Good news, everybody . . . Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D has finally got its humour right!
After the misplaced ‘laughs’ of the first three episodes, the writers have finally found a satisfying balance of comedy and action. Gone are the barren wastelands moments after a joke has fallen flat on its face; instead the laughs subtly sit alongside the action to deliver a very enjoyable fourth episode.
The techy set-pieces (or, ‘tech-pieces’) also see an improvement over last week’s clunky, and ultimately disappointing, gravity-shifting. Instead, the use of x-ray vision is understated, yet surprising and damn entertaining.
Episode 4 is a return to form for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D due, in part, to its delicate balance of humour and its clever use of futuristic technology.