Well, That Was Dumb

I have a series recording set on my DVR for Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The show didn't air this week; instead a special about the Marvel Universe was on. You know, it talked about setting up Marvel Studios and mining the up-to-then untapped characters, like Iron Man, so they could make movies about them. And then how they pulled it all together, and how the TV show got looped in, and the forthcoming movies. All that.

I don't know all this because of my DVR. Here's where the dumb comes in: For whatever reason, they didn't set this special to record as an episode of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Now I know you're going to say, "That's because it wasn't an episode of S.H.I.E.L.D." But—and I'm just stretching here—I don't think it's beyond the realm of possibility that people who do watch S.H.I.E.L.D. might want to see the special. And if the special was hoping even just a little bit to get viewers more invested in the television series (which has fluctuating ratings) by tapping into their love of the movies, well, it needed to land on DVRs. Which it didn't. (At least, not on my Comcast/Xfinity DVR. I don't know how it worked for others.)

Since I knew about the special and had anticipated that my DVR would record it, when I found it hadn't I went to my On Demand and found it . . . Under Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.


As for the special itself? It wasn't all that special. It was long and came across more like an infomercial. So I guess I hadn't really missed anything after all.

But, hey, for those still watching, S.H.I.E.L.D.'s season finale has been set for May 13.

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