I had fairly low expectations because both the Agents of Shield and Daredevil shows had lost my attention during their first seasons.
Agent Carter blows them out of the water.
It's set just after World War II and it follows Agent Carter, the woman who was Captain America's liaison and love interest during Captain America: The First Avenger. It deals with post-war events, being a woman in that time period, being an agent of the U.S. government, Howard Stark, and so much more.
The basic premise to kick off the season is that Howard Stark had a bunch of inventions stolen and the agency that Carter works for is trying to find them and get them back.
One of my favorite parts about the show is that it's all about humans in a world that has had superheroes like Captain America. Coming back to the human level of everyday life in this sort of world is so fascinating. Things don't have to be larger than life and so... superheroey all the time. It makes for an excellent show.
Not to mention that the first season is 8 episodes. I'm finding that I like shorter seasons of shows more and more. They tell their story, move their plot along, and then wrap up. They don't have to drag out over the typical 22 episode season. That means there are no bad or filler episodes. They're just all good.
Agent Carter has actually reinvigorated me for Marvel shows in a way I didn't know was possible. I think I'm going to go back and give Daredevil and Agents of Shield another shot. But before I do that I want to rewatch Captain American: The First Avenger. I haven't seen it since it was in theaters but after Agent Carter I really want to check it out again. I honestly want to see it more for Agent Carter's origin story than for Captain America's.