All Disney+ Marvel Shows Ranked
With the finale of Marvel’s Hawkeye premiering this past week, we now have 5 MCU shows under our belt and with that of course comes personal rankings. Which show had the best plot, the most engaging twists and turns, and which show had the best score? I take all of this into account when it comes to ranking the 5 shows set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (or should I say Multiverse?)
Warning: The Following List Will Feature Spoilers For Every MCU Disney+ Show With The Exception of Hawkeye.
Coming in last place as my least favorite Marvel Disney+ show has to be the recently concluded Hawkeye series. This show had the least amount of hype from me going in but I was interested in seeing more street level action and heroes. Plus with rumors of a certain crime boss making his return to the Marvel small screen, I was definitely intrigued. However, the first two episodes were extremely lackluster, poorly written and featured acting akin to a Disney Channel Original Movie. I found myself forcing myself to continue on with the show just to see if the online rumors had been true. Additionally at this point, Marvel’s shows had been decent to amazing up to that point so I thought surely this show would turn itself around. The show gets a bit more interesting as a murder plot and crime war start to unravel with some surprise character reveals and fun action, but I was never eager to watch the next episode like many of the other shows on this list. So after Hawkeye’s 6th and final episode, I found the whole show to be a major let down, earning its place as my least favorite show to come from the MCU.
When Disney first announced that the MCU would make a major jump on to the small screen, WandaVision was the one show that I was the most excited for. The premise was so intriguing and I was excited to see the two titular characters get a bit more time in the spotlight. Whatever your opinion may be of the show as a whole, you have to admit that when those first two episodes premiered, the excitement was electric and had social media buzzing with theories and speculation. It seemed like just about everyone was watching this show. As the show went on the twists were getting bigger and better but unfortunately the show fell completely flat with a very lame finale that didn’t deliver on any of the hype and just squandered any real potential the show had set up (I’m looking at you Ralph Bohner). Maybe you can claim that’s on the fans, but one thing that wasn’t on the fans that places this show in 4th is failing to fully villainize Wanda for her actions. This left just a sour taste in my mouth and had me really criticizing Marvel and their decisions. I will say though that the theme that played during the credits for this show was super good and even though I wasn’t a huge fan of it, “Agatha All Along” certainly made a splash in pop culture and music industry.
3. Falcon and the Winter Soldier
After being completely let down by WandaVision I was very skeptical going into this one. I wasn’t particularly fond of Anthony Mackie’s Falcon nor Sebastian Stan’s Bucky Barnes prior to the show so my excitement was pretty minimal. With just an OK premier and what I thought was just a decent plot I never found myself truly getting into the show. Marvel shows have this trend of having the 4th episode be this huge plot twist, cliffhanger, or just great story and Falcon and the Winter Soldier is no exception. I would say that the 4th episode of this show is my favorite episode out of any Marvel show on Disney+. This high intensity thrill ride delivers such a shocking cliffhanger that really adds so much weight and drama to the rest of the show and quite possibly the future of the MCU. One of the few times I feel like the MCU does something drastic and devastating and actually follows through on the significance of what just occurred. I was excited to see more of Zemo, but felt like he was under utilized in the show. Even Karli’s “evil” plot felt lacking and not well rounded, a problem most MCU villains struggle with. However, Wyatt Russell’s U.S Agent was a joy to watch and I’m eager to see what his future holds now that he seems to be under the influence of Valentina Allegra AKA Madame Hydra. Overall, despite never reaching the same level of hype as WandaVision, this was a very enjoyable show that has me excited for the continuation of the Captain America legacy.
2. What If…?
I know, I know, this show technically isn’t part of the MCU, but I have to include this amazing animated show to my ranking. I absolutely loved this show. Every episode had me completely thrilled and eagerly awaiting next week’s episode. Seeing how our favorite Marvel films would turn out differently if those events were slightly altered was super interesting and exciting to watch. I really appreciated Marvel’s anthology series approach to the show since it gave writers the ability to create so many different universes and stories that kept the show fresh and intriguing week to week. Plus if there was an episode you didn’t like, you could always try again next week and see a whole new take on Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. There was a few times where the animation wasn’t the best looking, and plenty of times where the voice acting wasn’t as good as it should be (not all actors can make the jump to voice acting), but the short 30 minute episodes had such exciting stories and scenarios that I have to give this show it’s rightful place as the 2nd Best Marvel Show.
My absolute favorite show that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has put out so far is definitely Loki. I was skeptical of how they could do Loki justice since he met a devastating yet fulfilling conclusion in the MCU films. I was also worried about how they could easily tell a story about an alternate universe version of such a beloved character, but they really proved me wrong. The show had such a great plot and some stunning sets and visuals. To see the return of Hiddleston’s Loki was such a joy and he really elevated the already great character of the God of Mischief. Owen Wilson as Mobius was a treat to watch, the introduction of Sylvie was interesting even though I don’t agree with her relationship with Loki, and of course Jonathon Majors as Kang was amazing. Seeing the multiverse expand and fully be realized in the MCU was so exciting to watch and it has me very excited for future movies like Doctor Strange or Ant-Man. Plus, the theme song for this show is soooo good. I’m very excited for Season 2 and the future of the TVA and Kang’s variants in the MCU.
Future Marvel Shows
The future of Marvel on Disney+ is exciting and only getting bigger. We have shows like Moonknight, Ms. Marvel, and She Hulk all coming in 2022. We also have Nick Fury’s Secret Invasion, Agatha Harkness, I Am Groot Animated Series and The Guardians of the Galaxy Christmas Special to look forward to as well. What Disney+ Marvel shows are you looking forward to? And what’s your personal ranking of the MCU shows? Let us know in the comments!
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