TV Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D 1×1: “Pilot”



And so we discovered why we couldn’t touch Lola. It was Chitty Chitty Bang Bang all along! So began Marvel’s first foray into live-action television, a hugely anticipated show from nerd-God Joss Whedon and his brother and sister-in-law. The show marketed as the ‘Return to the Screen of Clark Gregg’s Beloved Agent Coulson’ (Marvel can’t even kill off this guy!), but secretly a politically motivated, high-concept thriller show which would introduce millions of innocent Americans to concepts few but Whedon and his peers could possibly understand. I have never had higher expectations for a show than I had for Agents of SHIELD. I adore the Marvel Universe (not necessarily all the individual films, but the way they are tied together and built up) and especially Whedon’s wonderful The Avengers, as well as network action shows, so how could I not love this? Luckily, I did. I’ve heard a…

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