Show Title: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
*Warning Contains Spoilers*
This is the best new show and everyone should be watching.
Why? It’s heartwarming, action-packed and funny. Being a big fan of the recent Marvel movies, having a TV show come on weekly is great. Now, it’s nowhere near the caliber of the movies. However, it’s fairly world-rocking. In the averages Loki and his alien staff killed Agent Phil Coulson. So when the ads for “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” came on the small-screen, I was confused and then adapted the belief that this was some sort prequel. When the season started, we found out this is post-New York battle and somehow, he lived. Shocking!
Why was there such a vague mention about his recovering in Tahiti? Seriously, what is going on? There’s more to this story, so every Tuesday I have my DVR set.
Now that I’m caught up, what a whirlwind!
For starters, Coulson (Clark Gregg) feels “off” after mysteriously coming back from the dead. He says he isn’t the same and is having difficulty looking into his own medical records. He might be level eight, but S.H.I.E.L.D. doesn’t want him peeking at those records. What are they hiding?
Then there’s Skye (Chloe Bennet), the adult orphan and hacker, working for S.H.I.E.L.D. Coulson promises he’ll find out the truth about her parents and S.H.I.E.L.D. connection. But Skye has not been completely truthful in her time with S.H.I.E.L.D., either. She’s now being forced to wear a tech-bracelet that tracks her every movement: real and electronic, for remaining in contact with her hacking organization, “Rising Tide.”
Fitz (Lain De Caestecker) and Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) are the scientific part of the team. Simmons is a biochemist, Fitz an engineer. They constantly watch out for each other while jumping down each other’s throats. It’s the sweetest thing! I see a predictable romance in their future but I like them how they are now, protective of each other and friendly.
Ward (Brett Dalton) is the ‘protector’ of the group that leads the tackle ground missions. We see he and Skye teamed up on screen a lot because he’s her S.O. (supervising officer). Since we’ve already been shown tidbits of romance for this duo as well, I feel it’s eminent. Ward is the “I work alone” guy who takes to the team like fire to ice, melting incredibly. It’s been a fun transition to watch.
The team member I know the least about and fear the most is May (Ming-Ne Wen). There is more to her story and her past is intriguing to me. I never read the comics for Marvel, doubt I ever will, but I know that May has to be some butt-kicking, name-taker who knows exactly what happened with Coulson. She has secrets, that much I can tell.
Some of the weekly storylines are typical TV arcs but the long-term storyline is what is keeping the show amazing.
Tonight’s episode is in association with “Thor: The Dark World.” We’ll see the team dealing with the cleanup from Thor’s and other ‘alien’s’ or ‘god’s’ recent trip to Earth. Should be fun to watch and maybe we’ll learn something new. Check it out tonight on ABC!