The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

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  1. wwkirk

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    Anyone watching The Falcon and The Winter Soldier? It's a short mini-series, only 6 episodes.
    I like it, but it's not universally popular compared to Wandavision or The Mandalorian. One contention is that it has political overtones. But the thing is, the very concept of a "Captain America" is inherently political to some degree.

    It takes place after Endgame, and as the title indicates, features Sam Wilson (Falcon), back from oblivion, and James "Bucky" Barnes, the former Winter Soldier. They are engaged in fighting terrorists who liked things better during the Blip. The villain, Helmut Zemo, who is following his own agenda, also has a significant role, as does the new Captain America, John Walker.

    New episodes drop every Friday.

    Some positive reviews about the most recent episode (#3).

    The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Becomes the Captain America: Civil War Sequel We Needed | Den of Geek

    How The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Finally Gives Sharon Carter Her Due | Den of Geek

    The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Episode 3: Marvel and MCU Easter Eggs Guide | Den of Geek

    The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Episode 3 Ending Explained | Den of Geek

     
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    I haven't watched it yet, but the buzz is that episode 4 is the darkest so far.

    "John Walker loses patience with Sam and Bucky as they learn more about Karli Morgenthau." (IMDB)

    "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Episode 4 Reveals the True Horror of John Walker" (Den of Geek)
     
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    Just for fun, here's a full hour of supervillian Helmut Zemo dancing!! lol
     
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  4. JahaRa

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    What is fun about watching a 23 second loop over and over for one hour?
     
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  5. wwkirk

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    Okay, I watched episode 4. Decent overall, with an intense ending.
     
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    Retired UFC champion, Georges St-Pierre, is back as Batroc!
     
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    Okay, I finished the ep. It was largely introspective. Evidently, the calm before the storm.
    8/10
     
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  9. nivek

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    Heres a good review of this series...

     
  10. wwkirk

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    I enjoyed the first 35 minutes of the finale. But afterwards, it became preachy and irritating.
     
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  11. nivek

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    Is the entire series just 6 episodes?...

    ...
     
  12. JahaRa

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    After that review we don't need to watch the show. :laugh8:
     
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  13. wwkirk

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    That's it. But there's talk about a possible second season.
     
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  14. Jacketon

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    2/10

    This TV show was a good concept and the first two, maybe three, episodes were great BUT Marvel's obsession with bringing social justice into everything along with forced racism scenes and very weak villains have ruin it. Great cast and actors reduced to propaganda roles sadly. Its possible the MCU died with Tony Stark.
     

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