarranted. This was classic Whedon and engaging. I'm now nervous because of the rumors coming out later episodes suffer from scripting problems, but I guess only time will tell. For now I'm sold and will continue to watch the show.
Q2 Wrote:I've been hearing mixed reactions from people so I was a bit nervous going in, but that nervous was unwarranted. This was classic Whedon and engaging. I'm now nervous because of the rumors coming out later episodes suffer from scripting problems, but I guess only time will tell. For now I'm sold and will continue to watch the show.

Agreed, but for the record, Joss is just an executive producer on this. My understanding is his brother is in charge.
geminigod Wrote:Agreed, but for the record, Joss is just an executive producer on this. My understanding is his brother is in charge.

This is true, but Joss is the head honcho to make sure it's done right. I suspect he'll step in if anything starts to go wrong. He's already had two shows cancelled before their time (Firefly, Dollhouse) and I'm guessing he'd rather not add a third to the list.
Jed is is doing us a little favor.
It's aired on the East Coast, so spoilers for episode two are now fair game. To my fellow West Coasters still on the West Coast, you shouldn't be reading this thread in the hour between it finishing airing here and starting airing there. Sound good? Alright then, cause...


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NICK mutha****in' FURY, all hell yeah! That last line was awesome. A TNG shout-out, or am I reading too much into it? So cool and unexpected of the show to drop such a major cameo appearance in a throwaway tag bit many people won't even stick around for. Those Marvel guys have a sense of humor, you gotta give 'em that. :-D
oh man... the writing of the show is seriously stuck in the 90s...
Coulson's quirkiness makes this feel a bit like Stargate SG-1 IMHO. And in a good way. I really like this show.
So far, I'm finding it "all right". Not bad, not great. Just all right. A lot of that is because I don't care all that much for most of the characters. Coulson is good, but the rest are just "meh", and some (especially Skye, Fitz, and Simmons, can be annoying at times).
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