How Did Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Get So Much Better Overnight?

[This post contains major spoilers for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the last two episodes of S.H.I.E.L.D. You’ve been warned.]

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New Show Recap: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 01×04, “Eye Spy”

I just cannot get into this show. I feel bad for saying that. I am the official recapper, after all. I gave myself five episodes to like it. This is episode four. My brain is realizing this is not a Joss Whedon show; it is a show with his name as a producer only. It is still hard to not compare S.H.I.E.L.D. to Buffy.  Read More New Show Recap: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 01×04, “Eye Spy”

New Show Recap: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, 1×03, “The Asset”

Forewarning to all reading this: I am in a DayQuil-induced haze fighting a mean cold, so much snarkiness abounds. I sat down hoping that this episode was going to be better than the second one. I knew there was a villain being introduced because S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s Twitter and Facebook were all about the #Origin and #Villain. Unfortunately, I found S.H.I.E.L.D. again played out like a Cookie Cutter Spy Show. They must have found a script for a leftover Bourne movie and inserted the team into it.  Read More New Show Recap: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, 1×03, “The Asset”

New Show Recap: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D 1×02 “0-8-4”

After last week’s pilot episode, I kind of knew what to expect from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I knew it was going to be a superhero procedural with a Whedon twist. I knew that Marvel and Disney were giving them movie budgets for the whole season. It has delivered on that promise so far, albeit a bit less Whedon-y in the second episode than I would have liked. I got close to muttering Vamp Willow’s favorite phrase, “Bored Now,” during parts of the episode.  Read More New Show Recap: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D 1×02 “0-8-4”

New Show Recap: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., 1×01, “Pilot”

When Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was first announced as an idea, this fan girl squeeed. A new Joss Whedon show combined with the Marvel Universe? That sounded like the best damn match made in heaven. After all, The Avengers was an awesome movie. A lot of people were wondering if this show was ever going to work. How can you have a TV show set in the Marvel cinematic universe work without using Captain America or Thor every week?  Read More New Show Recap: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., 1×01, “Pilot”