Finally an episode of SHIELD that is interesting as it deals with superhero abilities and superheros in a superhero world. It also kind of continues a previous story thread of a larger organization and finally gets a bit more personal. This grows my interest into the show not by a whole lot, as there is still a lot more the show has to be done and I sadly know that the next episode might return to its usual mediocre, impersonal and procedural type episodes.
Every new week a episode comes out Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and I wonder if any Marvel or Comic Book fanboys are happy with this show? Did they suddenly become procedural lovers and should they be content with future shows being of this sort? I think not to these questions and I also think that we have already enough procedural shows on TV and this show doesn't do anything particularly different to make it's existence any more significant.
With the third episode comes the show's first origin story for a super villain and one that is comic book related. Maybe not one of the most known villains, but it is something of note. Yet, with the introduction of one villain, the inclusion of small moments of character interaction and some comedic banter that is always being thrown around. Are audiences still thrilled that this show exists?
Sadly my problems with this show have come too early. As it's already committing the cardinal sins of all procedural action shows and continues to have many elements that are far too cheesy to have on TV for the year 2013. I know this show is about a team of spies in a superhero world, but this show was meant for adults and its shown at night. Not on a Saturday morning after the Disney Club. I don't think Marvel has understood just yet what kind of show they wanted to make, to which market they were targeting at and to what end the show will end up to.
The first Marvel TV Show is already a hit with it's first episode viewership being over 11 million American viewers. The question on most people's minds will be was it good? Is it a good sidekick to the movie franchise, does it hold up on its own and can it go against other rival comic book TV shows? The answers are yes, yes and for now not even close.