Cat-Scratch wrote:The real problem with this show is that Whedon is trying to create as much as possible to own. New characters, organizations... until he stops using the Marvel stuff as a crutch to up hold the rest... this show is coasting on the Avengers fame.
Whedon Women could not save Firefly nor Dollhouse. I doubt they will here.
What he needs to do is drop trying to do his own show and calling it SHIELD and really do a SHIELD show. Use the characters. Use the groups.
I was wondering why he could not be using Bobbi Chase aka Mockingbird instead of Ming Na the cliche stiff. Why not Jimmy Woo as the ass kicking young field agent? The Contessa? The ton of SHIELD characters from the various series?
I'm not seeing how this is really playing with the Marvel U other then name dropping.
Now.. get Ming Na nekkid or dancing in a harem girl outfit along with the other babes so I can shut up. And more Lola.
This is kind of why Firefly lacked all fun for me until the Operative showed up in Serenity, because he was a fantastic foil to the crew. Buffy didn't get really going until she found Spike and Dru then Angel becoming Angelus. Angel? It showcased it's big bad the entire time with Wolfram and Hart.
That's what this show needs. It needs someone you hate so much, but love their antics. They need a Sark. A Scorpius. They need an engaging reoccurring villain stat.
Why Dollhouse floundered for me. They never got that villain you hated by secretly rooted for.