3. Agent Carter
Oh Agent Carter, how we miss you so.
Debuting on ABC in 2015, Agent Carter was positioned as a prequel to the Marvel Cinematic Universe but a sequel to one of its earliest entries. Taking place in the aftermath of Captain America: The First Avenger, the show saw Peggy Carter attempt to find her way in the world after losing her beloved Steve Rogers; a world that was highly patriarchal and wouldn't give her the opportunities she deserved. But you know Peg, always willing to prove why those around her are wrong - which she did, time and time again.
The first season of Agent Carter is magnificent. Truly. A masterclass in storytelling, it benefits from taking a spy thriller approach, automatically distancing itself from the heroics that the MCU is known for. It makes for a compelling central premise as Peggy attempts to clear Howard Stark's name and take down Leviathan. That, against the backdrop of 1940s New York, imbued it with a sense of nostalgia that you don't see on network television these days. The show was beautiful, aesthetically pleasing indeed, but beautiful in so many other ways.
Hayley Atwell is a revelation in the MCU and her performance here was undoubtedly her finest. The show deserved so much more than just two seasons to showcase it, but we're so thankful we got to experience them.
Peggy ensured that we all knew her value, and we love her for it.