It was one of the best shows of last year, overshadowed perhaps by Marvel’s other shows… Man they had a good TV year… but season 2 is here! Agent Carter. I actually blogged reviews of every episode last year, which was easy enough as there were only 8. I don’t think I’m going to do the same thing this year – but I thought I would write up some initial thoughts.
This weekend I finally watched the last two episodes of Agent Carter. This was a short run series, but I think that worked to its advantage. They show was really able to focus on a story and every week brought us closer to solving the mystery. Overall I think this show did a phenomenal job of introducing us to Peggy Carter, SSR agent and showing us the early days of S.H.I.E.L.D. It also really brought forth the idea of inventions that can do phenomenal things and how those inventions ending up in the wrong hands is incredibly dangerous. I think the other part about the first season that I appreciated is that it served as a nice closure to the time with Steve Rogers and Captain America. There were some great moments in the last couple of episodes that really drew on that connection. For me personally it was great to see a woman lead on a show like this, even though it takes place in the late ’40’s, and drawing on the issues of being a woman in that time. If you have not see the show I recommend you take a weekend and watch the episodes, it is fun romp and a different take on the comic book story. (Mild Spoilers for Agent Carter after the jump.) Continue reading