If you stopped watching Agents of SHIELD, Clark Gregg kind of hates you

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The supremely affable Clark Gregg, star of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series, appears to be testing his affability. In an interview which he almost certainly already regrets, Gregg called those who have stopped watching the slow-burning show "losers."


Here's the quote from his interview with The Salt Lake Tribune:

If you've given up on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," Clark Gregg has pretty much given up on you. Even if you're a self-identified geek.

"Those aren't geeks. Those are losers," the man who plays Agent Coulson said on the set of his show, somewhere in Los Angeles.

I imagine Gregg realized the potential gaff almost immediately, although the interview put this qualification at the very end:

"I guess I don't mean to say that people who have been frustrated by that discovery period are necessarily losers," he said. "I just think they should be, perhaps, a little more patient."

Sounds like Gregg is more than a little frustrated himself. One the one hand, the show does have Sif, Deathlok, and Bill Paxton coming up, and clearly the Clairvoyant and Centipede stuff is building to something. On the other hand, even if Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is heating up, we've still been on an extremely slow burn.

[Via Blastr]




I'm with Gregg on this, even if his words were poorly chosen. Shows with complex fictional universes and casts larger than one or two main characters tend to spend most of the 1st season establishing their world, and it tends to not be mind-blowingly awesome television. So many alleged nerds are sooooo done with this show, and they apparently never watched the 1st seasons of any Star Trek show, Farscape, Babylon 5, Buffy or Angel, to name a few, all of which had mediocre to barely watchable 1st seasons and are now revered as great sci-fi/fantasy shows.