Caught up on the latest AGENTS OF SHIELD
And it was.
It still isn't actually GOOD, but it was better. If this is their "A" game, well, I'm not sure what the "then" of that phrase is, but it's not encouraging. There was an entire scene with Skye and Ward in which I was able to speak most of the lines along with them -- "I hate this, what can we do?" "We wait." "I feel so helpless." Blah Blah Blah exactly like every other time two characters in anything have ever had that scene, and the only lines I missed were because they actually went with the MOST trite lines, rather than do something even a LITTLE different, and I'm used to even people who do that particular trite scene at least slotting in ONE original phrasing.
This, right here, is EXACTLY the same blog post as everybody else is writing, as if we're copying and pasting from each other. We're not, though. It's just actually THAT obvious. And let me go on with the same blog post that everyone else is writing.
I couldn't help but thinking about SLEEPY HOLLOW, which would have taken that whole ninety second scene, or however long it was (it felt longer), and done it with Nicole Baharie and Tom Mison glancing at one another with A Look, and covered it, because, well we already KNOW that's what they're thinking, so they would just do, "This look means that we are covering the ground of Standard Scene 28A. If we were going to do something different, we'd have THAT scene, but we're not, and we really can't AFFORD to waste ninety seconds on doing the Exact Same Scene That You Already Know, because we have Stuff To Do."