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Friday, 4 October 2013

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 0-8-4


Even ignoring the pretty shoddy CGI in the opening scene, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. remains terribly frustrating.

Given it's subject matter it should/could be all my all-time favourite show, but it's not quite there yet.

As with the Pilot, the script for 0-8-4 managed to namecheck - or reference - every aspect of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, from Captain America and Hydra, through Thor's hammer and Gamma radiation to Tony Stark's "consultant" status with S.H.I.E.L.D., simultaneously embedding us firmly in the MU and reminding us what the show is missing.

Strip away the comic book set dressing and the technobabble and the plot of 0-8-4 could have come from an old episode of The A-Team with its Peruvian rebels, militia and unexpected betrayals, with a smattering of The X-Files to account for the 'alien artifact'.

The team head to South America to investigate an unknown artifact found during an archeological dig, but their retrieval gets a bit messy when local troops, led by an old flame of Coulson's Camilla Reyes (Leonor Varela), arrive - closely followed by a band of gun-totin' rebels.

The S.H.I.E.L.D. agents escape with the mysterious device (which turns out to be old Hydra tech, fuelled by Tesseract energy), taking to the air with Reyes and her men along for the ride.

However, events take an unplanned turn and it's up to Coulson's newly-formed team to recapture their plane before something truly disastrous happens.

There was a lot to enjoy in 0-8-4: we're getting to see Coulson's team start to gel as the characters take shape (and I'm pretty sure I'm developing a crush on Ming-Na Wen's Melinda 'The Cavalry' May), the gadgets and the team banter are great - even if the device Agent Grant used to take out the rebels has been seen before... in the hands of Simon Tam in Serenity (Joss Whedon's movie sequel to Firefly).

There was a slew of nice little touches along the way, particularly Coulson's collection of memorabilia and the fact that we got a glimpse of his backstory and love life (which I was slightly surprised by because - not that it matters - I thought I'd read somewhere that the character was gay).

And once again, the episode ended with a great moment of fan-service: this time the not-so-surprise cameo by Samuel L Jackson as S.H.I.E.L.D. supremo Nick Fury. But how long can the producers keep shoring up the show with these money shots?

Thematically 0-8-4 simply felt like an extension of the Pilot, getting the team together, but Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has still to really show us what makes it better than a rehash of The X-Files or Heroes that just happens to take place in the Marvel Universe.

To be blunt, we want to see costumed heroes or villains with extraordinary (ie. comic book) superpowers.

8 comments:

  1. I think Whedon is pulling a Henry IV Part I and starting the series with clunkiness and fits, hoping to wow us later when it transforms into the uber-show.

    Or perhaps the restrictions put on him by Marvel aren't letting him let loose. I'm enjoying it enough, and the dialog has some good moments.

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    1. I feel bad for being critical, but I critique from the point of view of someone who wants to this show, but is frustrated that it just isn't (yet) reaching its potential.

      The Whedon influence has guaranteed there's still a lot to enjoy, but I'm waiting for that 'breakout' episode...

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  2. We binged on the first two today while my son was home sick. I think you raise some good points. I so WANT to like it. It is that WANT that will carry me to the breakout episode...provided it happens in Season 1!

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    1. There's no chance of me going going anywhere. After all, this is S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel Comics etc and it is very well made, the characters are growing me and, hey, Phil Coulson!

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  3. I'm a little unclear here - WHY does it need to be more of a rehash of X-Files or Heroes set in the Marvel Universe? If 5 years ago, somebody had told you that there was going to be an X-files in the Marvel universe show, you'd have been overjoyed. Are you looking for an hour of The Avengers each week?

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    1. Of course not. I'm not that naïve. But I think if your show gives you the keys to the Marvel universe toy cupboard you're expected to play with some of those toys.

      There have been many excellent shows revolving around "people with powers", so how does S.H.I.E.L.D. make itself stand out from the crowd? Throw in some Marvel costumes for starters. I don't think it's asking much.

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  4. I must admit I have found the show to be a little too self serving. there are to many lingering shots of the team looking satisified with their efforts. That shot of them all watching the rocket was just corny...

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    1. I'm hoping there'll be some pay-off of The Slingshot later in the series... or it might even tie in to one of the movies at some point.

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