I started watching SHIELD as I was really interested in Marvel movies. This is the kind of the series which serve as an appetizer rite before you see Marvel Superhero movies like Thor, Ironman, Hulk, Captain America or the Avengers.
Well, not just as an appetizer. Even after you see a movie, you can watch this series to see SHIELD’s reaction to the outcome of that movie. For example, SHIELD’s latest episode (8th episode) is about the after effects of the alien attack in ‘Thor: The Dark World’. You can see the clip here
The series got 7.2 ratings on IMDB. I’m not a fan of this series despite being a Marvel fan. When it comes to series, I didn’t find it up to the mark. Or maybe it’s because I had been watching amazing series like Game of Thrones, Suits and Breaking Bad. If this series were released 10 years back (during the time of Smallville), then I would have definitely loved it.