Agent Carter

It’s like this. Direct TV and my local ABC station are at an impasse. I can’t get Agent Carter on telly anymore. I can get it on the computer, but therein lies the rub. I live in Blairstown, Iowa, where there is a little old man who cranks our Internet in a building somewhere, a la Metropolis style. I have tried to continue Agent Carter, but it takes me about two hours to watch one episode on the web. I have watched through the Dum Dum Dugan/ Howling Commandos episode.

Yeah, I should just move. Or we should have the state pass laws for faster Internet in rural areas.


That said, you know what? Agent Carter is smart and fun to look at for a vintage fan like me. The hair and the clothes are excellent, authentic, and perfectly fitting. The mood that the show creates feels very authentic to the 40s, without stereotyping or diminishing the era. Hayley Atwell plays her role well, and the dilemma of being a working woman in post WW2 US in accurately portrayed. Sexism aboundeth, but we know Carter will persevere and triumph. After all, she gets to be head of SHIELD.

Mind, there is an excellent support cast as well. It’s a smart, funny show that takes on a serious issue of the time, and doesn’t pull dramatic punches. People you don’t expect will die do die. in this subtle espionage series. And good guys and bad guys blur from time to time.

I hope you have an easier time of seeing Agent Carter than I do. I hope to catch up this weekend.

Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.

3 thoughts on “Agent Carter”

  1. Perhaps we could set up a time and you could watch it at our home.

  2. We managed to finish it last night, but thank you for the invite. We may have to take you up on it for Agents of SHIELD at this point. I am going to investigate our local cable company over spring break. We are very unhappy with DirecTV at this point. Not enough reward for what we’re paying.

  3. We were loving DirecTV right up until they couldn’t negotiate with KCRG. What?!? But Mediacom still sucks. For ABC we gave up and bought Agent Carter via iTunes.

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