Marvel's Agent Carter: Season 1 (2015)

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Critic Consensus: Focusing on Peggy Carter as a person first and an action hero second makes Marvel's Agent Carter a winning, stylish drama with bursts of excitement and an undercurrent of cheeky fun.

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Air date: Jan 6, 2015
2
Air date: Jan 6, 2015
3
Air date: Jan 13, 2015
4
Air date: Jan 27, 2015
5
Air date: Feb 3, 2015
6
Air date: Feb 10, 2015
7
Air date: Feb 17, 2015
8
Air date: Feb 24, 2015

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The first season of this action-adventure series follows Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) as she returns to work at Strategic Scientific Reserve after World War II. Upon her return, SSR begins investigating billionaire inventor Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper) for selling weapons to enemies of the United States. However, Stark secretly seeks out Carter and asks her to help clear his name. Carter, in direct conflict with SSR, goes undercover to help Stark. James D'Arcy, Chad Michael Murray, Enver Gjokaj and Shea Whigham also star.

Cast

Hayley Atwell
as Peggy Carter
James D'Arcy
as Edwin Jarvis
Chad Michael Murray
as Jack Thompson
Enver Gjokaj
as Daniel Sousa
Shea Whigham
as Roger Dooley
Bridget Regan
as Dottie Underwood
Reggie Austin
as Jason Wilkes
Dominic Cooper
as Howard Stark
Wynn Everett
as Whitney Frost
Lotte Verbeek
as Ana Jarvis
Currie Graham
as Calvin Chadwick
Neal McDonough
as Dum Dum Dugan
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Critic Reviews for Marvel's Agent Carter Season 1

All Critics (46) | Top Critics (22)

The series successfully blends super-heroics with women's post-war fight against sexism in a fun, winking way.

Jan 6, 2015 | Full Review…

To make Agent Carter work, and work well, Atwell and ABC knew she needed to be a relatable human first, and a subsidiary member of the populous Marvel universe second. Those priorities are straightened out efficiently on Tuesday's (opening) episode.

Jan 6, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Peggy deserved her own story line and now she's got one.

Oct 21, 2015 | Full Review…

With a star-making turn from Atwell and an overwhelming air of fun, it was a treat for both Marvel converts and new viewers.

Mar 11, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Agent Carter is ridiculously enjoyable. Despite not having the strongest story (another glittering orb Marvel? really?), the show is quick, genuinely fun, and Hayley Atwell is a damn delight as Peggy Carter.

Jan 7, 2015 | Full Review…

Atwell brings some presence to the lead role, flashing specs of vulnerability while mostly keeping her shoulder to the wheel.

Jan 7, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Way to go.

Jul 24, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Fun, stylish and energetic, Marvel's Agent Carter is everything we wanted it to be - and everything Marvel Studios' first foray into lady adventure character stories should be.

Jun 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Agent Carter has never leaned too heavily on action; that's just not what makes it exciting. The show follows its own rhythm, one that's a little more laid back than the Marvel films.

Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

There's warmth and humour by the bucketload.

Apr 26, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Marvel's Agent Carter: Season 1

½

CaiusC

Super Reviewer

Though initially shaky, Agent Carter quickly resolves itself to become worthwhile television, both independent of and connected to the larger Marvel Universe.

GimlyM

Super Reviewer

½

After hearing many great things about Agent Carter I decided to give it a go. Seemed it had everything I wanted from a Marvel thingy: it was short, the setting seemed interesting and Agent Carter was my favorite thing in the first Cap movie, but severely underused. Unfortunately, Agent Carter is just passable entertainment. There's nothing wrong with it but nothing great either. The story is the usual Marvel stuff: shiny objects, bad guys want it, good guys too. Conspiracies so obvious ensue and nothing much will stick when it all ends. Despite having an awesome lead character, Agent Carter is ultimately boring, occasionally cheeky but never really connects to the Marvel universe or offers anything you haven't seen thousands of times before.

Francisco G

Super Reviewer

Marvel blunders once again with the prequel series Agent Carter, which further drags the Marvel Cinematic Universe into mediocrity. Set in the late 1940s, SSR officer Peggy Carter is recruited by Howard Stark to work undercover and clear his name of selling weapons on the black market. Carter is extensively re-written to be an action-hero, and it doesn't feel true to the character from the Captain America film. And for that matter, the whole setup of Stark being branded a trader seems preposterous. Still, there's some nice action and the actors do a fairly good job (given what they have to work with). Only eight episodes, Season 1 of Agent Carter wasn't meant to do much more than fill-in the winter hiatus of Agents of SHIELD, and this shows in it's clear lack of ambition; as nothing of any real consequence happens.

DannM

Super Reviewer

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