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The MCU Diaries: The Falcon And The Winter Soldier: 1.03 – The Power Broker

The MCU Diaries Host Blake Larsen chats The Falcon And The Winter Soldier: episode 1.03 – The Power Broker.

Blake discusses the plot informing character, another gotcha cliffhanger, and why this felt like John Wick Lite…

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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 1.01 “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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The MCU Diaries: WandaVision: 1.08 – Previously On

The MCU Diaries Host Blake Larsen chats the penultimate WandaVision episode – 1.08 “Previously On”.

Blake discusses how the penultimate episode of WandaVision serves as an exercise in Wanda’s fragile psychology while also exhibiting a magnificent balance of exposition, plot, and character.

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The MCU Diaries: WandaVision: 1.06 – All-New Halloween Spooktacular

The MCU Diaries Host Blake Larsen chats WandaVision episode 1.06 “All-New Halloween Spooktacular”.

Blake discusses how this Malcom In The Middle version of WandaVision is a creepy experiment framed by an existential crisis where the devil’s in the details.

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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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The MCU Diaries: WandaVision: 1.05 – On A Very Special Episode

The MCU Diaries Host Blake Larsen chats WandaVision episode 1.05 “On A Very Special Episode”.

Blake discusses WandaVision going full 80’s and why we are forced to ask ourselves, who is the real villain here and what is the cost of lies?

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The MCU Diaries: WandaVision: 1.03 – Now In Color

The MCU Diaries Host Blake Larsen chats WandaVision episode 1.03 “Now In Color”.

Blake chats the emotional undercurrent befalling our two lead characters as it tacks on more sitcom hijinks while also exposing the emotional framework of a very real prison for the mind….

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The MCU Diaries: WandaVision: 1.02 – Don’t Touch That Dial

The MCU Diaries Host Blake Larsen chats WandaVision episode 1.02 “Don’t Touch That Dial”.

Blake chats how episode 2 gets more gimmicky than the first episode, yet it showcases something Wanda and Vision have been lacking for their whole MCU existence: characterization and, most importantly, stakes…

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Finding A Way To Move Forward Without Chadwick Boseman In Black Panther

The world grieves for a cultural icon who was beloved on and off-screen in Chadwick Boseman. But the lingering question for fans, and especially Disney, is: how does Black Panther move forward without him? Well, I think we have some options – three of which are bad and one that will be really great — but very hard…

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