MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD – Episode 2 Review

 

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD did not disappoint with its second episode tonight.  I think early on CBS has a real winner of a show.  And the cameos…if you listened real closely you could hear the collective nerd sploosh when Samuel L. Jackson got in on the fun and made his first (of many, hopefully) guest-spot as the gruff Colonel Nick Fury.  Besides Samuel L. getting in on the fun, tonight’s episode featured the lovely Leonor Varela, kind of like a poor man’s Sophia VergeraVarela is probably most famous for her screen roles in Blade II and The Man in The Iron Mask.

Tonight’s episode of SHIELD, entitled “0-8-4,” a code for dangerous items of possible alien origin (Coulson jokes about the last 084 being Thor’s hammer).  In essence, this episode was the team builder, the hour-long montage that cements Agent Coulson’s team together.  The team flies to Peru to do their due diligence on the 084 report.  The meat of the episode takes place on Coulson’s new plane.  Another present from SHIELD for services rendered; the agent makes another wry comment concerning his (maybe) demise to Loki.  So, the team having picked up a piece of the Tesseract’s energy cell (love the tie-ins) and rescued Leonor’s team of Peruvian locals after a shaky showdown at the dig site, are aboard the shiny new plane when treachery strikes.  Agent Coulson’s team is betrayed by the Peruvians and the SHIELD boys and girls have to come together and work as a unit to make it out.  All of the spanning story lines are touched on and you get a feel for more secrets and maybe a love story (I am looking at you Agent Skye and Agent Ward).  Ming-Na’s character has an interesting past…The Cavalry?  The more I see of this show the more I fall for it; like an eigth-grader at his first dance.  It has that Whedon feel, and it is in the Marvel Universe!  Did I mention the tie-ins?  HYDRA was talked about and gamma-radiation (a la The Hulk).  And keep your eye on Skye…still working with the Rising Tide it seems.

I know there are a lot of folks out there nay saying this show.  I have seen many complaints and gripes.  Give it a chance folks.  How many people jumped right on the Firefly bandwagon?  Let Joss do his thing.  This show is going to be huge.  Did you see the new Thor: The Dark World trailer?  Guest stars.  The movie connections.  The story lines have been good and the characters are developing.  I am hooked.  Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD is on the rise; hop on fellow geeks and enjoy the ride with me.

 

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  • kixxxers

    Haven’t seen it yet but it sounds good! Come along way from Bill Bixby/Lou ferigino and whatever the Sound of Music Kid who played spiderman (Why did he go Pantomime whenever he got the Suit on?) , Captain America, D.C.s Wonder Woman etc ……

    • Salvator Tierno Sr.

      It has come a ways; you should check the show out and let me know what you think sir.

  • kixxxers

    I am referring to the Shows that have come before S.H.I.E.LD.

  • paco chacon

    I’m Chilean and well I didn’t like the description of Leonor Varela as the poor man’s Sofia Vergara. Leonor Varela has been in a dozeen of films in Usa and in the world (go to imdb) and Vergara has only become hugely popular by an unfunny show like modern family (that crappy show is boring and unfunny) and what more? the three stogees? (awful movie) machete kills? doing what? a big-boobed crazy woman yelling like a hyena, macheteeee!! and is “Sofia Vergara” not “Sofia Vergera”

    • paco chacon

      *stooges

    • Salvator Tierno Sr.

      I apologize for offending, but I will stand by my comment. And Modern Fam is a great show; Sofia’s boobs are why she is famous and why Leonor Varela gets bit parts and is not as well known. I don’t make the rules; I just try to exploit them and make funny quips sometimes.