I've been waiting for this show ever since I saw the previews at my girlfriends. The Avengers is one of my favorite movies of all time, and I'm excited to see how Marvel handles a television show.
It's definitely an interesting proposition. And I do believe Joss Whedon will be overseeing it and worked on the pilot personally as well.
It's been a while since Marvel has done a live action TV show (Hulk anyone?) so yeah it will be amazing to see how they handle this one, especially seeing how DC has been hitting home runs with their recent TV shows such as Smallville and Arrow.
I am just glad it is not on the CW. I try to avoid that network like the plague.
I would have preferred it to be on cable but I'll take ABC over CW.
Really looking forward to it. Since we are reviewing it, maybe it'll get its own sub forum. Mods?
Why? I agree some shows on CW are pretty bad. But most of these DC shows are pretty awesome.
Even Supernatural is pretty good. And one thing I like about them is that they aren't in the habit of cancelling shows mid series.
The CW has it's pros and cons.
Pros are that they do give a series more of a shot than any other network, they've got great soundtracks for their series, they are working hard at building an audience and using tools like social media. However, they've been trying to build a stable audience for like 3 years now and it's just not really happening for them (ABC Family came in and basically beat them in ratings at their teenage dramedy thing).
Cons are that the budgets are less (seriously the green screen stuff on Ringer was just the worst), they are very fan driven so if you get a dedicated group of fans it can change the course of the series w/o the showrunner really agreeing to that vision and they get less respect (no CW show is ever getting an Emmy and it's very rare for them to even get Globe love).
I would have preferred cable because they have less restrictions and more freedom, which generally means darker stories (which I love). That being said, good TV can be made with network restrictions but you really need a showrunner who is both good at the business aspect of running a series and excellent at being a storyteller as well as a stable of really talented writers. I think because so much is riding on this for Marvel and Disney/ABC that they'll have smart writers, a strong story arc, people who are passionate about the story and wont bend to fan/shipper pressure, etc. Whedon has never been one to bend to what fans want, but I wont go on about that b/c I seriously can NOT be objective about Joss Whedon. He's not a god, he's just a man, but he's pretty much the best man in every room he's in. At least that's how it is in MY world.