Ah, it's this, then.
71 : 34
68% : 32%
Tusken Radio Podcast, to elaborate on Marvelus' point, remember the episode where Daisy, Simmons, and Davis get high on space puffs? Davis later refers to that as the "space puff incident of 2019" when explaining that his hangover from being possessed by Izel is as bad as that incident. That's an explicit reference to Season 6 being set in 2019, that's not a choice or something that could be written off.
Furthermore, the "One Year Later" section of Season 7 (the end scene with them all in the bar in the virtual meeting) was confirmed to be in 2020 on the Agents of SHIELD Instagram. As part of their Season 7 promotions, they would post scenes from episodes after they air and post what year it was in. For instance, they posted the scene where they realized they were in the 70s and said "Year: 1973." After the finale aired, they posted the scene with Coulson driving away in Lola and it said "Year: 2020." 2020 is explicitly said to us for that scene, and the scene is explicitly said to be a year after Season 6, so that has to be 2019. That's not something that can be written off like "8 YEARS LATER." In- and out-of-universe information says it has too be 2019-2020, whereas with Homecoming it was confirmed to be a mistake. It doesn't work any other way.
2018, 2019 and 2020 dates are immovable.
*When it comes to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., anyway.
I've never felt uncomfortable with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. being post-snap, personally. It's so obvious it is without actually referencing it. It feels more tragic, and it fits with the tone of Endgame too. It's also 1 year after the events of a Season Finale that can't happen without Avengers: Infinity War occuring concurrently.
It bridges the gap between Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, with S7 setting S.H.I.E.L.D. up for the future, like their brief appearance in Spider-Man: Far From Home, and teasing S.W.O.R.D. without putting a name on it.
Saying it's an alternate timeline is illogical.
I think AOS exists in the timeline that Captain America and Iron Man created when they went back to the 1970s. At least the last episode of season 2 going forward does. This explains why no one in the movies ever talks about Inhumans and why S.H.I.E.L.D. doesn't mention the snap in seasons 6 or 7
Nope, Feige and others have confirmed AoS is main MCU continuity. The Snap isn't mentioned for logistical reasons, you cannot explain that in-universe. And well, not being mentioned doesn't mean it didn't happen.
Plus, 5x19-5x22 take place during Infinity War. There is no way that film played out without the snap occurring. It's confirmed, on and off screen, that it's the exact same Infinity War from the films.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has never contradicted the films and has always been consistent with tying into the MCU as it is.
Films connected with the show:
The Dark World
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Captain America: Civil War
Avengers: Infinity War
Shows connected with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.:
Daredevil -> Netflix
Luke Cage -> Netflix
Runaways -> Cloak & Dagger
S6-7 don't contradict the films, and it's quite clear they intend for it to follow the same timeline throughout. If it were otherwise, they'd have to confirm it.
@ProBot1227 Also to The Avengers [many references], Iron Man 3 [centipede serum], Captain America: The First Avenger [also many references, mainly on season 5 and 7] and Guardians of the Galaxy 1 (and 2) [the krees, confirmed by the creators as a connection].
What do you think?