I'll give it a try, but nothing about that write-up appeals to me in the least.
The long rumored TV show is officially going into series. Loved Carter (and Hayley Atwell) in the Captain America movies. Can't wait to see how this turns out.
Anyone else excited?
Here's the write-up, which makes it sound like it's designed to fit comfortably in ABC's female-lead line-up in some ways:
It’s 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter 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 must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark, all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life – Steve Rogers
I'll give it a try, but nothing about that write-up appeals to me in the least.
It doesn't sound terribly exciting and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. took so long to get going that I'm not sure if I'll check it out.
I, for one, am very excited, but I'm a sucker for all things MCU. I'm not sure that comparing it to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is the best route. I, admittedly, have loved the entire season of SHIELD, but it did have a bit of a slow build up, which isn't too unusual for a series that Whedon is connected with. As far as I can tell, the Whedons do not have any direct connection to this series.
I loved the character in the movies and the Marvel One Shot, so I am really excited to see how this show goes. I'm also interested in seeing how Marvel might sneak in the early HYDRA infiltration of SHIELD. It shouldn't be anything overtly dealt with in the show. Stark and Carter should be pretty clueless. But I hope that we, the viewers, will see some hints of it. #itsallconnected
I'll give the show a shot; I've enjoyed Agents of SHIELD from the get go and hopefully this proves to be a good show too. Although, the premise reminds me quite a bit of season 1 of Wonder Woman (not entirely, but just enough).
I'm all for equality and female role models, but this just doesn't sound new and edgy anymore. Alias, Nikita, Fringe, Buffy, Xena, Black Widow, Elektra, the 'sexy woman warrior' has become a bit cliche'. Even in Doctor Who the all-knowing ancient experienced one is led around by the nose by the strong indepenedent women he hangs around with...
I've liked Black Widow in all the movies... each appearance only getting better. I'm looking forward to a movie for her in the future... This one? I think would feel about the same as all the rest, just set in the 40's
I'll give it a shot, but I'm not overly excited about it. After watching Winter Soldier and knowing how things turn out with Peggy and SHIELD.... the 'prequel' idea holds a lot less interest for me.
That description sounds exactly like the plot of the Marvel One Shot. I would hope they don't stick to that for the pilot. I would hope it's mainly about her starting up S.H.I.E.L.D., with hopefully Dominic Cooper coming back as Howard Stark.
Also,That would be great to see.
Why does it have to be new or edgy? Why can't it just be good. LOL. The fact a female leading it doesn't make it special in and of itself, true. But Marvel hasn't given a female character the lead in anything yet. Agents of SHIELD has three whole females, yes, but it's very much an ensemble show with Clark Gregg as slightly more of a lead.I'm all for equality and female role models, but this just doesn't sound new and edgy anymore. Alias, Nikita, Fringe, Buffy, Xena, Black Widow, Elektra, the 'sexy woman warrior' has become a bit cliche'. Even in Doctor Who the all-knowing ancient experienced one is led around by the nose by the strong indepenedent women he hangs around with...
If they stopped making shows that felt like other shows they'd just stop making them. It'll all be about the quality of the casting and the writing. And I'm excited about the one bit of casting we know for sure - Hayley Atwell. I think she'll bring a lot to the lead role. Of course, it seems like Howard Stark will be popping up at least as reoccuring. So that's exciting for me, too. The appeal of the 40s-style sci-fi that could be involved is really exciting to me, too, from a visual standpoint. Also, if they do it right, there's a LOT of fun to be had with the setting. It could make a huge difference to the plot and could make it VERY different than other spy shows that rely on modern technology like cell phones, sattelites, GPS, facial recognition, etc, etc, to tell their stories.I've liked Black Widow in all the movies... each appearance only getting better. I'm looking forward to a movie for her in the future... This one? I think would feel about the same as all the rest, just set in the 40's
As for Marvel being a bit biased? I did hear one of the Netflix Marvel shows is going to be Jessica Jones... So that should be something. Sadly Marvel just doesn't have as many popular solo women acts that can carry a series. Most of the cool ones are part of teams.
I guess I just don't care for the 'feels just like' being in the same universe. I'd like a few degrees of separation between Peggy and Natasha. Sexy SHIELD agent kicking butt and taking names is kind of done. Its like having a captian America series on at the same time as a USagent series.... I don't know. Just personal preference I guess.
I LIKE the idea of period piece. It could be a lot of fun to see some of the new/old tech and really have a lot of classic James Bond feel with secret gadgets and such. My biggest problem is the prequel aspect.
We already know [spoiler] Hydra infiltrates SHIELD from the beginning. I predict a lot of little easter eggs and hints and clues... and its really gonna make them look incompetent, because WE already KNOW how it all ends up....[/spoilers]
It is the problem with prequels. It's why I hate the Star Wars prequels so much. And I utterly DESPISE the Clone war focus. We already KNOW how it ALLLLLLL turns out, We know who lived, we know who died... lets get on to some NEW stuff....
Now as a mini series or something would be fun, I'm just not sure how long it could stay interesting.
Regardless I'll be right there watching
But, the truth is we know so little about the show—it's tones or its themes. So its hard to say what it will be like. There's just a lot of speculation.
I loved Atwell in Cap.
I know I read an interview here semi-recently where someone at Marvel (Feige?) said that the idea behind the show was for the end of it being her call to join SHIELD from the end of the one-shot, so it almost sounds like they want this whole thing to be her time before even that.
"It's not about how hard you can hit. It's about how hard you can get hit, how much you can take,
and keep moving forward.
That's how winning is done." -- Rocky Balboa
Damn I was hoping this would be a show about Sharon Carter I liked her in the 1st Cap, but I'd be much more interested if this was a companion piece to the current Agents of SHIELD and the movies. This show better be absolutely superb as it won't have the rest of the universe to fall back on.
I personally hope that though it may start there, it'll develop beyond that. I have no idea where they get their data on the dates, but this MCU Timeline actually shows the One Shot having taken place in 1946, which is also when the series is said to begin.
I'll give this a shot for sure I can't imagine it will be as bad as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
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Is she that woman who shoots at the bad guys in the taxi? because i have seen cap several times and i barely remember her. So not sure if i would care to see a show based on her especially after the rubbish that is AoS.
I somehow missed this. It's been confirmed (as long rumored) that Agent Carter will not only be a 13-episode series, but it will run in-between the Fall and Spring funs of Agents of SHIELD. I like these ideas greatly.