I am frustrated with the second season of Agent Carter
And the thing that frustrates me the most is how great it could have been and how they messed it up. The first part is obviously the glaring hole that is the lack of Angie. And that’s not about shipping. This is about the importance of Angie as a friend and confidant to Carter. The friendship between Angie and Carter was beautiful and very much the heart of this show and now they want us to pretend like it never happened. Even if they include Angie later on the damage has already been done. I don’t believe for a second that Carter wouldn’t call Angie at the first opportunity to tell her about Hollywood.. Instead we have Carter not even acknowledging tha Angie has existed a person looking like a kicked puppy and pining over fucking Sousa(who I usually like but the premiere soured him for me)
The second even more frustrating part is the treatment of Whitney Frost. Now in case you don’t know it Whitney Frost was based on a real person. A genuis inventor who also happened to be a top notch Hollywood actresss.. She was called Hedy Lamarr. She was a badass and incredible woman and essentially she was Stephen Hawking /Elon Musk…in Angelina Jolie/Natalie Dormer’s body
They could have easily made Whitney Frost be Agent Carter’s helper. A woman’s who’s intellect was equal if not superior to Stark . Someone who could bond with Peggy about how hard it is to succeeded in the sexist climate of their respective friends and help her with inside tips on Hollywood and the power players and of course science . Instead they made her the villain. Now I know what you are going to say. “Dude duh. A smart female villain to match Carter and Stark. This is meant to be empowering dude. Chill” Except that this is bullshit. Let’s face it. The reason why the fictional version of a legendary figure like Hedy Lamarr was cast as a villain was simple. They wanted fuckingromance for Carter. They wanted it bad and that’s why they made her a villain all so that the good pure hearted, genius veteran Jason Wilkes can shine and impress Carter and we can finally see Carter having a romantic interest. Hell they didn’t evne bother being subtle about their desire to do a pathetic love triangle between Carter, Wilkes and Sousa.
So yeah I am frustrated. In fact I am rather furious that the writers threw away such an important piece of why we loved this show in the first place just so they shove some romance down our throats. I used to expect every new episode of Agent Carter with eager anticipation. That’s gone now. I still like it but the writing makes me roll my eyes and I only enjoy the brilliant acting from actors who are indeed excellent to manage and bring so much joy with this mediocre story line
Although props for keeping Thompson as a spineless dick. Fuck that guy