- Jul 29, 2016
Agents of SHIELD is a comic book show that starts out ashamed to be a comic book show at all, and as it goes along it just becomes a generic substitute. Characters nobody cares about masquerading as comic book heroes like store brand cereal.
I didn't get past the first few episodes of Season 1, I tried. I think the Problem with AOS is that it didn't integrate well with the MCU even though that should've been the series with the biggest connections. There was no Nick Fury or Maria Hill on the main cast (even though they were the "face" of shield in the movies especially after Coulson's death, and the other characters in the series never showed up in the movies. They wouldn't have to have large parts, just show them as extras being given orders to do something. That way you establish that they are very much part of the MCU and the tv show is just exploring them more in depth whilst the movies gloss over them because they're not important. Instead you've got characters that are main players of Shield in the tv show yet are nowhere to be found in the movies and the main players of Shield in the movies are nowhere to be found in the tv shows (outside of the rare guest spot)
Runaways, Cloak and Dagger, and Stargirl are angsty teen dramas but that's what they should be because that's who those characters are. And Black Lightning is simply fantastic.
I quite enjoyed Runaways and the crossover with Cloak and Dagger (though I didn't watch the C&D series), never heard of Stargirl.