THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER SERIES REVIEW
The second of the Disney+ Marvel shows is here and although it wasn’t quite the watercooler discussion show the previous miniseries was, many argue it’s the superior of the two. The six-episode series follows, in the wake of Steve Rogers’ extreme age jump at the end of the last Avengers film, Sam (The Falcon) who can’t bring himself to use Cap’s shield that was entrusted to him and take up the mantle himself. After donating it to what he assumes will be a permanent museum exhibition, he discovers that the government has repurposed it to a new Cap of their own choosing: a blonde white guy named John Walker with some aggression issues. All this doesn’t sit well with Steve’s OTHER former partner, Bucky (The Winter Soldier) but the two end up teamed up anyway to take on a group of terrorists set on breaking down borders around the world, a bunch of super-serum loose in the world making new super-soldiers, and some mysterious new players on the board. Chris, Neil, Dogget, and Spidermike take on this series and frankly, well, they kinda loved the s**t out of it.
**This review is available in a much longer, uncut, video version for TIME LORD subscribers and above right here**
CREATED BY: Malcolm Spellman
STARRING: Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Wyatt Russell, Erin Kellyman, Danny Ramirez, Georges St-Pierre, Adepero Oduye, Don Cheadle, Daniel Brühl, Emily VanCamp, Florence Kasumba, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Desmond Chiam, Dani Deetté, Indya Bussey, Renes Rivera, Tyler Dean Flores, Noah Mills, Amy Aquino, Chase River McGee, Aaron Haynes, Alphie Hyorth, Clé Bennett, Carl Lumbly, Elijah Richardson, Gabrielle Byndloss, Ken Takemoto, Miki Ishikawa, Neal Kodinsky, Veronica Falcón, Nicholas Pryor, Janeshia Adams-Ginyard, Zola Williams, Salem Murphy, Jane Rumbaua
Christopher Lawrence Cox (Founder, Da Boss)
Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal” turned into a full-time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you. Follow Chris on Twitter and Facebook and check out his Amazon Wish List.
Neil Anderson (Screener Squad)
I first got hooked on movies when I saw Star Wars at a drive-in theater as a kid. Growing up in a small, rural town meant not having access to a lot of movies. In college, that all changed. I couldn’t get enough. I love it all — flicks, films, movies, and cinema. I still have that wide-eyed wonder of that kid watching movies from the back of a pick-up truck at the drive-in.
Danny Dogget (Screener Squad)
Hey persons, it’s your favorite canine Dogget! As many of you know, I don’t identify as a critic as much as a classy shock jock. That being said, I do my best to give all of you a well-balanced review filled with my true opinions and hopefully a few laughs. You can occasionally find me on other persons podcast like Mission Impodible (that’ll be 10 dollars Nathan). For the most part, you can find me doing reviews on Oneofus.net.
Michael Riojas (Screener Squad, Highly Suspect Reviews)
The man with the ever-changing nicknames. Born in Austin, Riojas was rocketed to Del Rio, Texas, a literal small ville. In his youth, he was bitten by a radioactive… okay, look. Mike is not very good at this whole “talking about himself” thing. But he has been so obsessed with comics, video games, and anime since childhood- that if one has to choose between listening to Joe Quesada or Mike over any obscure Spider-Man trivia, they go to him (or, at least Martin Thomas once said so). He is also a big fan of “Ghostbusters” (he even owns his own jumpsuit and two, that’s right, TWO proton packs!), collects toys and video games, and will defend “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace” if provoked. He lives in Austin with his beloved Dachshund-Maltese and trusted sidekick, Dean. He can also be heard on RageSelect. He can be found on Twitter and Instagram.
You can subscribe to the Highly Suspect Reviews and Screener Squad series of podcasts on iTunes, Spotify, and more, or use our RSS feed on whatever podcast service you use: https://oneofus.net/feed/theatrical-movie-review-podcast/ and please leave us a review!
Please think about becoming a paid subscriber to Oneofus.net, support our huge network of shows, and get access to tons of bonus shows and videos in our forums! We cannot keep this site going without support from our listeners. For added information about being a subscriber, the benefits, and the forums, please go here.