Number 7: The Falcon and The Winter Soldier
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier had a lot to accomplish in its debut season. The show needed to successfully hand off the mantle of Captain America to Sam Wilson, introduce John Walker who would eventually take on the persona U.S. Agent, and still keep Bucky Barnes involved in all that was going on.
For the most part, it did all these things. Sam Wilson proved to himself Steve Rogers was right when Steve picked Sam to be the next Captain America at the end of Avengers: Endgame, and he also dealt with a lot of the issues people were going to have with an African-American Captain America. It was a far more complex show than many thought it might have been.
The most significant complaints for The Falcon and The Winter Soldier dealt with two issues. The first were regarding the action scenes. The series opened with one of the best action set pieces in the MCU with Falcon chasing down Batrok over international air space. After that, many fans, myself included, thought the rest of them were less than the Marvel Cinematic Universe standard.
The other issue was how Sharon Carter was brought back to the MCU and the conclusion of the season. Sharon Carter was revealed to be the Power Broker, and it left the possibility of her becoming a villain for the rest of her time in the MCU. It wasn’t the way many fans wanted to see her used after becoming a bit of a fan favorite during Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War.
Small problems aside, the show was entertaining, and it left us wanting more of Sam Wilson as Captain America. Sam is getting his own Captain America movie, and there is still a chance that we could get another season of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.