I don’t believe that there has been this much hype for a new TV show in quite some time. Ever since there was talk of the show coming to network television, people have wondered if it would be a success without Agent Coulson. Now people know that he made it through the Battle of New York, but at what extent? He spent an unknown amount of time in Tahiti recovering. But is that what really has happened? His character seems to be the Bosley to the SHIELD’s Charlie’s Angels. An older gentleman that makes his way into the field making funny quips, talking about vacation days and talking about his precious car.
It’s great to see Cobie Summers make an appearance as Maria Hill to at least introduce the series, but I wouldn’t expect to see her much in the series. I don’t know if Agent Hill would really bring anything to the show other than giving the opening report and having a satisfied or disappointed look at the end of an episode depending on how the team did.
Referring to the Avenger’s movie and Iron Man 3 was a good seg-way to the show, but it seems like they tied the movies in with the show a little too quickly. It should be spread out over the first couple of episodes so people can see if they will mention what has recently happened within the Marvel Universe. Maybe give a little back story to SHIELD so people aren’t looking for only movie references.
The show features a great cast of agents. Fitz and Simmons are a great comic relief to a serious situation as well as Agent Coulson. Agent Ward is the all-around prodigy within the group and Agent Melinda May is the veteran who stepped down from the field to take an easy desk job, who then dragged back into action with the promise of just driving a vehicle. And you have the wild card that is still undecided about joining the team, Skye. She was a member of the group called the Rising Tide, who had hacked into the SHIELD computers and knew more about what was going on in the world than they knew.
Within the first episode there was reference made to Iron Man 3 with the Extremis serum, which was the main plot point of the pilot episode. A common man, Mike Peterson, was injured on the job, and was promised to gain more strength than he could imagine. The serum was placed into his body giving him super strength, but it had the same side effects as in Iron Man 3. Fitz and Simmons had to find a way to stop the serum from making Mike explode and without shooting him so he could live to be with his son, Ace. They were able to counteract the serum with their own and were able to save Mike just moments before he was about to explode and kill everyone in a train station, which would have ended the series fairly quickly.
There is great potential for this show with past members of the Marvel Universe making quest appearances to possibly introducing characters from the next chapters of the Marvel Movie Universe. And hopefully they have Samuel L Jackson make an appearance as Nick Fury. You can never go wrong with Sam Jackson.