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Episode: 101 & 102
Airdate: January 6, 2015
Directed by: Louis D’Esposito (Ep. 101) & Joe Russo (Ep. 102)
Showrunner: Tara Butters, Chris Dingess, Michele Fazekas
Written by: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely (Ep. 101); Eric Pearson (Ep. 102)

Agent Carter [Hayley Atwell], a relatively minor character in Marvel comics (where she was first and foremost a love-interest for Captain America), emerged from Captain America: The First Avenger as a strong female role-model working within a society of institutionalized misogyny (even more so than today), taking on a job typically reserved at that time for men, and kicking a fair bit of ass along the way. Carter is a natural for the small screen treatment, with her strong characterization, witty dialogue, and always popular period-drama opportunities. Marvel and ABC have committed to an 8-episode mini-season, with the first two airing tonight. So, how goes it so far?

<<Spoiler Alert: The following review will discuss events from Marvel’s Agent Carter S01E01 and 02, “Now is Not the End” and “Bridge and Tunnel” – read on at your peril!>>
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GOTG


Director: James Gunn
Writers: James Gunn (written by), Nicole Perlman (written by), Dan Abnett (comic book), Andy Lanning (comic book)
Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Lee Pace
Release Date: August 1, 2014
Runtime: 2 hrs. 1 min.
MPAA Rating: PG-13

 

 

 

When was the first time you remember watching a gang of ragtag misfits flying around trying to save the galaxy from a force intent on utterly destroying its enemies? A lot depends on how old you are, but for me, it was Star Wars back in the summer of 1977. I was eight years old, and it was a magical experience. I have a feeling that this same magical experience is being relived by other 8- or 9- or 10-year-olds all around the world tonight, as they go with mom or dad or older siblings to watch the latest Marvel outing, Guardians of the Galaxy. But you don’t have to be young – it can still be a magical experience at any age, as this 44-year-old will attest.
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