With praises and acclaim from Marvel fans around the world, Ms Marvel becomes a huge success just from its premiere episode.
After raising the bar so high, the following episodes must inevitably carry the same level of vigor and thrill to keep the buffs hooked to the screen.
At the core of this superhero tale lies the relatability of the audience with the teenage protagonist. Just like Tom Holland’s Spiderman, Kamala Khan or Ms. Marvel is a teenage character facing the same teen problems as the rest of us.
A refreshing part of the story is its traditional Muslim setting as Kamala’s parents were Muslim immigrants currently settled in New Jersey but still connected with their culture.
The desi culture is referenced several times in this series as well as fans can’t seem to stop talking about Shah Rukh Khan and his films being mentioned in this episode.
Further, they played Jalebi Baby in the background making sure that the desis watching are able to connect with the show.
However, the show is not completely about South Asian representation. It is more of a tribute to the Bollywood culture with Vellani’s Kamala playing the role quite wonderfully.
Ms. Marvel should also be appreciated for its realistic portrayal of a Muslim family. One of the most beautiful parts was the celebrations around Eid and other small scenes showing the culture of a Muslim community.
The six-part series may have all the desi culture references to excite the fans however what is equally important is the storyline that may be overlooked with all the hype internet can create.
Although this episode is not as fast-paced as the first one, it focuses on Kamala trying to discover the history of her powers and how to use them and through it, delving more into the life of our teenage superhero. Bruno teams up with Kamala to test out her abilities and experiment with new things.
After the first episode, Marvel fans were divided on the subject of the origin of Kamala’s power. Although the core of what was shown in the comic book is changed in the series, the essence of her powers is still somewhat similar.
After the incident at AvengerCon, everyone is talking about the “Night Life.” Kamala is thrilled to have her dreams come true but she is not far from the target of the bad guys. Obviously, with the superhero finally getting her superpowers, there has to be someone to use it for.
Kamala’s mother (played by the talented Zenobia Shroff) is hiding something from Kamala and it may be the case that she knows about the superpowers.
We also get to know how the India-Pakistan partition affected the life of Kamala’s ancestors.
To make things even more complex, another character, Kamran (Rish Shah) enters the plot. He has a strange interest in Kamala and may be one of the bad guys but Kamala is already falling for him head over heels.
The first two episodes showed enough about Kamala, her family, and her friends. It is now time for the makers to speed things a bit and introduce the villains of the series with only four more episodes to go.
Ms. Marvel may not be the most dramatic or thrilling series made by the MCU, it is more of an invigorating and light-hearted story. While it may not completely hook you to the screen or grab your attention every second, it is still a good watch for your weekends!