The MCU Diaries

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 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 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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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 1.05 “On A Very Special Episode…” | What Is The Cost Of Lies?

WandaVision episode 1.05, “On A Very Special episode…” goes full 80’s and we are forced to ask ourselves, who is the real villain here and what is the cost of lies?

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