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15 Reasons "Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D" Deserves Your Time

ATTENTION: The first four seasons are streaming on Netflix!

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For those new to Marvel, S.H.I.E.L.D is a bureau dedicated to keeping the world safe from superhuman threats.

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Currently, it stands for "Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division."

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D centers around Agent Coulson, who was first seen in Iron Man.

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That's right, he's been part of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) since its official inception.

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1. It's a great extended look at the MCU...

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The Marvel movies focus on big-picture threats whereas AoS shows you the nitty-gritty interworkings of a complex organization.

2. ...But you don't have to be an MCU fan to love it.

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They only allude to the ~huge~ movie moments, but if you haven't seen them, they will catch you up with a friendly recap.

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8. It's a Whedon Family venture.

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Maurissa Tancharoen & husband, Jed Whedon, are the brains behind the operation but Joss is also credited as a creator. Love Buffy or Angel or Firefly? Then AoS is for you!

9. Season 3, Episode 5

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"4,722 Hours" is one of the greatest stand-alone episodes in television history. Elizabeth Henstridge should have gotten a damn Emmy nomination.

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11. The cast are basically BFFs.

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12. They also love their fans.

@clarkgregg incontra #StarWars al @comiccon di San Diego!

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Yeah, that's me. I'm not fucking around with how much I love this show.

CORRECTION

Natalia Cordova-Buckley's name was misspelled in an earlier version of this post.

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