Today's modern retro feminist hero of days gone by for our times.

The first two episodes of Marvel's Agent Carter premiered on ABC last night, and the reviews have been almost exclusively stellar. And for good reason: it's a action show, with a well-rounded female protagonist, a solid supporting cast and a razor sharp wit. A person with zero knowledge of the recent Marvel blockbuster films—if such a person existed—could sit down on their couch and enjoy this '40s-era espionage thriller with nary a question (except, maybe, "Why do all the flashbacks involving this Captain America character have such higher production quality?").