S2E15: Falcon and Winter Soldier Episode 1 Breakdown

falcon and winter soldier episode 1 breakdown

As promised our Falcon and Winter Soldier episode 1 breakdown is here! The highly anticipated Marvel show is now streaming on Disney+ and if you haven’t watched it yet do that and then come back and hang out with us.

For anyone who complained WandaVision didn’t start off fast enough or Marvel enough, they won’t be saying that now. Falcon and The Winter Soldier drops you right into the middle of the action and feels very much like an MCU film.

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This is your spoiler warning if you haven’t watched Episode 1 of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.

falcon and winter soldier episode 1 breakdown

Falcon and Winter Soldier Episode 1 Breakdown

The show begins on a somber note as Sam is packing up the shield Steve gave him at the end of Avengers: Endgame. But almost immediately the scene shifts and fans are treated to an epic aerial battle. Falcon manages to rescue an operative who was kidnapped by none other than Batroc. Remember him?

Batroc gets away and before Sam heads home he learns about the Flag-Smashers, a group of individuals who think like was better during the blip. They want a unified world with no borders, and essentially no governments.

Sam turns over Steve’s shield to the Smithsonian to be used in the ever-expanding Captain America exhibit.

Related: Falcon and Winter Soldier Episode 1 Easter Eggs and Breakdown

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Bucky continues to have nightmares about the bad things that happened during his Winter Soldier days. He is in therapy which is good for him as someone with PTSD to the millionth degree. It is also a mandated part of his pardon.

Related: The Falcon and The Winter Soldier Review

The show mixes in classic Marvel humor with a lot of action and heart. There are more scenes about the real-world implications of the Blip, which started in WandaVision. Specifically how hard it is now that everything and everyone is back to “normal.”

The last 3 minutes or so had us fuming! If you know us well, you know exactly what I mean too.

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We also shared our thoughts on what could happen next week as well as who we think Flag-Smasher could be behind the mask. What are your thoughts on the show? And most importantly how mad were you at the last 3 mins? Chat with us on Twitter and let us know!

Falcon and Winter Soldier is now streaming on Disney+.

S2E12: WandaVision Episode 8 Breakdown

WandaVision Episode 8 Breakdown

Here it is, as promised, our WandaVision Episode 8 breakdown. You didn’t think we could go a week without talking about this one right?!

This is your spoiler warning!

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WandaVision Episode 8 Breakdown

WandaVision Episode 8 Breakdown

WandaVision episode 8 could have been we told you so part 2 but regardless of the “we knew it moments,” “Previously on” took us on an emotional ride. More than once we found ourselves with tears in our eyes.

Agatha’s backstory was revealed. It is possible she was possessed by something or someone that taught her dark magic. Could that be Chthon or whoever inhabits the Darkhold? We think it is and that Agatha will be redeemed by the end of the show.

Related: WandaVision Episode 8 Easter Eggs & Breakdown

Agatha and Wanda walked us through Wanda’s life and although it was inevitable we ended up doing this it didn’t make it any less heartbreaking. In fact, it was sadder than we thought it was going to be. In a beautiful scene with Vision, we see the beginning of their love for one another as Vision tells her what is grief if not love persevering?

Related: The Best Quotes From Marvel’s WandaVision

Hayward is a TOTAL jerk and other names we can’t use because this is a family-friendly podcast. We knew the footage of Wanda at SWORD wasn’t the real story, but now we get to see exactly what happened that day. And it was crushing.

WandaVision Episode 8 Breakdown

We also shared our predictions for the final episode of WandaVision. From Wanda’s new suit to several cameo options, there are a lot of things that need to happen in only a 50-minute runtime.

What are your finale theories? Tag us on social and let us know.

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Ep. 14: Friend, Marry, Kill Marvel Edition

Friend Marry Kill Marvel Edition

Welcome back! In this episode we are talking Friend, Marry, Kill Marvel Edition with a special guest. Listen as we decide the fate of MCU characters!

That’s right on this special edition of that popular game, friend stands for a character, actor/actress we like but we are also okay never seeing again. Marry means the casting and everything was perfection. And kill, well you guessed it. Kill represents everyone and everything we think doesn’t belong in the MCU. From characters to casting and storylines…looking at you Fantastic Four.

Friend Marry Kill Marvel Edition

Friend, Marry, Kill Marvel Edition

This Podcast recording happened because during one of our #MarvelMondays discussions, our good friend and Marvel Brother Mike pointed out just how savage we can be when it comes to our opinions. I won’t say who he pointed out specifically, ahem, I’ll just say we all can be savages when you think about it. But not in a gross, toxic fanboy kind of way.

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Mike Yuan is not just a cool Marvel fan. Mike also hosts two podcasts one! Check out his Kim’s Convenience: What You Talking Podcast and Room Escape Divas- Escape Room Podcast. You can also find Mike on Twitter and Instagram @MikeYuan82.

Are you thinking to yourself this Mike guy sounds familiar? You might remember us mentioning a Mike who had a VERY unpopular opinion for our Unpopular Opinions Fandom Edition episode. He doesn’t think Simu should show his abs in Shang-Chi. And yes, that is THIS Mike.

We let Mike defend himself though because all is fair in nerd and war. Just wait until you hear why he thinks it would be okay if Simu keeps his shirt on. And for the record, we still find this extremely unpopular!

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Marvel Friends

Pepper Potts, Janet Van Dyne, and even Hawkeye and Drax were among those that made the list of eh okay. Nothing against any of them but at this point are they needed?

However, we all agree more Talos is a necessity and some others deserve better storylines.

Friend Marry Kill Marvel Edition Talos

Marvel Marry

This category was just a lovefest. Aside from the few casting choices and/or storylines we discuss in the kill section, Marvel Studios has been pretty spot on for all their rolls. I know the joke is old about the Marvel farm they grow these people on but it has to be true. Have you ever met a more perfect Captain America? Tony Stark? Ant-Man??

Despite a lot of the villains being secondary and not anyone’s favorites, we all can agree that Hela, Loki, and Thanos were well done.

Marvel Kill

Here is where Mike would say #SavageAshley is about to come out. Yes, I just outed myself, I am the reason we decided to do this episode. But I maintain we ALL can be a bit savage when it comes to our fandoms and favorite characters. Just saying!

Naturally, we spent A LOT of time on this one. It is no secret I’m not a fan of Natalie Portman from Star Wars to Thor- not a fan. I shared about my issues with X-Men and Fantastic Four (Sansa Stark really?!) and another super popular rated R Marvel movie that I just couldn’t get behind.

We thought Mike only had deep-rooted disdain for X-Men and Fantastic Four, Dr. Doom’s portrayal specifically but man does he have some things to say about Danny Rand. Finn Jones, you might want to walk the other way if you see Mike on the street!

And even more opinions.


After cleansing the MCU of our least favorite characters, casting options, and weak storylines we discussed how to fix it all. At the end of the day, we trust Kevin Feige and that going forward, Phase 4 and beyond will be even more amazing that 1-3.

Plus you have got to hear us get into a would you rather with our least favorite characters/films. Star Wars Prequels were brought into this one, yikes is right!

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Ep. 12: Unpopular Opinions – Fandom Edition

unpopular opinions

Have you ever been told you have unpopular opinions? If the answer is “no,” you either never speak out in the public domain, or maybe you misunderstood the question. Let us rephrase, have you ever been harassed online for your opinion on something?

There it is. We have ALL been judged for our opinions, no matter how innocuous they may be. We get flack for things all the time. Ashley’s personal favorite was being told she only liked Solo: A Star Wars Story because she’s a female. The movie is predominately male and one of the strong female characters dies while the other joins the dark side. Sounds like a total feminine movie? *Scratches head*

Unpopular Opinions: Fandom Edition

On this episode of the Geek Girls Universe Podcast, we decided to dive into all those “unpopular opinions” we have about fandoms. We asked you, our friends and fans, what your unpopular opinions are and we got some good ones!

Thank you to all who were brave enough to share their opinions, even when facing the trolls of certain fandoms *cough* star wars *cough* 

Honestly, it is the toxicity of the Star Wars fandom that inspired this episode. So let’s get this out of the way…it’s okay to be a Reylo, and it’s okay not to be a Reylo. What is not cool is bashing people on one side of that fence or the other.

unpopular opinions

We are joined this episode by our friend Sarah Gilliland of Sarah in the Suburbs. Sarah is a mom of 3 and has been a geek for a long time, but only recently fully embraced her geekiness. She runs the Facebook group The Wizarding World Moms, which is a non-judgmental place for all Potterheads raising their own Potterheads.

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Unpopular Star Wars Opinions

Pull up a chair and let’s get comfy. We ripped the bandaid off by discussing Star Wars first and foremost. Turns out someone is a Reylo, someone else didn’t love The Rise of Skywalker‘s ending, and we all agree that Baby Yoda is the best thing since Ewoks.

Unpopular Marvel Opinions

Anyone who knows us well, knows that the Geek Girls love Marvel. I mean, we host a weekly Marvel Twitter chat, so it’s definitely not a secret. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have some opinions about one of our top franchises. And apparently you all do, too.

One fan mentioned how they disliked the lack of Hulk in Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame. Their complaint centered around Hulk being underpowered, do you agree? Another friend (though Mike we might have to talk about that after these Simu comments) suggested Simu should keep his shirt on in Shang-Chi.

Officially, the Geek Girls do not support this statement. Simu has worked hard and should be allowed to show that off. What’s wrong with that?

Unpopular Opinions Team Cap

Unpopular Harry Potter Opinions

Sarah shared her favorite book is the “Prisoner of Azkaban,” but the movie was a letdown. Others agreed the movies were not all that great, the books being, as usual, a million times better.

Oh and yeah, we actually kinda liked the Crimes of Grindelwald but before you cast us out of Hogwarts, we all had some beef with it too! You’ll have to listen to find out.

Unpopular Disney Opinions

From Avatar (seriously just watch Pocahontas and Fern Gully) to the live-action Lion King and Maleficent, we do not hold back on what we think about these and other Disney projects.

Miscellaneous Opinions Because We Have A Lot

And then there are the opinions that don’t fit into any of the above categories, Ross & Rachel, Wonder Woman, Ghostbusters, and more. Someone had issues with “FRIENDS”? Say it ain’t so! But she did and we talked about it. In fact, I’m curious where you, our awesome listeners, stand on these topics. Leave us a comment or tweet with us!

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Ep: 11 Black Widow and Morbius – The Latest Marvel News!

Black Widow and Morbius

Marvel Studios and Sony have given us new looks at both Black Widow and Morbius. The Black Widow was a special look while Morbius was the anticipated teaser. When it comes to anything Marvel, you know we had to deep dive and get to work breaking down what we saw.

Black Widow Special Look

The Black Widow special look gave fans a few new seconds of awesomeness from the upcoming Phase 4 film. Specifically, we see the World of Widows, Red Guardian, and Taskmaster in action.

Black Widow Trailer Breakdown

It’s exciting to think Natasha and her family will have to face Widows, fighters with their skillset. But more terrifying for her will be Taskmaster. For those curious as to why his fighting styles seem so familiar…we love you, but read a comic book!

Black Widow Comics to Read Before The Movie

The short answer is Taskmaster can ahem master, any physical skillset of his opponents. To fully appreciate what Black Widow is up against, see the comics listed in the above post. This baddie has some serious potential and we hope Marvel won’t kill him off at the end of this movie.

Yeah, we are still a bit salty about Hela. But can she really die? I mean she is the mistress of Hel, so…

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Black Widow and Morbius

Morbius

A little background on Morbius. Dr. Michael Morbius creates a cure for his rare blood disease that turns him into a living vampire, with superhuman powers and bloodlust. Like a real vampire, Morbius needs to drink blood to survive. Unlike a real one, once he regains his senses and transforms back into his human state he feels guilt and remorse.

Morbius is a classic complicated Marvel villain. You want to hate him but part of you can’t.

Black Widow and Morbius

We got a glimpse of Hunger, another living vampire but without the guilt or shame. He is like the other side of a coin when it comes to Morbius. Ultimately, he will end up being the big bad of the film.

At the end Vulture appears, rocking his prison garb we last saw him in in Spider-Man Homecoming. With Vulture, rumored J. Jonah Jameson, and the mention of Spider-Man being a murder, this could be Sony’s way of tying their films into the MCU. Something we as fans would love to see.

All of these bread crumbs are fueling our speculation that the Sinister Six could be coming int he future. They already have several players in the game, it just makes sense. Trust us Sony, we drink and we know things.

Marvel Movie News

Black Widow is in theaters May 1, 2020

Morbius is in theaters July 31, 2020

Hawkeye, the Disney+ show is on hold as of right now due to scheduling conflicts.

Doctor Strange’s director is out over creative differences, hopefully Into the Multiverse of Madness will be on schedule for its debut in May 2021.

For the latest Marvel News, be sure to follow us on Twitter @WhiskynSunshine & @ThatAshleyErin and join us on Mondays for #MarvelMondays

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