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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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 - 10 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 - 13 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 - 27 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

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: All Roads Lead...  Season 5, Episode 18

The team must stop Ruby from destroying worlds.
posted by Karmakaze at 12:14 PM - 7 comments

April 18

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Honeymoon  Season 5, Episode 17

While an agent's life hangs in the balance, Fitz, Simmons and Yo-Yo attempt to neutralize a weapon that could play a role in Earth's destruction.
posted by Karmakaze at 8:10 AM - 6 comments

April 9

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Inside Voices  Season 5, Episode 16

Coulson is forced to team up with unlikely allies to save the world, while his team try to track him down and rescue him. [more inside]
posted by Karmakaze at 12:11 PM - 17 comments

April 4

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Rise and Shine  Season 5, Episode 15

Coulson uncovers General Hale's true agenda and it could be the end of the world if S.H.I.E.L.D. does not help her. [more inside]
posted by Karmakaze at 5:50 PM - 6 comments

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Devil Complex  Season 5, Episode 14

Fitz and Simmons are faced with one of their greatest fears as they search for a way to seal the rift. [more inside]
posted by Karmakaze at 5:28 PM - 4 comments

March 20

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Principia  Season 5, Episode 13

The clock is ticking, as the team goes in search of Gravitonium in order to help save the world. [more inside]
posted by Karmakaze at 2:24 PM - 7 comments

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Real Deal  Season 5, Episode 12

In the series' 100th episode, Coulson finally reveals the mysterious deal he made with Ghost Rider, which impacts everyone on the S.H.I.E.L.D. team. [more inside]
posted by Karmakaze at 2:06 PM - 8 comments

March 16

Which MCU movies and shows are most worth watching?

With 200+ hours of footage in the MCU, not everyone has time to be a completist. Given that the MCU contains both hits (Black Panther, Jessica Jones) and stinkers (Incredible Hulk, Inhumans), which do you consider to be must-see vs. not worth it?
posted by Jacqueline at 12:57 PM - 16 comments

Whole-universe discussion vs. individual movie/episode posts?

The Marvel Cinematic Universe presents challenges to FanFare's default spoiler scope in that the MCU now comprises 18 feature films, 10 TV shows, and a variety of one-shots, web series, and tie-in books/comics, with more to come. [more inside]
posted by Jacqueline at 12:39 PM - 3 comments

March 11

Jessica Jones: AKA Playland  Season 2, Episode 13

Waking up in unfamiliar surroundings, Jessica once again finds herself torn between two worlds and facing an impossible choice. (Season 2 Finale) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 3:18 PM - 38 comments

Jessica Jones: AKA Pray for My Patsy  Season 2, Episode 12

As Jessica and Dorothy wait anxiously for updates on Trish, a call from Costa brings alarming news. Jeri hatches a plan to get her revenge. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 1:41 PM - 23 comments

Jessica Jones: AKA Three Lives and Counting  Season 2, Episode 11

Shocked by her own actions and haunted by visions of Kilgrave, Jessica worries she's turning into a monster. Trish's plans for Karl become clear. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 11:55 AM - 15 comments

Jessica Jones: AKA Pork Chop  Season 2, Episode 10

Jeri finagles a deal for her new client in exchange for Karl's location. Trish forges ahead with her own investigation. A prison guard crosses a line. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 10:06 AM - 16 comments

Jessica Jones: AKA Shark in the Bathtub, Monster in the Bed  Season 2, Episode 9

The shooting forces Jessica to rethink her plans. Meanwhile, Oscar asks for help with a family crisis, and Trish's frustrations finally boil over. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:20 AM - 10 comments

March 10

Jessica Jones: AKA Ain't We Got Fun  Season 2, Episode 8

While Jessica debates her next move, Malcolm confronts Trish about her erratic behavior, and Jeri makes contact with a healer. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:47 PM - 7 comments

Jessica Jones: AKA I Want Your Cray Cray  Season 2, Episode 7

Flashbacks shed new light on the aftermath of the family's car accident and reveal a painful turning point in Jessica's adult life. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:38 PM - 25 comments

Jessica Jones: AKA Facetime  Season 2, Episode 6

Jessica gate-crashes an exclusive country club on the hunt for the killer, and Trish's new addiction begins to spiral out of control. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 4:26 PM - 27 comments

Jessica Jones: AKA The Octopus  Season 2, Episode 5

Backed into a corner, Jessica's forced to share her intel on the killer. A groggy Trish tries to pull herself together before an important meeting. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 2:02 PM - 9 comments

Jessica Jones: AKA God Help the Hobo  Season 2, Episode 4

Between anger management classes and tabloid scandals, Jessica and Trish track down a third patient linked to IGH. Oscar extends an olive branch. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 9:58 AM - 27 comments

Jessica Jones: AKA Sole Survivor  Season 2, Episode 3

As her visions intensify, Jessica visits an abandoned clinic, where she stumbles on a new lead. Jeri faces an ultimatum after her secret gets out. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:55 AM - 7 comments

March 9

Jessica Jones: AKA Freak Accident  Season 2, Episode 2

Jessica sets out to find Dr. Kozlov and makes a startling discovery. Trish recruits Malcolm for backup as she visits a figure from her past. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:21 PM - 14 comments

March 8

Jessica Jones: AKA Start at the Beginning  Season 2, Episode 1

While Jessica deals with a rival PI and a paranoid would-be client, Trish digs up a medical file that could unlock the mystery of Jessica's powers. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:41 PM - 14 comments

March 5

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: All the Comforts of Home  Season 5, Episode 11

Coulson and his team are out to rewrite the fate of humanity but they are unaware how the changes will affect one S.H.I.E.L.D. agent's life. [more inside]
posted by Karmakaze at 9:40 AM - 13 comments

February 11

Movie: Black Panther

T'Challa, the new ruler of the advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must defend his land from being torn apart by enemies from outside and inside the country.
posted by paper chromatographologist at 5:21 PM - 435 comments

February 8

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Together or Not At All  Season 5, Episode 7

Just as the team reunites, they become prey to an undefeated Kree warrior bent on killing them all. [more inside]
posted by Karmakaze at 10:46 AM - 0 comments

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Past Life  Season 5, Episode 10

The team has one final chance to return to their timeline, but their actions may have deadly consequences. [more inside]
posted by Karmakaze at 10:44 AM - 9 comments

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Best Laid Plans  Season 5, Episode 9

Mack, Yo-Yo and Flint fight to keep everyone alive by starting a revolution against the Kree. [more inside]
posted by Karmakaze at 10:43 AM - 0 comments

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Last Day  Season 5, Episode 8

Coulson and the team discover that the most unexpected person from S.H.I.E.L.D.'s past may hold the key to stopping Earth's destruction. [more inside]
posted by Karmakaze at 10:42 AM - 0 comments

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Fun and Games  Season 5, Episode 6

With Daisy's life on the line, an unexpected friend attempts to rescue her. [more inside]
posted by Karmakaze at 10:40 AM - 0 comments

January 10

Runaways: Hostile  Season 1, Episode 10

The season finale. Carolina faces down Jonah. The Pride gets rebellious (but not too rebellious). Old Lace gets a name. The show's title becomes significant.
posted by Parasite Unseen at 11:48 AM - 9 comments

January 3

Runaways: Doomsday  Season 1, Episode 9

Frank tries to be helpful. Everyone's feelings come out at the dance. The Pride continues the Marvel Streaming Universe supervillain tradition of digging a really big hole.
posted by Parasite Unseen at 7:33 AM - 4 comments