Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Netflix Tuesday

In eager anticipation of Marvel’s Avengers Age of Ultron (coming this May!), we’re revisiting the Marvel universe via our favorite armchair tour guide: Netflix.

From time to time, we’ll share some of the top subscriber rated Marvel shows available for streaming, add our spoiler-peppered two cents, and invite your input in the ready and waiting “Comments” section. It’s gonna be Marvel-ous!

Okay, okay - we’ll try to keep the corny puns to a minimum.

We kicked off our Marvel-by-way-of-Netflix adventure with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: Season 1. The premier season of this big-show-that-could garnered 5 stars from streaming subscribers.

While we initially felt that the show didn’t quite live up to its hype, or to our own sky-high hopes, what gradually won us over were its moments of crackling, Whedon-esque humor and — another Whedon staple -- the earnest, yet realistically developing sense of familial camaraderie that the disparate agents build over the course of the season.

Those strong points, coupled with the fact that we unconditionally love Agent Coulson, want to know exactly why Director Fury went to such extreme lengths to save him, and whether or not what was done to him will keep on messing with his little balding head, will be enough to make us quickly click “Add to My List” and start binge watching Season 2 as soon as it becomes available for streaming.

Honestly though, there are other winning characters on the show that we’ve come to root for, and about whose secrets and mysteries we’d like to learn more; Skye’s 0-8-4 origins, May’s ambiguous feelings for Coulson, and (spoiler alert!, but c’mon, it’s already Season Two in real-time!), can Agent Ward ever be trusted again?! We’re not so secretly hoping he can. We’re also eager to see Fitz alive, well and awkwardly nerding his way around with the team again.

What do you think?

What did you think of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Season 1? Did you watch it in real-time or catch up with it on Netlflix? Is it a meaningful addition to the Marvel Universe? Or just a shameless exploitation of the Avengers movie popularity?  Are you watching Season 2 now?  How’s it compare with Season 1? Don’t shield (!) us from your thoughts, give them a share below in the comments section.

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