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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is the first TV show I've watched as it aired (as opposed to waiting for the DVD) since Babylon 5.

It's fun, and not terribly sexist, and I especially enjoy the moments where it takes tropes and subverts them, and I like the character of Coulson a lot.

But I'm a bit sad that it's so predictable that after only 3 episodes it's possible to create a drinking game out of it.



Feel free to add to it.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Drinking Game
Version 1.0 after 3 episodes

Take a drink every time:
  • Fitz and Simmons are being comic relief
  • Fitz and Simmons are using technobabble
    • Bonus drink: someone tells them to use English
  • May whines about being in combat
  • Ward has a problem with authority
  • Ward argues with Coulson about Skye
  • Skye and Ward are frenemies
  • It's telegraphed that Skye and Ward have sexual tension2
  • We wonder about Skye's true loyalties
    • Bonus drink: Skye's political beliefs shift mid-sentence2
  • Too much cleavage, or boob references
  • Ward beats someone up
  • Coulson beats someone up
  • Someone makes a reference to Coulson having died
  • The bad guy or the bad guy's henchmen are people of colour.2
Finish your drink:
  • If the phrase "It's a magical place" is said in reference to Tahiti.1
  • When Lola flies, because that doesn't happen nearly enough.2

1. via [personal profile] autographedcat
2. via [personal profile] sabotabby

Date: 14 Oct 2013 02:48 pm (UTC)
outlier_lynn: (Default)
From: [personal profile] outlier_lynn
I got a bit excited when I say Joss Whedon's name on it. Then I looked at the wikipedia page. Joss wrote and directed the pilot then disappears. The pilot did well at CommiCon and even better when it aired.

Then with each of the next aired episodes, the ratings have dropped.

I want to believe it is tanking because Joss is no longer actively involved in writing/directing.

Date: 12 Oct 2013 07:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tylik.livejournal.com
But is Coulson a clone?

Date: 12 Oct 2013 09:10 pm (UTC)
kshandra: A purple Koosh ball (the latex pompom balls that were popularized in the early 90s by Rosie O'Donnell) (kthxbai)
From: [personal profile] kshandra
No one has explicitly said that he's an LMD yet, though that is the leading fannish theory.

Date: 13 Oct 2013 01:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] autographedcat.livejournal.com
IF the phrase "It's a magical place" is said in reference to Tahiti, finish your drink.

Date: 14 Oct 2013 12:52 am (UTC)
sabotabby: raccoon anarchy symbol (champagne anarchist)
From: [personal profile] sabotabby
Every time the bad guy or the bad guy's henchmen are people of colour.
Every time Skye's political believes shift mid-sentence.
Every time it's telegraphed that Skye and Ward have sexual tension.

Finish your glass when Lola flies, because that doesn't happen nearly enough.

Date: 14 Oct 2013 02:17 am (UTC)
sabotabby: raccoon anarchy symbol (lol internets)
From: [personal profile] sabotabby
Of course!

Date: 14 Oct 2013 03:37 am (UTC)
sabotabby: raccoon anarchy symbol (champagne anarchist)
From: [personal profile] sabotabby
Definitely the correct way to watch it.

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