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Wednesday, October 9, 2013



REVIEW: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - "The Asset"


Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – “The Asset” – Review



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“Now we’re getting somewhere” is all I had to say after last night’s episode. The show is definitely finding its way and bringing in a known villain from the comics into the Marvel Cinematic Universe was a good step in the right direction.

This week, the team responds to a kidnapping of an S.H.I.E.L.D. Scientist named Dr. Franklin Hall who clearly has his own agenda with the villainous Peter Quinn.

This episode shows that the show is still growing and but again “needs improvement”. The character development for Skye was (in my opinion) the most interesting thing about the episode. The whole “Franklin Hall” of it all was also a great addition to the episode and Ian Hart gave a great performance, it was almost similar to J August Richards in the pilot episode.

The one thing that made me happy was “finally” the dumbing down of the Fitz/Simmons dialogue. It was more relaxing hearing them speak on our level which did lead to them having some “okay” lines. Keep it up, writers!

Even though Agent Melinda May didn’t have much to do in this episode, it’s making me excited for her character in upcoming episodes. In these past episodes she has been a shadow for the team, but after last night’s episode there is a glimmer of hope for her.  

For the past three episodes I’ve had nothing to say about Grant Ward because I didn’t see anything interesting about him, but after last night he kinda peaked my interest. Hearing about his backstory with his brothers showed that he wasn’t just a hot head agent but a scarred individual. Also, I don’t mind the romantic chemistry with Skye and Ward, just don’t let the show get caught up in it, and that goes the same for Coulson and May.

I get that this is a show that follows “The Avengers”, but seriously tone down the references just a tad. That was a major issue that needed to be addressed. Coulson having to address that he saw action with the Avengers was just so out of place and stupid. The only way this show can find its own legs is by letting the story come fresh from the writers or the comics.

The third episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D was definitely an improvement from last week’s episode and is on the right track to becoming more engaging. Even though there is still need for improvement, the show stays interesting…

I give this episode an 85/100

Check out the promo for next week below.


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