Good morning true believers! I’m sure since you’re reading this post that like me, you caught the season premiere of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I personally was not sure if I was going to be able to catch it just because it monsooned out here in the DC Area and the satellite signal was out for a good chunk of the night. But thankfully it cleared up so that I could catch it. If you haven’t watched it yet, and still plan on it, stop reading now and you can watch it on Hulu.
Now if you were following last season, you know that a lot of sh*t went down in the season finale. Most of the people you wanted to see die, did along with some people you didn’t care about. Now we pick up a few months after and Skye, who now goes by Daisy, has seemingly adjusted to her new role as “recruiter/extractor/Inhuman Wrangler” and pretty much has full control of her powers now. Colson has got a nifty new glowy hand, Fitz has gone all “Man on Fire” with Simmon’s disappearance, May is MIA on vacation, and everyone else is just trying to recover still.
Last week, Marvel did release the first few minutes of last night’s episode and it was pretty intense (well in reference to Agents, it was intense). and it seems the character, Joe, from that scene isn’t going to be a throw away character. He wasn’t the only newb to show their face for the first time in the MCU, we’ve got a new organization showing up headed by my Favorite studio head from Entourage, Ms. Dana Gordon herself Constance Zimmer, in all her bitchy cougar glory. For some reason her lead henchmen was the Russian gangster from Limitless. Don’t really know where she stands. we know that she is not Hydra, but she’s a ghost. We also saw the return of Lincoln, which given his demeanor, I think we could have without. The biggest surprise for me was them bringing back the President from Iron Man 3. Granted it was a brief Cameo in news reports but, I thought that was cool.
I enjoy the fact that Age of Ultron has had an effect on the AoS, though it’s really nothing different than what marvel has done in the past since building out the MCU. but I can’t shake this feeling of Marvel trying to do X-Men without the X-Men. That is what the beginning of this season feels like to me. Hopefully it’s just my imagination. It does feel like that they are trying to lay some groundwork for Civil War. And I can easily see that being the case. I will say that Heroes Reborn needs to step up, because though I did enjoy their premiere, it felt like they were trying to do the same type of story as AoS was planning on doing except based in their universe. I hope that AoS can keep up the pace they’ve set because I think this could be a great season if they do. I also hope that this season the competition from other shows like Heroes Reborn and Supergirl will push Marvel to make some great entertainment. There will be a lot of comic related properties on TV this fall. Now if only they’d bring back Constantine (and Almost Human, although that one isn’t a comic just a great show)