I've given thyis show several episodes now, and I've reached the conclusion that I just can't stand it. They really wanted to make a show different than a Spider-Man show. SHIELD holds too much of a role in a show titled "Ultimate Spider-Man." There are too many problems that are solved by SHIELD or by Spidey's SHIELD teammates instead of Spidey. And that Iron Spider shit...jesus. Of all the shit they could have pulled from the comics, and that was what they chose?
It's interesting that Iron Fist told Spidey that a man must choose his own path, when the whole point of the show is to shoehorn this SHIELD influence into his life.
I wonder that the episodes are being shown in the order they were intended, because we've gotten more character development from Spidey's teammates than from his own supporting characters. MJ is little more than a stand-in, and already seems to have much less importance to the show than that White Tiger chick.
I don't really care about the asides so much, even though they get out of hand. It's the concept of the show that fails to appeal. I hope they get a lot of action figure sales out of this, but I'm done with it.
"You must be proud, bold, pleasant, resolute,
And now and then stab, as occasion serves."
Edward II: Act 2 Scene 1, by Christopher Marlowe