I did like the scene with the team at the end. While I'm intrigued by Skye and what's going on with her, I'm kind of annoyed that they're over-focusing on her (in terms of the drama & the background). We know virtually nothing about the rest of the characters yet.
Huh, that's interesting. I hadn't thought about it that way but that makes sense. She's not quite sympathetic for me though. She started making some good points on the 1st episode, but J August's character actually did that better for me. I guess I don't get what her personal stake/interest in all this is.I think you can expect to see more of that, she's kinda 'us' for the story - everyone else knows how things work in SHIELD, came though the academy and know procedure, we're have to see the story from her view to see it as the new person (us, the viewers) coming in. I thought they had a good balance of explaining it through her, without making her the main character though.
Also the way Coulson said Tibet was magical, exactly like he did in the pilot definitely has me entertaining the idea he's a robot
I like Agent Coulson a lot, he's the best part of the show for me, but I'm starting to feel like he works better in a supporting role as opposed to being the lead carrying the show.
The whole thing with Skye is a red herring. She is NOT an infiltrator from Hydra or whatever evil hoarde they're currently fighting.
And what's with not calling the Avengers by name? Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk, and all the others are only referred to in vague ways, like "a super soldier from World War 2," or "a god." Are they for some reason not supposed to mention them on the TV show?
This was a little bit better for me than last week but still very cliché and by the numbers. I don't know if it's the acting or the writing but the delivery of the dialogue feels so clumsy at times. It's like it can't find a rhythm.
Do you think Rising Tide is part of Hydra? I'd been thinking there's a possibility they are since Hydra haven't been a bigger part of the overall Marvel Universe, outside if CA and the obvious water reference.
Yeah, my gut reaction for this, is it's the writing.
They aren't actually written by Joss, but I think we were expecting the scripts to be more Joss like and at the moment it feels a lot more like their writing what they think Joss would write rather then how he'd write - if that makes sense?
I'm hoping the big leap from how comfortable the dialogue was between the pilot and the second episode will continue going forward.
But I completely agree about it being "by the numbers", I think I expect more from a Whedon show then we're getting, which is a pity especially since there are some amazing shows in the genre category at the moment, that are way more mature and way more out there like The Walking Dead or Game of Thrones.
I'd say a way for Skye to be a legitimate infiltrator, but not a "villain" is if she's working for Tony Stark/Bruce Banner. Coulson did make the point after all that the Avengers weren't granted "level 7" intelligence clearance, which this team is privy to... It would also be a way to incorporate Stark's presence without needing the unobtainable RDJ...I like that they've already started a bigger story with Rising Tide and Skye, even though we know how it will end , I'm gonna guess by/before mid-season when she has to make a choice between RT and the team, chooses the team, they find out anyway, they feel betrayed, she feels bad, but I was worried they were going to try and go more procedural then have overall stories so I'm happy with that.
There's also the age difference... Ming-Na tends to play distant characters based on what I've seen of her on Two and a Half Men and SGU.Felt better about May in this episode than I did in the first, although for me she's still a little bit to much caricature then character. Ward has a much more believable distance from the team, but still fits in. But I think once we get an episode that focuses on her and explains her more, I'll like her more.
Based on the Pilot dialogue, I would guess he must be:Also the way Coulson said Tibet was magical, exactly like he did in the pilot definitely has me entertaining the idea he's a robot
To me, both episodes have felt like those 90s mid-budget popcorn action flicks. I liked those as a kid, so it'll keep me watching, but is way too thin to suck me in too much.This was a little bit better for me than last week but still very cliché and by the numbers. I don't know if it's the acting or the writing but the delivery of the dialogue feels so clumsy at times. It's like it can't find a rhythm.
It's tough, because he's the most likable character by zounds. It was an odd move giving the J August, the guest star of the Pilot, all of the best material, because none of the other cast has had the opportunity to standout. At the moment, that leaves us with the always likable Coulson.I like Agent Coulson a lot, he's the best part of the show for me, but I'm starting to feel like he works better in a supporting role as opposed to being the lead carrying the show.
FitzSimmon and Skye I'd say will be my favorites, they have the dialogue I enjoyed most.