May. 18th, 2016

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Thursday, May 12th, was a day of highs and lows for fans of television shows that feature female superheroes. First came the news that Supergirl -- an imperfect show, but one with a lot of promise and a strong focus on relationships between women -- was renewed for a second season and will be moving from CBS to The CW. This change is likely a good long-term move for the show, since The CW has a friendlier viewer demographic, and several of the other DC-related shows are already there (allowing for easier crossovers). Unfortunately, I barely had time to be happy about this development before ABC announced that Agent Carter will not be receiving a third season.

Friends, this sucks. CA: Civil War spoilers behind the cut. ) Unless it's continued in the comics, or the show finds a home on another network, Peggy's story is really over. And while I enjoyed the story that she got, she deserved so much more.

So, let's talk about that story. When I last looked in on Agent Carter, we were halfway through the second season, and I was happy so far, with a few reservations. And in the end, I don't think my opinion changed much -- the show did a few things I didn't care for, but I had a good time watching it. The season held together as a single story, and it ended in a satisfying manner overall. Except, of course, the final scene, which ended the show on a hell of a cliffhanger (which may now never be resolved). But as for where Peggy herself ended up, I'm reasonably content.

Spoilers! )

There is a fan-created petition asking Netflix to save Agent Carter, with over 80,000 signatures as of this writing. I don't have high hopes for it to succeed, but who knows? In the meantime, I will cherish the two awesome, if imperfect, seasons we received, and hope for Peggy's story to continue in some form. I already got more time with Peggy Carter than I'd dared to dream, and maybe my dreams will come true again someday.

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