S.H.I.E.L.D. producer explains why the show is off to a kinda slow start

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Oct 15, 2013

Marvel’s small-screen extension Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has gotten off to a rocking start in the ratings, but some fans have been a little disappointed that the story isn’t moving a little faster. Apparently there’s a reason for that. 

Series executive producer Jeph Loeb says the first few episodes were meant to feel a little redundant — almost like a handful of pilot episodes strung together, with the team still getting to know each other — to help get the audience acquainted with the concept.

But now that the series has both feet on the ground and the direction established, Loeb promises the action will start moving a lot faster soon. Here’s what he told TV Line:

“Certainly the second episode was intended to be very much like ‘The Pilot, Part 2,’ because it was really the first time [the characters] could all work together and see who they are. Very much in the same kind of way that the audience is getting to know these characters, these characters are getting to know each other as well. That is the mission.

I think the show is absolutely getting better as we go — and we hope the audience feels that way as well,” he continues. “We’ve absolutely found the show; the idea is to keep watching. It’s very much like a roller coaster. You’ve got to go up the hill before you start coming down the hill at 100 miles-per-hour.”

It’s common for a show to take a few episodes before it gets really good, and it’s even more common for a Joss Whedon series (note: except for Firefly). But if S.H.I.E.L.D. follow’s Whedon’s usual curve, this one should be firing on all cylinders by the time the back half of season one comes around.

Fingers crossed. What do you think? Have you been digging Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?

(Via TV Line)

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