Originally posted by bubblesthechimpThis guy seems convinced that the big event that changed the marvel universe is being used as a crutch to move the plot forward and that they should find some other marvel universe stuff to fall back on.
I honestly thought that this was the whole point of the show. It's Item 47: The TV Series.
Maybe it'll branch into something more in the future, or certain episodes might do different things, but it has mostly been them dealing with ramifications of the BONY.
This is the big event in the Marvel Universe til they either get their shit together and do Galactus or Thanos. This for all intensive purposes is the beginning of the Marvel movies going from being individual stories to a universe. The attack on NY is a game changer for that world prior to that the biggest threat was the Devastator landing in New Mexico and Hydra. One was taken out without anyone knowing about it minus a few and the other was taken out when a good chunk of the people living in that universe weren't born. So, this is the moment that their world changed. Hell, if this happened in our world, it would be massive event that would cause massive ramifications.
Its like saying lets do a cop show after 9/11 in NY and not talk about 9/11 ever. You have to deal with the clean up. We still are dealing with 9/11, I expect Marvel to treat the same way. If they are complaining about the milk toast characters, well...I could go more on that, but I won't. Needless to say a few of them came a long way in this episode.
(edited by lotjx on 7.11.13 1948) The Wee Baby Sheamus.Twitter: @realjoecarfley its a bit more toned down there. A bit.
It's in the same timeslot as the highest-rated show on television. Also, I suspect SHIELD is one of those shows that has a notably higher rating once you factor in DVRs/online viewing/etc.
"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
I never watch this show in it's intended timeslot so I am definitely one of those that would get counted in the DVR/On Demand/Hulu ratings.
This is plain & simple mindless fun. I am enjoying every episode. I just suspend belief just like I did when I was reading the comic books as a kid. That and I liked Chloe when she was underutilized on Nashville.
(edited by dunkndollaz on 13.11.13 0755) I know my kids are trying to kill me
Just caught the end of the interview on O'Reilly, and at least for the part I saw, Colbert was fully in character. In fact, the whole thing played as if it was a skit, as O'Reilly wasn't really playing it straight either.