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Reply #1540 on: September 08, 2017, 11:35:06 AM

Well, just about all the SHIELD agents created for the series and the MCU have appeared in the comics after the series started - Coulsen, Fitz, Simmons, Hunter, and they even have a Deathlok that isn't the same but is close. There really haven't been a lot of memorable SHIELD agents in the comics.

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Reply #1541 on: September 08, 2017, 03:12:37 PM

I don't think they were ever trying to adapt what SHIELD was as a comic into a TV series. SHIELD's function in the MCU is slightly different in that for Phase 1 at least they're the only ones who know the bigger picture when it comes to people with super powers. The TV series allowed them to use the only recognizable recurring character in the MCU, and structurally the show started off as not being that much different from a lot of other stuff on TV, just with the central conceit being that it took place in a world with super powers, aliens, and dangerous artifacts.

The main issue with the series is that they spent most of the first season playing up the clichéd nature of the show and Ward in particular before doing the big reveal. It made the first season much better in hindsight but that didn't matter to large number of viewers that had already given up on the show. Combine that with a lack of interaction with the movies, overly long story arcs (until they started breaking things up into shorter arcs last season), and then just the natural attrition almost every series goes through and ratings have dropped off to a dismal level. The closest they've come to trying to attract new viewers was introducing Ghost Rider last season, but in four seasons they've pretty firmly established that MAOS doesn't matter to the movies or even the Netflix shows and that any guest stars they get are characters deemed so unimportant that they aren't going to get used anywhere else.
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Reply #1542 on: September 08, 2017, 04:11:23 PM

There have been hundreds of named agents that had short bursts of being interesting before disappearing into obscurity.  It was why I was shocked not to see those names used for the agents in the pilot, but instead see new agents.

Regardless, since the Winter Soldier tie-in ended, pretty much everything has felt like collections of fan fiction to me.  They need to get serious about bringing the movies and TV shows together a bit in the post Infinity War era if they want to get past that problem.  I want to see movie (Spider-man/Avengers) NY, Netflix (for now) NY and Cloak and Dagger NY all align so that they seem like the same place.  I want to see Black Widow and Hawkeye show a glimmer of interest in SHIELD, their former employer where many people they know worked. 

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Reply #1543 on: September 09, 2017, 11:57:02 AM

My view is they need to stop worrying about crossover and keep the show good in its own right.

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Reply #1544 on: October 07, 2017, 08:02:42 PM

December 1 return.

I wonder if they tie this season, at all, to Thor:Ragnarock.
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