Review: 'Marvel's Agent Carter' Raises The Company's Small Screen Game

January 2, 2015 9:29 PM

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When Marvel initially announced plans to launch its small screen division with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., expectations were high for a variety of reasons. In addition to being the first attempt at a weekly, long-form narrative by the company that, at that point, had just scored huge with The Avengers, it was also going to be the first time a continuing TV series connected to the fictional universe of an ongoing film franchise would be attempted while also being co-created and directed by one of television’s premiere names, Joss Whedon. However, with those expectations came problems in the form of S.H.I.E.L.D. being unable to grow naturally into the series it is now. Thankfully though, for the sake of fans and the company a like, none of this is the case with Marvel Television’s latest, Agent Carter.

Set in the years following the events of Captain America: The First Avenger, the new series joins hot shot secret agent Peggy Carter just as she’s beginning to adapt to life with the men back home from World War II, a social dynamic that’s forced her into a secretarial position at the S.S.R. (Strate...

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