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TV Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ep101 “Pilot”


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

Episode: Pilot

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is the first step for Marvel in the TV realm. After successfully conquering the multiplexes with Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, and The Avengers, Marvel Studios now moves onto the small screen, where there are certainly more risks than on the big screen. With Joss Whedon writing and directing the pilot episode, it’s safe to say that there’s a lot of hype surrounding this series. After all the hype, how does Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. stack up in the fall TV lineup?

Pretty good. Pretty, pretty, good.

S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton) is called out of active field duty to assist Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) in ongoing investigations into the new “superheroes” that keep popping up in the wake of the battle of New York seen in The Avengers. The pilot’s main story beat this week is Coulson’s team tracking down the hacker behind “The Rising Tide”, an online site that’s been leaking important documents right under S.H.I.E.L.D.’s nose. The hacker, named Skye (and played by Chloe Bennet), is also tied to a new “superhero” running through the country, who has connections with a certain Marvel Studios film that came out this past May. Read the rest of this entry