Watch Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Streaming Free

Date: 8 Aug 2013 Comments: 24 so far

Watch Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD episodes online free! While Marvel’s studio bosses are keeping mum about the truth behind the revelation that Clark Gregg’s Coulson, who was last seen on the receiving end of a vengeful Asgardian god’s pointy stick in The Avengers, firmly under wraps, longtime fans of Marvel Comics can pretty much figure out what’s going on here. But that’s really more than okay, because the Agent Coulson plot is just one of several at play within Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., created by Joss Whedon (who directs the pilot episode), Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen. It masterfully blends together the high stakes action, quivering emotion, and deft humor we’ve come to expect from Joss and Co. The latter element is perhaps the most significant, because the show doesn’t live in the shadows all of the time; while there is more than enough death and destruction within the pilot episode, there is also a lot of genuinely funny beats and some snappy banter to satisfy any Whedon fan craving that delicate interplay of serious, soulful, and sarcastic. However, the pilot for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which revolves around the team’s mission to track down the mystery man played by former Angel mainstay J. August Richards, does feature its share of tough moral dilemmas. Perhaps most wisely, it also depicts the high-flying adventures of this motley group as exciting and bracing. It does, however, skirt the issue of whether a powerful espionage agency — so far above the common man that it floats in the sky aboard a helicarrier — engaged in tracking down unregistered “supers” are truly “the good guys.”

Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg), Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), and Skye (Chloe Bennet) in a scene from ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. ABC’s S.H.I.E.L.D. would appear to be in the right, because the unregistered power-users pose a clear and present danger to themselves and those around them. Powers, after all, are tricky, unpredictable things, particularly if they wind up in the wrong hands. Given that the rights to the X-Men franchise remain firmly with 20th Century Fox, there’s no indication that any of these targets will be mutants, per se. (So we’re not going to see Scott Summers leveling a city block with his optic blasts any time soon.) Instead, the pilot seems to indicate that the source of these emergent powers derives from illicit or illegal scientific experiments or accidents such as those that created the Hulk or Spider-Man. Not everyone sees S.H.I.E.L.D. in those terms, however. An underground organization called Rising Tide appears to be opposed to the international agency’s mission. Run by computer hacker Skye (Nashville’s Chloe Bennet), the organization is run out of a van that is almost constantly in motion and Skye’s sources seem to be as good as — if not better than, in some cases — S.H.I.E.L.D.’s. (The irony that both organizations are mobile, albeit in a low-tech vs. high-tech way, is not lost on us.) When Coulson’s task force learns of Skye’s existence, they bring her into their top-secret headquarters, a jet outfitted with the latest technology, in order to question her about what she knows about Richards’ character, a down-on-his-luck factory worker who would appear to be a nascent superhero. (Of course, whether they’re questioning her or she’s questioning them remains uncertain at first.)

Watch Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD episodes streaming! Coulson’s team is top-loaded with some intriguing characters, not least of which is Ming-Na Wen’s enigmatic Melinda May, who is reluctantly plucked from her dull desk job and forced back into the field. While she serves as the team’s pilot, a later sequence displays just why Melinda is such a legend in her line of work and demonstrates Whedon’s inherent love for a tough as nails woman who can kick ass with the best of them. Just why Melinda is hesitant to join Coulson in the field (as well as what happened to her to make her so cautious and closed off) remains a tantalizing mystery to be solved at a later point. While she utters a scant few lines of dialogue, Ming-Na (ER, Stargate Universe) steals every scene she’s in with her high-voltage intensity.

Melinda May kicks some butt! Gregg reprises his role as Phil Coulson, a fan favorite from the last few Marvel movies. While the aforementioned mystery surrounding Coulson’s reemergence into the land of the living (supposedly recuperating in Hawaii after being dead for eight seconds) would seem to be a draw, just seeing Gregg back in his dark suit is enough for me. Gregg’s Coulson has a natural confidence and air about him that makes him an ideal leader here, albeit one who is unwittingly concealing a secret that could threaten the team. He’s joined by Brett Dalton’s Agent Grant Ward, an overachieving field agent with a square jaw that might as well read “hero,” as well as Scottish duo Fitzsimmons, engineer Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and biochemist Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Hestridge). These two are a particularly adorable double act seemingly designed to infiltrate the hearts of shippers everywhere.

Bennet’s Skye serves as the audience’s entry point to the shadowy world of S.H.I.E.L.D., an outsider with a chip on her shoulder and a love for, well, computer chips; Bennett plays her as a quippy geek who understands the weaponization of her sexuality. (Think Eliza Dushku’s Faith crossed with Allyson Hannigan’s Willow.) There’s a particularly funny scene between Skye and Ward involving a potent truth serum that demonstrates this to full effect. It’s refreshing to see Bennet, who was reduced to being the third wheel in a love triangle on Nashville, move into the foreground where she belongs.
And, yes, Colbie Smulder’s S.H.I.E.L.D. bigwig Maria Hill does turn up here for a few quick appearances, essentially giving Coulson the keys to his jet and a pep talk about the importance of his team’s mission. It underpins the team’s connection to the larger espionage organization while also explaining Smulder’s and Hill’s absence going forward: this team is a specially picked task force with its own modus operandi. Likewise, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ties into the larger cinematic universe established by The Avengers, Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man. It’s set after the battle of New York from The Avengers and references are made to Tony Stark and Thor. (Specifically, Thor’s arms.) These instances not only provide a timeframe for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. but give everything a cozy, lived-in feeling that reminds the viewer that this isn’t a one-off, but part of something larger. Watch Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD episodes streaming online in high quality video FREE!

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  1. 24 Comments to “Watch Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Streaming Free”

    1. Loretta Neale says:

      I really want to learn more about the Marvel Universe and it’s entirety. But the thing is that I would like it all in one place, because I don’t want to waste forever navigating the links on Wikipedia. What is a good book that explains the Marvel Universe, its characters, as well as its creation (things like the Celestials, Watchers, etc.)? Help please.

    2. Opal Morrill says:

      I’m new to comics i have never been able to read any dc and marvel comics , so just wanted to read the best comics out of these two , but the problem is that i dont know anything about these so pls tell me what are some best marvel and dc comics to start with and i want to read as many as possible pls help me .
      P.S – i like batman and joker a lot.

    3. Louisa Ellman says:

      I would like to know what order i should watch the marvel movies for a marvel marathon. Including the Blade trilogy, X men, all the hulk movies, the animated features, man thing, punisher, ghost rider, the avengers movies (Cap, IM, Thor ect.), fantastic four, and spider man. So basicly every marvel movie since 1998.

    4. Lola Lockwood says:

      Think about it, in the Marvel continuity, the Punisher has aged in real time from his experiences in Vietnam to a man in his 50s-60s. What will Marvel do 20 years from now when most Vietnam veterans are old?

    5. Alejandra Fleishman says:

      I LOVE Marvel movies and I get excited whenever a new movie is announced. I have never read the comics but I would like to start reading them. What I want is to read comics that will lead into future movies. Example: What should I read to prepare for the avengers 2?

    6. Lizzie Galatioto says:

      I heard about a graphic novel that focuses on the implications of a normal person living in the Marvel Universe (at least I’m pretty sure it was Marvel). I.e. he is on his way to work and gets stuck in major traffic because of a fight between spiderman and dr. doom. Anyone know what I’m talking about?

    7. Amie Wolken says:

      I really want to learn more about the Marvel Universe and it’s entirety. But the thing is that I would like it all in one place, because I don’t want to waste forever navigating the links on Wikipedia. What is a good book that explains the Marvel Universe, its characters, as well as its creation (things like the Celestials, Watchers, etc.)? Help please.

    8. Margery Degarmo says:

      From everything you know, and what the average Joe knows. Like which Marvel characters have been in the most recent games, have their own movies, etc. In case you didn’t know, Marvel vs Capcom 3 is coming out, and I would like to have an idea of which characters Marvel recommended to Capcom to include in the game.

    9. Lola Lockwood says:

      I recently bought a DVD set called Marvel Super Heroes Classic Collection. It comes with all the episodes of Captain America, The Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, and Submariner. I realize that these characters meet and their stories and time-lines cross at some point and they meet each other several times, and so I was wondering which superhero I should watch first, or are there specific episodes from each hero that I should watch before others.

    10. Elyn Patchman says:

      I would like I start reading marvel comics but I har no idea where I start. I tried going on the website but I know absolutely nothing about the superheroes so it does me no good. Help? With anything. Any knowledge you har about them. Thank you.

    11. Kelli Shanklin says:

      I have been looking for this a long time but have never been able to find it. I’m a Dicaprio and Joss Whedon (wrote and produced Buffy the Vampire Slayer) fan and would really love to find it. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    12. Carrie Major says:

      And Joss Whedon not being involved?

      Gotta say, I’m really pissed about this one.

    13. Patsy Herring says:

      Its part of a riddle to find the location of an egg the full riddle is
      If you want to find the egg, it’s hanging with its friends; Barbara Millicent Roberts, Joss Whedon and Marilou.

    14. Melisa Klenke says:

      And Joss Whedon not being involved?

      Gotta say, I’m really pissed about this one.

    15. Patsy Herring says:

      I’m looking for a quirky first dance song for our wedding, wanna help me out? We are into horror movies, video games, Joss Whedon, and other geeky things. We’d love to dance to a song that we relate to, so any help would be appreciated! Thanks for the help!

    16. Lizzie Galatioto says:

      Have a new dog (female) and need to figure out a name for her – would love something related somehow to a Joss Whedon show (Firefly, Serenity, Angel, Buffy, Dollhouse, Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog), but don’t want something too obvious (Buffy etc)
      Any ideas???
      Thinking ‘Cordy’

    17. Monique Spalding says:

      On “Attack of the Show”, a commentator said that Joss Whedon did a great run on the Avengers comic book. I didn’t know he did that, and can’t find evidence of it online. Is it possible he misspoke and meant to say that Whedon worked on the X-Men comic? Can someone clarify?

    18. Melissa Nason says:

      I’m looking for a quirky first dance song for our wedding, wanna help me out? We are into horror movies, video games, Joss Whedon, and other geeky things. We’d love to dance to a song that we relate to, so any help would be appreciated! Thanks for the help!

    19. Marcia Hester says:

      I’m looking for a quirky first dance song for our wedding, wanna help me out? We are into horror movies, video games, Joss Whedon, and other geeky things. We’d love to dance to a song that we relate to, so any help would be appreciated! Thanks for the help!

    20. Marcie Carew says:

      Season 4, episode 22.

      There’s not a lot in the world of Joss Whedon that doesn’t have a deeper meaning, a message or is hinting at something larger. (Other than the cheese man)
      Restless is one of those bizarre episodes that is quite difficult to understand unless you’re a serious fan.
      How would you analyse the characters dreams?

    21. Eberhard says:

      I heard about a graphic novel that focuses on the implications of a normal person living in the Marvel Universe (at least I’m pretty sure it was Marvel). I.e. he is on his way to work and gets stuck in major traffic because of a fight between spiderman and dr. doom. Anyone know what I’m talking about?

    22. Dollie Mccrystal says:

      I actually want to read at least from the Marvel Civil War arc, but is there anything before that with more information for Civil War? Also, after reading Civil War, should I read Death of Captain America? And then is there anything after that before Dark Reign.

    23. Marcie Thach says:

      From everything you know, and what the average Joe knows. Like which Marvel characters have been in the most recent games, have their own movies, etc. In case you didn’t know, Marvel vs Capcom 3 is coming out, and I would like to have an idea of which characters Marvel recommended to Capcom to include in the game.

    24. Maricela Rothrock says:

      I’ve bought Marvel novels before. This authors must get permission somehow. Unfortunately, they are well-known, but I doubt Marvel commissioned them. Does anyone know?

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