When critics are asked why they sometimes hedge when heaping praise on new series, an appropriate three-word response would be "Marvel's Agent Carter." Despite an extremely handsome pilot and appealing lead in Hayley Atwell, the ABC limited series meandered through several episodes that merely seemed to inch the story along, rallying only slightly in the not wholly satisfying conclusion. So while the show represented an enterprising line extension of the Marvel universe, the experiment has to be viewed as a miss, at least creatively speaking, which just didn't have legs.
Like all of Marvel's properties (and SPOILER ALERT if you haven't watched the finale), "Agent Carter" derived some additional oomph from tying into the company's flagship titles - in this case, both "Captain America" and "Iron Man," inasmuch as the latter's father, wealthy playboy/inventor Howard St...
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