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Agent Carter; renew it, dammit!

I’ve been watching this. It’s just finished its second season. I missed the first season, didn’t know it existed, shame on me.  We’re waiting to hear if it’ll be renewed for a third season, but it’s not looking good; ratings weren’t particularly high.

Non-renewal would be a bad thing, it’s great.

In the original Marvel comic, Agent Peggy Carter was a minor character, an American. In the show, she is a Brit who worked as a spy during the war and now in the second series, is investigating scientific skulduggery and conspiracies in 1940’s Los Angeles.

Peggy is sensible. She’s fuelled on tea.



She understands the importance of a warm, buttoned-up jacket and the danger of chills

Peggy in a sensible jacket, buttoned up to avoid chills

She wears a killer dressing robe. It’s silk.



And she’s damn handy with a gun. There’s no taking of nonsense here.

Peggy with a gun because sometimes shooting at people is unavoidable

As well as standing on its own, the show also gives us the roots of S.H.I.E.L.D, foreshadowing events in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D tv show, set 70 years later. I’m watching this too, and this has been renewed. It would be nice to see the relationship developed further.

Last year, we were told in early May, so it will probably be the same this time. We’ll just have to wait and see.