Whatever they decide re: Coulson is fine. If he's an LMD, cool. If he survived the attack, I'm good with that, too.
Since this takes place in the movie franchise universe, I'd like them to bring in other elements of the [print] Marvel canon. Hydra's around from the Cap movie. I think AIM would make a great foil for a SHIELD TV show. It's probably too much to hope to see MODOK, but even just a mention, or a still picture, or something.... (Lurv me some MODOK!)
I'm unclear on what movie studios currently own the rights to Marvel characters. I think Sony still has Spidey, so the SHIELD show will probably never mention him. Has Paramount given up on DD? With his low-cost SFX, he'd make a great TV character, but of course they'd want to reserve him for a movie franchise and the hoped-for big bucks. Don't understand why they couldn't run Luke and Danny up the proverbial flagpole and see who salutes. If they get positive feedback, they could use the show as a testing ground for new movie franchises.
The pilot was okay. I hope they do something interesting with the show.