The supremely affable Clark Gregg, star of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series, appears to be testing his affability. In an interview which he almost certainly already regrets, Gregg called those who have stopped watching the slow-burning show "losers."
Here's the quote from his interview with The Salt Lake Tribune:
If you've given up on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," Clark Gregg has pretty much given up on you. Even if you're a self-identified geek.
"Those aren't geeks. Those are losers," the man who plays Agent Coulson said on the set of his show, somewhere in Los Angeles.
I imagine Gregg realized the potential gaff almost immediately, although the interview put this qualification at the very end:
"I guess I don't mean to say that people who have been frustrated by that discovery period are necessarily losers," he said. "I just think they should be, perhaps, a little more patient."
Sounds like Gregg is more than a little frustrated himself. One the one hand, the show does have Sif, Deathlok, and Bill Paxton coming up, and clearly the Clairvoyant and Centipede stuff is building to something. On the other hand, even if Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is heating up, we've still been on an extremely slow burn.