Corrupted Symbols – Review of “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” episode 4 “The Whole World is Watching”

Whoa… That’s really all I could think at the end of episode 4 of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. In an episode that didn’t lack in any category (I’d say this is easily the best episode of the series to date), the ending left its mark on me and the people I was watching … Continue reading Corrupted Symbols – Review of “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” episode 4 “The Whole World is Watching”

Enemies Become Allies – Review of “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” Episode 3 “Power Broker”

For early access to essays like this, as well as exclusive podcasts, fiction, and poetry, support me on Patreon When you have to turn to a villain for assistance, you know you’ve reached a moral tipping point. It’s a classic trope, made most famous by The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal Lecter. Descending further … Continue reading Enemies Become Allies – Review of “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” Episode 3 “Power Broker”

The Weight We Carry – Review of “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” Episode 2″The Star-Spangled Man”

All of us carry the weight of our associations, friendships, loves, and family throughout our lives. Sometimes, the weight is light and we hardly ever notice. And there are times where it hangs around our shoulders, dragging us to our knees and keeping us there. Episode 2 of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, titled … Continue reading The Weight We Carry – Review of “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” Episode 2″The Star-Spangled Man”

Finding a New Hero – Review of “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” Episode One “New World Order”

The Falcon and The Winter Solider poster art. Source It’s that time again and there’s a new Marvel show to watch on Disney Plus. “New World Order”, the first episode of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, places the audience six months after the events of Avengers: Endgame, with Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes both … Continue reading Finding a New Hero – Review of “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” Episode One “New World Order”

The Final Stage of Grief – Review of “WandaVision” Episode 9 “The Series Finale”

The final stage of grief is acceptance and it’s the one that most of us have the most difficulty reaching. All of us have lost someone we love, someone who helped define us and make us the person we are today. Getting to the point of accepting they are no longer going to be with … Continue reading The Final Stage of Grief – Review of “WandaVision” Episode 9 “The Series Finale”

Walk Through Memory Lane – Review of “Previously On”, episode 8 of “WandaVision”

What would any of us do when faced with a lifetime of trauma and the power to do something about it? For me, that is the central question behind “Previously On”, the eighth episode of WandaVision. By reliving some of the more traumatic elements of Wanda’s life up to the creation of the Hex, we … Continue reading Walk Through Memory Lane – Review of “Previously On”, episode 8 of “WandaVision”

Witchy Wham Episode – Review of “WandaVision” Episode 7 “Breaking The Fourth Wall”

The more questions that are answered, newer questions are presented. And this episode dropped some serious bombs on us. “Breaking the Fourth Wall”, episode seven of WandaVision, provides some reveals while also setting up the final two episodes and the further revelations those will undoubtedly provide. But it also shows us what happens when grief … Continue reading Witchy Wham Episode – Review of “WandaVision” Episode 7 “Breaking The Fourth Wall”

The Dead Are Living and The Living Are Dead – Review of “Wandavision” Episode 6, “All-New Halloween Spooktacular”

Halloween. The one time of the year where it’s perfectly acceptable (and encouraged) to think about the dead and the living. Or the living dead. Or in the case of Westview, the “dead” living. Some deeply troubling visions of what is happening in the Anomaly are brought to the forefront in this episode. And more … Continue reading The Dead Are Living and The Living Are Dead – Review of “Wandavision” Episode 6, “All-New Halloween Spooktacular”

The Cracks Begin to Show – Review of “WandaVision” Episode 5 “On A Very Special Episode”

And just when I thought things couldn’t get any weirder in Westview. Episode 5 “On A Very Special Episode” had some wonderful weird moments but the curveball at the very end still has me wondering what exactly Kevin Feige and the creative minds at Marvel Studios are cooking up. It could either turn out to … Continue reading The Cracks Begin to Show – Review of “WandaVision” Episode 5 “On A Very Special Episode”

Mysteries Revealed and Deepen – Episode 4 of “WandaVision”

Someone please sit J.J. Abrams down to watch the first four episodes of “WandaVision”. Because this is how you build a mystery and then provide some answers while providing new questions for the audience to chew on. “We Interrupt This Program” provides some of the answers to the mysterious goings of the first three episodes, … Continue reading Mysteries Revealed and Deepen – Episode 4 of “WandaVision”