Parents' Guide to

Marvel's Agent Carter

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Strong female lead defies stereotypes in tantalizing series.

TV ABC Action 2015
Marvel's Agent Carter Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 18+

Extremely Violent

My husband and I watched the first season, and though we enjoyed the storyline overall, the violence was over the top, grotesque, and creepy at times. Young girls are trained to kill and you see a girl strangle another girl in training - the screen goes black right as she twists her neck to kill her and you just barely hear it. A man gets drilled in the face/head with a dentist drill. A man gets his leg sawed off and you barely see it but you hear it. A mass of people turn on each other and violently kill each other - they show the dead bodies at the end with teeth marks and one has hair in his hands that he pulled from someone's head. These are the worst things, and we actually turned the screen because we didn't want to watch it. I would never let my children watch this.

This title has:

Too much violence
2 people found this helpful.
age 17+

Disturbing scenes and too much violence in the series

Common sense fails!! This series is very interesting but is very violent. I am very sensitive to violence/disturbing images It is not like the other UCM movies They should have rated R this series Parents beware!!! Sensitive people beware. R rated material. I don't mind much about swearing, there is not much, but about disturbing violent imagery

This title has:

Too much violence
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (11):
Kids say (43):

This series' best-selling point by far is the character of Peggy Carter, who in Atwell's hands is as able as a solo act as she ever was at Captain America's side. Marvel's Agent Carter brings a couple of supporting characters from the Captain America stories to the forefront in Carter and Howard Stark. Obviously this will appeal to Marvel's faithful fan base most of all, but the efficiently written series gives just enough backstory to bring newbies up to speed in no time flat, inviting a wide pool of viewers and setting the scene for a scintillating action series. And speaking of action, there are plenty of sequences that involve explosions, shoot-outs, and some hand-to-hand fighting, but Peggy often heads off others with her considerable brains rather than her brawn. There also are some laughs, mostly at the hands of the mild-mannered butler-turned-spy-associate, Jarvis.

But the series' best-selling point by far is Peggy herself, who in Atwell's hands is as able as a solo act as she ever was at Captain America's side. Marvel does itself a real service by letting this beautiful, clever, self-reliant female operative crush the gender stereotypes of the time, even if it does come at the expense of a somewhat naive male clientele that's overly susceptible to her guile. What's more, as opposed to many of Marvel's heroes, she's remarkably normal, having no "super" qualities other than her intellect, courage, and determination, making her an even more likable female lead.

TV Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate