Ms. Marvel

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“Premiering June 8, Disney+’s six-episode miniseries about Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani), a Pakistani American Muslim teenager who discovers she has superpowers, is an exuberant and vivid reminder that once upon a time, before these stories became the monoculture, they were primarily for adolescents. It has been a long time since the MCU had a proper coming-of-age tale … Driver’s-license tests, college applications, first crushes: The high-school-set high jinks are so far a refreshing return to small-scale storytelling, and an exuberant production design that incorporates daydreams during class and doodles in notebook margins invigorates the series’ visual tableaux … there’s an enthusiasm to Ms. Marvel that feels genuine, easily sold by Vellani’s winning half-grin.” — Roxana Hadadi “Ms. Marvel’s Enthusiasm Is Infectious

  1. Episode 6 No Normal
    Ms. Marvel Finale Recap: Back to Basics An intimate, hilarious, and only occasionally disjointed finale keeps the focus on friendship and community while still giving Kamala her due.
  2. Episode 5 Time and Again
    Ms. Marvel Recap: Back to the Future The penultimate episode offers up some of Marvel’s most powerful images — followed by some of its most disjointed.
  3. Episode 4 Seeing Red
    Ms. Marvel Recap: Karachi Blues A detour to Pakistan is filled with quiet moments and meaningful exposition.
  4. Episode 3 Destined
    Ms. Marvel Recap: I Do, I Do, I Do A midpoint episode front-loaded with exposition takes us through a series of emotional highs and lows.
  5. Episode 2 Crushed
    Ms. Marvel Recap: Be My Baby How about some delightful friendship, flirting, and family secrets?
  6. Episode 1 Generation Why
    Ms. Marvel Series-Premiere Recap: Diary of a Wimpy Teen Ms. Marvel boldly cherry-picks what worked in the comics while remixing the character’s lore to fit into and stand apart from the rest of the MCU.

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