The Falcon and the Winter Soldier episode 1

This hasn’t grabbed me the same way Wandavision did but it’s pretty interesting so far. I do like that we’ve finally gotten to meet Sam’s family! Let’s get to the end without any of them dying please.

I also really like seeing some more aftermath and consequences of the Blip. (Am I the only one who still calls it “the Snap” in my head?) Really I suppose it’s surprising the world isn’t even more unstable than it is. Still weirded out even three years later that Spider-Man got to go back to school so quickly.

Seeing Sam kill people in exploding helicopters is weird and unsettling. I know he’s a soldier and thus it’s his job but… I dunno. The French guy in that sequence was Batroc the Leaper wasn’t he? One thing I do appreciate (sometimes) about the MCU is that they keep taking these absolutely ridiculous characters and making them translate to real-life settings.

It pains me that Sam now has no money, I suppose it makes sense what with him being dead for five years but still. It’s occured to me how many people would’ve had to be jerks for that to happen. Didn’t Tony leave any of his billions to the people he worked with? (Sigh, of course he didn’t. Sorry. I’m not much of an Iron Man fan these days.) But even aside from that, how on earth is there no money available for people who literally helped save the entire universe?

Go on the convention circuit maybe Sam? Charge people $100 for a selfie with you. That’ll make them change their tune.

Bucky’s friendship with that old guy was touching until I realised where it was going. Oh man. Maybe he should do the opposite and avoid the convention circuit.

I feel like this show is going to get political and that’s great! But after learning the actual US Army funds/oversees a lot of MCU stuff that sort of dampens it a bit. Well, a lot, a hell of a lot, if we’re being honest. Plus the world of the MCU right now is so far away from our one that I’m not sure they’re going to be able to make any I guess new points apart from in subtext? Does that make sense? We’ll see I guess.

Speaking of real-life stuff… sigh, I really feel like Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa should have had a cameo in this, in an ideal world.