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Agent Carter season 2 premiere - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
fernwithy
fernwithy
Agent Carter season 2 premiere
Okay, so I really, truly am editing Chapter 22. But I just know I'll be more efficient about it if I get thoughts out of my head about my favorite TV show.

In no particular order...
  • I immediately went to look up Whitney Frost and Jason Wilkes. It's fairly obvious that Jason didn't die, and, sure enough, in the comics, the character became all invisible, waiting for someone to pull the right switch.
  • I wish they hadn't gone with him as a potential love interest, because that sets up ship-wars with a ship they spent a whole season developing. Because Jason is an individually cool character with a fabulous back story, it will create needless hostility to involve him in ship wars.
  • That said, I love Peggy wanting to punch all of LA for him.
  • I don't trust Violet. A Black Widow? (No, not just because she interferes with PeggySous. It's just that, "Cute girl appeared out of nowhere" factor that kind of screams, "Hello, I was trained in the Red Room.")
  • Further, the "clown learning a lesson in rejection," left with her in the office... people deliberately pointed out, but with their faces obscured? I call funny business. Or Faustus business.
  • The Jarvises are the cutest thing ever, and I love Peggy sharing the guest house with them.
  • I miss Angie, but she could show up any time, given the business.
  • I love Peggy just ignoring the cop and doing exactly what she intended to at the racetrack. And the dead-on California accent, like, oh, my God. It's easy to miss the difference between east and west coast speech, since it's not an accent like, say, Texas or the Dakotas. But Hayley Atwell nails it. Give the woman more accents!
  • "Would you like another go with my husband?" Spoken totally without jealousy or suspicion. I LOVE ANA JARVIS.
  • I continue to love the historical setting. There is not enough set in that weird post-war era.
  • I wish they hadn't gone searching for a female villain. Not that I don't think Whitney will be good. I just think that it smacks of sort of, "The chick hero can only fight chick villains."
  • I'm not yet wildly interested in the McGuffin, but I don't think anyone is expected to be.
  • Except for the hideous pantsuits that Dottie and Peggy wear, I love the clothes. (I'm a tough sell for pantsuits and jumpsuits anyway. I pretty well hate them all, which I totally know is kind of unfair. But these were ugly even by pantsuit/jumpsuit standards.) The race track outfit is the best. We're heading into probably my favorite period of fashion (everyone in the 50s looks pretty).
  • As is easily anticipated, I'm not a fan of conspiracy plots. Oh, well. I guess Marvel is, and I like the character too much to bitch about it.


That's all. Now, I'll get back to editing.
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From: (Anonymous) Date: January 22nd, 2016 01:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dammit, I seem to be the only one thinking that Violet's just genuinely nice (and hoping she doesn't end up in a fridge). But now that niggling doubt is starting to creep in that she's Leviathan (RED!Hydra).

Agreed that the looming ship battle has a potential to get ugly (now with possible race fuel).
I do like that it really only took two episodes (actually just one when you think about it) to develop Jason's character in terms of himself and his relation to the setting.

Ana was indeed awesome the moment she appeared. That's she shown as completely secure completed the picture.

Noticed a bit of transition in the clothing. Part of it is of course the region and climate, but I wonder if another part may simply be due to time passing (a lot can change in a year). If so, that's nice research done on the production's part.

Okay, done geeking out as well.

-- FFR
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: January 22nd, 2016 03:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's possible that Violet is what she seems, but that puts us back into the ship-war territory, with fridging as the most likely solution to it. (Ask the producers of Once Upon A Time). Given the scene where Sousa trashes his office because he's worried about Peggy, they're obviously not dropping that storyline. There is the vague possibility of either the relationship just kind of ending amicably or of them dropping the PeggySous stuff and having Sousa marry her (though the latter will just make the ship wars more drastic and end up in the same place). I don't see either working narratively, so I think we're headed for either a betrayal or a fridge. I'd rather see the betrayal, if for no other reason than that the Black Widow organization is more interesting than the standard Frigedaire.
From: (Anonymous) Date: January 23rd, 2016 03:43 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't often pick sides in shipping wars, but even if I did I'm not sure which sails I'd be raising at this point--both Wilkes and Sousa are excellent. As is Ana--I am also thoroughly enjoying the guest house shenanigans, the three of them together are so much fun.

I wonder if the clown and the watcher in the hedge at the end of Ep2 are related? I'd forgotten about the clown until you brought that scene up.

--Leah
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: January 23rd, 2016 04:13 am (UTC) (Link)
That's my whole thing with the ship wars -- I adore both guys as characters, and I don't like being narratively asked choose, especially after I've spent a season being sold one of them, and the other just appears. I'd rather keep developing the one than create fake tension by introducing rivalries.
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