An Exercise In Nonsense
It is neither dumb nor smart enough to be fun, and spends way too much time with its boring human characters.
While it doesn't offer any answers, it both thrills and makes you think.
Each character in this movie — down to the smallest one — is an individual rather than a type, prone to spontaneous changes of mood and sometimes amusing outbursts of pettiness or ill humor.
Agent Carter is a great television series with very well written episodes and a stellar cast. It is a consistently enjoyable and entertaining series that takes us back to the 1940s following Agent Peggy Carter from the point that we left her in Captain America: The First Avenger. It has broad, luxurious sets, really taking us in to and having fun with its 40s' setting, a lot more than the film that it is spun off from did.I did find that series did have some dull moments, some episodes that simply did not strike as hard as others and, quite honestly, dragged on, there is not many of these but the ones that are stick out in a negative way. The cast is all around terrific, Hayley Atwell shines, as always, as Carter and owns this lead role in an effortless manner, while James D'Arcy is top notch as Jarvis, and Dominic Cooper steals every episode he features in as Howard Stark. Great fun and action packed. Featuring a dedicated cast and stellar writing, it is a shame Agent Carter did not last as long as it could have, but it certainly enjoyable while it lasts and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good drama or action series.Peggy Carter is enlisted to clear the name of Howard Stark.
Best Performance: Hayley Atwell
I found the lead character dull and predictable. Typical snarky come backs, typical everythign really. Too many supporting male characters seem to be written for the sole purpose of making men look bad, and giving Peggy an opportunity to outshine them, outsmart them, and make us feel terrible about something which has nothing to do with anyone living today...and franly I would much rather be a woman back then then now. Not being expected to work would be well worth it. So would having well bred men compliment you. Today the only people that compliment women are creeps in "diverse" neighborhoods. Imagine having a nice looking WASP( White AngloSaxon Protestant, for those who don't know) guy telling you how nice your hair looks, or how pretty your dress is in your office without the fear of sexual harassment charges. I think I will go build a time machine...anyhow..back to the show. It was cringy to watch, I am not surprised it got cancelled, it was as bad as a CW show. The spy story was not well thought out, and the only good thing about the show were the costumes, cars, backgrounds, and production in general. But even a well polished turd is still a turd.
This is a review for those who decided to cancel this show. Who ever decided to cancel Agent Carter is a jackass!Maybe Agent Carter didn't capture the imagination of young viewers, but Agent Carter is worth the taste of watching an actual hero, a war veteran and a women that inspires other women accomplishing their goals. Agent Carter is for the sophisticate spectators who has taste in vintage and sci-fi. Agent Carter is more than the obvious, it is a series that must continue on to explore the imagination and wonder of women and men being in a real relationship. If you can not offer at least that it is not worth continuing the series. Awaiting the masses to be charmed by something they do not understand and appreciate is a major mistake and so is canceling Agent Carter.
Having seen the now-final ep of the series "Agent Carter", I'm bummed we won't get a third season as I thought the entire run was just awesome! I mean, I loved the '40s period atmosphere, and Hayley Atwell was just gorgeous and charismatic as the title character. She was when introed in Captain America: The First Avenger and even more here and I loved her dialogue with Edwin Jarvis (James D'Arcy), Howard Stark's butler. The first season in New York when she started working for SSR, and the second season in Los Angeles had such compelling plots and characterizations, I never was bored watching the whole thing! Oh well, hope Ms. Atwell luck in her new series "Conviction" though I don't know if I'll watch that yet...