With WandaVision now in the rearview mirror, Marvel fans are looking forward to the next Marvel Studios series coming to Disney+. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will debut next week and the first reactions to the show’s first episode have just hit social media.

Of course, we’ll start off with our own reaction. Mack watched the first episode and has some high expectations for the next five.

Grace Randolph of “Beyond the Trailer” points out the political nature of the new show.

ComicBook.com writer Brandon Davis praises the world building and references to the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Collider’s Steven Weintraub likes that the show focuses in on Bucky and Sam dealing with “post-blip life” and not just the action we know these characters can deliver.

Brittani Tuttle of Attractions Magazine points out that The Falcon and the Winter Soldier gets back to what people expect to see from Marvel Studios.

Comic Book Resources' Meagan Damore celebrates the fact that this first episode focuses on the characters as opposed to the big action, though there is some of that as well.

On the other hand, Charles Murphy, of Murphy’s Multiverse, praises that big action while still enjoying the smaller character moments.

Discussing Film talks about the balance of action and character moments that give the audience even more reasons to love Bucky and Sam.

The Playlist highlighted the very real world problems this show features, comparing it to shows like Homeland and The Americans.

And finally, writer/director Ben Mekler called the show “hilarious” but also has some questions about the show… and seemingly about how television works in general.

You can share your own reactions to Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier when the first episode of the new series debuts on Disney+ next Friday, March 19.

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