Once upon a time, in a TV show far, far away, there was a show called Nick Fury: Agent of Shield.

His aim, according to the IMDB:  Marvel’s hard-boiled hero is brought to TV. He is brought back to fight the menace of Hydra after exiling himself in the Yukon since the end of the Cold War. The children of the former Hydra head, Baron Von Stucker, have taken charge of the terrorist organization. Under the lead of his vicious daughter, Viper, Hydra has seized a deadly virus and threatens the destruction of America. The covert agency SHIELD brings Fury out of retirement to fight the terrorists.

Directed by Rod Hardy,  who has done sterling work for television, but who is not a household name by any stretch of the imagination. Hardy has directed episodes of The X-Files, JAG, Battlestar Galactica , Burn Notice, Dollhouse and Supernatural to name but a few. All are popular shows with some still on air today.

Nick Fury: Agent of Shield was written by David S. Goyer who has had a hand in many of cinemas recent blockbusters including, The Dark Knight trilogy, Blade, Blade 2, Jumper. Along with the upcoming re-imaginings of Superman: Man of Steel and & Godzilla. Goyer also directed Blade: Trinity, a film many people would like to forget, if you haven’t seen it you should hold onto that precious bit of innocence you have left.

So with a talented director and a talented & self-confessed superhero geek on writing duties, where did the show go wrong? Oh wait, yeah here it is……

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