Vinson Veal, Staff Writer

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has grown even further and become more popular since the debut of The Avengers movie back in 2012. Everyone loved the characters that were brought to life and Marvel just couldn’t take them away. So they decided to create a television series about the aftermath of The Avengers called Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

This series is built from The Avengers and follows a team of highly skilled S.H.I.E.L.D. agents led by Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Greg), who was thought to have died in The Avengers. They struggle to keep the agency together as they are faced with many unexpected challenges along the way including the supernatural and some enemies of their own kind. In the first season, they investigate strange cases involving the supernatural and one specific case called “Project Centipede” led by an enemy called “The Clairvoyant”. The team later uncovers that “Project Centipede” is backed up by Hydra, an evil organization introduced in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Now Hydra has infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D. and made the agency lose its trust with the government and the public. However, in season two, Coulson has to try to regain its trust with the government and public while also battling the all-powerful Hydra. While S.H.I.E.L.D. is being rebuilt, one of the agent’s (Skye who was taken in by Coulson) father shows up. Skye’s father tries to be there for Skye again, but the rest of the team knows he’s trouble. Also, Coulson and the rest of the team try to help Skye as she is confused about issues that seem inhuman. Is she really just an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.?

All in all, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is a must-see show if you are a fan of Marvel. Even though it’s more about the agents, it connects to just about everything in the Marvel Cinematic Universe from Captain America: The First Avenger to recent Marvel hits including the other ABC and Marvel show, Agent Carter. The new episodes that start this Tuesday may even relate and lead fans up to the new sequel to The Avengers this May: The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Anyway, this show is awesome and my all-time favorite TV show. Also, don’t forget to catch the new episodes this Tuesday, March 3 on ABC at 9|8c.