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The MCU Diaries: LOKI: 1.01 – Glorious Purpose (SEASON 1 PREMIERE)

The MCU Diaries Host Blake Larsen chats the LOKI season 1 premiere: episode 1.01 – Glorious Purpose.

Blake discusses the exquisite use of exposition to break down character, how the show uses striking visuals and action to highlight the exposition, and why that leads to such an incredible emotional payoff by episode’s end…

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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 MCU Diaries: The Falcon And The Winter Soldier: 1.06 – One People, One World (SEASON 1 FINALE)

The MCU Diaries Host Blake Larsen chats The Falcon And The Winter Soldier season 1 finale: episode 1.06 – One People, One World.

Blake discusses Thesis and Antithesis, the cathartic arcs for Sam and Bucky, and why this episode is the MCU at it’s best, but also it’s very worst.

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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 MCU Diaries: The Falcon And The Winter Soldier: 1.04 – The Whole World Is Watching

The MCU Diaries Host Blake Larsen chats The Falcon And The Winter Soldier: episode 1.04 – The Whole World Is Watching.

Blake discusses the significance of THAT final shot, the emotional fulcrum of this series, and why a freshman psychology major would have done better than the American government…

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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 MCU Diaries: The Falcon And The Winter Soldier: 1.02 – Star Spangled Man

The MCU Diaries Host Blake Larsen chats The Falcon And The Winter Soldier: episode 1.02 – The Star Spangled Man.

Blake discusses what it means to be “Captain America”, emotional validation versus choosing what’s right, and why there is no chance John Walker remains Cap beyond this series…

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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: 1.09 – The Series Finale (SEASON 1 FINALE)

The MCU Diaries Host Blake Larsen chats the season 1 finale of WandaVision — episode – 1.09″The Series Finale”.

Blake discusses why “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 must transform.

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