There is a double agent on the set of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013). Reporting to a shadowy Mastermind, he evades security and gathers classified information for the legions of fans who are always eager for the next exciting bit of Marvel news.
takes place shortly before the beginning of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4. The digital series features Elena "Yo-Yo" Rodriguez, an Inhuman with the ability to move at super-speed. As a person with powers, she must sign the Sokovia Accords. However, the restrictions of the Accords are in direct conflict with a personal mission she's desperate to fulfill, one that will test her abilities and will include tense encounters with S.H.I.E.L.D. team members.
Forgettable add-on to successful television series
This is "Slingshot", a mini-series that includes six episodes (at this point) and features characters from the pretty successful television show "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.". The focus here is on a character named Yo-Yo Rodriguez or actually Slingshot (played by Natalia Cordova-Buckley), so this one is named after her. We find out a bit about her connection to S.H.I.E.L.D. and also witness how she goes on a revenge trail where she fails quickly however and needs saving from a character named Quake that I found far more interesting than the title character to be honest. Episodes run between 3 and 7 minutes, so it does not take long at all to watch the entire thing in one sitting, easily under an hour in fact, even less than an episode of the series it promotes. But for me, somebody who does not know S.H.I.E.L.D., this mini-series did not get me curious about the original series at all and I don't think you have to have seen a series in order to be tempted to appreciate a spin-off/mini-series. So yeah, the main character did little for me and the whole thing feels very much style over substance as they rushed in so much in terms of action and excitement that it just doesn't feel authentic anymore at all. I give it a thumbs-down. Not recommended.
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