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Gonna have to admit it... I put Season 1 of AoS on my Netflix queue, watched two episodes, and sent the disk back. Disk 2 will not be on my list.
The whole first season for me was worth it to see Coulson's breakdown on the doorstep of a secret base. "This HAS to mean something! It HAS to matter!" Sure, a lot of the characters are a little over-the-top super-spy schlock and sure, the first couple episodes were snoozers, but seeing Coulson suddenly lose it and become an everyman from time to time, especially in that scene makes it worth it for me.
Coulson is why I've always Made Mine Marvel (nuff said). Because Marvel is about regular people first, super second. What would happen if you took a real life nerd, age 15, with all the awkwardness and insecurity of adolesence coupled with the trauma of a broken childhood, and suddenly gave him the power to run up walls, leap rooftop to rooftop and throw cars? Well of COURSE he'd try to cash in on his powers and act like a brat! That is, until something terrible happened.
Coulson knows that with great power comes great responsibility. Coulson makes tough calls. Coulson doesn't always have the right answer. And yet, somehow, he's the guy that took Loki's spear to the chest and lived; he's the guy who died so that the Avengers could live, and he's the guy that has to carry around ALL of this on his shoulders.
Not once in a while. All the time.
Yeah, once these things start becoming a factor in the show it goes from being a cute little time filler to an interesting play on what it takes to be a normal guy in a world where aliens and super-soldiers duke it out on the streets of NYC.
There's only so much character you can show, episode to episode on TV, as opposed to a 2 hour movie. For what you CAN get out of a show, I'd say Coulson is top of the line. That's my CP anyway.