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

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Critic Consensus: 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.

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1
Air date: Sep 24, 2013
2
Air date: Oct 1, 2013
3
Air date: Oct 8, 2013
4
Air date: Oct 15, 2013
5
Air date: Oct 22, 2013
6
Air date: Nov 5, 2013
7
Air date: Nov 12, 2013
8
Air date: Nov 19, 2013
9
Air date: Nov 26, 2013
10
Air date: Dec 10, 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.

Cast

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

While the first few episodes seemed "comic-booky" and didn't bode very well for the rest of the show, the series quickly began to right itself, turning into a fitting companion to the MCU with engaging and interesting characters, exciting action, and plenty of drama to keep me hooked.

PaulF

Super Reviewer

½

A VERY rocky start begins to pick up after a few episodes, and continues to improve week to week until it ends up being one of the most fun series on television. It has more than its fair share of problems though, including entire MONTHS off the air without warning. This won't effect your viewing experience post-video-release though, and it was worth sticking through the crap to get to the great for this endearing "Marvel's The Avengers" tie-in.

GimlyM

Super Reviewer

½

This show takes some time to really get to the point of everything. The first couple of episodes are really just there to be there, and I really hate shows that have such episodes, which is, basically, every show on air right now. However, when this show really gets to those episodes that can be used to something, it's really finds it's footwork. Those episodes are extremely good and luckily, that's really the majority of this season. After the events of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" happened, it of course had it's effect on the rest of Marvel Cinematic Universe, which also includes this show. The performances from Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen and Brett Dalton are the highlights of this season and then of course the frequent guest appearances made by many different stars like Saffron Burrows, J. August Richards, Ruth Negga and, of course, Bill Paxton.

LasseG

Super Reviewer

½

Though it had virtually unlimited potential, Agents of SHIELD: Season 1 turned out to be a rather formulaic action series. With Joss Whedon helming the show the stars seemed to be aligned for greatness, but it utterly failed to capitalize on the Marvel Cinematic Universe at its fingertips. The writing is particularly poor, as SHIELD changes to be whatever is needed for each particular episode, and the characters play to stereotypes. Most of the episodes are one-off adventures that follow Agent Coulson and his special ops team. However, the season is shaken out of its rut by Captain America: The Winter Soldier; which forces the series into taking on serial story arcs with some substance. It's not that the show is all that bad, it's just that it aims so low and seems to avoid integrating the Marvel films as much as possible. There's fun and adventure to be had in Season 1 of Agents of SHIELD, but it could've been so much more if it'd tried.

DannM

Super Reviewer

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