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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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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...

AND IT MAKES US SO MAD.
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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.

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

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

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

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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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.

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

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

RIP Bill Paxton.
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RIP Bill Paxton.

8. It's a Whedon Family venture.

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!
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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

"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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"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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They're killing me.

THIS IS TRUE FRIENDSHIP.
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THIS IS TRUE FRIENDSHIP.

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.

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.

A LATINA SUPERHERO? Yes, please.
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A LATINA SUPERHERO? Yes, please.

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

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