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December 03 2013

A round-up of reviews for last week's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode. Vulture declared "If you were looking for a template for a top-tier Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode, "Repairs" would be a good place to start." TVOvermind said it was "overall a phenomenal episode". Though Den of Geek thought it was "cod-Fringe territory". Digital Spy gave it 4 stars out of 5 and SFX 3. IGN gave it 7.2. The Escapist praised the first office romance. 411Mania said the episode "would've been perfect for Halloween". Paste said "it's nice to know that while the storylines might not take us by surprise, these characters still can". And the Guardian blogger concluded with "that final, shy smile was worth a million bucks".

An interesting thing about AoS, to me at least, is that every episode seems better on the second viewing than on the first. I've had several eps that I kind of hated when I first watched them, only to watch again and decide that they really weren't that bad. I wonder why that is.

Even so, this remains my fifth-favorite Whedon show.
AndrewCrossett, interesting. That exact phenomenon may be why the reviews are always so stellar.
I think that this show moves a little slower
than any of the others and that there are fewer scene
changes. It's my theory that this has something to do
with the series being designed with a multitude of
foreign markets in mind.

I do know that when Fitz and Simmons are talking at
the same time I am grateful for closed captioning. I
think it possible that a slower pace would be
beneficial to someone who is trying to read the
captions but I can't prove it.

[ edited by JDL on 2013-12-03 21:21 ]
SHIELD apparently soars in the L7 ratings: link.
@bigsofty Sadly that L+7 article was highly misleading.
The reason there was a large percentage rise was that
the denominator, the L+SD number dropped 3 tenths from
the prior weeks rating while the numerator, DVR viewings
after the day of broadcast, only dropped 1 tenth.

This was for Nov 12th btw.

[ edited by JDL on 2013-12-04 04:24 ]
Funny for TVBTN to have such a headline, they tend to be more focused on the negative. I expect the next two L+7 to come out will show a nice big increase though given that the numbers released this week were for the lowest performing ep so far.
Huh, what about the AV Club? I mean they did hate this episode, which was possibly one of the best stories AoS've done IMO, but in general that site does very thorough analyses of the shows they opt to follow and it's all relatively well-reasoned.
That wasn't TVBTN's headline, that was ABC's press release.
"That wasn't TVBTN's headline"

Yes it was.
It was - ABC write the articles and subjects on press releases for ratings. TVBTN copy and paste 'em.

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