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Disney+ MCU Reflections, Issue #26: “What If…” Episode 3

Much like the first episode of "What If...", this week we are revisiting the greatest hits of Phase 1. In 2008 Marvel launched an incredibly ambitious project. In the post-credits scene of "Iron Man", Nick Fury teases the existence of the "Avengers", ultimately culminating in the film of the same name. The timeline in the MCU is always a bit fuzzy, but the comic tie-in "Fury's Big Week" reminds us that the events of "Iron Man 2", "Thor" and Hulk's initial return to the United States all happen within a few days of each other. This episode asks: "What if that week went horribly wrong?"

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Disney+ MCU Reflections, Issue #25: “What If…” Episode 2

I definitely felt a lot of things during the second episode of "What If...". There's plenty going on in the episode itself, but most importantly this show was Chadwick Boseman's last performance. He contributed his voice on several episodes, but it seems likely that this will be the one that will centralize T'Challa the most. I wrote about how much I admire Boseman in a tribute to him and in my Black Panther recap, but needless to say his work speaks for itself. Obviously I will get into it more as we go, but Boseman's work in "What If..." is equally as exceptional.

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Disney+ MCU Reflections, Issue #24: “What If…” Episode 1

The new MCU show on Disney+ is called "What If..." and the first episode dropped a couple weeks ago. Based on the comic series of the same name, each episode makes minor changes to established MCU lore and then examines how the universe would be different. The first episode asks "What if... Captain Carter were the First Avenger?"

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Disney+ MCU Reflections, Issue #23: Ranking the Disney+ MCU Shows (So Far)

Before the new show launches, I thought it would be helpful to take a moment and reflect on the Disney+ era of the MCU so far. In the spirit of the recently ended Olympics, let's rank each of the three shows based on indefinable qualities that NBC commentators would struggle to explain to laypeople watching at home. And since this ranking is based entirely on my own opinions, you can rest assured that it is 100% objectively correct and no I will not be taking questions.

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MCU Phase 4 Films, Issue #1: Black Widow

Today we are diving into a spy thriller. Our story begins with a Cold War era family of apparently ordinary Americans. In reality, however, these are Soviet spies in deep cover on a top secret mission to infiltrate the United States and steal its secrets. That's right, today I will be profiling the FX network's hit show "The Americans"! Wait, that doesn't sound right. Is that right?