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Bring back Agent Carter

There are no spoilers in this post.

I must admit, though I’ve watched the Captain America films, I have only seen them a few times so I don’t remember that much of what happened. Agent Carter is set between the events of Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) and Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter (2013) so if you want to watch Agent Carter, you’ll want to watch up to Captain America: The First Avenger first. If like me, you only have vague recollections of what happens in this film then you’ll be just fine. As long as you know who Peggy Carter is, then you’re all set.

Peggy (Hayley Atwell) plays a strong, independent woman, yet she is mostly seen as only good for making tea by her peers. This is set in 1946 so the backward thinking is relevant to the times. It also makes it less of a high-tech show and the characters have to come up with other ways around problems which is quite refreshing in some ways.

Peggy is assisted by Howard Stark’s butler, Edwin Jarvis (James D’Arcy) and he is in many ways the comic relief. The show is fun, has lots of Marvelverse references, is very well acted, written and produced. I found it very easy to get into and I have enjoyed learning more about some of the characters such as Peggy, and Sousa (Enver Gjokaj). It also makes a nice change to watch a Marvel show where the main characters don’t have any special powers, and the lead character is just one hell of a woman.

The one big downside is that the show was cancelled after just two seasons and there are only 18 episodes in total. Yet another great show shot down in its prime.

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