Agent Carter adds a new dynamic to the Marvel Universe

Lexi Cruz, Contributing Writer

Marvel has almost always been praised for its billion-dollar recipe on the big screen.  Its blockbuster films have made its works a force to be reckoned with in the film industry.

But even with its renowned reputation, it needed to somehow start a transition to television.

In order to achieve its usual success, it was critical for Marvel to find the right approach to this endeavor.  After spending 17 episodes with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Marvel Studios was able to find the safe footing it needed to release the amazing Agent Carter.

Based on the Marvel one-shot short film of the same name, Agent Carter takes place in 1946, post World War II, where young and vibrant Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) is relegated to the insignificant works of a secretary in the Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR).

While on the job, Carter is called upon by inventor Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper) to help clear his name after some of his “bad babies,” or super advanced weapons of mass destruction, fall into the hands of warmongering terrorists.  With the assistance of Stark’s dependable butler, Edwin Jarvis (James D’Arcy), and her incisive and sly ways, Agent Carter aims to clear Stark’s name from the black book. Of course, Stark and Jarvis would lend themselves to the characters in the comic-book-turned-movie-series Iron Man.

Brilliantly directed, thrillingly plotted, and flawlessly performed, the first two episodes of the miniseries incorporate a rich balance of comedy and spy-fi action as well as a healthy dose of bloody hand-to-hand combat along with several unsuspected deaths, that will leave many holding on to the edge of their seats.

If watching Peggy Carter beat a thug senselessly with a stapler does not make you want to watch the series, than nothing will.

The show has received mainly positive reviews, many critics praising the acting and especially the noir-like atmosphere that is topped off with a lively ambiance and a fabulous wardrobe.

Agent Carter owes a large part of its success to its ability to capture the booming world after World War II.

With minor references to Captain America here and there, the show seems to be on the path to involving Peggy, being the awesome agent she is, more so than on the other popular heroes, initially used to rack up viewers.

As a brilliant new installment to the franchise, Agent Carter brings many of the enthralling elements of Marvel’s works to the small screen in an exciting and captivating way that will indubitably leave its audience craving more.

This ABC series is without a doubt a huge hit.  Although it lacks the well-known heroes that everyone knows and loves (looking at you, Captain America), it gives other unsung heroes a chance to shine.