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Ryan
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Episode discussion for: 01x01 | Pilot (Sep 24, 2013)

Any thoughts on this?

I caught the first ten minutes when it aired. It's up on Hulu + now, so I'll finish it tonight.
Message Posted On Wednesday, September 25th 2013 at 4:29 pm
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It's Mutant X, Heroes, and/or Alphas, with the Marvel brand name. And Joss Whedon trademark dialogue.
Message Posted On Wednesday, September 25th 2013 at 5:40 pm
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i liked mutant x until lauren lee smith was killed off , the new person had no personality
Message Posted On Wednesday, September 25th 2013 at 7:40 pm
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I missed this but was it any good? I'm wondering if its worth watching online.
Message Posted On Saturday, September 28th 2013 at 8:42 am
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^ it was good, am hoping great comes in the next ep
Message Posted On Saturday, September 28th 2013 at 7:25 pm
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Terribly wooden acting.
Message Posted On Saturday, September 28th 2013 at 11:05 pm
Calero

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Funny thing, I enjoyed the episode well enough. I just disliked every single character, and I mean every one of them.
Message Posted On Monday, September 30th 2013 at 12:16 am
zwixxx

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^even Agent Coulson ?!
Message Posted On Monday, September 30th 2013 at 1:08 pm
Calero

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lol, ok fair enough he was the one saving grace.
Message Posted On Monday, September 30th 2013 at 2:51 pm
Ryan
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I'll keep watching because I love everything Marvel has been doing. To be fair it was better than most of the other crap on TV.
Message Posted On Monday, September 30th 2013 at 2:57 pm
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On Monday, September 30th 2013 2:51 pm, Calero wrote:
lol, ok fair enough he was the one saving grace.



While not hating the characters I didn't find myself wowing over any of them, apart from Coulson of course - all that "Don't touch LoLa", "one of the bulbs is out" and "don't ever tell me something is impossible", love all that. I concluded that this series would be one I'd rewatch to enjoy the dialogue interplay rather than anything plot wise (if that makes sense - like Elementary, love all the sparing between H+W, the crime that week being almost irrelevant, could watch the two of them stuck in a room for 40mins )

But I'm definately open to changing me mind after ep2 - like I did with Heroes whose first ep I really didn't like.
Message Posted On Monday, September 30th 2013 at 6:48 pm
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My thing is at heart i'm a character person. While I do enjoy Whedon's trademark "snappy" dialogue, I would enjoy it alot more if each character wasn't five different stereotypes shoved into one.

Not that I absolutely need an encyclopedic knowledge of each characters life to enjoy them, one of the best series i've seen in years is "the booth at the end". Which was just two people sitting in a diner talking, I loved every second of it.

It could be they were just trying to get the introductions out of the way and will tone down as time goes on. Or they could just make it a typical procedural cop show with a baddie of the week and lots of wisecracks, which as a lifelong marvel fan would break my heart.
Message Posted On Tuesday, October 1st 2013 at 12:06 am
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Whedon's good with characters. Sure, everyone talks about the trademark Whedon snappy dialogue, but the reason people love him is that he's really good at building characters and humanizing people (superpowered and non) in extraordinary situations. It takes a while and you can't judge a series, especially a Joss Whedon one, by the pilot. Pilots are trying to give you a snappy entertaining introduction to a series. Sometimes it's the best episode of the series and it goes downhill and sometimes it's okay and gets much better. You gotta wait til they reveal where they're going. I tend to give Whedon the average, based on "Firefly," of six episodes to get to the overall point and story arc that he wants to tell. We can't be like the networks and negatively judge a series before it gets to tell you what it wants to tell you, especially not in the FIRST episode. That being said, the first ep was pretty entertaining, especially compared to other things on TV.
Message Posted On Tuesday, October 1st 2013 at 11:00 pm
zwixxx

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Quick question - why no blonds or redheads on the team ?
Message Posted On Wednesday, October 2nd 2013 at 3:56 am
Calero

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After watching the second episode, I withdraw all reservations about the overall quality of the series. Though I don't think i'm ever going to get used to fitzsimmons. One at a time is ok but when they're both going at once, it's not easy catch all of the quips.
Message Posted On Wednesday, October 2nd 2013 at 9:50 am

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