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jgsugden
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on: January 06, 2015, 05:39:31 PM

Agent Carter is starting tonight. The reviews seem to be more positive than the initial reviews for MAoS.  I'm curious how it will turn out.... and how it will play in to all of the other stuff going on. 

Atwell has filmed stuff for 5 movies (Cap I and II, Avengers I and II, Ant-man - not all used), a one shot, multiple episodes of MAoS... she is getting to be pretty prolific in the Marvel Universe. 

I miss Good Eats.  *Sniff*
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Reply #1 on: January 06, 2015, 07:36:02 PM

I don't have very high hopes for this one, but that's mainly due to me not liking the time period it's set in.  Cap I was by far my least favorite of the Marvel produced movies, and Agent Carter looks to be set directly after that.  The only movies I've ever liked set in the '40s are movies actually made in the '40s, but that's just personal preference.
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Reply #2 on: January 06, 2015, 09:40:19 PM

I don't hate it, I don't love it either.

My initial verdict is, /shrug

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Reply #3 on: January 07, 2015, 01:01:43 AM

I like the supporting cast so far, so it may work out. Even has Dr. Venture in it.

Upon further thought though, my worry is that after two episodes, I really didn't care much about Agent Carter herself. Nothing about that character really draws me in.
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Reply #4 on: January 07, 2015, 10:13:36 AM

What did bother me was knowing the time period and not seeing a single person smoking throughout the entire show.  It was just a bit weird.

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Reply #5 on: January 13, 2015, 10:25:51 PM

This show isn't blowing my hair back, but it's solid entertainment.  Plus they calmed down the feminist stuff and even had a nasty surprise for Carter.
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Reply #6 on: January 14, 2015, 10:47:31 AM

I like the supporting cast so far, so it may work out. Even has Dr. Venture in it.

Was that the Stark scientist she and Jarvis went to in the first episode? Nope, it wasn't. THAT was Oleg from The Americans (I knew I recognized him).

James Urbaniak played Van Ert. I totally did not recognize his voice.

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Reply #7 on: January 28, 2015, 01:46:15 PM

I see a lot of familiar faces in this show - but I am not finding it must watch TV.   I'm disappointed so far.  I felt like the concept was a bit of a stretch to sell to audiences - and the execution was less than I'd hope.  It doesn't feel like part of the MCU - it feels like fan faction of the MCU that doesn't fit the established continuity's feel. 

I'll stick it out just to be completionist in my MCU watching, but I would clearly not continue watching if it were not the MCU.   

I have much higher hopes for the Netflix series.... I hope they match or exceed Arrow and Flash.


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Reply #8 on: January 28, 2015, 06:04:52 PM

I was totally hyped for this show and I find myself in the same boat. I don't feel like its being executed as well as it should be and I'm having a hard time drumming up interest to actually watch it every week.

Just as you said, if it wasn't part of the MCU, I would've dropped it entirely by now.

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Reply #9 on: January 28, 2015, 07:38:17 PM

I think it's an issue of budget and scope.  A really cool noir super science show was what people were expecting and the network budgets just don't allow for a stylized show in the way people would want.

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Reply #10 on: January 28, 2015, 08:30:31 PM

Sounds about right, yea.

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Reply #11 on: January 28, 2015, 08:41:20 PM

I tend to like period pieces so I am fine with the show so far.  It's been a lil hum drum but I hope it just picks up here towards the end.  I did like the last episode though better than the beginning ones.  I think the biggest issue is it's not as fun as SHIELD has become this season and it's definitely no Arrow or Flash.  I would still watch this over Gotham though. 
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Reply #12 on: January 29, 2015, 02:45:18 AM

This show is about what I expected but I didn't have very high hopes for it.  I agree it's still better than Gotham, though.

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Reply #13 on: January 29, 2015, 12:01:14 PM

I'm still enjoying it. It's not great but it doesn't suck. They might be letting the mystery stretch out a bit too long but I think Carter, Jarvis and Stark all work well together.

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Reply #14 on: January 29, 2015, 12:15:53 PM

Still enjoying this, a solid bit of entertainment along with a nice surprise or two.  I'll chime in as well and say it's better than Gotham, which I'm close to bailing on; Penguin can't hold it up alone.  Seriously, that actor needs more work. 

I like how the agents in AC aren't fucking stupid, they are right behind Carter.
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Reply #15 on: January 29, 2015, 03:28:34 PM

I loved that asshole agent got the bum to talk in like three seconds.

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Reply #16 on: January 29, 2015, 11:09:40 PM

You all catch the link to one of the Avengers in the last episode - all in the execution?

I miss Good Eats.  *Sniff*
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Reply #17 on: January 29, 2015, 11:49:01 PM

What?

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Reply #18 on: January 30, 2015, 08:23:20 AM

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Reply #19 on: January 30, 2015, 09:40:52 AM

It amazes me how much the styles of the era mess with my perception of people. I didn't recognize Lindsey Fonseca or Bridget Regan, both of whom I've watched considerably in other shows.

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Reply #20 on: January 30, 2015, 10:20:23 AM


I miss Good Eats.  *Sniff*
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Reply #21 on: February 12, 2015, 01:25:51 PM

AC was good, nice twist to the show.  This story, like Hayley Atwell, has legs! 
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Reply #22 on: February 12, 2015, 04:37:15 PM

AC was good, nice twist to the show.  This story, like Hayley Atwell, has legs! 
Gams.  She has gams.  It is the 40s after all.

I miss Good Eats.  *Sniff*
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Reply #23 on: February 16, 2015, 10:52:44 AM

I agree with Haemish.  It doesn't suck.  That's a lot at the moment.

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Reply #24 on: February 18, 2015, 03:26:05 PM

Well fuck.  I haven't been able to watch yet so I was going to let the shows build up on the DVR and then binge watch this weekend.  Except I fucked up and didn't set the DVR to keep all episodes, just the last 5 and since last night was #6 (well, 7 technically) that means the pilot/ep2 were dropped.  Now to see if I can find it on demand on DTV and watch.  Feel like such an idiot because the little bit that I have seen so far, I like.

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Reply #25 on: April 15, 2015, 07:34:36 PM

Just finished watching this after managing to acquire a copy (no-one's picked it up in the UK so not been shown.)  Loved it - although I will admit, I was majorly disappointed that the Russian doctor didn't say "Don't get uptight with me. Coz if you do, I'll have to give you a dose of medicine!"


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Reply #26 on: April 27, 2015, 02:34:21 PM

http://www.blastr.com/2015-4-27/when-fate-marvels-agent-carter-will-be-decided-and-it-looks-goodLooking like a potential renewal is possible, which surprises me... but only half as much as it surprises me that people would pay $60 for an autograph.  Are you friggin kidding me?

I miss Good Eats.  *Sniff*
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Reply #27 on: April 27, 2015, 06:15:41 PM

http://www.blastr.com/2015-4-27/when-fate-marvels-agent-carter-will-be-decided-and-it-looks-goodLooking like a potential renewal is possible, which surprises me... but only half as much as it surprises me that people would pay $60 for an autograph.  Are you friggin kidding me?

$60 bucks is high for Haley Atwell.  I don't think she's that big a star that she should be getting that.  On the other side I know other actors charge more.  Like Lucy Lawless charges like 85 bucks and Patrick Stewart charges 80.  At least according to this article:  http://www.mtv.com/news/1958800/autograph-prices-ny-comic-con/.
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Reply #28 on: April 27, 2015, 07:04:42 PM

I know they charge it, I can't believe that people are stupid enough to pay it. 

I miss Good Eats.  *Sniff*
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Reply #29 on: April 27, 2015, 07:08:08 PM

For 85 bucks Lucy Lawless better be signing my penis.
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Reply #30 on: April 28, 2015, 12:00:55 PM

^ So much this. ^

But then I've never gotten the huge attraction to autographs. Penis signing, however, I'm down with as long as the pen is a soft tip.  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

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Reply #31 on: April 28, 2015, 12:05:11 PM

Obligatory "well, if they can write a name on a grain of rice, I guess she might be able to sign that for you" joke.

I miss Good Eats.  *Sniff*
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Reply #32 on: April 29, 2015, 06:08:53 PM


Tuned in, immediately get to watch cringey Ubisoft talking head offering her deepest sympathies to the families impacted by the Orlando shooting while flanked by a man in a giraffe suit and some sort of "horrifically garish neon costumes through the ages" exhibit or something.  We need to stop this fucking planet right now and sort some shit out. -Kail
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Reply #33 on: April 29, 2015, 08:19:19 PM

Only in the beginning.  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

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Reply #34 on: April 29, 2015, 10:24:52 PM

So it was hard in the end?

I miss Good Eats.  *Sniff*
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