ByMatthew Chapman, writer at
Male. Australian. Nerd. Twitter: shuey1984
Matthew Chapman

Agent Peggy Carter, for me, was one of the highlights of Captain America: First Avenger.

You have this strong willed woman, who takes crap from no one – man or woman - and is beautiful without having to wear skintight clothing or be revealing.

But given the time jump that happens in Captain America, you would expect that you wouldn’t see her again. Then we get an Agent Carter one-shot, a scene in Captain American: Winter Soldier, appearances on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and then the announcement that we were getting a whole show dedicated to her character!

I love the set up that ABC has as well, with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D running for 10 straight weeks, Agent Carter fills the New Year gap for eight weeks and then we finish with the rest of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

I was very excited for the first episode, the most I’ve been for a while about a TV show, and I was not let down.

I did find this show very hard to watch, quite a lot, only because of the way Peggy was treated by most of the men at the SSR. I got that we were seeing was how it was back then but it was still really hard to watch.

Hayley Atwell and Enver Gjokaj are unquestionably the stand outs of the cast for me, loved their performances throughout the whole season but I have to say, I feel Gjokaj is kind of wasted. In Dollhouse, he was a brilliant character actor, taking on many different personalities and characteristics but hopefully it’s something that will be explored if there are more seasons.

A massive kudos to the writers for making me hate Chief Dooley for seven episodes only to turn it around in his final seconds!

All the costumes, which alone are amazing, sets and props are pretty awesome and make it look and feel like we are there in the 1940s. There are also Marvel easter eggs to look out for and of course suspicions of pretty much everyone Carter works with or comes across.

I really, really, really hope Agent Carter gets a second season. It may not get the massive ratings but it most definitely has the fans behind it, including me!


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