Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: “Orientation” Parts 1 and 2 Review

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December 2nd, 2017

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: “Orientation” Parts 1 and 2 Review
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The confusing storyline in the premiere, might not set the world on fire but it compelled me enough with solid comedy and rebooted ideas to be excited about the next couple episodes.


Reviewed by:
Rating:

3
On December 2, 2017
Last modified:December 2, 2017

Summary:

The confusing storyline in the premiere, might not set the world on fire but it compelled me enough with solid comedy and rebooted ideas to be excited about the next couple episodes.

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Marvel's Agents of SHIELD has been an acquired taste for many, with earlier seasons, having a hard time finding the right tonal balance. Critics and fans did not like the slow pace, bland characters, and an overall disjointed plot. Last couple seasons nailed the dynamics needed for a great superhero TV series, with fresh twists and villains added into the mix.

But like many television shows, later seasons of Agents of SHIELD understood the potential and brought in substantial additions to MCU mythos. The famous cheesy writing and shockingly bad costumes are now things of the past, as the showrunners found a way of turning a failing ship around.

Agents of SHIELD Season 5 is meant to take our heroes into space,  stranded from home on the verge of a new threat. The question is will they survive? Or bite the bullets? Let's find out as ComiConverse reviews the 2-hour special.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: "Orientation” Parts 1 and 2 Review

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Coulson and the team find themselves stranded on a mysterious ship in outer space, and that's just the beginning of the nightmare to come.

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD Season 5 premiere acts as the soft reboot of the long-running show, as showrunners ship most of our heroes into space and fast forward a timeline. The two-part season premiere relies heavily on needed humor, which is a total change up from the darker last season.

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Coulson and Mac deliver banter in the bucketload, as the pair take fun at their random adduction. I love the laidback tone which brings out humanity in the characters, despite being in a dirty Kree prison. Family dynamics are the best elements here with Coulson being the father figure.

The space setting, allows the show to be refreshed and not follow the lame Hawaiian coastline seen in the dreadful Marvel's Inhumans. This season begins with flashbacks of classic heroes and a strange alien figure which leads to the crew getting abducted. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD premiere hits hard and doesn't fill the screentime with merely dull conversations.

Agents of SHIELD Season 5 Orientation Review

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A breakneck is used in the two-hour particular turning against Netflix shows, thus giving room for solid action and comedy. Kree is using a device to enslave the human race, with a few used as slaves. It's up to the SHIELD agents in saving humanity, by taking control of the embedded device.

Agent's of SHIELD premiere story feels like a love song to classic Doctor Who episodes. Main characters are put in a crazy situation, using their knowledge to save the day, running through narrow hallways. I enjoyed the genre change into a monster frenzy, which allows the show in moving away from lame military spouts.

It sets up the latest season with class; as tonal updates allow the series to reinvent without focusing on fighting HYDRA or evil Inhumans. Because who wants to see that again? We get a two-hour adventure, giving the show a new motive and style.

SHIELD is known for twists, and these episodes have them in spades, despite being a bit confusing in the begging. The dystopian second half make it one of the most compliant based chapter yet, with the tone going into darker areas.

A confusing storyline in the premiere, might not set the world on fire but it compelled me enough with solid comedy and rebooted ideas to be excited about the next couple episodes. Agent's of SHIELD how we missed you're cheesy ideas and characters, fresh air after Marvel's Inhumans disappointed us in the summer.

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The confusing storyline in the premiere, might not set the world on fire but it compelled me enough with solid comedy and rebooted ideas to be excited about the next couple episodes.

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