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Agent Carter 1.01-2

I liked it a lot! It's really hard to go wrong with period lady badassery. I LOVED the radio drama woven through the second episode (and seeing the sound effects made was neat, too).

A few familiar faces - I am all *hearts in eyes* over seeing Enver whatsisface again, and am very pleased that he's a good guy. (Am I hopeful for eventual smooches and them rescuing each other from things? Yes. Yes I am.) And then LELAND PALMER showed up, and he is now the president of Roxxon. I guess we're poaching all the really recognizable Twin Peaks people these days, aren't we?

Does Jarvis bear a weird resemblance to Benedict Cumberbatch, or is that just me?

I want more female friendship. Was sad we lost Colleen, but am delighted we've moved in next door to the waitress. Also, I want to rent an apartment in a house for decent young woman. It would solve so many housing issues.

Speaking of women, is Peggy what people mean when they talk about weaponized femininity, or am I taking that too literally, what with the knockout lipstick and all?

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ladymercury_10
Jan. 9th, 2015 03:35 am (UTC)
I liked it more than I expected to! The period elements were really fun.

Does Jarvis bear a weird resemblance to Benedict Cumberbatch, or is that just me?
I didn't catch that, but I totally see what you mean!
snickfic
Jan. 10th, 2015 06:52 pm (UTC)
I'm a total sucker for period, especially period that's industrial revolution or later, so this is right up my alley.
apgeeksout
Jan. 9th, 2015 03:45 am (UTC)
This is my MCU icon! ;)
I love this show to little bits! ♥

I'm a pretty big geek for OTR, and I love, love, love the radio-show as a framing device, too. I always seem to come out of MCU things wanting fic about super-minor background characters (megafandoms: doing them wrong, always!), and I kind of want to read about the foley guy and the voice actors being unexpectedly sucked into spy shenanigans.

I'm so very happy that we're being given Peggy as someone who likes and values her connections with other women. It would have been easy for them, I think, to just make her patently Not Like Those Other Girls and focus on the g-men and the action plot.
snickfic
Jan. 10th, 2015 06:53 pm (UTC)
Re: This is my MCU icon! ;)
I'm so very happy that we're being given Peggy as someone who likes and values her connections with other women. It would have been easy for them, I think, to just make her patently Not Like Those Other Girls and focus on the g-men and the action plot.

It's so true. I have my fingers cross for much, much more of that.
shapinglight
Jan. 9th, 2015 10:18 am (UTC)
So pleased someone on my flist liked it and wants to talk about it. I was feeling a bit lonely for a minute there.

I loved it, for all the reasons stated in this post.
snickfic
Jan. 10th, 2015 06:54 pm (UTC)
I'm actually a little startled by how many people are coming out of the woodwork to talk about it with me! And very pleased - fingers crossed that I manage to keep up with it for more than three weeks.
etrangere
Jan. 10th, 2015 04:22 am (UTC)

Does Jarvis bear a weird resemblance to Benedict Cumberbatch, or is that just me?

I thought too! I was quite confused for a moment.
snickfic
Jan. 10th, 2015 06:55 pm (UTC)
This makes me feel better. I feel further vindicated by the fact that Jarvis's actor was Holmes once, according to IMDB. TV movie, IIRC? Clearly TV casting has a type when it comes to Holmes. :D
lettered
Jan. 10th, 2015 07:52 am (UTC)
I guess we're poaching all the really recognizable Twin Peaks people these days, aren't we?

THIS WAS MY EXACT THOUGHT.

I loooooooved these episodes. I am so excited.

is Peggy what people mean when they talk about weaponized femininity,

Imo, yes. Because even without the knockout lipstick, she used her wiles to get in there. But what I find really interesting about this was that it was just one thing she did. She can use wiles, she can also appear like the unobtrusive secretary, but she can also sneak around, and she can use advanced gadgetry, AND SHE PUNCHES PEOPLE IN THE FACE. So like, sometimes I get annoyed at "weaponized femininity" because it still feels exploitative, as if the only weapon women have is their femalehood. But what I loved was that it was there--they didn't ignore that this is a power she has--but she also punched people in the face.

And someone on tumblr pointed out that the way Peggy punches people isn't elegant. She doesn't move like a dancer, the way that Natasha and Melinda May does. She seriously just bulldozes through people and I just love it so much.

And then she has all this I HURT PEOPLE angst which is seriously a kink for me. This show, guh.

Also. Hey you. I feel like we haven't talked in forever; are you up for hanging out? y/y? What are you doing next week can I come over? y/y?
snickfic
Jan. 14th, 2015 02:58 am (UTC)
But what I find really interesting about this was that it was just one thing she did. She can use wiles, she can also appear like the unobtrusive secretary, but she can also sneak around, and she can use advanced gadgetry, AND SHE PUNCHES PEOPLE IN THE FACE.

:D And yes, I saw that Tumblr post, too. Several times, even!
beer_good_foamy
Jan. 10th, 2015 11:31 am (UTC)
I guess we're poaching all the really recognizable Twin Peaks people these days, aren't we?

IKR? I already have all these ideas for how the Buffyverse and the Lynchverse match up, I guess now the MCU fits in there somewhere too...

And yes, let's please have this be a springboard to greater things for Enver Gjokaj. After Dollhouse I've kept waiting for his career to take off.
snickfic
Jan. 14th, 2015 02:59 am (UTC)
ALL the Enver Gjokaj. I want him to be in everything. Or to be everyone in one thing; I would be okay with that, too. (Does Orphan Black need a new set of clones?)
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