Originally Posted by slowbiscuit
That's the point - we don't care how it does for ABC but how it works as a show for us, the critical AVS viewers. If it sucks but gets ratings and makes money, would you be happy?
Were many of us happy with how 'Under the Dome' turned out?
The thing I'm worried about with this show is whether it's possible to do a show set in a superhero universe, referencing superheros, yet not involve any of the superheros themselves? Otherwise it's just another "super-secret government agency" kind of show populated with the usual stereotypes albeit with more clever dialog than usual. And the villains can't be super-powered if the protagonists aren't super-powered, so what's going to make it special other than the afore-mentioned clever Jossian dialog?
Will the public buy in just because of Joss? They didn't with 'Firefly' and 'Dollhouse', both of which were exceptionally written and produced. Of course, his fanbase has increased exponentially because of the Avenger
franchise. But still, genre shows have a rough time of it, and ABC is not going to be satisfied with 'Arrow' level ratings.