Marvel buffs will be able to collect their fair share of Easter eggs, but this one can be enjoyed by a PG-13-suitable crowd that prefers action (this one is pretty violent, though) with a relatable plot that doesn’t require you to watch all in the MCU canon to understand what is going on. In supporting roles, Kingsley Ben-Adir stands out in this promising leap forward for Phase 5 of the MCU.
There’s still time and episodes left to salvage the series, but for those who were excited for the MCU return to a shadowy and clandestine milieu, “Secret Invasion” disappoints with familiar, rote, and enervating tenor nowhere near as involving as its collusions would suggest.
To say the first two episodes are suspense-free wouldn’t be entirely fair. The premiere’s climax works well enough, and the hourlong entries move along without the obvious bloat of past MCU TV shows. Still, “Secret Invasion” proves as tepid as it is inert.
The comics storyline on which the series is based is a beloved and acclaimed thriller, but its adaptation has been squeezed of all intrigue and nuance. And more than anything, “Invasion” is a waste of the time for the viewer.
This show is good. People crying on it because there isn't enough action or humour understand nothing about the spy genre. It's an interesting show, the best one from Marvel, with really good actor who are enjoying their rôle and we feel it. Olivia Coleman is delightful, the best one as always, and the rest of the cast is good too. For once this one is well written with Real menace and interesting plot. Go watch it !
Secret Invasion is not a colorful and comedic series like other Disney shows; instead, it is a series of gray areas and abundant mystery. While it holds a significantly profound underlying narrative, the show becomes a victim of 20 years of fatigue.
Marvel destroyed another great opportunity. What a waste. Look at the list of movie stars. With these stars they could bring us a great serie but it seems Marvel is on the way down with 180 km/h. After Ms.Marvel & She-Hulk, I needed something new from Marvel to get a good recovery but I'm hopeless now.
What kind of the f** is that finale? Secret Invasion is huge story line in comics and they thought they could tell it in a short serie? It's also a Avengers level treat but one single Nick Fury could solve that. Easy peasy, heh.
They need to change the end of story like Loki. I'm sure it's not just me but they need to let villains win at the end. I'm tired of superheros wins every damn time.
This is the first low score I have given Marvel and it hurts when this and many of the recent shows could have been so much better. At this point I don't expect Marvel to use any of the source material, and while I would like to see that I wouldn't give a show negative marks for going it's own way. However, Secret Invasion (TV) doesn't have enough of an identity to make it interesting. The acting only has a few bright moments. The plot has holes you can drive a truck through and the directing leaves me wondering if they didn't start using AI already. Everything in the Marvel universe feels broken and the plot has been lost. Maybe they can turn the franchise around but every show I get one step closer to wanting it all to end.