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June 9, 2022

The MTVC is on pause (but don't delete us yet!)

Hi all! The MTVC has been an incredible ride, and I don't think it's over yet. But for now, I gotta press pause.  I'm so grateful…

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May 6, 2022

Moon Knight Ep. 6: The Messy FInale

We began this series with a messy character in Marc/Steven, but in a good way! We end this series with a messy finale, and that's…

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April 28, 2022

Moon Knight Ep. 5: Judgment & Justice

We all like to think we know the difference between a good person and a bad person. But the penultimate episode of Moon Knight ch…

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April 22, 2022

Moon Knight Ep. 4: Who's Running the Asylum?

It's the ultimate showdown between Marc and Layla, then Marc and Harrow, then Marc and Steven and...a hippo goddess in a psych wa…

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April 14, 2022

Moon Knight Ep. 3: Beware Blind Faith

It's not just the cult of Ammit that has a problem with blind faith in Moon Knight. Marc Spector, Steven Grant, and most of weste…

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April 7, 2022

Moon Knight Ep. 2: Would You Rather...?

...be Steven Grant or Marc Spector? Be *with* Steven or Marc? Follow Khonshu or Ammit? Wear a snappy three-piece suit or cool rob…

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March 31, 2022

Moon Knight Ep. 1: The Messy Self

Lots of superhero shows explore identity, but Moon Knight asks really interesting questions about what *defines* identity. Is it …

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March 23, 2022

A Very Literary Moon Knight Preview

Egyptian mythology. Moon gods. Split personalities. And Batman? We're a week away from Moon Knight, and that means our Storycast …

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March 19, 2022

The State of the MCU

The multiverse has gone mad. The Netflix shows are on Disney+. And wildest of all, DC finally released something that gives Marve…

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Jan. 15, 2022

Analyzing WandaVision One Year Later

Happy Wandaversary! A year ago—Jan 15, 2021—the first two episodes of WandaVision dropped and blew our minds. On this special epi…

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Dec. 23, 2021

Our Hawkeye Finale Extravaganza—Plus Some Spidey and a Year-End MTVC …

Did Clint Barton truly reckon with his past as Ronin? Is Kate Bishop a bad daughter? Can the Kingpin really be dead? And does Mar…

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Dec. 17, 2021

Hawkeye Episode 5 Has a Lot to Say About Control And Redemption

Once someone has serious red in their ledger, can they ever hope for a chance at redemption? Yelena and Maya have a very differen…

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Dec. 9, 2021

The Memes, MacGuffins, and Messy Relationships of Hawkeye Episode 4

What was up with Clint's "Thanos Was Right" mug? Whose watch has everybody been hunting? Is Kate in a healthy place with Clint? W…

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Dec. 3, 2021

Hawkeye Interrogates the Superhero Identity and the Meaning of Family

We're at the halfway point of Hawkeye, and the primary themes of the series are starting to emerge! The MTVC Storycast team assem…

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Nov. 25, 2021

How Parenting and Privilege Define the Characters in Hawkeye's First …

Charactercast is back with a deep dive into faces new and old from the first two episodes of the Hawkeye series! Is Clint Barton …

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Nov. 16, 2021

Everything You Need to Know About the Comics That Inspired the Hawkey…

The MTVC is back! Our Storycast crew breaks down the themes, archetypes, and big ideas of the Hawkeye comic series that inspired …

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Aug. 27, 2021

The Answer to the Question "What If?" Is Complicated

The highs and lows of a whole new style of MCU storytelling

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July 19, 2021

Charactercast: Loki Episode 6 Final Arcs

A surprising big bad, a relationship torn apart, and a teacher from Ohio

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July 17, 2021

PonderVision: Loki Episode 6 Making Sense of the Multiverse

How branching affects the TVA, our characters, and MCU storytelling

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July 15, 2021

Storycast: Loki Episode 6 Final Themes

In the season finale, it's love versus war versus God.

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July 12, 2021

Charactercast: Loki Episode 5 Relationships and Futures

How the friendships of today may predict the arcs of tomorrow

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July 10, 2021

PonderVision: Loki Episode 5 Easter Eggs and Lokigate

On real-world Loki controversies and the hidden gems inside the Void

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July 8, 2021

Storycast: Loki Episode 5 Themes and Journeys

Loki as the Divine Comedy, Wizard of Oz, and Alice in Wonderland

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July 5, 2021

Charactercast: Loki Episode 4 Heroes, Villains, and Therapists

Analyzing the show's best friends, soulmates, and frenemies

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