Thursday, 21 January 2016
Agent Carter is returning!
Even if you're not into comics and think the action-heavy storylines might not be your thing, I recommend watching for the costumes. Designer Giovanna Melton really puts her all into them. She'd designed for 'straight' 1940s dramas before this, and so the outfits do look good. There's not a duff costume in the show, and it's a programme that could inspire the chaps too. Peggy's cobalt skirt suit with plain white blouse and red fedora-type hat seems to have become the iconic look, and apparently loads of people have taken to cosplaying her at comic and SF cons in the US. I'm wondering if the LA setting will mean more summery frocks for our Peg in series two, though I hope she doesn't abandon the suits altogether. Agent Carter makes skirt suits look chic – and she might be the only woman on telly to do that regularly right now. Even if Peggy does adopt a more casual style, I'm looking forward to seeing what costumes Melton comes up with as the New Look has its impact on global fashion in future series.
Talking of the New Look, another just-after-the-war programme of interest is The Collection. This series set at a French couture house after the Occupation is now being filmed and promises glamour galore, though as it's a collaboration between BBC Worldwide and Amazon Prime, I expect British viewers will have to wait to see it until after it's been on Amazon Prime – that's been the case with Ripper Street, series four of which is on there right now but I'm guessing won't come to telly till this autumn at the earliest. We've also got Peaky Blinders to look forward to; series three of that will most likely air in April.
Anyone else excited about Agent Carter? Or watching Gotham, for that matter? I know it's not vintage, but Gotham certainly is very noir. (And Sean Pertwee is a guilty pleasure of mine...)