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Friday Face-Off: Best Disney+ Marvel Show

Published: January 28, 2022

From Loki to WandaVision, a variety of characters and plots have had Marvel fans drawn in. There were five new Marvel TV shows released on Disney+ in the past year or so, all great, but which one is the best? 

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Premiering in late March, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier was the best marvel show that premiered on Disney+. This show gave us two iconic characters with amazing character development in Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson. 

TFATWS explores the past and future of Bucky and Sam while delivering a fantastic plot. It explores the trouble of Sam Wilson’s journey into becoming Captain America and all the difficulties that came with it. The character growth in this show alone far surpassed any other MCU project. All of the characters, even the minor ones, are all well rounded and have a good sense of who they are. Compared to other Marvel projects TFATWS is way better in the sense of character development. 

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier really stuck to it’s ideas and storylines better than most of the other shows. Not only did it stick to its central ideas, it also explored major problems in the world better than any other Marvel project to date. We can see this in Sam’s struggle into becoming Captain America and how racial injustices in the world gave him difficulties. The show did not abandon this issue after one episode either, it continued throughout the whole show which makes it more real. 

The makers of this show did not skimp out on the action scenes either. The fight scenes throughout the show where some of the best released in a Disney+ Marvel show. Not only did the action of this show enhance the interest in watching, it also made the whole show seem more like a part of the MCU.

“It had so much character development for Sam and Bucky, and it had a good way for Sam to take up the Captain America role.” sophomore Rhea Patel said.

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WandaVision

Before there was The Falcon and The Winter Soldier there was WandaVision. Premiering in January, this show was the first of many Marvel spin offs. With its iconic power couple and it’s nostalgic style, WandaVision is the best Marvel show so far that has premiered on Disney+. 

First off, unlike TFATWS, WandaVision has a unique plot and concept aside from the usual Marvel theme of action and fighting. It explores Wanda, a member of the Avengers, as we watch the she builds with Vision while learning more about her and past. The plot and style choices definitely outweighs what character growth The Falcon and The Winter Soldier had. The show keeps you on your toes and leaves you wanting more. Not to mention WandaVision has the biggest character growth yet.

While the Falcon and the Winter Soldier stuck to its ideas in the traditional sense, WandaVision stuck to its theme but in a new way. The central idea of WandaVision is story of Wanda. The first few episodes change TV styles as episodes gone we later find out that each style from a show that meant something to Wanda. Also the overall theme of the show is grief and the show does a pretty good job of showing how people deal with grief even though the example is a little extreme.

Yes the Falcon and the Winter Soldier was like any other movie in the MCU WandaVision wasn’t and that’s why it was such a great show. It shows that there doesn’t need to be constant fight scenes to be a good superhero movie or TV show. It also showed that with the new Marvel phase comes a new style of directing in writing which is exciting.

“I liked how it progressively went to the decades and from black and white to modern,” Junior Zach Stratman said. “ I also just like Wanda’s powers”

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