AGENT CARTER airs Tuesdays at 8pm on ABC
HEY WHAT’S UP Y’ALL. LONG TIME NO SEE. What better time to come out of my recapping hermitude than for the premiere of Agent Carter, aka SHIELD: Origins, aka HYDRA: The Prequel.
THE SHORT OF IT: yes, this show is awesome, definitely watch it. Fun, exciting, well-paced, well-written, worthy of Peggy Carter herself.
THE LONG OF IT begins, as always, under the jump!
The Avengers is in theaters now.
Also, for further reading: previous recaps for Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger.
The Avengers! Or, Armvengers: Operation Beefcake Extravaganza! It did not disappoint. In fact, it surpassed my wildest dreams. Yes, even those ones! Any reservations I had—Joss Whedon (STOP HISSING AT ME, INTERNET), too many main characters to give adequate time to everybody, fan-pandering in either the too much plot or too much character introspection directions, etc.—proved to be neither true nor particularly relevant. This was a fantastic example of an ensemble film, the character and the action were woven into each other quite seamlessly, and the writing was an absolute delight. Everybody had their own stuff going on, and all of their stuff interacted with everybody else’s stuff wonderfully.
I cannot overstate how happy I am with The Avengers, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. On to the recap!
This film and Dan DiDio’s douchery during DC’s d…dpanel? at SDCC put me firmly on Team Marvel Movies for life. I wasn’t expecting to like Captain America: The First Avenger as much as I did–I haven’t read the comics, but I have seen Generation Kill and consumed a lot of post-September 11th pop culture, so Steve Rogers’s story–brave but physically unimpressive specimen becomes brave built superhero, loses none of his patriotic earnestness–made me worry that this was going to be on one side of the AMERICA! Spectrum, which looks like this: Continue reading