January 7th, 2015

marvel - peggy carter

Agent Carter Reaction Shot

So, the Agent Carter mini-series premiered last night, to much anticipation and expectations, at least from me. ;) I've been waiting for this show for what feels like forever. There's a part of me, I think, that was always going to be happy even if the show sucked, just because it exists, because Marvel decided that Peggy Carter -- a character who I was so certain had been relegated to the dustbin of backstory, never to be seen or heard from again -- was interesting and popular enough to headline her own TV series. That's a victory, no matter what happens next.

The show didn't suck, far from it, although I have my quibbles and concerns, which I will get into in a moment. But first, the good stuff:

- The show looks fantastic. The sets and costumes are quite stylized, which gives the entire affair a comic-booky feel, but in a good way. It reminds me of the Expo in CA:TFA -- not the future, but how they thought the future was going to look in the 1940s. This is the past, reimagined by how we think of it in the future.

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And now, the things I am less sure about. Collapse )

Recommended, if you are at all interested. If you're on the fence because you were under-enthused about Agents of SHIELD, definitely give it a try! It's a much stronger first episode than AoS had, and despite my comments above I'm really excited to see where it all ends up.

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