Agent Carter is one of Marvel’s more recent additions to their cinematic universe, or at least the TV extension of it. Peggy Carter was first introduced in the MCU in Captain America, the First Avenger, not only as Captain Roger’s love interest, but also as a lady of flawless class, style and the kind of competence we like from our leading ladies. It thus came to absolutely no surprise that the character quickly became loved enough for her own t-series: Marvel’s Agent Carter.
The time in the series is 1946, and things have radically changed for Peggy Carter. Where she was a valued part of anti-Hydra and Nazi actions during WW2, she is now the sole female “field” agent of the S.S.R. (Strategic Scientific Reserve), and grossly overlooked by her male co-workers (as was the lot of most women in those days sadly), who fail to value her worth (and frankly, tend to bimble about most of the time). So it is up to Peggy to change their minds and clear the name of a valued friend in the process.
What makes Agent Carter such a strong series is not only the aesthetic and the plot (which is one of the best of the MCU but also recent TV full stop), but the fact that it is representing the time so well, portraying a woman’s struggle in what was dominantly a man’s world. Without becoming just another feminist tableau, it is so much more than that. This series has everything: suspense, espionage, mystery, weird science and well-developed characters, both good guys and villains, you’ll love or love to hate.
It comes to no surprise that such a fan action has been doing the rounds after the first season rounded up, and I am one of the many eagerly looking forward to the second season, starting later this year.
If you love post-WW2 aesthetic, politics and society, the era full stop, espionage and weird science, definitely check this out if you haven’t yet!