Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has turned off a lot of viewers by not being at the level of awesome we’ve come to expect from Marvel’s films. The major criticism is that the show hasn’t featured any recognizable superheroes (though in all fairness, they were pretty upfront about the show following S.H.I.E.L.D. agents). The producers maintain that there has been a plan at work and now there’s word at what that plan is. Deathlok is headed to the series.
Throughout the first season, we’ve been introduced to Mike Peterson, an ordinary factory worker turned super-soldier turned hero who is now going to be turned into the cyborg Deathlok. It’s a smart move that will hopefully bring back early deserters. Everyone has complained for four years about The Walking Dead, yet they’re still lured back season to season. The important lesson that ABC has learned here, is that patience is not a virtue held by nerds. Frankly, I like the series and hope that this caving to popular demand doesn’t hurt it in the long run. If it’s allowed a long run.