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That Third Episode of ‘Hawkeye’ Was Awesome!

Last week I watched the first two episodes of Hawleye and I was less than enthused. However, the third episode had my attention from the get-go, and when it concluded I was very sad.

Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) in Marvel Studios' HAWKEYE, exclusively on Disney+. Film Frame. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.
Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) in Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye, exclusively on Disney+. Film Frame. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

This episode really has it where it counts. From beginning to end, I was invested, I was laughing, I even teared up at one point, and now I’m very, very intrigued to see where this story goes. Plus, the introduction to Echo was very cool. I can’t wait to see more of her and her story which obviously is going to lead into a spinoff that was announced on Disney+ Day. Very, very cool!

All in all, Hawkeye has my full attention now and I’m waiting eagerly for next week’s episode.

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Oops! ‘Hawkeye’ Is Boring

Well, the first two episodes of Hawkeye dropped today, I watched them this morning at 3am which has become my ritual with the new Disney+ series I’m excited for, and unfortunately, I was bored out of my mind.

The first two episodes of this series aren’t gripping at all. I love Hawkeye but his gruntled nature doesn’t help the series as he goes around grumbling about everything at every turn in a way that does, at least, feel totally warranted. And Hailee Steinfeld looks like a carbon copy of what Kate Bishop should look like in live-action but unfortunately she isn’t really engaging me either.

Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) in Marvel Studios' HAWKEYE, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.
Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) in Marvel Studios’ HAWKEYE, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

The script, so far, is weak, the humor isn’t really there, and the plot is SO BORING. I gave the first episode a pass because it’s basically the pilot. It set up the characters, their stories, what’s going on, and it ended decently. But the second episode only continued to drag the boredom instead of becoming this absolutely fantastic rollercoaster ride.

The second episode was so boring, in fact, I kept tapping the screen to see how many minutes I had left.

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I Finished ‘Squid Game’: Here Are My Thoughts

I’m writing this post now but I actually finished the show two days ago after bingewatching the series over the course of four days. When it concluded I was left so flabbergasted by the wild and rather twisted story I had just consumed that I honestly needed to take some time to digest what I had just seen.

Now I’m ready to talk about this show, albeit in a spoiler-free way, and even though I’ve got a lot of thoughts I’ll save that particular post for another time. So here’s my review for the series as a whole.

If you’ve seen Hunger Games then you may have an idea of what you’re about to get yourself into. And even so, nothing can quite prepare you for this very violent demented story that will have you looking at simple children’s games differently for quite a while. Yeah, I’m traumatized.

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I’ve Started Watching ‘Squid Game’

Have you heard of the surprise series on Netflix that has taken the service by storm? Well, it’s a Korean show called Squid Game and it’s become a bit of a phenomenon in the last week. So much so that even I felt I had to check it out.

I’ve watched the first two episodes of the show and I’m actually kind of surprised how good it is. This show has honestly shocked me with its first two episodes. Media these days can be so similar and just when it seemed like I thought this show was going to go in a certain direction it completely subverted my expectations.

Today I’m going to watch another episode and I can’t wait to see what happens next.

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A Definitive Ranking of the Episodes of ‘What If…?’: From Worst to Best

Well, it’s finally that time. The super fun What If…? series has reached a conclusion in its first season and now it is time to rank every episode. Enjoy!

9. What If…The World Lost Its Mightiest Heroes?

Thor in Marvel Studios' WHAT IF…? exclusively on Disney+. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

Despite this episode being fun for what it was I was ultimately a bit bummed by its rushed final minutes which flew through the story and concluded in an abrupt way. But it had its humorous moments and it was fun seeing how they utilized Loki in the episode.

8. What If…Captain Carter Were The First Avenger?

Captain Carter/Peggy Carter and the Hydra Stomper in Marvel Studios' WHAT IF…? exclusively on Disney+. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

Despite absolute LOVING Captain Carter her episode was a bit boring in the fact that it felt like the least creative episode in the series. It basically took the storyline of The First Avenger and transplanted her into the role of the First Avenger, with a few tweaks along the way. And while that was enjoyable, the other episodes were entirely different beasts.

7. What If…Zombies?!

(L-R): Bucky Barnes, Sharon Carter, The Wasp/Hope Van Dyne, Okoye, Zombie Hunter Spider-Man/Peter Parker and Bruce Banner in Marvel Studios' WHAT IF…? exclusively on Disney+. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

This episode was enjoyable with its incredible use of humor to balance the horror aspect thanks to the zombies. There were a lot of good jokes in this episode and the Zombie-fighting Avengers consisting of Spider-Man, Bruce Banner, Okoye, Sharon Carter, Bucky, Wasp, Happy, and Kurt was fantastic. They were a team I didn’t even I know needed.

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The Guardians of the Multiverse Are Here!

The finale of What If…? has arrived and yes, it serves. The Guardians of the Multiverse have been formed to save the universe from Ultron’s genocidal machinations and boy are they awesome.

Captain Carter, Star-Lord, Killmonger, Doctor Strange Supreme, Black Widow, Gamora, and Party Thor were the ultimate team and I loved everyone of their additions. Captain Carter and Doctor Strange were the undoubted MVPs’ of the show as they managed to display their awesomeness in abundance. (I’m going to need live-action versions of them in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness asap.)

And yes, the showdown lived up to the hype. Ultron’s power was not diminished to make it an easy fight for the heroes. In fact, this finale showdown is actually one of the most tense in the MCU with so many jaw-droppingly awesome (and uh-oh) moments.

So yes, the finale was fun, it wasn’t my favorite episode, that still belongs to the fourth and eighth episodes, but it was a fitting finale. Now onto Season 2.

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