TV Club: Marvel’s Agent Carter: “Now Is Not The End”/“Tunnel And Bridge”

Agent Carter is a gamble for Marvel Studios. It’s the company’s first miniseries, giving the first indication of what people can expect from Marvel’s five upcoming Netflix minis, and it’s the studio’s first project focusing primarily on a woman, gauging viewers’ interest in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s female heroes. There’s a lot riding on Agent Carter, and the creative team carries that weight with ease in these first two episodes, delivering a product that surpasses expectations with its dynamic direction and fight choreography, clever writing, and hugely charismatic lead.

Hayley Atwell gave a strong performance as Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger, but the character really came into her own in the “Agent Carter” short film released as a bonus feature on the Iron Man 3 Blu-Ray. Part of the Marvel One-Shot series, that 15-minute story is the blueprint for the …

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