Five Marvel Series You Should Check Out If You Liked Moon Knight
Marvel’s most recent endeavour in television blew up in popularity, just as its predecessors. The Disney+ show, ‘Moon Knight’ was successful in creating immense hype around it all over the internet. Oscar Isaac plays the principal role of the lovable and dorky Steven Grant, an everyday museum worker as well as the mysterious Marc Spector, a mercenary. It follows these characters as they try to slowly unravel the suspense clinging to their intricately connected lives. As a great threat looms in the form of a man named Arthur Harrow (Ethan Hawke) who is planning to set destruction upon the world in the form of an ancient, vengeful goddess, Marc and Steven need to find a way to stop him and work together with the god, Khonshu.
If you have watched Moon Knight and are looking for other Marvel shows with the same amazing blend of intrigue, action and character development, this is the article for you:
Five Marvel Series You Should Check Out If You Liked Moon Knight
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ran for 7 seasons starting from 2013 to 2020. The show aired on ABC and was produced under Marvel Television and ABC Studios. It was created by Joss Whedon along with the husband-wife duo Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen and featured stars like Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennett, and Elizabeth Henstridge and Iain De Casteckar in the main cast.
The story follows Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg), who was believed to have been dead after being killed by Loki in the ‘Avengers’ (2012). The show brings back a beloved character while also introducing a team of misfits who have to work together as S.H.I.E.L.D. agents to protect the world from unknown dangers. With Coulson at the helm, the agents face off against countless threats, all the while unaware of a much larger threat looming over them.
As Coulson struggles with keeping his team together, he also comes to realise that being brought back from death has its own price. Thus begins the journey of friendships, betrayal, and secrets unravelling. As time passes, new faces join the team as they face more and more intimidating threats. ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ emphasizes the importance of friendship and love in life, just like ‘Moon Knight’ also gives us a glimpse into how meaningful relationships are important in life.
All seven seasons of the show are available on Disney+ for streaming.
Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’ was originally created for Netflix and was a part of what was known as the Netflix Marvel Cinematic Universe (NMCU), along with other shows like ‘Jessica Jones’ and ‘Luke Cage’, amongst others. It was first released in April 2015 and was created by Drew Goddard. The show ran for three seasons and is bound to make a comeback soon on Disney+.
The story revolves around Matthew ‘Matt’ Murdock (Charlie Cox), a blind lawyer, who is starting his own firm in Hell’s Kitchen in New York City with his partner and best friend, Foggy Nelson (Elden Henson). Matt lost his eyes in a chemical accident as a child and was raised in the St. Agnes’ Orphanage after his father’s death. He was trained by an old man named, Stick and thus developed marvellous combat skills. The loss of his sight made his other senses much sharper, which he learned how to use to his advantage.
During the day, Matt Murdock puts away bad guys as a lawyer and at the night, The Devil of Hell’s Kitchen ensures criminals face consequences. Matt is a devout Catholic and is often at odds with his actions and his faith while struggling to find a middle ground. This struggle within and coming to terms with it is something that can be seen in ‘Moon Knight’, as well.
All seasons of Daredevil are streaming on Disney+, make sure to catch up before the release of an all-new season.
‘WandaVision’ is a fellow Phase 4 show along with ‘Moon Knight’. It is a limited series which was produced for Disney+ itself and created by Jac Schaeffer. This is the first Marvel show to feature characters from the films in main roles. It premiered on January 15, 2021, and comprised nine episodes.
We take a look at the story of Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany), just as the name suggests immediately after the events of ‘Avengers: Endgame’ (2019). The show follows a sitcom-esque pattern, starring Wanda and Vision, as they live a rustic life in the small town, peaceful town of Westview, with each new “episode” jumping into another decade. Although initially, everything is going well, soon things begin to go awry which threatens the two Avengers’ picturesque life. Gradually, as the truth unfolds, it is even more heartbreaking and terrifying than what you would guess. ‘WandaVision’ deals with themes of loss and grief beautifully, which is something it shares in common with ‘Moon Knight’.
WandaVision is available for streaming on Disney+.
The Punisher is a part of the Netflix Marvel Cinematic Universe (NMCU) as it was developed for Netflix. It constituted of two seasons and was created by Steve Lightfoot. The first season came out in November 2017. The show has Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah playing some of the major roles.
Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) was first introduced in the second season of ‘Daredevil’ as a half-villain and half-foil to the law-abiding Matt Murdock. Castle, a former Marine seeks to exact revenge upon the people responsible for his family’s death, through violent means. ‘This series’ picks up from where ‘Daredevil’ leaves off Castle’s story, a mystery left for him to unravel about what happened to him after his family’s death. Castle, better known as ‘The Punisher’ does his best to fill the gaps in his memory while also facing off threats in the present. ‘Moon Knight’ follows a vaguely similar theme.
Both the seasons of The Punisher are available for streaming on Disney+.
Cloak and Dagger
One of Marvel’s most underrated creations, ‘Cloak and Dagger’ is a jewel in hiding. Originally created for the American network, Freeform by Joe Pokaski, the show stars Disney star Olivia Holt and the charming Aubery Joseph in the title roles.
When the Roxxon Corporation’s plant explodes and collapses, two young kids, Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson’s (Aubrey Joseph) fate becomes tangled with one another. They both acquire powers as a result of this accident and have to learn how to control them. When the city of New Orleans has a new threat looming over it, Tandy and Ty realise that they have to join forces to defeat it. Set in the town of New Orleans, the show deals with magic and folklores surrounding the city, similar to how ‘Moon Knight’ focuses on Egyptian mythology.
‘Cloak and Dagger’ is available for streaming on Disney+.