Review: Conviction

I thought I liked Hayley Atwell when I watched Agent Carter. I was wrong. I’m actually completely crazy about her. As Hayes Morrison in Conviction she is awesome. Awesome. Continue reading “Review: Conviction”

Watch This: Visual Effects in Season 1 of Agent Carter

Agent Carter looks wonderful on our TV screens, recreating the years just after WW II with brilliant thrills and excitement. Now they’ve released a fascinating video showing how it’s done. Continue reading “Watch This: Visual Effects in Season 1 of Agent Carter”

Watch This: A Look at DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

The ratio of male to female characters in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is not to my liking. Because  if that, I’ve pretty much ignored any news about the upcoming series on the CW. However, last week something caught my eye that made me think some of my readers here might be interested in the series.

First of all, let’s look at the male to female ratio on this superhero show. Continue reading “Watch This: A Look at DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”

Agent Carter Will Be Back and She’s Heading West

Marvel announced that Agent Carter will be back for a second season. Hayley Atwell will return as the secret agent, but this year she’s going West to save the world while in Hollywood. Check out this wonderful new poster for season 2. She’s not wearing her red hat, but they continued the motif with a red umbrella.

Agent Carter Season 2 poster from Marvel

Here’s how the new season is described.

Dedicated to the fight against new atomic age threats in the wake of World War II, Peggy must now journey from New York City to Los Angeles for her most dangerous assignment yet. But even as she discovers new friends, a new home — and perhaps even a new love — she’s about to find out that the bright lights of the post-war Hollywood mask a more sinister threat to everyone she is sworn to protect.

Peggy will be joined by Jarvis (James D’Arcy) and Agent Sousa (Enver Gjokaj). Having Agent Sousa around is both a blessing and a problem, because he’s the only agent enlightened enough to realize that a woman can actually do the same things a man does, but he’s also very suspicious of her. What about Jarvis’ mysterious, never-seen wife? Will she head West?

Other returning cast have not been announced. In particular, there’s no word about Peggy’s friend Angie (Lyndsy Fonseca). I hope they figure out a reason for her to go to LA, too.

Season 1 of Agent Carter was criticized because all the characters were white. I’d like to suggest that while in California, Peggy Carter interacts with a Mexican secret agent played by Cristela Alonzo.

Images via Marvel/ABC

Watch This: Previews for Agent Carter

Agent Carter will get a two-hour premier on ABC on January 6, 2015. The Marvel character steps out of the comics into the world of 1946. I must say, Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) looks kick ass on the small screen.

Agent Peggy Carter played by Hayley Atwell
Agent Peggy Carter played by Hayley Atwell

The series will have 8 episodes. Except for Agent Carter, almost all the cast will be male. Hayley Atwell better make Agent Carter bigger than life to overcome all that male around her. Is she up to it?

Also starring in the series are Dominic Cooper, Costa Ronin, Chad Michael Murray, Enver Gjokaj, Shea Whigham and James D’Arcy.

This Marvel production is filling the time slot that Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. held while that show is on hiatus.

Here’s the plot, as described at Marvel.com.

It’s 1946 and peace has dealt Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy finds herself stuck doing administrative work when she would rather be back out in the field, putting her vast skills into play and taking down the bad guys. But she is also trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life, Steve Rogers – a.k.a. Captain America. When old acquaintance Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper, “Captain America: The First Avenger”) finds himself being framed for unleashing his deadliest weapons to anyone willing to pony up the cash, he contacts Peggy — the only person he can trust — to track down those responsible, dispose of the weapons and clear his name. He empowers his butler, Edwin Jarvis (James D’Arcy), to be at her beck and call when needed to help assist her as she investigates and tracks down those responsible for selling these weapons of mass destruction. If caught going on these secret missions for Stark, Peggy could be targeted as a traitor and spend the rest of her days in prison – or worse.

There’s also a second preview.