Sounds like the core of this show will be the agents and what they experience in each episode, but the appeal of the show will be the world that these agents occupy. You won't have one without the other, which is exactly what I wanted and expected.
Will the S.H.I.E.L.D. series capitalize on a cross-platform synergy, to the delight of fans?
“What we’re trying to do is open the door for that — but that’s not the door to the main room,” Whedon stresses. “The big house is that S.H.I.E.L.D. has to work on its own. It can’t be an Easter egg farm. It’s got to be a show with characters you care about week to week, that if you’ve never seen a Marvel movie you can turn into.”