The MCU Diaries

Loki: Episode 1.01 “Glorious Purpose” | Deconstructing Character Through Exposition

Loki episode 1.01 “Glorious Purpose” is a perfect entry into this series and serves as a flawless deconstruction of a character we thought we knew to a tee via a simple writing tool: exposition and payoff.

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The Falcon And The Winter Soldier: 1.06 – One People, One World (FINALE) | Expect The Worst. Hope For The Best

The Falcon And The Winter Soldier season finale, episode 1.06 – “One People, One World”, is an example of MCU storytelling at it’s finest. But, also, it’s very worst.

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The Falcon And The Winter Soldier: 1.05 – Truth | Breaking Stasis

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, episode 1.05 “Truth”, starts with a bang and takes a methodical step back from the action to allow our heroes the chance to break free from the various truths that keep them in stasis.

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The Falcon And The Winter Soldier: 1.03 – The Power Broker | John Wick Lite

The Falcon And The Winter Soldier: episode 1.03 – Power Broker is an example of a story allowing it’s plot to inform it’s characters as opposed to it’s characters informing it’s plot and that is a major problem.

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The Falcon And The Winter Soldier: Episode 1.02 “Star Spangled Man” | Defining Captain America

The Falcon And The Winter Soldier episode 1.02 “Star Spangled Man” finally brings our main characters together and asks what it means to actually be “Captain America”.

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The Falcon And The Winter Soldier: Episode 1.01 “New World Order” | This Old World Is A New World

The Falcon And The Winter Solider episode 1.01 “New World Order” is certainly more conventionally Marvel than WandaVision, but it also reminds us that convention is what defines an old world struggling to become a new world.

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WandaVision: Episode 1.09 “The Series Finale” (SEASON 1 FINALE) | A Thing Isn’t Beautiful Because It Lasts

The WandaVision season 1 finale, episode 1.09 “The Series Finale”, is a deeply satisfying conclusion to the operative theme of the story and it shows the viewer that not all good things must end. Rather, they transform.

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WandaVision: Episode 1.08 “Previously On” | The Only Way Forward Is Confronting Defense Mechanisms

The penultimate episode of WandaVision – episode 1.08 – serves as an exercise in Wanda’s fragile psychology while also exhibiting a magnificent balance of exposition, plot, and character.

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WandaVision: Episode 1.07 “Breaking The Fourth Wall” | Be Careful What You Wish For

Wandavision episode 1.07 “Breaking The Fourth Wall” drops a major MCU bomb on us, but keeps it’s laser focus on it’s main character while warning us to be careful what you wish for.

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WandaVision Episode 1.06 “All-New Halloween Spooktacular” | The Devil’s In The Details

WandaVision episode 1.06, “All-New Halloween Spooktacular” is a creepy experiment framed by and existential crisis where the devil’s in the details.

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