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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?
Friends, fannish Q for you:  Is Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. worth watching? I caught the first one or two eps when they first aired and felt meh about them, but I DVR'd the rest of the season because, well, it's JOSS. Should I catch up? I know there's no right answer to this question. Hit me with your thoughts, please.

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Ditto for me too. I think it was a case of over-hype. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but whatever it was, I didn't get it. So I only lasted a few eps too.

I'm not sure what I was expecting, but whatever it was, I didn't get it.

Yes, exactly this!

:( I wanted to love it, too, because of Joss. Maybe at some point I'll try a few more eps. Thanks for weighing in.

i personally love it.. it took a while to pick up but now i genuinely enjoy and look forward to it...

That is good to know. Perhaps I'll try a few more eps at some point. Tx for sharing your opinion.

I do watch the show. I've watched from the beginning, with only about half an eye on the actual show at the start. It was slow, I didn't care for Skye, I wanted more J. August Richards. I didn't want to give up on it because it's JOSS, and I love Coulson and May. It took about 5 episodes to fully bring me in. It's just gotten better and better from there. I do hope it continues to grow and find its footing. I love the current Marvel Universe and I don't want to miss out on any of that.

I can definitely see not wanting to commit to the show, especially if you've got better things to do.

This is very helpful, D., knowing that it took about 5 eps to suck you in. Maybe I'll put in the time at some point. I want to like it because of Joss -- and because I love superhero stories. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

of the episodes that I remember to watch, I like it. I just forget to watch. That's not anything against the show because I forget about shows I've been watching 4+years

Good to know. Thanks for telling me what you think of the show.

I gave up on it after a handful of episodes, but I've heard it's gotten better so I may give it another chance. I usually love everything Joss-related, but this one just didn't grab me. Maybe it will now though, kinda like how Parks & Rec started out slow in the first season & has just gotten continuously better since then.

Huh. You know, Parks & Rec is another where I think I've seen the odd early ep or two and then never returned. You say it got much better?

WAY better. Just skip the first season entirely. The second season is where it gradually started getting its footing, and it's just been improving ever since. Two actors are leaving the show right now though, so I'm not sure how that might change it going forward. But everything since season 2 is definitely worth checking out. If you want to watch one episode to test it out before committing to a marathon, I recommend "The Fight" in the 3rd season. And here's a few funny clips to give you a preview: Treat yo' self!

I gave up on it after 2 episodes. Just seemed very meh. I watch "Arrow" for my superhero fix. Now that show is a lot of fun.

Yes, Arrow IS a lot of fun. Totally wasn't expecting to love it as much as I do.

If I had to pick just one superhero show to watch, it would be Arrow.

If I had to pick just one superhero show to watch, it would be Arrow.

I need to catch up on Arrow, but I do enjoy it. Fun show. Thanks for the reminder, D.!

Ooooh, I love me some Arrow. Thanks for the reminder that I need to catch up on a whole lot of eps!

I've watched all of the eps so far and I'm very meh about it. I'm like everyone else and wanted to love it because it was Joss but it didn't grab me at all. I also don't care for Skye's character. Anyway I download and watch it with my kids because they watch it, but I would have quit long ago if not for that fact.

I keep hearing Arrow is good. I should probably check that one out.

I've never been into superhero stories but thought I'd give it a watch because of Joss. 3-4 episodes in I just couldn't be bothered with it anymore.

This is the best summary of the series so far that I've found and it highlights all the reasons I stopped watching. It's quite insightful and should give you a really good idea of what to expect provided you don't mind a minor spoiler or two.


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