Archive | May 13, 2015

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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When Marvel first announced they were going to do a show about Agent Coulson, I was a bit shocked. Where we had last left off in the Avengers, Loki had killed Coulson and surprised all of us. At that time, noone really knew much of Coulson other than the fact he was leader of S.H.I.E.D. and a huge fan of Captain America.

I missed the first two or three episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but one night, my sibling and I sat down together and watched an episode. We were instantly hooked, and I soon grew to enjoy the show.

*Spoilers*

The show is about a group of agents hired to save parts of the world from a growing threat known as the clairvoyant (and I spent the whole first season wondering what the heck a clairvoyant was.), who is trying to seek out ways to destroy S.H.I.E.L.D. Coulson and his group manage to discover something else, though;the serum injected into Coulson and Skye to bring them back from their death is alien technology, therefore making it so that the agents have no clue what this serum will do to their two friends. Along with this, they discover that HYDRA, the enemy of Captain America, is back and ready to annihilate S.H.I.E.L.D and everything to do with them.

Later on, in season 2, Skye is faced with unearthly problems, such as a growing energy inside her and threatening to come out. When Coulson and the team find out, they are forced to separate her from the rest of the team, thus stressing her out. Skye discovers there is a place built just for people like her, and when she is released, she lives there, soon finding out her mother was the person mentoring her. Not only that, but she is evil and looking for a way to destroy everything S.H.I.E.L.D.

Season 2 was not half as good as Season 1, but there are interesting concepts in Season 2 and it ended fairly well. I am not sure if I like the idea of making seemingly normal agents into these super powerful human beings. It makes things too odd, and it almost comes across as if the producers of the show ran out of ideas at the last minute, but at least they are keeping the characters alive. For now.

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My favorite characters are without a doubt Fitz and Simmons. When I started the show, I thought they were siblings, but as the season progressed, I quickly realized this was not true. They have a sibling-like relationship but they certainly do not act like it at times. I like scientist-like characters and I definitely think these two make it on the list. Fitz is very caring and kind and Simmons is smart and alert, and that makes them a really good team, I think. Hopefully Simmons lives, because what was shown at the end of the season’s episode was horrifying.

Like I said, Season 2 is a bit of a downer because of the path they took, but overall, it’s a fairly decent show. There are a few swear words and one part I had to skip, but other than that, it’s pretty clean.  And the good news is that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. just got renewed this month, so maybe their act will clean up a bit in the next season

Just a bit of advice for those interested in starting the show: You must remember this is set between Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. There are many references to these two movies, and characters from each are mentioned and put into the show (and there’s someone guest starred in both seasons.) so this is a huge plus for me.  HYDRA is from both Captain America movies, so if you haven’t seen those movies, go watch it or else you will be very confused. Very. Confused.

The show is a sideways thumb for me. I think the majority of the plot can be turned right side up again if something happens, but for now, I’m just going to say,”Meh, it’s okay.”

Thanks for reading!

 

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