Agent Phil Coulson of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division) puts together a team of agents to investigate the new, the strange and the unknown around the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary.
Agents of SHIELD is a massive feat of Cultural and Cinematic Engineering, 7 sprawling seasons if complex storyline and disheartening tragedy. The plot is beautifully orchestrated to emphasize moments and make them hit harder. Season 6 and 7 whilst feeling disjointed from the rest of both the agents of shield style and the grander marvel universe, is a masterpiece of storytelling. The only problem with Marvel's Agents of Shield is the reliance on the MCU, maybe that is why it became popular. But that is the main capping of the shows imagination and possibility.
A series to have a place for in your heart (27 September 2020) It's not many series that age well. This did. My ratings for this series started around 6 or 7 and pushed their way through to almost perfect score. Is it objectively comparable to other 9's or 10's? I am not sure. Is it, subjectively? Hell yeah. I finished the series thinking that I will miss them all. You love the characters and you stay engaged no matter what. They all grow, they all feel and they all live the part. In this final season more than the rest, it is crystal clear that they love the show as well. They have their fun with it and that's something really precious for any viewer. The show touches upon almost if not all the "big" hot sci-fi and science subjects. And it does so gracefully. Does it not have cheesy or "no-sense" parts? Well yeah it has, how could it not? But who cares? You learn to love even these small drivels as in the grant scheme of the show, they are even funny. The simple truth is that they rocked it on. Both the actors from the first pilot, to anyone else than joined in the later seasons. This is not a masterpiece series and it doesn't need to be. This is not a filming/acting/etc. crew. It's a family. And I am happy to have spent time with them all. To their ups and their downs. Yes, this is a review of a fan so it maybe doesn't ring as objective. But this show got from winning my respect to winning my love, keeping my excitement topped along 7 bloody years, making it difficult for me to write an objective piece. I couldn't have wished for anything different. If you, reading this, haven't watched the series yet: do, you are in for a hell of a ride. If you, reading this, were a part of the people working for this series: thank you. Your work will stay with me along the years and that's something you should be proud of.