Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is based on Marvels fictional government organization, S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) is back in action and now has his eye on a mysterious group called The Rising Tide. He putting together a small team of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents to handle strange new cases. The S.H.I.E.L.D. team has a mission: To investigate the new, the strange and the unknown around the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary. They investigate Project Centipede and their leader, 'The Clairvoyant', eventually uncovering that Project Centipede is backed by Hydra, who has infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D.
Although the show's filming style is almost indiscernible from any of ABC's higher-budget programming, and many of the characters fall cleanly into generic stereotypes to begin with, the actors bring enough to their roles to get by.