The good and the bad in every Marvel show on Disney Plus

What are the good and bad moments with each Marvel Cinematic show? How did both affect the projects and the MCU? Read here to find out.

Tom Hiddleston as Loki in Marvel Studios' LOKI, Season 2, exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2023 MARVEL.
Tom Hiddleston as Loki in Marvel Studios' LOKI, Season 2, exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2023 MARVEL. /
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Marvel's Iron Fist - Myles Aronowitz/Netflix /

Iron Fist

The good: Colleen Wing

The ending of Iron Fist revealed Colleen Wing using the Iron Fist through her sword. Meanwhile, Danny Rand got creative with his powers (that he previously lost). Showing their new abilities gave fans hope that Iron Fist could be a good show. Unfortunately, the project was canceled.

The bad: The writing of Danny Rand

I won’t be too harsh, but the writing was its downfall. When Danny Rand appeared in Luke Cage, he was fun, optimistic, and complimented Mike Colter’s Luke Cage. None of this was present in Iron Fist. It didn't help that the Iron Fist looked lame. Finn Jones wasn’t the problem and deserves another shot at playing Danny Rand.

Defenders

The good: The first fight

When The Defenders had their first fight together, everyone was well represented. Each of the heroes displayed their fighting styles, powers, and personalities during their battle. This helped new viewers become familiar with who the heroes were and their capabilities in a good action scene.

The bad: All over the place

The Defenders seemed like a collaboration of moments instead of a complete show. The actors and the action were good and there were memorable moments. However, it felt like a bunch of people writing a different story.

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Marvel's The Punisher- Credit: Jessica Miglio/Netflix /

Punisher

The good: The creative brutality

Frank Castle is more than a violent person with guns. He’s a strategic vigilante with years of combat experience. That being said, the Punisher has to be inventive. Otherwise, he becomes just another action hero. The creative team behind his fights knew this and made Jon Bernthal shine. Especially in the gym fight scene.

The bad: Too much Karen Page

Karen Page helped make the show work. There has to be a break within the bullets and she provided that. Nevertheless, the one complaint this writer agrees with is the amount of Karen Page in the show. There could have been less of her.

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Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff in Marvel Studios’ WandaVision. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021 All Rights Reserved. /

WandaVision

The good: The conflict of Wanda Maximoff

Throughout WandaVision, viewers had to remind themselves that Wanda was a victim. She lost everything she had in a few years. After seeing the love of her life die, she returned having lost five years of her life. She wasn’t given time to grieve. She returned and immediately had to help save the universe.

If anyone had the power to recreate their life they would use it. It’s unfortunate that people suffered in the process, but she’s not completely guilty. 

The bad: The scientist tease

During one of the episodes, a specialist was called to help get past Wanda’s magic. The moment was presented as a big deal. It wasn’t. It was just some random person. Unless this comes back to be someone major, it will remain a letdown.

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Falcon/Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) in Marvel Studios’ THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved. /

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

The good: The Dora Milje fight

The fight with the Dora Milaje wasn’t just good. It was the turning point of the show. The Wakandan warriors made their intentions known. Zemo had to come with them. It was also the moment when John Walker realized that superpowers don’t make a hero.

The bad: More movie than show

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier didn’t feel like a show. It felt like a movie. That’s not always a bad thing. The problem is it came after WandaVision. It gave people the impression that the show would be more than an MCU project. Instead, it was a lot like everything else. If this didn’t come after WandaVision, it would have been better received.