I’m going to keep my superhero reviews short and sweet. “Arrow” is in flux while Oliver recovers from his duel with Ra’as al Ghul, and “Agent Carter” came out the gate strong and has cooled down a little since. Let’s mix DC and Marvel:
I’ve been looking forward to “Agent Carter” since Marvel announced it was going to bridge the gap between the midseason finale and spring premiere of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Peggy Carter is by far the best Marvel heroine so far, though admittedly the bar wasn’t set particularly high by Pepper Potts or Jane Foster (I see Black Widow as more of an anti-hero). We all saw her whip Captain America into shape in “The First Avenger,” but that didn’t necessarily mean she could carry her own mini-series. Luckily for us, she totally can.
So much happened in this episode I barely know where to begin. There was sex and ultra violence. We learned more about both Whitehall and Skye’s father’s histories and motivations. We also made some major headway on finding this fabled city that everyone is so keen on getting to first. It all made for an entertaining ride that is further proof of how strong Season 2 of “S.H.I.E.L.D” has been.
It’s no secret that many people were disappointed by “S.H.I.E.L.D’s” first season. People wanted it to be as awesome as a Marvel movie, but instead it chose to tell (slightly) more human stories and unravel its central mysteries in the slowest ways possible. Then H.Y.D.R.A invaded S.H.I.E.L.D in “Captain America 2,” causing all hell to break loose in Marvel’s TV universe. Suddenly Agent Coulson and his team were the enemy of the U.S. government, and the S.H.I.E.L.D infrastructure the team had employed all season was broken beyond repair.