Reblogged from elmtreigh
"I needed to keep things compartmentalized. [..] With [May] I knew I could. With y o u … I didn’t want to risk it.”
As both a massive Whedon and Marvel Movie (admit I have not read any comics, movie only) fan I REALLY wanted to love this show but they kinda lost me somewhere around the woman who they thought had powers but it was some Dr Manhattan deal.
Actually, to say ‘lost me’ is a bit strong, they never really ‘had’ me. I gave it much longer than I would’ve given any other show I was so ‘meh’ about. I love Coulson as a character (in the other Marvel movies) and May is ass-kickingly awesome, Fitz and Simmons are faintly entertaining but Ward and Skye I am completely indifferent towards. I don’t hate or even majorly dislike them but I dunno, they’re just kinda blah.
Is it just me?
Does it get better?
Are we meant to be rooting for Ward and Skye to get together?
He’s her SO, he’s meant to train and be responsible for her so wouldn’t any romantic relationship be detrimental to that dynamic (him and May are of equal rank/experience)?
If they were to embark on a relationship one of them would need to be transferred. Say in a combat situation he had to choose to save her or save Fitz. If he were in a relationship with her that would affect his decision regardless of the mission. Conflict of interest, Coulson would be irresponsible at best and negligent in his duties at worst to allow them to work together, be it Skye or May.
I could just never cheer for those kinda military-setup inter team ‘ships’ for that reason. It’s like yeah it’s cute that you’re both having your skinny love moment but the world needs saving so get over it or do the honourable thing and let actual professionals who aren’t acting like love-sick teenagers handle things!