SPOILER FREE REVIEW
I liked it.
Storytelling was a little clunky, but they had a lot to set up. I think future episodes will be smoother. Didn’t love all the casting choices. I’m to believe someone who looks like Chloe Bennet is the world’s greatest hacker and lives in a van? But whatever, it’s television. And really, it’s a show about super heroes, and I’m nit picking pretty people? Suspend thy disbelief, man!
Clark Gregg is awesome. He has all the best lines and it’s just nice to see him reprising the role. Every time he was on screen, I was happy. I think they could use less of the comic book speak. Things like “origin story” and the liberal use of “super hero” felt a bit forced. But most of it was clever and against type.
Nice start. I’d love for the show to really go deep into a world of superheroes and give us the kind of story telling you don’t find in 2 hour block busters. Hopefully they’ll work out the kinks soon and show us something we haven’t seen before.