Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. then … It was a bit… annoying. “Skye” is like a kid with a new toy, she thinks she’s in control and when she gets her own way, oh it’s all oh-so-sweet, but when the mouthy madam isn’t in control of a situation, annoyance is her special weapon.
Then you’ve got the useless twins who are supposed to be the ‘tech geeks’ I’m guessing, I took an almost instant dislike to the Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum act and can we please leave the hipster social commentary in The Newsroom?
Yeah, genius, we know it was “science” and not magic, did we really need that explaining? Then there was the part at the end where he said he would only shoot if he had to, so why did he shoot? That was the actual part which needed explaining, because I didn’t get it. He pops the guy in the head and that was a good thing?
First episodes are always a little tricky to get right since it’s all about introducing you to who’s who and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. did that well, but if the storyline is going to be the same every time, I think Alphas may have something to say about that. The only difference is, the people taking down the ‘super’ bad guys are normal people without any special powers of their own.
That means these guys really are just agents and it seems they go after the lesser, relatively unknown ‘super villians’ while the main guys (Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America, etc) stick to the big screen baddies. That’s not such a bad thing since it would require at least three times the budget to have the ‘A’ team (A for Avengers, gettit?!) doing their thing every week.
The thing that niggled me most is that the glowing until explosion thing had been done before in another show, the title of which eludes me right now, but apart from the annoying bits, it was actually not too bad. If the ‘geeks’ don’t fumble over each other in terms of physically and dialogue and “Skye” doesn’t become a self-absorbed bitch, it may just be worth watching!