The Comic Years Podcast: The Falcon And The Winter Soldier Series Review
It’s the end of yet another Disney Plus TV series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The first of its kind was WandaVision, which dove into the personal complexities of grief, loss, and feelings of helplessness. Whereas, The Falcon And The Winter Soldier deal with more political complications, created by the lack of a Captain America, after Steve Rogers’ absence. The series also examines what it means to be a Black person in today’s America, from the perspective of a superhero story. It’s one of the more serious subject matters in the MCU, and handled beautifully by showrunner Malcolm Spellman. So our Comic Years Podcast team rally up to break down the season in this Falcon And The Winter Soldier podcast review.
The Falcon And The Winter Soldier Podcast Review
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I am joined today by Emily O’Donnell, Roman Colombo, and Joshua M. Patton to discuss The Falcon And The Winter Solider season. The new season was completely different from that of WandaVision while giving us a great look into two MCU characters. The show went beyond the usual way that we usually see those characters. The series looks at how Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) struggles to be the former Captain America’s choice as his successor. While on the other hand, Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) deals with trying to reintegrate into an unknown society after being used as a weapon by HYDRA for decades.
The Comic Years Podcast Team Debates The Show’s Nuances
As a veteran himself, Joshua M. Patton discusses the elements of this new series, from that perspective. How the series showcases the development of John Walker, the new Captain America is something very contentious between us. Emily O’Donnell brings up just how this series particularly underserved its female characters, namely Karli Morgenthau (Erin Kellyman) and Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp). Roman Colombo contextualizes the comic book influences behind The Falcon And The Winter Soldier. However, the team has differing opinions on who exactly the villain of the show is.
So check out this episode of the Comic Years Podcast for the full Falcon And The Winter Soldier podcast review. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts and feel free to leave us a review and rating if you liked what you hear.
The Falcon And The Winter Soldier season one is now streaming on Disney Plus.
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Shah Shahid is an entertainment writer, movie critic (so he thinks), host of the Split Screen Podcast (on Apple Podcasts & everywhere else) and filmy father on a mission to educate his girls on decades of film history. Armed with uncontrollable sarcasm and cautious optimism, Shah loves discussing film, television and comic book content until his wife’s eyes glaze over. So save her by engaging him on his own blog at BlankPageBeatdown.com or on Twitter @theshahshahid.