Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1 - Episode 4 "Eye-Spy" Review

channel: ABC

creators: Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen

starring: Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker and Elizabeth Henstridge

genre: Action | Comics | Procedural | Spy

first aired: October 16, 2013

based on the Marvel Movie Universe 

Every new week a episode comes out Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and I wonder if any Marvel or Comic Book fanboys are happy with this show? Did they suddenly become procedural lovers and should they be content with future shows being of this sort? I think not to these questions and I also think that we have already enough procedural shows on TV and this show doesn't do anything particularly different to make it's existence any more significant.


Set in the Marvel Movie Universe. The biggest superheroes may not being saving the planet on a daily basis. S.H.I.E.L.D. though is there to handle the less cataclysmic threats. Assembled is a new team within S.H.I.E.L.D. and led by Agent Coulson. Ready to move on new possible heroes or villains that may pop up. While at the same time hunting for the bad guys that have diabolical plans that they will want to set into motion.

episode synopsis:

A former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent is robbing banks and pulling off heists. Why? We don't know. This case is of interest to Agent Coulson as he has a history with the culprit. He and the team will try to see what made her change and if its possible to return back to the agency that trained her.


Making the episode get more personal within the procedural domain is good. As far as the episodes lead to serialized storytelling, or a season with a theme, or an arc of episodes reminiscent to what comic books do. Instead 4 episodes in and every episode is a new adventure, with standardized action, okay performances and episode plots that aren't any different than "Alias" had. At least that show had character development, two separate story-lines to follow, a theme of mysticism, twists, action and actual interesting spy work (No matter the implausibility of it at times). Plus a tech geek who we find integral to the show.


Quality remains the same with every episode that passes and that just means that their is no effort or attempt at a different game plan to a more serious direction. Meaning I might be seeing this show for review purposes, but that doesn't mean you should follow my example. Better who ever still is watching this show to give it up until it gets good or rejoice when it gets canceled.

Personal Rating: 

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review by Paul Katsaros

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