Heroes come in many genders and from different eras, but as a kid I thought a hero needed powers to get the job done. However there are many that just have wits, cunning and bravery with limited tech to get them through the hard spots. Enter Peggy Carter whose legend starts with the molding of Captain America and of course her leadership in the S.H.I.E.L.D agency started by Howard Stark, but what was her story after Steve Rogers had his supposed tragic end? Premiered yesterday on ABC, we get a closer look into the life of one of the toughest heroes with much gumption in the Marvel universe. Enjoy this review of Agent Carter.
This is the 1940’s and during that time there was a lot of ignorance surrounding the world, especially for females trying to strive in society ruled by men. Here we have Peggy Carter still grieving the loss of Steve Rogers and trying to find a new stand in the world still plagued by Villains. Being a secret Agent in S.S.R has been quite tasking with only one friend backing her up full of males just treating her a simple secretary, but thanks to Howard Stark, her world is about to have a deadly change. You see Howard Stark is in a bit of a bind with his “Bad Babies” or deadly super weapons have been stolen by a secret faction known only as Leviathan. Things take a turn for the worst as Howard is now been deemed an enemy of the state, so the only choice he has is to trust his comrade Peggy Carter in going covert. She needs to stay incognito to help clear Howard Stark and find the rest of his deadly weaponry before things get out of control, but how does one maintain a cover while maintaining a deeper cover from the S.S.R?
It’s the 40’s
I have to admit after seeing Captain America: The First Avenger where we get our first introduction to Agent Carter I was already floored by her style and dealing with the sexism during World War II. A woman in power during that time was unheard of and being one with such tactics and stunning personality, it would leave your jaw hanging. Agent Carter is one classy lady that puts herself in danger for her country and others, but she also shows a humane side trying to put on a shield of bravery. This really makes you connect with the character and appreciate her struggle, but you have to give Haley Atwell her props for playing the role so damn well.
Visuals are Important
If there is one thing you can appreciate is the authenticity of filming a 1940’s New York. The visuals are amazing and the historic venues are of course acceptable, even down to the cereals on the radio. Hearing a cheap knock off of the adventures of Captain America is hilarious and seeing how pissed off Peggy gets when she hears what one would assume is an adaptation of herself being a damsel in distress is fine humor. The fact that they decided to keep your attention on character by having her as the colorful character starting with the signature red hat in a scene full of faded bland colors was fetching.
Every hero needs a sidekick and James D’Arcy as Edwin Jarvis is the right man to have at anyone’s corner. As a kid I never saw Jarvis as a human being only Tony Starks A.I companion in the Ironman Suits, but now that they actually have a human person playing the role, it is outstanding. Jarvis’s quips all the way down to his proper stature in dealing with harsh situations while maintaining a cool head is admired. He is the kind of help you need to keep cool and comes with great motivational advice to keep you in the good fight, as long as he is home by nine to tend to his wife. Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark makes a brief appearance, but I hope he shows up a lot more. Now we have the supposed love interest in Enver Gjokaj as Daniel Sousa who is a war vet facing discrimination among his peers since he is a cripple. This in turn helps him relate to what Agent Carter is dealing with and they seem to grow a bond. I am just hoping we see supporting roles of the Howling Commandos.
Make mind Marvel Baby! That is right I am all in with this new series and Agent Carter has captured my heart in the bet way possible. The action that she puts herself in shows that she is capable of handing any touch situation even though she is not bullet proof, she is one tough dame. I love her quirky attitude in how she handles problems and make the men that make fun of her everyday feel inferior without saying a word. I can’t wait to see how this plays out and I want to see more crossover episodes with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D which they have done so far. In that Marvel’s Agent Carter gets a Booming 5 out of 5 for its first start. If you have seen the first two episodes, please feel free and comment in the area below and let us know what you think about the show. I really would like to hear your opinions, because just like air it matters. Stay frosty!