Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Did you watch the premier of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D last night?

Even if you're not terribly familiar with S.H.I.E.L.D, which was originally created by  Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1965, you may at least remember Agent Phil Coulson in the recent Avengers movie.
Agent Phil Coulson: I’m Agent Phil Coulson with the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division. 
Pepper: That’s quite a mouthful.
Agent Phil Coulson: I know. We’re working on it.

I usually watch things later on demand, but for this? I raced to my guy's place from work and got there with 15 minutes to spare so that we could watch it together on *gasp* real tv.

I'm so excited to blog about it! But...the spoilers! I can't do it- River Song would have my head. Here's what I can say:

1. It wasn't disappointing. It lives up to the amazingness that are S.H.I.E.L.D. and Joss Whedon (who created and is the executive producer of the show).

2. Those who felt saddened by certain events in the Avengers movie will be relieved and happy within, say, the first five minutes of S.H.I.E.L.D.

3. Firefly fans, rejoice: Ron Glass, who portrayed a certain Shepard, plays a character on S.H.I.E.L.D.

4. The dialogue is often snarky and funny. Not hysterical but pretty amusing.

-There are two ways to do this.
[sarcastically]-Ooh, is one of them 'the easy way?'"

4. This show reeks of it being made by geeks, for geeks. In a good way. One of those rare instances in which a geek reeks oh-so-good.

Welcome to Level 7.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs at 8 PM on Tuesdays on ABC.