Sunday, 3 January 2016

Agent Carter

One of my Christmas presents this year was the DVD of the first series of Agent Carter - and it's been tremendous fun watching it!
The period detail is wonderful - those cars, and those fashions! Howard Stark looks like Douglas Fairbanks (it's the moustache, of course), and - can I just take Jarvis home with me?
And Peggy Carter is awesome! Having shown just how competent she was during the War (and the after effects of the War are everywhere, from Agent Souza's crutch to Peggy's first room mate, who really was Rosie the Rivetter) now she's reduced to taking the coffee orders, manning the phones and having to argue to get any more taxing assignments.
It's a breath of fresh air when she does go out on a mission, having obtained the services of the Howling Commandos, and they treat her with the respect she deserves, having served with her and Steve Rogers before.
There's also an intriguing look at a Russian training camp for little girls....
So she has to investigate the theft of Howard Stark's "bad babies" (his really dangerous inventions) behind the back of the SSR, with the help of Jarvis.

I'm so glad there's going to be a second season!

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