Whether you’ve been a fan of the Marvel Universe since reading the comics as a kid or since watching the superheroes come to life on the big screen (Marvel Cinematic Universe), we’ve got good news for you. A ton of Marvel content is available on Disney Plus, including TV shows that bring back that nostalgic Sunday morning cartoon feeling. Our favorite part is you can watch them in addition to the movies, as some of the shows carry on plots and have crossover characters.
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‘Secret Invasion’ (2023)
Although the just released “Secret Invasion” has had mixed reviews, it deserves a spot on your watchlist. Director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) discovers a plot to invade Earth by a faction of shapeshifting Skrulls. Fury and his small team, including Agent Everett Ross (Martin Freeman), Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders), and Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) — a Skrull who has made a life for himself on Earth — must race against time and change faces to save Earth.
With a heavy-hitting cast that includes Emilia Clarke, “Secret Invasion” has quality acting and a fun watch.
‘Moon Knight’ (2022)
“Moon Knight” was released in 2022 and became a fan favorite instantly (myself included). Full of action and Egyptian mythology, this series is funny and poignant all at the same time. The main character, Steven Grant (Oscar Issac), is a mild-mannered, gift shop employee who suffers from blackouts and memories of another life. We come to find that Steven has dissociative identity disorder and shares his body with mercenary Marc Spencer – who also happens to have made a deal with Khonsu, the Egyptian Moon God.
Although “Moon Knight” only has one season so far, we’ve heard rumors of a second season in Marvel’s Phase 7.
‘Ms. Marvel’ (2022)
We finally relate to a superhero in “Ms. Marvel.” Kamala (Iman Vellani) is a high school student obsessed with Captain Marvel and dreams of becoming a hero herself. With a wild imagination that runs rampant at every turn, she feels she doesn’t fit in with her classmates. When she suddenly develops powers of her own, she enlists help from her friend Bruno (Matt Lintz) to help her train to become the hero she always wanted to be.
We love how “Ms. Marvel” not only incorporates our childhood hopes but accurately represents Pakistani-American Muslim life.
If you haven’t watched “Avengers: Endgame,” then go watch it before jumping into “Hawkeye.”
Clint (Jeremy Renner) is still reeling from the loss of his partner, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), when he unexpectedly partners up with Avenger wannabe Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld). Gear up for tons of holiday cheer and jokes that’ll leave you wondering if this is actually a Christmas show! With Kate striving to prove herself and getting them into even more trouble, will Clint make it home to his family for the holidays?
“Hawkeye” is the perfect show to watch during the holiday season. Just make sure you’re not fighting bad guys and can celebrate Christmas with your family!
‘Loki’ (2021 to Present)
After years of being our favorite side character, villain Loki (Tom Hiddleston), the God of Mischief, finally has his own show, and Season 2 has just begun.
“Loki” takes place after “Avengers: Endgame.” When Loki steals the Tesseract, he arrives at the mysterious Time Variance Authority (TVA), where he learns there’s another dangerous variant version of himself. The TVA enlists his help to catch his other self, but as we all can easily suspect, Loki has his own devious plans in mind. Season 2 finds Loki lost in time, torn between the past, present, and future.
‘What If…?’ (2021 to Present)
“What If…?” had a very successful first season, and we’re excited to see that Marvel has confirmed a Season 2 with a release aimed for December 2023.
This animated series explores crucial moments from the MCU that could have gone differently. For instance, what if Peggy Carter (voiced by Hayley Atwell) became Captain Carver instead of Steve Rogers (voiced by Josh Keaton) becoming Captain America? The series includes elements and characters from every aspect of the MCU, ranging from Thor to Wakanda to Guardians of the Galaxy.
‘Daredevil’ (2015 to 2018)
Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) has been blind since he was a child due to a chemical spill during a freak accident. He lost his sight, but he gained other superhuman senses. With these gifts, he works to serve Hell’s Kitchen the justice it so desperately needs. By day he’s a blind lawyer, but by night he’s the man without fear: Daredevil.
“Daredevil” aired in 2015 and ran for three seasons. If you’re looking for a superhero whose story doesn’t always end in rainbows, then put this at the top of your watch list.
‘Jessica Jones’ (2015 to 2019)
After a brief stint as a superhero that ended rather poorly, Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) picks up the pieces and rebuilds her life in Hell’s Kitchen. She opens a private detective business and champions people in need — specifically the ones who can pay her. With a bad case of PTSD and extreme self-loathing, Jessica is a walking disaster. Thank goodness she’s one of the good ones!
“Jessica Jones” is another classic for people who want something a little darker. With four seasons available, it’ll keep you busy over the weekend.
‘Agent Carter’ (2015 to 2016)
If you love “Captain America” and “Iron Man,” then you need to watch “Agent Carter.” After World War II, billionaire Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper) is accused of treason. Luckily he has Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) secretly working to clear his name. With the aid of Stark’s butler Edwin Jarvis (James D’Arcy), Peggy launches an investigation riddled with deceit and murder.
Two seasons of “Agent Carter” are available for those who love period shows. Enjoy fun sets, historical costumes, and lots of nods to the MCU.
‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’ (2013 to 2020)
“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” aired in 2013 and ran for seven seasons. We highly recommend watching it if you’re thinking of rewatching the Marvel movies in chronological order. The show takes a lot of cues from the movies, answering lingering questions left open-ended in the films. After the alien attack on New York, Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) puts together an elite covert team in the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistic Division (aka S.H.I.E.L.D.) The team takes on the task of protecting Earth from new otherworldly threats as they arise.