Marvel’s Agent Carter (2015-?)
Peggy Carter becomes a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent during WW2 after her boyfriend, Steve Rogers (Captain America) is feared dead in a plane crash.
I watched this live but I waited to post my review because I was so excited after seeing it I would have barely been able to write more than, it was awesome! Even now, after I’ve given it time to sit, I still want to just say, it was awesome! I’ll try for more, though.
Agent Peggy Carter, Hayley Atwell, is such a great female role model. She’s gone from being one of the front runners during WWII to being treated like a glorified secretary. None of the men she fought with during the war are working with her, so no one seems to know her true potential. It’s the forties so they treat her like she should be serving coffee and filing the paperwork they don’t want to. She takes it all in stride, though, and uses the fact that they underestimate her to her advantage. She’s one step ahead of them the entire time and able to work to her own ends. I can see this coming back to bite her in the ass later.
Agent Carter is still trying to get over the loss of Captain America but she doesn’t moon over him like the men she works with seem to think. There are several flash backs to the Captain America movie, which I kind of thought they went a little over board with, but since you can’t assume everyone has seen the movie, it was understandable. I was also hoping that some of the men she’d fought with would be in the show, but they did not make an appearance in the first two episodes.
I liked the radio story they would go to every now and then. It was Captain America saving a nurse that was forever being captured by Nazis. It showed a great contrast between how women were perceived at the time and how Agent Carter acted.
There were questions asked, questions answered, and questions left to be figured out. Tons of ass was kicked by Agent Carter and male chauvinist pigs were out witted. I am still incredibly excited about this show, but hopefully that gives you some information other than, it was awesome!