Parents' Guide to

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Avengers TV follow-up is violent but thrilling fare.

TV ABC Action 2013
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 35 parent reviews

age 18+

Very good show, but violent

Seasons 1-3 are ok, but 4-6 are very violent. 15 and up.

This title has:

Too much violence
3 people found this helpful.
age 17+

It’s pretty good

I started watching it not long ago and I really like it. I recommend it!.

This title has:

Too much violence
2 people found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (35):
Kids say (149):

This series is a thrilling ride that won't disappoint. It's no easy task to follow on the heels of a blockbuster like The Avengers, much less to do so in small-screen format and without all of your headliners. Even with Joss Whedon again in the director's chair, this isn't going to be an Avengers 2. Gregg's return as Agent Coulson bridges the gap to some degree, but for the most part, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is an entirely new story based on a new set of characters. Though this might disappoint some fans, it does help distinguish between a movie-length format and this cop drama-style series encompassing the team of agents rather than their individual standouts.

But if you're open to these changes, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s rapid-fire, often comical dialogue and action sequences that stretch the confines of the small screen are indicative of Whedon's past successes. What's more, the series format allows for even more enticing evolution of various story arcs, whose mysteries -– including the truth behind Agent Coulson's miraculous recovery –- promise to span multiple episodes.

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