Marvel's Agent Carter: Season 1 Reviews

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October 21, 2015
Peggy Carter to the rescue. And boy, can Marvel and ABC use her help.
October 21, 2015
After the obligatory flashbacks to 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger, from which ABC's new period entertainment/marketing opportunity/sleep aid Agent Carter springs, Agent Peggy Carter struts in.
October 21, 2015
A fairly entertaining conglomeration of nostalgia, postwar intrigue, comic-book science fiction and screwball comedy (with frequent interludes of bone-crunching violence).
October 21, 2015
Agent Peggy Carter is a marvelous addition to the cool women characters now prowling TV screens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 21, 2015
Peggy Carter rocks.
October 21, 2015
Peggy deserved her own story line and now she's got one.
January 7, 2015
The combination of the British actress and post-World War II setting make the Marvel-branded vehicle, Agent Carter, considerable fun, and in some ways more promising than the series it's replacing, the uneven Agents of SHIELD.
January 7, 2015
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.
January 7, 2015
Atwell brings some presence to the lead role, flashing specs of vulnerability while mostly keeping her shoulder to the wheel.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 7, 2015
Atwell and the producers have made something entertaining and engaging enough that you don't miss the superpowers and spandex. Their Agent Carter doesn't need to be super to be a heroine.
January 7, 2015
The biggest draw has got to be the time period.
January 7, 2015
The men are, by and large, buffoons. The women are undermined and undervalued. This may be well meaning, but it's dull, a too simplistic gloss on post-war gender dynamics. Who wants to watch anyone, male or female, behave in such predictable ways?
January 7, 2015
It actually feels like a TV show, with a clear sense of purpose and a savvy sense of style. Rather than biding time between blockbusters, like the dot-connecting drudgery of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter travels back in it
January 7, 2015
She packs a mean punch, can fire a pistol without blinking and steps into a disguise with the same ease as Jennifer Garner used to do on Alias.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 7, 2015
Watching the first two episodes felt like being on a well-intentioned but fruitless blind date.
January 7, 2015
Even with the strength of its design, writing, and direction, Agent Carter wouldn't be as successful without Atwell's central performance.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 6, 2015
Carter's not a superhero, per se. But as a supersized allegory for a downtrodden woman who suddenly gets new powers-a sense of purpose imparted by a fulfilling, demanding job-Carter is a worthy equivalent of the rest of the heroes in Marvel's oeuvre.
January 6, 2015
The short Teletype on Marvel's Agent Carter is that it gets right all the things that Marvel's Agents of SHIELD got wrong - and that's the biggest cartoon brawl you can win when you're looking for a hit.
January 6, 2015
The series successfully blends super-heroics with women's post-war fight against sexism in a fun, winking way.
January 6, 2015
This is a classic Marvel comics premise: the hassled hero, who has to hide her derring-do. More importantly, it's a great television premise.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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