The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been the recognized champion of movies for more than a decade now, however, in 2021 Marvel Studios came up with the bold step of bringing the MCU franchise to the small screen.
Marvel turned up with no less than five new TV series earlier this year, and the crew of ComicBook Nation Podcast has ranked them from worst to best!
WandaVision saw Wanda Maximoff finish her actual transition into the Scarlet Witch; The Falcon and the Winter Soldier made Falcon the new Captain America; Loki broke the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse open; What If…? represented us what other universes are all about, and Hawkeye made Clint Barton cope with his Ronin past and train a new Hawkeye.
So, Which Marvel Disney+ Phase I show was the best amongst all? Here’s the ranking from worst to best:
It wasn’t agreed by all though, Janell Wheeler, the host of ComicBook Nation podcast, actually liked What If…? and its fictional stories over The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
But hosts Kofi Outlaw and Matthew Aguilar didn’t feel the same: What If…? and its uneven series of stories was at the bottom of their lists.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
The reason due to which What If…? is at the bottom of this list is the same reason for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier for which it is placed in the second last of the list: two among three ComicBook Nation podcast hosts had this series at no. 4, the other had it last.
Towards the end, Falcon and the Winter Soldier was so uneven, with big high points and series drag points, that it couldn’t match up with its competitors.
In the opinion of Janell Wheeler, WandaVision’s reflection on female suffering and empowerment is the best concept that has been offered by Marvel Studios on Disney+.
The other two hosts, Kofi and Matt also liked WandaVision, but they thought that stronger series outstripped it as the year kept going.
An extended performance for Tom Hiddleston’s Loki would have been praised enough.
Getting a female Loki who is Hiddleston’s equal (Sophia Di Martino’s Sylvie) from every aspect and doors opening on an entire Multiverse of Madness, was much better than we could have expected. The ComicBook Nation hosts felt it would be their top pick of the year.
According to the ComicBook Nation team, Hawkeye was the last Marvel Disney+ series to come but is no doubt the best. Whilst Janell Wheeler felt to rate Hawkeye at no. 3, even though she accepted it was in tough competition with her favorites, WandaVision and Loki.
Kofi and Matt included Hawkeye as their top pick for two very distinct reasons.
Kofi liked how the show finally represented the intense character of Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton; Matt was all about the remarkable introduction of Hailee Steinfeld’s Kate Bishop in the show. In both ways, Hawkeye topped the list.
Janell Wheeler’s Picks
You guys asked for it! We did a live #MCU 2021 tier list for our last stream of the year. More of these to come!
Also, don’t come at me for the #WhatIf rank…
(Also imagine Venom next to Shang-Chi) pic.twitter.com/ecws05H4Hx
— Janell (@JanellWheeler) December 31, 2021
Janell Wheeler continued all-in and delivered an entire ranking of EVERY MCU movie and/or TV show that premiered last year.
Kofi & Matt’s Picks
My #Marvel Disney+ show Phase I rankings:
4. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
5. What If…? pic.twitter.com/57Gi1objUX
— Kofi Outlaw (@KofiOutlaw) January 3, 2022
Kofi Outlaw’s picks were not similar to Janell’s, though he and Matt fully matched with their picks.
In 2022, we’ll have some amazing new Marvel Disney+ series arriving like She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, I Am Groot, and Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur.