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!
Iron Man with Phil Catterall – The Incredible Hulk with Gary Bainbridge – Iron Man 2 with Mark Thompson – Thor with Vikki Gregorich – Captain America: The First Avenger with Melanie Williams – Avengers Assemble with Mark Griffiths – One-Shots with Jim Sangster
Iron Man 3 with Phil Catterall – Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Part One) with David Smith – Thor: The Dark World with Paul Abbott – Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Part Two) with David Smith – Captain America: The Winter Soldier with Stephen O’Brien – Guardians Of The Galaxy with Tim Worthington – Agent Carter with Hanna Flint – Daredevil with Gary Bainbridge – Avengers: Age Of Ultron with Garreth Hirons – Ant-Man with Ben Baker – Jessica Jones with Miriam Kent
Phase Three Part One
Captain America – Civil War with Mitch Benn – Luke Cage with Jim Sangster – Doctor Strange with John Rain – Iron Fist with Paul Abbott – Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 with Emma Burnell – Spider-Man: Homecoming with Anna Cale – The Defenders with Tim Worthington – Inhumans with Phil Catterall – Thor: Ragnarok with Garreth Hirons – The Punisher with Mic Wright – Runaways with Miriam Kent
Phase Three Part Two
Black Panther with Shanine Salmon – Avengers: Infinity War (Part One) with Martin Ruddock – Cloak And Dagger with Ben Baker – Ant-Man And The Wasp with Tim Worthington – Avengers: Infinity War (Part Two) with Martin Ruddock – Captain Marvel with Una McCormack – Avengers: Endgame with Ben Baker – Spider-Man: Far From Home with Gabby Hutchinson Crouch – Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Part Three) with David Smith – Helstrom with Vikki Gregorich
Spider-Man 2 with Sophie Davies – Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse with David Smith – Logan with Mic Wright – Deadpool 2 with Phil Catterall – Blade with Sophie Davies – The Amazing Spider-Man with Gary Bainbridge – The Punisher (1989) with Miriam Kent
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