The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier ★★½

Up to episode 3:

Clearly, Marvel is doing basically what they did a decade ago when characters like Coulson and Peggy Carter were compelling enough to warrant a spinoff to TV--with some real success, especially compared to some of their other lame shows.

That must be what they're again trying here with, to me, less charismatic and compelling characters they feel they owe a show. In the case of "Wandavision", the concept was so experimental that it made sense--especially because they had at least three top-notch actors playing Wanda, Vision, and Agnes.

No such luck here. really, though it has some nice moments. To me, both Bucky and Sam are mostly place holders who neither deserve a separate show to see how they fare after Thanos, nor do they really know what to do with it as actors. This could be any buddy cop show where they're forced to get long and seem to be laying groundwork for future better writers, directors and actors.

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