I’d imagine that for this, which was the last HatAoS episode for a short while, the writers sat down and decided that they wanted to create an episode that really got to the core of the show, summing up its run. Then they decided that they didn’t want to make an episode that was 100% awful and gave us a crossover, instead.
This episode was boring. I actually don’t have much to critique, because the vast majority of the episode was just a big fight scene. The fight was done well, but the repeated absorption of the Hulks made little sense after it was revealed that the symbiote could absorb them all at once.
Other than that… what else can I say? Well, I guess I can critique the series as a whole up to this point.
There have been good episodes, and bad episodes. The general trend is
that the show's been getting better, so I’d imagine that this show
could actually end up as worthwhile TV. Right now, however, this is shaping
up to be that show that someone will mention ten years from now to
their friend, who will either respond with “It wasn’t that great” or “It
was okay” before forgetting about it all over again.
Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.
is nothing special, but that’s better than it has any right to be. I
think that the few good moments in this series happen because there
really is some good talent behind this show, and they’re doing what they
can with a weak set-up.
All in all, was the season good so far? Not overall.
Would I go back and watch these episodes? Not unless I had to, with very few exceptions.
Am I looking forward to the next batch of episodes? Kind of.
I said, the show is generally getting better, and it really does have
good talent behind it. Take away some juvenile humor (which they’ve
already pretty much done away with) and add a quality story arc? I’m
cautiously optimistic, despite all my grumblings.
Let's see how it turns out.