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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...

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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 S.H.I.E.L.D S1Ep13 T.R.A.C.K.S. Review!

Let me start by apologizing for being absent for almost two weeks. I was very busy for my masters degree which does have to take precedence over my love for Science-Fiction. Luckily it has been a quiet week with our favorite shows such as Almost Human, Person of Interest of course  Agents of SHIELD only returning to air this week. I can highly recommend you check out he latest Almost Human episode as it almost feels like a reboot of the show. This weeks episode of Agents of SHIELD entitled T.R.A.C.K.S. also feels like a reboot. This come after the scathing...

Agents of SHIELD S1Ep12 ‘Seeds’ Preview

Reactions to the revelation of how agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) was resurrected after his death in The Avengers have been mixed. Most viewers agree it wasn’t bad or mishandled but it was certainly not spectacular. There was no alien technology involved (as far as we know) nor is Coulson a clone or a Life Model Decoy. It was just that his brain was repaired after he had been dead for days. However, episode 11 ‘The Magical Place’ did lay the seed for more revelations to come about agent Coulson. Just what was it that the doctors did that was so...

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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...

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D S1Ep10 ‘The Bridge’ Review

Continuity One thing that irritates me beyond measure on a lot of procedural shows such as Person of Interest, Elementary and Haven is that characters from a particular episode rarely return. PoI in particular has a gift for making characters interesting enough to care about in just 43 minutes. However, besides a handful we never see them back. Agents of SHIELD seems to take a similar stance but this week we are re-introduced to the protagonist/antagonist Mike Peterson from the shows Pilot. Mike as you may remember, tried to be a superhero but sadly came under the influence of Centipede...

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D S1Ep10 ‘The Bridge’ Preview!

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D has aired its first nine episodes so far. Fans were initially hesitant to embrace the new show. Common complaints were that it was either campy or had a tendency to ‘jump the shark’ too often. After 4 or 5 episodes the show changed for the better with introducing characters arcs for all the principal cast members and raising the stakes through more effective drama. In my opinion the show improved across the board. Though the fact that it played in some mirror universe that didn’t seem connected to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe made it feel a bit lost. Sure...

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S1Ep7 ‘The Hub’ Review!

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is back with the episode ‘The Hub’. I must say that the shows hype is starting to diminish just when its quality is picking up. The previous two episode were just fantastic as two high quality standalone stories. However, fans were left irritated with the lack of knowledge about the wider universe of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. This episode corrects some of that by introducing the Hub, which is essentially S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters. In ‘The Hub’ Fitz and Ward are forced to team up for a solo mission behind enemy lines in the Caucasus as they need to disarm one of...

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Agents of SHIELD ‘Pilot’ Review!

One of the first things I was wondering about at the start of the pilot of ‘Agents of SHIELD’ was which character the show would focus on. Sure, agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) has certainly gotten most of the fans attention but it became clear quite quickly that an aura of mystery would surround him and his resurrection for a very long time. Instead we have an ensemble of other characters such as agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), a former black ops specialist who seems to act as the character that the audience can relate to and so stay vested in the show. On the other...