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Agent Carter S.2 reviews
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Stephen Patterson - Movie Pilot
I was skeptical, after completing the first season, if the series was going to be able to maintain it’s high standard. After all, the series was imagined as an eight-part storyline, how could it possibly continue? Surprisingly, the second season has started incredibly well and, after only three episodes, it's quickly becoming my favourite show on television. Setting up a completely separate arc from the first season (as well as a few remaining storylines from the first), the second season feels completely fresh yet familiar. The storylines are well paced and very much reflect the style of the films belonging to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
I'm a sucker for a good 1940's War drama. Marvel's Agent Carter takes place in 1946 - one year after Captain America: The First Avenger, and highlights the attitude towards women during a post-war world. The creators of the show have done a wonderful job at recreating the setting - specifically downtown New York which, even at 1080p HD, looks incredibly realistic. The outfits, hairstyles, music and establishments all reflect the time period wonderfully, making Marvel's Agent Carter visually stunning and unlike anything else on television.
Perhaps the best thing about Marvel (Unlike DC) is that their television shows take place within their cinematic universe, meaning that we get the pleasure of having the same actors return to their cinematic roles. Hayley Atwell is captivating as Peggy Carter. I have been a fan of hers and the character since I first saw Captain America: The First Avenger. In a world where women are not recognised as equals, Peggy Carter stands out and is not afraid to do whatever it takes to get the job done. James D'arcy is brilliant as Edwin Jarvis, Howard Stark's unfortunate yet caring butler, who forms a great partnership with Carter. With more hilarity than you may expect in such a show, their partnership and ultimately friendship is arguably the highlight of every episode. In fact, I would go as far to say that theirs is the best partnership currently on television. Dominic Cooper often returns as Howard Stark, who is as crude as he is caring. It's pleasant when beginning a new show, to be already acquainted with many of the characters.
If you’re a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, then this show is for you. If you’re a DC fan (I personally would identify with DC more than Marvel), then the chances are you will enjoy the show too. If you just enjoy damn good television, then I can't recommend this show enough! I am a comic book geek: I watch nearly every superhero show on television (past and present - including the classic Batman and Wonder Woman series), yet I find myself looking forward to Marvel’s Agent Carter more than any other show on television. If you enjoyed the first season, I urge that you watch the second, as it continues a wonderfully crafted, well planned out storyline with some of the greatest fictional characters ever made. In the season two premiere, Jarvis asks Peggy Carter if she's ready for "another adventure". To answer that question for her: yes. I, for one, can’t wait for the next episode.
Poppy-Jay Palmer - Sci Fi Now
Happily, Peggy and Jarvis’ (James D’Arcy) partnership has managed to be incorporated into the new season, even after the location change. Jarvis is already in LA as the episode begins since his boss, Howard Stark, decided to start his own Hollywood film production company. Nothing feels forced, which can often be the case when a show decides to up sticks and move partway through the series. After just one episode, Peggy and Jarvis’ interactions continue to be sharp, entertaining and the show’s strongest asset.
Oliver Sava - A.V. Club
Peggy Carter is relocating to Hollywood for Agent Carter’s second season, but it’s far from the only big change for the series. As expected from the new setting, the visuals are brighter and the fashion is more glamorous, but there’s also an influx of new female characters, a love interest of color, and a story that pulls Peggy away from the workplace misogyny that defined so much of the first season. (Workplace misogyny is still a significant theme of the series, but it’s explored in the context of the entertainment industry through the experience of new character Whitney Frost (Wynn Everett), an actress playing a Lady Macbeth role off-screen as she manipulates a businessman with political aspirations.)
All the additions made to Agent Carter season 2 benefit the series, but in the end the show’s success is still rooted in Hayley Atwell’s central performance, which only gains more texture as she spends more time with the character. Peggy is fierce but compassionate, friendly but guarded, and always resourceful no matter how dangerous the situation. Her relationship with James D’Arcy’s Edwin continues to be the heart of the show, and both of these episodes are at their strongest when the two are together.
Mitchel Broussard - We Got This Covered
Thankfully, the show moves all of her buddies to Los Angeles, too. Although Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper) has yet to make an appearance this year, his butler Edwin Jarvis (James D’Arcy) is still the pitch-perfect companion to Peggy’s adventures. Stuck with rounding up exotic animals for Howard, Jarvis is desperately looking for more excitement in his life since he got the taste for danger with Peggy in New York. D’Arcy plays the humorous, somewhat ditzy role with ease, but the best thing about the duo is that co-creators Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely restrict neither to solely embodying the straight man or the jokester roles, letting Atwell and D’Arcy masterfully tiptoe between the two when the situation calls for it.
That said, maybe Agent Carter‘s most laudatory aspect (also one of its most microscopic in the scheme of things) is that platonic relationship between Peggy and Jarvis. It’s humorous and heartfelt, the two being okay with occasional jabs and ridicule but ultimately aware of the importance of their friendship, which has absolutely zero romantic tension.
After the two spar poolside in the opening of episode two, tumbling on top of one another in a millisecond of terror that the show will go there, Jarvis’ wife Ana (Lotte Verbeek) walks in and cracks a joke, as utterly unworried by the two’s close proximity as the audience has been since last year. It’s brilliant in its subtly, worthy of a standing ovation for the sheer unspoken tenants each character abides by without having to talk about it on a single occasion.