Agent Carter

I thought this expansion of Marvel’s One-Shot wouldn’t do well as it didn’t fornately. Hayley Atwell’s reprisal as the title character shows once again how good an actress she is with Peggy’s character-arc to move on after Steve Rogers’ “demise” while being an independent woman throughout the late-1940’s.

James D’ Arcy (Master and Commander) as the actual butler, Jarvis that Tony Stark’s A.I. (Paul Bettany) is based on was splendid. Him and Hayley share terrific on-screen comedic timing. Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper) while under Dr. Ivchenko’s influence feels tremedous guilt about not finding Rogers since he was the one good thing that came out of his weapons-manufacturing that Tony (Robert Downey Jr.) repeats but on a much larger scale. Atwell delivers one of the most heartfelt performances.

Daniel Sousa (Enver Gjoka) might be her future husband she mentions during the 1953 newsreel. The pilot’s opening song, “That Man” by Caro Emerald is just one out of many excellent jazz music used in this show.

Didn’t care much about Thompson (Chad Michael Murray) since he aswell as Chief Dooley (Shea Whigham) shared the borderline sexism of-the-times despite Chad in-addition-to Enver sharing a good moment in the finale (“Valediction”) when Ivchenko (Ralph Brown) tries but fails to hypnotize him due to Sousa wearing earplugs unbeknownst to Thompson. Meagen Fay/Miriam Fry the Landlady was gone at that point before becoming an annoyance, just obnoxious. After such poignant closure, this works as a mini-series that shouldn’t be drawn out for a second season.