What If…? (season 1)

{4.5/5} “You know as well as I, no treasure is worth as much as the good that can be done with it.” — Star-Lord T’Challa

What If…? season 1, aired in 2021

A being called The Watcher brings us stories that take place in other universes, where things happened differently. What if in 1943 Steve Rogers is shot so Peggy Carter gets injected with the serum and becomes a supersoldier? What if Yondu grabs T’Challa as a child on Earth instead of Peter Quill? What if someone kills Tony Stark before the Avengers were formed? What if Dr. Stephen Strange does everything he needs to do to keep Christine, the woman he loves, alive?

This is an animated show — the visuals are terrific, of course. If you’re a fan of Marvel superheroes, you might want to check it out.

Some episodes are more interesting than others — the ones where there are startling unexpected consequences of the premise are the most rewarding. One episode ends a bit abruptly.

Each episode is separate, except for the last one which ties them all together. It’s about friendship, teamwork, and sacrifice.

The splendid music by Laura Karpman contains hints of Avengers movie themes.

Most of the original actors reprised their roles, giving this show an astonishing cast.

Stars the voices of Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, Hayley Atwell, Chadwick Boseman, Karen Gillan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, and Josh Brolin.

Created by A. C. Bradley (writer on Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia).

The previous TV show in the Marvel universe is Loki.

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