Everybody has bumped at least once in his life into Marvel and its enormous project of the Marvel Cinematic Universe(MCU), a huge film and television world in which superheroes fight together against villains. Since its launch, the American colossus has released 25 movies and tv series linked to each other These new productions have aroused great interest an enthusiasm among fans, especially teenagers.
“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (AOS), an American TV series developed by the issuer ABC in 2013 is one of them.
The TV series follows the adventures of Phil Coulson and his team of secret agents against evil threats like HYDRA, the Inhumans, androids, murderers and other dangerous enemies.
The character of Phil Coulson had already appeared in 2012 film “The Avengers”. Having seen how much the public appreciated him, they decided to give him a more important role.
The American channel has broadcast four seasons and now the fifth one is on and it is getting great success. In season 5 many characters have been presented and there were also crossover episodes, where important characters from the other projects of the franchise made their appearances.
On December 2016 a web series linked to AOS was launched. It can be considered a kind of spin-off though it contains only 6 short episodes. Its name is “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”: Slingshot” and the main character is Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez, who is one of the Agents in the main tv series.
Cast and Characters
Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) is a Former Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. and he served as one of the organization’s best operatives. He is the leader of the team. He is a very good person, who puts the others’ needs before his own and, for the greater good, he always puts himself through much suffering. He has also a humorous side, displayed with witty and sarcastic comments. He is often serious and harsh.
Daisy Johnson (Chloe Bennet), known as Skye or quake, was a genius level hacker before being recruited by Phil Coulson, becoming a former operative. She’ll discover to have an incredible power, the vibration manipulation. She has very good skills at spying and martial arts. She grew up as an orphan, so she spent her life without stability, rarely trusting people. She often uses humour to distract herself from difficult situations. She is very protective, and she always sees the best in other people.
Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) is an operative with great experience as a pilot and as a soldier. She is a very good friend of Phil’s, nicknamed “the Cavalry”. She is a quiet and fearless person. She was married to a Psychologist and neurologist. May has great respect for Coulson, always venerating the orders even though they go against her desires and she is very protective and secretive.
Leo Fitz (Iain de Caretaker) is a weapon and technology expert and engineer. Fitz is socially awkward, but despite that, he gets along remarkably well with his partner Jemma. He is very jealous and protective of her. He is also very smart but not as athletic as the rest of the team.
Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) is a biochemist. She is very enthusiastic and forgiving and has a lively personality. She is very kind and calm and doesn’t succeed in lying. Like his partner she is very smart and not very athletic.
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Alessandro S. & Luca