“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” premiered Sept. 24 on ABC. The show is a spinoff from the Marvel box office hits. This series, however, takes a different approach to superheroes.
“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is set in a time and place where society knows about how the Avengers saved New York City from a near apocalyptic attack. With this knowledge, interest in superhero memorabilia is at an all-time high and superheroes are respected around the world, or at least that is what is perceived.
The first show opens with a father and son purchasing items from street vendors. Within a few minutes, a near- by building suffers a major explosion.
As the father tells his son to remain safe with a friend, the audience is captured by the superhuman abilities the father has. He successfully saves a woman from the burning structure, but he will face many troubles ahead as his actions were captured on video.
“S.H.I.E.L.D.” is the acronym for “Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division,” also known as the line between the “world and the much weirder world” by protecting the world from “news they aren’t ready to hear.” The S.H.I.E.L.D. organization is assembling a team of highly skilled, qualified individuals to protect the world from the strange.
Their first mission is to partner with the Rising Tide organization and recruit the father who saved the woman from the burning building early in the episode. Agent Phil Coulson, reprised by Clark Gregg, is leading and assembling the group.
The series has a refreshing attitude as it strives to “shelter” the world by containing the strange. With the vast number of cast members, “S.H.I.E.L.D.” is able to capture the imagination and attention of viewers and keep them intrigued with the many plot twists.
Not everything is as it seems as the episode continues. This series must be watched closely as the story unfolds; it’s fast-paced and enjoyable.
Grab a bowl of popcorn, tune in every Tuesday at 8 p.m. and let S.H.I.E.L.D. capture your imagination and fulfill your need for an action-filled drama.
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