Friday, 22 January 2016

Agent Carter Season 2 Premiere review

Season two of Agent Carter has returned and it is better than ever! The SSR most formidable Agent is back in a new adventure that sets to be more mischievous, daring and extremely dangerous.

It's 1947, the SSR have tracked down one Dottie Underwood who seems to still hold an obsession towards Miss Carter as she wears one of Peggy's signature hats. She was trying to steal from a vault when Peggy was there, shotgun in hand and ready for some serious kick-ass action.

Immediately, I felt like the series had moved as you're not even given time to breathe with the immense pacing. It made the introduction exhilarating  and really set the whole series to be one hell of a ride.

Jack Thompson (now Chief) cowardly sees that Peggy is driving the investigation and when he sees an opportunity to send Peggy away, he lets his ambition take over. I've always felt that Thompson is too selfish and even after he reveals that he killed surrendering soldiers during the war, he still took the credit for himself for Peggy's work- I don't really like him that much.

Visually, setting the story within another of America's location treasures is captivating; the period costumes, lighting and motors make these episodes sparkle and feel completely Noir and gradient.

Peggy and Sousa's relationship feels more tense when we realize that Sousa has been ignoring Peggy's call and the reason is that he's found someone new. It was quite a surprise but after seeing the chemistry between Peggy & Wilkes, I'm quite happy for Sousa to marry and move on from Peggy....... I just don't think he has yet.

The reason for Peggy flying out to L.A.- a women frozen in a lake during a heat wave. Completely in contrast to the threat that posed season one, I think this threat will certainly challenge the characters into new concepts of other life that the time period couldn't even conceive of.

The introduction to Whitney Frost & her husband- Calvin Chadwick was something of a mystery but witnessing the sexism that came with actresses of the time is really hard to watch but it makes her role into her villainous plans into strong motivation, especially since that Chadwick was found to be having an affair with one of the physicists working at Isodyne.

In terms of the new story arc for this season, I am incredibly excited for the idea of zero matter which looks oddly like what we have seen in Agents of Shield when Simmons was sucked through a portal.

Another gem to be commended is the duo between Peggy, Jarvis and Ana. She certainly was not what I presumed Mrs Jarvis to be but it's really refreshing to not have a wife that is constantly jealous of her husband having female friends. It's just a fact that they love and respect one another. 

That moment where Peggy and Jarvis spare is utterly comedic deliciousness; the bouncy dialogue and compromising position that they both find themselves in was so giggle some. They really are the best of Conrad's.

More so, I adored the sophisticated and heated scenes with Peggy & Wilkes as it's a partnership that feels unique and filled with humor and admiration for intelligence and bravery. 

A sad conclusion that leave us hanging as Frost and Wilkes seemingly get vaporized by the zero matter. I really wanted to give Peggy a hug. I was so thankful when I saw Whitney because it meant that Wilkes must be alive too! But there is a sinister scrape of the zero matter on Frost's forehead........

It is quite exciting to see a story featuring Peggy Carter and the concept of inter dimensions- it doesn't seem likely together but that is where the magic lies. A captivating, flirtatious, mischievous and rollicking blast for season two!

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