Wednesday, March 05, 2014

I So Want To Like Agents of SHIELD But It's Not Letting Me

Film Critic Hulk writes really great essays that are way too long and in hard to read ALL CAPS, but they're really great. My love of comics and the Marvel universe has me stuck watching Agents of Shield. Josh Whedon usually gets this stuff right, but I think the show runners need to immediately read these two HULK essays: THE AGE OF THE CONVOLUTED BLOCKBUSTER and THE IMPORTANCE OF DRAMATIZING CHARACTER.

Making the backstories of all your characters be mysteries to the audience (and to each other and even themselves) undermines our reason to care about what happens to them.

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