Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. doesn’t usually jump out on many great TV lists, but after a shaky (to put it lightly) start, it has become a fairly reliable watch. Even when it fails, it does so spectacularly, kind of like the first four seasons of American Horror Story.
By the time the show started getting good, too many of the initial fans and hopefuls had jumped ship (it was a really bad first few episodes, really, skip them, start on episode 12 “Seeds”). Any startup hope and goodwill was gone.
They’ve been missing out.