When it comes to movies based on comic book heroes, things have been hit and miss the past few years. However, Marvel seems to be getting it together as they have had some success with all their recent licenses. The Avengers was the crowning achievement bringing all these heroes together the first time on the big screen. Following the box office smash, ABC announced that they were going to make a TV show based off the movies called Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The agents that make up this team are an eclectic bunch that seem to play off one another. You have the lone wolf black ops member (Grant Ward), the two techies (Leo Fitz & Jenna Simmons) , the pilot /weapons expert (Melinda May) and the suspicious hacker (Skye).
In the first episode the team is sent out to investigate a superhuman who saved a woman from a burning building. Skye is part of an anti-government group called Rising Tide. After tracking down this particular super human and pacifying him peacefully, Skye is offered a job with S.H.I.E.L.D., which she accepts.
Episode two starts aboard the team plane as a giant hole is blown in the hull. The episode works its way backwards telling the story as the team is sent to Peru tracking a Code 0-8-4. This code stands for an object of unknown origin, and it turns out to be a Hydra weapon powered by tesseract technology. As they are about to unearth this artifact the local military shows up and swarms the team. Without giving too much away all I can say is watch this episode all the way through.
We’re two episodes in for this great show from Joss Whedon, and I am firmly hooked. With ABC (and therefore Disney) backing it, the chances we might see some cameos from the Avengers, or maybe some other heroes/villains is huge!
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is on every Tuesday night on ABC check your local listings.