Agent Carter impresses

Marvel’s newest project has its ups and downs

Agent Carter impresses

On Jan. 6th, 2015, Marvel’s Agent Carter, a brand new TV show made by the creators of The Avengers, premiered on ABC. The show follows SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve) agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) and her adventures as a secret agent after the events of Captain America: The First Avenger which takes place during World War 2.

The show begins a little after the war has ended, with a press conference informing viewers that Howard Stark, Tony Stark’s (Iron Man), father being accused of selling weapons to the enemy. This seems troubling as Howard was very helpful to the United States during the war. Howard is then deemed a fugitive, and a traitor, and SSR agents are instructed to catch him.

Agent Carter later meets with him in an alley, and he explains how he is innocent and must go on the run. He also requests her help in proving his innocence while he is gone. He informs her that there are many weapons deals, regarding Howard’s invented weapons, going on in America that are very dangerous and must be stopped. She accepts the mission, and must do it behind the backs of the members of SSR.

The show follows Agent Carter tracking down these deals, meeting with criminals who are involved, and occasionally beating them up pretty badly. She finds out that everyone after these weapons is involved with something called “Leviathan”, but never finds out what it is, leaving viewers with a cliffhanger.

The show begins with showing how Captain America is thought to have died at the end of Captain America: The First Avenger while talking to Peggy. This definitely tugs at the hearts of watchers, making the show seem very dramatic.

It also has a large element of women’s equality to it, as Agent Carter seems to be the only female at SSR. She is treated like a secretary, or even a maid, when in reality she is the same rank as all the other agents.

Carter tries to her prove herself constantly throughout the show, and definitely does. Agent Carter has some corny moments, but what superhero TV show doesn’t? It makes up for it with the intense fight scenes, and the very dramatic death of Agent Carter’s innocent roommate. Stay tuned for the next episode, Agent Carter is showing potential!