Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: May Flowers

I wonder when the creative team behind Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. realized they were badly in need of a course correction. After a pilot that glowed with promise, the series stumbled with a series of strangely discordant episodes. There was maddeningly generic "0-8-4," which felt like a lost episode of Burn Notice. There was the pulpy "The Asset," which introduced a comic-book supervillain who hasn't reared his electrified head since the episode's stinger. There was "Girl in the Flower Dress," which failed to make Skye's betrayal have any real emotional resonance, and failed to make Project Centipede an actual threat. Reviews were bad, ratings were dropping, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was looking like it would go down in history as a missed opportunity — an oddity that tried on a different hat every week because it could never figure out which hat suited it best.  Read More...


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