Reviewing Marvel’s Agents of Shield
Marvel’s “Agents of Shield” is my favorite TV show. It has action, drama, adventure, comedy, and much more. The show took place after 2012’s “The Avengers”. Agent Phil Coulson was stabbed by Loki’s scepter and killed off the film. He was brought back life to lead this great show.
The cast involves great actors and actresses. Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Malinda May, Chloe Bennet as Skye/Daisy Johnson/Quake, Iain De Caestecker as Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Jemma Simmons, Henry Simmons as Alphonso ‘Mack’ Mackenzie, Natalia Cordova-Buckley as Elena ‘Yo-Yo’ Rodriguez, and new to the cast, Jeff Ward as Deke Shaw. Let’s not forgot the great cast members that left the show, starting with Brett Dalton as Grant Ward/Hive, Nick Blood as Lance Hunter, Adrianne Palicki as Bobbie Morse, Luke Mitchell as Lincoln Campbell, and John Hannah as Holden Radcliffe.
The Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division, also known as S.H.I.E.L.D, was designed to protect the world from inhuman threats. For someone who has all five seasons on DVD and watched every episode more than thirty times, I can tell you the show is much more than just another sci-fi drama. It has hidden truths to how we proceed life, the characters are amazing, the writers are not at all prejudice, and the stories are well put together.
First off, the characters are very entertaining, you can never grow bored of them. The one character that had a huge role in the series is Clark Gregg’s Phil Coulson. Coulson was brought back from the dead by the use of alien DNA. He was appointed to lead a team of agents. After 2014’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, S.H.I.E.L.D was crippled by the Nazi organization known as Hydra. Once everything fell, Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury appointed Coulson as director of the new formed S.H.I.E.L.D. During his time as director, Coulson had his arm cut off, turned to the dark side, became the Ghost Rider, fell in love, and is once again on the process of dying after making a deal to save the world. He is now spending his remaining days on a beach in Tahiti with his love, Malinda May.
Coulson was just one of many great characters, the writers did an excellent job with creating an equilibrium of gender and race. The females are seen as the stronger characters, while the males are seen as leaders. For example, Chloe Bennet’s Daisy Johnson is the one who faces off against the main antagonist and never fails. I believe the writers are expressing the strength that women have to take care of themselves. The cast includes a mixture of races: Caucasian, African American, Hispanic, and Asian. No race is more superior. Currently, the new director of S.H.I.E.L.D is Henry Simmons’ Alphonso ‘Mack’ Mackenzie, an African American man who’s a great leader and a man of good faith. He has a big heart and the capability of keeping the team together.
Now that the characters have been established, each season consists of incredible storylines. Season one started out with a simple mission, then revealed Hydra. Season two continues the Hydra story and introduces Inhumans. Season three goes deeper into Inhumans and introduces another planet. Season four brought us Ghost Rider, LMD’s (Life Model Decoy’s), and an alternate reality where Hydra is superior. Finally, season five brought us space and time travel. I would also like to mention that the background music keeps you engaged, I recommend going on YouTube and looking up their soundtrack. I’m really looking forward to what season six will bring.
After going over the characters, the writers, and storylines, I encourage all that have Netflix, give “Marvel’s Agents of Shield” a chance. It’s enjoyable for all audience. Marvel’s “Agents of Shield” season six returns in the summer of 2019 with 13-episodes, that should be plenty of time to get all caught up.