Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. debut.

Posted: September 24, 2013 in Marvel Cinematic Universe
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe extended into television tonight with the debut of Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  It opens with a voice over monologue from an unknown female member of the Rising Tide. Apparently they are a group of hackers looking to expose Shield, who have been secret for decades.

Next in L.A. we see someone with super strength save a woman (an incredibly attractive woman of course) from a fire. Cut to Paris where Agent Ward retrieves a Chitarui (alien) neural link from the black market. He then reluctantly joins a team of other Shield agents to investigate the L.A. Hero and the rising tide.

The rest of the episode goes from here. There’s not really references to other Marvel Characters so much as there are to concepts like Project Pegasus, gamma radiation, Dr. Erksine’s (from Captain America) formula, and even Extremis. This makes me wonder where this takes place in regards to Iron Man 3. There is a half reference to the “With Great Power” quote along with the phrase “Journey Into Mystery.”

In fact to my knowledge all the agents and other characters are completely original to this show. I can understand this as the new characters don’t come in with any baggage.

The Elephant in the room is Agent Coulsen. At simple explanation to how he’s still alive comes quick but then we find it’s not quite what is seems. Regarding this there’s a few references to Tahiti and it being a “magical place.”

Overall I can’t say I loved it but it wasn’t bad. The interrogation scene had a cute twist. I’m still curious to how the rest of the series will go. Now that the pilot is out of the way I’d hope future episodes are more Marvel-centric and expands the universe more.

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