So no spoilers but it’s a brilliance on Disney/Marvel’s part that their newest blockbuster can make me excited to see this week’s TV show. If they’re smart, they will use Agents of Shield to do the same thing in reverse. And yet both are enjoyable without seeing the other.

The meta-narrative can allow an artist to create something bigger than individual works. Stephen King tried it to some degree. I think well planned, it can be a powerful thing. This is especially true now that we live in a world where content creators can not only cheaply and easily produce books and written materials but music and movies.

We are in a golden age. It’s up to us to take advantage of the opportunity.

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