I was not excited in the least when this series was announced, nor did I care to commence watching the series. I am a huge fan of The Marvel Cinematic Universe, and I have watched a great number of works from this universe. However, I have yet to properly watch any of the Captain America properties. This may have played a role in my lack of desire to watch The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. However, I am excited to sit down and watch the Captain America films, so why is it then that I am not excited about the show?
Anyhow, I started watching the series nonetheless, given it took a couple of episodes for me to start. As I watched the show, I realised I was not being entertained and I found the episodes to be too long. All episodes for the exception of the first episode featuring Daniel Brühl, were incredibly boring to me and I found it difficult to want to keep watching the series. I did muscle through the series and as expected, I found watching the show to be more of a chore than a desire. I expressed this thought to my watching partner, and although they agreed the show was boring, they theorised that it may have been since it lacked action, and that it was too political for our taste, the show came across as boring to us.
However, I think there is a flaw in this theory, as The Black Panther was directly political, and I did enjoy that film very much. All other films have a political background, mostly about equality but The Black Panther directly expressed the issue it was referencing. Continuing to their theory, I do not necessarily need excessive action in a superhero film. I do enjoy the comedic style of the Thor and Guardians of the Galaxy films. though I did find one of the Thor’s films to be less entertaining than the rest.
In the end, I find that the series ended prematurely, and nothing seemed to be explained properly, and I am very disappointed in making The Falcon the next Captain America. I simply do not feel like he is a good fit for the role. My preference for the next Captain America was, in all honesty, Karli Morgenthau. Sure, she was very misguided, but her intentions were genuinely not evil. Not to say that any of Captain Falcon’s actions were ill-driven. However, unlike Captain Falcon, she seems to work for this role, while Captain Falcon basically inherited the role from a senile Captain America. Not that I have an issue with anyone inheriting anything ;).
To summarise, just like this entry, the show seemed to have suddenly ended. I was not a fan of the show, I am glad I watched it due to it being canonical with the MCU, but outside of that, almost regretted spending the time watching the show. Hopefully, in the future, Disney/Marvel could be less political with their series, which is the result I am making on why I did not enjoy the series.