I’m so worried for my DVR. This is the week where we all get serious. Our favourite shows are coming back, new ones are starting, things are overlapping. I have serious anxiety about what I’m going to watch, what I’m going to record and when am I going to have the time to see it all! It was really hard to pick just one show as my TV pick of the week. I chose Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. because you can’t really go wrong. People are already talking about it, you know it’s going to get the ratings, it’s based around a well-known and well-loved character, and… Joss Whedon. Check out the trailer and read on for a quick synopsis of the series and what you can expect from Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Here is the official synopsis of the show: Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel’s feature films, as he assembles a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Together they investigate the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary. Coulson’s team consists of Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), highly trained in combat and espionage; Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), expert pilot and martial artist; Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker), brilliant engineer; and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge), genius bio-chemist. Joining them on their journey into mystery is new recruit and computer hacker, Skye (Chloe Bennet).
If you haven’t watched The Avengers and aren’t familiar with the franchise, do not let that sway you. The pilot spends more than half of its time catching viewers up to speed so you’re not walking into the series blindly. Every single review I have read so far has been positive. Cautious, but positive. There are always certain things that need to be worked out along the way but this is not even close to being an action packed, testosterone fuelled superhero snoozefest. Fans of Joss Whedon already know that the star of his shows is the writing. AV Club posted their review of the pilot and said “The dialogue is quippy and constantly undercutting what’s happening onscreen. The female characters have agency and a way with a one-liner. The male characters are world-weary and sarcastic. The pilot builds to a final 15-minute showdown that’s vintage Whedon, and in that section, it’s easy to imagine this will be exactly as fun as his other shows have been.”
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D premieres this Tuesday night at 8:00pm EST on ABC. Will you be watching?