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Agent May in golf Skirt. Ming-Na Wen in Agents of SHIELD S3Ep2 Purpose in the Machine Review

Agents of SHIELD S3Ep2 Purpose in the Machine Review

An article on Blastr.com went into detail about how the new season of Agents of SHIELD will transform the series for the better. Certainly after two episodes I agree it has managed an incredible turn around. So much so that I remain skeptical if Marvel is doing the right thing releasing even more shows on Netflix. The teaser trailer for Jessica Jones released today certainly did not convince many people. But we are here for the second episode of AoS’s third season. I hope you will enjoy the review, below, that I wrote. Agents of SHIELD S3Ep2 Purpose in the Machine Review...

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Agents of SHIELD S3Ep1 Laws of Nature Review

It has been just over 3 months since the second season of Agents of SHIELD ended. The creative staff behind the show, Joss Whedon included, have yet again tinkered with the format in the hopes of improving ratings. Considering the second was an improvement over the first we can only hope the third season will be even better. Agents of SHIELD S3Ep1 Laws of Nature Review In terms of the story the third season continues about 3 months after the finale. SHIELD is busy dealing with the release of the compound that turns people into dangerous Inhuman’s. Coulson and his team...

Skye new Quake uniform. Agents of SHIELD Season 3 Preview

Agents of SHIELD Season 3 Preview – Chloe Bennett’s revamp of Quake is seriously cool!

In a week and a half ABCs Agents of SHIELD season 3 will air. With ratings only stabilizing around an uncomfortable 7 million the show has to innovate to survive. After a few teasers we now have a trailer for an extended Agents of SHIELD Season 3 Preview. Agents of SHIELD Season 3 Preview Agents of SHIELD already made a number of improvements during its second season. There was more emphasize on serialized stories while the procedurals were better interwoven. Agents of SHIELD also for the first time managed to set the background mythology itself independent of the Marvel Cinematic Universe....

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Agents of SHIELD S2Ep13 ‘One Of Us’ Review

The second season of Agents of SHIELD has already seen a lot of action, but somehow it also feels slow. Fans have complained about the little character development or solid plot development. This weeks episode ‘One Of Us’ just like last week also suffers from these deficiencies but there does seem to be movement towards better balanced character development. For one thing the impact of Skye’s new super powers has had a pronounced effect on Coulson’s team. After Fitz tried to hide her condition Simmons has come to distrust him. For May the difficulties in dealing with Skye has lead her...

Coulson visits Simmons - Agents of SHIELD S2Ep3 Making Friends and Influencing People Review

Agents of SHIELD S2Ep3 Making Friends and Influencing People Review

This week’s episode of Agents of SHIELD is entitled ‘Making Friends and Influencing People’ but a better title might have been ‘What Simmons did’. Ever since the season premier two weeks ago fans have been near irate about the sudden disappearance of Elizabeth Henstridge‘s character Jemma Simmons. Some saw it is a prelude to write her character out of the show along with Fitz. Simmons has never been my favorite character, with both her and Fitz there was something too arrogant in their persona to make them likable. To borrow from an accusation made against ex-agent Ward, there more than just a...

Agents of SHIELD S2Ep2 Heavy Is the Head Review - Coulson making drawings

Agents of SHIELD S2Ep2 Heavy Is the Head Review

Agents of SHIELD is back on TV to try and hold the banner for Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. Season 1 received mixed reviews but there was potential for improvement. So far with two episodes into its second season I have little to complain about, though the show does try a bit hard and sometimes comes off as melodramatic. Originally season 2’s cast was to be enlarged by Lucy Lawless but officially her character Hartley died at the end of the previous episode. It certainly meant the trolls on the discussion boards were up in arms by saying it was a fake-out....

Lucy Lawless as agent Hartley - Agents of SHIELD season 2 sneak peek trailer

Agents of SHIELD season 2 sneak peek trailer

Agents of SHIELD season 2 sneak peek trailer Next Tuesday Agents of SHIELD will be back for its second season. For those who can’t wait until then Marvel has released a short sneak peek. This two and half minute clip shows the new situation in a post-SHIELD world. It also gives us our first glimpse of Lucy Lawless as SHIELD agent Isabelle “Izzy” Hartley. As an agent she has been ordered by Coulson to prevent ex-agents from selling secrets to HYDRA or other parties. However, there appears to still be need to work on the finishing as coordinating with agent May goes awry. The...

Agents of SHIELD Season 2 Trailer and Preview - Ex-Agent Ward (Brett Dalton)

Agents of SHIELD Season 2 Trailer and Preview

Agents of SHIELD Season 2 Trailer and Preview Agents of SHIELD was one of last year’s most controversial new TV to air. It wasn’t controversial because of any graphic violence or nudity but because many fans felt let down by the hype. I was one of them. During the first few episodes I was easily distracted by the California setting, the lame plot and the lead characters who acted like jerks. Slowly, with many hiccups, the season improved until the moment of the mid-season cliffhanger I actually dared to call myself a fan. Though trying to get any kind of discussion going inevitably...

Lucy Lawless joins the cast of Agents of SHIELD - Battlestar Galactica

Lucy Lawless joins the cast of Agents of SHIELD

Lucy Lawless joins the cast of Agents of SHIELD Slowly the news is starting to trickle in about the second season of Agents of SHIELD. The show is scheduled to premiere on September 23, 2014. I think most people interested can be split into two groups. The first group want to see more of the Marvel Universe because they are fans. While the second want to see if the show will be cancelled. Despite some good reviews during the latter episodes the ratings barely rose. According to some the ratings actually declined and stood at a little above 5.5 million. Which is less than...

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Preview of Agents of SHIELD Season 1 Finale

Yesterday we finally got the news that ABC’s Agents of SHIELD has been renewed for a second season. Half way during its first season it was touch and go as the ratings kept dropping. They finally stabilized at 5.5 million viewers watching on TV with a total 9 million viewers including those using DVR. That is by no means spectacular but ABC seems to have few options. Luckily, the quality of the show has improved considerably. I recently had time to watch the first half of the season and though I liked it a lot better during this second viewing I could...

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Agents of SHIELD S1Ep21 Ragtag Review

Next week we will see the last episode of season 1 of Agents of SHIELD. Many fans, me included, are crossing their fingers and hoping the show will not be cancelled. I am hopeful, the ratings have stabilized and have even seen a slight rise since the start of the Hydra Uprising storyline. The show seems to have found solid footing with its characters as well, something that was lacking during the first ten episodes. With all the buzz surrounding Captain America 2 and the upcoming Avengers 2: Age of Ultron movie it seems unlikely that Joss Whedon will allow this to end after...

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Agents of SHIELD S1Ep20 Nothing Personal Review

It is a strange sensation to actually look forward to a new episode of Agents of SHIELD. During the first ten episodes of this season that rarely happened. The show has improved considerably and I am actually sad that after this weeks episode there are only two until the season is concluded. This week sees the return of Cobie Smulders as former agent Maria Hill. You may remember from the movie Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier that she actively voted for SHIELD to be disbanded after the HYDRA reveal. She now works for Stark Industries but is pressured by the government into revealing what...

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Agents of SHIELD S1Ep19 The Only Light in the Darkness Review

Agents of SHIELD has finally managed to get itself into higher gear with the Captain America story tie-in. Ever since episode 17 ‘Turn, turn, turn’ fans have been casually positive about what they perceive as a reboot. Before the tie-in I had an opportunity to rewatch all the episodes and I must say that I found some of my own criticism of the show unfounded. There are many subtle points I missed the first time watching and the writing staff deserve more credit. That said, the show is better than ever now that SHIELD has its back to the wall after Garret and Ward (Brett Dalton) were...

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S1 Episode 16 End of the Beginning Preview

With the ratings for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. slowly dipping the race is on to prevent the show from being cancelled at the end of its 22 episode first season run. I think the show is worth saving because of its very high entertainment value but only if some appropriate alterations are made. During the last few episodes we have already seen alterations such as changing the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization into a protagonist/antagonist organization as well as expanding the cast with characters from Marvel’s Universe. However, the show has also developed some nasty habits. At times it can be unnecessary frivolous and campy. I was certainly not...

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D S1Ep15 'Yes Men' - Elena Satine as Lorelei

Agents of SHIELD S1Ep15 ‘Yes Men’ Review

The events of the previous episode ‘T.A.H.I.T.I’ have severely altered the emotional level of this show. Suddenly its tone has gotten quite  big darker. The organization that or gang belongs to, S.H.I.E.L.D, has always been depicted as a sort of benevolent C.I.A despite being oppressive, bureaucratic and secretive. We always knew that there must have been an other side to the organization and slowly it is being revealed as one with a very dark secret. From now until the end of the season we can expect Coulson to be severely at odds with S.H.I.E.L.D which in my opinion means a divorce...

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Agents of SHIELD S1Ep11 ‘The Magical Place’ Review

Finally, after seeing agent Coulson die in the 2012 movie The Avengers viewers found out how me was resurrected. Strangely enough it didn’t really seem that it was the most important thing of the episode. Instead what Coulson saw as his betrayal by SHIELD for ruining his relationship as well as Nick Fury’s unethical decision to bring him back was far more at the forefront. Ultimately it came down to very advanced technology that allowed agent Coulson to be back, but the consequences are as of yet unknown. Agents of SHIELD may have dodged a bullet by bring Coulson back in what I think...