Put simply, Ms Marvel is off to a brilliant start. I couldn't suppress my smile for the duration of the first two episodes as the show's colourful world, endearing cast and hilarious wit had me entranced. It's a coming-of-age story meets family comedy-drama by way of superhero origin and it all works superbly.
Just fantastic. Watched with teenage boy who was suspicious at first but charmed by the comicstrip effects, especially noticeable in the first few episodes. The ‘making of’ show was a real pleasure, highlighting all the joyful women of Asian heritage who’d worked to make this such a feel-good story, with superpowers descending on an ordinary girl from a Pakistani-American family.
Luminous newcomer Vellani transcends this brand synergy. She makes Khan a warm, funny, awkward, brilliantly relatable heroine. ... It’s heartening to see Marvel put its might behind this much-needed representation. Even if it’s a cynical move to keep expanding the MCU fandom, at least this charming series welcomes everyone in.
While arguably a little lightweight in nature (though, hey, it’s only two episodes so far), “Ms. Marvel” is more just enjoyably small-scale, human, and full of persuasive allure that should melt the heart of the greatest cynic or troll who feels to put up a bad review of something they haven’t even seen.
Using a marginalized culture as a crutch to get a new demographic of viewers. There is nothing creative about making a Mindy Kaling version of a Marvel show, especially if it’s chock-full of stale parent vs. teen dynamics lifted from sitcoms decades older than the characters.
When I found out the audience score for Metacritic I was like, WTF? Seriously. I think this series is lighthearted fun and I really like how representation was a center for this series and it's actually pretty genius. I enjoyed this series a lot.
Ms Marvel has many problems, yet thanks to the sincerity and screen power of Iman Vellani, I like the show. The show successfully promoted our new hero and her culture. Insufficient villains, not bad story, very likable new superhero.