Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Complete First Season [DVD]

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  • Release Date: 09/09/2014
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (480 out of 484)

Special Features


  • Journey into S.D.C.C. - hop on the bus and share the thrill of a lifetime as the series makes its first-ever appearance at San Diego Comic-Con, where the cast is welcomed with open arms by a sea of enthusiastic fans
  • Marvel Studios: assembling a Universe - journey deeper into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and get a glimpse of what's to come
  • 5 behind-the-scenes field reports - get exclusive access to the show's classified sets for the making of some of your favorite episodes
  • VFX progressions - explore the layers of effects in sequences with split-frame comparisons to the final version
  • Audio commentaries with filmmakers & cast
  • Bloopers
  • Deleted scenes

Cast & Crew


  • Clark Gregg
  • Ming-Na
  • Brett Dalton
  • Elizabeth Henstridge
  • Iain De Caestecker




Overall customer rating

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Weak beginning, better ending

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    The series starts out pretty terrible. If you're not already a fan of producer Joss Whedon, this show won't win you over. And if you are a fan, you'll spend most of the first episode squirming with discomfort, thinking about how you'd already talked up the show to your friends as something that "can't help but be good, because it's Joss Whedon!" You'll be treated to occasional great lines of dialogue wasted on a weak plot & a parade of smug two-dimensional cringe-worthy characters. Yes, the first episode is disappointingly weak. But any hopes you have that the season premiere was an anomaly--a low point of the show born from the network's need for a quick pilot--will be dashed through the next couple of episodes. The show quickly plummets from weak to downright awful, and you'll spend a large amount of time each episode wondering why you're not turning the show off...assuming you haven't already done so. But if you stick with it, the show does eventually get better. No, the characters don't really become more interesting...their personalities were locked down early on. But about 2/3 of the way through the season, a sudden plot twist connected to the movie Captain America: the Winter Soldier shakes things up. The overarching story becomes substantially more interesting. The season ultimately closes pretty strong. It doesn't fully redeem itself, but it comes close. Most importantly, you'll hate the characters less. In the end, this is not a good series. I could never recommend it to someone who isn't already a Marvel movie or Joss Whedon fan. But if you are, you're eventually going to give in, buy it & watch the entire thing, despite all the negative fan reaction you've no doubt heard. If you do, I can tell you this: you won't hate it when it's over.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Slow start, but improves towards the end

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    I am a fan of Marvel, and just about everything they've produced since the first Iron-Man came into the scene. However, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gets off to a rocky start. They have access to just about everything Marvel has, but the show doesn't utilize these assets in its first go around. Phil is back and leading a new team of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and does his best to go through the missions he and his team have before him. There is a lot of hidden plot points as the show progresses and it tries to keep your interest, but the development does take its time to get to it. As the MCU movies progressed, you get to see why the show had to have a slow start. Spoilers ahead if you haven't seen Captain America: The Winter Soldier yet, but after this movie was released and we all found out that HYDRA was behind the scenes in running S.H.I.E.L.D. the show took off into a more understandable stance. HYDRA went down after Captain America and thus affected the show. So as season 2 of Agents gets underway, we get to see a better show with more interesting plots to it. More villains and characters are expected. So the show will pickup steam in the second season. So I recommend watching the first season to get to know the characters.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for this type of genre.

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    this was a fairly good type of series with good to fair actors. The leader of Shield Agent Colson was a bit tight at times, but generally believable. Melinda May was very good as the stoic agent who was shown to the end to be one of the most solid agents in the series. She was at times put off but that was her character. Grant Ward was sort of a mystery, because it was not clear until the very end who's side he belonged. Kind of a weak anti-hero type. The twins Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons were perfect for their roles. Skye was terrific for her part as the computer hacker. But she was may be really too young for the part and not nerdy enough. However, those eyes were a killer. In the Shield survived with the help of Samuel Jackson, who you forgot was a Marvel character. Would have been better if he played a larger role. He is such a imposing figure and takes over the scene when he appears.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Spin-Off from Marvel's Avengers

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    The Show is set in the same universe as Marvel Studio's movies (Iron Man, Thor, etc) and takes place shortly after The Avengers. Agent Coulson returns from the dead to lead a team of agents from SHIELD, Marvel's super spy agency. The show is designed to demonstrate how "normal" people function and maintain order in a world of superheroes. Gregg is fantastic as Coulson, and the show starts off pretty strong, but lags in the middle trying to set up the main cast. It gets a serious jolt towards the end of the season, thanks to the events depicted in the movie "Captain America: the Winter Soldier," which have serious ramifications for SHIELD. If you're a fan of the Marvel movies, and especially the character of Phil Coulson, you'll enjoy the show, warts and all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great show for a MCU fan

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    The main gripe people have had with this show is that had a pretty slow start. That is true, but the progress picks up. This show does a great job of tying in with the movies and then directing the focus onto other matters. Something to note about the details of the inside cover photo. It claims to have one special feature per disc. After exploring every disc, I came to learn that not every disc has special features. Only a couple of the first 4 discs contain commentaries. The deleted scenes, featurettes, gag reels, VFX breakdowns, marvel's assembling a universe, and field reports are all on the last disc. This is a great show to own for any fan of Marvel and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An Amazing Series That Ties The MCU Together

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    If you'd have told me 10 years ago that we would get a major TV show based on SHIELD agents, I'd have called you crazy. Yet here we are, and Agents of SHIELD is a perfect tie in for those waiting patiently between Marvel movies. Granted, the first season starts off a little slow and formulaic, but it starts to grow into its own. By the second season, it is banging on all cylinders. The first series remains important not because of the Marvel references, but because of the character building done throughout. Every character matters, and every one seems to have a satisfying arc. I can't recommend this series enough, especially for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. #ItsAllConnected

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

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    As an avid comics reader and fan of Marvel movies (animated and otherwise), I hoenstly believe this series has all the heart and fantasy of the movies. No, there aren't a lot of superheroes. But Shield has hundreds (probably thousands) of employees. Most of them aren't super powered. This show gives us a glimpse of what 99 percent of the agency does. The series does start out a bit slow, and I'll admit I had my doubts. But by midway through I was completely hooked. Believable characters, entertaining storyline, good action scenes. Not to mention the actors are great and there are several movie character cameos throughout. For fans of Marvel, I think AoS is a must see.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Starts slow, but when it gets going...

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    Agents of SHIELD had a slow start, mainly because they had to lay groundwork for payoffs down the line, and they had to play some things on the coy side, so as not to step on the Captain America: The Winter Soldier reveal and tie in. When the show finally found its footing though, it hit the ground running in a bug way. They people who were dissatisfied with the early episodes and gave up are really missing out for not sticking with it. I will say that binge-watching the box set is far better than watching the show as it aired. The set is a little light on extras for my tastes, but the bonus materials it does have are pretty good.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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