I am not a natural superhero/comics person, I don't make a point to see all of the many (like, too many right?) new superhero flicks that Hollywood keeps churning out, but I made an exception after seeing a few stills from Marvel's ABC TV show Agent Carter. First I rented Captain America, since I knew it took place before the TV show, and I quickly fell in love with Hayley Atwell's character Margret "Peggy" Carter. A kick ass, well respected secret agent, who just so happens to be a woman, set in the late 1940's? There was no way I was not going to love this show!
In post WWII New York, agent Carter is struggling to find her place in an office filled with men who think of her as more of a secretary than a fellow agent. She takes on a secret mission of her own, always several steps ahead of her male colleagues. Do yourself a favor and watch this series! There are only eight episodes in the first season, and they are available on Hulu and on Amazon. There will even be a second season, which for a female lead spy show is awesome!
Not only does Peggy kick ass and take names, she does it in red lipstick and impeccably tailored 40's suits! Seriously, this show has it all, including great fashion! I want all of Peggy's gorgeous silk blouses for next fall! If you have been looking for a new retro something to watch, make sure to check out Agent Carter!