Critics Impressions Of Tonight’s ‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Premiere


Reviews are flooding the internet of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. vengeance-filled return, and it seems the show has got off to a hot start! Below you can find excerpts of reviews, and a link to the full piece if you’re looking for a more in-depth opinion on the Season 4 premiere.

“S.H.I.E.L.D. is definitely getting darker in season four. Luckily, at least for now, it doesn’t seem like the show is setting up a beginning for the end. This is a show with more story to tell, and it’s going to tell it the only way it knows how. S.H.I.E.L.D. is a really fun show with really fun characters. The addition of Ghost Rider could be the thing that finally makes the world at large realize that.”
– Merrill Barr, Forbes

“This opener is a breath of fresh air for the series, even if it is a little more cluttered and trigger happy with its new ideas. Ghost Rider is obviously the most prominent of these ideas, and for good reason. His inclusion represents a lot of potential for what fans of the show have been wanting since the pilot, which is more attention paid to mainstay Marvel characters. Robbie Reyes is no Johnny Blaze, of course, but Agents seems intent on turning that weakness into a strength by crafting its own compelling character with all of the familiar flair of what makes Ghost Rider a fan favorite.”
– Jon Negroni, We Got This Covered

“With the exception of a couple lines of dialogue, there’s not much to complain about in “The Ghost.” The Season 4 premiere is a dense hour of television that does a lot of heavy lifting in setting up a new series status quo and drawing new lines of conflict within the cast. While the SHIELD-centric storyline is merely solid, the Ghost Rider storyline absolutely sizzles. Buckle up, because it looks like Agents of SHIELD Season 4 is going to be a hell of a ride.”
– Jamie Lovett,

“The new season presents two more intriguing threads for the show to follow and make good on. The first is the most obvious in Ghost Rider, a flame-chain wielding “serial killer” who is out to kill those who most deserve it while also channeling some literal inner demons himself. With Doctor Strange being the next Marvel film slated for November, it’s no surprise that Agents wants to start delving into the supernatural, and this is one of the most suitable characters for them to start with, complete with a surprise villain that will fit comfortably within the show’s wheelhouse. Season 4 wastes no time exploring how interesting it will be to see Inhumans matching up against demon possessed humans and other branches of the supernormal.”
– Parker, Celebrities Report

Check out the Season 4 premiere of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for yourself tonight at 10/9c on ABC.

Adam Fitch

Adam Fitch

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