I really enjoyed Hawkeye.
It’s just fun, which compared to Wandvision and Loki and really even What If… is a worthwhile goal and really does a lot to show off the more human scale of superheroes. It’s never really made much sense that Hawkeye and Black Widow were Avengers… and it still doesn’t. But they do it anyways. Because what Heroes do.
It’s nice to see them building up the new ‘Young Avengers’ and branching out as much as they are. I think Hailee Steinfeld did a great job, especially when acting against Florence Pugh's Yelena .
Oh boy. This one really dug into the darker parts of character growth. Elliot finds new ways to be even crazier, Angela is… off the rails entirely, Moustache Guy (Bobby Cannavale/Irvin) is awesome, and the entire plot of Darlene, Dominque, and the FBI was fascinating to watch.
I keep being pleasantly surprised with where this show keeps going. I wouldn’t have expected them to make it past the first season plotwise… yet here we are. I’m looking forward to where we can go from here!
After Season 1 wrapped up, where do you even go from there? They finished their big goal. Dealing with the fallout is the obvious answer… or ramping things up even further. We get a bit of both in Season 2, mostly with even more big twists from Elliot’s entirely confusing mind but also a plot that is both deeper and more terrifying than I would have thought at first.
It’s not quite as solid as Season 1, in most part because it’s not quite as new and fresh. But it’s still very good and well worth the watch. Whatever shall we learn in Season 3?!