From its premise onward, Agent Carter stands by the inherent value of women’s lives and stories. Yet the show is going to be good for everyone, not just for its support of women as subjects and creators, but for modeling and celebrating those women, which all viewers need to see. If sex appeal is the only way women can be valuable in media, we’re cut off from most of the richness of the human experience available to us in storytelling. We’re also cut off from understanding, or wanting to understand, the richness of women’s lives around us. Stories like this one reject that option for us all.
Mic, Jan. 6, 2015