Marvel movies have proven to be so successful that after Disney acquired the Marvel Studios and their cinematic universe, they wanted more than just the three movies being released annually by Kevin Feige. So Disney+, Feige and their teams sat down and decided that they would expand the offerings exclusively onto Disney’s yet-to-come streaming platform.
Talking to Variety’s PLAYBACK podcast back in 2017, Feige acknowledged that the Marvel and Disney combination would play a big part in the MCU.
When asked whether or not streaming platforms would be a big part of Marvel Studios’ future, he replied:
“(Disney+) is another exciting avenue and another exciting thing about being at this place at this time and goes back to the amount of characters we have and the amount of stories we could tell.”
Little did we know how things would turn out a few years later. That’s not entire true, coming off a all-time record-breaking Avengers: Endgame box office take, it was an easy bet at neue casinos that the shows would draw a massive audience.
Several Disney+ Marvel shows have since aired and the likes of WandaVision, She-Hulk, Loki, Ms. Marvel, Werewolf By Night and What If…? haven’t just exponentially expanded the MCU’s roster, but provided important context and storylines that is critical for a confusing concept such as the multiverse.
MCU Disney+ Shows Ranked By Rotten Tomatoes Score
Sometimes you see a trailer for an upcoming film and it looks interesting but then it bombs with a 36% Rotten Tomatoes score. What do you do? It really depends on the genre, but anything below a 50% score on RT is usually a no-go for us (outside of Eternals).
We often use Rotten Tomatoes to not make our decision, but to help supplement our decision-making when it comes to which movies or films to watch.
This ranking would be useful for all types of shows, so we wanted to provide a list of MCU Disney+ shows ranked by their Rotten Tomatoes score. Similar to what we’ve done with RT scores and Marvel movies in this post.
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|7||87%||I AM GROOT||2022|
|9||84%||THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER||2021|
|10||72%||SHE-HULK: ATTORNEY AT LAW||2022|
Again Rotten Tomatoes isn’t the end-all, we certainly have our disagreements. For example, we’ve watched all these MCU TV shows and there’s certainly a varying success. I would personally rank the Disney+ MCU shows as follows:
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|10||I AM GROOT|
I’m very much biased. If Marvel decided to put out a show with Asbestos Lady (yes that’s a real character), I would watch the hell out of it if only to see how this cancer-causing superhero ties into the larger universe (and multiverse).
And off the top of my head, these couple handful of shows haven’t just introduced us to Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, Werewolf By Night, and Moon Knight, but also core Marvel characters Agatha Harkness, Kate Bishop, U.S. Agent, Man-Thing, Echo, Elsa Bloodstone, Swordsman, and Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, and have re-introduced us to Wanda, Vision, Hawkeye, Sam Wilson as Captain America, Daredevil and Kingpin.
With shows like Secret Invasion, Echo, Agatha Harkness, Iron Heart, and others in the pipeline for 2023 and 2024, we’ll continually update this list to see where these new MCU Disney+ TV shows ultimately land on the Fresh/Rotten scale.