To those who belong to the Joss Whedon cult,
That's enough to make fans wonder if writer-producer Whedon's TV curse will remain intact.
Whedon made his name with
But since then, Whedon has struggled to find a winning formula on the small screen. (Not so at the box office, where
This time around, however, critics and some fans are voicing early reservations about "Agents," with one Reddit poster describing the show as "disappointing and unoriginal."
"[Whedon] feels like to me an amazing stage magician who leaves you astonished after his first performance," the poster wrote. "But then you go back again and again and you realize he's only got the four or five tricks. He doesn't show you anything new and it certainly isn't true magic. There are writers out there that do true magic. That they release story after story and each time it's like you're experiencing their work for the first time. Joss Whedon is not like that."