At Last We Learn The Meaning Of Agents Of SHIELD's Mysterious Writing

Last night's Agents of SHIELD pushed Agent Coulson to the very edge of his sanity, and made us (and some of his subordinates) question whether he was finally going bonkers due to the Kree blood in his system. And then... we got a startling, clever solution to the "alien writing" riddle. Spoilers ahead... » 11/12/14 3:21pm 11/12/14 3:21pm

The Latest Agents Of SHIELD's Comedy Conceals A Deep Layer Of Darkness

On the surface, last night's episode of Agents of SHIELD was about "facing reality" — something both Coulson and Fitz were grappling with. But on a deeper level, the (super funny) episode was about how the two men are both severely damaged. And the question of how far you can trust yourself, much less your friends. » 10/15/14 8:30am 10/15/14 8:30am

We Only Thought Agents Of SHIELD Was Twisting The Knife Before

Things have been getting darker and bleaker on Agents of SHIELD ever since the big revelations in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. And the season premiere contained a couple huge gut-punches. But it turned out the show was just getting started, and last night was basically one long kick in the teeth. Spoilers… » 10/08/14 8:30am 10/08/14 8:30am

Did Skye Just Become The Biggest Badass On Agents Of SHIELD?

Truly, this is a time of miracles. First Ward, who was so boring he actually made fun of himself for being boring, became the most fascinating character. And now Skye, whom the show had to keep telling us was awesome, is suddenly being a total straight-up badass. Meanwhile, Coulson continues to suffer. Yay. » 4/30/14 12:07pm 4/30/14 12:07pm

Coulson's team are the only competent people on Agents of SHIELD

Last night's episode of Agents of SHIELD was pretty solidly entertaining — and all of the members of Coulson's gang of misfits were both likable and good at their jobs. Unfortunately, their hyper-competence comes at the expense of the rest of their organization, which comes out looking kind of weak. » 1/15/14 12:07pm 1/15/14 12:07pm

​I've figured out all the problems with Agents of SHIELD

Let me be upfront and say anyone expecting "The Hub" to be as epic as all its "Level 8 Clearance" promos implied it was going to be was surely disappointed. But despite my early misgivings, I ended up liking the episode a lot, although probably not for the reasons the showrunners hoped. But what most strikes me most… » 11/13/13 8:45am 11/13/13 8:45am

Half of last night’s Agents of SHIELD was its best episode yet

If you turned off Agents of SHIELD halfway through “F.Z.Z.T.”, I don’t blame you. The first half was spent watching this supposedly super-important team investigate the deaths of three volunteer firefighters (a good thing to do, but not exactly the highest stakes). But if you did turn it off, you missed the good part… » 11/06/13 8:40am 11/06/13 8:40am