It’s hard to think of a recent show that was more highly anticipated than Agents of SHIELD. Marvel! Coulson! He lives! Full disclosure: I don’t watch the show. But, being the in the profession I’m in, cultural osmosis has given me what I think is an accurate impression of the general reaction to the show: It’s generic. It’s slow. Coulson’s the only interesting character. There’s potential, but it doesn’t live up to it. Did I come close?
Showrunners Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen have heard your complaints, and in an interview with Comic Book Resources they responded to them.
“Overall the response has been positive,” said Whedon, “But there was also a lot of anticipation for this show and inevitably, not everyone got what they wanted.” In response to the criticism that Agents of SHIELD doesn’t feel like a “Marvel” show—which I’m guessing ties in with the complaint that it comes across a generic procedural?—Whedon had this to say:
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