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Moon Knight: Episode 1 Review.


We’ll do our best to not to spoil as much as possible in this review, but just be warned, if you want to know nothing, just watch this new epic Disney+/Marvel outing.  If you do want to know everything, just watch this new epic Disney+/Marvel outing.  So here we go… Simply put, if the Venom films would have ironed out all of the errors, and gotten everything right, you’d wind up with Moon Knight.  The show has an interesting start, and immediately leaves you intrigued, while delving into the day-to-day life of what seems to be a sad man, who talks a one-finned goldfish and lives in a Harry Potter styled London flat.  As the episode progresses, questions are raised as to mysterious sleep disorder he has, and we’re left wondering if he’s just down on his luck, or if there is something more sinister afoot.

At the same time being introduced to Ethan Hawke’s villainous David Karesh-like cult leader leaves many questions to be answered (which is a great start for the first episode of a 6 episode series).  This also seems to be a show that will benefit greatly by its one episode per week release schedule as apposed to Netflix’s “binge watching an entire show in a day” approach.  All the promotional material that has been released to the public so far is all essentially the first episode in a nutshell, and this, (along with a cliffhanger-ish ending) will have viewers coming back week to week for more.

With so many different comic book runs, and series, stories, and versions of the character and his villains, the writers have so much to pull from that will keep even the most avid fans of Moon Knight in the books wondering which stories the show will adhere to, or deviate from.  There don’t yet seem to be any ties to the larger Marvel Universe, but still posses those tiny Easter eggs that will surely come into play later in the series.  The soundtrack is also quite compelling.  Not bold enough to be distracting, but with tracks that appropriately fit the scenes.  (Even a small snippet of Big Pimpin’).  But all in all, this seems to be a great start to what appears to be one of Marvel’s best Disney+ shows to date.  If you’ve seen the first episode for yourself, check out the teaser for next week below.