Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2 Seasons 2013

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Season 1
(203) IMDb 7.6/10

1. Pilot PARENTAL_GUIDANCE Subtitles

Agent Phil Coulson assembles a small group of highly skilled agents.

Runtime:
44 minutes

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Drama, Science Fiction, Action & Adventure
Season year 2014
Network ABC Studios
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Richard Morton TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 17 Nov. 2014
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After a dodgy first few weeks this eventually won me over. It kind of spins out of the events of Avengers Assemble - a mysteriously resurrected Phil Coulson puts together a crack team of young, good looking agents to take on various missions. How Phil is still with us after dying during The Avengers battle in New York is one of the main plot threads moving forward so stick with it.

The big boys don't appear of course but are often name checked and Nick Fury and Maria Hill make small but important contributions. There's a tie in of sorts to Thor : The Dark World which is fun bit disposable. Later, events from Captain America : The Winter Soldier spiral into events here which works better, giving some real thrust to the later stages of the season.

It all starts like a bit of a Heroes/Fringe mash up with pretty self contained character of the week type stories. It's ok at this stage and never less than watchable but at the same time not massively inspiring. Things really pick up speed from about episode 8 or 9 onwards. Various bigger story arcs start coming together and some interesting villains are introduced and slowly developed.

There's plenty of twists and double crosses to keep you on your toes, most work, some don't. One particular later season episode features one of the most eye rolling "twists" but then ends the episode with a further shock that really hits home and opens up plenty of story opportunities. There's a fair amount of resolution by the end of the season which is refreshing and various seeds are laid for further seasons.

In other observations - there's a healthy dose of humour throughout, the actings generally pretty good, the budget appears to be of a decent size so it all looks the part. Overall, a series that definitely gets better if you stick with it long enough and Season 2 has the opportunity to build on this solid foundation.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Tipperary Red on 20 Jan. 2015
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I actually started watching this on TV, and wasn't exactly blown away by the first few episodes. They had their bright spots, but I found it surprisingly predictable (even clicheed) for a piece of work that Joss Whedon was involved in. Then I was away for a couple of weeks and forgot to record the episodes I missed, so didn't bother trying to catch up when I returned. A few weeks later I heard fantastic reviews from 3 or 4 different friends, so waited until the first season came out of Blu-ray and gave it another try. This was definitely the right decision! You find yourself becoming more and more drawn into the show as the episodes progress, and as the main plot line develops it takes the show in directions that are anything but clicheed. I was impatient to start the next episode as soon as the end credits began to roll each time. Give it your time, and you won't be disappointed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By MLA VINE VOICE on 16 Jan. 2015
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Agents of SHIELD is a fun slightly sci-fi TV series set in the Marvel universe. It brings the SHIELD organisation to the screen over 22 episodes based around a small group of SHIELD agents led by the eminently likeable Agent Coulson. At first blush it appears that this show is more gloss than substance but it is not. It is a clever and extremely well-written tale that builds interest in the various characters and their motivations to give the fast-paced conclusion so much more impact.

Agents of SHIELD inherits a fascinating legacy, combining various inputs in such ingenious ways. Those viewing it purely from the perspective of liking the Avengers will possibly have missed most of the point. This is SHIELD from the Marvel universe so there is indeed cross-over into Marvel's cinematic world. Surprisingly though, that is far from the strongest point. An episode involving two Asgardians is easily the weakest of the 22 screened while the cross-over into territory from Winter Soldier assumes the viewer would be interested in Captain America whereas it is these SHIELD agents who are far more interesting.

Much more engaging is the clear influence of television past. The first episode has clear parallels to Heroes with the existence of people with extraordinary abilities living ordinary lives among everyday folk. Clever in-jokes also reference the the
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44 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. W. Graham VINE VOICE on 2 Jun. 2014
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This isnt going to have the likes of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America or The Hulk in every episode, this is about SHIELD, the secret agents lead by Agent Coulson from the Marvel movies last seen in Avengers Assemble getting killed by villain Loki and now mysteriously ressurrected as they investigate superpowered people and objects and other mysterious characters in the Marvel Universe. Yes there are references to the films and even the comics for the die hard Marvel fans with guest appearances from Samuel L Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smoulders as Maria Hill and tie in episodes to Thor The Dark World and Captain America Winter Soldier but these are mostly brand new never seen before characters though obscure characters from the Marvel comics do appear later. The series starts off well, slows down in the middle then picks up again for a thrilling finale. Will be interesting to see where the series goes next as well as the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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