So I'm done watching the pilot and I'm still figuring things out.
What I do know is that I think Joss Whedon should stick to directing features, as this is the third one of his pilots that left me wanting. But, I will keep up with this, mainly for the Agent Coulston character.
I did enjoy the remark by Simmons about a "Journey Into Mystery", and while I know Disney/Marvel wants their big name properties for films, how cool would it have been for Michael to have been Luke Cage?
I hope this series develops well. I get a bit tired of Whedon reusing castmates from other shows and I think he needs to work with some new archetypes. But we'll see, at least I have Sleepy Hollow to completely look forward to.
I will add that the last scene with Lola was AWESOME. Made me smile on every level.