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
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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…
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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…

What I didn't expect was how quickly I'd grow to care about these characters.

Aug 1, 2018 | Rating: 4.3/10 | Full Review…

Although the episode had some great moments of dialogue, much as you'd expect from something from the pen of Whedon, the packed hour had little time for the moments of bombastic fun that made the more ludicrous bits of the films worth it.

Jul 22, 2018 | Full Review…

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

  • 5h ago
    This tv series is great
  • 1d ago
    Rough start because they had to introduce the characters and build up our connection to them. But once the Winter Soldier storyline causes a ripple effect throughout the MCU, the fun and excitement never stops up until the finale.
  • Jul 31, 2020
    This season starts slow put picks up the pace with the most interesting characters since the MCU. The Hydra twists work great and the whole story and mythos leading into season 2 makes for a great season 8/10
  • Jul 07, 2020
    This show lives up to the Marvel standards we all know and love! The action is amazing. You love these characters right away!
  • Jun 10, 2020
    Brilliant, so many amazing plots twists and cliff hangers!
  • Jun 05, 2020
    Overall, this first season was meh. What brings the rating down compared to the other seasons is the first half of the season, in which the show is basically a police procedural but with aliens and superheros. Trust me, it is not as good as it sounds. What brings the rating up, however, is the back half of the season, where it really took off and became more in line with what the show is today. The acting and dialogue can be corny, but the ending makes pushing through the season worth it. Not to mention the fact that, once you finish this season, you can watch the rest of the show (Which is leaps and and bounds better than this season). Don't let this season affect what you think of the rest of the show.
  • Apr 21, 2020
    Its a good tv show Great action, Great graphics, martial art sequences, A little dull of character dynamics but makes up with great story line in every episode. Sometimes the show lags but overall it get back on track n upto speed. A long form tv sometimes steers away from the point but in the end it does comes back. Plus a great universe and Big name Cameos always help any show.
  • Apr 05, 2020
    Comienza floja pero la segunda mitad de la temporada, cuando hace crossover con Winter Soldier, mejora bastante.
  • Mar 09, 2020
    And awesome start to to this show
  • Feb 18, 2020
    By far the weakest of the seasons. Some episodes don't seem connected, and the plot is not very interesting. However, the characters are great, especially Coulson.

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