With the dawn of Fall every network starts trotting out their new shows, but only ABC had one that I couldn’t wait for. It is Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. It would have caught my attention anyway by just being a prime time comic book live action TV show, but one that was created, written, and directed by Joss Whedon, I am in. So how did it do? It was very good.
The show follows the undead Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg), most recently seen dying in the Avengers movie, as he builds a team to seek out the strange and weird, and either trying recruit it, or trying to keep it from killing people. As always the team is made up of the best people they can find, but the best don’t always play nice together.
The show got off to a good start, but like most pilots it gets weighed down explaining who everyone is and what the show is about to be truly great, so I think the best is yet come. The show is giving off a Warehouse 13 sort of vibe with its kind of campy charm, but instead of just seeking out artifacts the Agents could be searching out anything or anyone.
It was about time that Marvel made a live action TV show after DC has had a lot of success with their own recently, and a spinoff starring S.H.I.E.L.D makes a ton sense. It allows for smaller scale stories, but still all wrapped up in the same universe. I will be tuning in.