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Marvel’s MCU shows on Disney Plus ranked from worst to best

Loki

The season finale of Ms. Marvel is streaming on Disney Plus, bringing an end to the seventh Marvel Studios show on the streaming service. We already ranked all of the MCU movies in Phase 4, so now it’s time to do the same with the Disney Plus shows. Which new and older Marvel heroes have had the smoothest transitions to TV?

MCU shows ranked from worst to best

These are our rankings of the Marvel Studios shows on Disney Plus as of July 14th. This does not include the Netflix shows (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, etc.).

7. Moon Knight

Oscar Isaac as Marc Spector in Marvel Studios' Moon Knight.
Oscar Isaac as Marc Spector in Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight. Image source: Marvel Studios

After the first two episodes of Moon Knight, I was hooked. This was one of the strangest and most adult-oriented projects Marvel Studios had ever produced.

Oscar Isaac was having a ball playing two characters that shared the same body, and Moon Knight himself looked like an imposing antihero. Unfortunately, the season lost steam in the middle and never really found its footing again. The final battle was exciting, but the stakes were never entirely clear, and the season’s end was a confusing mess.

Wasted potential was the name of the game for Moon Knight season 1.

6. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

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Falcon/Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) in Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Image source: Marvel Studios

Some of the best moments of any of the shows come in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, especially Sam Wilson’s interactions with Isaiah Bradley (Carl Lumbly). Wyatt Russell makes for a great villainous Captain America, Daniel Brühl is never not having fun on screen, and I could watch Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie drink on a boat all day.

None of that can save a bland, poorly written story. As a few of the other entries on this list, Falcon may have benefitted from an extra episode or two. The team also had to cut a major storyline from the season that seemingly would have been vital connective tissue. The end result is a chaotic action comedy that doesn’t do either especially well.

5. What If…?

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Captain Carter (Hayley Atwell) in What If…? Image source: Marvel Studios

The only animated entry on this list, What If…? is an anthology series that tells us much more about the multiverse than Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness could. Some entries are better than others (the “Doctor Strange” and “Zombies” episodes stand out), but there was plenty of fun to be had throughout the season’s nine episodes.

What If…? is also one of the few shows on this list definitively coming back for season 2.

4. Hawkeye

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(L-R): Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) and Hawkeye/Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) in Marvel Studios’ HAWKEYE. Image source: Marvel Studios

Jeremy Renner’s future in the MCU remains unclear, but if Hawkeye was his final turn as Clint Barton, it was a fitting send-off for the Avenger. After (understandably) taking a backseat to his superpowered colleagues in previous movies, Clint gets to be the star of the show.

At least, he does for a while before Hailee Steinfeld and Florence Pugh steal the spotlight for themselves. Nevertheless, we learn more about one of the few remaining original Avengers and get to see how he operates without the help of a green monster or a god.

Unlike some of the other shows on this list, Hawkeye doesn’t take itself quite so seriously. As a result, this is one of the more breezy and fun shows Marvel has released. It also brings the Kingpin into the MCU, which has us incredibly excited for the future.

3. WandaVision

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Paul Bettany as Vision and Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff in Marvel Studios’ Wandavision. Image source: Marvel Studios

The first Marvel Studios show on Disney Plus is still one of the best. With nine episodes, the creative team actually had the time to tell a complete story about love, loss, grief, and witch battles hundreds of feet in the air.

The concept was thrilling and fresh, with Wanda jumping through decades, recreating eras of sitcoms in order to live out the life she never got to live with Vision.

Aside from its lackluster finale, the show’s biggest blemish is the existence of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The movie quickly undid much of the interesting character work that WandaVision achieved over the course of its only season. 

2. Loki

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(L-R): Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Mobius (Owen Wilson) in Marvel Studios’ Loki. Image source: Marvel Studios

Not only is Loki one of the best MCU shows to date, but it also might be the most important. With the first season of Loki, Marvel Studios gives us an intro-level course on the multiverse. This series helps set the stakes for Spider-Man: No Way Home, Doctor Strange 2, and beyond. Plus, it introduces us to an all-time Marvel villain: Kang the Conquerer.

But that’s not why we love the show as much as we do. Tom Hiddleston is one of the most charismatic actors in the sprawling cast of the MCU. He shines here as a different Loki than the one we remember from before Avengers: Infinity War, and he plays so well off of Owen Wilson’s Morbius and Sophia Di Martino’s Sylvie.

The season finale is a glorified info dump that fails to tie up any of the emotional loose ends, but a second season of Loki is currently in the works.

1. Ms. Marvel

(L-R): Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan and Matt Lintz as Bruno in Marvel Studios' Ms. Marvel.
(L-R): Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan and Matt Lintz as Bruno in Marvel Studios’ Ms. Marvel. Image source: Marvel Studios

Iman Vellani is a real revelation as Kamala Khan. She brings fresh energy to the MCU and knows how to sell even the most ridiculous of her superpowers. Her family and friends are just as lovable, and these relationships help to elevate the show far beyond Marvel’s other episodic adventures. Most importantly. Ms. Marvel sticks the landing in a way that Marvel’s other Disney Plus series haven’t. Ms. Marvel is one of the true highlights of Phase 4 so far, and we can’t wait to see Kamala in The Marvels next year.


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Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.