There’s been a lot of talk about the announcement that Joss Whedon will be doing a S.H.I.E.L.D.TV show for ABC. He spoke about it to Vulture and I like the sound of this:

It’s going to work very well for people who either love the Marvel universe or for people who’ve never dipped a toe in the Marvel universe.

This is one of the missing elements from Marvel’s current push. DC gave itself a huge leg up by introducing a lot of characters through Smallville but they failed to capitalize on it by spinning off into a JLA series or the Teen Titans in live action. Marvel could really do a great job of introducing characters here and I’m glad that Whedon’s pop culture referentiality now has the resources of Disney and Marvel behind it.

I found a great interview that Joss Whedon did for Riki Lindhome’s Making It podcast where he talks about his start as a TV writer and what he learned by working for Rosanne. I’ve spent part of the summer rewatching Whedon’s season on Rosanne because of a Splitsider article that tried to revisit Whedon’s episodes for signs of his style.

I was reminded how great a show Rosanne really was and I’m looking forward to watching more since Amy Sherman-Palladino of Gilmore Girls wrote for some of the following seasons.

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