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Agent Carter, based off the character and stories created by Stan Lee: a Television Review

Synopsis:

Its 1946 and the war is over.  The Allies have won.  Hitler and Red Skull (as well as most of Hydra) have been defeated.  The world is beginning to rebuild.  SSR Agent Peggy Carter has moved to New York City.

Howard Stark has been accused of treason, selling high powered weapons to the highest bidder.  He believes he has been framed and seeks out help from Agent Carter as well as his butler, Edwin Jarvis.  Their job is to find the men responsible for stealing the weapons.

General Information:

-Genre: Spy and Espionage, Superhero, Period Drama, Action/Adventure

-Creator: based off the character and stories created by Stan Lee

-Length: 2 Seasons, 18 Episodes (41-43 minutes each)

-Rating: TV-PG (very mild sexual innuendo, moderate violence and gore, mild profanity, mild use of alcohol and smoking, moderate frightening and intense scenes)

-Where to Watch: Disney+ (with subscription), DVD, Blu-Ray, or look for it at your local library

-Main Cast: Hayley Atwell, James D’Arcy, Chad Michael Murray, Enver Gjokaj, Shea Whingham

-Page of Reference in RP1: MARVEL is mentioned throughout the book

Review (contains spoilers):

Firstly, I want to start this off with the fact that I am a sucker for most anything set in history.  This is a BEAUTIFUL period drama.  From the sets to the hair and make up to the costumes, everything radiates the feel of the 1940s post war era.  I’m absolutely obsessed with the costumes, specifically everything that Peggy Carter wears.  I apparently need a new wardrobe.

Season 1:

This is a great show.

The storyline is absolutely addictive.  The little nods to things that are a bit anachronistic are great.  The typewriter communication is a really cool idea. All the spy and espionage stuff is fantastic.  They tackled all of the misogyny in a way that lets Carter challenge it but how it actually happened in the 1940s.

I love that we get a little bit of the Black Widow program and the Red Room.  Dottie is going to be a great character.  Carter dressing similar to how Natasha dresses is a nice little touch.  There are definitely moments when its hard to believe she wasn’t trained that way.

The people they have brought back into the show are wonderful.  Its great to see the 107th back.  Their relationship with Peggy is just darling.  They treat her with so much respect.  They love her like a sister, treat her like a comrade, and know what an asset she is.

Brilliant that they showed the PTSD trigger and how Peggy helped him snap out of it.  This mission gave Peggy the time to shine and really show how much of an asset she is.  She’s not just a woman.  Not just the skirt in the office but a real officer.

Rating:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

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