Ms. Marvel (Disney+) Premiere TV Show Review

richp007

Distinguished Member
Thanks Cas. I have zero interest in this one but I know full well I'll be watching it - primarily incase I need to for continuity purposes.

I am pleased though it's received some positive feedback thus far. I watched the trailer a bit back and thought this one ain't for me.
 

bootyman81

Distinguished Member
As an Asian man myself, I found a lot of this quite relatable, lots of little background/throwaway dialogue lines in Urdu were cracking me up.
I thought this was so much fun, I had a blast with it.
I’ve told my sister and mum to watch it too, I think they’ll get a lot out of it :thumbsup:
 

Casimir Harlow

Blu-ray Reviewer
As an Asian man myself, I found a lot of this quite relatable, lots of little background/throwaway dialogue lines in Urdu were cracking me up.
I thought this was so much fun, I had a blast with it.
I’ve told my sister and mum to watch it too, I think they’ll get a lot out of it :thumbsup:

Agreed, it went down great with the family. The scene where she first talks to her mum and dad about the party was the highlight, and then brings the brother into the equation.

"I want to go to a party."
"Is this a joke? Are we on video? Is your brother recording this for the internet?"
 

Slinkywizard

Distinguished Member
I'll keep this brief. Had already filed it under 'definitely not for me', but thought I'd give it a look just in case. Really glad I did. This is a beautifully put together show with genuine warmth and humour. And I loved all the extra effort the creators went to with animation and in-world text messaging etc.

Like many shows these days it all comes down to how much the creators care. That care is in evidence throughout this first episode. Really liked it. I would concur with your score, Cas.
 
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Greg Hook

Moderator & Reviewer
Glad this reviewed well, I'm a sucker for anything Marvel but you never know when/if the next series will drop the ball, especially with new characters.

I watched an interview with Iman on Jimmy Fallon and she is pretty much the perfect person for the role. First acting role too.

Haven't watched the first episode yet but will definitely catch it tonight.
 

ggwoodland

Well-known Member
Watched this last night as well. I enjoyed it - I would say this is geared for a different demographic than me. But it was fun so will keep on watching - George
 

SirTiger007

Active Member
Enjoyed your review again Cas, thank you!

Looking forward to watching this one! My 6 year old daughter was massively hooked by the trailer and has been very excited to watch it - glad it’s not a turkey!
 

The_Wierd

Well-known Member
Really enjoyed that first episode, far more than any of the other recent Marvel shows for sure. Likeable cast, genuinely funny dialogue, and a great style to it - I loved the little background animation details. I watched the brief making of show after and Iman's enthusiasm for the character really comes through on screen. I'll definitely be sticking with this.

I'm familiar with the character from the comics but not read any, so I'm not sure about the origin of her powers, but I can understand why they changed them up a bit, if only for something that's more visually impressive on screen. Plenty of other MCU characters have diverged from the comics, usually for the better.
 

bmwracer

Member
I wasn't that interested in checking it out, but I was already signed in on Disney+ to watch Obi-Wan Kenobi, so I thought "What the hey...?" and it wasn't bad at all. Iman Vellani's Kamala Khan character is spunky, good-natured, and likable. Guess I'll be watching two shows on Disney+ on Wednesdays for the next few weeks. 😊
 

MEGATAMA

Well-known Member
Just watched episode,feel fresh and fun.
First time i heard about Kamala Khan was in Avengers game and i like this char.
For start this is 9/10 much better than many other tv shows for now 🥂
 

Marky1973

Well-known Member
Yeah, in a time when even some of the most hardened MCU fans are getting a little jaded, this was a breath of fresh air and I really enjoyed it.
 

SunnyIntervals

Well-known Member
This was a lot of fun, family really enjoyed it. Like Ant Man, it's firmly in the lighter side if Marvel and that's fine with us. Hope you all caught the mid credits scene...
 

encaser

Member
If they needed an MCU coming of age show for teen girls that checks boxes, this is it. But as I'm not one, I felt way out of my comfort zone and would rather endure Wandavision. /Lie
 

KingD

Well-known Member
liked the first episode, but ep 2 was shoving so much "representation" in my face it was getting tiresome. Unfortunately seems to be a bit of a trend atm, as said above probably more suited to a different age group than me too, will give it another episode.
 

Marky1973

Well-known Member
I don't think it is shoving representation in our faces. It's literally a show about a Muslim superhero and, as such, can be argued to be ground breaking.
 

MEGATAMA

Well-known Member
Third episode made me smile even more then two before ❤️
So unique feeling,i hope they will not ruin this going further....
 

The_Wierd

Well-known Member
I'm still enjoying it. The actual plot is probably the least interesting part, but I really like the characters and humour.
 

Greg Hook

Moderator & Reviewer
I don't think it is shoving representation in our faces. It's literally a show about a Muslim superhero and, as such, can be argued to be ground breaking.
Agree. It’s not shoving anything in our faces.

Would the same criticism be held if it was a Christian family and featured them in a church? No, is the answer.

Why when a show features something that isn’t a straight white Christian man is it always ‘shoving it in our faces’?
 

KingD

Well-known Member
Agree. It’s not shoving anything in our faces.

Would the same criticism be held if it was a Christian family and featured them in a church? No, is the answer.

Why when a show features something that isn’t a straight white Christian man is it always ‘shoving it in our faces’?
to clarify, I would have the same criticism actually, and I wasn't specifically talking about religion either, which is what comments seem to imply. I just feel that sometimes Disney go out of the way to explain/show how representative they are, which can feel a bit forced/cringe IMO. I still cringe at the "girl power" scene in Endgame for example, all the female heroes where awesome without needing that "girl power" scene, it (IMO) felt forced and unnecessary. Again, I'm probably not the target demographic for Ms Marvel, as I cant really relate to a young teenage girl/coming of age style story.
 

chuffster2005

Active Member
Good God, was I wrong to dismiss this show!Thoroughly enjoying it...however...

I have noticed a major problem with Dolby Vision on this show!Episode was very dull, then episode 2....wow!So much colour and pop!Sadly, episode 3 went dull again, like somebody had switched off HDR.I'm watching via the app on my LG CX, so switched to the app on the Series X, still the same.Very strange!
 

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