First Impressions: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Back in the day when Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was about to air I was on board. I was excited. Marvel and Joss Whedon, hell yes. Then it came out, had its first season come to an end, and started another season. From what I remember, it had some mixed reviews when it first premiered. I just never got around to watching it. Weird, huh?
Then two days ago it happened and within 10 minutes I was hooked. I knew I was in it for the long haul. I’ve binged 18 episodes. By the time you read this I’ve probably finished the season and am researching ways to legally catch up on season 2. A friend told me I was going to love it. I never had my doubts but HOLY SHIT.
To those of you who don’t like this show, what is wrong with you?
To those of you who thought it was slow to start, what is wrong with you?
This show is amazing. I can’t believe I didn’t indulge in it sooner. Although I’m almost grateful I didn’t. There have been some epic twists, turns, and cliffhangers that would probably make my stomach eat itself if I had to wait a week or more between episodes.
The dialogue, developments, and style have a subtle Whedon-esque to it, not so noticeable that it would turn off any people who dislike his work, but just enough that longtime fans can sense it. Mind you, if you aren’t a fan of Whedon I cannot understand you as a human being. We are not on the same page my friend.
I have always had a soft spot for Coulson but Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. takes it to a whole other level. The other characters are just as likeable, for the most part. Agent May, you are a kick-ass woman. Like, I can’t even handle how awesome you are. Fitz and Simmons, you’re both incredibly adorable and have a ton of heart. Ward, you had me screaming “This guy!” at my televisions with your ridiculous heroics and yet I am now aware you’re about to break my heart. Skye, you’re alright. I think I’m liking you more now than I did in the beginning. The fact that Coulson likes you helps.
I embrace and appreciate the guest appearances and tie-in efforts with the rest of the Marvel universe.
I am ready to jump in the bus when Coulson busts down my door and tells me I have a skill set that would benefit S.H.I.E.L.D. Sadly, that won’t ever happen so I’ll just have to settle for acquiring a long-sleeved tee and maybe a coffee mug that has their logo on it and secretly refer to myself as Agent Kay.