1-Up on Wall Street: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Gets a Boost From Asgard, Is More Help on the Way?

With Lady Sif at their side, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. saw a noticeable ratings boost this week. Can we expect to see more guest appearances in the weeks ahead as Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS  ) continues to build the franchise?

Host Ellen Bowman puts this question to Fool analysts Nathan Alderman and Tim Beyers in this week's episode of 1-Up on Wall Street, The Motley Fool's Web show in which we talk about the big-money names behind your favorite movies, toys, video games, comics, and more.

While Nathan concedes that Jaimie Alexander's appearance as the Lady Sif added excitement, the show's mostly middling viewership may be due to the blandness of Disney's ABC shows. Rather than crafting a series of distinctive properties, the shows breed a too-familiar look and feel that allows none in the lineup to stand out.

Yet both Tim and Nathan say there's little chance Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be cancelled or altered meaningfully. The show offers a lens through which to view and experience the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a role that should prove important in the next three weeks as a planned tie-in with Captain America: The Winter Soldier finally reaches the airwaves.

Now it's your turn to weigh in. Have you been watching Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Are you more or less interested in Disney stock as a result? Please watch the video as Ellen puts Tim and Nathan on the spot, and be sure to check back here often for more 1-Up on Wall Street segments.

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  • Report this Comment On March 17, 2014, at 4:29 PM, msorrentino wrote:

    I've been watching since the beginning and I love it. That said the show could be better particularly with pacing. I think that their attempt to tie in the season finale with Cap 2 has actually hurt the series. The show had a slow build up and now is having a slow resolution.

    They should structure the show better, they should look at it as a series of "mini-seasons" each with its own story. They want the finale to tie in with Cap 2, ok make the finale the final "mini-season" for the first season. Instead of jumping from one plot to another, focus on and completely tell one plot while building on a sub-plot that ties everything together. The other way of structuring the plots is to actually interweave them, right now the plots feel as if they just happen to be unfolding at the same time as opposed to being part of a whole. They should with each episode push all plots (Coulson's resurrection, Skye's status as an 084, The Clairvoyant, Deathlok) further along, not pick and choose which one they push forward in a particular episode. The writers should take a look at how Doctor Who, Game of Thrones or even ABC's own Once Upon a Time are structured.

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