AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. 1.1: “Pilot”

CHLOE BENNET, CLARK GREGGI can best sum up my feeling about AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. by saying that I really wanted to like it more than I did. And I did enjoy it; I just didn’t love it. Even though I wanted to love it.

It felt like the show was coasting too much on Executive Producer Joss Whedon’s reputation and its association with last year’s blockbuster The Avengers movie. I got the sense that the pilot was Joss slapping together a demo piece and telling the network, “This is just a placeholder; trust me, the real series will be great.” And, yes, the script was generously stocked with Whedonesque quips and Easter eggs, but I expected it all to be much more… well, polished.

As such, the pilot for AoS was pretty okay, but it demonstrated nothing close to its potential. It felt a bit like one of the characters, Grant Ward — shiny and a bit smug, and not as charming as it thinks it is.
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Inking Bad

When it comes to BREAKING BAD, (almost) everyone’s a fan, and when you’re noted good-girl comics artist J. Scott Campbell, you can show your love for the show with pen and ink on Twitter!

No, Mr. Campbell did not turn Walter White and pals into his trademark voluptuous comics vixens — instead, he distilled the essences of several favorite male characters into illustrations with serious attitude!

BREAKING BAD ends its run this Sunday, so soon all we will have will be fan tributes like this.