Agent Carter s2e2: A View in the Dark

MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER – “A View in the Dark” – Peggy discovers her murder investigation has huge ramifications that can destroy her career, as well as everyone near and dear to her, on “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” TUESDAY, JANUARY 19 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Patrick Wymore) JAMES D’ARCY, HAYLEY ATWELL, LOTTE VERBEEK

Rating: 10/10

Peggy Carter continues her investigation in LA, during which time Isodyne energies seems to be going through a crisis as a new type of energy. One more powerful than even nuclear energy, but chosen to be kept under wraps from the public by the company’s shadowy board members.

In season 1, this was more obviously a Spy show first with some noir-styled mystery and superhero tropes thrown in for good measure. This worked for the show and made for some very exciting plotlines that were filled with many twists and turns along the way. It felt more like an action-adventure film from the 40s time period the show takes place, and I personally loved that about it. This season is more along the lines of a noir-thriller, with some horror tropes thrown in instead. It’s different and not necessarily bad, just also not what I expected. It still matches the films of the time, it’s just a little off putting at first. But once I was used to it, I do like the new style, but it’s not what I expected after that great first season.

Though this episode isn’t action-packed, what is there is pretty good. Also, I think I’ve mentioned several times already that I think horror and superheroes goes together very well. Though the tone and style is different from what it was, this isn’t a bad thing. In fact, it makes me think had it gone into another season they might have switched it up yet again and explored even more genres, mixed with spies, mixed with superheroes, to what could have been a really great series that explores different time periods in the MCU. It’s a very good show and it’s just too bad it was so short lived.

SCORING:

+10: A great episode

-1: Tone is a bit off, at first

+1: Some great action, and good use of horror tropes, after the rocky start of the first episode, this is a vast improvement

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