After a somewhat weak reviews of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, at first I was unsure how I’d feel about the new series Agent Carter. But I’m here to officially join the hype and say that so far, I’m loving it! Here’s a few reasons why:
- It passes the Bechdel test. The Bechdel Test, briefly, is a way of testing if a film is “feminist” and not just featuring a strong female lead. The markers are, two or more female characters who 1. have names 2. talk to each other and 3. whose lives and conversations revolve around more than seeking the romantic attention of men. Peggy Carter not only is femme fierceness in an all male work-place, but she has other femme friends.
- It doesn’t rely on super powers or smashy-smash for excitement or to move the story along. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate good action scenes in a super hero flick. But it’s refreshing to have a Marvel series that is about people who, while super, are not super heroes.
- It has excellent fashion. I’d wear any of the outfits she’s worn so far.
- It is only eight episodes. Because it is short, the story and script is tight. You can permanently love it, rather than cringing like many TV shows make you do as they drift into irrelevant story lines and add filler episodes (eg. I would have loved Scandal forever if it stopped after one season).