Review: Restless

Restless stars Hayley Atwell, Charlotte Rampling and Michelle Dockery. When I saw the cast list on Acorn TV, I thought, “What could be better?”

It turns out, quite a few things could be better.

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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”

My Favorite Prospects for the New TV Season

I’m watching the news about new TV shows for the upcoming season. A few have caught my eye as hopeful prospects. These series have women in leading roles, or women I like in supporting roles. These are the shows I’ll watch for sure. There may be others that I’ll watch as well, but these are my favorites so far. Continue reading “My Favorite Prospects for the New TV Season”

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”

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: News 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.

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