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  •  The budget is still comparable to similar (1+ / 0-)
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    shows, like Revolution or Lost(adjusted for inflation).

    Yeah, they can't afford The Hulk for a cameo ;)  But I don't budget has been such a crippling problem as

    1) Casting.  Several big blunders. This feels like a pack of Pantene and Axe Body Spray commercial actors invited to make a 42 minute Marvel commercial (excepting Coulson and Ming Na)

    2) Lacking a sense of direction (which I know they're trying hard to tackle)

    3) A shortfall of Whedonism.  Just doesn't have the rag-tag pack of misfits becoming a family vibe

    In all fairness, I've only seen four episodes all season.  Thing may be improving more than I'm giving credit for.

    Is it "Gordon Gecko Democrat" week here at Dailykos?

    by JesseCW on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 12:04:14 AM PDT

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    •  It's improved a lot over the course of the season (1+ / 0-)
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      Go back and watch it from the beginning - the scripts really started to get good around the sixth or seventh episode, and have only gotten better.

      This isn't freedom. This is fear - Captain America

      by Ellid on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 04:28:47 AM PDT

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    •  The main thing I like about the show (2+ / 0-)
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      - is it follows what's going on in SHIELD while the superheroes are clobbering the bad guys in the movies. I also like how they're gradually working superhero elements into the series like "Deathlok" and the guy who can frost things up from his fingertips in the SHIELD Academy episode.

      Tying it into the movies' continuity is very clever synergy too, like early-on references to "the Battle of New York" or the episode where they're cleaning up the debris after the Thor:Dark World movie

      Some lines I really love, like when they were facing down a Clarivoyant-created villain who can create fire: "I'm not [whatever the character's name was], I'm Scorch!"

      Coulson: "Oh great, they gave him a name."

      You can't stop progress (or is that "profit"?)

      by Miscweant on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 12:40:33 PM PDT

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      •  Oh yes (1+ / 0-)
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        I love that they're actually dealing with the aftermath of CA:TWS; the last episode not only seems to be taking place during the film, the timing of one of the last scenes in the episode can be pinpointed to a few minutes after [deleted] ends up on the [deleted] of the [deleted], or possibly after [deleted] has been transported to the nearest [deleted] for treatment but before an official announcement has been made about [deleted's] status.

        Either way, I'm loving it.  I would have killed for movies and TV series like this when I was a kid.

        This isn't freedom. This is fear - Captain America

        by Ellid on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 01:05:58 PM PDT

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