Marvel Cinematic Universe

For fans of the transmedia storytelling experience that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including the movies, TV shows, DVD extras, tie-in books and comics, and anything else set in Earth-199999.

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August 12

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The End is at Hand (episode 12) and What We're Fighting For (episode 13)  Season 7, Episode 13

Coulson wants to see the world. May shares her feelings. Deke is the new man in charge. Sousa gets the duct tape. Mack passes the ammo. Yo-Yo is in favour of punching. Daisy plays her part. Simmons remembers what they're fighting for. This post covers episodes 12 and 13--the two parts that make up the series finale. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D will not return in a moment. [more inside]
posted by sardonyx at 8:14 PM - 11 comments

August 7

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Brand New Day  Season 7, Episode 11

Daisy worries the team is becoming people who used to work together. Mack explains '80s telephone usage to a millennial. Yo-Yo owes Mack $20. Sousa has no intentions. Computer genius Coulson tries to convince May it's a brand new day. [more inside]
posted by sardonyx at 5:26 PM - 4 comments

July 30

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Stolen  Season 7, Episode 10

In this episode, which plays like a season finale of Dallas, Sousa is a square, Coulson is hilarious, Deke is happy to be stuck in the '80s, May is not an open-minded gal and Daisy earned a B+ with room for improvement. [more inside]
posted by sardonyx at 8:48 PM - 8 comments

July 23

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: As I Have Always Been  Season 7, Episode 9

In this time-loop episode, we see that Coulson has a soul, Enoch has a heart, Sousa has a type and Deke has a signature fragrance. Also, Daisy has a revelation. [more inside]
posted by sardonyx at 8:33 AM - 18 comments

July 16

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: After, Before  Season 7, Episode 8

With the Zephyr’s time drive malfunctioning, the team is quite literally hurling toward disaster and Yo-Yo may be their only hope. The only problem? To get her powers back, she’ll need to enlist the help of an old adversary and revisit part of her past long hidden away. [more inside]
posted by rednikki at 1:05 AM - 9 comments

July 9

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Totally Excellent Adventures of Mack and the D  Season 7, Episode 7

Deke sings the hits. Mack wallows in models. Coulson tunes into a new frequency. [more inside]
posted by sardonyx at 8:21 PM - 18 comments

July 2

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Adapt or Die  Season 7, Episode 6

The team is split up, cut up, blown up, blocked up, and fed up. [more inside]
posted by sardonyx at 9:14 PM - 7 comments

June 25

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Trout in the Milk  Season 7, Episode 5

Sousa experiences his first and second time jumps and struggles with the fashion of the day. Enoch relies on Consumer Reports when picking out his sweet ride. Mack has trouble with the concept of how to pick a location for a date. Deke pulls an unexpected move. Gemma experiences a glitch. May appreciates good HR policy. Yo-Yo teaches the lessons of 007. Coulson digs covert and fashionable uniforms. Daisy appreciates the simpler times (and its simpler technology). [more inside]
posted by sardonyx at 9:10 PM - 5 comments

June 18

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Out of the Past  Season 7, Episode 4

In a black-and-white episode that calls back to specific (Sunset Boulevard) and general (film noir detective genre) nods to Hollywood's past, the team members find themselves in 1955. While there, Deke gets to catch up with an old friend, Enoch has the opportunity to make a new one, and Coulson starts building a new friendship with a new (but much admired) ally. May comes to terms with her feelings, Yo-Yo tries to come to terms with a mission failure, and Mack struggles while coming to terms with making a hard call. Daisy offers counsel and demonstrates her fighting moves. [more inside]
posted by sardonyx at 3:47 PM - 8 comments

June 10

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Alien Commies from the Future!  Season 7, Episode 3

Coulson meets one of his heroes. Simmons sports a new lipstick colour. Mack just doesn't feel like explaining things. May and Yo-Yo just don't feel like talking about things. Deke puts his privilege to use. [more inside]
posted by sardonyx at 8:18 PM - 6 comments

June 3

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Know your onions  Season 7, Episode 2

From IMDB: With the identity of the timeline-unraveling "threat" revealed, the team's mission to protect him at all costs leads each agent to question their own values. [more inside]
posted by sardonyx at 8:43 PM - 15 comments

May 21

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Window of Opportunity  Season 6, Episode 2

While Fitz and Enoch struggle in space, Sarge and his team move forward with their mysterious mission on Earth. [more inside]
posted by straight at 11:28 AM - 2 comments

May 13

MCU Movie Rewatch in Chronological Order

Sooooo since I have a bit of time on my hands, I figured I'd catch up on the MCU movies. (I haven't seen all of them, but most.) I rewatched Captain America and realized that there wasn't a FF post and put that up earlier this week. Would anybody be interested in a chronological rewatch/first watch of the MCU movies? Is that a thing that we've done before? How would that work anyway? Would we just add commentary to any existing FF posts? Chronological-order list pulled from here.
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 3:33 PM - 4 comments

May 11

Movie: Captain America: The First Avenger

During World War II, Steve Rogers is a sickly man from Brooklyn who's transformed into super-soldier Captain America to aid in the war effort. Rogers must stop the Red Skull, Adolf Hitler's ruthless head of weaponry, and the leader of an organization that intends to use a mysterious device of untold powers for world domination. [more inside]
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 3:36 PM - 27 comments

December 26

Runaways: Season 3  Season 3 (Full Season)

The final season of Marvel's Runaways. The Runaways frantically search for their captured friends Chase Stein, Gert Yorkes, and Karolina Dean. The kids go head to head with an unstoppable enemy who has targeted Leslie — or more accurately, the child she's carrying. Nico Minoru draws them all into a dark realm where its ruler Morgan le Fay is much more nefarious than anyone the kids have yet to face.
posted by numaner at 12:28 PM - 7 comments

December 23

Runaways: Smoke and Mirrors  Season 3, Episode 1

With the team split up and Jonah and his family on the warpath, the Runaways must regroup. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 1:22 PM - 1 comment

July 2

Movie: Spider-Man: Far from Home

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.
posted by LobsterMitten at 8:49 PM - 82 comments

June 16

Jessica Jones: Season 3 (Full Season)  Season 3 (Full Season)

It's the end of the line for Jessica Jones (and Marvel) on Netflix, herein lies the discussion. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 9:20 AM - 33 comments

June 14

Jessica Jones: A.K,A. The Perfect Burger  Season 3, Episode 1

As Jessica focuses on helping the helpless, Dorothy Walker shows up at Alias to beg for her help finding a missing Trish. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 9:03 PM - 11 comments

May 30

Cloak & Dagger: Level Up  Season 2, Episode 10

Tyrone and Tandy head to the Loa dimension to stop the evil force threatening New Orleans, and they confront the personal issues that have been holding them back; Mayhem and Evita do their best to hold off the dangers in the real dimension. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:26 PM - 3 comments

May 23

Cloak & Dagger: Blue Note  Season 2, Episode 9

Tandy and Tyrone attempt to stop the villain behind the trafficking ring. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:22 PM - 2 comments

May 16

Cloak & Dagger: Two Player  Season 2, Episode 8

Tandy and Evita are willing to do anything to save Tyrone; Adina asks for help from someone. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:34 PM - 1 comment

May 12

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Missing pieces  Season 6, Episode 1

Scattered across the galaxy, the team works to find their footing in the wake of losing Coulson [more inside]
posted by elgilito at 5:25 PM - 14 comments

Cloak & Dagger: Vikingtown Sound  Season 2, Episode 7

Adina is pushed to a dangerous edge as she looks to get answers and closure for her two boys. Meanwhile, Tyrone comes in contact with a mysterious figure on his search for Tandy. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:05 PM - 5 comments

May 2

Cloak & Dagger: B Sides  Season 2, Episode 6

Tandy lands in a difficult situation in her mission to take down the sex trafficking ring. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:58 PM - 4 comments

April 25

Cloak & Dagger: Alignment Chart  Season 2, Episode 5

Tyrone has to make a decision when presented with an opportunity from an unlikely source to clear his name; and Tandy is letting her anger get the best of her as she becomes frustrated with a possible dead end to her investigation into the sex trafficking ring. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:23 PM - 1 comment

April 24

Movie: Avengers: Endgame

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos' actions and restore order to the universe. This is it, people.
posted by smoke at 4:11 AM - 690 comments

April 18

Cloak & Dagger: Rabbit Hold  Season 2, Episode 4

Tandy searches the Darkforce for Mayhem, while Tyrone and his mother evade the dangers of gang members and the police force. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:54 PM - 4 comments

April 11

Cloak & Dagger: Shadow Selves  Season 2, Episode 3

Tandy and Tyrone try to find out what has happened to a group of young girls who have gone missing; Mina discovers a possible side effect to the big Roxon leak. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:25 PM - 2 comments

April 4

Cloak & Dagger: Restless Energy; White Lines (episodes 1 & 2)  Season 2, Episode 1

Now living different lives, Tyrone and Tandy try to stay under the wire while honing their powers. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 9:08 PM - 4 comments

March 6

Movie: Captain Marvel

The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
posted by cendawanita at 11:27 PM - 251 comments

December 29

Runaways: Old School  Season 2, Episode 4

The team must figure out how to handle Topher. PRIDE gets some clues to find their kids as Geoffrey confronts Catherine about her actions. Jonah reaches out to Karolina as his body deteriorates. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 6:33 PM - 3 comments

Runaways: Double Zeros  Season 2, Episode 3

The Runaways practice fighting as a team. Alex gets closer to Livvie, but trouble is coming. Janet gets closer in PRIDE's efforts against Jonah. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 5:56 PM - 4 comments

December 28

Runaways: Radio On  Season 2, Episode 2

Karolina, Nico, and Molly try to retrieve the Staff of One while Chase and Gert tries to fix up the hideout. Alex has a new crush. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 1:31 PM - 2 comments

Runaways: Gimmie Shelter  Season 2, Episode 1

The kids struggle with their new lives as Runaways and Alex returns to Darius for help. PRIDE handles the fallout of their kids leaving and plan what to do about Johan. Meanwhile Jonah initiates a plan to build a new Dematerialization Box. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 11:25 AM - 7 comments

October 21

Daredevil: Daredevil Full Season 3  Season 3 (Full Season)

A blind lawyer by day, vigilante by night. Matt Murdock fights the crime of New York as Daredevil. (Full season discussion) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 9:36 AM - 38 comments

October 19

Daredevil: Resurrection  Season 3, Episode 1

Shattered physically and spiritually, Matt rethinks his purpose and place in Hell's Kitchen. Meanwhile, Fisk puts a plan in motion from behind bars. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:36 PM - 14 comments

August 2

Cloak & Dagger: Colony Collapse  Season 1, Episode 10

Tandy and Ty must fight for their lives, their loved ones, and the city as they attempt to fully master their powers and embrace their destiny when someone starts up a new version of the Roxxon Drill. (Season Finale) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:46 PM - 11 comments

July 26

Cloak & Dagger: Back Breaker  Season 1, Episode 9

Tandy is in a downward spiral, lashing out at strangers and loved ones alike. As Tyrone tries to pull her out of it and reconcile with his own family, his success is upended. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:12 PM - 10 comments

July 21

Cloak & Dagger: Ghost Stories  Season 1, Episode 8

Tandy and Tyrone each stand at a precipice of finding justice on the eight-year anniversary of losing their loved ones. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 1:45 PM - 9 comments

Cloak & Dagger: Lotus Eaters  Season 1, Episode 7

Tandy and Ty join forces to save a man imprisoned in his own mind. Along the way, they learn about their powers and uncover information about the rig explosion. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 12:47 PM - 3 comments

July 11

Cloak & Dagger: Funhouse Mirrors  Season 1, Episode 6

Tandy and Ty each meet someone living the life that could have been theirs, for better or worse, had they taken different paths without the rig explosion. [more inside]
posted by jimw at 10:47 PM - 6 comments

July 1

Luke Cage: They Reminisce Over You  Season 2, Episode 13

Mariah adapts to her new circumstances and goes to extremes to cover her tracks. Luke takes a new approach to protecting Harlem. (SEASON FINALE, directed by Alex Garcia Lopez, written by Cheo Hodari Coker) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 3:40 PM - 27 comments

Luke Cage: Can't Front On Me  Season 2, Episode 12

Luke teams up with an unlikely ally to combat a new strain of heroin. As Shades plows ahead with his plan, a massive party draws everyone to the club. (directed by Everardo Gout, written by Aïda Mashaka Croal) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 1:07 PM - 7 comments

Luke Cage: The Creator  Season 2, Episode 11

Shaken by Mariah's latest act, Luke combs the city for a witness. Flashbacks reveal a fateful encounter between the Stokes and McIver families. (written by Nicole Mirante-Matthews & Matthew Lopes, directed by Stephen Surjik [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 10:59 AM - 3 comments

June 30

Luke Cage: The Main Ingredient  Season 2, Episode 10

Danny Rand insists on helping Luke hunt for Bushmaster--the Iron Fist way. Mariah sets out to reclaim her empire. Misty pursues a traitor. (written by Akela Cooper, directed by Andy Goddard) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:32 PM - 6 comments

Luke Cage: For Pete's Sake  Season 2, Episode 9

Hunkered down in a makeshift safe house, Luke and Misty butt heads over how to handle Mariah. Meanwhile, long-buried family secrets come to light. (directed by Clark Johnson, written by Matt Owens & Ian Stokes) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:53 PM - 3 comments

Luke Cage: If It Ain't Rough, It Ain't Right  Season 2, Episode 8

While Shades, Mariah, and Misty come to terms with the previous night's events, Bushmaster searches for a way to boost his strength. (written by Nathan Louis Jackson, directed by Neema Barnette) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 3:47 PM - 3 comments

Luke Cage: On and On  Season 2, Episode 7

Reeling from the showdown on the bridge... [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 1:32 PM - 3 comments

Luke Cage: The Basement  Season 2, Episode 6

As a wave of violence rocks Harlem, everyone races to connect the dots between Piranha, Mariah, Bushmaster, and the grisly find at the clinic. (written by Aïda Mashaka Croal, directed by Millicent Shelton) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 9:24 AM - 7 comments

June 29

Cloak & Dagger: Princeton Offense  Season 1, Episode 5

Tandy pours herself into the Roxxon investigation. Ty's basketball team plays the State Championship. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 4:32 PM - 2 comments

June 28

Luke Cage: All Souled Out  Season 2, Episode 5

Desperate to drum up quick cash for a lawsuit, Luke weighs an offer from a superman. Mariah invites Tilda to join the new family business. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:01 PM - 7 comments

June 27

Luke Cage: I Get Physical  Season 2, Episode 4

As footage of his fight with Bushmaster goes viral, Luke struggles with the aftereffects and follows a trail of clues to Tilda's shop. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:00 PM - 14 comments

June 24

Luke Cage: Wig Out  Season 2, Episode 3

Worried Luke is headed down a dark path, Claire pays a visit to his father. Bushmaster makes a bid for Mariah's guns. (directed by Marc Jobst, written by Matt Owens) [more inside]
posted by numaner at 10:37 PM - 19 comments

Luke Cage: Straighten It Out  Season 2, Episode 2

Luke tests out his abilities on the battlefield, Misty ruffles feathers at the precinct, and Mariah plans a reunion to boost her image. (written by Akela Cooper, directed by Steph Green) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 3:55 PM - 9 comments

Luke Cage: Soul Brother #1  Season 2, Episode 1

As Luke adjusts to his growing fame and tries to shut down the flow of heroin branded with his name, someone from his past reaches out. (directed by Lucy Liu, written by Cheo Hodari Coker) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:58 AM - 26 comments

June 7

Cloak & Dagger: First Light; Suicide Sprints  Season 1, Episode 1

Episode 1: Two teenagers from very different backgrounds find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers. Episode 2: Tandy and Tyrone try to grasp what has happened to them, while Tandy's past catches up with her and Tyrone becomes consumed with rage. Meanwhile, Detective Brigid O'Reilly works a case that has ties to Tandy. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:51 PM - 13 comments

May 7

Infinity War and rest of the MCU [ALL the spoilers]

This post is necessarily going to require spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and likely the Netflix spinoff shows as well. The Netflix shows make cracks about men in powered armor; Sokovia gets the odd mention, and Agents has been used as prequel/teaser content for more than one film. Now we have a year between Avengers 3 and 4 while other media continues to come out. If it's in the MCU in any way, consider it open season for spoilers and discuss how the rest of the shows will or won't handle the aftermath of Infinity War while we wait for Name To Be Announced to resolve it all. [more inside]
posted by Karmakaze at 1:04 PM - 15 comments

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The One Who Will Save Us All  Season 5, Episode 20

A newly determined Talbot takes Coulson to meet the enemy and attempts to stave off the destruction of Earth.
posted by Karmakaze at 12:17 PM - 7 comments

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Option 2  Season 5, Episode 19

Coulson and the team finds themselves under siege.
posted by Karmakaze at 12:15 PM - 1 comment