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

Agent Phil Coulson assembles a team to investigate extraordinary people and events around the world in this action-adventure series. In the premiere, the team goes after a man who has gained unusual and potentially dangerous powers.

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Air date: Oct 1, 2013

Coulson runs into Comandante Camilla Reyes when he and the agents travel to Peru to investigate a mysterious object. -- (C) ABC

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Air date: Oct 8, 2013

In the third episode of Joss Whedon's action-packed US drama series, Coulson and his S.H.I.E.L.D. agents must race against the clock to locate brilliant scientist Dr Franklin Hall, who has been kidnapped. Skye provides the team's only way in to crack the case, but the agents are pushed to their limits when the entire plan is suddenly turned upside down.

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Air date: Oct 15, 2013

In the fourth episode of Joss Whedon's action-packed US drama series, Phil Coulson and his team of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents attempt to track down a mysterious female who has single-handedly committed numerous high-stakes robberies. But when the woman's true identity is revealed, a troubling secret that stands to ruin Coulson could come to light.

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Air date: Oct 22, 2013

In the fifth episode of Joss Whedon's action-packed US drama series, an elusive girl in a floral dress may hold the key to the mystery that brings Phil Coulson and his team of agents to Asia to rescue a young man with an unusual and dangerous power. Meanwhile, Skye is harbouring a secret that jeopardises her relationship with the team just when they need her most.

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Air date: Nov 5, 2013

Agent Coulson and the team find themselves in danger while tracking an elusive killer.

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Air date: Nov 12, 2013

Dangerous secrets are being kept from Coulson's team, and he works the system to save Ward and Fitz when they are sent on a Level 8 classified mission that could end in tragedy. Maximiliano Hernandez guest stars as Agent Sitwell.

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Air date: Nov 19, 2013

In a crossover episode set during the aftermath of the events chronicled in the feature film Thor: The Dark World, Phil Coulson and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pick up the pieces, but the circumstances threaten to destroy a member of the team. This episode guest stars Peter MacNicol as Professor Elliot Randolph and was directed by Star Trek: The Next Generation actor Jonathan Frakes.

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Air date: Nov 26, 2013

A secret from May's past may be the key to saving the team from being destroyed by a mysterious force.

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Air date: Dec 10, 2013

Phil Coulson takes the war back to Centipede, and this time he brings in Mike Peterson for some super-soldier support. As they get closer to the truth, startling secrets are revealed and an unexpected twist threatens the whole team in this cliff-hanger episode.

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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.

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

All Critics (72) | Top Critics (31)

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

  • 6d ago
    Characters are built well and are interesting. The show suffers greatly from filler and having too many episodes. With less episodes, the plot would have been more concise and cleaner. The villains would have also been more interesting and defined. I do like how it tied into Captain America The Winter Soldier though. In the end it feels very generic.
  • Nov 21, 2020
    easily the worst agents of SHIELD Season with it being really slow and quite boring at first and most being a stand-alone story but it got much better when it tied in with Captain America 2.
  • Aug 19, 2020
    These series remind me of the A-team - TV-show from the eighties. There's a villain, there's a plan and there's always a far-fetched solution at the end. The clumsy acting-skills of the group of models, appearing in the show, don't make it better. I've read many good reviews about the show's later seasons, so I will torture myself a little bit more to continue watching this disappointing Marvel' flick. Season 3 is supposed to be better. I can only hope for the best.
  • Aug 16, 2020
    This is an amazing show! I could not stop watching! The plot of each show is very complex, exciting and interesting. It will be so sad when this series comes to an end. I hope that the producers find a way to continue this tv series... either through a spin off series... or that Agents Of Shield creates a season 9.. even though at this time.. it is cancelled!
  • Aug 13, 2020
    Such an amazing first season. So much good build up with the suspense. Agent Coulson makes a great main character and Skye and Fitz and pretty much everyone else is amazing as a character. I won't give any further spoilers.
  • Aug 08, 2020
    This tv series is great
  • Aug 07, 2020
    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!

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