Entertainment Fuse writes, "After watching the pilot episode I’m a bit undecided about the show. As expected it's full of action, fight scenes, explosions, and cool technology. Overall it is genuinely entertaining to watch. There is a lot of explanation and setting up, but it is a pilot after all. However, even with all that explaining (an hour's worth), I’m still a bit confused. Maybe I should have re-watched The Avengers before watching Agents of SHIELD."