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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!

    First and foremost, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D is the best show on network television.

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    It's guaranteed to make you feel ~all the feels.~

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    Every single year, AoS is threatened by cancellation...

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    AND IT MAKES US SO MAD.

    ...but, by some miracle, it always pulls through.

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    BLESS.

    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.

    Get ready, because here are all the reasons you should give it a try...

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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.

    3. All of the women are ~badass.~

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    Every single man would be dead if these women weren't constantly handling shit.

    4. FitzSimmons.

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    No pairing has ever been so pure... or so prone to tragedy.

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    Seriously, they will make you cry at least once per episode.

    5. Representation.

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    With the current whitewashing epidemic, it's refreshing to see a show with two Asian stars.

    6. It's pretty damn funny (when it's not breaking your heart).

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    7. You'll see some top-notch guest stars.

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    RIP Bill Paxton.

    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.

    10. Mack is the gentle-hearted beefcake of your dreams.

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    Look at him, drawing you in with those sad eyes.

    11. The cast are basically BFFs.

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    They're killing me.

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    THIS IS TRUE FRIENDSHIP.

    12. They also love their fans.

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    13. Every. Single. Second. Of. Season. 4.

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    If you're a monster who hated the first three seasons, they're worth sitting through for this.

    14. Natalia Cordova-Buckley just became a series regular.

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    A LATINA SUPERHERO? Yes, please.

    15. Spoiler Alert: Season 5 is going to take place IN SPACE.

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    They showed the first 20 minutes at NYCC and it was ~amazing.~

    The new season premieres on Friday, December 1st...

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    ...so you have one month to catch up.

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    What are you waiting for? Get going, people!

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    CORRECTION

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

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