Marvel Studios" 12 TV Shows Ranked By Rewatchability

  • Secret Invasion fails to wow on a re-watch due to a lackluster story and controversial plot twists.
  • Echo serves more as a bridge to other stories than a standalone hit with uneven pacing.
  • Moon Knight impresses with visuals and performance but lacks a compelling reason for a repeat viewing.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has amassed a dozen TV shows, with some being more rewatchable than others, regardless of their overall quality. The quality of the MCU's original Disney+ series varies wildly, from the thoughtful character growth of Loki to the muddled ideas of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. However, overall enjoyment doesn't necessarily translate to re-watch value, and some series are surprisingly harder to justify a second viewing of.
Just like the re-watchability of the MCU's movies, the second viewing of the franchise's different TV shows can be measured separately from their value and relevance to the series. Some series rely on a sense of mystery or slowly building drama that simply isn't present on a re-watch, or have an unwieldy length or tonal heaviness that makes them more difficult to justify going back to. Conversely, TV shows that might be dismissed as dumb entertainment may be more apt to be revisited for their visuals, comedy, or action scenes.
While some series like Daredevil or Agents of Shield may fall under the Marvel umbrella, they aren't produced by Marvel Studios, putting them outside the scope of this ranking.
12 Secret Invasion Doesn't get any better on a second viewing One of the biggest misses among the MCU's efforts on Disney+, Secret Invasion has not carried a sterling reputation. The first Marvel story to center on Samuel L. Jackson's iconic Nick Fury, the series attempts to adapt the famous comic run of the same name, crafting an interstellar espionage story of shapeshifting alien invaders, the Skrulls. Secret Invasion works better as a series binged all at once rather than enjoyed by its original release schedule, as the wait between episodes originally made each breadcrumbed mystery unbearably slow.
Despite its strength as a completed show over its fresh release, Secret Invasion simply isn't a good enough story to justify a re-watch. The series' portrayal of the older, more cynical Nick Fury is less than flattering, sullying the image MCU fans had grown accustomed to, and the Skrull storyline resulted in some controversial retcons not eager to be re-lived. Pepper in some underwhelming new characters, lackluster CGI, and gimmicky use of A.I. for the opening credits, and Secret Invasion remains an experience best left alone.
11 Echo More of a setup than a standalone story Echo is Marvel's first spin-off series to center around a character who was herself introduced in a spin-off series, introducing a fractal narrative indicative of the MCU's opportunistic storytelling. The show stars Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez, first introduced in Hawkeye, a criminal who reconnects with her Native American roots in order to come into her own as the series' eponymous heroine. Echo is a rather unique story, standing out among the MCU's other offerings for its TV-MA rating, fantastic representation, and fun action sequences.
Unfortunately, Echo is a hard case to make when deciding on a MCU series to give another try. The series suffers from uneven pacing, taking entirely too long to establish Echo's origin. Above all else, Echo feels like necessary gap to be bridged rather than a worthy story in its own right, establishing Kingpin's backstory and return to New York City via the genesis of a new heroine Marvel is unlikely to use again any time soon. Inconsequential in the grand scheme of things without the spectacle to inspire a re-watch, Echo falls short of its potential.
10 Moon Knight A great series with little reason to revisit Introducing a classic street-level Marvel hero with a fascinating history, Moon Knight is one of the MCU's most captivating streaming experiences. The show revolves around Mark Spector, a man with dissociative identity disorder who becomes the host for an ancient Egyptian deity, Khonshu. With breathtaking visuals, an epic, sweeping score, and a standout performance from Oscar Isaac, Moon Knight is one of the more noteworthy products to come out of Disney+'s MCU series formula.
For as great as Moon Knight is, it isn't an experience that begs to be returned to over and over again. Despite all it does well, the story is somewhat forgettable, having run its course and said what it needed to without leaving any lingering questions or greater tie-ins to the MCU at large. Moon Knight's entertainment value is unquestionable, but remains incredibly self-contained.
9 The Falcon And The Winter Soldier A fascinating mess worth dissecting The Falcon and The Winter Soldier picks up where Captain America's legacy left off in Avengers: Endgame, leaving Anthony Mackie's Falcon left grappling with the weight of Steve Rogers' shield. Alongside a newly-cured Bucky still trying to adjust to modern life and overcome his trauma, the hero must earn his title as the next Captain America by overcoming a shadowy new threat. The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is a bit of a mess, with a myriad of plot threads heavily reliant on pre-existing knowledge of the MCU.
For all its flaws, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier has many individual elements worth revisiting, from Sam and Bucky's buddy-cop dynamic to the surprisingly effective humor and wicked action setpieces. Of course, a second viewing does little to improve the awkward political messaging and meandering narrative, but a re-watch almost makes it easier to comprehend the complicated web of plot threads that go unresolved by the series' conclusion. Re-watching the series with the new knowledge of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier's production woes also at least adds some fascinating context.
8 She-Hulk: Attorney At Law A fun, campy romp that makes for easy viewing With the Hulk himself unable to be in the spotlight with an MCU movie, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is the closest thing since 2008 fans have gotten to a true Hulk solo project. However, Jen Walters is a very different character, and the tone of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law doesn't shy away from this. The series was surrounded by negative voices upon its release, but without the controversial buzz, Tatiana Maslany's She-Hulk stands on her own as a charming enough lead of a goofball romantic comedy/courtroom drama/action series.
It's true that the poor special effects of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law don't look any better on a second viewing, and the jokes that didn't land the first time don't get any funnier. But the series' more laid-back tone, pleasing roster of Marvel cameos, and entertaining fourth-wall breaks make for some easy watching that provides little argument against a re-watch. Fun, quirky, and not taking itself too seriously, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law gets a lot better when given time to breathe from its initial poor release, making it a kind series to revisit.
7 What If...? An anthology series that lends itself to being thrown on Adapting the comic label of the same name that explored alternate scenarios and interesting hypotheticals set within the Marvel universe, What if...? was the first major animated series to be ordered by Marvel Studios for Disney+. An anthology series, nearly every episode of What If...? is a standalone experience that needs little context beyond a decent grasp of the MCU's characters. By this virtue alone, What If...? is far more suited to repeat viewings compared to its neighbors on Disney+.
Admittedly, the series isn't without its flaws. Some What If...? episodes are better than others, and the cell-shaded 3-D animation isn't always particularly impressive. Hearing guest voice actors do their best impressions of the MCU's most famous stars can also be more than a little bit distracting. But with breezy 30-minute episodes that can be shuffled randomly with no setup, What If...? is an incredibly easy series to go back to compared to the lengthy serialized efforts of other Disney+ shows.
6 I Am Groot A cute cartoon that's easy to binge By far the least consequential series to the grander lore of the MCU, I Am Groot is a modest side story aimed at younger viewers. The series follows Baby Groot shortly after the events of Guardians of the Galaxy, following the sapling version of Marvel's premiere walking tree as he learns small life lessons and gets into adorable misadventures. Impressively, the animated series retained the voice efforts of Vin Diesel as Groot and Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon.
With only about two and a half hours of total runtime, both seasons of I Am Groot make up the shortest Marvel experience on Disney+, easy to revisit for sheer convenience. But the lovingly rendered photorealistic animation and smartly-crafted wordless stories any age of viewer can appreciate keep I Am Groot worth re-watching on its own merits. That being said, the series sits in a nebulous state of canon, possibly making it even more irrelevant to the greater MCU story than it already is.
5 WandaVision A compelling character drama that loses something on a re-watch The first MCU streaming series to be released on Disney+ remains one of the strongest to this day, with WandaVision being not only appreciated by MCU fans, but reaping some degree of critical favor as well. With Elizabeth Olsen returning as Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany returning as Vision, WandaVision explores one woman's grief as she selfishly utilizes her reality-warping powers to bizarre effect. One of the strongest elements of WandaVision was its creepy sense of mystery, as the town of Westview's condition is peeled by layer by layer.
Of course, the series loses something when its mysteries are already known, allowing other flaws like WandaVision's lackluster ending or the mishandling of Evan Peters' return as Quicksilver to creep into the foreground. Still, the limited series has some of the best character work in the entire MCU, keeping it highly regarded among the Disney+ streaming lineup even after its secrets are laid bare. Not only that, but the events of the show have been integral to multiple MCU films, such as Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and The Marvels, making it worth revisiting for lore purposes alone.
4 Loki Perhaps the MCU's single strongest show After years spent as a villain or supporting anti-hero at best, giving Loki his own spotlight in an eponymous show was one of the smartest decisions the MCU has ever made. The series centers around the Loki variant that escaped with the Tesseract, brought into custody of the mysterious TVA and forced to conted with the consequences of his villainous actions. With fan-favorite new characters like Mobius and O.B. and a satisfying character arc for everyone's favorite Trickster God, Loki is one of Marvel's best projects, let alone among their TV offerings.
On a re-watch, Loki's growth from a self-aggrandizing tyrant to a selfless hero is no less satisfying, and revisiting the series after time to digest the confusing time-travel mechanics makes it easier to appreciate the story. Loki is also incredibly important to the greater MCU mythology, even more so than WandaVision, likely making it required viewing going into the next batch of Marvel movies. If there's anything that makes Loki hard to justify re-watching, it's the intimidating two seasons of lengthy episodes and weighty concepts the show introduces throughout its winding narrative.
3 Ms. Marvel A charming self-contained story that stands up to time One of the strongest, if most overlooked, entries into the MCU's Phase 4, Ms. Marvel deserves more acclaim as a satisfying superhero story. The show centers around Iman Vellani's Kamala Khan, a young fangirl who gets to live out her dream of being a superhero after coming into possession of a magical bangle that allows her to create constructs of cosmic energy. Ms. Marvel is one of the most quietly successful characters introduced by the MCU in recent years, and a re-watch of the series certainly confirms this.
Vellani is endlessly charming as the hyper-energetic Kamala Khan, eager to do the right thing with her newfound power while struggling with the reality of hero work. The series is self-contained enough to be easy to come back to without remembering what was going on at this point in the greater MCU timeline, combining with the light tone to make for a bingeworthy coming-of-age story. Without the self-imposed importance of a heavy entrenchment into the larger MCU narrative, the series avoids feeling like homework, Ms. Marvel's controversial mutant ending.
2 Hawkeye A new cozy holiday tradition As far as overall quality for an MCU series goes, Hawkeye is okay, sitting somewhere in the middle of the bellcurve of Disney+'s Marvel originals page. But the limited series focusing on the often-overlooked Avenger and his young protégé has a certain irrelevant quality to it that somehow makes it more worthy of a second viewing than other, more critically-acclaimed Marvel series. The show stars Kate Bishop, a fan of Hawkeye who gets to meet her hero after her affluent mother becomes embroiled in a dangerous criminal scheme.
Loosely adapting the Marvel Comic series Hawkeye: My LIfe as a Weapon, Hawkeye is filled to the brim with great action scenes, charming comedy beats, and genuine relationships that went overlooked upon its initial release. The dynamics between Kate and her mother, mentor, and even enemies feel realistic, standing up to repeated viewings remarkably well. With a cozy Christmastime charm and mysteries just easy enough to forget about to be surprised at them again on a re-watch, Hawkeye could easily be a holiday tradition worth coming back to year after year.
1 X-Men '97 An instant triumph of the comic book genre Not only has X-Men '97 instantly become one of the strongest Marvel Studios shows to grace streaming, but it has an easy argument as the single best X-Men adaptation ever put to screen. Picking up where the 90s series left off, X-Men '97 continues the story of Charles Xavier's mutant team, continuing to face worldwide oppression and wrestle with supervillains despite the absence of their beloved leader. This time around, the animation, voice acting, and storytelling have all been injected with a fresh dose of modern-day superhero money, with a tone that ages alongside its audience.
The gorgeous artwork of X-Men '97 alone would be enough to make it the most revisited Marvel streaming series ever made, with eye-popping examples of the best of modern 2-D Western animation. If that weren't enough, the satisfying narratives, on-point dialogue, and tight character development round out an experience that can be re-lived again and again without getting stale. It's a shame X-Men '97 isn't a part of the MCU, as it's easily the most re-watchable Marvel Studios series by a wide margin.
Upcoming Marvel Movies Release Date Deadpool & Wolverine July 26, 2024 Captain America: Brave New World February 14, 2025 Thunderbolts* May 2, 2025 The Fantastic Four July 25, 2025 Blade November 7, 2025 Avengers: The Kang Dynasty May 1, 2026 Avengers: Secret Wars May 7, 2027


不想錯過? 請追蹤FB專頁!    
前一頁 後一頁