I kept hearing good things about this show but was reluctant to check it out because I’m generally underwhelmed by Marvel’s movies.Well, my low expectations worked to my advantage because I’ve come to really enjoy it.
The show picks up where the Avengers left off, with the Battle of New York over and the world permanently changed. In response, mysteriously resurrected Agent Phil Coulson assembles an elite team of skilled agents and operatives: Melinda May, Grant Ward, Leo Fitz, Jemma Simmons and new recruit/computer hacker Skye.
Together, they investigate the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary. But every answer unearths even more tantalizing questions that reverberate across the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Although a little cheesy and lighthearted, the show skillfully combines all the requisites of good storytelling: fun characters, witty, wry humor, emotional setups and payoffs, tightly plotted episodes that deliver vicarious thrills, the slow unraveling of overarching mysteries and plot points that keep you wondering, and high, Hollywood-esque production values.
Give it two or three episodes and I bet you’ll want to continue.