TV Club: Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. has difficulty going through its Inhuman transition

Terrigenesis is a fitting metaphor for the evolution of Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. The series began as an aimless Marvel Cinematic Universe tie-in that had to wait for big-screen events before the writers could get to the good stuff, but it underwent a dramatic transformation once the alien element Terrigen came into play, giving the show a stronger purpose by making it the vehicle for introducing Inhumans to the MCU. Coulson and his team are now dedicated to finding and protecting new Inhumans that have emerged after the spread of an alien contagion through contaminated fish oil capsules (it’s O.K. to laugh), but like these transformed people, Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. is having some difficulty finding its footing after the transition.

Despite being a story about shadowy organizations tracking down superpowered individuals before they can be killed by …

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