Depending on where you live in the world, you just finished watching Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC, and we want to know what you think!

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., or simply Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., is an upcoming American television series created for ABC by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, based on the Marvel Comics organization S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division). The series is produced by ABC Studios, Marvel Television, and Mutant Enemy[3] and is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, sharing continuity with the films in that franchise. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. revolves around the character of Phil Coulson, with Clark Gregg reprising the role.

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17 Comments

  1. Linz
    September 24, 2013 at 8:05 pm — Reply

    So much fangirly goodness.

    I love how Joss recycles actors. It felt like a nice warm hug from familiar faces.

    But did anyone else think the ending was weird? Yeah, It’s great not-Gunn didn’t die… but… he was still shot IN THE HEAD. Smiles are not an appropriate response.

    • gary
      September 24, 2013 at 9:47 pm — Reply

      I thought that was a little odd too. If you’re going to give someone a vaccine or cure or whatever it was, shoot them in the leg, not forehead…

      • Arbor Day
        September 25, 2013 at 12:05 am — Reply

        Unless it needed to be injected directly into the brain.

  2. Mike E
    September 24, 2013 at 8:05 pm — Reply

    Loved it. It was not just a reference fest like I was afraid it might end up. It really interested me in the characters and the mystery of what Agent Coulson is(LMD is way to easy) and will keep me coming back for more.

    • September 25, 2013 at 12:30 pm — Reply

      Keep in mind that a very, very, very tiny fraction of the audience even knows what an LMD is…

  3. gary
    September 24, 2013 at 8:07 pm — Reply

    I watched, but was distracted by internet surfing, so I won’t judge too much. The acting was a little over done in places, but overall I enjoyed it. I expected a bit more name dropping of the big name heroes, but maybe I just missed it in my distraction. I’d watch it again, which is saying a lot cause I’m not a big tv guy.

  4. TheGreatNateO
    September 24, 2013 at 8:19 pm — Reply

    Great start to the show, enjoyed it. Was awesome that they put the team together in one show, now on to more awesome next week. Very nice to see that they are keeping up with the movies. Lot of jokes and action. Is it next week already?

  5. Arbor Day
    September 24, 2013 at 8:56 pm — Reply

    Clark Gregg was the only one that seemed to have a real command of the Whedon dialogue. The team sort of dropped in and out with it. Skkye’s actress seemed to be the one who handled it best.

    I think it just amounts to the actors working together more and fleshing out Ming-Na’s character.

    Story was great though.

  6. Firefox
    September 24, 2013 at 11:02 pm — Reply

    My dad was skeptical that the show would be good, both me and my mother enjoyed the episode. My dad ended up sitting down and watching the end. I don’t think that Gunn was killed, but they just shot him with the Nite Nite gun knocking him out. Good chance will may see him again, but I did like the callback about Extremis, but newer viewers who might not have seen the motion comic Iron Man Extremis or read any of the books would know of it.

  7. Mike
    September 25, 2013 at 1:04 am — Reply

    Well, I’m not about to knock or even critique the show, since 10 years ago the possibility that Marvel would have a continuing universe that spans TV and movies wasn’t even a concept fans could wrap their heads around. I thoroughly enjoyed it as an extension of the movies, and as a pilot, it can only improve.
    After all, if they name-drop everything – or even the major points of the movies – in the first episode, what do they have left? Whedon has never been that guy who throws everything at the viewer at once. It’s always a build-up and a constant shaping of the larger world, until it becomes a huge thing in and of itself, ala Buffy or Firefly. The advantage here is that, unlike Firefly, Joss has full reign and no executive is going to be stupid enough to say “Well, I don’t like it. Cancel it”.
    Heck, I remember watching the first episode of Firefly and going “Meh…” It wasn’t until after the show was cancelled that someone convinced me to watch it again, and then I was hooked after 3 episodes. Seriously, give it time. It’s a slow burn. The actors will find their places.

  8. Dan
    September 25, 2013 at 6:45 am — Reply

    I really liked the show. Best of all I got watch it without too much interruption on Hulu plus before I went to bed. I wanted to watch live but because of where I live tv schedules are funky at best. Less than 8 hours after show time It was up on hulu. Coulson as kind of the superspy fanboy way great. (“Don’t touch Lola.”) I love it. Ming Na is great in her role so far. As to shooting (Not)Gunn in the head, you give a sniper any type a rifle and he’ll take the headshot. Just logic there. Where else are you gonna shoot a guy with a “night night gun” Get it Night night Gunn…

  9. September 25, 2013 at 7:21 am — Reply

    Found it too similar to Fringe, without the endearing characters. I will give it time to grow.

    Easy show to watch with the kids, so that’s a major selling point.

  10. Lee (SawHat on BGG)
    September 25, 2013 at 8:25 am — Reply

    I thought it was fun, but a little predictable. Didn’t like that they shot the guy in the head at the end, I guess that’s just the anti-social guy showing off. I’m really happy with the car, they teased that just right for me, it was straight out of the comics. The characters seem interesting, I look forward to the interaction among them. I was disappointed by the Colby Smolders scenes, they all seemed to be just crammed in to give her a cameo.

    My prediction on Coulson:
    1. They all but said he’s an LMD.
    2. The series teaser stated “Be sure to watch the end of every episode.”
    3. There’s another series where something happens at the end of every episode. (Hint: Southpark)

    Oh my God, they killed Coulson!

  11. Frank
    September 25, 2013 at 9:12 am — Reply

    @gary,
    I am glad they did not have a lot of references like “Tony Stark just left” or stuff like that. I like the indirect references like Chitauri tech, Romanova and Extremes.
    Over all, very enjoyable. I’ll be watching this one.

  12. JoeM
    September 25, 2013 at 10:25 am — Reply

    Journey into mystery line made me smile.
    You know? I liked it! It looks like something I can enjoy watching. And something I’m likely to watch near live.
    I’m a little disappointed that the Mike Peterson character doesn’t look like he’ll be ongoing. I like the actor and the character. But that certainly won’t detract from the entertainment value of the show.
    I like all of the characters and there were enough hooks and hints to make me think the first season will have a fun, engaging story.
    One thing I really liked was the headshot at the end. And that is because I was faked out and confused for a heartbeat.
    I think I’m in for the season!

  13. September 25, 2013 at 5:54 pm — Reply

    I really enjoyed the show. the call back to Extremis was good, giving a nice little plot to deal with, I do really hope that, if not name dropped, but hopefully get a couple heroes to show up through the series, even if they are not the huge name heroes that already have their own movie. The premise of the show is nice, and cannot wait until next week.

  14. b003
    September 25, 2013 at 8:40 pm — Reply

    Enh I liked the hover car. I want to see A.I.M and Mandroids. Don’t want another Smallville or Arrow.
    Go BIG or go home. I’ll give it a few more episodes but not really holding out hope.

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