The pressure is on for Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. While the show got increasingly better last season, it still had a lot of people disappointed that it was "just" amusing and diverting, when we all wanted it to be awesome, can't-miss TV. And with a ton of comic book TV shows debuting this season, it's not enough to be decent if you want to cement a place on the DVR.
SHIELD clearly improved as the season progressed, particularly when the big Hydra reveal occurred, giving more urgency and stakes to the story in the final episodes of the season. But still, as Season 1 ended and Nick Fury told Coulson to build SHIELD back up, the question of what this show would be going forward was a big one.