How did we get here? And better yet, where do we go from here?
SPOILERS FOR CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER AND AGENTS OF SHIELD
So, I was talking with Matt Bowman, the Novel Ninja, and he noted.
Matt: Agents finally woke up and realized "hey, we've had most of a season without real character growth. What up wit dat?"It then occurred to me that I should probably have an argument on the subject.
Me: I think it was "Hey, we can't do anything really because Cap2 is going to come in and step on us like Godzilla. Let's do NOTHING until Cap2 comes out. Hail Hydra" [Best use of Gary Schandling ever]
Matt: I need to write a blog post on it and then link to your argument on the subject.
Obviously, you know where parts of this is going. After an initial start that I felt was kinda positive, they had a steady downward slide, especially when compared to other shows. What was the excuse for Agents of SHIELD's piss poor performance?
"We didn't want to have a Marvel movie tie in series. It needed to build up to that."
And yet, nothing happened until last week's episode, which was a direct tie-in with the new Captain America film. Nothing. No character development, no character, nothing. The best episode before that? THE TIE-IN WITH THOR: THE DARK WORLD! The episode that happened the week after the DVD came out!
Ooooo, but this was the plllaaannnn.
No, Jeph Loeb, head of Marvel television, you don't get to pretend you had any idea what was going on. Chekov's gun says that you have to show a hint of a plot point before you can fire it, and you didn't show us anything aside from some crappy tinker toys. I have been told that they knew about Hydra since Day Two.