Episode 1×1 “Pilot; Bridge and Tunnel”
Howard Stark’s deadliest weapon has fallen into enemy hands, and only Agent Carter can recover it. But can she do so before her undercover mission is discovered by SSR Chief Dooley and Agent Thompson? (via IMDB)
Fair Warning there will be spoilers ahead for Agent Carter.
Overall thoughts: I have been looking forward to this show for quite a while. I haven’t been able to get into Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I stopped watching after 4 or 5 episodes into season 1, but I do plan on gorging myself on the rest of the series sometime soon. The 2 hour premier seems a little daunting, especially trying to blog the whole thing which I couldn’t convince my wife to do along with me, but I’m just so damn excited for this show!
Starting off with the last scene from Cap was a great idea. Agent Carter does look pretty amazing in that red hat. I’m also very excited to find out more about Howard Stark, I love that this show is set in the mid-20th century. Agent Carter’s boss and colleagues are a giant bag of misogynistic dicks, she needs to punch them all in the face like the dude in the alley.
I also think it’s awesome they used the actors from the movies and didn’t have to recast anyone, there are a ton of people from other shows I keep recognizing too. Jarvis the butler was the dude in the alley!! This show does not look cheap to make, but so far I am impressed with all the sets and costumes. Agent Carter also looks amazing as a blonde. My wife just had to explain to me why the lipstick had a number and name on it lol, well and because it knocked out the dude who kissed her. What the hell is that golden ball of light!
I guess people had to share tiny apartments in NYC even back in the 40’s. Awwww just as I was starting to like her roommate, poor Colleen. What the hell is up with that assassin she just beat his ass and threw him out of at least a 2 story window and he was just gone, I’d be getting the hell out of there. Stark is quite the ladies man, I hope that they don’t make him and Agent Carter an item, but who knows it could work. Awwww Carter looking at Cap’s file was heartbreaking.
This typewriter is like the 1940’s version of Instant Messenger. What is up with these bad guys having their voice boxes taken out, it’s creepy and yet also sinister so gotta respect that. Holy shit one of those tiny balls of light caused that much damage, it was like a mini nuclear blast. The first hour was awesome, can’t wait for the second!
I really like the waitress I hope she has more scenes, and cripes Peggy’s new apartment a la Stark is freaking amazeballs. First Hydra now Leviathan I think I sense a theme here with mythological beasts being the bad guys. These voiceless assassins are seriously hardcore but Leviathan seems to be getting setup to be the big bad this season. I still can’t get over the sets and costumes and how great they are.
Chief Dooley! One of the main characters in my book has the last name Dooley and one of my friends growing up is named Dooley as well, love it! The radio plays are pretty great and give a nice feel to the era of the show. People keep mysteriously disappearing from very sticky situations, what is Leviathan pumping these minions full of, vita rays? Holy cripes that was an awesome fight scene on the milk truck, Peggy is a hardcore badass. I really am enjoying how much Cap is such a looming figure over the show, I wonder if we’ll get some superhero cameos in this show later on. They are also doing a really good job with showing how much of a pain in the ass it was for women during this timeframe. I really want more Howard Stark in the show. Well I can’t wait for next week, the Ant-Man trailer was ok, I’m just happy Crap Bag was finally able to make something out of himself, he apparently didn’t marry Phoebe.
Favorite scene(s): There are SO many good ones to choose from, but the one that sums up Agent Peggy Carter’s badassery the best is the diner scene where she convinces the misogynistic asshat who was harassing the waitress to find somewhere to else to eat from now on. Bravo Peggy, bravo.
“An ideal butler provides service without being asked” – Jarvis
Solid and extremely entertaining 2 hour series premier, I will be watching this show from now on, Agent Carter is awesome and was actually better than I thought it would be.