Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. struck me as somewhat amateurish. The stories are good, the acting is good so what else could be the problem? I’ve finally figured out what’s wrong. It’s the direction and the music. Transitions between scenes sometimes seem slow and totally unconvincing, like an after thought. The music also sounds corny, like it belongs in a children’s cartoon with toy guns. It’s almost reminds me of children’s play acting. The wrong music can really spoil a production. This is truly difficult to verbalize. I watch Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. regulary because it’s a good series that needs better direction. If how to rid the show of it’s hesitant transitions and overall corniness, plus use better music, it would be an instant hit. The S.H.I.E.L.D. team is dedicated to finding and helping individuals with extraordinary powers while protecting the world from the super powers of those gone bad. The main team consist of 2 scienctist (Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons), 1 highly skilled fighter agent (Grant Ward), an action super star fighter with powers we haven’t yet seen (Ming-Na), a super hacker, computer and communications expert (Skye), and a highly dedicated S.H.I.E.L.D. leader (Phil Caulson). The team lives on a plane that has everything one could want to do their job. Each week the S.H.I.E.L.D. team goes out on missions saving the world. I think as time goes on, Agents of SHIELD will get better. One can only hope. Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs on ABC.
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Tagged caulson, fitz, grant, marvel agents of shield, ming-na, powers, simmons, skye, super, team, world
I didn’t think this series would last. The lights went out along with all power. In other words, the world went back to fire and labor intensive task like walking. Just image what this ever advancing technical universe would be like without the discoveries of the last 100 years. In some ways, we would be better off and in most other ways, we would be screwed.
I was curious about the direction of Revolution. What in the world would cause such a catastrophe? As the series progresses, more and more is explained but still no real explanation as to the how. On the way to the knowledge we all have been waiting for, many beloved cast member have perished and many situations that make for exciting viewing are revealed. It’s interesting to see what man will do for power. In this series, we are pretty close to Anarchy. The biggest power group was lead by Sebastian Monroe alone with his best friend, Miles Matheson, played by David Lyons and Billy Burke, respectively. Through the seasons, that power group has been dissolved which means new groups have emerged. The hope was to regain power but that failed to do the trick, so off went the lights, again. New issues have surfaced leaving us to interpret what a Nano does and what the future will hold. There’s no end to the direction of Revolution. It has gotten increasingly better over the seasons. Check this one out — I think it’s a keeper. The cast is huge and the stories are well acted and well told. Revolution is currently airing on NBC.
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Tagged anarchy, billy burke, catastrophe, david lyons, lights, miles matheson, power, revolution, sebastian monroe, world