I look at it like this.
The show is like having a full 10-12 hours of extra "movie" footage on a blu ray. Only they feature the lesser characters.
Since the show is so spaced out (this is like their 3rd freakin break, in season 1
) that it doesn't bother me.
If season 1 was done, and we could watch it all on blu ray and plow thru it in a weekend, it probably would move and close much more seamlessly. As of right now, it's choppy and they resort to "big reveals" each week to bring back interest week to week.
I'm guessing they will include something big in the finale to generate hype, lead up to the next movie, etc. Maybe a Thor appearance, or RDJ, something that will generate more buzz, and in the end, it's all just filler between the movies anyways.
On it's own? If this was a show all on it's own, brand new, it would have never made it past 6 episodes. But in the context of just being filler between movies, I can handle it.
If they get Skye and the hot nerd to hook up, well, 10 season minimum is all they'll get from me.