Agents of SHIELD Is at the Top of its Game, and That's Amazing to Watch

One thing that keeps occurring to me while watching Agents of SHIELD lately: This show is pretty much 100 percent serialized now, with huge elements of soap opera as well as ongoing plot strands. There’s zero “monster of the week” stuff. That’s been true for a long time, but lately the show is doing this incredibly… »11/18/15 7:15pm11/18/15 7:15pm


On a Crazy Planet, Agents of SHIELD’s Simmons Finds The Most Surprising Thing of All

Last night’s Agents of SHIELD was a pretty simple story: the tale of what happened to Agent Simmons during the six months she was missing. True to recent SHIELD form, though, “4,722 Hours” did set up some expectations and then pull the alien rug out from under us, in a pretty neat way. Spoilers ahead... »10/28/15 11:00am10/28/15 11:00am

Dammit, Agents of SHIELD, That Was Totally Uncool

Agents of SHIELD is often at its best when it focuses on a few key relationships. And last night’s episode was all about how those relationships make life vastly more complicated for people who work (and hunt monsters and fascists) together. It all led up to a conclusion I’m still hoping turns out to be a trick.… »10/21/15 11:00am10/21/15 11:00am

The Agents of SHIELD Are Laying The Groundwork For Captain America's Next Movie

When Agents of SHIELD began, its first season revolved around building up towards the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Now there’s another Captain America movie coming out next spring, and we can already see how Agents of SHIELD is laying some track down for it. Spoilers ahead... »9/30/15 11:00am9/30/15 11:00am

If You Haven't Been Watching Agents Of SHIELD, You've Cheated Yourself

Last night’s episode of Agents of SHIELD was a terrific action movie, a major gamechanger for the TV show, and a prelude to Avengers: Age of Ultron, all rolled into one. But it was also a huge present to those of us who’ve been watching the show since the beginning, proving that it was all worthwhile. Spoilers ahead... »4/29/15 12:16pm4/29/15 12:16pm

It's Official: Melinda May Just Became The Star Of Agents Of SHIELD

Since its first episode, Agents of SHIELD has circled around the problem of how to deal with superhumans. At times, the show has felt like a regular spy adventure — but it's always come back to the problem of extraordinary abilities. Rarely, though, has the show's take on the issue felt as fresh as it did last night. »4/15/15 11:30am4/15/15 11:30am

Not All The Agents of SHIELD Drew The Same Lessons From Hydra's Victory

Last night's episode of Agents of SHIELD was pretty fascinating, and not just because it revealed the origins of the current disagreement. We got another look at the huge turning point for SHIELD — and we saw what other people learned from it. What does SHIELD stand for, and what should it be after Hydra? Spoilers… »4/01/15 11:30am4/01/15 11:30am

Agents of SHIELD Is Full Of Shattered Identities And Torn Relationships

Last night's episode of Agents of SHIELD delved a lot deeper into one of the main themes of season two: People who have lost themselves, or had their identities wrecked, and the absolutely terrible relationships they find themselves in. And it turns out dealing with people who aren't true to themselves carries a high… »3/25/15 11:30am3/25/15 11:30am