I wrote this blog post the week that the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. finale aired, but the day it did air was the same day we said goodbye to Zac one of my cats and I couldn’t bring myself to watch the episode or post this but here it is a couple of weeks later.
It’s been a while since I posted something about a show or fandom I am passionate about, but with the finale of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. having aired this week and the lead up to it I felt the need. Maybe it’s got a lot to do with the current situation, being in lockdown leaving the house only once or twice a week due to restrictions and feeling trapped and exhausted but mostly emotional. I have only recently done a rewatch of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and without realising it happened to perfectly fall around the airing of the last episode of the show. This week in the lead up to the last episode the actors and social media for the show have been posting photos and videos relating to the show and it’s been making me feel a little emotional and I have cried more than expected.
I have watched and loved this show from the moment it started, I may not have watched all episodes as soon as they aired due to being in Australia but I watched when I could and I have always loved the characters, especially Melinda May who will always be my favourite Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Ming-Na Wen is amazing. I really have loved this show, the anxious excitement waiting for a new episode and the intenseness when watching, even during a rewatch I sometimes still feel that intenseness, you just create a connection with the characters.
I have been thinking about how emotional I have been feeling this week and wondering how this is different to other shows I’ve been a fan of that have ended and I think that it means so much because it is the first show that I have watched from start to finish as it aired (basically) – with other favourite shows such as Red Dwarf, Stargate and Criminal Minds I never watched from their original air dates I got into them later on and became a fan then, especially Red Dwarf as I was 2 when it aired, also when I met Ming-Na Wen it was only 2014 after the first season had aired. Unlike my other fandoms I may not have made a lot of friends though it as I had stopped being as active on social media by then but in saying that a lot of the friends I already had were also fans so there were people to share my obsession with.
I will always remember going to see the first Avengers movie with a group of friends and when Loki killed Coulson a friend shouted out “F**k you, Whedon!!” and then as soon as I knew there would be a TV series I was going to watch it and enjoy it no matter what. When the first season aired I was so anxious for new episodes every week, and I loved May from the start because what’s not to love about a woman who is kickass but also battling her own demons, and a character who has a lot of emotion but doesn’t really show it, but when you watch her you can definitely see it, I love that! And it’s also common knowledge that I appreciate a good female character who can kickass!
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is an amazing show and it is sad to see it come to an end, but as the saying goes “All good things must come to an end”… this show will always be a favourite and like other favourites I will rewatch it often! I also have great reminders of this show and two of my most epic celebrity photos are with actors from it.
Thank you Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for the entertainment the memories and to share in the family connection you all have. I wish everyone who worked on this show all the best for their future and future work.