Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD

Last night was the pilot of Marvel’s Agents of Shield. This series picks up shortly after the last Avenger’s Movie and talks about the difference in the world after the “Battle of New York”.

In this new TV series you explore a world where “normal” everyday people realize that things are not as they were. Now people “know” there are “gods and superheroes”. How will people respond? Will they accept the new normal where there are those with greater strength than the average? How will society cope with the knowledge that creatures can attack from outer space and beyond.

The pilot follows the just completed team, (they added Ward to the team) as they track down a man with superhuman strength that saved a women from a fire. They hope to get to him before others that wish to turn him to evil get to him.

The good hearted man with superhuman strength is an out of work warehouse worker who injured his back. He wants to raise his son and do right. Sadly what was done to “help him heal and be strong again” is deadly! It is deadly not only to him but anybody around him.

One of my favorite minor character comes forward into this TV series. Agent Phil Coulson, thought to have died on the SHIELD airship is alive and well, after a recuperative stay in Tahiti. What really happened? Questions still remain! Agent Coulson is still played by Clark Gregg. Agent Coulson also has Lola, his classic car that is not refurbished to original specks. Don’t touch Lola!

Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton) sees the world in black and white, right and wrong. He is a no nonsense agent who will do what it takes to get the job done. He rather work along but has just been pulled into this special team. He is irritating and enduring at the same time.

The tech team of Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) and Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) are humorous and smart. They are fun to watch outsmart the bad guy and save the day.

Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) is a reluctant member of the team. She would rather stay working at a desk away from the fight. Asked to be the “bus driver” for the team she agreed as long as she did not have to fight. But, when push comes to shove she is can and will join the battle and you want her on your side.

Hacker recruited to the team is Skye (Chloe Bennet). Tech smart and having shown SHIELD she could hack their system she is caught and recruited to assist in helping find the missing superman. After being convinced SHIELD is not the evil government machine she thought it was, she assists in finding a man who shows superhuman strength before some bad people could use him for evil plans.

I found this a fun series. For those that just want an escape with little brain use this is it! I will be continuing to DVR and watch this show. On a scale of 1-10, 10 being a TV series that challenges my mind and engages my heart by delivering believable and relatable characters I give MAoS a 5/6. For just plain FUN I give it an 8. With the combined score of a 7.

I look forward to seeing what they do with this series and if they will develop the characters further. This is a great show for the entire family to watch and talk about right/wrong and situational ethics. Bravo for combining the action with discussing some ethics.

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