Barry Allen wakes up 9 months after he was struck by lightning and discovers that the bolt gave him the power of super speed. With his new team and powers, Barry becomes "The Flash" and fights crime in Central City.
Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.
In 1946, Peggy Carter is relegated to secretarial duties in the Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR). When Howard Stark is accused of treason, he secretly recruits Peggy to clear his name with the help of his butler, Edwin Jarvis.
Set 97 years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, when a spaceship housing humanity's lone survivors sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth in hopes of possibly re-populating the planet.
A new FBI profiler, Elizabeth Keen, has her entire life uprooted when a mysterious criminal, Raymond Reddington, who has eluded capture for decades, turns himself in and insists on speaking only to her.
After the Battle of New York, the world has changed. It now knows not only about the Avengers, but also the powerful menaces that require those superheroes and more to face them. In response, Phil Coulson of the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division assembles an elite covert team to find and deal with these threats wherever they are found. With a world rapidly becoming more bizarre and dangerous than ever before as the supervillains arise, these agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are ready to take them on. Written by
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The Bus's official call sign is the CXD-23 Airborne Mobile Command Station. In the U.S. military's alphanumeric aircraft designation system, "CXD" would stand for Cargo, Experimental, Drone Director. A more accurate designation would be something like XEV-23, for Experimental, special Electronic mission, Vertical Take-Off/Landing. See more »
Colonel Talbot switches from wearing Command Pilot Wings to wearing a Master Security Forces badge (the Air Force's military police) on his fatigue uniform. These are two completely different career fields. See more »
What does S.H.I.E.L.D. stand for, Agent Ward?
Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division.
And what does that mean to you?
It means someone really wanted our initials to spell out "S.H.I.E.L.D." It means we're the line between the world and the much weirder world. We protect people from news they aren't ready to hear. And when we can't do that, we keep them safe.
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The series is an attempt to build on the least fascinating, almost mundane idea of an FBI like agency that exists in the wake of the superhuman stars of the Marvel's universe. SHIELD is actually somewhat of an afterthought, an attempt of Marvel's creative minds to show that the US state and the human world in general are not insignificant ants in comparison to the more gifted characters we all dream we could be like. Well, the plan was flawed from the beginning, because this is exactly what they are, insignificant, trivial characters that lack any purpose and focus. SHIELD comes as a child's imagination of what being an FBI agent means, and that child has been fed too many series on the subject already (NSA, NCIS, you name it) but also has a soft spot for the x-files.
In this case, a bunch of ridiculous but oddly happy characters scour the globe, leaving huge carbon footprints with their big plane that houses a bachelors penthouse inside (go figure!). While doing that, they never fail to exhibit their sensitive, emotional human side and confront each other for no good reason, usually while in the middle of a super trivial mission or (not so) mortal danger. All the clichés apply in spades so we get a mix of rebel, macho, dark and brooding, Asian, Newyorker, computer geek, British PLUS Scottish accent (boy! they really overdid it there). Obviously the mix doesn't work because you could be having this play in the background with the sound off and still not miss much. The series don't have anything to offer either as plot or as pure sensory pleasure. Not even special effects or sexy bombshells were employed to capture the audience. This is why the writers had to resort in "clever" gimmicks like the name THOR being mentioned at least once every other episode to make your head turn and look at the screen.
If you are so much taken by the recent Marvel superhero movies that you are suffering from withdrawal until the next one hits the big screen then by all means watch this. It will perhaps help ease your pain. Just don't expect any kind of thrill from it. For the rest of us it should be a pass.
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