SHIELD: may

Reactions to assorted season premieres


The end of season one was so suspenseful and amazing, and this was...not. I loved a ragtag band of misfits on the run with no resources. Some creepy mercenaries holed up with a fragmented team is significantly less fun to watch. Coulson is kind of creeping me out, and I didn't get much of the character development or team interaction I enjoyed in the latter parts of season one. Ward better be lying because he is way more entertaining as an unrepentant bad guy.

The only emotional resonance was the FitzSimmons arc, and I care about that enough to watch a couple more episodes. I hope they get back on their feet soon.



You know, I can't tell you with a straight face that Sleepy Hollow is a good show, but I can tell you for sure that it's fucking entertaining. The production values seem to have increased this season, so it's gotten less cheesy-looking, and Ichabod has gotten even more attractive (even though I didn't know such a thing was even possible).

Watching Abbie and Ichabod live out some action movie/horror movie fantasy of gunning down the Headless Horseman was seriously my favorite thing in the whole episode. I'm sorry it was fake, but I also like knowing that's what Abbie's id came up with.

And all the scenes where they hugged each other after their long separation! Aw! So much feeling, and none of it seems sexual. How much do I love friendship stories? I think friendships are just as deep and resonant and interesting as romantic relationships, and it's so nice to see at least one television show thinks the same thing.


Oh hey, I found a comment fic meme! Come leave some prompts if you want. I'm going to try and write a couple stories so I can say I posted something in September.


The Anything But Song Lyrics Comment Ficathon


I really want to sign up for some holiday exchanges, but I don't know if I can. I looked at my debate schedule, and I'm working every other weekend of October, three weekends in a row in November, and also the first weekend in December. Half of those are out of town trips. I'm going to miss having a life outside of school...
I'm so not here for a Ward redemption story, ugh. Otherwise I, hmm. I didn't actively dislike the premiere, but it wasn't what I expected either. We'll see I guess.

The misleading intro to the Sleepy Hollow ep left me confused and grumpy, actually, so I was less into that, but the ep did improve after that and your angle of attributing it to Abby's ID speaks to me, lol. Still totally on crack though. XD
I doubt that Ward is getting a redemption story out of this. Of course he is going to lie. And Skye isn't falling for it again, either. My guess is that his way in is going to be Fitz. This episode was the lead-in to the season. It's all chaos as it should be after what went down in Winter Soldier (or the Black Widow Movie). Now they have the quinjet and thus stealth tech, which will get them back to ragtag bunch-a misfits :D What I really hope for is that Isabelle comes back. Lucy Lawless is too awesome for a one-off.

Oh Sleepy Hollow, I hate that it sucks so bad but at the same time, that entire cast and crew deserves to be employed

I'm not sure how I felt about the AoS premiere ... I liked bits and thought some of the story was less than engaging, but I'm hoping it was just a transition ep with lots of story line openings for them to build on. The FitzSimmons thing shocked me completely and was quite a gut punch. I am, like you, very interested in where that goes and if real Jemma returns (gosh, I hope so!) and Fitz's recovery. I liked how May and Skye seemed closer-- like real friends and partners in the field. I'll be interested in that relationship and it bodes well having two main female characters with a real working friendship. None of the female characters had strong friendships with other women last season, really.

Coulson was weird. Not sure where they're going with him. Or with Ward and his pseudo angelic attitude. But super intrigued by the teaser we got that he knows about Skye's father, because I'm interested in that storyline very much, though it will be hard to trust a word out of his mouth. I hope the writers don't try to make him "redeemed" by this sort of thing.

I totally thought of you while watching this ep! Mainly the part where Coulson was commiserating with May about flying coach. It was so similar to your story! I was delighted.