TV Review: 'Marvel's Agents of Shield,' season two

September 22, 2014 5:05 PM

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TV Review: 'Marvel's Agents of Shield,' season two

As a frequent critic of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD," there's modest cause for optimism as the ABC series begins its second season, albeit by making allowances for the show's clunkier aspects. Still reeling from the reboot triggered by events chronicled in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and the dissolution of the organization from which the program derives its name, the sophomore-year kickoff offers several new characters to care about - or more likely, not - as well as a guerrilla-type approach to thwarting evil. "Agents of SHIELD" remains a flawed construct, but the less viewers thinks about that, the more they're apt to enjoy it.

Without giving too much away, the surviving members of SHIELD are trying to keep fighting the good fight, all under the watchful eye of Clark Gregg's Agent Coulson. And in keeping with Marvel's habit of integrating and cross-collateralizing its projects, the episode opens with a clever nod to the wi...

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