Yeah, in science fiction you have to get foundational physics, math and science right and the fictional science must have some rationality. Something like stargate works because the real world world building is so solid. If you cannot do that, you cannot have a plausible, believable science fantasy show.I have to say I'm surprised people didnt like Agents of SHIELD. I thought it was one of the best shows running at the time.
No its no BtVS. Or Firefly. Its not even Angel. But its certainly better than Dollhouse, and overall relatively fun.
What annoyed the heck out of me was when they ignored physics.
Like in season five earth is blown apart, but you can still land on individual pieces and they have regular earth gravity, atmosphere, the whole deal. Breaks suspension of disbelief HARD for anyone who is into physics. And dont get me started on the dude who seriously wants to put earth back together using mental abilities. Sure, you can move like 6*10^24kg of mass, whats the problem ? And dont get me started on how earth was torn apart in the first place.
Okay, admittedly, compared to Nu Star Trek, this was still harmless. And Star Trek actually is supposed to be for geeks.
Yeah, I will say that Fitzsimmons was THE THING in our house when we watched it as tweens/teens. Our older sister was obsessed with them and the show, so we heard about them a lot (AoS--and Avengers--was actually my introduction to the Whedonverse, as we started catching the show around when I was 11, and I only watched all the otherones a year ago. Funnily enough, I actually recognized a lot of Buffy and Angel actors from AoS, rather than the other way around!) FitzSimmons were pretty well done! My only complaint is that eventually, the show figured out that they were the emotional heart, and they were the reason half their audience tuned in, so they let the other character's development grow stagnant and uninteresting, letting Fitzsimmons shine. It's not too much of a complaint though, because we got to watch FitzSimmons shine.They are often treated as and spoken of as if they were the same character, causing some character to actually believe as you did. They make up the science division of Coulson's field team, so they fill that same role together. They are the nerds in a group of hardened soldier-agents.
But really they are probably the two most complex characters on the show, and they are repeatedly pushed to their limits and forced to change. They start out quirky, whimsical and adorkable, but after years of continuous trauma, neither of them are quite what they used to be. Think Wesley.
I never got invested into SHIELD because I'm really annoyed by Marvel's "movie to preview a movie to understand a show to see an after-credits scene" model. Even back when SHIELD first started I was already feeling bloat.