Agent Carter is a damn-near perfect version of exactly what it's trying to be; a character-driven, prime time television tie-in to the MCU juggernaut. If I have one complaint about Agent Carter it's actually that it's too good. No, seriously, after watching the first season, I've just about lost all enthusiasm for The Flash, Arrow or even that X-Men show that never seems to materialise, I just want more Carter kicking arse to watch. And don't get me started on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., did they just send all the good writers over to Agent Carter? Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has it's good episodes, sure, but when contrasted with Agent Carter, well, I honestly can't think of a single bad episode of Agent Carter, or even one that didn't entertain me as much as the others. The characters are well written and interesting, the design looks great and the story is engaging, how did this not get a third season?
If you're the kind of person that's been holding off on biting the MCU bullet because of a lack of strong female protagonists, or a general disinterest in the hyper-masculine (bordering on homoerotic) world of superheroes, Agent Carter is a great place to start. It would be a damn interesting programme without the constant nods to Captain America - The First Avenger, but, even then, maybe it'll make you want to check out the strongest series in the MCU canon. Maybe if Agent Carter gets a big second life on DVD, we'll see it come back for Netflix or even give Peggy her own film at some stage, maybe even with some other Marvel Golden Age heroes. How good would it be to see Peggy leading a team including The Angel, The Vision, The Human Torch, Namor, Phantom Bullet, The Ferret and Blue Diamond? Hell, I'd watch the shit out of that. Do yourself a favour, get on Agent Carter.