Book review: Good Hope Road by Sarita Mandanna

It would be entirely too simple to say that Sarita Mandanna’s Good Hope Road is a book about the First World War and its aftermath. Rather, it’s a story about fatherhood and family, about how there are some things we never, ever get over, about how love is enduring, and about how society can let…

TV recap: Agent Carter season one, episode six – A Sin to Err

Previously on Agent Carter, Peggy and Thompson headed to Belarus, where Peggy proved her chops and the two discovered a training facility for female assassins. At home, Sousa discovered Peggy is the woman from the club that he’s been searching for, and Dottie continued to be shady. “Women are often overlooked, taken for granted.” Russia,…

TV recap: Agent Carter season one, episode five – The Iron Ceiling

Previously on Agent Carter, Howard Stark returned to New York under the guise of tracking down one of his most deadly inventions. After getting Peggy on side the two fell out when Peggy discovered what Howard was actually hiding was a vial of Steve Rogers’ blood. Meanwhile, Dottie revealed herself to be more than just…

Book review: Thrive by Arianna Huffington

I don’t get enough sleep, I check my work emails at weird times, I don’t exercise as much as I should, and it’s difficult for me to shut my brain off. So I’m exactly the target market for Arianna Huffington’s Thrive. In the book, the founder of the Huffington Post lays out what she calls…

TV recap: Agent Carter season one, episode three – Time and Tide

Previously on Agent Carter, Peggy tracked down Leet Brannis, who stole Howard Stark’s bombs. Just before he died, he drew a symbol in the sand for her to interpret. And the SSR, investigating the Roxxon Oil refinery explosion, have now got a second huge explosion, also caused by Howard’s bombs, to link it to. “You…

TV recap: Agent Carter season one, episode two – Bridge and Tunnel

Previously on Agent Carter, Peggy Carter has turned “double agent” to help clear Howard Stark’s name. Battling sexism in the office and foes outside the office, she now has to work out who the mysterious Leviathan is, and what he or she wants with a truckload of bombs. “Just another day at the office.” We…

Agent Carter recap masterpost

Season one, episode one – Now is Not the End“Did you miss me?”Season one, episode two – Bridge and Tunnel“Who writes this rubbish?”Season one, episode three – Time and Tide“Do you have any idea how stupid that was?”Season one, episode four – The Blitzkrieg Button“I know how much Steve meant to you because I know…

TV recap: Agent Carter season one, episode one – Now is Not the End

Agent Peggy Carter – charismatic, tough, loyal, brave, clever, and beautiful. Although we only saw her briefly in Captain America: The First Avenger, Peggy made an impression (and not just on Steve Rogers). It’s enough of an impression that she managed to get her own television show – Marvel’s Agent Carter, which has finally made…