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Jaimie Alexander will play Lady Sif on an upcoming episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Jan. 17, 2014by: Alex Maidy

As the ratings plummet on Marvel's AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. series, ABC and Disney are using their secret weapon to try and boost viewership and will have an actor from the big screen movies guest on the small screen show. Marvel.com revealed earlier today that Jaimie Alexander will make an upcoming appearance on AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., repreising her role as Lady Sif from THOR: THE DARK WORLD.

While it was not announced which episode the actress will appear in, expect it to air sometime close to the release of THOR: THE DARK WORLD on Blu-ray. AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. has been struggling with balancing an original show that focuses on the non-superhero side of the Marvel Universe with the desire for fans to see more of their comic book favorites in ongoing adventures between big screen outings. While guest stars like Bill Paxton and Stan Lee up the star power on the series, it still has not been enough to keep the ratings up.

Jaimie Alexander is a favorite on this site both due to her good looks and her physical fit for a superhero role. Many lobbied for Alexander to get the coveted Wonder Woman role that went to Gal Gadot. Despite more screen time in THOR: THE DARK WORLD, Alexander deserves a hell of a lot more exposure as Sif or another character. While this move has all the hallmarks of Marvel and ABC trying to save a sinking ship, I hope this is a sign of a way for them to find consistency between their two forums for Marvel storytelling.

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesdays on ABC and THOR: THE DARK WORLD hits Blu-ray on February 25th.

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5:33PM on 01/18/2014
I may enjoy Arrow NOW, but it had a hell of a rough first season 2. Comparing Arrow to AoS seems silly and while AoS still needs Joss at the helm instead of producing or inspired by or whatever his lack of current role is, I lost my point. I enjoy Arrow but it also has made changes to fit its universe and took some steam to get the engine fully running in to a good show. AoS is hopefully just taking a bit longer to gain that momentum as well...really hoping...cause right now it is not movie
I may enjoy Arrow NOW, but it had a hell of a rough first season 2. Comparing Arrow to AoS seems silly and while AoS still needs Joss at the helm instead of producing or inspired by or whatever his lack of current role is, I lost my point. I enjoy Arrow but it also has made changes to fit its universe and took some steam to get the engine fully running in to a good show. AoS is hopefully just taking a bit longer to gain that momentum as well...really hoping...cause right now it is not movie forward.
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8:51PM on 01/17/2014
Honestly, the show's not all that bad. It's average-y but slightly above mediocre. It's just suffering from a particularly strong case of hype backlash. Lady Sif on the show would be fun. They need to bring back Peter MacNicol's character too if that's gonna happen.
Honestly, the show's not all that bad. It's average-y but slightly above mediocre. It's just suffering from a particularly strong case of hype backlash. Lady Sif on the show would be fun. They need to bring back Peter MacNicol's character too if that's gonna happen.
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2:07PM on 01/18/2014
No, it actually is pretty bad. You have comics based films that are amazingly well written, well acted and all-around well-made, and you have TV series that are incredibly well-written, well acted and all-around well-made. There's no reason why we can't get a comics based TV series that is incredibly well-written well acted and all around well-made. I mean really is there any reason why this show HAS to be mediocre? No, there is not. So there's no reason why we should have to be satisfied with
No, it actually is pretty bad. You have comics based films that are amazingly well written, well acted and all-around well-made, and you have TV series that are incredibly well-written, well acted and all-around well-made. There's no reason why we can't get a comics based TV series that is incredibly well-written well acted and all around well-made. I mean really is there any reason why this show HAS to be mediocre? No, there is not. So there's no reason why we should have to be satisfied with an inferior product.
2:46PM on 01/18/2014
Yeah but we're talking about network TV here (ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, the CW), not cable (HBO, AMC, FX). How many network TV shows are incredibly well-written, well acted and all-around well-made?
Yeah but we're talking about network TV here (ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, the CW), not cable (HBO, AMC, FX). How many network TV shows are incredibly well-written, well acted and all-around well-made?
4:42PM on 01/18/2014
Spoiler for martin's post: none of them. The Crazy Ones is only vaguely funny when Robin Williams is monologuing, The Goldbergs is dull, the Michael J Fox show is aimless, and Two and a Half Men still exists because God hates us. SHIELD is the best of that bunch. Not saying much, but it is.
Spoiler for martin's post: none of them. The Crazy Ones is only vaguely funny when Robin Williams is monologuing, The Goldbergs is dull, the Michael J Fox show is aimless, and Two and a Half Men still exists because God hates us. SHIELD is the best of that bunch. Not saying much, but it is.
12:58PM on 01/19/2014
Well Hannibal and The following are decent shows which are on NBC and Fox.
Well Hannibal and The following are decent shows which are on NBC and Fox.
8:08PM on 01/17/2014

To be fair

Appearances by superheroes on SHIELD can never be more than cameos. You are not going to kill off Captain America in an episode of SHIELD so why bother having him appear. It's the same with Lady Sif but worse: they will need to come up with a contrived reason why she would appear and then they won't actually do anything with her.

What they need to do is come up with a laundry list of characters that could appear on the show, no questions asked, characters like Hawkeye, the Black Widow, the
Appearances by superheroes on SHIELD can never be more than cameos. You are not going to kill off Captain America in an episode of SHIELD so why bother having him appear. It's the same with Lady Sif but worse: they will need to come up with a contrived reason why she would appear and then they won't actually do anything with her.

What they need to do is come up with a laundry list of characters that could appear on the show, no questions asked, characters like Hawkeye, the Black Widow, the Falcon, Elektra, etc. Then give them an actual six episode story arc every season, essentially making them semi regulars. Boom. Just like that you get actual superheroes on the show without breaking the budget and without changing the focus of the show. I suspect that they will have to do exactly this if there is ever a second season.

Note that there's nothing wrong with a CSI show set in the Marvel Universe. Technically though, the show is more like Charlie's Angels without the jiggle: SHIELD is to Charlie's Angels what a Walmart is to a Mom and Pop store; SHIELD does business with governments and not individuals but ultimately they are agents hired to do a job.
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12:45AM on 01/18/2014
Why do they need to kill off Captain America if he appears on the show? Can't he just appear in a few episodes to work with the agents on a mission or something like that?
Why do they need to kill off Captain America if he appears on the show? Can't he just appear in a few episodes to work with the agents on a mission or something like that?
8:08AM on 01/18/2014
I said they were NOT going to do that. Hawkeye, the Black Widow, the Falcon, Elektra, they could all potentially be killed off or, less drastically, have something permanent happen to them. Appearances by Captain America, Bruce Banner, Thor, Iron Man or Nick Fury would never amount to any more than cameos because nothing is ever going to happen to them. So why bother?
I said they were NOT going to do that. Hawkeye, the Black Widow, the Falcon, Elektra, they could all potentially be killed off or, less drastically, have something permanent happen to them. Appearances by Captain America, Bruce Banner, Thor, Iron Man or Nick Fury would never amount to any more than cameos because nothing is ever going to happen to them. So why bother?
2:03PM on 01/18/2014
1st quote:
"Appearances by superheroes on SHIELD can never be more than cameos."

2nd quote:
"What they need to do is come up with a laundry list of characters that could appear on the show, no questions asked, characters like Hawkeye, the Black Widow, the Falcon, Elektra, etc. Then give them an actual six episode story arc every season, essentially making them semi regulars."

Put them together and....
Uh yeah... and people like Hawkeye, Black Widow, Falcon and Elektra are called
1st quote:
"Appearances by superheroes on SHIELD can never be more than cameos."

2nd quote:
"What they need to do is come up with a laundry list of characters that could appear on the show, no questions asked, characters like Hawkeye, the Black Widow, the Falcon, Elektra, etc. Then give them an actual six episode story arc every season, essentially making them semi regulars."

Put them together and....
Uh yeah... and people like Hawkeye, Black Widow, Falcon and Elektra are called "superheroes", bro.
2:25PM on 01/18/2014
Hawkeye, Black Widow and the Falcon are agents of SHIELD in the movies. Elektra could be introduced a s a villain.
Hawkeye, Black Widow and the Falcon are agents of SHIELD in the movies. Elektra could be introduced a s a villain.
5:03PM on 01/17/2014

Bunch of damn trolls

I admit, it isn't great but there are worse shows out there.
I admit, it isn't great but there are worse shows out there.
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7:44PM on 01/17/2014
Explaining why you're disappointed in a show isn't trolling, but lumping together anyone who disagrees with your opinion and slamming them, instead of actually having a discussion, is.
Explaining why you're disappointed in a show isn't trolling, but lumping together anyone who disagrees with your opinion and slamming them, instead of actually having a discussion, is.
4:18PM on 01/17/2014
I have given this show a lot of chances and by last weeks episode I lost interest.Even the hotness of Jaimie Alexander can't save this show.
I have given this show a lot of chances and by last weeks episode I lost interest.Even the hotness of Jaimie Alexander can't save this show.
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4:13PM on 01/17/2014

Arrow this and Arrow that....

Everyone needs to stop comparing AoS to Arrow! Arrow does not relish in its comic book roots, he was called the HOOD for, and laughed at the idea of being called Green Arrow, the first season of Arrow SUCKED! it is great this season only because yes they are introducing more characters but even then they are bastardizations of the characters everyone loves... AoS will get there and find its stride and be a great marvel show. Comparing Arrow to AoS is like comparing a baby to an
Everyone needs to stop comparing AoS to Arrow! Arrow does not relish in its comic book roots, he was called the HOOD for, and laughed at the idea of being called Green Arrow, the first season of Arrow SUCKED! it is great this season only because yes they are introducing more characters but even then they are bastardizations of the characters everyone loves... AoS will get there and find its stride and be a great marvel show. Comparing Arrow to AoS is like comparing a baby to an Adult...they're not the same!
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5:29PM on 01/17/2014
So you're saying what we're all saying. Arrow is a much better superior show than Agents of Shit.
So you're saying what we're all saying. Arrow is a much better superior show than Agents of Shit.
7:52PM on 01/17/2014
And this is why people will always downvote The_Soloist.
And this is why people will always downvote The_Soloist.
8:31PM on 01/17/2014
You know I'm right.
You know I'm right.
9:48PM on 01/17/2014
@duhyeager Roy Harper, Walter Steele, Merlyn, The Huntress, Count Vertigo, Deadshot, China White, Dinah Laurel Lance, Det. Lance and freaking Deathstroke all cameo/star in the first season of Arrow. Do we need a list of characters in the second?

Relishing is an understatement. Arrow's creators are balls deep in the mythology. Up to their elbows in it! Yes everyone on the show is beautiful and the first season had the obligatory love triangle ( a forgivable trope of most first season shows)
@duhyeager Roy Harper, Walter Steele, Merlyn, The Huntress, Count Vertigo, Deadshot, China White, Dinah Laurel Lance, Det. Lance and freaking Deathstroke all cameo/star in the first season of Arrow. Do we need a list of characters in the second?

Relishing is an understatement. Arrow's creators are balls deep in the mythology. Up to their elbows in it! Yes everyone on the show is beautiful and the first season had the obligatory love triangle ( a forgivable trope of most first season shows) but it seems to be building its grand story arcs episode by episode USING THE DCU to do it. AoS could easily be doing the same and doesn't.
11:39AM on 01/18/2014
True, housecoat, but most of these characters gave almost nothing to do with their comics counterparts, because ARROW (that I like) almost completely erased every 'fantasy' elements of the comics to make it 'realistic'...
True, housecoat, but most of these characters gave almost nothing to do with their comics counterparts, because ARROW (that I like) almost completely erased every 'fantasy' elements of the comics to make it 'realistic'...
2:00PM on 01/18/2014
Cathelotte, you are spot on, bro. I definitely appreciate that they're introducing characters from the comics, but they're not even pretending to make any attempt to stick to the source material, which makes me think that many (though certainly not all) of the people who praise the show for "embracing the comics" aren't terribly familiar with the comics.
Cathelotte, you are spot on, bro. I definitely appreciate that they're introducing characters from the comics, but they're not even pretending to make any attempt to stick to the source material, which makes me think that many (though certainly not all) of the people who praise the show for "embracing the comics" aren't terribly familiar with the comics.
8:18PM on 01/19/2014
I'm very familiar with the comics (particularly the Green Arrow) and am one of the only schmoe's to post on the comic book articles joblo intermittently posts and have a disgustingly large comic book collection (nothing to really brag about just ask my wife!). I also understand the process of adaptation having worked through the [link] process on a bungled project in LA a two years ago. I know you rarely can do a direct adaptation and I'm cool with it as long as it seems to be giving it a shot.
I'm very familiar with the comics (particularly the Green Arrow) and am one of the only schmoe's to post on the comic book articles joblo intermittently posts and have a disgustingly large comic book collection (nothing to really brag about just ask my wife!). I also understand the process of adaptation having worked through the [link] process on a bungled project in LA a two years ago. I know you rarely can do a direct adaptation and I'm cool with it as long as it seems to be giving it a shot. Arrow is at least making the attempt whereas AoS seems to be relying heavily on a procedural approach rather than using the Marvel Universe and its characters to build its story arcs . However, I do hope AoS makes it to a second season and delves into the universe a bit more.
4:05PM on 01/17/2014
I Don't think the show is actually bad...yet it is a bit disappointing. I'm not a comic fan, so I can't be bothered by the lack of superheroes. But i do think the show is missing quitte some things. Things Joss Whedon, would normally never let happen. It needs more of that, trademark Whedon humor, but also a bigger sense of urgency... Also it should be a bit darker in content as well... this show never really get's exciting and is, as many others said, it's bland. Joss really needs to either
I Don't think the show is actually bad...yet it is a bit disappointing. I'm not a comic fan, so I can't be bothered by the lack of superheroes. But i do think the show is missing quitte some things. Things Joss Whedon, would normally never let happen. It needs more of that, trademark Whedon humor, but also a bigger sense of urgency... Also it should be a bit darker in content as well... this show never really get's exciting and is, as many others said, it's bland. Joss really needs to either get in the showrunners chair himself, or get a few of his old comrades, behind the show; For instance Marti Noxon, Tim Minear, David Greenwalt, Steven S. DeKnight and Jennifer Espenson..
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1:56PM on 01/18/2014
Even if I wasn't a comic fan I would still think it was bad. It's a show built upon poor writing, with weak characterization and a lack of an overall cohesive vision. People are free to enjoy it all they want, that's their choice, but that doesn't make it well-made.
Even if I wasn't a comic fan I would still think it was bad. It's a show built upon poor writing, with weak characterization and a lack of an overall cohesive vision. People are free to enjoy it all they want, that's their choice, but that doesn't make it well-made.
4:04PM on 01/17/2014
Dear Writers of SHIELD,
Watch the first season of Arrow on Netflix, that's how you do a comic book show.
The End.
Dear Writers of SHIELD,
Watch the first season of Arrow on Netflix, that's how you do a comic book show.
The End.
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4:14PM on 01/17/2014
Nope First season was boring and Bad...
Nope First season was boring and Bad...
8:33PM on 01/17/2014
Stevemoto, completely agree. I stopped watching Agents of Shit after two episodes.

This show could learn ALOT from Arrow. ALOT.
Stevemoto, completely agree. I stopped watching Agents of Shit after two episodes.

This show could learn ALOT from Arrow. ALOT.
1:53PM on 01/18/2014
Yeah, honestly I don't like SHIELD but I don't like Arrow either. The CW has absolutely nailed it in terms of integrating an assortment of characters from the comics (even so, it doesn't even try to be faithful to the source material) but in terms of actual quality it's not much better than Smallville.
Yeah, honestly I don't like SHIELD but I don't like Arrow either. The CW has absolutely nailed it in terms of integrating an assortment of characters from the comics (even so, it doesn't even try to be faithful to the source material) but in terms of actual quality it's not much better than Smallville.
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3:17PM on 01/17/2014
Agents of Shield really needs to stop with the typical "villain of the week" and build a real story. I was expecting this show to be more like cut up mini-series but it doesn't even feel like a Joss Whedon show. I'll still hold in there, but if it gets cancelled, I hope we at least get Coulsen back in the movies.
The show really needs to step up and start doing things proper. Last weeks episode was enjoyable, but the series is not so memorable. Having the movie cameo's is all great and stuff,
Agents of Shield really needs to stop with the typical "villain of the week" and build a real story. I was expecting this show to be more like cut up mini-series but it doesn't even feel like a Joss Whedon show. I'll still hold in there, but if it gets cancelled, I hope we at least get Coulsen back in the movies.
The show really needs to step up and start doing things proper. Last weeks episode was enjoyable, but the series is not so memorable. Having the movie cameo's is all great and stuff, but I want substance within the show itself, and a bit less "stand on the shoulders" of the Marvel movie Universe. I mean I like the nods, but it shouldn't be the exciting selling point of the show. The SHOW should be.
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1:49PM on 01/18/2014
Technically, it isn't a Joss Whedon show. He directed the pilot, but other than that he's essentially just lent his name to it in order to further boost it's profile. He doesn't write the script or oversee any of the day to day activity, that's all left to his younger brother Jedd, who is the show runner. It's the exact same situation as Dollhouse, a Jedd Whedon show masquerading as a Joss Whedon show, and yes there is a considerable difference in quality between those and actual Whedon shows.
Technically, it isn't a Joss Whedon show. He directed the pilot, but other than that he's essentially just lent his name to it in order to further boost it's profile. He doesn't write the script or oversee any of the day to day activity, that's all left to his younger brother Jedd, who is the show runner. It's the exact same situation as Dollhouse, a Jedd Whedon show masquerading as a Joss Whedon show, and yes there is a considerable difference in quality between those and actual Whedon shows.
3:13PM on 01/17/2014

Thought it was just me!

We watched the first 3 episodes, but have DVR'd the rest...they're sitting there, and as a family it keeps coming up..."Hey, anyone wanna catch up on SHIELD episodes?" (insert a lot of shrugs, a bunch of "meh" or just crickets chirping)

I think another unmentioned problem with the show is that there is just BURNOUT of the entire Marvel universe. 1 or 2 movies a year is great. But I'm not digging the idea of having to go into that universe on a low-level non-superhero basis for an hour a
We watched the first 3 episodes, but have DVR'd the rest...they're sitting there, and as a family it keeps coming up..."Hey, anyone wanna catch up on SHIELD episodes?" (insert a lot of shrugs, a bunch of "meh" or just crickets chirping)

I think another unmentioned problem with the show is that there is just BURNOUT of the entire Marvel universe. 1 or 2 movies a year is great. But I'm not digging the idea of having to go into that universe on a low-level non-superhero basis for an hour a week.
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3:07PM on 01/17/2014
If they do this it had better be a story fully involving her character and not a little quippy cameo in the last five minutes otherwise fan loyalty will be hanging by a thread (as if it isn't already).
The show runners seriously need to take notes from Arrow which relishes in its comic book/superhero roots.
If they do this it had better be a story fully involving her character and not a little quippy cameo in the last five minutes otherwise fan loyalty will be hanging by a thread (as if it isn't already).
The show runners seriously need to take notes from Arrow which relishes in its comic book/superhero roots.
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2:50PM on 01/17/2014
I recently read that Mark Ruffalo will appear on the series finale as Bruce Banner. There are some cool cameos coming up, but none of them will save the show. The only cameo that could save the show for the short term would be Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, and that's never going to happen. S.H.I.E.L.D. is an awful show and needs to die.
I recently read that Mark Ruffalo will appear on the series finale as Bruce Banner. There are some cool cameos coming up, but none of them will save the show. The only cameo that could save the show for the short term would be Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, and that's never going to happen. S.H.I.E.L.D. is an awful show and needs to die.
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2:47PM on 01/17/2014

CSI Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

I watch the show and am sad to say I'm unimpressed. The only reason I keep holding on is to see how they will tie it into the cinematic universe. However it is not the show the comics fans wanted. It is a CSI formula series on the ABC Tuesday night lineup. I'm glad however that Marvel is making an effort to appease the fans when they see the show's not doing well.
I watch the show and am sad to say I'm unimpressed. The only reason I keep holding on is to see how they will tie it into the cinematic universe. However it is not the show the comics fans wanted. It is a CSI formula series on the ABC Tuesday night lineup. I'm glad however that Marvel is making an effort to appease the fans when they see the show's not doing well.
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3:00PM on 01/17/2014
I'll give you that one - I too am still watching - I mean Sif helps, but it's not enough. Bruce Banner better turn into Hulk to save this one!
I'll give you that one - I too am still watching - I mean Sif helps, but it's not enough. Bruce Banner better turn into Hulk to save this one!
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2:32PM on 01/17/2014

"AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. has been struggling with balancing an original show..."

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. has been struggling with balancing an original show that focuses on the non-superhero side of the Marvel Universe with the desire for fans to see more of their comic book favorites in ongoing adventures between big screen outings."

That is being very diplomatic and not entirely true. What you should have said was:
"The show has struggled because of poor writing, boring characters and an overall sense of apathy from comics fans, many of whom feel that the show is a
AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. has been struggling with balancing an original show that focuses on the non-superhero side of the Marvel Universe with the desire for fans to see more of their comic book favorites in ongoing adventures between big screen outings."

That is being very diplomatic and not entirely true. What you should have said was:
"The show has struggled because of poor writing, boring characters and an overall sense of apathy from comics fans, many of whom feel that the show is a shallow attempt to cash in on the success of the Avengers rather than the the comics based show which they had been hoping for. It also doesn't help that the show runners themselves are relatively unfamiliar with the universe they have been charged with adapting."
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2:36PM on 01/17/2014
You have nailed it. I actually watch the show - I don't think it sucks and I like Coulson, but that's about it. It's not offering me anything I wanted it to and it is really just using the Marvel name and that's it. Arrow is kicking the crap out of it.
You have nailed it. I actually watch the show - I don't think it sucks and I like Coulson, but that's about it. It's not offering me anything I wanted it to and it is really just using the Marvel name and that's it. Arrow is kicking the crap out of it.
2:47PM on 01/17/2014
Well said! I couldn't have stated any clearer than that.
Well said! I couldn't have stated any clearer than that.
2:18PM on 01/17/2014
This still won't get me to watch the show...just that particular episode.
This still won't get me to watch the show...just that particular episode.
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