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  1. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: To Kill a Mockingbird

    I've been watching Season 2 at a slower pace than Season 1. But I'd say I'm enjoying it more. Glad they made the shift to one continuous story rather than the rather uninspired monster of the week format. Whitehall doesn't really hold a candle to Garret in terms of being an interesting villain, but Skye's dad is already shaping up to be a crazy and interesting bad guy. Talbot as well, though in a different sense. I like Talbot's character because he's an antagonist who isn't evil. He has every reason to distrust SHIELD. I'm really liking Fitz' story this season. I certainly don't know what it's like to have brain damage, but I relate to Fitz a lot. He has a lot of anxiety and awkwardness in social interactions, and unrequited love is basically the story of my life  Despite his disability, and his non-action guy status the show never belittles him, or reduces him to being a dead weight. Quite the opposite. I met Bobbi as well. I've heard she has a lot of importance going forward, but didn't actually know what she looked like, so her being introduced to us as a HYDRA mole was actually a fun twist for me. Hasn't made a huge impression yet, but she seems cool enough.
  2. I don't think Ragnarok will be quite so Hulk centric as some people think. I mean they billed it as Phase 3's Civil War, so it isn't just going to be the Hulk playing gladiator on a distant planet. 
  3. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: To Kill a Mockingbird

    I finished the first season, it was an enjoyable finale. General thoughts: I'm happy with where they're taking Ward. He clearly is conflicted here, and they toned down the evil smirking in this episode. I'm very sad to see Garret go. He was a very compelling and charismatic villain. His anti-climactic end was very funny though. No idea what the symbols Garret and Coulson are writing are, so that's one area where I'm in the dark Presumably Inhuman related. Speaking of which really looking forward to the Inhuman stuff. Don't know if that's season 2 or 3. And don't necessarily mind a spoiler on that particular question. 
  4. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: To Kill a Mockingbird

    From this point I'd rather remain unspoiled where I can. There's still a lot I didn't know. For example I had a vague memory of May doing something fishy, but I had no idea if she was HYDRA or a red herring. I knew Deathlok existed but I had no idea where his character was/is going. etc. etc. No worries though.
  5. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: To Kill a Mockingbird

    I wasn't actually asking for spoilers ya know, I was just musing. I mean I know this isn't my thread so I can't stop you talking about events I haven't seen yet, but I'd rather you didn't direct spoilers at me. So it would be nice if you deleted or spoiler tagged that.
  6. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: To Kill a Mockingbird

    I don't want to know. So far he's clearly unhappy about Skye getting shot, and Raina probed him a bit about whether he cared about any of them. So I guess that's enough sincerity for now. I don't want him to be a complete goody two shoes. Evil Ward could be fun once I get used to him. Still though...the evil smirking, it's a bit much.
  7. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: To Kill a Mockingbird

    I agree. So far as I'm aware Turn Turn Turn was a very deliberate retool of the show in response to poor ratings. They changed a lot. But within the actual canon of the show as it is now - was any of it real? I'm not so much feeling betrayed by Ward as I am by the writers. It doesn't take much skill to write a character one way and then just flip a switch and have them act entirely different. Some of that was unavoidable because like you said, they changed course. But in the upcoming episodes, I need to see how they're making that change feel natural. I need to see at least some inner conflict within Ward.
  8. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: To Kill a Mockingbird

    Well if they wanted to tie in The Kree without Coulson, which I assume is the main takeaway from the TAHITI plot line, the structure of season 1 would have had to be very different. So this is all just talking about could have beens. I agree that they could have done the show without Coulson, but he is a useful connective tissue. About the Lorelei episode - I wasn't necessarily commenting on the quality of the episode. It was alright. But the nature of the tie-in, bringing in actual characters from the movies, in relation to the events of the movies - that's what I want to see more of. And if season 2 and 3 brings in more of that I appreciate those efforts. Anyway, I watched Turn Turn Turn and it was probably the best episode so far. Even being spoiled on Garret and Ward being HYDRA agents, the setup left me confused, not knowing if Hand or even May was with HYDRA. I've got to say I would have failed Hand's test (offering people to join HYDRA and then shooting them if they said yes), because I would have surrendered to HYDRA and infiltrated them.  So now my big question is - how sincere have Ward's actions been? I know sleeper agents are a thing in real life, and it is feasible that he's been completely lying about his friendship with the others this whole time. But narratively that poses a problem. Because the whole reason you spend time with characters is to get to know them. If there has been no sincerity to Ward's actions throughout the whole season, that's a bit of a narrative cheat imo. It wipes the slate clean for the character in a way I think is a bit cheap. So interested to see what direction that goes in. Fingers crossed for some conflicted loyalties.
  9. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: To Kill a Mockingbird

    Oh and by the way I've met Garret and Triplette. Garret is very compelling, I'm aware that he's HYDRA, so I think he'll make a great villain. Triplett is a little bland so far.
  10. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: To Kill a Mockingbird

    Well okay, but is Tony just sitting about doing nothing? The connectivity issue goes beyond just Agents of Shield.
  11. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: To Kill a Mockingbird

    But you can't have your cake and eat it too. If Coulson's revival cheapens his death in the Avengers, well Coulson's survival is technically canon to the films and he's already cheapened the death.  Now what I am fine with is the TV shows never having major impacts on the movies. I know that not all of the viewers can be expected to watch Shield or the Netflix shows to have an understanding of one of the blockbusters. Whereas it is much more likely that mostly everyone watching the shows has seen the movies. That said, it worries me that the TV shows might be getting more distant from the movies. They're barely connected in the first place. I'd like more interconnectivity on the TV/Netflix side, and again - maybe connecting SHIELD with the Netflix shows would be more feasible? I don't know of the logistics there. Of course this is kind of a problem with the films as well. What's Iron Man doing during Winter Soldier? What's Hulk doing during Thor 2 etc. etc.
  12. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: To Kill a Mockingbird

    I will say that it does feel more a part of the MCU than the netflix shows do so far (although Jessica Jones improved in that aspect over Daredevil) . But this goes back to a complaint I had with Age of Ultron - they had a perfect opportunity to bring Coulson back into the movies, by having him show up at the Barton farm instead of, or alongside, Fury. And then Coulson and his team could have piloted the Helicarrier. And likewise they could have done a full movie tie in in the show, which I'm assuming doesn't happen. It seems like Joss disavowed the show and honestly kind of sabotaged any chance at a proper tie in there. I only hope that the interconnectivity between the different mediums improves in the future. I have to assume that Civil War will factor heavily into season 4. And I'd love to see a tie in with the Netflix series' which may be more logistically manageable.
  13. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: To Kill a Mockingbird

    I've been binge watching a lot today. I saw the Well in full now. It wasn't an amazing episode, but it was less naff then I remembered. I think the problem is that my impression of the show would be that it would be more part of the film's storylines. The Well is supposed to be a Thor 2 tie in, but it doesn't really tie in at all. It's a complete coincidence that they face an asgardian threat just after cleaning up after Thor. I do wish they would bring in more minor comic characters. The last few episodes where pretty great with a few twists I didn't see coming like Micheal Peterson betraying SHIELD (I'm interested in where his character is going because I genuinely don't know), Project TAHITI is a lot more disturbing to learn about first hand, and Skye getting shot. That was a pretty good one because I thought I'd spoiled myself reading the netflix episode summaries. "Oh Coulson is on a quest to save Skye, she must get kidnapped." But nope, she's shot and on the verge of death. Think I'll let the cliffhanger stew until tomorrow.
  14. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: To Kill a Mockingbird

    I already know a lot of the twists unfortunately. For quite a while I'd only seen a few snippets of the Well and honestly it seemed so cheesy that I assumed I'd never get round to watching the whole show. So I just vaguely followed the show's developments from outside. Kind of regretting it now, but on the episode to episode level at least I have no idea what is going on. So I've been spoiled on: Ward being a Hydra spy. Project TAHITI Skye being Inhuman Victoria Hand dies. There's a character called Triplett? And they die? I'm not sure on this one so don't confirm it. Fitz gets brain damage. Simmons somehow ends up on another planet. Raina turns into a porcupine. But I've just got to frame my experience and excitement on figuring out how all that is going to happen. I mean I've got what? 50 more episodes to watch. Those spoilers don't exactly all fit together in one neat narrative so looking forward to the journey. As an aside, what do people reckon the chances are of a season 4? Season 3 is not over yet correct? But a quick wikipedia tells me ratings are rising but I don't know. I've always got the impression that the show has always been on dodgy ground but maybe that's wrong.
  15. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: To Kill a Mockingbird

    Episode 6 was pretty intense. The one where Simmons gets infected with the alien virus. Obviously she wasn't going to die, but still pretty tense, and finally starting to see some differentiation between Fitz and Simmons. And episode 7 is another Fitz centric episode apparently! I relate to Fitz on a spiritual level.  So far Melinda is the only member of the team that I've to really get to know. She just pops up occasionally and kills some bad guys. The show is trying to create mystique around her - what's her past, why was she initially against combat - , but actually they're just not giving her anything to do and the scenes she's in she shows pretty much no emotion so...she's the worst character so far.  I hope you guys don't mind me just rambling about episodes you've all seen years ago. Hopefully a new perspective is interesting.