One Thing I Love Today is a daily column dedicated to putting a spotlight on some pop culture item worth your attention. After all, there's enough snark out there. Why not start every day with one quick shotgun blast of positivity?
First of all, I'm only human.
Yes, when I saw Captain America: The First Avenger, part of the reason I thought Hayley Atwell was delightful is because she's a no-joke '40s-style bombshell, funny and pretty and architecturally impressive. And her role in the film is solid, well-written and part of the action, not just window dressing. When Captain America makes his sacrifice at the end of the film, it feels like it's an actual sacrifice. He's giving up someone special and a chance at normal human happiness.