ABC has just announced that they picked up Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for a full season of 22 episodes, instead of only the previous half.
The premiere of the series had 12.12 million total viewers, making it the biggest network drama premiere in four years. The show has been gathering mostly positive reviews, but the question of if it could attract a wider audience remained. And although some feel like there’s something missing from the show compared to The Avengers, it seems it’s not enough to stop ABC from keep on trying.
Personally, I find the show entertaining, and I missed Joss Whedon’s humor and story tropes. Still, I will admit Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. doesn’t quite pack the same punch as The Avengers, or some of his other works. There’s something lacking. Maybe it’s too unfocused yet, and hopefully that will change as the series progresses. But I won’t be giving up on it any time soon.
Let’s also hope Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson, Pulp Fiction) and Agent Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders, How I Met Your Mother) make more guest appearances, even if just for small moments like Jackson’s.
The next episode, Eye Spy, will air on October 15, and will focus on a mysterious woman who has single-handedly committed numerous high-stakes heists. Her identity, however, might reveal something that Coulson would rather keep secret.