It’s Good, Except It Sucks

It's Good, Except It Sucks - a movie by movie - and television series by television series - hurtle through the Marvel Cinematic Universe, hosted by Tim Worthington with a series of superpowered guests.

It’s Good, Except It Sucks is a movie by movie – and television series by television series – hurtle through the Marvel Cinematic Universe, hosted by Tim Worthington with a series of superpowered guests.

Taking a look at all of the movies and television series released as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe – and some from outside of it too – from the family-friendly web-slinging of Spider-Man: Homecoming and the laugh-a-minute space skirmishes of Guardians Of The Galaxy to the macabre visions of Helstrom and the dark heart of costumed vigilante justice in The Punisher, it’s a lightweight and fun yet critical and analytical look at a franchise that seems to attract an undue amount of scorn despite somehow managing both to be diverse and inventive and to be all things to all viewers. Well, apart from Inhumans. And lordy, did we have plenty to say about that one…

Most of the editions are shorter than A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Thor’s Hammer, and the guests range from hardcore comic obsessives to others who weren’t even completely sure of who Spider-Man actually is, although somehow it’s doubtful that Ken Loach, Martin Scorsese or Jennifer Aniston will ever agree to appear (although I’d make them do Red Sonja if they did). You can find out how closely Captain America: The First Avenger mirrors British wartime movies, whether Avengers: Endgame is an appropriate date movie, what Jessica Jones has to tell us about toxic masculinity, why Captain Marvel is a victory for anyone bar the sort of people who should not be allowed near cinemas anyway for reasons of public order and odour, what solace Ant-Man And The Wasp can bring to someone who’s just been ghosted on Bumble, and whether Iron Fist is actually any g… well, we’re still trying to figure that one out. There’s facts, jokes, opinions, celebrations, dismissals, and – for no readily apparent reason – repeated mentions of Richard Herring. Join the small but active fanbase now!

Phase One

Iron Man with Phil CatterallThe Incredible Hulk with Gary BainbridgeIron Man 2 with Mark ThompsonThor with Vikki GregorichCaptain America: The First Avenger with Melanie WilliamsAvengers Assemble with Mark GriffithsOne-Shots with Jim Sangster

Phase Two

Iron Man 3 with Phil CatterallAgents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Part One) with David SmithThor: The Dark World with Paul AbbottAgents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Part Two) with David SmithCaptain America: The Winter Soldier with Stephen O’BrienGuardians Of The Galaxy with Tim WorthingtonAgent Carter with Hanna FlintDaredevil with Gary BainbridgeAvengers: Age Of Ultron with Garreth HironsAnt-Man with Ben BakerJessica Jones with Miriam Kent

Phase Three Part One

Captain America – Civil War with Mitch BennLuke Cage with Jim SangsterDoctor Strange with John RainIron Fist with Paul AbbottGuardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 with Emma BurnellSpider-Man: Homecoming with Anna CaleThe Defenders with Tim WorthingtonInhumans with Phil CatterallThor: Ragnarok with Garreth HironsThe Punisher with Mic WrightRunaways with Miriam Kent

Phase Three Part Two

Black Panther with Shanine SalmonAvengers: Infinity War (Part One) with Martin RuddockCloak And Dagger with Ben BakerAnt-Man And The Wasp with Tim WorthingtonAvengers: Infinity War (Part Two) with Martin RuddockCaptain Marvel with Una McCormackAvengers: Endgame with Ben BakerSpider-Man: Far From Home with Gabby Hutchinson CrouchAgents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Part Three) with David SmithHelstrom with Vikki Gregorich

Phase Four

WandaVision with Hanna FlintThe Falcon And The Winter Soldier with Stephen O’BrienLoki with Gabby Hutchinson CrouchBlack Widow with David SmithWhat If…? with Martin Ruddock

The Multiverse

Spider-Man 2 with Sophie DaviesSpider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse with David SmithLogan with Mic WrightDeadpool 2 with Phil CatterallBlade with Sophie DaviesThe Amazing Spider-Man with Gary BainbridgeThe Punisher (1989) with Miriam Kent

It's Good, Except It Sucks - a movie by movie - and television series by television series - hurtle through the Marvel Cinematic Universe, hosted by Tim Worthington with a series of superpowered guests.

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