It has happened. Joss Whedon’s humbled return to the TV has finally come to pass, and the Internet didn’t explode! We haven’t had his sharp quips, strong female leads, and crazy plots since Dollhouse. Which, if you ask me, I was never crazy about. Yeah it was an interesting premise, but not for a serialized TV show. But that’s beside the point. Agent Coulson is back, with new employees, a past shrouded in “comic book-like” mystery and a flying convertible. What more could you want?
The show is part espionage thriller, part weekly drama, part comedy then add the threat of super humans in the background and you get the picture. I honestly can’t delve that into the show without giving you plot details, but suffice to say, there is a lot of exposition in the episode along with some over the type character types. I hope we will see less of these two detractors in the future. Let’s face it, they were adapting a multi billion dollar movie franchise in to the silver screen…they had to explain some things.
You got hard mystery leader in Coulson, you got your n00b in Agent Ward, your computer hacker (and somehow incredibly young and attractive) Skye, you got your grizzled veteran haunted by a mysterious past in Agent May, then we have the two geeks of biochem and tech in “Fitzsimmons.” All of these characters seemed really shallow and cliche, but I’m positive as the show matures, so will our understanding of these seemingly one dimensional characters.
Welcome to Level 7 ladies and gents. Whether you want it or not, ABC has a home run hit with this series. Sure, we all would’ve loved to have it on HBO…but that was never going to happen. So let’s be happy it is happening, tune in and enjoy it for what it is: a less super powered version of the Avengers with way less action. The good news is, because of this show, FOX may have a new comic book property show set in the world of Gotham, following Detective Gordon before Batman hits the streets. All in all, it is a great day to be a comic book nerd.
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