ABC’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ offers glimpse into Marvel universe

The cast of Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' is featured on one of the show's promotional posters. This ABC drama airs Tuesdays at 8/7c.
The cast of Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ is featured on one of the show’s promotional posters. This ABC drama airs Tuesdays at 8/7c.

A new breed of special agents has emerged at the forefront of mainstream television. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is shaking up ABC’s fall TV lineup with its fresh and clever superhero spin on the typical crime drama.

Indeed, the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., also known as the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division, are no average law enforcement officers. Rather, they have formed an elite squad established to maintain order in the Marvel universe since the Battle of New York occurred, which was depicted in The Avengers. It was during this battle that the world learned of the existence of the Avengers and what evil powers lay beyond the immediate universe. The task of monitoring possible threats around the world while protecting its citizens at the same time falls into this team’s capable hands, led by none other than—brace yourselves—Agent Phil Coulson, who did not die.

Not only does this sci-fi drama offer a drastically different genre for viewers to experience, but the show has been constructed to contain comedic instances to lighten the often-intense mood. While enjoying an imaginative escape into the realm of Marvel superheroes, viewers can experience the perfect blend of crime-fighting action and humor, suitable for the entire family.

Brilliant character construction and development adds yet another unique aspect to the series. Beyond the reintroduction of Coulson in the first episode and with only a handful of episodes having been aired, much has already been learned about the characters’ pasts—including some rather dark secrets.

But to discover those secrets, watching Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is mandatory. It airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on ABC. Level 7 access may be required.

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