It took until the Captain America 2 plotline for Agents of SHIELD to finally grow on me during its first season, and much of that had to do with the inert storylines, but even more had to do with the lack of chemistry among the cast, where chemistry is especially important in a Whedon show. The chemistry finally began to gel in the last third of the season (after Evil Ward), and even Chloe Bennet’s Skye began to grow on me.
I only wish that the cast had displayed the charm and chemistry that they displayed in the gag reel in the actual show. The Chloe Bennet on the show? She’s OK. The Chloe Bennet in the gag reel? Now, I understand why they hired her in the first place. (That said, Ming-Na Wen steals the reel).
Oh, and in case you missed it, a teaser for season two introduced a new character, who looks awfully similar to another character.