Agent Carter returns on Jan 5

Remember, remember, the fifth of—January?

Okay, so January 5 has never exactly been the most auspicious date. For instance, the most famous thing to ever happen on January 5 was the death of the English king Edward the Confessor in 1066, which led to the conquest of Britain by William the Conqueror. It's just too cold and miserable a day for anything good to happen.

Until now, that is, because Marvel has just announced that the second season of Agent Carter will debut on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. Finally, a reason to celebrate the fifth of January! Of course, every silver lining comes attached to a dark cloud, and this is no different. Just like last year, in order to accommodate Agent Carter on the schedule, Marvel's Agents of SHIELD will be taking a three month hiatus, returning to action on March 8. Which is sort of a shame, because this season of Marvel's Agents of SHIELD is shaping up to be its best yet.

Still, the first season of Agent Carter was so much better than anything that Agents of SHIELD has done that it's hard to be anything except excited, especially since this season has expanded to ten episodes rather than the eight from season one. And the new storyline, which involves Peggy moving to Los Angeles and getting mixed up in some Hollywood shenanigans, promises to have an interesting new flavor.

Of course, I'm always skeptical when Hollywood does stories about Hollywood; too often it's just self-congratulatory navel gazing. But the 1940's setting should help offset the industry's narcissistic tendencies, and I'm stoked to see Peggy face off against classic Iron Man super-villain Madame Masque.

It's nice to be able to look forward to January 5 for once.

[Source: Comics Alliance]