Top 3 Geek Shows You should be watching.
Because, we live in an age of instant gratification with shows at your finger tips , it may be difficult determining what is worth watching. Due to streaming services saturating the entertainment industry, there are plenty of options out there vying for your attention. These three geek shows are must watch TV and If you’re not watching these, what are you waiting for?
1. The Falcon & The Winter Soldier
The show starts as a buddy team up with Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes that tests their patience as they come off as the odd couple. That dynamic is a core feature of the show but it’s also about identity and coming into your own.
Regarding a timeline, the story directly follows the events of Avengers Endgame. Towards the end of the fim, Captain America, Steve Rodgers, passes on the torch to Sam Wilson. Ultimately, Sam Wilson must take on the mantle of Captain America. Hesitantly, he tries to settle in this new identy, understanding the implications of serving a country that has abandoned him. Wilson’s story comes from a different POV than Rodgers whose patrioitism was honored and in turn, returned.
While many marvel fans groan about the idea of imposing a “political” storyline, it would be egregious not to explore how a hero who is black may experience the world and his role in it differently than a white superhero. Due to this struggle, Wilson continues to use the Falcon moniker in the series. Mackie added, ” Wilson is questioning how a Black man [can] represent a country that does not represent him.” Wilson eventually settles into his new identity.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is avaiable to stream on Disney +.
Anthony Mackie, star of @falconandwinter, on Sam Wilson’s internal struggle with taking up Captain America's shield and fighting for a country that never fought for him as a Black man.— The Undefeated (@TheUndefeated) April 15, 2021
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Set in the star wars universe, Mandalorian follows the travels of a bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy. Primarily, the show takes place after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. It’s a reimagining or recapturing of the universe without telling the same stories. It takes the universe that George Lucas has created with respect by combining great visuals, compelling characters, and thrilling action. Plus, you have baby Yoda, to boot.
However, if you haven’t watched any of the star wars releases, the show is still accessible to viewers unfamiliar with the content. It may be a sneaky way of getting someone interested in the Star Wars Universe.
You can stream The Mandalorian on Disney +.
Invincible follows a seventeen-year-old Mark Grayson, who appears like every guy his age. However, one specific difference, his father is Omni-Man. And, Omni-Man is the most powerful superhero on the planet. Mark begins to develop powers of his own (Invincible) and must confront his new identity with that of his father’s as he discovers his father’s legacy may not be all that he’s known. It’s a fresh adult directed animated take on the superhero genre that includes big names as Mark Hammil and J.K. Simmons.