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“Ready for another adventure, Miss Carter?” – Agent Carter Season 2

Agent Carter’s back! Happy days! Even as a part of the cinema-dominating Marvel Studios megabrand, being a female-led, not-particularly dark and gritty spy-drama set in the 1940s, the chances of Agent Carter lasting past it’s first year looked grim , … Continue reading

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“Goodbye, my darling.” – Valediction (Agent Carter)

Agent Carter is a spin-off of the Captain America film. The film, just in cinemas, drew an audience of nearly 12 million people, while the TV show has averaged about 4 million viewers per episode. Agent Carter exists very much … Continue reading

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“If you want the truth, I am ready to give it to you.” – Snafu (Agent Carter)

  Lies, concealment and double talk are baked into the DNA of the spy genre. Aside from the fact that real world spies spend a lot of time lying, dishonesty allows spy stories to build in moments of clever deception, … Continue reading

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“An explosive that could level all of New York.” – A Sin to Err (Agent Carter)

Throughout its first five episodes, Agent Carter has seeded a range of plot points, slowly building confrontations, and discoverable secrets. Ticking time bombs set up by Peggy’s double life and the lies she’s been telling her friends and co-workers. And … Continue reading

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“We’re the good guys.” – The Iron Ceiling (Agent Carter)

What does Peggy Carter want from her job at the SSR? And what does she want from her colleagues? Well, she more or less just wants what we all want from a job: to be put to work to the … Continue reading

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“You certainly know how to pick your partners.” – The Blitzkrieg Button (Agent Carter)

Howard Stark is a pretty ambivalent figure. The first things we learn about him, in the opening minutes of Iron Man, the first Marvel Studios film, is that he A) worked on the Manhattan Project to develop the atomic bomb, … Continue reading

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“Whatever happened to a nice cup of tea and a civilised interrogation?” – Agent Carter

40’s setting and atmosphere, complete with montages set to old-timey big-band tunes? Check. Attractive people with British accents exchanging snippy banter? Check. Spy-game espionage, with lots of betrayals, double-agents and organisations with vague, ominous-sounding names? Check. Likeable, capable female lead … Continue reading

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