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Doesn't compare

I really enjoy the Agent Carter TV series. I love the character of Peggy Carter, I love how Hayley Atwell plays her, and I'm really enjoying the 1940s setting and the charming supporting cast, particularly Angie, Jarvis, and Howard Stark.

(Mild spoilers ahead.)

The one problem I have is whenever they try to pair her off with anyone romantically. The trouble is... I just can't see it. Despite my intense power-shipping of Cap and Peggy as my OTP, I have reluctantly come to accept that in the wake of his seeming death, Peggy probably would be better off moving on. (I DO NOT FEEL THE SAME FOR CAP, but that is a discussion for a different day...) But with the handful of gentlemen they have floated as romantic possibilities, I cannot shake the feeling that none of them are good enough for her. She had goddamn Chris-Evans-Captain-America, already-- or very nearly, anyway! How could any normal man compare after that?

Honestly in my head canon I saw her going for a nice, sweet, charming guy who honestly didn't REALLY excite her but made her feel better in a low-key, day-to-day sense. I have a hard time buying the kind of enthusiasm she's supposedly had for the dudes they've dangled so far. Souza is nowhere near special enough for her, and Dr. Wilkes is likeable but that's it. I guess I can see her deliberately choosing some guy who made her happier than being alone...but having that kind of enthusiasm for him? I don't really see it.

I mean, I guess hamburger is better than going hungry. But you can't pretend it compares to filet mignon.


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( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 2nd, 2016 12:05 am (UTC)
meanwhile i've had shippy feelings explode all over, heh.

did that scene in episode two remind you of the beginning of vivat regina? i'd been meaning to ask if you were watching this season
Feb. 3rd, 2016 05:58 pm (UTC)
I am a weirdly selective shipper! I'm not sure why, but it takes something very particular to ring my bell that way. And it TOTALLY did, I love that you noticed it too!

I'm watching last night's ep tonight, so I will let you know! I like Wilkes a lot, but I'm not sure I ship him with Peggy. Chemistry is elusive, I suppose!
Feb. 3rd, 2016 03:14 am (UTC)
let me know whenyou've watched tonight's ep. I'm pretty fond on Wilkes. :)
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