Ahh, Fall. The leaves turn lovely colors, the heat of summer gives way to a pleasant chill, sweaters are pulled out of storage and happily snuggled into for long walks along scenic, autumn-kissed paths. Or at least so I’ve heard, because Fall is also the start of a shiny new TV season, and I see no reason at all to leave my apartment. But the people on TV wear cute sweaters, so I assume that’s how it works. There’s so much to look forward to this season — almost too much if you are someone who also enjoys actively doing things with your life — so here’s a short list of what looks like the best of the best, just to get you started.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
It is not a dramatization when I say Buffy the Vampire Slayer defined my childhood and probably my entire creative existence, so I am all over anything with Joss Whedon’s name on it. If you have yet to experience Whedon’s work, it’s always a masterful mix of witty and fun while also dark and challenging, not to mention the guy has created some of the most badass female roles on TV. Taking place after the events of The Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D. will focus on a small team taking on strange cases led by Clark Gregg’s beloved (and somehow arisen) Agent Coulson. It’s a band of misfits working together against evil to, knowing Whedon, probably save the world a bunch of times. There will also be a cameo from Cobie Smulders as her Avengers character Maria Hill, which alone is reason enough to tune in. If S.H.I.E.L.D. lives up to the action-packed, quote-worthy trailer, it could be one of the best shows of the season. Watch that trailer below, and catch the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. each Tuesday on ABC.
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