I'm A Casual Marvel Fan, But I Just Watched Episode 1 Of "The Falcon And The Winter Soldier" And Had Some Thoughts

    41. I'm confused about what this hand app thing is.

    I recently watched all of the fantastic WandaVision, and I had a lot of thoughts, so I decided to watch Marvel's new show, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and document my thoughts for each episode.

    The thing is, I like Marvel movies, but I have no expertise or superior knowledge whatsoever. I just have a good time watching superheroes do stuff. So these are not the thoughts of a Marvel PhD.

    Now, let's get into Episode 1, "New World Order."

    1. Lolllllll. I love that Anthony Mackie has a Captain America shield–specific bag. I feel like this isn't a new bag, but it's hilarious to me nonetheless.

    Anthony Mackie putting the shield in a round bag

    16. Hahahaha. Anthony Mackie and Don Cheadle are walking through a Captain America exhibit in the Smithsonian, just in case you missed the looming pressure and legacy that is Chris Evans's Captain America.

    Don Cheadle and Anthony Mackie standing in a Captain America exhibit

    31. Anthony Mackie just parked in the middle of this harbor market. There are no other cars, so this is clearly not a cool thing to do.

    Anthony Mackie's truck

    44. Anthony Mackie's friend just texted him "#important!" He texted him a hashtag! That's my favorite part of this episode.

    The text from his friend that reads, "Get to a secure lie, need you to watch something and call me back ASAP hashtag important"

    Alright, that's it for Episode 1! My main takeaway: This doesn't seem like it's my kind of thing — lots of fighting, lots of angled close-ups — but I cannot wait to be proved wrong!

    Thanks for tuning in. See you next week, you filthy animals.