Many folks are wondering exactly what the hell is going on with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Some are loving it, some are hating on it, but most seem to fall somewhere in the middle. No matter who you are, however, you’re likely wishing that the show would provide a bit more. So what’s the deal? During the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour, none-other-than the entertainment president of ABC himself, Mr. Paul Lee, sat down and addressed a few of the questions that people may have. Scroll down to see what he had to say.
Regarding the questionable success of the ratings:
It was obviously disappointing that we started with a very high number and it came down. It took a little bit of time to find our sea legs, but now the show is really doing well. Creatively, we are loving what we’re seeing for the back nine.
As well as the perceived (relative) failure of the first half of season one:
I think the key to us was really starting to work closely with the studios, and really figure out with our showrunners and all the creative brains, how we could have a show that didn’t have Iron Man in it, but did have an incredible amount of the Marvel universe and an incredible amount of the mythology that went through there. We also took a little bit of time to get the balance between a procedural and an arc. I’m so proud of how they’ve now arced out the last nine episodes. But, that’s something that many shows do, as they go through that.
And regarding what we can expect from the show in the near future:
We can announce that Lady Sif is coming in, in Episode 15. We’re shooting it now, and that’s going to be absolutely integral to that hour of television. And then, there’s going to be this really cool arc to the end of the season. You’re going to find out who the Clairvoyant is, and it’s going to be very, very cool.
So what do the Nerd Readers think? A little more at ease after hearing what Lee had to say? Can Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pull the same trick as Arrow and turn something that began as mediocre into a show worthy of tuning in on-the-hour every week? Or have you given up completely by this point?
Thanks to ComicBookMovie for the heads-up.