'Agents of SHIELD': When will Marvel's ABC drama get to the point?

There's been something missing from"Marvel's Agents of SHIELD." The show opened to great ratings that have been slowly dropping (though that's not as bad as it sounds), but there's just been something lacking in the weekly almost-fail-but-then-suddenly-succeed antics of the show: a point. Just what is the purpose of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD"? As the series heads into its seventh episode (and November sweeps), it's still unclear. Why did Agent Coulson, newly resurrected, decide to use his new lease on life to bring together a group of misfits and newbies to go around and resolve an array of random SHIELD problems? What is "Agents of SHIELD's" function within the Marvel Cinematic Universe beyond just being a TV connection to its very successful film counterparts? From the get-go, it was clear that "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" wouldn't work by simply being That Show With That Guy Who Died In "The Avengers." To truly grow and become...



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