Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 1 (2013 - 2014)


Season 1
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is sure to please comic book fans, but the strong ensemble and brisk pacing help to make this better-than-average superhero show accessible to non-fanboys as well.



Critic Ratings: 72


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Air date: Sep 24, 2013
Air date: Oct 1, 2013
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Air date: Oct 15, 2013
Air date: Oct 22, 2013
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Air date: Nov 19, 2013
Air date: Nov 26, 2013
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From the Marvel Universe comes -- the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, ready to defend the citizens of the world. In the aftermath of the battle between invading aliens and the Earth's mightiest heroes, The Avengers, the special law enforcement agency S.H.I.E.L.D begin to intensively recruit new agents to investigate bizarre events and super-human sighting. Led by Agent Coulson, this mismatched team of super spies, geeky scientists, sneaky con artists and regular Joes with extraordinary gifts will have to come together as the first line of defence against the evil forces who seek to corrupt and destroy.


Clark Gregg
as Phil Coulson
Ming-Na Wen
as Melinda May
Elizabeth Henstridge
as Jemma Simmons
Gabriel Luna
as Ghost Rider
Bill Paxton
as Agent John Garrett
David Conrad
as Ian Quinn
B.J. Britt
as Agent Triplett
Adrianne Palicki
as Barbara "Bobbi" Morse
Saffron Burrows
as Agent Victoria Hand
Patton Oswalt
as Agent Eric Koenig
Ron Glass
as Dr. Streiten
Titus Welliver
as Agent Blake
Adrian Pasdar
as US Air Force Colonel Glenn Talbot
Cobie Smulders
as Maria Hill
Christine Adams
as Agent Weaver
Patrick Brennan
as Marcus Daniels
Ian Hart
as Dr. Franklin Hall
Dylan Minnette
as Donnie Gill
Leonor Varela
as Camilla Reyes
Pascale Armand
as Akela Amador
Peter MacNicol
as Professor Elliot Randolph
Kylie Furneaux
as Agent Shade
Carlos Léal
as Archaeologist
Dominic Burgess
as Englishman
Carlo Rota
as Luca Russo
Michael Graziadei
as Jakob Nystrom
Laura Seay
as Hannah
Austin Nichols
as Miles Lydon
Erin Way
as Petra Larsen
T.J. Ramini
as Mancini
Daniel Zovatto
as Seth Dormer
Josh Cowdery
as Agent Tyler
Bodie Newcomb
as Agent Mack
Julia Emelin
as Innkeeper
Ludwig Manukian
as The Conductor
Ilia Volok
as Vladimir
Rick Malambri
as Brian Hayward
Rob Huebel
as Lloyd Rathman
Tzi Ma
as Agent Quan Chen
Rick Gifford
as Adam Cross
Maiara Walsh
as Callie Hannigan
Josh Breeding
as Parking Attendant
Scott Subiono
as Todd Chesterfield
Nick Gracer
as Armed Guard
Molly McCook
as Laura Hayward
Thomas Robie
as Camper #1
Sarayu Rao
as Dr. Jazuat
James MacDonald (II)
as Agent Jacobson
Vachik Mangassarian
as Qasim Zaghlul
James MacDonald
as Agent Jacobson
Felisha Terrell
as Emily Deville
Boyd Kestner
as Agent Lumley
Rico Devereaux
as Prison Guard
Brad Dourif
as Thomas Nash
Dayo Ade
as Agent Barbour
Josh Daugherty
as Kyle Zeller
Assaf Cohen
as Translator
Rich Paul
as Agent #1
Nicole J. Butler
as Aunt Mindy
Brandon Molale
as Quinn's Main Guard
Caleb Burgess
as Camper #3
Jake Brennan
as Camper #4
Alex Daniels
as Agent Chaimson
Troy Glass
as Camper #5
Braden Moran
as Agent Jones
Mark Berry
as Navy Admiral
Cameron Diskin
as Agent Baylin
Pia Shah
as Female Scientist
Kyla Garcia
as Mrs. Zeller
Alex Goode
as Hacker
Alysha Del Valle
as ABC Reporter
Glenn Morshower
as General Jacobs
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Critic Reviews for Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1

All Critics (72) | Top Critics (28)

Luckily, the "S.H.I.E.L.D." crew know playing second banana to Earth's Mightiest Heroes. So they try to get by on their jokes, and often succeed.

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Tuesday's opener isn't always perfectly clear about what's going on. But it's spirited and crisply paced with a big-screen look and feel.

Jul 17, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

Agents of SHIELD looks ready--at least judging from the pilot--to hew a solid middle path between The Avengers and Buffy. With great power comes.... high expectations.

Sep 24, 2013 | Full Review…

Joss Whedon, who directed The Avengers, and his team make a point of giving all kinds of viewers a reason to enjoy the show.

Sep 24, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

What's that on your TV? Not a bird or a plane, but a canny cash grab.

Sep 24, 2013 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Beyond the breezy dialogue, MAoS is terrific-looking and has action scenes that are above par for primetime. Not enough to wow you, but a fun date.

Sep 24, 2013 | Full Review…

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has done much to right itself this year, and for that they should absolutely be commended.

Feb 4, 2019 | Full Review…

It had my heart racing.

Aug 1, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

In the end, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has made good on its promise of a weekly dose of Marvel that would allow us a chance to take a closer, more personal look at the cinematic franchise.

Aug 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Finally! Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. finally had an hour that lived up to all the hype. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1 Episode 15 was the first time that the series had a character crossover from the movies in any meaningful way.

Aug 1, 2018 | Rating: 4.2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 1

  • Jul 31, 2019
    This show didn't start getting good until after the events of Captain America: Winter Soldier hit.
  • Jul 23, 2019
    It is a pretty good start for one of the best shows in history but it's low paced at the beginning and a bit boring for many people. I enjoyed it anyways
  • Jul 18, 2019
    A Pilot of a series is supposed to show watches what's to come and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D did a great job with that.
  • Jul 15, 2019
    Agents of SHIELD is a fun extension of the Marvel Universe. I especially like how it plays in real time with the movies as they're released: watch the first 7 episodes, then Thor: The Dark World, then through episode 16, then Captain America Winter Soldier, then finish season 1 of Shield to get the full picture. The last few episodes after the SHIELD/Hydra business of Winter Soldier even seem to be required viewing with the films. I love Clark Gregg's Agent Coulson And he makes up for a lot of the bumps in the beginning. Other highlights are Ming-Na Wen's Agent May and Fitz/Simmons. In the vein of a more campy, mainstream X-Files, I'm intrigued where SHIELD will go.
  • Jul 06, 2019
    A lot of people dislike season 1. Why? Not enough superheroes? Not enough ties to the movies? I don't understand the disliking for it because this season is a great start to the show and looking back now it feels classic. It was a fun spy show that gave us memorable characters that have been with us for six seasons now. Top that off with the entire second half of the season where we get to see how they deal with the events of The Winter Soldier and this season makes for a great time.
  • Jun 12, 2019
    It was a good first season for a show but the fall of SHIELD on the big screen caused a few problems Nick Fury and Eric were characters that I enjoyed seeing and the Coulson resurrection arc was surprisingly non generic.
  • May 18, 2019
    Agents of Shield best show in a long time!!! I love the characters, twists and turns!!! Agent Coulson is my favorite!!! I hope this show continues on as long as my other favorite show tied with this one Supernatural!!!! Keep doing a great job Shield!!!
  • May 05, 2019
    Pretty good tie in/ cross over with Winter Soldier, and the Clairvoyant plot twist was super surprising to me.
  • Apr 26, 2019
    Season 1 of Marvel's first foray into television doesn't nearly deserve the bad rap that it gets. Yes, it gets off to a bumpy start if you're looking for a show with close ties to the rest of the MCU and for your favorite superheroes to play at least a semi-prevalent role in the larger picture, but its original content and cast of fantastic characters stand well enough on their own. Spearheaded by Clark Gregg's resuscitated Agent Coulson accompanied by the excellent Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, and Brett Dalton, 'Agents of SHIELD' has some of the best, well-rounded characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And though initially decent but somewhat meandering, a brilliant midseason twist rockets the show to game-changing levels of quality that only get better from there on out.
  • Apr 15, 2019
    Agents of SHIELD takes a little while to find its footing, and at times almost feels like a quirky kids show, but is spectacular once it gets going.

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