I have wanted to write about TV at about 1031 different times this year so far. With Breaking Bad being as good as it’s been, I need a place to write about that, but I dont. This is the MOVIE MOVIE podcast. Not Tv Tv. Anyway, the powers that be at ABC have greenlit a pilot based on S.H.I.E.L.D.
This is the right way to go. Because they are a giant,shadowy organization, the stories can happen all over the place and they can have other smaller characters from the Marvel U make appearances. The best news about all of this is that Joss Whedon will be writing the show, along with his brother Jed and possibly directing the pilot. Because we’ve already seen his vision of SHIELD in Avengers, it already feels like this project is closer to Buffy/Angel, than it is to Dollhouse. My only question is what do they do with Nick Fury and Maria Hill? Sam Jackson is too big for tv, Cobie Smulders is still finding out about how he met his mother, and Phil Coulson is dead.
I’m curious, but totally faithful.
I really can’t believe just how amazing every decision Marvel has made. We live at a time when there will be at least two marvel movies a year and a season of a marvel TV show. This is a great time to be a geek.